For sale: vicarage in sought-after village close to Harrogate

The Old Vicarage, Burton Leonard
The Old Vicarage, Burton Leonard

The Old Vicarage, Burton Leonard, Price: £2.15m

This Victorian vicarage is blessed with a host of period features that reflect the era of its construction. Now, the property has a stunning 21st century addition.

The formal dining room

The formal dining room

The orangery, which has a home cinema, is the legacy of Adrian Barwick and his wife, who bought the house four years ago.

“It also connects the house with the outside space. There are tri-fold doors leading onto the garden and bi-fold doors onto the patio at the side,” says Adrian.

The couple have also reconfigured the sitting room, repurposed an old dining room as a snug, partially re-roofed and completely redecorated the former vicarage.

They are selling to downsize but plan to stay in Burton Leonard, which is a picturesque and sought-after village, near Harrogate.

The drawing room decor is sympathetic to its history

The drawing room decor is sympathetic to its history

“It’s a lovely place to live and has a very sociable community. There are two pubs, a village hall and a cricket team, plus it has fantastic access to Harrogate and Ripon,” says Adrian. “

The Old Vicarage is in a private setting in the heart of the village and has 4,500 sq ft of space. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes an entrance lobby, reception hall and second rear hall with adjoining cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, drawing room, orangery with home cinema, breakfast kitchen and an adjoining utility room. There is also a storage cellar below, accessed from the boiler room.

On the first floor there is a spacious landing leading to the principal bedroom with large en-suite bath and shower room, three additional main bedrooms, all with access to en-suite bathrooms, and a smaller fifth bedroom that could be used as a study. There is also a significant roof space above which harbours potential for a loft conversion.

Outside, the detached stable block to the rear of the main house has been converted to provide a substantial triple garage with further workshop space. It has a store and shower room on the ground floor, with large storage and office areas above.

The property has a large garage complex

The property has a large garage complex

The Old Vicarage is approached through electric gates leading to a dual entrance gravel driveway with parking areas to the side and rear. The house is positioned centrally within 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds and it stands behind high private boundaries that consist of a mixture of brick walling and established trees and shrubbery. The garden has large lawns, stone-flagged terracing and seating areas.

For further details contact Carter Jonas, tel: 01423 523423, www.carterjonas.co.uk

*Burton Leonard has two churches, a village hall, two pubs, a post office and general store. The A1(M) is about five miles to the east.