The Old Vicarage is an historic Grade II listed property constructed of stone over a slate roof. Dating to around 1740 the 6,500sq ft property house was extended and remodelled in 1800 by Robert Walker. Now the present owners have spent two years lovingly renovating it once more and the Vicarage is now an immaculate and impressive property perfect for formal entertaining and informal family living.

The property has kept its original features which include excellent ceiling heights with ornate cornicing and arched lintels, open fireplaces and original staircases and doors as well as exposed beams and sash windows.

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This substantial property has reception, drawing room, dining room, library, kitchen/breakfast room, study, cellar, rear lobby/boot room and galleried landing. The property also has a master bedroom suite with dressing room, guest bedroom suite and a further bedroom with bathroom. There are also three guest bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom.

Outside is a staff cottage with two bedrooms. The gardens and grounds have been extensively remodelled and have an array of landscaped lawns with colourful borders and beds, and to the front of the house is a south facing terrace which enjoys spectacular views over the garden. From here steps lead down to the croquet lawn. To the west is a walled garden surrounded by beds and specimen trees and shrubs as well as an attractive circular pond perfect for alfresco dining. Some areas of the gardens also have outstanding views out over the River Fowey.

Further down a stone path is a swimming pool and from here the summer house is reached, and further on are the greenhouse and the workshop. All in all the property stands in five acres of land.

The property is situated eight miles from Bodmin and 11 miles from St Austell. Fowey is 11 miles by boat and remains one of Cornwall’s most historic and unspoiled ports renowned for its sailing. There is a mainline rail station at Bodmin and there are a wealth of sporting and leisure opportunities available in this beautiful area of the south west.

The guide price is £4.25m. For further information please contact Sandy Davenport on 01392 848822 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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