Let’s face it: life’s hard and you deserve this. You deserve a family break for just the 27 of you where you simply gaze at the Malvern Hills from a steaming hot tub and occasionally slope off for tennis on the all-weather court. All while luxuriating in 30 acres of grounds, galleried landings and a state-of-the-art cinema room.
Cinema room? Oh yes. State-of-the-art? Oh, definitely. The 100-inch screen, 4K projector and Dolby Atmos 3D surround-sound system say so. And the tech doesn’t end there. Control the heating, entertainment and security from the same single source. And the Wi-Fi? It delivers streaming services at a supersonic speeds.
Get together, slide apart, in a labyrinth of reception rooms. Oh, and don’t forget your dogs. This place knocks the kennels for six. Explore the gardens ripe with fruit or surrounding fields, partly tenanted by grazing cows. Shoot pool and table football in the games room. Let the kids discover the playroom. They deserve this too.
Enjoy the outdoors? You’ve got 30 acres of it here, sliding away into the sunset that caps that view of the Malvern Hills. Wander the pastureland, woodland and formal gardens. Then discover box-hedging, wildflowers, a greenhouse, fruit trees, strawberries, raspberries, grapes and figs.
Eat out on the terrace with meat treats sizzling on the gas barbecue. Chill some Prosecco for some time in the hot tub gazing westward at the hills. Grab some rackets for tennis on the all-weather court.
Hang around the house at night under the ample lighting. Charge your EVs on site. Raid the logstores for firewood. Arrive in style and land your helicopter on the lawn. This is no ordinary break.
The Malverns are pretty special from the garden, but you’ll enjoy the Great Indoors, too. In a labyrinth of reception rooms, you’ll kick back surrounded by restored fireplaces, ornate cornicing, a galleried landing and picture windows. Come together, slip apart. Whatever you’re doing, it might be the tech you’ll remember the most.
Control your entertainment, heating and security with one high-tech system. Use the Control4 installation to dive deep into streaming services on the 100-inch cinema screen with 4K projector and 3D surround sound. Feed your music on all or any of the 40KEF speakers throughout the house, or in just one room.
Send your jaw-droppers to Instagram over the supersonic 900Mbps broadband connection and tap into any of eight TVs. Shoot some pool and table football in the games room. Let the kids waste a few hours in the playroom with dolls’ house, X-box and games. Gaze at the garden from the orangery. At Malvern View, the entertainment can be techy or traditional.
Showcase your skills with the dual-range cooker and seven-burner gas hob. Eat beneath the chandelier in the decadent west-facing dining room or out on the terrace, both with a view of the hills. Or swap your kitchen whites for lilywhites and hit it up on the tennis court while the pros from DineIndulge prepare restaurant-quality cuisine at home.
Stock up the commercial-quality fridge/freezer units and wine fridges from Warner’s Supermarkets, Colston Bakery and Upton Wines. Furnish your TV nights with takeaways from Mojito’s Rum Bar and Pizzeria, Pundits Fusion for Asian, Domino’s, and the River Severn Takeaway for Chinese.
Pop out for pub food from The Hunters Inn for scampi, stroganoff, salmon or a Sunday carvery. Consider The Swan Inn at Hanley for Gressingham duck, butternut-squash risotto or tempura-battered fish and chips. Or give The Drum and Monkey a go for steak, fish and veggie options. Hey, the landlady says you ‘can’t beat the drum’.
Dine out on the terrace on aged Herefordshire beefburger or gilt-head bream and enjoy hill views at The Inn at Welland. Enjoy the best of Bangladesh at Pundits Fusion. Or tuck into pizzas such as The Mexican, The Mighty Vegan and The Moroccan, washed down with rum-based cocktails, at Mojito’s Rum Bar and Pizzeria.
There’s accommodation here for just the 27, so call your family, call your friends and fill the ten bedrooms with exhausted besties living their best lives. Slide into 400 thread-count-linen on top of 1500 pocket-sprung mattresses and slip into log-like sleep.
The master bedroom sleeps up to six in a superking and a sofa bed. There’s a huge south-facing bay window for enjoying the view, 55” TV and feature fireplace. Bedrooms two and four sleep four in a superking (or singles) and guest bed with west-facing windows. And bedroom three offers a single bed with feature fireplace.
Bedroom five provides a kingsize zip-and-link with luxury en-suite with wet room, a 50″ TV and underfloor heating, while six comes with superking zip-and-link, 50” TV and speaker system. Bedroom seven is another superking zip-and-link and two guest beds with 50” TV and speakers, while bedroom eight offers a kingsize and hill views. All these rooms sleep three.
Bedroom nine gives you a kingsized bed with west-facing views over to the Malverns and pastureland to the front, and bedroom ten offers a kingsize with similar views to nine. There’s room for a z-bed if required.
Will your kids be entertained? We feel the house and gardens will do the job nicely, but filling a ten-bedroom home with 27 of your nearest and dearest, plus dogs, should remove any concerns about home sickness. Best of all, your Gen-Alpha housemates will have endless fun with the tech.
They’re digital natives, so put them in charge of the single-source controls for the heating, entertainment and security. They’ll get the hang of the Control4 installation in no time, especially when it comes to diving deep into streaming services on the 100-inch projector screen and 3D surround sound in the cinema room.
Music? Yes, they’ll drive you bonkers with that, too. The 40KEF speakers pipe music to almost every room in the house, or just one room. You might want to take control. Whoever’s in charge, there’ll be no complaints about the Wi-Fi available throughout the house or the eight TVs that pepper the place.
Tech aside, they’ll no doubt love the games room, too, with pool and table footie, and younger kids will need to be prised away from the playroom with dolls’ house, toys and games. Outside, meet the cows if they’re in residence, pick the fruit, eat barbie beef out on the terrace, and kick a ball around.
Gone are the days when the only way to view a house was solely by way of poring over flat and sometimes confusing floor plans. With the emergence of 360-degree video we have an exciting new way of being introduced to the layout of a house.
With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.