A substantial Victorian home with delightful grounds and an adjoining self-contained annexe.
This elegant period vicarage is located in one of the oldest parts of this popular market town neighbouring the renowned grade one listed Tudor Thornbury Castle. Now an exclusive hotel, the castle has a rich history including a stay by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535 and Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I) also lived there for several years. The Old Vicarage is certainly one of Thornbury's most prominent properties and was originally built in the 1890's on the site of an older vicarage that burnt down. The house sits in delightful gardens of circa 0.6 acres and despite it's convenient location, it being a short distance from the town centre, the house backs on to open farmland with a rural backdrop to the rear and a sense of openness to the front over an adjacent green. The property has been restored in recent years and is offered in good decorative order throughout retaining a good number of original period features including a delightful Victorian tiled floor in the entrance hall, a particularly fine fire place in the sitting room, picture rails and mullion windows in the other rooms. It is striking how much natural light floods through the home throughout the majority of the day with all the principal rooms benefitting from a south or westerly aspect.
Approached through wrought iron electric gates with a paved in and out driveway, an entrance porch opens to a beautiful welcoming hallway with a wide staircase with a pitch pine banister and herringbone wood floor. There are three generous reception rooms radiating off this central area with both the drawing room and sitting room being double aspect and the former having the added advantage of french doors giving direct access to the terrace and garden. The dining room leads through an archway into the adjoining kitchen breakfast room which is well fitted with a good range of modern appliances and also a two oven gas fired AGA. To the rear of the kitchen is a very spacious utility room with a second ground floor cloakroom and an internal doorway to the integral double garage.
On the first floor there is a lovely galleried landing which overlooks the Glebe Field and Parish Church. As currently arranged, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the principal suite benefitting from a substantial dressing room. It is worth noting that if not used as a separate annexe, there could be two further bedrooms, a cloakroom and a bathroom also accessed on this level. The second floor provides three more bedrooms and a large room (that is currently being used as an art studio) a kitchenette and shower room. This upper floor would make an excellent self-contained apartment suite for an independent family member.
This is an ideal proposition for those wishing to generate rental income or to enjoy multi-generational living. The annexe has the benefit of its own front door ( it can be accessed from within the main house if so desired) and has a fitted kitchen, separate reception room and two bedrooms with bathroom facilities on the first floor.
The property is approached via a wrought iron electric gates with the ability to park a number of cars, both to the side of the house and on the short driveway leading to an integral double garage.
The property enjoys a nice sense of enclosure and is set back behind a hedge with well stocked borders. Without doubt, the beautiful gardens are a special feature of The Old Vicarage being extremely well planted with mature specimen trees and colourful shrub borders and enjoying and a sense of rural tranquillity with open farmland beyond.
A large area of York terrace that is set to the rear is the perfect sun trap and is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor entertaining.
All mains services are connected, gas fired central heating.
Please note photographs are from June 2021
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I love the peaceful tranquil air of this fine old vicarage with such wonderful proportions and sense of space to me the perfect family home!David Wild