An opportunity to acquire a stunning property of great historical interest which has never previously been offered for sale on the open market. Offering a wealth of character the accommodation which extends to in excess of 2500 square feet offers a lovely warm and friendly welcome and simply must be viewed to fully appreciate the unique and high standard of accommodation on offer. What an amazing location and property to bring your family up in with so much versatility, space and exquisite gardens! The Old Vicarage is something very special indeed to which only a viewing will surely portray.This amazing Grade II Listed Vicarage was built in 1874 by Sir Tatton Sykes of the Sledmere Estate but was designed by the influential Victorian architect George Edmund Street who was famed for his love of the Victorian Gothic style and is perhaps best known as the designer of the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London. The Old Vicarage has never been offered for sale on the open market in the past and offers the discerning purchaser an opportunity to acquire an absolute gem of a property, of great historical interest and offering a wealth of characterful accommodation which extends to in excess of 2500 square feet, yet offers a lovely warm and friendly welcome. The property stands centrally on a delightful plot which is approaching one acre in size with an array of lawn, wild meadow areas, seating and a vegetable plot. This really is a delightful home set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds countryside and a house that deserves much, much more than a passing glance.
Wansford is a small rural village located approximately two miles from Driffield and one mile from Nafferton. There is an infant/primary school in Nafferton and the railway is within walking distance of the property.
The nearest town is Driffield which itself is centrally situated within very convenient access of the coast (12 miles), Beverley (12 miles), Malton (15 miles) Hull (20 miles) and York (28 miles). The town benefits from an excellent range of shopping facilities with major high street chains including Tesco, Boots, Superdrug, Iceland and Wilkinsons being supplemented by more individual local shops. The town offers good road links to the surrounding area as well as having its own railway and bus stations. There are two infant’s schools, a primary school and the secondary school being Driffield School which shares its site with the town's sports centre.
With timber cornice detail and dado rail, leaded light windows and patterned tiled flooring.
An imposing entrance just waiting to greet you. Timber cornice detail, return staircase to the first floor, access to the cellar, patterned tiled flooring and radiator.
Giving access to the kitchen and pantry, brick and red chequered tiled flooring.
Approached via a six panelled door having a painted stone fireplace with tile inset and hearth along with cast iron open fire, stone detail to windows along with timber shutters to two elevations, timber cornicing and two radiators.
15' 10" x 14' 10" (4.83m x 4.52m) - Six panel entry door, painted stone fireplace with tile inset and hearth having cast iron open fire, stone Gothic window detail with timber shutters, exposed varnished floorboards, timber cornicing and two radiators.
Six panel door, painted stone fireplace with wood burner inset, stone window detail with window shutters to two elevations, timber cornicing and radiator.
16' 1" x 11' 7" (4.90m x 3.53m) - With a range of timber base and eye level units with timber work surfaces, electric Range, black and red chequered tiled flooring, stone window detail, down lighters and radiator. There is also a dresser which is original to the house. The hub of family life a great place for a family to get together.
4' 7" x 9' 1" (1.40m x 2.77m) - With a range of stone and timber shelves having black and red chequered tiled flooring.
11' 9" x 7' (3.58m x 2.13m) - Fitted units with Belfast sink, built in cupboard, oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, stone window detail and door to the rear courtyard. There are also some old school lockers.
Served by stone steps leading to a very useful storage space with brick floor, vaulted roof and integrated stone shelves.
Gothic arch stone window with leaded light glazing, fitted bookshelves and radiator along with return staircase to the ground floor.
16' 7" x 14' (5.05m x 4.27m) - Timber fire surround with cast iron inset and stone hearth, stone window detail with fitted bookshelves and radiator.
11' 4" x 7' (3.45m x 2.13m) - Accessed directly from both Bedroom 1 and Landing having half height Travertine tiling to walls along with a Travertine floor, shower in glazed cubicle, trough style wash basin with low level WC, stone Gothic window detail and two chrome towel radiators.
16' x 14' 8" (4.88m x 4.47m) - Timber fire surround with stone and cast iron inset, boasting an extensive range of fitted wardrobes, stone window detail and radiator.
15' x 14' 1" (4.57m x 4.29m) - Timber fire surround with stone and cast iron inset on a stone hearth, stone Gothic window detail, built in desk with cupboards and shelving and radiator.
15' 4" x 11' 9" (4.67m x 3.58m) - Timber fireplace with stone, brick and cast iron inset having stone hearth, stone window detail, fitted wardrobes, vanity wash basin and radiator.
11' 6" x 8' 4" (3.51m x 2.54m) - With a modern suite comprising inset bath with Travertine surround and wash basin, timber fireplace with stone, brick and cast iron inset, stone window detail and two chrome towel radiators.
With low level WC, stone window detail and tiled floor.
This outstanding residence is approached via a gravel driveway having gated access with car parking facility and a mature tree setting. To the front of The Vicarage is a lawned garden which would be ideal for a tennis court along with a very unusual double hedge arrangement to the front boundary. There is also a composting area at this point along with a rotating timber summer house. To the side of The Vicarage and accessed from the utility is a delightful walled courtyard with brick setts having a range of brick and Rosemary tile outbuildings offering a store and WC. The main garden area benefits from a Westerly aspect and adjoins open countryside and can be accessed from the driveway via double timber gates. This garden area offers a wonderful wild meadow style garden along with gravel and paved seating areas with ornamental pond. On the Western boundary of the site is a very productive vegetable plot and to the Southern area is a woodland style garden with circulating paths and a range of timber sheds with potting area. Finally, an orchard with productive fruit trees beautifully complements the whole site.
The garden benefits from an open aspect to the rear enjoying the superb countryside Wansford has to offer.
There is a delightful brick and timber garden room with half glazed walls overlooking the gravel and stone seating areas.
17' x 18' 8" (5.18m x 5.69m) plus 17' x 9' (5.18m x 2.74m) - A recently constructed detached brick and rosemary tile double garage with separate workshop facility at the rear with extensive storage above, having up and over door with light and power laid on and is accessed directly from the garden.
The property has mains water, drainage and electricity.
The property benefits from an oil fired heating system.
We believe the tenure of the property to be Freehold (to be confirmed by the vendor’s solicitor).
Contact the agents Beverley Office on 01482 886200 for prior appointment to view.
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