Guide Price £635,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
The Old Vicarage, Bolam
- An abundance of charm and character
- EPC Exempt
- Extensive grounds and off street parking
- Impressive Grade II Listed family home
- Rural yet accessible village location
- Spacious family accommodation
An impressive Grade II Listed 4 bedroom family home with an abundance of character and gardens extending to approximately 0.4 acres
The Old Vicarage is an exceptional Grade II Listed family home which is immersed in history offering great character and charm. Nestled in the heart of the idyllic village of Bolam, this 16th century property has been sympathetically restored to an elegant standard providing flexible family accommodation. The beautiful walled south facing gardens extend to approximately 0.4 acres which has stunning views over Teesdale.
Pull the Butlers door bell and a solid period door opens into an inviting spacious hallway where original wooden stripped pine doors lead into the living accommodation, together with a useful under stairs storage cupboard and downstairs WC, a Grade II listed return staircase that dates back to the 1600s, wooden floorboards and deep sill windows.
The living room boasts a Grade II Listed inglenook stone fireplace with ornate dog grate, two deep sill windows which allows the room to enjoy superb views over the stunning rear garden. There are original floorboards, decorative cornicing and wall panelling which conceals a secret doorway that provides access into a useful walk in cupboard / wine store which is fully shelved and in turn leads into the useful utility room.
The utility room houses an oil fired Worcester boiler and provides space and plumbing for additional white goods including a washing machine and refrigerator. There is additional shelving and a door that leads to the front garden, and one to the rear garden.
The good size study which is fitted with bespoke office furniture and has an external door leading out to the conservatory. All of the necessary communication connections have been installed here making it an ideal space for those wishing to work from or run a business from home also lending itself to a play room or snug if desired.
The dining room has a wealth of character having a unique Grade II Listed stone arch fireplace which includes an authentic brick built bread oven, solid wooden beam and original wooden floor boards. There is also a decorative wooden serving hatch to the kitchen. This room also enjoys a window that overlooks the front garden and a wooden door leads two steps down into the recently fitted kitchen.
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke wooden base and wall mounted storage units with pantry style cupboards and high quality space saving fittings having an Aga set into a decorate stone surround, granite worktops and integrated dishwasher. There is space for an American style refrigerator and windows which take in a wonderful outlook over the rear garden. A door leads out into the recently built conservatory which is a fantastic addition to the property uniting the rear garden with the property opening the French doors and creating a splendid seating area during summer months. There is Karndean flooring throughout the kitchen and conservatory.
To the first floor landing there are 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom/WC along with a useful airing cupboard and windows which enjoy views over the front garden.
The master bedroom is a very spacious double room having two windows overlooking the rear garden and breath taking views of the neighbouring countryside. A door leads into a useful fully shelved dressing room and in turn, into the ensuite which is fitted with a white suite including a bath with shower over, his and hers hand wash basins and WC, together with an airing cupboard and integrated radio system.
The second bedroom, also a spacious double room positioned to the rear of the property enjoys the view, similar to that of the master and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes provides excellent storage.
Two steps down lead into the third bedroom which again is a good sized double room having wooden floor boards and window over looking the rear of the property. The fourth bedroom is positioned to the front of the property, again a spacious double room enjoying dual aspect views and a charming wooden beam set in the wall together with a quirky porthole window.
The well planned family bathroom is fitted with a white suite including a bath with shower over, hand wash basin and WC, together with original wooden floor boards and views over the rear garden.
The property is approached through wrought iron gates that lead onto a large gravelled driveway which has mature flower borders and lawned centre to a carriage driveway.
The rear garden is two distinctive areas. The first of which is a formal lawn bordered with well stocked mature shrubbery leading down to a further area and shrubs along with a paved patio area where there is access to the conservatory creating a superb entertaining area. A wrought iron gate leads into a quintessential English walled cottage garden which is gravelled and provides access to a well equipped luxurious cottage which is currently used as a holiday let. The garden also benefits from a potting shed and tractor store.
The property benefits from a stone built single story detached cottage which is in keeping with the property. It comprises of an open plan kitchen living room with electric log burner, solid oak wood flooring and two windows overlooking the garden. The kitchen is fitted with base and wall mounted storage cupboards and freestanding dishwasher and refrigerator along with sink unit and microwave oven. There is a wooden door which leads into the double sized bedroom which in turn leads into the en suite shower room. This is newly fitted with a modern suite including a walk in shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC.