Quintessentially elegant , edge of village living.
The Old Vicarage occupies a prominent position on the edge of the village of Sulgrave.
The house largely dates from the 1700s with later Victorian additions believed to be by GE Street (architect of the Royal Courts of Justice); the property is Grade II listed and constructed of stone under a tiled roof.
Wealth of period features include open fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers, shutters, sash windows, a mullioned oriel window, four panel internal doors, cornicing, bay windows and elegant staircase.
In more recent times the house has undergone various improvements particularly to the kitchen and breakfast room with central island, electric Aga, south facing glazed dining area with double doors onto the terrace, a number of bathrooms, built in shelving, radiator covers and tiled floors.
Due to the property's architecture with generous ceiling heights and sash windows there is a real feeling of space and light with a gross internal floor area of just over 6,000 sq ft.
The house is approached over a single driveway via a 5-bar timber gate set on stone pillars leading to the front of the house, ample parking and garaging beyond.
The gardens are a key component of this lovely family house and these have been attractively landscaped in keeping with the history of the house which includes an old carriage drive, extensive areas of lawn, box hedging, pleached hornbeams, low stone walls and flowering borders and beds. There are a variety of trees which include yew, copper beech, beech and sweet chestnut with climbing honeysuckle and wisteria. Beyond the main garden there is a wooded area which includes acer, hazelnut, holly and yew trees. The swimming pool and tennis court lie to the west of the house and include a lawn area, a summer house (recently constructed by Crane) which houses the pool filter and a greenhouse. There is a well-established beech hedge running along the side of the property offering privacy and protection. A rear paved sun terrace has been created which faces south and west. Steps lead down to the cellar. Wrought iron gates give access to the rear of the house.
A former pony paddock lies to the west of the house with a water supply.
To the north-west of the house is a traditional stone barn under a slate tiled roof and comprises two garages, two stables and a tack and hay store. Various timber garden stores lie within the garden.
In all about 2.25 acres.
A further five acres of paddock grazing is also available (by separate negotiation) within the village.
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This is my perfect home - elegant architecture, high ceilings, masses of natural light and great proportions. What is there not to like....Nick Rudge