Kings Wall, Malmesbury, SN16

Offers in excess of £1,100,000
5 bedroom house for sale
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Key Information
Property Type
3,082 sqft
Property Description
The spacious and light accommodation is spread over 5 floors. The house was originally built as a factory and so has more light, and the rooms are more spacious than most of the houses of the era. It has plenty of secret places – perfect for a game of hide-and-seek! A part glazed front door leads into the entrance hallway, with wide elm floorboards, off which is a cloakroom/WC. A staircase leads up to the first floor whilst a door conceals another, which leads down to the kitchen/breakfast room.

Off the hall is an elegant, light and inviting drawing room with an impressive inglenook fireplace with open fire and three windows. Through a door in the panelling on the far wall is a ‘secret’ back staircase leading up to the first floor. Off the drawing room is a cosy room, now a study which been renovated by the present owner; in the process uncovering a hidden window, exposing the stone wall and adding an attractive stained-glass window.

On the first floor is a landing, off which is the beautiful, panelled master bedroom, which has a fireplace with stone surround and iron grate inset, two windows overlooking the garden and a panelled en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin.

Also on this floor, accessed via the back stairs is a room currently used as an office, with shelving on two walls and two windows, this which could be used as another double bedroom.

Off the second floor landing is a modern shower room, with walk-in shower, vanity unit with wash basin and WC. Next to this is another double bedroom (bedroom 3) with window to front. There is also a small room which has cupboards lining one wall which is currently used as a dressing room
Further along the landing is another bright, sunny double bedroom (bedroom 4) with a tranquil feel with two windows looking out over the garden to the front.

On the third floor is a fifth, attic bedroom with A frame beams and window to side elevation, with plenty of storage space in the eaves and a hanging cupboard, ideal for a teenager. There is further storage space available in a walk-in attic storeroom on this floor.

Stairs lead down from the ground floor to the heart of the home, a 24’ kitchen/breakfast room. This has a farmhouse feel with a gas fired Aga, exposed stone wall and terracotta coloured tiled floor, a range of bespoke pale blue kitchen units with plate racks, wooden worktops , a double Belfast sink and plenty of room for a family sized table. An archway leads with further shelving and a point for a second oven (if required) leads to an arched glazed door to the garden.
Through double doors from the kitchen is a conservatory, which was replaced 3 years ago in durable iroko hardwood and is a perfect spot for enjoying a view of the garden. It has a terracotta coloured tiled floor which benefits from underfloor heating, allowing use all year round. The exposed stonework of the house has evidence of old carvings and the doorway is thought to have been removed from Malmsbury Abbey after a catastrophic collapse after a lightning strike in 1500.

Also on the ground floor is a scullery/utility room which is plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher and has a range of cupboards, worktop space with tiled splashbacks and a stainless-steel sink. Next to this is a wonderful cool shelved pantry, ideal for cookery lovers, as well as another store/ boiler room which houses the pressurized hot water cylinder and gas central heating boiler which fires the radiators. The back stairs lead from the scullery to the ground floor.

The delightful gardens, mainly to the front and side of the house, are a haven for wildlife. Different areas of interest can be found, including a terrace with ornamental pond which is a suntrap in summer, a wildflower meadow, a veg growing area with raised beds, a mini orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees and an area near the scullery with a vine-covered pergola, beneath which is a shady seating area for outdoor dining and taking in views of the garden and beyond. There is also a brick built shed with power and lighting. A wide variety of established trees including a willow and a twisted hazel can be found. The garden is planted with an array of scented flowers including lavender and wild garlic, bee orchids, ox-eye daisies, cornflowers and poppies, but retains a natural feel, planted with low maintenance in mind. The garden slopes to a leat, a stream diverted from the River Avon, which was created in the days when the property was a glove factory in the 1800s. Beyond the garden, over the leat is a playing field and parkland.

The parking for Kings House is accessed via a driveway which is shared with next door, King Athelstan’s House. The property is located off a quiet no-through road, within easy reach of the town's amenities, including a wide variety of everyday shops, including a Waitrose and an Aldi. There is also a good selection of local independent businesses in the High Street; butcher’s, baker’s, florist, hairdresser’s, pharmacies, restaurants as well as access to other facilities in the town such as a library, leisure centre and schools. Malmsbury also has an array of clubs and societies for all ages. The community is very lively with plenty of entertainment on offer - there is always an excuse for a town celebration, festival or carnival. Local groups include an historical society, sustainability society, brownies and scouts. Football, yoga and other sports are also available. The local primary schools, Malmesbury CofE and St Joseph’s are very well-regarded and secondary school, Malmesbury School is rated Outstanding by OFSTED. Independent schools include Westonbirt (4.5 miles).

The property benefits from excellent transport links, with the M4 motorway within easy reach. Kemble station (8 miles) has rail links to Swindon and trains from Chippenham (10 miles) to London Paddington take approx. 70 mins. Nearby towns include Tetbury (6.5 miles), Cirencester (14 miles), Cheltenham (30 miles) Bath (26 miles) and Bristol (28 miles). All distances are approximate.

Tenure Freehold
Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage
Council Tax: Wiltshire County Council Band G
EPC Rating: E
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