Along with manor houses, rectories and granges, vicarages are right up there for out-of-town buyers, tending as they do to offer prominent locations, architectural interest and plenty of space.
Providing a glimpse back to when London was itself a network of peaceful villages, a perfectly preserved example of clergy chic is quietly being offered in the heartlands of Islington.
Described as “the finest house in the once rural Barnsbury village”, The Old Vicarage was built in 1845 by Thomas Whowell in the Cubitt style, and hasn’t she aged well..
You’re looking at 5,200 square feet of Grade II listed period space set in a frankly ridiculous plot for somewhere this close to Upper Street. The terrace alone has held garden parties for 150, and there’s another formal section behind, flanked by a double garage and outbuilding.
As it stands, there’s six bedrooms and three receptions inside, but planning is in place for a basement flat and cinema room, as well as a rear open plan ground floor kitchen and extension out into the garden.
Here’s the tour…
Currell Islington: T. 020 7226 4200