An outstanding six bedroom, period village house set in a plot of just over an acre, with double garage and outbuildings
Situated in a highly desirable position on the edge of the picturesque village of Swainby, The Old Vicarage is a superb mid-Victorian former Vicarage of outstanding architectural merit, with a steeply pitched roof and beautiful, original period features throughout the interior. A particularly favourable feature of this property are the striking aspects across the gardens and open countryside which can be enjoyed from every room.
Dating back to 1856, the property was built as the vicarage for Holy Cross Church and has been under the ownership of the current vendors since 1978. The property has undergone a programme of improvements and renovation in recent years including a new kitchen, family bathroom and the addition of two en suites bathrooms.
Arranged over three floors, the property offers an expanse of over 6,500 square foot of accommodation of which the vendors have carefully reconfigured to create a spacious, well-proportioned layout making for a fantastic home. Entered through an impressive entrance hall which gives way to the main reception rooms, the ground floor accommodation flows in a manner that works well for family living. There is a large study/library, a dining room with double doors that open to the drawing room that also has double doors opening to a conservatory, all of which have the benefit of open fires. The spacious kitchen has room for a sizeable kitchen table and has been fitted with handcrafted wooden, farmhouse style units, granite work tops and a multi-fuel stove.
Just off from the kitchen is a separate utility room, two WCs, cloakroom areas and access to the vaulted cellars.
The first floor accommodation is equally as pleasing, the luxurious principal bedroom suite has fitted wardrobes and a well appointed shower room. There are three further generous sized bedrooms, one with an en suite, and an impressive house bathroom.
A wide staircase leads to the third floor is currently configured as three rooms which could easily be used as bedrooms, a guest suite or entertaining space. Large Velux windows provide far reaching views towards the Cleveland Hills and flood the space with light. There is also excellent storage space accessed through a small door.
The house is approached by a sweeping driveway, surrounded by mature trees and hedges affording the property a great deal of privacy. There is parking for several cars and a large double garage. Sitting across the courtyard is the former stable block, currently used as an artists studio with a large fully floored loft space above. Subject to planning, this could be easily converted into a wonderful cottage with it's own separate garden and parking.
Encompassing the property are mature, well planted gardens, including an attractive walled garden to the rear, planted with fruit trees, and a more formal lawned garden to the side with planted borders and a patio and barbeque area. A large sweeping lawn runs along the side of the driveway creating a fantastic approach.
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I was charmed by this beautiful old vicarage, it is clear the owners have cherished this property and it will make for someone a wonderful family home.Ed StoyleProperty agent