AN ELEGANT AND VERY VERSATILE DETACHED VICTORIAN HOUSE OFFERING WELL PRESENTED FIVE BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION ON THREE FLOORS WITH GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, PORCH, HALL, SITTING ROOM, LIVING ROOM, LOUNGE, KITCHEN, DINING ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, SEPARATE WC, BALCONY, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM, FAMILY BATHROOM, EXTENSIVE OFF ROAD PARKING, LARGE SUMMER HOUSE/GAMES ROOM, FURTHER OUTBUILDINGS AND A GOOD SIZE MATURE GARDEN WITH VIEWS TO THE MALVERN HILLS. ENERGY RATED "E"
Location & Description:
Hilderstone House enjoys a very convenient position in one of Malvern's most favoured residential areas less than a mile from the town centre and therefore within walking distance of a comprehensive choice of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium are also within easy walking distance. There are further facilities even closer at hand in the bustling centre of Malvern Link. Here there is a Co-Operative, Lidl and Morrison's supermarket as well as further banks, A Post Office, shops and two service stations.
Transport facilities are excellent. Malvern Link railway station is only five minutes walk with direct lines to London and Birmingham and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway south of Worcester is only about seven miles.
For those who enjoy the outdoor life Malvern Link common is just five hundred yards away and the full length of the Malvern Hills are only about five minutes by car and direct access to the North Hill is under ten walk minutes away.
Local schools are close at hand including Malvern College and Malvern St James in the private sector and Dyson Perrins Secondary School and The Chase High School. The property is also within walking distance of some of the best primary schools in the region, both C of E and Catholic.
The property itself is a substantial and well presented detached Victorian house which offers fully refurbished and versatile family accommodation on three floors. Despite having a contemporary feel the house does still retain most of its original Victorian features including ceiling cornicing and picture rails, attractive sash windows, the original staircase and much of the original joinery, notably doors and skirtings and fully restored original wood flooring. The result is a house that blends the contemporary with the new extremely well.
On the ground floor an entrance porch opens into a reception hall off which there are three reception rooms as well as a well equipped kitchen with separate dining area, a utility room and separate WC. At first floor level a landing leads to four bedrooms, one of which has a small en-suite dressing area that can easily convert to an en-suite shower room and another of which has a pair of glazed double doors leading on to a balcony. Also at this level is a large Victorian themed bathroom with shower and WC. The real bonus is at second floor level where there is a large master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite shower room. At strategic points there are views across the rooftops of Malvern towards the Severn Valley at the front and to the rear across the main garden towards the Malvern Hills in the west.
Outside a long gravel driveway provides extensive off road parking and leads to the former garage (now not accessible as a garage). Within the rear garden there are further outbuildings, the most notable of which is a large log cabin that doubles as a games or playroom or a summer house. The rear garden is private it is walled to three sides and fenced to one.
Enclosed Entrance Porch:
With double entrance doors having original leaded glazed panelling and matching leaded glazed window to side aspect. Tiled floor, matwell, built in storage cupboard and part glazed inner door leading to
Having radiator, three wall light points, dado rail, understairs cupboard and stairs to first floor.
3.76m (12ft 4in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) max
Into an attractive sash bay window to front aspect. Dado rail, cornicing to ceiling, original stripped timber flooring and radiator.
4.98m (16ft 4in) x 4.11m (13ft 6in) max
Into the large sash bay window to front aspect. This room currently doubles as an office. It has a tiled fireplace with matching hearth and mantle and living flame gas fire, radiator, dado rail, cornicing to ceiling, picture rail, sash window to side aspect, original stripped flooring and leaded glazed panel to hall.
5.08m (16ft 8in) x 3.68m (12ft 1in)
Again with an impressive fireplace having timber surround and mantle, tiled hearth and multi fuel burner. Cornicing to ceiling, picture rail, radiator, sash windows to side and rear aspects and part glazed door leading outside to a covered terrace and to the rear garden.
