A unique and unexpected opportunity to acquire a Magnificent Gothic Revival Cultural Town Mansion Situated on a tree lined avenue in the heart of the Historic spa town of Great Malvern.
A versatile four storey property with several Ground Floor Reception Rooms including a Concert Hall and Stage, Substantial First and Second Floor Apartment, Extensive Cellarage, Gardens.
The Grove stands within the heart of Great Malvern in an exclusive conservation area. It is a stones throw from the Winter Gardens and the renowned Malvern Theatres which host many pre and post London productions. The railway station is a short walk away with direct links to London, Bristol and Birmingham as is the town with its highly individual shops, restaurants and Waitrose. The spectacular Malvern Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, are within quick and easy reach on foot. Or they can be further explored by car. There are scenic drives to the neighbouring towns of Ledbury and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford. With easy access to the M5 at Junctions 7/8 and the motorway network beyond. There is also an exceptional choice of prestigious schools in this sought after location.
Of Malvern stone construction with exquisite Bath stone detailing, ornamental gargoyles and a fairy-tale turret roof over the round bay. The Grove is a truly individual and lovely house in a delightful position. Set in a south facing garden that enjoys uninterrupted views to the hills within which there is an ancient and prolific mulberry tree together with other mature trees, a lawned area, shrubberies and ample parking.
Council Tax Band: Tbc, Malvern Hills District Council.
Mains water (Metered) mains electricity and drainage.
Gas fired central heating to top two floors.
Storage heaters to two lower floors.
Broadband speed 6.73 mb 08/04/2013
Entering Malvern on the A449. On Belle Vue Terrace turn right from Ledbury or left from Worcester and proceed down Church Street and over the traffic lights. Take the first right into Avenue Road, the property can be found on the right just prior to the junction with Albert Road South.
A substantial, impressive and unique four storey family home. Significantly unlisted The Grove was designed by eminent architect of his day E. W. Elmslie for himself in 1867. Then sold, on his being called to London to build churches, to the distinguished water cure Doctor Archibald Weir. Becoming part of the first girls school in Malvern Lawnside for sixty years until being acquired by its current owners and re-roofed and worked on to reveal its original features. Centred around a welcoming entrance hall the interlinking principal ground floor reception rooms are particularly convivial for entertaining on a large scale boasting numerous and varied hand crafted period fireplaces, stone archways and feature windows. The sympathetically designed light and spacious concert hall, added originally as a billiard room by Dr Weir, has enjoyed notable performances over the years by Edward Elgar, Sir George Bernard Shaw and more recently Nigel Kennedy. An impressive staircase leads to a wonderfully large landing and the first and second floors which presently provide extensive living accommodation with lovely hillside views and a warm and happy atmosphere. Last, but not least, is the atmospheric lower ground floor, originally the kitchens and domestic offices, where there are many reminders that evoke the sense of a bygone era with the old cooking ranges, slate shelving and some barrel vaulted ceilings.
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