Situated within the popular village of Wray, The Old Vicarage is a beautiful Grade II listed detached Victorian property that dates back to 1846. Within the same ownership for over 25 years, the property has been a much cherished family home and now stands ready for the next family to build their own memories. This sizeable home has been well maintained, with much care taken by the present owners to both maintain and restore the period aesthetics that have earnt this property its Grade II listing. Stunning original sash windows stand tall across the property, within original window shutters to perfectly frame this beautiful feature. High ceilings and further period detailing such as dado rails and coving are a further testament to the Victorian heritage.
The accommodation offers a total of three reception rooms along with a large family dining kitchen with a separate utility. The cellar has also been converted to accommodate a fantastic games room and workshop, something for the whole family to enjoy. To the first floor there are five bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a well planned family bathroom. There is plentiful storage found across the property, not only in the cellar but also in the brilliant addition of a single garage. There is space for up to three vehicles on the private drive along with space for one at the garage access, a great commodity for such a central village location. The walled garden is a great private haven where children can safely play on the lawn and flagged patio, complete with a vegetable patch and fruit trees.
Wray is a quaint countryside village located in the Lune Valley within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting a fantastic community spirit and home to the famous annual scarecrow festival. The Old Vicarage enjoys a central village location, just a short stroll away from the local primary school, post office and popular pub. There is also a local shop, tea room and garden centre nearby and a good selection of secondary schooling that includes the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and the Boys' and Girls' Grammar Schools in Lancaster.
The private drive leads along the side of the property with access to the front from here or through the wrought iron pedestrian gate that takes you up to the grand entrance door, encased within an impressive stone surround. Opening in to the entrance hall, the period feel is evident from the outset with high ceilings, dado railing and the original staircase leading up to the first floor. The formal sitting room is situated to the front of the property, again boasting high ceilings and the unique tall sash windows complete with original window shutters. The fireplace has been restored by the present owners in accordance to what is known to have been original to the property, with a realistic flame gas fire set within a marble surround upon a slate hearth. It creates a lovely feature to the room as well as helping to create a cosy feel in an otherwise bright and airy space.
The entrance hall continues into the dining kitchen passing via a cloaks room with WC and access to the cellar. The large country style kitchen is what you would expect from a traditional Victorian home, offering plentiful space for a large dining table for all the family to convene around at the end of a busy day. It is largely a freestanding kitchen with in keeping freestanding wooden furniture; all centred around the essential four door AGA which creates a warming and homely feel within the heart of the home. The fitted units are finished with solid granite worktops and further appliances include an undercounter fridge and dishwasher. A pretty window seat is set in front of the tall original sash window which is again finished with the original shutters. Adjoining the kitchen, an extension has created the perfect utility space and boot room with access to the garden. The accommodation continues into the second reception room which is a great family space with views over the front. An open doorway also leads into the final versatile reception space which at present serves as a home office but would also make for a great playroom for those with young children.
The cellar has been cleverly converted by the present owners to create an additional reception space that all the family can appreciate. At present, the two rooms have been utilised as a games room and fantastic store and workshop. It would also make for a perfect home cinema and gives that extra space much needed for the larger of families.
A beautiful spindled staircase leads up from the entrance hall via the tall gallery window of the landing that looks out over the village. There are a total of five bedrooms on offer which include three generously proportioned double bedrooms and two singles, one of which is presently used as a home office. One of the double bedrooms benefits from an ensuite shower and the larger than average family bathroom is well planned with a fitted bath, corner shower and all important airing cupboard. There is also a great walk in storage cupboard on the landing. Each of the bedrooms offer lovely views either over the village or out to the surrounding countryside of the Forest of Bowland National Park.
The garden enfolds this grand stone built home, offering a private haven that all the family can safely enjoy. To the side, the driveway affords parking for up to three vehicles and there is a lovely side lawn and garden shed. The rear garden is protected by tall trees and a stone wall which creates a lovely private space with a lawn, vegetable plot, apple trees and flagged patio that is great for alfresco dining. An external door provides access into the single garage with an up and over door which also provides an additional parking space.
Travelling from Lancaster along the A683 following signs form Wray, taking a right turn onto the B6480 leading on to Hornby Road entering the village. Passing the village chapel on your right hand side, continue along the road and the property is located on the left hand side after the bend. Take the first left to enter the driveway to the rear of the property.
All mains services connected.