ALTHOUGH perfectly suited to modern family living, The Old Vicarage simply oozes old-world elegance and character. That it occupies a first-class site, in the centre of one of North Yorkshire's most sought-after villages, and offers some of the region's most picturesque scenery as its backdrop, only adds to its charm.

An imposing stone-built double fronted former vicarage, this grade II listed home makes the most of period features including cast iron radiators, fireplaces, sash windows and corniced ceilings with centre roses to create an elegant ambience throughout.

Briefly, the well-proportioned accommodation includes a reception hall with tessellated tiled floor; sitting room and dining room, both with ornate cast iron open fires in polished marble surrounds; living room with a cast iron multi-fuel stove; study; cloakroom with a period WC with polished high level cistern; kitchen featuring an oil-fired AGA and custom-made oak wall and floor units with leaded glass fronted display cabinets and polished granite worktops; breakfast room and utility room with units matching those in the kitchen. A staircase in the breakfast room allows access to a first floor studio/office, while another – in the hall – leads to a wine cellar with tiled floor, electric light and power.

Upstairs, off the split-level landing, are two family bathrooms plus four bedrooms, all with window seats and three of which have period cast iron fireplaces.

The smaller of the bathrooms is home to a period-style cast iron roll top bath on ball and claw feet, a wash stand with inset period basin and a copper heated towel radiator, while the larger – apart from also incorporating a period suite – includes a polished pewter fireplace, a period cast iron radiator and a marble tiled floor.

The accommodation doesn't end there, however, because above the garaging for four cars in the detached stone-built coach house, is a first-floor self-contained annexe comprising a large living room with vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed stone feature walls, a dining kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room.

The Old Vicarage sits in roughly half an acre of gardens which are completely enclosed within brick walls. Laid mainly to lawn, it includes stone and block paved terracing with shrub beds and a fish pond to the rear and a range of stone and slate outbuildings incorporating a laundry room.

The Old Vicarage is in the centre of Osmotherley, within the North York Moors National Park and on the fringe of the Cleveland Hills. It is on the market at £1m. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call YoungsRPS on 01609 773004.