Malvern offers a broad range of shops and restaurants. There is also the Malvern Retail Park, where famous stores including Marks and Spencer, Morrison's and Boots can be found. Other facilities include the Malvern Splash Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, Great Malvern and Malvern Link railway stations, Manor Park Sports Club and Golf Club, the highly respected Malvern Theatre and Waitrose supermarket.
Famous for its hills where Edward Elgar wrote some of his most famous works and steeped in great British history, Malvern is a notable beauty spot, with glorious un-spoilt countryside. Its location provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for locals and tourists alike. The popular Three Counties Showground offers a variety of events throughout the year, including gardening, agricultural and antique shows.
Malvern has an excellent reputation for schooling with nearby Primary and Secondary schools obtaining 'Good' and 'Outstanding' Ofsted reports. The property is also well placed for some of the finest independent schools, including Malvern College, Malvern St James and The Downs.
Offering good road links to both the M5 (J7) and M50 (J1&2) motorway networks, making Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham and Bristol all fall within easy commuting distance. A train from Great Malvern station can take you directly to Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington.
St Raphael is entered in to a stunning hallway which impresses the moment you step through the solid pine door. With Edwardian encaustic tiles and Art Nouveau stained glass, the entrance hall gives the immediate feeling of class which resonates through the whole house.
A door to the right leads you in to a very welcoming snug. A large window floods the room with light as well as affording stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The classy feel of the entrance continues in to this room with original pine flooring and an attractive gas fire set in an Art Nouveau motif fireplace, perfect for cold winter nights. The high ceiling makes the snug a light and airy room.
Attractive French doors lead you to the dining room. Similarly to the snug, this room enjoys plentiful light and gorgeous countryside views through a large and attractive window. The original pine flooring is continued in to the dining room, and the dual aspect windows accompanied by the high ceilings make the room extremely light and airy. It is hard to imagine a better setting for dining.
St Raphael enjoys a gorgeous country kitchen with quarry tiled flooring. With bespoke solid pine units by Malvern Kitchens and Iroko worktops, the high-quality kitchen befits the home. The kitchen includes a baby Aga electric cooker with four ring hob and oven as well as a full-size gas Aga with three ovens. There is a feature Art Nouveau stained glass window, as well a window with a view to the garden. There is plumbing and space for a dishwasher, as well as a large sink.
Attached to the kitchen are two more extremely useful spaces. The quarry tiled flooring continues in to a utility and large pantry with a door to the garden. The utility has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The drawing room is a magnificent space to relax in and enjoy. Two huge windows give stunning views over the garden, courtyard and the Severn Valley. The pine flooring and Edwardian open fireplace set within a painted cast iron surround and mantle, tiled inset and hearth gives the room a feeling of opulence.
The ground floor also has a downstairs cloakroom with w/c as well as a useful study with dual aspect windows.
The lower ground floor provides either further living space for a large family, or even an opportunity to create a self-contained flat or rental opportunity. There is access from stairs in the entrance hall and also direct access from the garden.
The first door at the bottom of the stairs is an attractive sitting room. French doors afford the room light as well as useful access to the garden. A lovely gas fire set in a tiled hearth makes the room extremely cosy on cold winter evenings.
Further down the corridor is an impressive library. With fitted bookshelves and a large window overlooking the garden, this large room feels like the ideal space to read, think, study or work.
At the end of the hallway is an attractive double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. French doors give access to the garden as well as making the bedroom feel light and airy.
Additionally, there is a good-sized wood panelled bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead you to an impressive galleried landing.
Off the landing is the wonderful master bedroom. With dual aspect sash windows, the room is flooded with light and enjoys the most fabulous countryside views. The bedroom is spacious, light and airy and enjoys access on to a gorgeous south facing balcony, with views over the courtyard and countryside: the perfect place to sit and relax. With the master also comes a fabulous dressing room and an en-suite with a large shower.
The second bedroom is a very spacious double bedroom. The dual aspect windows make the room very light and airy and afford stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There are attractive built in wardrobes as well as a useful built in desk.
The third bedroom is also situated on the first floor. Again, this room is a generous double with a nice window with a view to the garden. There is an en-suite bathroom with Jack and Jill doors to the landing. The bathroom includes an attractive roll-top bath as well as a shower.
Bedroom four is another light and airy double bedroom and also enjoys an en-suite with a lovely tiled shower.
Stairs from the landing take you up in to the converted attic space. As well as providing an alternative space to relax and enjoy in the reception room, there is also masses of storage space. Off the reception room are two further bedrooms and a shower room.
The first of the bedrooms is a double bedroom, with a double-glazed window and a Velux offering fantastic views.
The second bedroom is a single bedroom which enjoys similarly wonderful views over the garden and countryside.
There is a useful shower room between the two bedrooms.
St Raphael enjoys an array of different spaces to enjoy outside. Outside the front door is a covered porch area- a great place to take a seat in the shade or kick off your muddy boots after a countryside walk. The driveway provides ample parking. A few steps down take you in to a gorgeous courtyard area which provides the perfect space for summer barbeques or al fresco dining. A pretty archway leads you through to tiered lawns, with lots of different seating areas tucked away. There are a number of beautiful walkways that take you round different areas of the mature garden. There is a decking area with a large storage shed. On the lower tier of lawn sits a summerhouse in a sun trap providing a lovely place to sit, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the garden. A walkway down to the bottom of the garden brings you to a lovely secluded spot with a large, luxurious jacuzzi. This area of the garden caps off the luxurious feeling of the whole property.
St Raphael is a wonderful property which is perfect for a large family with dependant relatives or as a business opportunity. The stunning views from the house and wonderful garden cap off the home. Set ideally in Malvern, this is a fantastic opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
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