Originally part of the Wenlock Abbey Estate, The Old Vicarage was home to a number of well-known local families and also offered sanctuary from air raids as well as being part of a veterinary practise. It’s now a much-loved family home which still features lots of reminders of its 18th century origins.
The house itself is a statuesque property with a handsome balanced façade offering extensive accommodation with many period features. The front door opens to an entrance hall with a stone flagged floor off which leads the two front reception rooms with shuttered sash windows and open fireplaces. Beyond is the large drawing room with a bay window, stone fireplace and French doors leading to the adjoining garden room.
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The kitchen/breakfast room has a Rayburn range which also supports the hot water system and there is a large pantry adjacent with a rear servants’ staircase leading up to the first floor. The ground floor also has a useful boot room and a utility/laundry room which leads into a glazed summer room which in turn opens onto the paved courtyard.
The main staircase leads up to the first and second floors with oak-polished floorboards extending into the good-sized bedrooms and library, all with fireplaces and ample storage cupboards. A third staircase at the back of the house leads to two further bedrooms which would be suitable for adaption to home office space.
The house offers:
* 3 reception rooms
* Garden room
* Summer Room
* Kitchen/breakfast room
* 7 principal bedrooms (one en suite)
* Three bathrooms
Outside to the rear is the walled garden with a small heated swimming pool and summer house while a gateway at the back of the garden leads to an orchard with mature fruit trees, a stable and a garden store. The land comes to around three quarters of an acre.
The Old Vicarage is situated within the small historic town of Much Wenlock with its mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture and a thriving local community. The surrounding countryside has many lovely walks with far-reaching views. The M54 and Telford are equidistant at just eight miles.
The guide price is £895,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01952 239500 or visit www.savills.co.uk.