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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Knoll Lodge, Holywell Road

Guide Price £599,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historical Period Detached Georgian Property
  • Located in the slopes of the Malvern Hills
  • Spectacular views across the Severn Valley
  • Landscaped & terraced gardens
  • Five Bedrooms & Four Bathrooms
  • Close to the beautiful and historical town of Great Malvern

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Knoll Lodge is a real period gem nestled in the slopes of the Malvern Hills.  The five bedroomed detached property is filled with period charm and elegance and enjoys the most spectacular views of the Severn Valley and far beyond.
This Georgian detached property offers five bedrooms, four bathrooms, with several reception rooms.  It is a family home that provides an opportunity for modern family living and entertaining, it could also offer a “Bed & Breakfast” potential as the property is spread over three floors.
This is a truly unique property set in approx 1 acre of private and secluded gardens.
Knoll Lodge occupies a prominent elevated position, nestled into the slopes of the Malvern Hills enjoying spectacular views over the Severn Valley and beyond.
The property stands within the delightful conservation area of Malvern Wells, which borders the historic town of Great Malvern with its range of independent shops, supermarket, theatre, leisure facilities and renowned educational facilities. Extensive footpaths on the Malvern Hills, together with the nearby common, provide many miles of excellent walking.

Knoll Lodge is immersed in local history dating back to early 19th Century, the present owners have cared and respectfully enhanced the property and gardens to ensure the charm and elegance remains.
Previously owned by the Varley family, Illingworth Varley brought his family to live in Malvern in 1907 where he became head master of Malvern School of Art and Craft. Soon after beginning work at the school, the landscape painter found Knoll Lodge submerged amidst trees of a secluded nook in Malvern Wells. It is reputed that it inspired him, together with his love of all things green and growing, he replanted the garden, planted an orchard, grew enormous amounts of vegetables and kept his pet goat. Knoll Lodge remained in the care and ownership of the Varley family until 1993.
The property is approached via a sweeping in-and-out driveway offering parking for several vehicles, and access to the detached double and single garages. 
Knoll Lodge offers several reception rooms including a music room, four double bedrooms three with en-suites and one additional large family bathroom.  The kitchen is located in the heart of this property and provides excellent entertaining opportunities.
The property is filled with many original features that only enhances its character and charm.
1st Floor:
Entrance: via UPVC part glazed double doors. leading to:
Porch / Conservatory:
UPVC doubled glazed windows to front and side aspect giving a great opportunity to capture the views, tiled flooring, wooden part glazed door leading to:
Wooden stairs leading to all floors, exposed wooden flooring, doors leading to Bedroom Four, Drawing Room, Sitting Room and Guest Cloakroom/Shower Room.
Bedroom Four:   2.69m (8ft 8in) x 3.16m (10ft 3in)
UPVC double glazed window to front aspect overlooking front garden, carpet flooring, radiator.
Guest Cloakroom/ Shower Room:
Obscured window to rear aspect with secondary glazing, shower enclosure with thermostatic shower, towel radiator, wash hand basin with vanity unit, Low level WC.
Sitting Room:  7.42m (24ft 3in)  x 3.69m (12ft 1in)
Two double glazed windows to front aspect with views over the Severn valley towards Bredon Hill, open fire place with slate hearth and marble surround, two radiators, wooden flooring.
Drawing Room:  7.39m (24ft 2in) x 4.89m (16ft)
Two windows to rear aspect with original wooden shutters, two Radiators, Multi fuel stove with slate surround and wooden mantle, picture rails, Bi-folding leading to:
Music Room:
Open fire with slate effect decorative hearth, picture rails, carpet flooring.
Master Bedroom with En-suite: 5.34m (17ft 5in) x 3.25m (10ft 6in)
UPVC double glazed windows to front and side aspect with amazing views, built in wardrobes and chest of drawers, radiator, downlights, carpet flooring
Double glazed skylight to side aspect, electric underfloor heating, towel radiator, walk in thermostatic shower, wash hand basin with vanity unit, panel bath, fully tiled, downlights.
2nd Floor Landing:
UPVC double glazed window to side aspect, storage cupboard, doors to:
Bedroom One:  2.88m (9ft 2in) x 2.31m (7ft 6in)
UPVC double glazed window to front aspect, radiator, carpet flooring.
Bedroom Two with En-suite:  3.94m (12ft 9in) x 4.15m (13ft 6in)
Double glazed window to front aspect, open fire with wooden mantle and surround, built in wardrobes with over bed storage, radiator, carpet flooring.
High level UPVC window to front aspect, Shower cubicle with electric shower, wash hand basin with vanity unit, Low level WC, radiator, downlights. 
Bedroom Three with En-suite:  4.15m (13ft 6in) x 3.35m (10ft 9in)
Window to rear aspect with original wooden shutters, open fire with wooden mantle and surround, built in wardrobes, access to loft, radiator.
High level UPVC window to rear aspect, panel bath with mixer shower attachment, wash hand basin with pedestal, Low level WC, radiator, downlights, under eaves storage.
Ground Floor:
Half glazed wooden door to side aspect leading to garden, flagstone flooring, radiator, doors leading to Storage/ Cellar, Office, Kitchen and Dining Room.
Office:  3.08m  (10ft 10in) x 2.56m (8ft 4in)
Wooden window to front aspect with original wooden shutters, shelving, flagstone flooring.
Dining Room:  3.80m (12ft 5in) x 4.39m (14ft 4in)
Wooden window with original wooden shutters to front aspect, Gas fired 3 oven AGA, original bread oven, original exposed wooden beams, flagstone flooring, radiator, door leading to:
Kitchen:  2.65m (8ft 6in) x 3.56m (11ft 7in)
Wooden window to front aspect with original shutters, range of bespoke wall and base units with granite work top over, built in microwave, built in electric oven with gas hob, stainless one and half sink, tiled splash back, wood block flooring, door leading to:
 Utility Room / Storage Area:
UPVC double glazed window to front aspect, range of base and wall units, space for all white goods, UPVC door leading to garden, Caralium tiled flooring.
Window to front aspect, Low level WC, wash hand basin.
Knoll Lodge is approached by a sweeping driveway with parking for several vehicles, the garden offers formal gardens which wrap around the property to three sides. An elevated gravelled seating terrace provides an excellent entertaining area in which to experience the amazing views. There is an area laid to lawn that is bordered by mature planted beds and specimen trees.
Steps and paths lead through the terraced gardens planted with a wide variety of flora and offer further secluded seating areas and lawns.
The mature orchard offers a good variety of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum, there is an area for vegetable growing complete with greenhouse.
The garden has several sheds and the brick built store has an original cast iron fireplace that adds character and charm.
The garden is enclosed by a hedged and fenced perimeter.
There are two garages one single & one double access via either side of the sweeping driveway.
This property offers you an opportunity to purchase a piece of history, this property’s layout provides modern family living and entertaining.

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21 December 2016


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