The Old Vicarage is an impressive Regency House with Victorian additions, forming a wonderful family home, set in the middle of 3.5 acres of private gardens and grounds. It has been lovingly restored and updated by the current owners, who have raised their large family there. The house itself has over 4,300 square feet of internal space and includes three elegant formal principal rooms: the drawing room, the morning room and the dining room, as well as a substantial reception hall giving access to all the main reception rooms. The kitchen is centrally located. The house is ideal for entertaining...and family living - but more than that, the South West wing could be used as a separate guest cottage or ancillary accommodation if required. Although it is also accessed via the breakfast room, it has its own front door, and the reception room is used as a snug. This wing has separate utilities. On the first Floor, all the bedrooms enjoy views over the lovely and extensive gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside. The principal suite which includes windows to two aspects, has a large en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. There are 6 further bedrooms and 3 further bathrooms in the main house. The unconverted Coach House and Stables has huge potential. There is existing planning permission for conversion to a play/party barn incorporating platform sleeping areas. The Studio/Office above the garage gives further scope as a gym or artist studio. The current owners converted part of the attics into the the second floor suite, providing a wonderfully private space with views to the North Downs. There remains substantial attic areas for further conversion if required; they also built the garage/artist's studio/office/storeroom block. The house is secure within its well screened boundaries and offers much privacy and plenty of space for a swimming pool if required. This property has 3.5 acres of land. Outside The Old Vicarage is approached via timber gates which lead to a large shingle parking area to the front of the house. The extensive grounds are mostly laid to lawn and very easily managed. The borders which surround the house contain, amongst other things, a profusion of roses which flower from April to November, scenting the whole area delightfully. On one of the lawns there is a three tier fountain surrounded by salvia and bush roses, which provide a focus for that area of the garden. There are three separate entertaining and relaxing areas: on the croquet lawn, under the plum trees and by the coach house. There are lavender bushes, sloe, damson and plum trees. The grounds also include an area of ancient woodland beyond the tennis court, containing wild garlic and bluebells with oak and ash trees bordering the property’s own stream. There is excellent dog walking between the property and Somerhill which can be accessed directly from the property. The property has a valid County Parish Licence which enables the keeping of livestock.
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