I have a three gang wall plate with switches. One switch controls a receptacle in the living room, for a lamp. There is no room to add a fourth switch to control a ceiling fan. I'd like to add a ceiling fan with an integrated light but direct wire it back to the electric panel, and just use the pull cords to control the light and fan. Is that against any fire/electrical codes?
In your case you are fine. The switched receptacle covers NEC Article 210.70(1). If you feel you would still want a switch at the entrance you can always install a wireless control device.