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- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Detached Period House
- Drawing Room, Sitting Room And Conservatory
- Kitchen And Utility
- Five Bedrooms And Two Bedrooms
- Large Elegant Grounds
- Off Road Parking And Double Garage
A Striking And Distinguished Detached Period House Offering Generous And Flexible Accommodation (2706 Sq Feet) And Enjoying A Lovely Setting In Large Elegant Grounds Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Study, Utility Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Landing, Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Double Garage, Garden Stores, Central Heating, Off Road Parking
Location & Description
West Bank House enjoys a convenient position just over a mile from the centre of the busy and historic riverside town of Upton upon Severn where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops, a bank, Post Office, two supermarkets, public houses, church, medical centre, library and good community facilities for sports including rugby, rowing and a busy marina. A more extensive range of amenities are available in the city of Worcester and the nearby towns of Malvern, Tewkesbury and Ledbury. There is an excellent transport network notably via Junctions 1 of the M50 and 8 of the M5 which provide fast access to The Midlands, South West and South Wales. Mainline railway stations at both Malvern and Worcester provide direct services to Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales. The area is particularly well known for the quality of its education. There is a highly regarded state secondary school at Hanley Castle (approximately two miles away) and some of the best private schools in the region notably Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School. Located in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside close to the border with Gloucestershire, Westbank House is in the perfect spot for those who enjoy outdoors pursuits whether this is riding or fishing in the Severn Valley or perhaps following in the steps of Sir Edward Elgar and J R R Tolkien by walking the nearby Malvern Hills and Worcestershire Way from which one can appreciate the wonderful scenery.
West Bank House is an impressive detached family home originally constructed during the early 1900's at the start of the Edwardian era. It was designed and built to provide accommodation for nurses who worked at the nearby former isolation hospital (now also in residential use). It remained as nurses quarters until the late 1920's after which it became the main residence for the local doctor. In the more than 100 years since it was constructed West Bank House has only known three owners. Extended in the 1960's the generous accommodation (2706 sq ft) has been well maintained. Its versatile and flexible layout is perfect for a large active family but could equally well suit alternative lifestyles including anyone working from home. It retains a number of original features including fireplaces and Edwardian Joinery notably the staircase, doors and brass door furnishings. On the ground floor an enclosed entrance porch opens into a large hall off which there is a spacious drawing room, a large dining room, cloakroom with WC, study, a utility room (the original larder), sitting room, a good size kitchen and an impressive conservatory which enjoys a lovely outlook over the main garden. At first floor level a landing leads to five bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has its own separate shower cubicle. Central heating is provided by way of a Calor gas boiler with a wireless controlled system setting the temperature. External features included striking façades to both the front and rear elevations of the house, a large contemporary double garage and a small courtyard off which are two small stores. In addition to the garage there is also further private parking. Undoubtedly one of the great strengths of West Bank House is it setting in a large and particularly private mature landscaped rear garden. This provides a sheltered and safe environment for the family. GROUND FLOOR
Enclosed Entrance Porch
Part glazed entrance door, quarry tiled floor, matwell and part glazed inner door leading to
Radiator and telephone point.
Drawing Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 12ft 9in (3.72m)
excluding a particularly attractive bay window to side aspect. Fireplace with timber surround and mantle, marble inset and hearth, original servants bell, two radiators, smoke alarm and window to front aspect.
Dining Room - 19ft 1in (5.89m) × 12ft 9in (3.72m)
An impressive room with attractive parquet woodblock flooring, two radiators and three windows to side and rear aspects. Pair of glazed doors leading into rear garden.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator, understairs cupboard and window to rear aspect.
Study - 10ft (3.1m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)
Fitted book shelving, radiator and window to rear aspect.
Utility Room - 11ft (3.41m) × 9ft (2.79m)
The original Edwardian larder with a range of cold slabs and shelving, quarry tiled floor and window to front aspect.
Sitting Room - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 14ft (4.34m)
Two radiators, recess with stone hearth (ideal for supporting stove etc), three windows to front and side aspects
Kitchen - 14ft 2in (4.34m) × 10ft (3.1m)
Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces, tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above. Integrated one and a half bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap. DISHWASHER, WASHING MACHINE, MICROWAVE, OVEN, GRILL and four ring ceramic HOB. Integrated wine rack, radiator, cork matwell, window to rear aspect and door leading into courtyard (described later). Pair of glazed doors leading into
Conservatory - 13ft (4.03m) × 10ft 2in (3.1m)
Radiator, double glazed windows to three aspects with lovely outlook over rear garden. Pair of double glazed doors leading into garden itself. FIRST FLOOR
Large window overlooking the rear garden.
Radiator, access to very large roof space (possibly capable of providing additional accommodation). Window to front aspect.
Bedroom 1 - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 14ft (4.34m)
Radiator, range of built in wardrobes with fitted cupboards above. Telephone point, distinctive corner window to front aspect. Central heating thermostat.
Bedroom 2 - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 10ft (3.1m)
Radiator, window to rear aspect.
Bathroom - 9ft 4in (2.79m) × 7ft 8in (2.17m)
Panelled bath, shower tap, glass shower screen, pedestal wash basin, radiator, close coupled WC, built in airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Window to rear aspect and mirrored wall cabinet.
Bedroom 3 - 9ft 4in (2.79m) × 7ft 8in (2.17m)
Radiator, window to front aspect.
Bedroom 4 - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 9ft (2.79m)
Radiator, window to front aspect.
Bathroom - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 8ft 6in (2.48m)
Panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with two lights above, bidet, radiator, fluorescent shaving light, tiled shower cubicle and window to side aspect.
Bedroom 5 - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 8ft (2.48m)
Radiator, window to side aspect.
A gated entrance leads on to a tarmac drive that provides a shared access not only to West Bank House but also to neighbouring properties. Leading off the driveway is a separate gravel driveway (providing parking) and a contemporary brick built
With up and over door, double glazed window, power and lighting and side entrance door.
From the garage a pathway leads to a shaded area of garden where there are a number of mature trees and the Calor Gas storage tank. Immediately in front of the property are several impressive borders, fully stocked with mature shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants. The attractive façade of the house supports a number of well established climbers. Pathways to each side of the property lead into the rear garden. A side gate also leads to a small WALLED COURTYARD where there is an external light, door leading to the kitchen and two further doors leading to a GENERAL STORE/BOILER ROOM 10' x 6' housing the Vaillant gas fired central heating boiler. Here also there is a light. Adjacent to this is a much smaller STORE 6'x 3' with window and light. From both the courtyard and from two side paths there is direct access into the large level rear garden. This lovely setting is mainly laid to lawn with a raised stone terrace/seating area, a number of mature fully stocked shrub and herbaceous borders, a variety of ornamental and fruit trees and pathways. The whole garden is fully enclosed by a mixture of trees and attractive hedging giving it complete shelter and privacy. The attractive rear façade of the house also supports climbers including a well established Wisteria and roses. There is an external tap.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Heating is provided by a private Calor Gas system. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances would be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request. John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchases/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold
COUNCIL TAX BAND "G" This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Energy Performance Certificate
The EPC rating for this property is G (15).
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From Upton upon Severn proceed along Old Street on the road towards Welland. After a short distance you will pass a sports field on your right hand side followed by a medical centre (also on the right). Continue uphill following the road to Welland for just under a mile leaving the outskirts of Upton. The property can be seen behind a concealed entrance on the left hand side as indicated by a white marker stone and the agents sale board.
Upton upon Severn
Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire