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- 7 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 6 Reception Rooms
- Stunning Large Detached Late Victorian House
- Situated In The Desirable Village Location Of West Malvern
- Magnificent Far Reaching Views Across The Herefordshire Countryside
- Generous & Versatile Three Storey Accommodation
- Seven Bedrooms (Master En Suite)
- Four Reception Rooms
- Striking Open Plan Breakfast Kitchen
- Beautifully Appointed Orangery
- Extensive Grounds Approaching 2.13 Acres
A Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Stunning Large Detached Late Victorian House Situated In The Desirable Village Of West Malvern Affording Magnificent Far Reaching Views Across The Herefordshire Countryside Toward The Welsh Borders Offering Generous And Versatile Three Storey Accommodation Comprising Seven Bedrooms (Master En-suite), Four Reception Rooms, Striking Open Plan Breakfast Kitchen With Adjoining Orangery Situated In Extensive Grounds Approaching 2.13 Acres.
Location & Description
Oakwood enjoys a convenient position in the popular village of West Malvern approximately two and a half miles from the well served village of Colwall and about two miles from the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Great Malvern and Colwall with services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford and most notably London Paddington within 2.5 hours. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about nine miles and junction 2 of the M50 near Ledbury is just over ten miles. The property is also well placed for access to some of the best schools in the region at both primary and secondary levels and in the private and state sectors including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School and the Chase and Dyson Perrins as well as The Downs and Elms preparatory schools in Colwall.
Oakwood is a striking Victorian detached house believed to originally date back to the 1890's when the Right Honourable Lucy Joan Cavendish Scott, Lady Howard de Walden, was famously residing in West Malvern. It is widely understood that although her time in West Malvern was for a period of less than ten years, she was a very prominent and influential figure, especially when it came to building work carried out during that time, and Oakwood is a prime example of her design flare. The current vendors have invested heavily in the house and it is evident that much care and consideration has been taken to maintain its historical integrity whilst blending beautifully with many contemporary touches. There are many noteworthy period features including large sash windows and corniced ceilings with intricate detailing to most of the principle rooms together with deep skirting boards and some exposed floor boards. All of the fireplaces are original and in working order with ornate surrounds. A great strength of the house is its elevated position situated on the Western slopes of the Malvern Hills with outstanding far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside toward the Welsh Borders. Arranged over three floors, Oakwood offers elegant and extremely well presented accommodation, which could be easily adapted to suit a wide range of requirements. To the ground floor there is a vestibule leading to a spacious reception hall off which there are doors to the sitting room, dining room and impressive drawing room. Further along the hall there is a games room, which serves as a great entertaining space for those with an expanding family, and in turn leads to the cellar. At the far end of the house there is an imaginatively redesigned breakfast kitchen with bespoke fitted units and a beautiful adjoining orangery, which was added approximately 4 years ago and was constructed using originally sourced materials to match the brickwork of the main house. From here there is access onto a flagstone terrace which acts as a terrific viewing platform. To the first floor there is half landing giving access to the family bathroom and a well equipped dressing room, which in turn leads to the library and study. These two rooms have the potential to become a self contained apartment. There are four principle double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from an en suite shower room. On the second floor there are three further bedrooms, a bathroom and a store room, which was previously used as a shower room and has the potential to become one again. Outside the house enjoys extensive grounds approaching 2.13 ACRES with large terraces laid to lawn with well established shrub borders and some particularly fine trees. A driveway leads to a generous area of parking and to a useful workshop/store room. With so much to explore the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this most wonderful position.
Imposing front door with decorative detailing to stone archway above. Ceiling light, patterned tiled floor, part stained glass door with matching side panels leading to
Spacious reception hall, ceiling light, recessed spotlights, coving, central heating thermostat, two traditional column radiators, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Wooden staircase to first floor.
Sitting Room - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 19ft 4in (5.89m)
Dual aspect room with two front facing sash windows and an impressive bay window with stained glass detailing enjoying superb far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside. Original decorative corniced ceiling, central light, picture rail, dado rail, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Attractive open fireplace with inset cast iron grate and slate hearth.
