Description King Athelstans House is an impressive and striking Grade II* Listed townhouse discreetly tucked away on the historical no-through lane of Kings Wall and yet situated within close proximity to the High Street. The townhouse is one of Malmesbury's finest properties forming a wing of what was originally The Kings House which was built in the 16th Century by Mathew King, a wealthy clothier. Kings Athelstans House was subsequently added by former town clerk Mr Thomas in the early 18th Century. The property boasts well-proportioned rooms typical to the Georgian era with high ceilings and showcases a wealth of beautiful original features including panelling, fireplaces and sash windows with shutters. Spanning over four floors, the accommodation extends in all to 2,456 sq.ft. Plus useful cellars below.
On the ground floor, an elegant drawing room enjoys views over the front garden with an open fireplace and leads through to a dining room complete with a gas fired stove, off which is a cloakroom, WC and spacious utility room. The stunning custom-made Smallbone kitchen has a range of units under a marble worksurface including built-in appliances and commissioned stained glass panelled doors. On the first floor, to the front there is a charming townhouse paneled sitting room and study/bedroom whilst at the rear there is a family bathroom and bedroom. The second floor boasts a magnificent master bedroom suite with a Smallbone en-suite shower room and dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms and easy access to attic storage. From the top floor bedroom there are wonderful far reaching views through the front balustrades over St Aldhelm Mead Park and beyond the River Avon.
Externally, King Athelstans House has a delightful walled garden arranged to the front enjoying a sunny aspect whilst an enclosed west-facing courtyard located at the rear takes the afternoon and evening sun. The well-tended garden enjoys a good degree of privacy, landscaped with mature shrub borders set around a meandering lawn and small pond at the bottom. The property benefits from the rare advantage of off-road parking for three cars set down a private drive which is shared with the neighbour.
Situation Malmesbury is an ancient hilltop town situated on the southern edge of The Cotswolds. Traditionally a market town serving the rural area of North West Wiltshire, the town is reputed to be the oldest borough in England created by Charter in 880 ad by Alfred the Great. Today, the High Street has numerous independent shops, pubs and restaurants including a new Waitrose store and a regular weekly Farmer's market whilst the town has excellent choice of both primary and secondary schools and good recreational and leisure facilities. The M4 motorway (J17) to the south provides fast road access to the major employment centres of Bristol and Swindon together with London and the West Country. Main line rail services are available from Chippenham and Kemble (Paddington in about 75 minutes).
There are many local footpaths and bridleways and the area is well served for cultural and sporting interests. There are theatres in Bath, Bristol and Swindon, together with golf courses in Chippenham, Brinkworth, Castle Combe and Minchinhampton. Horse racing can be enjoyed at Bath, Newbury and Cheltenham, while numerous water sports are available at the Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney.
Tenure&services We understand the property is Freehold with gas fired central heating, mains water and drains.
Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page are marketing materials provided by James Pyle & Co. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions or related information provided here and they do not constitute property particulars. Please contact James Pyle & Co for full details and further information.
Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.
Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.
Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.
The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.
Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK's website.