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- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Enjoying An Elevated Position On The Eastern Slopes Of The Malvern Hills
- With Outstanding Far Reaching Views Across The Severn Valley Toward Bredon Hill
- Offering Beautifully Appointed Accommodation
- Contemporary Design Whilst Retaining Many Period Features
- Two Reception Rooms & Large Family Kitchen
- Master Bedroom With En Suite Shower Room
- Three Further Double Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room
- Driveway Parking & Detached Tandem Garage
- Mature Landscaped Grounds Extending To Approx. ONE ACRE
A Magnificent Detached Period House Occupying An Elevated Position On The Eastern Slopes Of The Malvern Hills Affording Outstanding Far Reaching Views Across The Severn Valley And Offering Beautifully Appointed Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Mature Landscaped Grounds Extending To Approx. ONE ACRE. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.
Location & Description
Monte Cielo enjoys a convenient position within the cultural and historic spa town of Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Great Malvern and Colwall with services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford and most notably London Paddington within 2.5 hours. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about nine miles and junction 2 of the M50 near Ledbury is just over ten miles. The property is also well placed for access to some of the best schools in the region at both primary and secondary levels and in the private and state sectors including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School and the Chase and Dyson Perrins as well as The Downs and Elms preparatory schools in Colwall.
Built in 1870, Monte Cielo is a most impressive detached period property occupying a commanding position on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills. It is thought that the land on which Monte Cielo sits was originally acquired by an Italian Count, with influences drawn from him when the design and construction of the house first began. Monte Cielo is solidly built and has many striking features including a detailed rendered façade and balustraded parapet, which distinguishes the house from many of its period counterparts. It is apparent that the current vendors have invested heavily in the house, embarking on a complete scheme of refurbishment to create a wonderful family home. Attention to detail has been paid to all aspects and the accommodation is beautifully appointed with high quality fittings throughout including a bespoke Plain English fitted kitchen and bathrooms equipped with Duravit sanitaryware and customised William Holland accessories. Much thought has gone into the renovation works that have been carried out and careful consideration has been given to retain the property's historical integrity. There are many noteworthy period features including corniced ceilings, original fireplaces, picture rails, original doors and deep skirting boards. These together with a new roof, new central heating system, rewiring and wooden flooring, offers a beautiful blend of contemporary living whilst still retaining a sense of charm and character. The accommodation on the ground floor is approached by a portico entrance leading to an impressive reception hall with an intricate carved staircase to the first floor. From here doors leads to a magnificent drawing room with striking bay window and open fireplace, formal dining room with French doors to an outside terrace and an imaginatively reconfigured open plan kitchen/dining/family room. There is also a utility room and cloakroom. A galleried landing on the first floor leads to a superb master bedroom with en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate shower room. From its imposing position, Monte Cielo affords unrivalled panoramic views across the Severn Valley stretching towards Worcester Cathedral, Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds. Outside, the house enjoys a private setting with a mature landscaped garden including lawned terraces, deep shrub borders, an outside traditionally built covered BBQ and dining area and a small woodland on the lower slopes. The grounds in total extend to approx. ONE ACRE. With so much to offer and available on the market for the first time in over 40 years, an internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate this truly wonderful spot. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;
Canopy Entrance Porch
Portico entrance with tiled pattern floor. Solid door with original stained glass detailing leading to
Impressive reception hall with snug/reading area. Two ceiling lights, picture rail, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, engineered oak flooring. Solid carved staircase to first floor. Door to Inner Hall (described later). Door to
Drawing Room - 21ft 10in (6.51m) × 16ft 10in (4.96m)
An elegantly proportioned room with a striking bay window and bespoke window seat affording fantastic far reaching views across the Severn Valley. Further large rear facing window, cornicing, recessed spotlights, ornate ceiling rose, picture rail, wall lights, traditional column radiator, fitted shelving into recess, deep skirting boards, engineered oak flooring, TV point. Magnificent open fireplace with original carved wooden surround, mantel and slate hearth.
Recessed spotlights, engineered oak flooring. Door to large cupboard providing ample storage space with opaque glazed window, painted cladded ceiling, recessed spotlights, traditional column radiator and engineered oak flooring. Door to
Opaque glazed window, traditional style pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Painted cladded ceiling, recessed spotlights, half height panelled walls, traditional towel rail radiator, engineered oak flooring.
Dining Room - 14ft 9in (4.34m) × 12ft 2in (3.72m)
French doors leading out onto the terrace with superb long distance views. Ceiling light, cornicing, picture rail, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, engineered oak flooring. Attractive fireplace with ornate surround, cast iron grate, gas fire and slate hearth.
Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - 22ft 1in (6.82m) × 16ft 9in (4.96m)
Imaginatively reconfigured by the current owners to create a contemporary open plan kitchen/dining/family room which serves as a hub at the heart of the house. The kitchen is flooded with natural light through a bank of windows, which take full advantage of the imposing views across the Severn Valley. Designed by Plain English, it offers bespoke hand made soft closing floor mounted units in a warm grey tone complimented by a white corian work surface and upstands. The units include deep pan drawers, further drawer packs and a discreetly hidden bin store. There is also a matching solid wood pantry larder cupboard providing useful additional storage. The kitchen is well equipped with a comprehensive range of high quality appliances including a Miele COFFEE MACHINE, Miele combination MICROWAVE/GRILL and a Mercury stainless steel RANGE COOKER with two ovens, a grill, five ring gas hob and a stainless steel splashback with a cooker hood over. A particular feature of the kitchen is the central island, complete with a breakfast bar and further integrated appliances including a Liebherr WINE FRIDGE, and separate under counter FRIDGE. The dining/living area is ideal for everyday family life with ample room for a large table and further seating. There is a feature wood burning stove with a slate hearth and exposed brick surround. It also offers a fitted dresser/bureau, further designed by Plain English, to complement the kitchen. With engineered oak flooring running throughout, it really is an impressive room.
Utility Room - 16ft (4.96m) × 6ft (1.86m)
Side facing window, solid wooden door to outside. Solid Beech work surface with inset Belfast sink and tiled surround. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for fridge and freezer. Wall mounted gas fired Worcester boiler (fitted in 2018) and Gledhill pressurised water cylinder. Recessed spotlights, ample shelving, original quarry tiled floor. Adjacent to the utility room is an outside store (8'09" x 7'09"), which provides further storage space with electricity connected.
First Floor Galleried Landing
An impressive carved staircase leads to a half landing and a solid door with decorative stained glass panels giving access to outside. The stairs continue to a large galleried landing with study area. Ceiling light, recessed spotlights, cornicing, picture rail, wall lights, moulded archway, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards. Doors to
Master Suite - 20ft 11in (6.2m) × 17ft (5.27m)
Bright and airy room with a beautiful bay window fitted with bespoke shutters and enjoying breathtaking views across the Severn Valley toward Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds. Further large window, ceiling light, recessed spotlights, cornicing, picture rail, two traditional column radiators, deep skirting boards, engineered oak flooring. Feature fireplace with original tiled surround, slate hearth and cast iron grate. Door to
En Suite Shower Room
Contemporary fitted suite compirising large walk in shower with a fixed raindrop shower head and glass door, wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome stand and mirror over, low level WC. Side facing window, recessed spotlights, chrome ladder style towel rail, tiled walls, tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 - 18ft (5.58m) × 16ft 7in (4.96m)
Large rear facing window with long distance sweeping views, ceiling light, cornicing, picture rail, two column radiators, deep skirting boards. Beautiful feature fireplace with original tiled surround, wooden mantel, slate hearth and cast iron grate.
Bedroom 3 - 14ft 9in (4.34m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)
French doors with bespoke shutters leading onto a private balcony affording superb panoramic views across the Severn Valley and beyond. Cornicing, picture rail, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards. Reclaimed fireplace with ornate tiled surround, cast iron grate and slate hearth.
Bedroom 4 - 11ft 5in (3.41m) × 9ft 9in (2.79m)
Side facing window with bespoke shutters, recessed spotlights, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, painted floorboards.
Contemporary fitted suite comprising feature freestanding clawfoot bath with hand held shower attachment, traditional style pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Opaque glazed window, recessed spotlights, traditional towel rail radiator, half height tiled walls, engineered oak flooring.
Separate Shower Room
Contemporary fitted suite comprising large walk in shower with fixed raindrop shower head and glass screen, wash hand basin with wooden countertop, low level WC. Two opaque glazed windows, recessed spotlights, traditional towel rail radiator, shaver point, half height tiled walls, tiled floor.
Monte Cielo is approached by a tarmac driveway leading to a DETACHED TANDEM GARAGE (28'6" x 9'4" approx.) with a newly fitted Cedar up and over door, power and light and pedestrian door to the rear. From here, a pathway leads down to the front door and onto a balustrade terrace, which stretches across the length of the house. The terrace acts as a terrific viewing platform with panoramic views sweeping across the Severn Valley including Worcester Cathedral to the north, Bredon Hills directly to the east and the Cotswolds to the south. A central set of stone steps lead from the terrace to a lower platform and to further pathways, which weave throughout the entire garden. The current vendors have invested heavily in carving out terraces into the hillside to create larger areas of level lawn and the end result is a real achievement. A particular feature of the garden is a striking traditionally built oak framed hut with exposed stone walls, which is ideal for outside dining and entertaining guests. The hut enjoys complete privacy and is equipped with a BBQ area and an outside heated lamp (with electricity connected). From here, a further set of steps lead to the lower slopes of the garden, which provides a wonderful woodland setting. The garden is fully enclosed with mature hedge and fenced boundaries. There are strategically placed outside sockets and outside lights along the pathways. The grounds in total extend to approximately ONE ACRE.
We have been advised that mains services 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 local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
The EPC rating for this property is E (42).
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Malvern Office (01684 892809).
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