- 8 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 5 receptions
A substantial former vicarage set in approximately 1.6 acres of gardens
55 Northbrook Street
The Old Vicarage is a wonderful period property retaining many original features, which has been extensively refurbished throughout by the current owners. The entrance porch has a gothic doorway which welcomes you into the entrance hall with its smart herringbone wooden floor. The drawing room and sitting room are situated on either side of this hall and have high ceilings and fireplaces, and large bay windows. At the end of the hall is another gothic arched doorway leading into the welll appointed kitchen/breakfast room with a five door electric Aga, grey painted wall and base level cabinetry, granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a large square island. There is also vast inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove, with an adjacent log store and cozy seating area in front. The kitchen flows into the newly built dining area which has a large central sky light and two sets of bifolding doors leading to the barbeque terrace at the front. From the dining area, a very pretty pair of wooden doors with stained glass takes you back into the family room, also with a large open fireplace and herringbone wooden flooring. Leading off the kitchen is a very large utility room with storage, and a cloakroom with a shower installed, as well as a back door out to the kitchen garden. From the utility room a corridor leads you on to the boot room and indoor dog kennel and another back door to the rear driveway. Across the hall from the boot room is the fabulous vaulted games room with exposed beams and original brick flooring, a separate media room/gym and stairs up to a mezzanine office. A set of French doors leads you out to the kitchen garden. From the hall, the main staircase rises to the first floor where the master bedroom suite takes precedence with its dual aspect views over the garden. There are also five further bedrooms, a very large family bathroom and a separate WC on this floor.At the far end of this floor, there is a second staircase going up to the third floor and two more double bedrooms, and also returns down to the ground floor taking you back to the utility room. The house is fitted with CAT5 cabling, is wired for Sonos sound and is Smart house capable.
This property has 1.6 acres of land.
The house is approached through solid wooden electric gates onto a gravel driveway leading up to the front door, where there is ample parking. The gardens surround the house on all sides, being mainly laid to lawn with mature high hedges on the boundaries offering a high degree of privacy. At the front of the house there is a large terrace with a built-in barbeque area leading out from the kitchen/dining room. On the other side of the house is a very pretty kitchen garden contained within a half-height brick wall, which has pathways and lawn and two raised vegetable beds. Beyond this garden stretches more lawn and the remainder of the grounds encompass the fabulous outdoor swimming pool and pool house and the tennis court. The property also benefits from a second entrance from Church Lane which is accessed through wrought iron gates onto a gravel driveway leading up to the double garage.
The Old Vicarage is set down a quiet country lane within the village of Grazeley, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Although in a peaceful setting, the house has excellent road and rail links with junction 11 of the M4 just over 1.5 miles away. London Paddington can be reached via Mortimer and Reading stations, and there is the added draw of Crossrail in 2019. London Waterloo is accessible from Basingstoke station. The village of Mortimer has an excellent range of day to day facilities including a post office, supermarket and bank, with a more comprehensive range of amenities in Reading with larger independent retailers, theatres and sporting facilities on offer.
From the M4 (J11) head south signed to Basingstoke (A33), continue straight over the first set of traffic lights and turn right at the second set signed to Mortimer and Grazeley. Turn left at the mini roundabout then take the second turning on the right hand side onto Church Lane. The Old Vicarage is the first house on the right hand side.
- Drawing room, Sitting room, Family room
- Kitchen dining room
- Cloakroom with shower, Boot room?Games room with mezzanine office, Media room
- Master bedroom suite
- Seven further bedrooms
- Family bathroom, Separate WC
- Double garage
- Pool house and Swimming pool, Tennis court
- Gardens and grounds, in all approximately 1.6 acres
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