Peachfield Cottage, 1 Hayes Bank Road, Malvern, WR14 3JY

5 Bedroom Detached
£400,000 Freehold £400,000 Guide Price
£400,000 Freehold £400,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Striking Detached Grade II Listed Period House
  • Lovely Setting Overlooking Countryside
  • Large Private Garden With Access Onto Common
  • Three Reception Rooms, Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Utility, Laundry Room And Cloakroom
  • Separate Coach House/ Garage, Private Parking
  • Some Updating Required


A Very Distinctive And Interesting Detached Grade II Listed Victorian House Enjoying A Lovely Setting Close To Malvern Common And Overlooking Countryside And Offering Spacious Five Bedroomed Accommodation With Gas Central Heating, Dining Hall, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Utility Room, Laundry Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Cloakroom, Bathroom, Shower Room, A Large Mature Garden, Private Parking And A Separate Coach House Currently Providing Garaging.

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position on the outskirts of Malvern approximately a mile from the busy well served neighbourhood of Barnards Green where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops, Co-op supermarket, Post Office and takeaways. The wider facilities of Great Malvern are only just over a mile distant. Here there are further shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Transport communications are excellent. There is a mainline railway station between Barnards Green and Great Malvern and junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is just 8 miles away. The property is also well placed for access to a wide choice of schools in both the state and private systems and at primary and secondary levels including the nearby Chace High School, Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School. Undoubtedly one of the great strengths of Peachfield Cottage is its setting on the edge of Malvern Common and overlooking open countryside. This lovely rural position is perfect for dog walkers. There are also fine views across the common itself towards the full range of the Malvern Hills in the west. The Three Counties Showground and Worcestershire Golf Club are both less than five minutes away by car.

Peachfield Cottage has a long and interesting history which dates back to 1836 when it was constructed during the early Victorian period to provide quarters for the coachman who, it is understood, was in service to the local manor house. Its striking original Victoria façade gives it a very distinctive appearance and is perhaps the main reason that it carries a Grade II listing. The property was extended during the latter part of the 19th century and again in the 1960s. The result is a house with flexible and extremely generous accommodation (approx. 1085 sq ft, 100.8 sq metres). Some investment and updating is required but this will undoubtedly offer potential buyers an opportunity to mould this interesting and historic house into a fine contemporary home. As mentioned earlier Peachfield Cottage has a lovely setting in a large mature and well sheltered garden which to the front enjoys views across Malvern Common towards the hills and to the rear across open fields. The property is approached from the common across a short private road that serves both Peachfield Cottage and two neighbouring houses. It is also very occasionally used by a local farmer for access to his fields and from time to time by walkers to access a nearby public footpath across these same fields. Behind the main building is a large detached former coach house with an adjacent tack/stable room. This stone and brick building currently doubles as a garage. Within the curtilage there is also additional space for parking. GROUND FLOOR

Canopy Porch

Part glazed door to

Dining Hall - 16ft 8in (4.96m) × 12ft (3.72m)

Radiator, fireplace with tiled surround and mantle, brick inset and tiled hearth supporting solid fuel stove. Sash window to front aspect, stairs leading to first floor, understairs cupboard, doors leading to sitting room and laundry room (described later). Door also to

Drawing Room - 23ft (7.13m) × 15ft (4.65m)

'L' shaped so maximum measurements. Brick fireplace with timber mantle, tiled hearth and fitted book shelving to each side. Three radiators, cornicing to ceiling, window to side aspect and large elegant bay window overlooking front garden with view beyond to hills.

Sitting Room - 17ft 4in (5.27m) × 12ft (3.72m)

Fireplace with tiled surround and mantle, tiled inset and hearth. Three radiators, window to side aspect, large elegant bay window overlooking front garden. Door to

Utility Room - 11ft (3.41m) × 6ft (1.86m)

Single drainer sink unit with cupboard and drawer below. Range of floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds, window to side aspect, radiator.


Close coupled WC, radiator, wash basin and window to side aspect.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 21ft (6.51m) × 11ft (3.41m)

This room is approached from both the passage leading off the utility and cloakrooms or from the laundry which is described later in this brochure. The kitchen has a range of floor and eye levels cupboards with fitted drawers and work surfaces, integrated double drainer sink unit and spaces for cooker and dishwasher. Extractor fan, radiator, double glazed windows to both rear and side aspects and double glazed door leading into rear garden.

