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Old Vicarage is an escape from the ordinary, the ultimate rural hideaway, an elegant, beautifully preserved Grade II listed property with five bedrooms and over 3500 square feet of sublime living space. This enchanting, country chic home, lovingly restored to an exquisite standard, is set in a truly magical location amongst 2.5 acres of pristine land and gardens. The current owners have enjoyed the property for nearly 20 years and have worked hard to preserve the heritage and soul of the house but have added softness and comfort to an extraordinary rural retreat.
The property has been considerably updated during our client’s attentive tenure with the carefully chosen finishes blending seamlessly with a beautifully curated mix of period features. The interior of the home balances classic period style with pared-back pure aesthetic and the setting, attention to detail and beautiful finishes all combine to provide the perfect family home in the country, full of surprises and charm.
An internal inspection will reveal accommodation which briefly comprises vestibule, a gorgeous reception hallway, magnificent 32’ sitting room with an impressive feature fireplace and a huge sweeping bay window. A more informal lounge is to the rear with access through to a stunning Amdega conservatory, a formal dining room provides a fabulous place in which to entertain whilst the 28’ family dining kitchen is just perfect for family gatherings with a dining area, bi-folding doors to the garden, a large centre island, an AGA, and a host of high quality integrated appliances. A practical utility room, a handy two piece cloaks/wc and a store room complete the ground floor living spaces. On the first floor, there are five outstanding double bedrooms, a four piece en-suite shower room, and a gorgeous four-piece family bathroom. All of this along with the remarkable detailing of a classic country house with original staircase, sash windows, cornicing, authentic wainscoting, exquisite fireplaces and wood panelled walls complimented by exceptional décor choices to create an incredible family home.
Externally the property is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with swathes of well-kept lawns and mature borders. The property is approached via gated access and a gravel driveway which continues to the side elevation and a detached double garage. The garage has potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation (subject to planning) and would be ideal for use as a granny annexe or indeed for anyone requiring separate accommodation for business purposes. There are numerous other outbuildings for garden storage and to the rear of the property there are delightful patio areas that take full advantage of the home's privacy and sunny South facing and West facing aspects. The walled garden is a real escape and together with the formal gardens includes an array of topiary and fictive landscaping with box hedging, verdant sculptures and neatly kept planted beds. Also to the rear is lovely stone flagged patio which leads out onto the lawned gardens all bordered by mature plants, trees and shrubs. Beyond the main garden areas is a large paddock area which also has its own separate access and would be ideal for a pony.
The sought after location, close by to Scarisbrick Marina, is ideal for the commuter with easy access to the wider region by rail or road. Liverpool is an easy commute whilst Southport and Ormskirk town centres are equidistant. For the children, Scarisbrick Hall school is nearby, rated 100% excellent by the ISI, whilst St Cuthberts primary school in Halsall is rated as outstanding by OFSTED. Scarisbrick is famed for its strong agricultural traditions and picturesque countryside, which has cemented its standing as one of the most admired and desirable areas in the district.
This is a home to gather friends and family for relaxed gatherings and entertaining in the beautiful reception rooms or on the terraces and gardens, or find your own space to escape the world and relax by yourself with a good book in the walled gardens or by one of the cosy fireplaces. This breathtaking property is truly unique with all of its charm, natural materials, character and a location in the heart of rural West Lancashire that property dreams are made of.