A substantial and impressive former vicarage situated just over two miles from Bruton. There are records of The Old Vicarage as far back as 1638 when the house comprised parlour, kitchen and two butteries with chambers over. It was altered and extended in 1854 and 1869 and now offers over 4000 sq ft (372m²) (excluding cellar) of living accommodation. Since 1978 the property has been the family home of Philip Horniblow OBE who led an interesting and varied life as a mountaineer, soldier, spy, doctor and adventurer. His fascinating obituary was featured in The Times and can be read online.
The house is set within gardens of 1.4 acres with natural stone elevations under a pitched slate roof offering extremely spacious and versatile accommodation including a fabulous reception hall, elegant drawing room with large bay opening to a terrace overlooking the garden, light and airy sitting room with carved oak panelling and characterful dining room with flagstone floor. There are also three large cellar rooms offering potential for a number of uses. The gardens are a particular feature with various outbuildings including a former stable with first floor providing a wonderful studio/office with stunning countryside views. It is fair to say the property has reached a point where it would benefit from some refurbishment to compliment the many original features including marble fireplaces, tall sash windows with shutters, oak panelling, exposed elm floorboards and window seats.
|SUBSTANTIAL & IMPRESSIVE FORMER VICARAGE||OVER 4000 SQ FT OF LIVING ACCOMMODATION|
|FABULOUS RECEPTION HALL||SITTING ROOM WITH CARVED OAK PANELLING|
|SET WITHIN 1.5 ACRES||MANY PERIOD FEATURES|
|FIVE BEDROOMS||DETACHED STUDIO WITH STUNNING VIEWS|
|THREE ROOM CELLAR|