An exquisitely pretty Grade II listed quintessential Old Vicarage nestled in a quiet, Staffordshire hamlet, surrounded by rolling countryside and close to communication links.
Horton Vicarage is a wonderful family home which has been lovingly restored to preserve its original period features with a contemporary twist, enjoying splendid views and benefitting from an extensive home office above the garage.
Built in 1753 for John Wedgewood of the famous pottery family, the Vicarage is a historic building with connections to the ceramics industry which made Stoke-on-Trent famous around the world.
Stone steps rise to the front door which opens to the entrance hall with parquet flooring, a cloakroom with W/C off and from which the Georgian staircase rises to the first floor.
The drawing room offers plenty of natural light with three west facing windows with far reaching views and has a coal fire with a marble and wood surround. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with working shutters and an open fireplace. The dining room has large windows with working shutter, an open fire place with a marble and wood surround and leads to the kitchen.
The central kitchen is fully fitted with a range of cream faced cupboards and units with wooden worktops, a Rangemaster cooker, exposed beams and opens to the spacious breakfast area with Karndean flooring, French doors opening to the courtyard and continues to the garden room which was added in 2016. This room has many great features including the exposed brick wall and original kitchen window, an atrium and floor to ceiling glass doors opening to the terrace. There is a utility room with fitted units and an unusual quarry tile floor and door from the breakfast area which leads to the garage, coal room and a W/C. The home office is accessed from here.
The property has a wonderful barrel vaulted cellar comprising of three rooms including a wine cellar.
The bedrooms are laid over two floors. To the first floor is the principle bedroom suite with mirror fronted wardrobes, a window seat and a contemporary ensuite with a freestanding bath and separate walk in power shower. There are three further double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes or cupboards and a family bathroom.
On the second floor are two spacious double bedrooms both with a walk in wardrobes and ensuite shower rooms. There is also a storage cupboard on the landing.
A great attribute of Horton Vicarage is the home office above the garage which can be accessed from the house or garage and is fitted with fibre broadband. It comprises of an office with wood panelled walls, a good sized boardroom, originally the old Sunday school room, which has exposed timbers and stone walls, a FUJITSU air conditioning unit, an inglenook style fireplace with a wood burner and a storage room beyond with stairs to the garage.
Horton Vicarage has a charming principal façade with two lawn areas, mature trees and stocked borders to the front. A gravel path around the house which leads to an enchanting raised garden with colourful flowerbeds and a sun terrace beneath a mature scots pine tree.
Below is a large terrace area ideal for alfresco dining.
There is a double garage with two sets of electric doors.
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This house is the quintessential Old Vicarage nestled in a quiet, Staffordshire hamlet, surrounded by rolling countryside and close to communication linksTony Morris-Eyton