A substantial and historic family home in a glorious rural setting with four bedrooms, a wealth of period features, private parking and lovely gardens.
Properties such as The Old Vicarage rarely become available, and this characterful family home is without a doubt one of the area's most appealing country residences. Designed by renowned Nottingham architect, Thomas Chambers Hine, and constructed between 1857-8, it is an impressive gothic-style detached Victorian property notable for its character features such as original stained-glass windows, a distinctive belfry, stone staircase, exposed beams and original fireplaces which are balanced out by the appealingly neutral modern décor throughout and convenient touches such as smart home automation for control of lighting, underfloor heating and alarm system as well as CAT5 wiring on all floors. The property is set within mature, secluded grounds of about 6.7 acres in the idyllic village of Dunham, with excellent access to the surrounding countryside. The internal proportions are very generous, with high ceilings and well-appointed rooms making it feel airy and bright throughout and offering a wealth of space for family life and entertaining at home. As well as the house itself, there are extensive grounds that encompass private parking and garaging, lovely gardens and a range of convenient outbuildings.
The accommodation is expansive, extending to over 4200 sq ft across three floors. The ground floor is accessed via a welcoming encaustic tiled entrance hall that leads through to the generously sized family room/snug/kitchen complete with log-burning stove, a separate drawing room, a formal dining room, plant room and Cloakroom with a WC. Fitted in 2018, the shaker-style kitchen is complete with a range of bespoke units including a large central island with Dekton countertop incorporating twin induction hob and downdraught extractor along with a Miele under-counter wine fridge. Other appliances include built-in,full height Liebherr fridge and freezer, Miele dishwasher and Quooker instant hot water tap. There is an adjacent utility room. Upstairs is a long first-floor landing opening onto the spacious principal bedroom which boasts a modern en-suite bathroom, a copper free-standing bathtub, twin sinks and a double glass fronted walk-in shower. The second bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a slipper bath and glass corner shower, whilst the further two bedrooms each benefit from mixer showers. On the second floor, there is an ample loft space providing excellent potential for conversion (subject to necessary consents).
Approached via a large driveway with an electric gated entrance, the property has commendable land and grounds ideal for the equestrian, with practical outbuildings including garaging, a stable block, coach house, workshop, machine store and an outdoor WC. Extensive gardens and mature trees surround the property with far-reaching views of the countryside as well as an orchard planted with well-established fruiting pear and apple trees.
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This impressive former Vicarage has been transformed into an amazing modern Eco house, I especially like the incredible kitchen breakfast room, it has to be one of the best I have ever seenRoo FisherProperty agent