The Old Vicarage, constructed of stone quarried from the cliff, was completed in 1837 and retains most original architectural details, inside and out. Hawker’s design for the house reached a note of eccentricity with the diverse chimney styles – replicas of other church towers. They add to the overall charm of this Grade II* Listed building.
Morwenstow, Cornwall’s northern most parish, is one of rolling pasture, deep valleys and majestic cliffs. The Atlantic Ocean beats relentlessly at the coastline. Yet, tucked into its own tree-lined valley is the Old Vicarage, sheltered and unseen from any road until one rounds the corner from Morwenstow Church and descends the private drive. The path to the cliffs dips out of sight and the sea view is framed by green fields and grazing livestock.
It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for one of Cornwall’s most significant residences, steeped as it is in the romance of the legendary life of Reverend Hawker. Here came Alfred Lord Tennyson, to discuss Arthurian myths and poetry, while Charles Kingsley drew inspiration from his visits for his socially reforming writing.
The key features are:
• Grade II* Listed
• Unique example of the romantic style, in a stunning setting
• Nestles in own valley facing the Atlantic Ocean
• Six bedrooms, three with en suite and four reception rooms
• Large rooms, full of natural light, with numerous original features
• Stable converted to three bedroomed cottage
• Surrounded by own gardens and adjoining the grounds of Morwenstow Church
*UNDER OFFER* Guide price £1.25 million / $1,635,667
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