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Stunning period home has never been for sale

This stunning grade-two listed period family home has never been up for sale before.

But now it could be yours for £585,000.

The Old Vicarage in Wansford provides an opportunity to acquire a “stunning” property of “great historical interest”, which has never previously been offered for sale on the open market.

Wansford is a small rural village located about two miles from Driffield and one mile from Nafferton.

Offering a “wealth of character”, the accommodation, which extends to in excess of 2,500sq ft offers a “lovely warm and friendly” welcome and must be viewed to fully appreciate the unique and high standard of accommodation on offer, according to estate agent Quick & Clarke.

This property could be yours for £585,000
This property could be yours for £585,000 (Image: Quick & Clarke)

The agent says the four-bedroom detached property is in an “amazing” location and is the perfect property to bring up a family in.

The vicarage was built in 1874 by Sir Tatton Sykes, of the Sledmere Estate, but was designed by the influential Victorian architect George Edmund Street, who was famed for his love of the Victorian Gothic style and is perhaps best known as the designer of the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.

Susan Garwood lives in the property with her husband Christopher. Their two children, who are now grown up, were brought up in the house.

She said it has been a happy home for her family.

Inside The Old Vicarage
Inside The Old Vicarage (Image: Quick & Clarke)

“It is a lovely house to live in and has been a very happy family home, but sadly it is now too big for us,” she said.

“It was passed down through the church until the last incumbent died and the house was then bought in 1950 from the church commissioners by his daughter so has never before been on the open market.

“The house has meant a lot to us and we will miss living here very much, especially the garden and the views, and we will be very sad to leave it.

“I am sure tears will be shed when we lock the front door for the last time.”

The property stands centrally on a plot that is approaching one acre with an array of lawn, wild meadow areas, seating and a vegetable plot and is described as a “delightful” home set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds countryside that “deserves much, much more than a passing glance”.

The Old Vicarage has never been offered for sale on the open market in the past
The Old Vicarage has never been offered for sale on the open market in the past (Image: Quick & Clarke)

This residence is approached via a gravel driveway with gated access to a car parking facility.

To the front of The Vicarage is a lawned garden which would be “ideal for a tennis court” along with a very “unusual” double hedge arrangement to the front boundary.

There is also a composting area at this point along with a rotating timber summer house.

The main garden area benefits from a westerly aspect and adjoins open countryside and can be accessed from the driveway via double timber gates.

This offers a wild meadow-style garden along with gravel and paved seating areas with ornamental pond.

The Old Vicarage is located in Wansford
The Old Vicarage is located in Wansford (Image: Quick & Clarke)

On the western boundary of the site is a very “productive” vegetable plot and to the southern area is a woodland-style garden with circulating paths and a range of timber sheds with potting area.

An orchard with productive fruit trees is also said to “beautifully complement” the whole site.

 

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