An elegant and impressive Grade II listed former vicarage.
The Old Vicarage is an elegant and impressive Grade II former vicarage set in beautiful private grounds of about 4 acres. The property provides delightful accommodation over three levels and enjoys a wealth of period features throughout.
Formal access to the property is via an entrance porch with gothic arch and steps leading up to a reception hall with diamond patterned flagstone flooring. From here are two points of access leading to the staircase hall and formal accommodation together with another hallway to informal quarters.
The staircase hall features flagstone flooring and showcases a substantial principal staircase and picture window. The drawing room has south and eastern aspects with glorious tall windows within a subtle bay and elegant panelling. There is also a large stone feature fireplace which centres the room. The dining room has south and westerly aspects again featuring tall windows with an elegant bay arrangement. The room has exposed timber flooring and stone fireplace. Adjacent to the drawing room is a handsome study which features full height oak shelving and exposed timber floors.
The informal accommodation accessed from the reception hall consists of a guest cloak room, a large utility room with secondary staircase adjacent. There are steps down to the kitchen and breakfast room which has a wealth of floor and wall mounted cupboards, an Aga within an elegant inglenook and a sitting area with French doors to the terrace. Situated adjacent is a comfortable family room. Also leading from the kitchen are useful store rooms and a covered courtyard providing day to day access to the house.
The first floor has a large landing area giving access to four principal bedrooms and with two bathrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom is en suite and this bathroom also has separate access from the landing area.
At second floor level there are 6 bedrooms and a bathroom. The current owner has been able to use this as an office suite, games room, bedroom and bathroom.
The Old Vicarage is accessed via a long private drive which leads to St Peter's church. The house is situated about half way down and has a parking and turning area to in front of the formal entrance with circular lawn and sculptured box bush. Informal access and parking is via the courtyard.
The southerly aspect of the house has delightful formal gardens which feature lawned areas with box hedging and mature beds. A flagstone terrace to the south east provides good areas for alfresco entertainment and worthy of note is the impressive sculptured yew hedging, a stilt garden and a secret garden feature. The grounds also feature an all weather tennis court and a useful paddock of about 1.72 acres.
The coach house compliments the house beautifully and has the ability to create ancillary accommodation if required. Lapsed planning permission from August 2014 can be seen on the Stroud District Council website to show approval for a scheme; Planning Ref:S.14/1966/LBC. Currently the building provides garaging for two vehicles and stabling on the ground floor with new flooring and two large rooms at first floor level.
Services: Mains water & electricity and drainage, oil fired central heating.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
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This extensive former vicarage maintains its beautiful period features throughout and has a wonderful Coach House with lapsed planning, a perfect project.Christian Swaab