A rare opportunity to acquire a most impressive regency style townhouse of substantial proportions, providing exceptionally well proportioned and flexible five bedroomed and two studied accommodation arranged over three floors, which has been skilfully modernised to retain much of the property's original character with a high level of modern appointment also including a most pleasant landscaped garden in this highly favoured town location.
Is a popular residential location located close to the town centre comprising many fine period dwellings and within easy reach of an excellent range of facilities and amenities including town centre shopping, a variety of well regarded schools both public and private and a wide variety of recreational facilities including nearby Jephson Gardens. The location is also within easy reach of the local railway station and the motorway network is easily accessed. In recent years Church Hill has consistently proved to be much sought after.
Believed to have been constructed circa 1855 originally for a local businessman, Mr Thomas Muddiman a linen draper of Regent Street, for his own occupation. Melbourne Villa has been maintained and developed particularly in recent years to provide a unique combination of high level modern appointment with a wealth of original features throughout the property, floors, coving, fireplaces and sash windows being particularly noteworthy. The current owners have gone to considerable lengths to improve the property further which provides very well proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors including an impressively fitted breakfast/kitchen, three well fitted bathrooms and substantial cellarage. Melbourne Villa also includes a twin off-road car parking facility and good sized charming landscaped garden with summer house of note. The property has been maintained to a particularly high standard and the agents consider this to be a truly unique opportunity and inspection being essential for the style, grandeur and level of appointment to be fully appreciated.
In detail the accommodation comprises:-
Leads to the
Spacious Reception Hall
With original timber panelled entrance door flanked by glazed panels with glazed over panel, oak flooring, original multi-panelled arched window feature original coved cornice, dado rail and ornate central arch with staircase off, turned balustrade, double radiator, original stripped timber panelled doors leading to
Dining Room 5.44m x 6.50m (17'10" x 21'4")
With sash bay window, two double radiators, oak flooring, cast iron fireplace with marble mantle and tiled hearth, flanked by alcoves with custom made shelving, coved cornice, picture rail, wall light points, central ceiling rose.
Drawing Room 6.50m x 4.52m (21'4" x 14'10")
With oak flooring, original sash window, feature original cast iron fireplace with tiled insert and marble mantle, with tiled hearth and flanked by bookcases, coved cornice, picture rail and central ceiling rose.
Reception Hall / Lobby
Walk in coat cupboard with hanging rail and radiator.
Cloakroom / WC
With corner wash hand basin, low flush WC with concealed cistern, half tiled walls and tiled floor.
Impressively Refitted Breakfast / Kitchen 8.15m x 3.66m (26'9" x 12')
With extensive range of quality white faced base cupboard and drawer units with extensive quartz work surfaces and returns, inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit and mixer tap, matching range of high level cupboards, matching adjoining peninsular unit, built-in wine cooler, appliance space, plumbing for automatic dishwasher and Rangemaster range with extractor hood over set in original fireplace recess, further three quarter height larder unit, tiled floor with under floor heating, further three quarter height units incorporating American fridge recess, windows to two aspects including twin French doors to rear garden, further integral full height bookcase and original fireplace recess feature.
Access to the Basement
With walk-in store.
Chamber One 5.41m x 3.25m (17'9" x 10'8")
With louvre doored cupboards currently used as a music room. Contains water softener. With a sound insulated ceiling.
Chamber Two 3.05m x 5.49m (10' x 18")
With electric light, power point, useful storage facility.
With original balustrade leads to the mezzanine landing with dado rail, curved cornice, Velux window leads to the
Utility Room 2.29m x 1.22m (7'6" x 4')
With base cupboard and drawer unit, rolled edge work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, radiator + Sheila's maid airier.
Guest Suite Comprising:-
Guest Bedroom 3.96m x 3.66m (13' x 12')
With double radiator, built in cupboard with shelving, sash window, coving to ceiling.
With large walk-in store with pull down ladder giving access to 25 Sq Meters of floored attic space.
Guest Bathroom 3.66m x 3.12m (12' x 10'3")
With stand alone ball and claw bath feature, pedestal mixer tap shower attachment, pedestal basin and low flush WC, tiled shower cubicle with integrated shower unit, downlighters, coving to ceiling, sash window, heated towel rail incorporating radiator, further concealed radiator, Karndean flooring.
Principal Spacious First Floor Landing
With coved cornice, understair cupboard, integrated bookcase, original balustrade leads to
Bedroom 3.51m x 3.61m (11'6" x 11'10)
With sash window, radiator, coved cornice.
Bedroom/Study 5.08m x 5.49m (16'8" x 18')
With custom made shelving and cupboard either side of fireplace, wood flooring, radiator, picture rail, coved cornice, central ceiling rose, sash bay window.
Bedroom 3.89m x 4.57m (12'9" x 15')
radiator, built-in bookcase and built in cupboard with hanging rail.
Jack 'n' Jill En-Suite Shower Room / WC 2.82m x 2.44m (9'3" x 8')
With half tiled walls with tiled floor, heated towel rail, pedestal basin, low flush WC, quadrant tiled shower cubicle, integrated shower unit and downlighters.
Stairs and Second Floor Landing
Study 4.27m x 3.15m (14' x 10'4")
With double glazed gable window and Velux window, radiator, wood flooring, fitted shelves.
Bedroom 4.42m x 5.64m (14'6" x 18'6")
With wood flooring, downlighters, double glazed gabled window and Velux window, radiator.
Family Bathroom 3.76m x 2.67m (12'4" x 8'9")
With white suite comprising panelled bath, mixer tap, shower attachment, twin wash hand basin with mixer taps, low flush WC with concealed cistern, half tiled walls and tiled shower cubicle with integrated shower unit, heated towel rail and linen cupboard with fitted shelves, downlighter, radiator. Karndean flooring and double glazed window.
Bedroom 4.32m x 4.01m (14'2" x 13'2")
With wood flooring, radiator and gable window, original cast iron fireplace and mantle, access to storage facility within the eaves and walk-in store with fitted shelves. Double glazed windows.
With block paving providing twin off-road car parking facility with period style railings to the lightwell flanked by established flower beds.
Impressively landscaped rear garden with extensive paved patio incorporating the original brick well, extensive shaped lawn, well stocked flower borders, bounded by brick walls, timber corner "Summer House", further store and adjoining brick built store/boiler room with gas boiler.
The property is understood to be freehold although we have not inspected the relevant documentation to confirm this.
All mains services are understood to be connected to the property including gas. NB We have not tested the central heating, domestic hot water system, kitchen appliances or other services and whilst believing them to be in satisfactory working order we cannot give any warranties in these respects. Interested parties are invited to make their own enquiries.
The property can be approached by proceeding south from our office via Dale Street. Turning right into Church Hill whereupon the property will be found located on the right hand side.
30 Church Hill
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