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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Moorlands Road, Malvern

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Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Detached house
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Bus Route
  • Common Land
  • Malvern Hills
  • School
  • Shops

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Location :
Belvedere House enjoys a very convenient position less than a mile from Great Malvern town centre and therefore within walking distance of a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex, the Winter Gardens and Manor Park Tennis and Sports centre. Malvern Link Common is virtually on the doorstep and only about two minutes away on foot. This provides direct access to Malvern Link where there is a further range of amenities including shops and banks, Lidl and Co-operative supermarkets and two service stations.

Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations at Great Malvern and Malvern Link both of which are a short walk away. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about 8 miles. Educational needs are well catered for in both the private and state sectors at primary and secondary levels. Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School are within a mile. The Chase and Dyson Perrins secondary schools are less than 5 minutes drive.

Setting and Garden:
Belvedere House was originally constructed in 2000. It is one of a pair of impressive detached houses that make the most of their prime location in an exclusive secure gated development. It enjoys arguably one of the most elegant settings in this premier area of town. The grounds in which it was built once formed part of the summer garden of a large dwelling dating back to the Victorian era. As a result many trees planted over a hundred years ago have matured to create a fine backdrop for Belvedere House. Since then the garden has been imaginatively transformed by the present owners into one of the most striking and interesting settings in town. It enjoys a south and west facing aspect with a view towards the hills. It is a lovely mixture of shaded pathways, level lawns and seating areas with well established borders and shrubs that combine to ensure privacy, colour and variety throughout the year. It has clearly been a labour of love and is without doubt a 'gardener's' garden.

One of the main focal points of the garden is a fine Pavilion attributed to James Pulham and Son, the leading exponent of formal landscape gardens in Victorian times. At the rear of this Pavilion is a recently restored Fernery which in turn leads to a Folly in the form of a tunnel which, although not in the ownership of Belvedere House, does lend the property something of a unique discussion point.

Property Description:
As mentioned earlier, Belvedere House was constructed in 2000. It is obvious that a considerable amount of thought went into its design. It has a particularly attractive external facade of rendered brickwork, over a random stone plinth with stone quoins and mullioned windows under a pitched Rosemary tiled roof which supports solar panels designed to reduce energy bills and provide a useful income. There is also a rainwater capture system which is used to irrigate the garden. There are a number of internal features worthy of special note including the liberal use of solid Oak to much of the flooring, doors, kitchen units and staircase, attractive cornicing to ceilings, a highly efficient gas fired central heating system and double glazed windows. The well presented accommodation is extremely versatile and can adapt to cater for a wide range of buyers including family occupation, the active retired or perhaps most significantly for those who either work from home or for two family use as many of the bedrooms have their own en suite showers and there is a secondary staircase from a separate hallway that leads to a first floor Guest's Suite over the Garage. This could easily double as an office.

The house enjoys an elegant approach into a large Reception Hall one of the features of which is a solid hard wood stair case that leads to a Galleried Landing giving the hallway itself a feeling of space and light. This leads to a cloakroom with WC, a large Drawing Room (the focal points of which are the fireplace and bay window) a Family Room that doubles as Play Room, large Conservatory, Dining Room and well equipped Kitchen/Breakfast Room. From here there is access into a second Entrance Hall and to a Utility Room and separate Cloakroom/Laundry Room. From this same hall a staircase leads to the First Floor above the Garage where there is a Guests' Suite comprising a large Double Bedroom and En Suite Shower Room. From the main Reception Hall the staircase leads to a large Galleried Landing off which are the four principal Bedrooms, two of which have their own En Suite Shower Rooms. There is also the main family Bathroom.

Ground Floor

Canopy Porch:
Solid Oak entrance door to

Radiator, double glazed window, ceiling down lighting, ceramic tiled floor leading through a glazed inner partition and door into the

Reception Hall:
7.01m (23ft 0in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in)
An elegant and classic entrance to the house with a fine staircase leading to a Galleried Landing above. Solid Oak floor, radiator, cornicing and centre rose, doors leading to Drawing Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and to Morning Room (described later). Door also to

Half tiled with low level WC, vanity wash basin with cupboard below, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window, extractor fan and ceiling down lighting.