Dining Room - 14ft 11in (4.34m) × 10ft 10in (3.1m)
Front facing sash window, central light, recessed spotlights, coving, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Attractive original open fireplace with stone surround and decorative tiled hearth.
Drawing Room - 18ft 5in (5.58m) × 14ft 10in (4.34m)
Feature bay window with stained glass detailing affording fantastic far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside. Original ornate corniced ceiling with a frieze featuring cherubs, central light, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Impressive open fireplace with decorative wooden surround and slate hearth.
Recessed spotlights. Doors to
Opaque glazed window, ceiling light, traditional column radiator, deep skirting boards, tiled floor. Low level WC, Adelphi wash hand basin with tiled splash back and mirror over.
Games Room - 28ft 8in (8.68m) × 10ft 11in (3.1m)
Two side facing windows with deep sills, ceiling lights, wall lights, decorative wood panelling to one wall, built in bookcase, deep skirting boards, Coir flooring. Central wood burning stove with slate hearth. Door to
The cellar comprises two main chambers and a store room. One of the chambers holds an industrial sized Ideal Concord boiler serving the house and a separate OSO pressurised hot water cylinder.
Breakfast Kitchen - 21ft 6in (6.51m) × 14ft (4.34m)
Having been thoughtfully redesigned by the current owners to create a beautifully appointed open plan breakfast kitchen which offers a contemporary range of coloured floor and wall mounted units including a tall larder cupboard, bespoke built in dresser with display cabinet and cupboard drawers below, and a hand crafted bookcase with shelving and further cupboard below. All of the work surfaces are granite with tiled surrounds. A particular feature of the kitchen is the central island which boasts a breakfast bar and granite worktop with inset one and a half bowl sink and a bevelled draining board. It also includes a bin store, further storage cupboards and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is space for a fridge freezer and a striking gas fired AGA with three ovens, two plates and a warming plate with an extractor hood over and inset lighting. In addition, there is an electric two ring HOB. Two rear facing double glazed windows, part glazed door to outside, ceiling lights, TV point, tiled floor. Doors to Utility Room and Rear Hall. Open to
Orangery - 13ft 9in (4.03m) × 15ft (4.65m)
Imaginative addition by the current owners which compliments the kitchen beautifully and makes the most of its imposing position enjoying superb far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside. Flooded by natural light through a large roof light and a bank of double glazed windows, it really is an impressive room. Ceiling light, wall lights, solid wood flooring. French doors lead outside onto a flagstone terrace with ornate railings.
Utility Room - 12ft 10in (3.72m) × 10ft 7in (3.1m)
Further range of coloured floor and wall mounted units with solid wood work surface and inset ceramic sink with tiled surround. Matching tall storage cupboard and a further tall cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Side facing double glazed window and door to outside. Recessed spotlights, radiator, tiled floor.
Rear Hall - 11ft 9in (3.41m) × 5ft 9in (1.55m)
Useful boot room with a door to outside. Ceiling light, radiator, deep skirting boards, slate flooring.
Recessed spotlights, coving. Stairs to first floor. Doors to
Large Family Bathroom - 13ft 2in (4.03m) × 7ft 11in (2.17m)
Side facing double glazed with views across open countryside. White suite comprising panel bath with bath shower mixer taps, walk in shower enclosure with Mira Realm shower and raindrop shower head, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and shaver socket point, low level WC, bidet. Recessed spotlights, half height tiled walls, wall mounted mirrored cabinet, built in shelving unit with cupboard below, further glass shelves, traditional savoy heated towel rail with radiator.
Dressing Room - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 11ft 7in (3.41m)
Walk in dressing room with a comprehensive range of built in units with hanging rails and shelving. Side facing sash window, recessed spotlights, radiator, Coir flooring. Door to
Library - 20ft (6.2m) × 11ft (3.41m)
Versatile room currently used as a library with two side facing sash windows and a double glazed window overlooking the garden and open countryside beyond. Ceiling lights, radiator, impressive built in bookcase, TV point. Open to
Study - 15ft 4in (4.65m) × 13ft 1in (4.03m)
Bright and airy room with double glazed French doors leading onto a balcony with fantastic far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside. Ceiling lights, radiator.
