Mr Clarke thinks :
Straight out of the front door, across the road and into the woods and Malvern Hills.
Stuart Lodge is a beautiful Victorian building with a wonderful past, one that extends back to 1857. The Malvern stone property was once a grand private residence, St. Marys Urskine Convent School for girls and latterly used as a convalescence hospital in WW1. It is now split into three stunning apartments. The home we are selling has been completely renovated by the current owners who have painstakingly restored the original features using materials that are appropriate to the age and build. The home is surrounded by gorgeous communal gardens and the Malvern Hills.
From the moment you open the bespoke English kiln-dried oak door you can appreciate the quality of the renovations that have been carried out. From the magnificent chandelier to the ornate ceiling covings and roses you feel like you are inside the pages of an interior design magazine. There has also been new heating, new radiators and new flooring, CAT 5e/CAT6 ethernet added to the main rooms and sound insulation slabs.
The home is split over two floors and boasts three bedrooms, a dressing room, two bathrooms, a stunning kitchen, a grand drawing room with gorgeous views over the Severn Valley, a pantry and a utility room and a vast entrance hall is so spacious that it could be used as second entertaining area. There is also a great space on the first floor for home working. The great mix of style and practicality fit the demands of the modern buyer.
The kitchen has been totally refitted with oak units, Belfast sink, granite work surfaces and up stands, Kardean flooring with ‘Jumpax’ sound system. This space used to form part of a chapel which had historic connections to Malvern priory (which is why you can see the retained vaulted ceiling). There’s plenty of space for entertaining guests. For a bit of formality you could take pre-dinner drinks in the Sitting Room and soak in the views.
The addition of a big pantry and a utility room provides lots of storage space and allows you to hide anything unsightly so the rest of the home is clear and tidy. In keeping with the rest of the renovation work, the walk through pantry has a range of high quality oak units, Belfast sink, integrated dish-washer and gives that extra cupboard space. The utility room offers plenty of shelving, a new combination boiler and space for your washing machine, a place to close the door and hide everything away.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The Victorian cornice and ceiling roses details!
The master bedroom is spacious and light. A bedroom with natural light streaming from the window that has a stunning view is one of life's luxuries - pop a chaise by the window and wile away time looking across the valley or reading a book. Bedroom 2, illuminated by a large window has space for a sofa so your guests could relax and through the window admiring the view and soak up the peace and quiet of Stuart Lodge.
An original staircase leads you to the landing, which has lovely exposed wall and ceiling beams, this area is flooded by natural light from the feature steel frame doors, which open to a small decking area turning it into a useful private outside terrace.
The spa like family bathroom leads from the landing, a delightful room fully refitted with a high quality white suite, wallow in the bath and admire the stunning wall and ceiling beams that have been carefully restored by hand.
Bedroom 3 is yet another generous room, with spectacular views and is a room offering peace and tranquillity and those beautiful exposed wall and ceiling beams. To the other side of the landing is a delightful dressing room with rails across both sides of the room just below the exposed beams. This would make a useful second study if you are working from home.
- Three words : Character. Charm. Comfort.
Our favourite part
The stunning views over the Severn valley.
Quiet idyll of rural bliss
Malvern Wells is one of many local areas registered as an area of outstanding natural beauty - rightly so… many beautiful walks along the 13 miles of the Malvern Hills with breath taking scenery. Made famous by the Victorians, you can visit St Anne’s well where you can still sample Malvern water. Malvern Wells has an active and proud village community. The village hall a popular venue for plays, dancing, yoga and private parties. Join the Wells Club, run by local residents to get all the local gossip. Walk along the hills and drop into “The Wyche Inn” which serves hearty good food, or in the opposite direction is “The Malvern Hills Hotel” just below the British camp, famed for its Iron age fortress.
Great Malvern is close by - a Victorian town with delightful cafes and restaurants, a wealth of culinary delights. There is a large Waitrose and lovely speciality health food stores. The theatre offers entertainment for all ages with its west end productions and Christmas panto’s great for children and adults. A little further afield the Malvern retail park with Marks and Spencers, Morrisons and for that well-earned shopping break Costa Coffee. Pop over the hill to Ledbury to view its significant number of timber framed houses including the outstanding market house built in 1671, voted as one of the best places for Christmas shopping with it's large selection of independent shops.
Worcester city centre is accessible by car or train gives the delight of its Cathedral steeped in history and the many other attractions that visitors flock to see. Great Malvern and Malvern Link station offer a good service to national train links, both M5 and M50 are less than half an hour’s drive away with links to London the Midlands, the North and Wales an ideal situation for travel.
Well connected and lovely community
- Stores: Upton upon Severn sits on the banks of the Severn which hosts independent shops, cafes and restaurants, a place to while away those long summer days.
- Supermarket: Visit the traditional butchers and great cheese shop in Barnard’s Green.
- Pubs: For special occasions, just above Stuart Lodge, nestled in the hills is The Cottage in The Wood, or a 10 minute drive away The Swan in Hanley Swan.
- Design -- Spacious Victorian Malvern Stone Apartment over 2 Floors.
- Area -- Area covering 202sqm.
- Quality -- Renovated to a high standard.
- Living Spaces -- Reception, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Dressing Room and Study Area.
- Kitchen Details -- Breakfast-kitchen, pantry and utility room.
- Original Features -- Exposed wall and ceiling beams.
- Layout -- Versatile accommodation.
- Garden -- Mature communal gardens.
- Parking -- Off street parking available.
- Tenure -- Leasehold.