Drawing Room:
6.71m (22ft 0in) x 4.44m (14ft 7in)
Fireplace with stone surround, mantle and hearth and Living Flame coal effect gas fire. Solid Oak flooring, two radiators, double glazed bay window overlooking garden with view to Pavilion. Four further double glazed windows, cornicing and two centre roses to ceiling.

Morning/Play Room:
4.39m (14ft 5in) x 3.73m (12ft 3in)
Accessed from the Hall via a pair of glazed doors. Oak flooring, radiator, two double glazed windows to rear aspect, pair of double glazed doors to

5m (16ft 5in) x 4.11m (13ft 6in)
Double glazed to two aspects with lovely view over garden and doors into garden itself. Ceramic tiled floor with electric underfloor heating, integrated blinds to ceiling.

Dining Room:
5.33m (17ft 6in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)
Oak flooring, radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect, cornicing to ceiling and glazed door leading to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:
5.31m (17ft 5in) x 3.12m (10ft 3in)
Comprehensively fitted with a full range of solid Oak floor and eye level cupboards with granite work tops and tiled surrounds. Integrated drawer units, twin bowl ceramic single drainer sink with mixer tap and waste disposer, integrated DISHWASHER, four ring INDUCTION HOB, eye level double OVEN and GRILL, FRIDGE, eye level MICROWAVE and granite breakfast bar. Central heating skirting vent, ceiling down lighting, smoke alarm, double glazed window to front aspect and door leading to

Entrance Hall:
5.56m (18ft 3in) x 2.03m (6ft 8in)
A second entrance to the house front door leading to driveway. Ceramic tiled floor, radiator, stairs to First Floor Guests' Suite, understairs cupboard and further part glazed door leading to rear garden. Door also to Garage (described later).

Utility Room:
3.71m (12ft 2in) x 1.68m (5ft 6in)
Floor and eye level cupboards, single drainer stainless steel sink and mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window to rear aspect and door to

2.21m (7ft 3in) x 1.7m (5ft 7in)
Low level WC, wash basin, floor cupboards with work tops and fitted shelving, two gas fired central heating boilers, double glazed window to rear aspect, ceramic tiled floor

First Floor

Galleried Landing:
7.19m (23ft 7in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in) maximum
An elegant landing approached by a dog leg staircase with half landing and double glazed window to front aspect. Radiator and smoke alarm.

Bedroom 1:
4.75m (15ft 7in) x 4.52m (14ft 10in) maximum
Radiator, three double glazed windows to side and rear aspects with views of hills and garden, centre rose and cornicing to ceiling, door to Dressing Room/Walk In Wardrobe (6' 2" x 3' 3") with hanging rails and shelving, electric radiator and double glazed window.

En-Suite Shower Room:
3.35m (11ft 0in) x 1.83m (6ft 0in)
Half tiled with tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, bidet, vanity wash basin with several cupboards below and tiled work top to each side, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, double glazed window, extractor fan and ceiling down lighting

Bedroom 2:
4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.73m (12ft 3in)
Currently in use as an office and wired for technology. Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect.

Inner Landing:
Ceiling down lighting, access to roof space

Bedroom 3:
3.23m (10ft 7in) x 3.17m (10ft 5in) minimum excluding door recess
Fitted double wardrobe with dressing table and seven drawers, fitted shelving and eye level cupboard above, radiator, double glazed window to front aspect, built in airing cupboard housing a pressurised hot water cylinder. Door to

En-Suite Shower Room.:
Tiled walls, tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, vanity wash basin with cupboards below, tiled work top to each side and mirror with light above. Fitted wall cupboards, radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 4:
3.45m (11ft 4in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
Radiator, range of fitted wardrobes, double glazed window to rear aspect.