First Floor Landing
Recessed spotlights, coving, radiators. Stairs to second floor. Doors to
Master Bedroom - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 15ft 11in (4.65m)
Beautiful, bright and airy room enjoying a dual aspect with stunning views across the Herefordshire countryside. Ceiling light, coving, radiator, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Original fireplace with a stone surround and decorative tiled hearth. Door to
En Suite Shower Room
Front facing sash window, suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with Mira Realm shower and raindrop shower head, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and shaver socket point, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, tiled walls, built in shelving unit with cupboard below, traditional savoy heated towel rail with radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 14ft 10in (4.34m) × 14ft 11in (4.34m)
Versatile room currently used as a study but was originally a large double bedroom. Large sash window enjoying fantastic views across open countryside, ceiling light, coving, radiator, deep skirting boards, exposed floor boards. Attractive open fireplace with a stone surround and decorative tiled hearth.
Bedroom 3 - 10ft 11in (3.1m) × 14ft 11in (4.34m)
Front facing sash window, ceiling light, coving, radiator, deep skirting boards. Feature fireplace with striking surround and tiled hearth.
Bedroom 4 - 10ft 10in (3.1m) × 12ft (3.72m)
Side facing sash window, ceiling light, coving, radiator, deep skirting boards. There is a decorative fireplace surround behind the wardrobes (which are not included within the sale).
Second Floor Landing
Spacious landing with a rear facing window, ceiling light, access to loft space, wall lights, radiator. Doors to
Bedroom 5 - 11ft 11in (3.41m) × 13ft 7in (4.03m)
Enjoying a dual aspect with stunning far reaching views across open countryside, fireplace with decorative surround, radiator, built in wardrobe with sliding doors.
Bedroom 6 - 12ft 9in (3.72m) × 13ft (4.03m)
Window with fantastic far reaching views across open countryside, fireplace with decorative surround, radiator.
Bedroom 7 - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 10ft 5in (3.1m)
Side facing window, fireplace with decorative surround, radiator.
This room was previously used as a shower room and there is still access to the plumbing should someone wish to change it back. It is now used as a store room with a light and radiator.
Front facing window with decorative panel, white suite comprising panel bath with shower mixer tap and tiled surround, Adelphi wash hand basin with mirror over, light and shaver socket point, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, radiator.
Oakwood is approached via double wrought iron vehicle gates leading to a driveway providing generous parking. The front of the property is flanked either side by beautifully planted flower borders. A path continues along the side of the house with a Malvern Stone raised mature shrub border leading to a stepped gated pedestrain access onto Blackheath Way. An attractive courtyard lies to the rear of the house with a paved patio area giving access to the
Workshop/Store - 11ft 4in (3.41m) × 16ft 1in (4.96m)
With double wooden doors, power and light, pedestrian door. A wrought iron gate from the front of the house gives access to a flagstone terrace with ornate railings providing a breath taking viewing platform from where sweeping views across the Herefordshire countryside and toward the Welsh mountains can be enjoyed. Underneath this terrace there is a large storage area with power and light. A set of central steps leads down to the main garden which has two sprawling terraces laid to lawn with established mature shrub borders and some particularly fine trees. There is an adjoining vegetable patch with a decorative hedge lined border and three vegetable beds, several small fruit trees and a composting area. There is also a further large area of garden mainly laid to lawn with several mature trees. The total grounds of Oakwood extend to approximately 2.13 ACRES.
We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. This information has not be checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be take to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers 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 confirmation) 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 E (47).
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).
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From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After approximately quarter of a mile, fork right onto Wyche Road (towards Colwall). Continue uphill for three quarters of mile, passing through the Wyche Cutting and taking the next turn to the right (only a few feet from the cutting) towards West Malvern. Follow this route for exactly 1.20 miles until you come to the West Malvern village sign. Just after this, turn sharp left into Harcourt Road. Blackheath Way is the first main turn to the right and Oakwood is located on the left after a short distance.
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