The Old Vicarage is a handsome detached square house with mellow gault brick elevations and a low pitched hipped slate roof. This mid 19th century former vicarage stands well, set back from the road yet in the heart of the village was sold by the church in 1982.
Listed Grade II as being of historical and architectural interest, this spacious house has many attractive period features a variety of sash windows (those to the rear having recessed horizontal sliding shutters), jewel coloured stained glass windows, open fireplaces with marble surrounds, cornicing, picture rails, stripped floorboards, deep skirtings and panelled doors. It offers rather more than initially expected - as it was doubled in size in 1853 and now provides a house of two halves which marry incredibly well. The accommodation at the front spans three floors whilst that at the rear spans two, resulting in really impressive high ceilinged reception rooms to the rear ground floor and similarly proportioned bedrooms above.
The rooms flow from the central front door and staircase hall to the former vicar's study (now the morning room) to the right with French doors to the garden and an Aga kitchen/breakfast room to the left. Here there are a range of shaker style painted cupboards and drawers with wooden worktops and a glazed butler sink. The gas fired Aga is positioned within a chimney breast with chequered tiling and there is a fitted dishwasher. Beyond, and to the front of the house is a utility/laundry room with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, a butler sink and tongue and grooved panelling. This leads to a really useful larder and a store (to the rear of the garage). Returning to the hall, there is access to the cellar in two parts with a barrel vaulted ceiling - and the rear hall with wonderful flag stone flooring and a turning staircase with elegant handrail to the first floor. Beside is a side hall with a pretty arched fanlight above the (part) stained glass door and an attractive vista of the side terrace. The well-proportioned sitting and dining rooms at the rear of the house have high (over 10ft) ceilings, open fireplaces with marble surrounds and deep sash windows to the rear gardens. A cloaks/shower room completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
There are 4 double bedrooms over two floors at the front of the house, one on each floor having an en-suite facility, a family bathroom with corner bath and jack and Jill bathroom with slipper bath and shower on the top floor. The delightful and wide rear landing which links to the front is flooded with light from a part stained glass side window and leads to the three remaining bedrooms two of which enjoy similar proportions to the reception rooms below, have plantation style shutters and delightful views of the garden.
The layout of this fine house allows for a variety of uses particularly for bed and breakfast or dual generation occupation as the front and rear upper floors can be independent if required.
There is a sweeping shingle gated drive to the front of the house with garage and the mainly walled rear gardens - predominantly lawned - have a variety of mature trees and shrubs which enjoy a high degree privacy and views of the church.
In all the site extends to approximately 1.10 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property