During the current owners’ occupation, the pretty Victorian vicarage of Myton-on-Swale – aptly named the Old Vicarage – has been refurbished and modernised to an exacting standard... perhaps with more than a touch of divine inspiration you might say.

This has not been a paint and paper job, but a comprehensive programme of works which has included the fitting of a stunning bespoke kitchen with living and dining area, beautiful limestone flooring, Tadcaster Limestone fireplaces, luxurious bathrooms and, of course, decorating throughout to include pieces created by Peter Thompson of York.

Today, the home that stands not quite in the shadow of the village church of St Mary, but definitely in sight of it, is an absolute stunner.

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We all know that first impressions count – and there's certainly nothing about the reception hall with grand staircase which would do anything other than impress.

It provides access to the ground floor's principal reception rooms: an elegant and light-filled drawing room overlooking the front garden; the dining room and sitting room, both light filled and spacious with high ceilings, large windows – including a bay – which overlook the private enclosed garden to the rear and built-in display cabinets and bookshelves by Peter Thompson of York.

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Also on the ground floor are a study, utility room, pantry and cloakroom as well as the property's piece de resistance – the bespoke open-plan breakfast kitchen and dining area which has everything you would expect in a house of this nature and is perfect for entertaining as well as everyday relaxing and dining! There is access to the rear garden from here.

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The Old Vicarage retains many original features including pretty ceiling roses, cornicing, panelled doors and working shutters. The main reception rooms have log burners set within Tadcaster lime fireplaces, perfect for the winter months, and the whole ground floor benefits from underfloor heating.

The first floor is home to the family bathroom, three double bedrooms, a large guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and the master suite comprising a spacious bedroom, a dressing room complete with fabulous bespoke fitted wardrobes and storage and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower.

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Upstairs again the current owners have created a two-bedroom ‘apartment’ which has a sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette. This could be used as part of the main house or as a private getaway for teenage children or guests.

While that may seem like more than enough, the Old Vicarage has plenty more to offer.

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This includes a basement that's home to a cinema room and wine store, plus a luxurious ‘leisure’ area encompassing a well-equipped gym and a beautiful indoor pool with plenty of space around it to relax, plus two shower rooms, a changing room, WC and a sauna. To the end of the swimming pool are bi-fold doors that open onto a covered decking area with amazing views out over open countryside. This decked area has a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and an open fire as well as plenty of room to dine and relax, making it the perfect place to entertain in any weather!

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The Old Vicarage sits in extensive gardens which include lawned areas and terraces, a soft land children’s play area, established planting, two greenhouses and various fruit trees to the rear. To the front is an electric gated entrance and well lit driveway with lawned gardens, a summer house, orchard area and tennis court. There are also a number of outbuildings including garaging with an electric charging point, additional utility/laundry, boiler room and workshop.

The Old Vicarage is situated in the rural village of Myton on Swale, close to the towns of Boroughbridge and Easingwold. It is on the market at a guide price £1.95m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Croft Residential's York office on 01904 238222.