PERIOD SEVEN BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE AND STUNNING MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS IN EXCESS OF 1.8 ACRES
A rare and special opportunity for a period stone built house in the centre of Alnwick, with beautiful private gardens and grounds extending to just over one acre, a private driveway and double garage, and additional large paddock circa 0.68 acres. The Old Vicarage has a superb elevated site in this historic market town, with fabulous views over the paddock to the historic Grade I St Michaels Church, and a short walk to Alnwick Castle, the stunning Hulne Park and the town centre, with its wide variety of independent shops, cafes, and bars/restaurants, being just a short distance to Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline. Alnwick is often referred to as the ‘Windsor of the North’ and in 2016, was voted by the Countrylife Magazine as the best place to live in Britain, with Bamburgh being awarded the UK’s best seaside town by Which? in 2021. The house, a much loved family home for over 30 years, offers well proportioned accommodation over three floors, retaining many period features, with the more recent addition of a beautiful garden room leading from the kitchen/breakfast room. Original features include; sash windows and shutters, stone and cast iron fireplaces, high ceilings with decorative coving, and a large cellar/wine store.
Vestibule | Reception hallway | Cloakroom/wc | Magnificent drawing room with stone fireplace and dual aspect windows overlooking the garden | Superb formal dining room with windows overlooking the garden and period open fire | Sitting room/study with built-in desk and storage to the window | Fabulous garden room with open vaulted ceiling and French doors opening to the paved terrace courtyard | Kitchen/breakfast room with AGA and a range of cabinets and central island/breakfast bar | Utility/boot room with walk in larder | Large cellar and wine store.
Main balustrade staircase & secondary staircase to the first floor | Master bedroom with stone and cast iron fireplace, dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens with separate ensuite shower and wc | Guest bedroom with views to the Church and ensuite shower room/wc | Two further double bedrooms with stone & cast iron fireplaces | Family bathroom with separate wc.
Second floor landing | Three bedrooms with feature arch windows, and two with built-in wardrobes | Study with feature arch window and built-in office furniture | Large shower room/wc.
Externally, The Old Vicarage is approached via a stone pillared entrance, leading to a large open driveway with parking for several cars, and an attached double garage. The landscaped gardens are lawned, with great privacy provided by the mature trees and hedges to the boundary, with attractive stone terraces leading from the garden room, ideal for outside entertaining and barbecues. There are a number of timber sheds and stores in the garden. The paddock to the southern boundary could be an extension to the main formal gardens, or could be developed in future into a separate detached dwelling (subject to normal planning consents).
Services: Mains Electric, Gas, Water & Drainage | Gas Central Heating | Tenure: Freehold | Council Tax: Band G | EPC: F