Hillside, West Malvern Road, Malvern, WR14 4DG

5 Bedroom Semi-Detached
£715,000 Freehold £715,000 Guide Price
£715,000 Freehold £715,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • 0 Reception Rooms


  • Impressive Semi Detached Victorian House
  • Beautifully Refurbished And Presented
  • Wonderful Setting With Access Onto The Hills
  • Fine Views Over Countryside
  • Garden Room, Dining Hall And Sitting Room
  • Fine Kitchen / Family Room, Cloakroom And Utility Room
  • Five Bedrooms, Three Bath / Shower Rooms
  • Double And Single Garage, Lovely Private Garden


A Particularly Impressive Semi Detached Victorian House Offering Generous Imaginatively Refurbished And Beautifully Presented Five Bedroomed Accommodation On Three Floors And Enjoying A Wonderful Setting In A Large Mature Private Garden With Direct Access Onto The Hills And Fine Views Across Herefordshire Malvern 2 Miles, Colwall 2 Miles, Ledbury 7 Miles, Worcester 8 Miles, M5 Motorway (Junction 7) 9 Miles, M50 (Junction 2) 12 Miles (All Mileages Are Approximate) Canopy Porch, Garden Room, Utility Room, Dining Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Magnificent Kitchen/Family Room, Larder, Linen Room, Five Bedrooms (Two With Access To En-Suite Shower Room), Bathroom, Shower Room (3024 Sq Ft, 281 Sq Meters), Gas Fired Central Heating, Private Parking, Double Length Garage, Second Single Garage, Large External Stores With WC And Just Over Half An Acre Of Landscaped Gardens.

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position on the outskirts of West Malvern approximately two miles from the well served village of Colwall and a similar distance from the cultural 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 Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Colwall, all within a three mile radius. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about nine miles and Junction 2 of the M50 near Ledbury is approximately twelve miles. The property is 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 The Downs and Elms Preparatory Schools in Colwall, Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School and The Chase and Dyson Perrins in Malvern. Situated on the upper western slopes of the Malvern Hills, Hillside has direct access onto Conservators' land and to the hills themselves and from its commanding position enjoys views across surrounding woodland towards Herefordshire and the Welsh borders in the far distance. It is a wonderful spot.

Originally built in 1870 the property was conceived and designed as part of Hillside School to educate sons of Victorian noblemen and gentlemen. The school had extensive facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, chapel, classrooms, dormitories and pleasure gardens. All that is now left of the school is the Headmasters' House (of which Hillside forms half), a staff house and laundry cottage. Constructed of distinctive local Malvern stone, mined from the nearby quarry that was in operation at the time, the house has a striking external façade and generous accommodation that extends to approximately 3024 sq feet on three floors. Most of the principal rooms enjoy a view of the surrounding hillside, woodland and beyond towards Herefordshire. In 2011 the property was imaginatively and sympathetically renovated. The second floor loft was converted into two bedrooms and a bathroom and a new oak and glass feature staircase was constructed. The original porch was demolished and a garden room with double glazing and underfloor heating created in its place. The kitchen and dining room were completely reshaped to provide the main focal point of the house, a very fine open plan room with four oven AGA, bespoke units and an impressive central island unit. Other improvements carried out in 2011 include the replacement of all the ceilings (with the exception of the lounge and dining room), new wiring, radiators and piping, the installation of telephone points in all reception and bedrooms and the sanding and treating of parquet flooring at ground level. While all these improvements and changes were being made the essential character and features of its Victorian heritage were retained and enhanced, notably floor coverings, impressive sash windows (including a lovely stone bay in the sitting room), internal doors and joinery and the staircase leading to the first floor. The result is a home that manages to blend its Victorian history with all that is best in contemporary design. The main entrance to the house is via a new canopy porch that opens into a particularly impressive garden room which has a high vaulted ceiling giving it a real feeling of space. Off this room there is a small utility room and a separate door leading into an elegant dining hall where the original Victorian staircase leads to the first floor. Off this hall is a formal sitting room with a lovely bay window and glazed doors leading into the garden. The focal point of this floor is the fine open plan kitchen/family room with its bespoke units, AGA, parquet flooring and glazed doors into the garden. Off the kitchen there is a small larder. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two of which share an en-suite shower room. There is also an impressive contemporary bathroom. A new oak and glass staircase leads to the second floor where there is a suite of two bedrooms, both with dressing areas and a shower room. The property enjoys a pleasant approach via a gated entrance on to a block paviour driveway that can accommodate several vehicles and leads to a very large double length garage constructed of Malvern stone. Immediately behind the house is a walled courtyard off which there is a large brick building sub-divided into three sections that provides storage for fuel and where there is an outside WC. The gardens themselves extend to approximately half an acre. These provide a lovely setting which is private and enjoys a view across countryside to woodland and Herefordshire beyond. A further bonus is a gated entrance leading directly on to the hills themselves. GROUND FLOOR

Canopy Porch

With oak framing and side trellising. Impressive double glazed front door to

Garden Room - 26ft (8.06m) × 10ft 2in (3.1m)

Attractive quarry tiled flooring (with underfloor heating) high vaulted ceiling, double glazed windows to two aspects with double glazed door leading into front garden. Door to hall (described later), door also to

Utility Room - 8ft (2.48m) × 5ft 7in (1.55m)

Large Belfast style enamel sink with cupboard below, radiator, work surface, plumbing below for washing machine. Wall cupboard, window and door to rear garden.