2.74m (9ft 0in) x 2.26m (7ft 5in)
Fully tiled with panelled bath having shower over and glass shower screen. Vanity wash basin with cupboards below, tiled work tops to each side, wall mounted cupboards and mirror with light above. Low level WC, extractor fan, ceiling down lighting, double glazed window to rear aspect. Fitted Linen Cupboard.

Guest Suite:
Approached from the second Hall via a staircase leading to a landing with ceiling down lighting

Bedroom 5:
4.5m (14ft 9in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) min
Excluding two double glazed bay windows to front and rear aspects, one with raised seating area. Radiator, two under eaves cupboards, down lighting and smoke alarm.

En Suite Shower Room..:
Tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin with mirror and shaving light above, low level WC, radiator and door to

Store Room:
4.57m (15ft 0in) x 2.06m (6ft 9in) maximum
A private driveway serving Belvedere House (and the neighbouring house) leads to an elegant pillared and gated entrance onto a wide brick paviour driveway capable of accommodating several vehicles. This leads to the

Double Garage:
5.79m (19ft 0in) x 5.79m (19ft 0in)
Twin electric up and over doors, power and lighting connected and two windows.

The driveway is encircled by a low stone wall behind which there are a series of mature well stocked and colourful herbaceous and shrub borders, trees and hedging. Immediately in front of the house are two small "box hedge" features. From the driveway gavelled pathways lead each side of the house into the main gardens. To the west side of the house the pathway is flanked by lawns with raised stone edged shrub borders and steps leading up to a brick paviour path, terrace and seating area at the centre of which is an impressive water fountain. This stands immediately in front of a very fine and unique VICTORIAN PAVILION. It is constructed of stone with a tiled roof, timber and stone dash elevations. Internally it measures 25' x 16' and has an intricate raised vaulted ceiling of solid timber construction. A pair of glazed inner doors leads to the Pulhamite FERNERY also dating back to the Victorian era and fully restored by the current owners. From this point a gated entrance leads to a Folly, a Pulhamite tunnel bedecked with stalagmites and stalactites. This tunnel does not belong to Belvedere House but provides an interesting backdrop to the Pavilion.

The main garden lies to the west and south of the house and consists of a network of gravelled and paved pathways passing through the grounds. The garden itself is effectively "themed" into a series of different styles which provide interest, variety and colour throughout the year and are linked by the aforementioned network of pathways. Immediately adjacent to the property itself there are lawns, flagstone terracing and decked seating areas surrounded by colourful shrub and herbaceous borders. From here the pathways continue to a small kitchen garden with a GREENHOUSE and vegetable section alongside which there is a fine Victorian built brick and timber PERGOLA that supports a particularly impressive Wisteria. Adjacent to this is a beautifully manicured formal garden consisting of lawn and box hedging with seating areas set aside. Tucked away at the outer perimeter of the garden are informal areas of hedging, mature trees and shrubs which combine to give a "woodland" effect. This is a shaded area where there is a concentration of some of the most impressive and mature trees that dominate the setting. Here also there is a SHED (10' x 8') of timber construction. One pathway leads through the wooded area to give secure gated access onto Cockshot Road.

We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary. It should also be noted that there are telephone and TV points at strategic locations throughout the house as well as external lighting and three outside taps as well as a rainwater harvesting system with four additional taps that combine to provide irrigation for the garden. There are PV solar panels on the roof which provide electricity to supply the house (utilising any excess to heat the hot water) and also a useful income.

A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office 01684 892809

From the traffic lights in the centre of Great Malvern proceed north along Graham Road. Continue along this route for some distance where as you approach Malvern Link Common, turn right into Moorlands Road. Carry on down hill along the common ignoring the first turn to the right (Cockshot Road). Almost immediately after as the road bears left proceed straight on into Moorlands Road. Follow this route for about 200 yards before taking the first turn to the right between black railings and signed "Little Davenham". Continue for a short distance taking the first drive to the right through a gated entrance. Carry on to the end of the drive where Belvedere House will face you.

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Added on Rightmove:
10 September 2015

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