Beautiful vicarage dating back to the 1450s on market for £1.45m
- Credit: Jackson Stops
A Grade II-listed vicarage believed to date back to the reign of Henry VI is up for sale in the Suffolk market town of Eye.
It is currently listed with estate agent Jackson-Stops for £1,450,000.
The property is a handsome timber-framed building with a Georgian south facade. It is around 570 years old and was remodelled in the Victorian era.
It has been recently restored and has period features including sash windows with shutters, fireplaces, and panelled doors.
The vicarage has three reception rooms, seven bedrooms and three bathrooms spread over more than 5,000 sq, ft and is set in more than an acre of gardens.
Of the reception rooms, the entrance hall is unusual as it is mostly double height with a gallery looking down onto it. Next to that, the triple aspect drawing room has an ornate marble mantelpiece, while on the other side the dining room overlooks the garden.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast room has an inglenook fireplace housing an AGA and opens up into the glass-roofed garden room, which agents describe as "resulting in a very light and airy living space".
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In addition to this, there is a scullery and a boot room.
You approach the house through electric gates, up a "sweeping" gravel driveway that leads to a parking area next to the coach-house which provides parking and storage.
The front of the house is approached through the churchyard through a wisteria-covered lantern arch. The gardens are primarily towards the east of the property and contain mature specimen trees, including spruce, yew, copper beech and redwood.
Part of the garden has been laid out as a lawn, with a border designed to be a good habitat for butterflies and bees while a kitchen garden is also laid out with fruit trees including fig, quince, pear, apple and greengage. Another part of the garden has been turned into a wildflower meadow.
The Old Vicarage is located in the historic core at the edge of the medieval market town of Eye, which has a beautiful church and castle, as well pubs and shops. It is located 11 miles from Stowmarket in Suffolk and 6 from Diss, in Norfolk.