Saturday, February 24, 2024

Fortunes and footballers

Gareth Southgate markets his £3.25 million Grade I listed Yorkshire home

 

Footballers are not generally noted for living in tasteful homes so it is somewhat surprising to find that the former England player turned Middlesborough manager Gareth Southgate’s current home is a Grade I listed “Elizabethan style” hall on the banks of Swinsty Reservoir, nine miles west of Harrogate. He and his wife Alison have owned it since 2006 but have been trying to sell it since June 2013.

 

Swinsty Hall
Swinsty Hall
Football player turned manager turned pundit Gareth Southgate
Football player turned manager turned pundit Gareth Southgate has owned the hall since 2006

Available at an asking price of £3.25 million (reduced from £3.75 million) through Hopkinsons and featuring 8,000 square foot of accommodation, Swinsty Hall stands on a 4.5-acre plot and includes 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It centres around a 30 foot by 21 foot ‘Great Hall’ and also features a further 4 reception rooms, cellars, a 31 foot by 21 foot second floor cinema room and a detached 2 bedroomed cottage. A 77 foot long barn within the grounds offers the potential to create a leisure facility or further accommodation.

 

Described as a house of “many gables and multitudinous windows” by the 19th century historian William Grange, “substantial and majestic” Swinsty Hall was built in the late 1500s and remodeled in the early 1600s. It was sold to the Leeds Corporation in the late 1800s when the 63-hectare, 886 million gallon capacity Swinsty Reservoir was constructed and legend has it that it was at one time owned by a man named Robinson, who had left nearby Fewston to seek his fortune in London. Arriving in the midst of the Great Plague, Robinson is said to have looted the houses of the dead and eventually returned home with a fortune with which he bought Swinsty Hall.

 

A paneled reception room
A paneled reception room
Purple is very much the dominant colour in furnishings in the entertaining areas of the house
Purple is very much the dominant colour in furnishings in the entertaining areas of the house
The kitchen also includes two purple seats
The kitchen also includes two purple seats
Three of five bedrooms and the very purple cinema room
Three of six bedrooms and the very purple cinema room
The gardens have been landscaped in an Elizabethan style
The gardens have been landscaped in an Elizabethan style
And there is also a detached cottage and a 77 foot long barn
And there is also a detached cottage and a 77 foot long barn

 

Gareth Southgate’s took the opposite route having been born just outside London in Watford in 1970. He began his career at Crystal Palace and played for England under the management of Terry Venables in the mid 1990s. Manager of Middlesborough between 2006 and 2009, Southgate – who has 151,000 followers on Twitter – is now well known as a television pundit. He and his wife are said to be selling Swinsty Hall so as “to move closer to their children’s schooling”.

 

 

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