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- 7 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- A Most Unique & Distinctive Detached House
- Situated On The Western Slopes Of The Malvern Hills
- Offering Deceptively Spacious & Generously Proportioned Accommodation
- Having Been Completely Refurbished & Redesigned
- Flexible & Versatile Six Bedroomed Accommodation
- Self Contained One Bedroomed Annexe
- Affording Magnificent Far Reaching Views
- Internal Inspection Highly Recommended
A MOST UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE DETACHED HOUSE HAVING BEEN COMPLETELY REDESIGNED OFFERING FLEXIBLE AND VERSATILE SIX BEDROOMED ACCOMMODATION WITH A SELF CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE SITUATED ON THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE MALVERN HILLS AFFORDING MAGNIFICENT FAR REACHING VIEWS ACROSS HEREFORDSHIRE TOWARD THE WELSH MOUNTAINS. INTERNAL INSPECTION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Location & Description
Grosvenor House 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, the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium and Malvern Spa. 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 and local St James Primary School.
It is not possible within the confines of these details to portray the level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail that has gone into renovating this loving family home. It is only with an internal inspection that the true essence of this unique property can be appreciated. Grosvenor House is a most unique and distinctive detached house offering deceptively spacious and generously proportioned accommodation, which has been subject to an extensive scheme of renovation and refurbishment by the current owners over the last ten years. Believed to originally date back to the early 1800's, it is thought that the house may have once been two separate stonemasons' cottages with extensions added during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Following a meticulously engineered programme of works, the property now offers a very contemporary home with high specification accommodation, which blends beautifully with the remnants of its historical past. The works undertaken have involved reroofing (using both original and slate tiles), rewiring, a new pressurised gas fired central heating system and highly efficient internal insulation. All of this, together with partial double glazing, has created a warm and inviting atmosphere, which flows throughout the house. The house has been redesigned in such a way as to create flexible and versatile accommodation, which could suit a variety of family needs. On the ground floor, the current owners have created a one bedroomed self contained annexe, with its own separate entrance, open plan living/dining/kitchen and wet room. It is also accessible from the main house. It offers the potential to accommodate a dependant relative or even the possibility of holiday accommodation. The house could also be configured in order to cater for two families, whilst still providing privacy. The property is approached at ground floor level through an open plan dining kitchen, off which there is access to the annexe, and to the main living room with a feature fireplace and striking wood burning stove. From here a hallway leads to the utility room and to one of two staircases serving the first floor. A landing leads to the master bedroom with a dressing area/study and en-suite shower room, and to three further double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. The second staircase is located at the opposite end of the house, accessed from an inner hall off the annexe, and leads to a guest bedroom and a sixth bedroom. The guest bedroom has an en-suite shower room and a spectacular balcony, which acts as a superb viewing platform. Undoubtedly a great strength of Grosvenor House is its setting, located on the Western slopes of the Malvern Hills. From its elevated position, the house enjoys fantastic far reaching views across Herefordshire towards Hay-On-Wye and the Welsh Mountains. For those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, the house is in the perfect spot within walking distance to the network of paths and bridleways that crisscross the Malvern Hills. Outside the property is set in a good size south and west facing garden, which is enclosed by mature hedging and shrubs. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with a pond and an attractive flagstone seating terrace. The annexe also enjoys an Ipe decked terrace, which has been thoughtfully divided to create a degree of privacy whilst still being accessible to the rest of the garden. A driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached double garage. To the rear of the property there is a further area of garden with a private courtyard and additional seating area.
Canopy Entrance Porch
Veranda style porch with wooden double glazed doors to
Open Plan Dining/Kitchen
Having been imaginatively designed by the current owners to create a hub at the heart of the house making the most of its elevated position flooded with natural light and enjoying far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside toward the Welsh Mountains.
Front facing sash window, pendant ceiling lights, picture rail, wall lights, two radiators, solid oak flooring. Door to living room (described later). Small step up to
Beautifully appointed, and only fitted 18 months ago, equipped with a comprehensive range of contemporary floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces over, inset composite double sink drainer unit and tiled surrounds. There are a number of high quality integrated appliances including an eye level Siemens OVEN and GRILL and a DISHWASHER. A particular feature of the kitchen is the central island with further storage cupboards and an engineered oak work surface incorporating a breakfast bar. There is also a large walk in pantry, with ample shelving and light, and an overhead cupboard housing a gas fired pressurised system boiler serving the main house. Two Velux roof lights, exposed ceiling beam, recessed spotlights, pendant ceiling lights, porcelain tiled floor. From the kitchen there is a door leading into an inner hall, which provides access to a second staircase and the annexe (described later).
Bright and airy room with three large front facing sash windows enjoying far reaching views, and a gable end sash onto the green lane, recessed spotlights, wall lights, feature fireplace with wooden mantel and inset wood burning stove and slate hearth, radiator, TV point, telephone line in, solid oak flooring. Door to large storage cupboard with shelving and light. Glazed door to
Recessed spotlights, space for coat hooks, useful built in boot cupboard, understairs storage cupboard, tiled floor. One of two staircases leading to the first floor. Door to
Side facing window, range of floor and wall mounted units with work surface over and inset stainless steel single sink drainer unit, space and plumbing for washing machine. Recessed spotlights, radiator, tiled floor.
The first floor is approached by two separate staircases located at either end of the house.