Dining Hall - 15ft 6in (4.65m) × 14ft 4in (4.34m)

Original woodblock flooring, radiator, elegant staircase to first floor, useful understairs cupboard.


Close coupled WC, radiator, wash basin, tiled floor, half tiled walls, gas fired central heating boiler and large storage cupboard.

Sitting Room - 15ft 6in (4.65m) × 13ft 10in (4.03m)

Fireplace with tiled surround and mantle, marble hearth supporting woodburner. Elegant bay window with pair of glazed doors leading into front garden. Parquet flooring.

Kitchen/Family Room - 33ft (10.23m) × 15ft (4.65m)

On two levels this fine room has a range of bespoke units which incorporate a four OVEN gas fired AGA, a large island unit with five ring Neff induction HOB, extensive oak worktops, integral Neff eye level DOUBLE OVEN and GRILL, quarry tiled floor, ceiling downlighting, stable door into rear courtyard. Parquet flooring to family area. Radiator, fireplace with metal surround, mantle and tiled hearth, windows and French doors leading into front garden. Door to LARDER 7'7 x 4'4. FIRST FLOOR

Half Landing

With door to

Linen Room - 5ft 5in (1.55m) × 4ft 5in (1.24m)

Main Landing - 15ft 6in (4.65m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)

Partially doubling as a library with oak bookshelving. Radiator behind lattice screen, sash window to side aspect, contemporary oak and glass staircase leading to second floor.

Bedroom 1 - 15ft 9in (4.65m) × 14ft (4.34m)

Radiator and sash window to front aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 18ft 2in (5.58m) × 14ft (4.34m)

Radiator, range of built in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage cupboards above and integrated desk/dressing table with shelving. Sash window to front aspect with view over woodland. Door to

En-suite Shower Room - 14ft 4in (4.34m) × 4ft 7in (1.24m)

Large tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with worktop to side and drawers below. Radiator, ceiling downlighting. This shower room is also en-suite to

Bedroom 3 - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 10ft (3.1m)

Sash window to rear aspect, radiator, bulkhead cupboard.

Bathroom - 11ft 8in (3.41m) × 9ft 1in (2.79m)

Completely reequipped this contemporary bathroom is fully tiled and has a large panelled bath with shower tap, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, shaver point, large tiled shower cubicle, heated towel rail, ceiling downlighting and sash window to side aspect. SECOND FLOOR


Ceiling downlighting, smoke alarm and built in cupboard.

Bedroom 4 - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 13ft 7in (4.03m)

Ceiling downlighting, smoke alarm, fitted desk with shelving. Two electric radiators, sash window to front aspect and two Velux windows. At one end of the bedroom is a dressing area measuring 8'2 x 7'.

Bedroom 5 - 14ft 3in (4.34m) × 8ft 2in (2.48m)

Electric radiator, two Velux windows. At the far end of this room there is a dressing area/wardrobe measuring approximately 8'2 x 4'4

Shower Room

Large shower cubicle, close coupled WC, vanity wash basin with cupboards below, fitted shelving, heated towel rail and Velux window.


The first few yards of the driveway serving Hillside are shared with the neighbouring property Radbrook Lodge. It then separates via a gated entrance onto the block paviour driveway exclusively serving Hillside. This provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a

Double Length Garage - 36ft 6in (11.16m) × 10ft 10in (3.1m)

With electrically operated up and over door, power and lighting, boarded loft, two windows and double doors providing a second side entrance for machinery. A block paviour pathway continues via the side of the house to a walled courtyard at the rear. Here there is a substantial brick outbuilding that is sub-divided into three sections ideal for the storage of machinery or fuel. Within the building there is an external WC and tap. To the front of the house there is a level lawned garden with mature well established shrub borders and trees. There is a small fruit garden with GREENHOUSE. The main garden lies to the rear of the house on sloping ground linked by a network of stone stepped and grassed pathways. It is designed to keep maintenance to a minimum. Each level has an area of lawn with well stocked mature colourful shrub borders, trees and boundary hedging. At strategic points there are areas set aside for seating. A notable feature of the garden is a very impressive Wellingtonia tree. A gated access leads directly on to the hills. A second garage with access directly on to West Malvern Road also belongs to Hillside.


We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. Smoke alarms have been installed in the kitchen, dining room, lounge and on the landing. 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 D (64).


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 Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road for a short distance before forking right on to Wyche Road towards Colwall. Continue for approximately a mile through the Wyche Cutting into Herefordshire. Immediately after passing through the Wyche Cutting turn right on to West Malvern Road. Follow this route for approximately a mile passing a spring on your right hand side. A short distance after this Hillside is the first property on the right hand side.


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