The Old Vicarage is a substantial period property offering over 4,900 square feet of flexible living space, with potential for the western section of the house to be used as an integral one bedroom annexe. The house is thought to have been built in the 1800s, with later additions, and was used as an officers’ mess during the Second World War. The current owners have made many improvements to the property to make it as energy-efficient as possible by installing solar panels on the house and pool, a wind turbine, double glazing throughout, re-roofing and insulation. Typical for a house of its age, The Old Vicarage has high ceilings, cornicing, fireplaces and large windows that provide plenty of natural light.
On the ground floor there are three main reception rooms, all with outstanding views. There is a spacious drawing room with a parquet floor, bespoke oak bookcases, a bay window and a wood burner; a sitting room with a wood burner and a bay window; plus a large dining room with parquet flooring and an open fireplace. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house, furnished with bespoke oak units, granite worktops, gas hob, a gas AGA, dishwasher, electric oven and a double sink. There is also a study; a wine cellar; a useful boot room with fitted storage and a wood burner; a cloakroom; and a good-size utility room with exposed beams and a glazed well that creates an original feature within the floor. On the western side of the house, there is also a large office/living room with an adjoining kitchenette & breakfast room that features a wood burner. Combined with the large bedroom above and the adjacent bathroom, these rooms provide excellent potential to be used as an integral annexe for additional family members, or could provide an income by letting on Airbnb.
Upstairs, there are five further spacious bedrooms, each with magnificent views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with his and hers twin basins, plus a dressing room. A shower room and a family bathroom services the other bedrooms.To the front of the house, accessed via a series of stone steps, is a wonderful gym and indoor jet-controlled pool, built ingeniously into the landscape with sliding glass doors that look out to the gardens and views. There is a sauna, cloakroom and a shower; whilst solar panels on the roof provide the energy to heat the pool.
The property is approached via an electronically-operated gate that leads to a large gravel drive, providing ample space to park multiple vehicles. There is also additional parking space provided by the triple and single garage. The Old Vicarage has beautifully landscaped parkland-style gardens that measure approximately 19.38 acres in total, comprising of six gently sloping fields mainly to the south of the property. The gardens are exceedingly private, quiet and peaceful; with established ponds within the grounds offering a haven for local wildlife and waterfowl. There is a paved seating area adjacent to the house that is ideally situated for al fresco dining, entertaining and appreciating the magnificent views; as well as a paved viewing platform that forms the roof of the swimming pool and looks over the gardens. Within one of the fields is a productive orchard with apple and pear trees. There is also a stable with two loose boxes and an attached lean-to, as well as an outbuilding/store within the grounds.
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 19.38