Velux roof light, ceiling light, access to insulated and partially boarded loft space with pull down ladder and light, picture rail, large built in double linen cupboard with slatted shelving, radiator. Doors to
Master Bedroom Suite
Two large front facing sash windows with magnificent far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside toward the Welsh Mountains, ceiling lights, picture rail, two radiators, TV point. Door to
Glazed French doors with matching glazed opening side panels. It should be noted that there is currently active planning permission to create a balcony and entrance porch. Ceiling light, radiator. Door to storage cupboard with interconnecting door to Bedroom 5. Door to
En Suite Shower Room
Suite comprising large walk in shower enclosure with mixer tap shower, pedestal wash hand basin with glass shelf and mirror with vanity lights over, low level WC. Ceiling lights, wall mounted cabinet, chrome ladder style towel rail, part tiled walls, exposed floorboards.
Velux roof light, side facing window, picture rail, radiator, TV point. Door to
En Suite Shower Room
Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Ceiling light, chrome ladder style towel rail, part tiled walls.
Two Velux roof lights, two side facing windows, glazed double doors leading onto the rear courtyard with an attractive paved seating area. Ceiling light, radiator.
Velux roof light, large side facing window, picture rail, ceiling light, radiator.
Contemporary white suite comprising panel bath with mixer tap shower over and glass shower screen, vanity wash hand basin with drawers below and heated mirror with vanity lights over. Two side facing windows, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, radiator, chrome towel rail, part tiled walls, tiled floor. Opening through to a low level WC (a true 'loo with a view').
Mostly newly constructed by the current owners approximately 10 years ago, the annexe is self contained and offers the flexibility for independent living by an elderly relative or the possibility for holiday accommodation. The annexe is approached by its own level access entrance from the driveway through an enclosed space, which can be separated and enclosed from the rest of the garden if required. From here there are wonderful far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside toward the Welsh Mountains.
Outside security light and part glazed wooden front door. Ceiling light, radiator, space for coat hooks, wood effect flooring. Solid doors to
Walk in shower with Mira electric shower, vanity wash hand basin with drawers below and mirror over with vanity lights, WC. Velux roof light, ceiling light, recessed spotlight, extractor fan, chrome ladder style towel rail, shaver point, part tiled walls.
Open Plan Dining/Kitchen Area
Fitted with a range of contemporary floor and wall mounted units with work surfaces over and tiled surround, inset one and a half composite sink drainer unit, integrated electric Indesit OVEN with a four ring induction HOB, integrated DISHWASHER (all only one year old), space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tall fridge freezer. Two velux roof lights, wall lights, wall mounted Valiant gas fired combination boiler, radiator, wood effect flooring continuing into
Side facing double glazed sash window and double glazed French doors leading onto an exterior enclosed decked area. Ceiling light, recessed spotlights, radiator, TV point, large built in storage cupboard with a light, wood effect flooring. Part glazed door to
Double bedroom with two front facing windows enjoying far reaching views, wall lights, TV point, radiator.
Accessed from the annexe kitchen with a connecting fire door into the kitchen of the main house. Recessed spotlights, radiator, space for tumble dryer. Second staircase leading to the first floor.
Velux roof light, wall lights, built in cupboard with shelving. Doors to
A beautifully appointed guest bedroom with double glazed French doors and matching glazed side panels leading onto a decked balcony with stainless steel balustrades and glass panels. From here there are breathtaking far reaching views across the Herefordshire countryside toward the Welsh Mountains. Recessed spotlights, access to loft space, wall lights, radiator, large built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, TV point. Door to storage cupboard with a interconnecting door to the Master Bedroom Suite. Door to
En Suite Shower Room
Suite comprising walk in shower enclosure with Triton electric shower, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below and mirror with vanity lights over and shaving point, low level WC. Side facing part opaque glazed window, ceiling light, mirrored cabinet, radiator, part tiled walls, wood effect flooring.
Velux roof light with far reaching views, front facing double glazed fire escape window, recessed spotlights, radiator, TV point, telephone point.
Grosvenor House is approached by a brick pillared and gated entrance leading to a driveway providing a generous area of parking and to a DOUBLE GARAGE (17'04" x 18'03") with wooden doors, power and light. The majority of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn bordered by mixed hedging and interspersed with mature shrubs, trees and an established pond. A pathway through the lawn leads to steps onto a large flagstone terrace and to the front door. This serves as an ideal seating area from where superb far reaching views can be enjoyed. It is also a terrific viewing platform for the most spectacular sunsets. From here there is also access to a further attractive area of garden, adjacent to the annexe, with a decked terrace enclosed by fencing. A pathway between the annexe and the garage leads to a SHED and the rear of the house where there is a stone path flanked by a high mature hedge. A gate from here leads further behind the house and to a private walled courtyard providing an attractive seating area with raised vegetable beds. From here there is access onto Conservators ground and a grass track leading up to the West Malvern Road and to the Malvern Hills pathways.
The vendors currently use the annexe and one of the bedrooms to offer holiday let and B&B accommodation. Further details can be found on their website; www.malvernhillsvegetarianholidaylet.co.uk.
We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. There are ample plug sockets, TV points and telephone points. There are three separate telephone lines to the property and two of them are currently active. This information has not been 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 taken 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 to be confirmed.
By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Malvern Office (01684 892809).
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- The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or leasees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
- All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
- No person in the employment of John Goodwin has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
From Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After approximately quarter of a mile take the first fork to the left signed towards Bromyard and West Malvern into North Malvern Road. Continue along this route, uphill to a sharp left hand bend that takes you to the opposite side of the hills where it automatically becomes West Malvern Road. Follow this route along the west side of the hills for approximately three quarters of a mile (passing Westminster Road on your left and De Walden Road and St James Church on your right). A few hundred yards past the church fork right into Park Road. After no more than 75 yards, as the road forks again keep to the left continuing 75 yards along a lane that leads to the brick pillared and gated entrance up to Grosvenor House, which is also on the left.
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