Laundry Room - 10ft (3.1m) × 8ft 5in (2.48m)

Quarry tiled floor, large cupboard housing the Vailant gas fired combination central heating boiler. Radiator, recess with plumbing for washing machine, built in meter cupboard, two further cupboards under stairs, part glazed door leading to rear garden and coach house. Window to rear aspect, smoke alarm and second staircase leading to first floor.


Two staircases provide separate access to this floor, the first of which is from the dining hall and the second from the laundry room.

Front Landing

Approached from dining hall. Radiator, sash window to front aspect with view over front garden to hills beyond. Storage cupboard over stairs.

Bedroom 1 - 12ft 2in (3.72m) × 12ft 7in (3.72m)

Radiator, sash window to side aspect. Further sash window to front aspect with view over front garden to hills. Door leading to

En Suite Bathroom - 11ft 2in (3.41m) × 10ft (3.1m)

This room also doubles as a family bathroom as it has a doorway leading directly onto the rear landing. Large panelled bath, wash basin, radiator, built in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Connecting door to close coupled WC with window.

Bedroom 2 - 12ft (3.72m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)

Radiator, vanity wash basin, fitted wardrobe and sash window to front aspect with view over garden to hills in the distance. A door links this room to

Bedroom 3 - 18ft 3in (5.58m) × 16ft (4.96m)

Although linked to bedroom 2 this room does also have its own doorway providing direct access onto the rear landing. Two radiators, access to roof space, two sash windows overlooking front garden towards hills in the distance. Further window to side aspect.

Rear Landing

With part glazed door leading from the front landing. Window, radiator and access secondary rear staircase. From this landing there are doors leading to the en suite bathroom and to bedroom 3 (already described) as to the following rooms.

Shower Room

Large double shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin with mirror over and wall mounted cabinet. Radiator, inspection hatch to roof space, double glazed window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 4 - 8ft 9in (2.48m) × 8ft 8in (2.48m)

Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect with view over countryside.

Bedroom 5 - 12ft (3.72m) × 11ft 9in (3.41m)

Radiator and two double glazed windows to side aspect with view over countryside.


A private driveway leading off the common provides access to both Peachfield Cottage and a neighbouring property. It leads directly to the former coach house and stabling that once served Peachfield Cottage itself. It is currently divided into two sections, described as follows.

Coach House - 17ft (5.27m) × 15ft (4.65m)

This doubles as a garage with a pair of large double entrance doors, window, power and lighting connected, and an external tap. Adjacent to the coach house is a

Tack/Saddle Room - 16ft 3in (4.96m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)

Light and power connected. Window.


The large garden provides a lovely sheltered setting for Peachfield Cottage. From the front it is approached through a pedestrian gate which opens onto a stone pathway leading to the main entrance to the house. The front garden is mainly laid to level lawn which with large well established mature shrub borders and a variety of ornamental and fruit trees the most striking of which is a lovely Walnut tree that provides a focal point. The garden is enclosed by mature hedging. It continues to the side and rear of the house where there are further shrubs and trees and a raised gravelled seating area surrounded by large rockeries. Here also there is a Fig tree and from this position there are views across an open field that lies to the rear of the house. Also at the rear of the property is a grassed and brick courtyard that provides off road parking and leads to the coach house. At strategic points there is external lighting.


We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. 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.

Agents Notes

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

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 ().The property is Grade II Listed and therefore does not require an EPC


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

MISREPRESENTATION ACT, 1967 - JOHN GOODWIN - Conditions under which Particulars are issued:
John Goodwin for himself and for the Vendors or lessors of this property whose agent he gives notice that:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the centre of Great Malvern proceed down Church Street and into Barnards Green Road passing Malvern St James Girls' School and sports hall. Continue downhill to a large island. Take the third exit continuing along Barnards Green Road through Barnards Green itself. After a few hundred yards take the second turn to the right into Poolbrook Road. Follow this route for approximately quarter of a mile where you will reach Malvern Common. Ignore the left turning to Churchdown Road. Continue for a few yards where you will notice the 40mph speed limit signs. Turn left immediately before these signs onto a partially made up track (Hayes Bank Road). After 100 yards the track forks in three directions. The middle fork leads onto a private made up driveway. This will take you to Peachfield Cottage. However, turning and parking can be difficult so viewers are advised to park up on the common rather than taking this driveway. You can then walk via a gated entrance to the front of the property.


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