5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in The Cliff, Malmesbury
An outstanding late Victorian detached house and grounds on the edge of historic Malmesbury. Offering beautifully appointed and sympathetically extended accommodation set amidst substantial mature gardens of about an acre
- Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room & Study
- Kitchen and Breakfast Room Family/Reception Room
- Dry Cellar, Cloakroom, Utility Room, Rear Hall and Bootroom
- 5 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- Large Mature Grounds of approx.1 acre
- Superb Elevated Private Position
- Within walking distance to the town
- Double Garage & Home Office
- Approximately 3,305 sq.ft Main House
- 515 sq.ft Garages and Office
DESCRIPTION Situated at the end of its own private drive, The Cliff is an impressive and substantial detached Cotswold period home. Originally built in 1907 for the Malmesbury Baptist Minister it is set within an elevated and very private location on the edge of Malmesbury amidst delightful and substantial mature gardens. Surrounded by mature trees and hedges The Cliff has complete privacy whilst still enjoying unique views of Malmesbury Abbey and the town.
The well-proportioned and high-ceilinged accommodation was sympathetically renovated and extended 15 years ago, the house is beautifully presented with light and spacious rooms throughout. There is a modern up to date kitchen with electric AGA, double glazed sash windows and modern heating systems. It includes underfloor heating, 4Kw Photo voltaic cells and thermal hot water generation all of which make the house highly energy efficient and warm for such a large period property.
Arranged over three floors the accommodation extends to around 3,305 sq.ft with the principle rooms being south facing and boasting 12 foot ceiling heights, dado and picture rails.
The front door is situated in the middle of the double fronted facier and leads to an impressive hallway with its original Victorian tiled flooring. Either side are two sunny reception rooms, both with large bay windows, one of which having a further box bay to the side with a built in window seat. On the ground floor there is also a study and all these rooms have fireplaces and sash windows. Beyond is a traditional kitchen/breakfast room with an extensive range of local craftsman made solid ash units with granite worktops. There is a central island and built in appliances including a dishwasher and full height larder fridge. On the west side of the kitchen there is ample room for a dining table and sofa in front of French doors. This gives way to a south west facing patio and overlooks the garden. At the rear of the house is a further light-filled family room with wood burner, high vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors to the garden. A boot room, cloakroom and utility room complete the ground floor.
On the first floor, from the galleried landing, there are four well-proportioned double bedrooms (one ensuite) all enjoying views over the grounds. There is a newly installed family bathroom which has a roll top bateau bath and separate Matki shower. The master suite is located on the top floor with ample built in wardrobes in the dressing area, a fully fitted bathroom with roll top bath and shower. These rooms also have south facing windows with far reaching picturesque views over Malmesbury and beyond.
The Cliff is located at the end of a long private single-track lane. Driving past the 4 neighbouring houses, you enter the grounds through double electric gates onto a sweeping driveway up to ample parking and a double garage with an adjoining home office. The property is nestled centrally within its south-facing grounds, laid predominately to lawn. There is an orchard to one side and delightful rose garden with box hedging to the front. There are patios to either side of the house to make the most of both the morning and evening sun whilst within the gardens is an all-weather luxury summer house with children's play area beyond.
SITUATION The Cliff is set in an elevated yet private location, with open fields and cricket pitch behind but still within a few minutes' walk of Malmesbury town centre. There are delightful views of Malmesbury and its historic Abbey. The property is in a very convenient location with its own private footpath leading past the nature reserve to the Abbey Steps and from there into the town centre.
Malmesbury itself is an ancient hilltop town situated on the southern edge of The Cotswolds. Traditionally a market town serving the rural area of North West Wiltshire, the town is reputed to be the oldest borough in England created by Charter in 880 AD by Alfred The Great. Today, the High Street has numerous independent shops, pubs and restaurants including a Waitrose supermarket and a regular weekly Farmer's market. The town and surrounding villages have an excellent choice of both state primary and secondary schools and good recreational and leisure facilities. Independent education can be found at Westonbirt, Bath, Cheltenham and Wycliffe College, Stonehouse. The M4 motorway (J17), 10 minutes to the south, provides fast road access to the major employment centres of Bristol, Bath and Swindon together with London and the West Country. Main line rail services are available from Chippenham and Kemble (Paddington in about 75 minutes). There are many local footpaths and bridleways and the area is well served for cultural and sporting interests. There are theatres in Bath, Bristol and Swindon, together with golf courses in Chippenham, Brinkworth, Castle Combe and Minchinhampton. Horse racing can be enjoyed at Bath, Newbury and Cheltenham, while numerous water sports are available at the Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney.