If you're in the market for a grand old dame rather than a WAG, a home that oozes style and sophistication not bling and sparkle, The Old Vicarage might be everything you want and more.

An elegant and beautifully presented Georgian period property, The Old Vicarage was extended in the Victorian era to create a well-proportioned family home that offers over 4,800sq.ft of accommodation.

Of course it has been upgraded on many occasions since then to keep pace with changing times, but throughout all these incarnations The Old Vicarage has retained both its period charm and many of its original period features.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Old Vicarage, Topcliffe, Knight Frank

Briefly, the accommodation is accessed through the original part glazed door which opens into a large central reception hall, off of which are a cloakroom, a cosy library/snug with an excellent range of fitted bookcases and a period stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, a useful store room/small office and the sitting room with a period fireplace and windows offering an outlook over the front garden.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Old Vicarage, Topcliffe, Knight Frank

Also on the ground floor is a boot room, boiler room, and a further cloakroom, plus the large and impressive dining room perfect for entertaining in, with two large sash windows overlooking the beautiful gardens, shaped cornicing to the ceiling and a period fireplace with open fire, and the formal drawing room with original panelling, partly hand-painted wallpaper, wooden shutters, shaped cornicing and a fireplace that's home to an open fire plus windows to two aspects which offer views over the front gardens. A part glazed door leads from the drawing room into the rear gardens.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Old Vicarage, Topcliffe, Knight Frank

The real hub of The Old Vicarage is, without doubt, the well-appointed dining kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and an excellent range of bespoke hand-painted wooden units with inset Belfast-style sink and granite worksurfaces, five-oven electric AGA with attractive tiled splashback and a large central island with timber work surface. Off this room are a walk-in pantry (which currently houses an electric lift) and a well-equipped utility room. Double doors lead from the kitchen into the rear gardens.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Old Vicarage, Topcliffe, Knight Frank

An open spindle and baluster staircase leads to a half landing with a large feature window then on to the first floor where there are the family bathroom and six bedrooms. These include three double bedrooms, a single bedroom/storage room, a guest bedroom with period fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath, plus the master suite with a period fireplace, en-suite shower room with double shower enclosure, a walk-in dressing room with fitted storage and access to the lift and a spacious bedroom which enjoys views across the gardens and countryside beyond.

The Old Vicarage sits in beautiful private gardens, predominantly laid to lawn and bordered with mature trees, box hedging and mature shrubs. The carefully designed grounds include an attractive rose garden, terracing, a vegetable and fruit kitchen garden and large seating and entertaining areas including a stone-flagged terrace outside the kitchen which is perfect for enjoying the breathtaking, far-reaching countryside views from.

The property is also has ample off-road parking and an excellent range of useful outbuildings which could offer potential for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

The Old Vicarage is situated in Topcliffe, roughly 5.5 miles from Thirsk and 14 miles from Northallerton, and is on the market at a guide price of £1.4m.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Knight Frank on 01423 222076.