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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Wells Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14

Sold STC £899,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Many original period features
  • The drawing room is a substantial room situated to the front of the property, it has a large sash
  • Wooden Regency staircase rises to a split level landing
  • Landscaped garden of 1 acre
  • In / out driveway
  • Cellar, and additional secure wine store with fourteen bins.
  • Approx. 4,679 sq. ft.

Full description

A Grade II Listed, substantial and prestigious period home.

Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen/Living Room, Study, Library/Dining Room, Utility Rooms, Boot Room, Conservatory, Master Bedroom Suite, Three Further First Floor Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Two Shower Rooms. Three Second Floor Bedrooms. Gardens Of Approx. 1 Acre, Parking, Outbuilding. Approx. 4679 Sq. Ft.

Communications: (Road) The property is well placed for access to the surrounding centres of Great Malvern 3, Ledbury 5, Worcester 10, Birmingham 37, M5 (Junction 7) 12, M50 (Junction 2) 9. (All mileages are approximate).

The Belvedere commands glorious far reaching views standing within the exquisite conservation area of the Malvern Hills, with direct and easy access from the garden to unprecedented hillside walks. Malvern Wells provides good day to day facilities with more extensive amenities within Great Malvern and the ancient market town of Ledbury. The 18 hole Worcestershire golf club is a 4 minute, 1.2 mile drive from the property

Malvern is a popular market town to the South of the Cathedral City of Worcester. Rising to prominence in the 19th century for its famous water cure, it was visited by many notable figures. Modern day attractions include walking and cycling the hills where Elgar often found inspiration for composing music. In Great Malvern there is a theatre, various pubs restaurants and hotels as well as exceptional high street shopping with various boutiques and a Waitrose Supermarket.

The property is in the catchment for Malvern Wells CE primary school which feeds into both Dyson Perrins CE Academy and the Chase High School. There is also a vast choice of fee paying schools across the county of Worcestershire including the sought after Malvern College founded 1865.

The Belvedere is a handsome early 19th Century villa, the interior of which retains many original period features. This magnificent home is entered up stone steps set under a columned porch, through a front door with gothic fan window into a spacious reception hall, which has a mosaic Minton type tiled floor and provides access into the adjoining reception rooms.

The drawing room is a substantial room situated to the front of the property, it has a large sash window and intricately carved cornicing to its high ceiling and log burning stove on a polished black granite hearth.

To the other side of the entrance hall is the magnificent kitchen/living room which has had a beautiful and newly installed kitchen with shaker units set under deep granite work surfaces. It incorporates several integrated appliances including a 5 oven electric Aga, there is also an electric support oven and a larder fridge unit, as well an integrated dishwasher and 1 ½ sunken Franke sink with mixer tap above.

The pine wood stripped floor has been beautifully refurbished, and there is a Stovax log burning stove set on a black granite hearth. One of the interesting architectural features of the property is the full height bow bay window with full height tripartite sash windows and working shutters. Again there is fine cornicing to the high ceilings. Adjoining the living room area there is a study, with shelving and a very pretty Victorian cast iron fireplace.

To the rear of the property is a library/dining room with shelving to the full height of one wall, a large sash window and an adjoining pantry. The pantry has a red quarry tiled floor and shelving.

The utility room is home to the twin Worcester Bosch gas fired combination boilers, as well as having wall and floor mounted units with a wooden work surface with inset metal sink, plumbing and drainage for washing machine.

At the rear of the main reception hall is a boot room, leading into the garden through a small rear porch.

Adjoining the property is a conservatory area, with some very useful utility rooms to the rear.
A beautiful wood Regency staircase rises to a split level landing which houses the recently refurbished shower room with W.C., hand wash basin and glass shower cubicle with dropper shower.

To the first floor there are three large double bedrooms serviced by one en suite shower room a fine family bathroom with bath, W.C., towel rail and hand wash basin. Also the family bathroom has a Jack and Jill door so can be used as an en suite to bedroom two. On the first floor is the location of the magnificent master bedroom which is entered via a dressing room, which could be used as an occasional bedroom/ nursery; through secret doors hidden in a bank of wardrobes which opens into a glorious room with full height sash windows, and a bow bay window also with full height sash window and working shutters. The windows provide an extensive view of Worcestershire across to Bredon Hill. The master bedroom also benefits from an en suite shower room with W.C., hand wash basin, bidet, and shower cubicle being tiled from the floor to mid-wall height.

The staircase continues and turns up to the second floor, which has three further bedrooms with an interconnecting storage room and a central room which has a door off that leads around to significant loft storage which is easily accessible. This top floor would make an ideal teenager suite with the simple introduction of a bathroom.

Gardens and Grounds: The property has gardens of approximately 1 acre. The current owners have significantly landscaped the gardens over the recent years to provide excellent outdoor space for a Malvern home.

The property has an in and out driveway allowing easy access on and off the Wells Road along a part tarmacadam drive with a gravelled turning area. To the one side of the property there are terraced wild gardens which have a mixture of wild flowers and grasses, and a pathway which meanders through them and up the top lawns. Within the garden there are some prize specimen trees including Holm Oak, Blue Cedar and a Welingtonia. To either side of the property there are wonderful gardens, and to the right hand side there is a useful outbuilding which has some potential to provide a garden retreat or home office. There is a recently landscaped and lawn rear garden with a perimeter of sleepers and a private paved seating area for al fresco dining and evening entertainment.

The rear garden also includes a working well complete with pump and hozelock for ease of use.

The outbuildings include a timber and tiled roof log shed, and there is additional external side access into the cellars. The cellar also has an additional access from the centre of the house via steps down below the main staircase. It is made up of one principal room, and additional secure wine store with fourteen bins. The cellar is of a perfect cool temperature for the storage of wine.

Services: Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage. Broadband available.

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15 September 2017

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