The Old Vicarage is a handsome Grade ll Listed Georgian gem, and a credit to the current owners who, following extensive refurbishment in 2004, have created a property with huge warmth and charm, full of natural light, and with all the modern attributes one would expect. All this whilst retaining the character and sense of history of a very handsome Georgian vicarage.
Light floods in through Georgian sash windows, with privacy and views of the gardens from every room. The arrangement of rooms is ideal for family living, with a large bespoke kitchen / breakfast room opening out through double doors onto a small patio and large formal garden beyond. Similarly, double doors in the Sitting room open out onto a patio and small secluded lawn area to the side of the house. Original features abound, with high ceilings, decorated cornicing and panelled doors, brass fittings, and a large domed light well in the central hallway.
The Drawing room is ideal for entertaining, with an integral door to the Study, allowing views out over the front lawn and ponds. Log burning stoves in the Drawing room and Sitting room supplement working marble surround fireplaces in the Dining room and Study. Six bedrooms (two with dressing rooms) and five bathrooms (four en-suite) provide comfortable well laid out accommodation. The master bedroom is a grand room with high ceilings, tall windows, and beautiful views of the garden, paddock and open countryside beyond.
The bathrooms are fed by a pressurised water system giving hot water on demand. The oil fired heating system is sectioned by floor to provide versatile heating requirements. Wooden shutters throughout the majority of the house provide uniformity of window covering and insulation without the need for curtains.
Sitting amongst Great Sequoia, Cedar, Yew, Liquid Amber and Lime trees, the house is surrounded by formal gardens and two natural ponds. The borders are laid to shrubs being easy to maintain, and there is a charm to each different section of the garden. A variety of apple, pear, crab apple and mulberry trees are present, and vegetables are grown in that part of the walled kitchen garden not laid to lawn. Two fresh water streams feed the ponds, which flow via the monk into the River Rea in the valley below.
To the rear of the house and set in an elevated position, the tennis court and entertaining area is a sun trap enjoyed throughout the summer months.
There are various outbuildings and stores, of particular note is the detached coach house, which offers tremendous potential for conversion (subject to necessary consents).
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 3.83