About this property
**STUNNING PENTHOUSE APARTMENT**WONDERFUL VIEWS OVER THE TOWN**RARELY AVAILABLE**CONVENIENT LOCATION** A beautifully appointed two/three bedroom penthouse apartment forming part of this historic building which was formerly the art department for the local secondary school. The property was skillfully converted in 2011 to nine luxury apartments with care and attention to detail retaining all of the original wealth of inherent character and charm. In particular the large stone mullion windows which gives the apartment stunning panoramic views over the town rooftops towards the Abbey. Approached via a communal hallway with entry phone system stairs lead up to the oak front door which opens into the spectacular open plan accommodation, highlighted by a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of high end appliances complimented by granite work surfaces incorporating a useful breakfast bar. The bright and spacious living space flows beautifully with a vaulted ceiling and mezzanine floor above, double doors open into a dining room however this room could easily be used as a third bedroom. An inner hallway leads into a further double bedroom and shower room. Stairs rise up to the mezzanine floor with an impressive master bedroom with glass balcony overlooking the living room. There are extensive built-in eaves wardrobes, a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and space ideal for use as a study. Externally the landscaped communal gardens are laid to lawn with a block paved driveway providing two allocated parking spaces plus two visitor spaces.
Conveniently located in the heart of this historic town, yet within a short distance of country walks and the picturesque River Avon. The hilltop town of Malmesbury is officially recognised as England's oldest borough. Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, surrounded by two branches of the River Avon, it boasts buildings of golden Cotswold stone and beautiful river walks. Famous for its ancient Abbey and elaborate 15th century Market Cross, the town may well have history round every corner but is also bursting with life, enjoying excellent independent shops, a Waitrose, charming cosy pubs, friendly cafes, regular farmers' markets and a busy local events schedule. The establishment of the Dyson design and development headquarters on the edge of the town means that Malmesbury is now a centre for technical innovation, allowing the town to truly describe itself as both ancient and modern. Malmesbury is five miles north of the M4 (Junction 17) so within easy commuting distance of Bristol, Bath and Swindon. London is approximately 1½ hours away by car or train.
EPC Rating: B
Council Tax Band: D
Mains water, gas and electricity. There is 116 years remaining on the lease, the ground rent is £125 pa and a service charge currently at £425 per quarter.
Old Bear House 53 High Street Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 9AG