House, Malmesbury

/ Bath 3 €3,955,000

Abbey house is a late Tudor house situated in the heart of Malmesbury, tucked away behind the Market Cross and adjacent to the Abbey. It overlooks the River Avon to the North and surrounding the house are the wonderful gardens and grounds which create a remarkable and private setting. The house is Grade I listed and predominantly built of stone under render with a stone slate cross-gable roof. The principle elevation has gables with roll top coping and ball finials to the outer wings. The house is roughly a horseshoe shape with a more modern extension extending to the eastern side. Internally the house provides intriguing accommodation together with features one would expect of a property of such age. These include stone mullion windows, exposed stonework, impressive fireplaces, fine solid wood doors and a wonderful oak main staircase with feature carved newels. There is also a 16th Century solid oak winder staircase. Accommodation: The house is steeped in history offering complete individuality, character and charm as well as generous accommodation. All of the principle rooms enjoy the spectacle of the gardens. The rooms are laid out to include a splendid grand reception hall off which rises the principle staircase. Adjacent is the library (at one time two rooms), a splendid entertaining room with an array of finely carved bookshelves. From here a door leads into a side porch which at one time was used as the main entrance. On the opposite side of the reception hall is the drawing room and of particular historical note is the over mantel with strap work and caryatids above which is the coat of arms of the Ivy family. Close by is the generous kitchen/breakfast room which includes a large feature Stone fireplace (currently not in use), believed to date back to pre-1260 and part re-built. Doorways from the kitchen lead to the studio which includes a study and domestic office space. Onwards from the studio and extending off the eastern side of the ho

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Property Reference 1064_509198

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