The Old Parsonage, Vicarage Lane, Steeple Ashton, £795,000


Key Features

Up to 6 bedrooms
4 reception rooms
Separate 1 bedroom annexe
½ acre enclosed private garden
Outbuildings and detached double garage
No onward chain

    Description

    A handsome, spacious Old Parsonage dating circa 14th Century, set in ½ acre of manicured gardens, offering versatile accommodation with up to 6 bedrooms and many period features.

    Full Description

    The Old Parsonage is situated in a tucked away position in the heart of the village. This much sought after village benefits from having a popular village pub with a Post Office, Village Store providing local produce and a thriving village hall where a range of activities from bowling to amateur dramatics are held thus producing a true community spirit. Local schools nearby include Monkton Combe, Stonar, St Mary’s Calne and Bath schools are just forty minutes away.

    Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, and just 5 miles away benefits from local shops and amenities, including sports centres and a railway station serving Bath, Bristol and Salisbury. Trains also run directly to London Paddington from Westbury and Chippenham.

    Other nearby towns include; Devizes, Bradford on Avon and Frome.

    The nearby (17 miles) World Heritage City of Bath, with its Roman remains and wealth of Georgian architecture combine to give an atmosphere of unequalled refinement and elegance in Britain. Together with its wonderful array of quaint side streets, shops, restaurants, theatres and beautiful historic buildings, Bath has everything in abundance for the visitor and resident alike.

     

    The Old Parsonage dates from the 14th century and was built under the commission of the Abbess of Romsey. It has only had one owner since it was purchased from the Salisbury Diocese in 1970 and has had many of its fascinating features preserved and retained.

    This Grade II* listed property offers generous accommodation set to 3 storeys with the ground floor accessed through the arched doorways to the central hallway where the 17th century staircase rises, splits and leads to the main landing.

    The principle reception rooms include the parlour, long room, dining room plus the kitchen and utility which overlook the courtyard. There is another room from the long room, currently a workshop but could easily be a study if required.

    Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, library and 3 bathrooms (one of which is en suite) with a further 3 rooms on the second floor.

    Externally the fully stocked and mature, private gardens incorporate the iron gated driveway, detached double garage, The Granary (a thatched, red brick outbuilding), water garden (previously a swimming pool) and lawns.

    Anti-Hall/First Reception - having Lancet solid wooden front door leading into the hall, with parquet flooring, side aspect stone mullioned window, historic grooms entrance, glazed lancet doors through gothic arch to main Reception Hall, alarm panel, single panelled radiator.

    Reception Hall - with parquet flooring, double panelled radiator, front aspect window, doors to dining room, kitchen, sitting room and drawing room, stairs rise, turn and split to various landing areas, stone arches to inner halls, under-stairs storage cupboard, wooden wall panelling, exposed ceiling timbers, thermostat for central heating, wooden door to:

    Parlour Room - being dual aspect to front and side, wooden wall panelling, central ceiling rose, feature stone fireplace, radiator, wall lights.

    Dining Room - with front aspect square bay window, radiator, serving hatch to kitchen, generous storage cupboard with further front aspect window.

    Cloakroom - with low flush WC, corner wash hand basin with tiled splashback, rear aspect frosted window, single panelled radiator.

    Long Room - with 3 stone mullioned side aspect Georgian style windows equipped with window seats, radiator, inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, wooden mantel and surround, wooden wall panelling, built-in candle cupboard, exposed ceiling timbers, wall lights, glazed door to:-

    Work Room - with side aspect window, side aspect door, flagstone and parquet flooring, vaulted ceiling.

    Kitchen - with the original wall mounted servants bells, double panelled radiator, range of floor and wall mounted wooden units with roll top work surface areas incorporating 1½ bowl composite sink with drainer, built-in hob, built-in dishwasher, built-in washing machine, space for upright fridge freezer, cupboard housing floorstanding oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, pantry, open doorway leads to:-

    Utility Area - with space for fridge/freezer, space for tumble dryer, part glazed wooden rear door leads to private and enclosed rear courtyard.

    First Floor - with various half landings and main landing with alarm panel, airing cupboard, staircase to second floor.

    Bedroom 1 - being dual aspect to front and side with working shutters and window seats, radiators, wall lights, central ceiling rose, door to:-

    En Suite - with pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, low flush WC, front aspect glazed window, radiator.

    Bedroom 2 - with front aspect window with shutters, stone fireplace with chimney breast panelling, large cupboard.

    Bedroom 3 - with 2 side aspect stone mullioned windows, radiators, part wooden wall panelling, exposed ceiling timbers, built-in under-stairs cupboard, door to:-

    Cot Room/Dressing Room - with side aspect stone mullioned windows with working shutters, radiator, squint window overlooking reading room.

    Shower Room - with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle with Myra wall mounted shower unit, extractor fan, radiator, high level, leaded light obscure glazed internal window, shaver light, shaver point.

    Bathroom - with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath, part tiled walls, front aspect window, shaver point, light, walk-in tiled shower cubicle.

    Bedroom 4 - with rear aspect Georgian style sash window, 2 built-in cupboards/wardrobes, feature stone fireplace (currently blocked), recessed cupboards with shelving over.

    Library - with 3 rear aspect windows (one being arched) overlooking rear courtyard and garden, double panelled radiators, squint window.

    Attic Room 1 - with stone mullioned window, radiator, exposed A-frame timbers.

    Attic Room 2 - with side aspect window, Velux window, door to:-

    Hobby Room - with rear aspect leaded light overlooking garden, exposed ceiling timbers, access to loft space.

    Garden - The well manicured plot totals approximately ½ acre with a gated gravelled driveway leading to a turning circle in front of the main house providing parking for numerous vehicles and leading to the detached double garage with pyramid roof. There is a high level of privacy to the front of the property with mature planting and hedgerow. The side garden has an area of mature and beautifully maintained box hedging and wisteria winding along the house. There is also a useful wood store, outside tap and gardener’s store. The rear garden has various lawned areas with cobblestone and paved seating areas and a water garden (previously a swimming pool) with an array of water plants. There is also a detached outbuilding (The Granary) of red brick construction under a thatched roof and is a useful addition for storage etc.

    Attached Annexe - Accessed to the rear of the property, the front door leads into:-

    Reception Room - with front aspect Georgian style window, built-in cupboard, doors to Cloakroom and sitting room, storage heater.

    Cloakroom - with low flush WC, corner mounted wash hand basin, wall mounted electric water heater and feed, front aspect window.

    Sitting Room - with side aspect part frosted Georgian style window, double panelled radiator, open arches to:-

    Kitchen/Diner - with range of floor and wall mounted units having roll top work surface areas incorporating single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for upright oven, space for upright fridge/freezer, part tiled walls, strip lighting, exposed ceiling timbers, wall mounted extractor fan, dining area with stairs rising to:-

    First Floor Landing - with storage cupboard, door to:-

    Bedroom 1 - with rear aspect Georgian window, door to:-

    Bathroom - with pedestal wash hand basin, bath, low flush WC, window.

    Services: We are advised electricity, mains water and drainage are connected.
    Heating: Oil fired central heating
    Council Tax Band: Band G
    Local Authority: Wiltshire Council

    Important Notice: Cobb Farr, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning; building regulation or other consents and Cobb Farr have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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