6.4m (21ft 0in) x 4.04m (13ft 3in) maximum overall
This room is however is divided into two sections comprising
3.96m (13ft 0in) x 4.04m (13ft 3in)
With a comprehensive range of oak fronted floor and eye level units incorporating a deep Belfast style porcelain sink with mixer tap, cupboards including drawers and glass fronted cabinets, incorporating a four ring gas HOB with extractor above, integrated FRIDGE FREEZER, eye level OVEN and GRILL, work surfaces with tiled surrounds, wine rack, display shelving, large base cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler, quarry tiled floor, radiator and large sash window to rear aspect. Door to utility room (described later) and arch to
3.05m (10ft 0in) x 2.59m (8ft 6in)
With radiator, window to side aspect, floor to ceiling storage cupboard and elevated plate/display rack.
2.64m (8ft 8in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
With quarry tiled floor, sink unit having mixer tap, work surfaces to each side and cupboard below. Plumbing and space for washing machine and dishwasher, window to rear aspect, floor to ceiling storage cupboard and eye level cupboard. Door leading outside and separate door to
Having low level WC, raised wash basin with cupboard below and tiled work surfaces to sides, radiator and window to rear aspect.
4.11m (13ft 6in) x 4.01m (13ft 2in)
With a pair of sash windows to front aspect, radiator, washbasin, two pairs of built in wardrobes each with hanging rails and storage units above.
3.78m (12ft 5in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) max
Into an attractive sash bay window to front aspect. Archway to en-suite
2.06m (6ft 9in) x 1.73m (5ft 8in)
With radiator and sash window to front aspect. It should be noted that this dressing room was once the former bathroom and still has plumbing to create an en-suite facility if needed.
5.11m (16ft 9in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Actually the largest bedroom on this floor and currently in use as an additional sitting room. It has a pair of double glazed doors leading on to a timer decked BALCONY for sitting out and enjoying the late evening sunshine with a view of the hills. It has safety railings. Tiled fireplace and hearth with living flame gas fire, picture rail, central heating thermostat, radiator, sash window to side aspect, dado rail and six wall light points.
4.04m (13ft 3in) x 2.79m (9ft 2in)
With radiator, sash window to rear aspect with view of hills. Door linking to bedroom three.
3.05m (10ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Half tiled and designed to a Victorian style with oval stand alone claw and ball enamel bath having shower attachments. Low level WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator, tiled shower cubicle, picture rails, three wall light points, large built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder. Sash window to side aspect.
2.74m (9ft 0in) x 2.18m (7ft 2in)
With Velux window to rear aspect and view of hills. Door to storeroom/tank room.
3.76m (12ft 4in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in) min
This is actually the master bedroom. It has pine cladding to one wall, two large double glazed Velux windows enjoying a view to front aspect. Radiator, undereaves storage cupboard. Door to
En-Suite Shower Room:
2.26m (7ft 5in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Fully tiled and having tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, raised vanity wash basin with extensive worktops to each side, shaver point, three large cupboards, radiator, extractor fan and Velux window to rear aspect with view of hills.
Dressing Room Area:
3.96m (13ft 0in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in) restricted roof height
With sash window to front aspect.
A brick pillared entrance opens on to a long gravel driveway that provides off road parking and turning areas for several vehicles. This is flanked by a lawn, mature shrubs and trees. The front garden is enclosed by a mixture of metal railings, brick walls and hedging. The driveway continues via the side of the house to the
5.49m (18ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
This is useful for storage and can operate as a workshop but is no longer accessible by a vehicle. A gated entrance opens into the good size rear garden. Here there are large areas of block paving which runs the full width of the house, enclosed by shrubs, trees and a rockery supporting ground cover plants. Steps lead up to a level lawned garden where again there are block paviour seating areas and patios, mature shrubs and trees as well as fully walled boundaries giving the garden privacy and security. Within the grounds there are a number of outbuildings including a TIMBER SHED 10' x 6' and small integral OUTHOUSE/STORES. The main feature however is a large LOG CABIN 16' x 16' (maximum overall external measurements) which doubles as a games room, playroom or summer house. It has lighting and an electric radiator for heating. At strategic points around the house there is external lighting and an outside tap.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. It should also be noted that there are telephone and TV points at strategic points in the house at all levels. 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.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full energy performance certificate is available for this property from the selling agent.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "F"
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 agents office proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After about quarter of a mile pass through the first set of lights at Link Top continuing downhill bearing right alongside the common. Take the next left into Alexandra Road where the house will be seen on the left hand side.