This week's featured property is a historic vicarage in the village made famous by Laurie Lee, and is on the market for £1.5m.

The Grade II listed Old Vicarage in Slad has six bedrooms, outbuildings and a swimming pool.

Once a vicarage, believed to date back to 1838, this property built of ashlar stone, occupies an elevated position on the upper slopes of Slad, with stunning rural views across the valley.

According to the estate agents, Knight Frank, it features 'an abundance of natural light amongst a breadth of period features throughout, which includes high ceilings, sash mullioned windows and open fireplaces'.

In brief, the ground floor consists of: large drawing room with bay window overlooking the front garden and views beyond the hedge line.

Fitted French oak flooring in the dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room has a mixture of floor and wall mounted storage with bespoke cabinets, oil fired Aga, a calor gas powered range cooker and there are two large cellars below.

On the first floor, bedrooms and bathrooms are arranged around an landing, and on the second floor are two further bedrooms and attic space.

Outside, the property boasts a private sweeping driveway up to the house with ample parking for several cars and there is a large area of level lawn to the front of the property and steps lead up to the large rear garden which features an array of mature trees and plants.

Agent: Knight Frank

Telephone: 01285 882 006