Southcliffe, 32 Hornyold Road, Malvern, WR14 1QH

5 Bedroom Semi-Detached
£495,000 Freehold £495,000 Guide Price
£495,000 Freehold £495,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Elegant Beautifully Refurbished Semi Detached Victorian House
  • Wonderful Views Over The Severn Valley And Of The Malvern Hills
  • Gas Central Heating And Many Original Features
  • Garage, Off Road Parking And Workshop
  • Lovely Sheltered Garden
  • Porch, Hall, Cloakroom And Sitting Room
  • Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room And Garden Room
  • Cellar, Games Room, 4/5 Bedrooms And Two Bathrooms


An Extremely Impressive Semi-Detached Victorian House Offering Beautifully Presented Contemporary Accommodation On Four Floors With Many Original Features, Gas Fired Central Heating, Porch, Cloakroom, Reception Hall, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Garden Room, Four Bedrooms (One With En-Suite Dressing Room), Two Bathrooms, Basement Cellars And Gym/Games Room, Off Road Parking, Garage, Private Sheltered Garden And Fine Views Of The Malvern Hills And Across The Severn Valley. Energy Rating "D"

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position less than a mile from the historic 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. Even closer at hand are the facilities of Malvern Link where there are further shops, a bank and two service stations. The house is particularly well placed for public transport including a mainline railway station only about fifteen minutes away on foot and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester which is approximately seven miles. Educational needs are also well catered for at secondary level in both the state and private sectors including Malvern College, Malvern St James Girls School and Dyson Perrins High School. There are also several highly regarded primary schools in the immediate area. For those who enjoy the outdoor life or simply walking the dog the property is less than five minutes on foot from Malvern Link Common and from the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills.

The property is situated in Hornyold Road, one of the towns most favoured residential streets with a mix of classic period houses and impressive contemporary homes. Southcliffe itself dates back to the last years of the Victorian era and still retains much of the architecture of the period. Some features are worthy of particular note including refurbished and overhauled sash windows (making the accommodation particularly light), picture rails, stripped internal pine doors, cornicing to ceilings, high skirting boards, attractive fireplaces and the original Victorian staircase. These combine well with more contemporary improvements carried out over recent years by the current owners. The result is a well presented and comfortable home offering easily managed and flexible accommodation ready for immediate occupation. Arranged on four floors Southcliffe extends to approximately 2368 sq feet (220 sq metres) and is therefore capable of catering for the needs of a large growing family. Though the present owners have clearly invested considerable time and effort in improving the house it still offers further scope for buyers to carry out additional changes notably in the basement, part of which has been converted into a gym/games room but which also has two cellars that offer additional potential. One of the strengths of the house is its sense of space which is enhanced by the attractive sash windows that bathe the principal rooms in natural light. This gives the accommodation a warm and cheerful atmosphere and enables most of the rooms to enjoys fine views of either the Malvern Hills to the west or across the Severn Valley to the east. The finishing touch is to be found outside where a long driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a contemporary detached garage at the far end of which is a small workshop. The garden, particularly to the rear, is extremely sheltered and private commanding wonderful views across the rooftops of Malvern to Worcester and beyond. From the front of the property there is an equally striking outlook to the Malvern Hills. GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Porch

Part glazed entrance door providing view over front garden to hills. Original obscure colour glazed window to side aspect, quarry tiled floor, part glazed door leading into hall (described later) and further part glazed door to


Quarry tiled floor, WC with high level suite, pedestal wash basin, radiator and inner sash window linked to hall.

Reception Hall - 18ft (5.58m) × 9ft (2.79m)

The main features of this elegant hall are its original Victorian staircase and tiled flooring. Radiator, dado rail and doors leading to basement, sitting room and kitchen (all described later) as well as to

Dining Room - 15ft 5in (4.65m) × 14ft (4.34m)

A lovely room, the focal point of which is its Victorian style fireplace with metal surround and mantle, tiled hearth and inset and grate with Living Flame coal effect gas fire. Three large sash windows to front and side aspects provide a lovely view of the hills. Radiator.

Sitting Room - 16ft 10in (4.96m) × 15ft (4.65m)

into two elegant sash bay windows to rear and side aspects with view over the rear garden. Fireplace with metal surround and mantle, tiled hearth and inset and grate with Living Flame coal effect gas fire. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 14ft (4.34m) × 12ft 5in (3.72m)

Comprehensive range of floor and eye level cupboards with tiled worktops, integrated drawers, one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, plumbing and space for dishwasher and washing machine. A feature brick recess and surround provides a wide space for a gas fired Rangemaster cooker (not officially included but can be the subject of negotiation). Large floor to ceiling built in cupboard with original stripped pine doors. Tiled floor, radiator, ceiling downlighting and sash window to rear aspect. Door to

Utility Room - 9ft (2.79m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Large enamel Belfast sink with mixer tap and oak drainer/worktop to each side as well as cupboards below. Space for tumble dryer, gas fired central heating boiler, brick flooring, radiator, sash window and built in storage cupboard. Door to

Garden Room/Conservatory - 12ft 4in (3.72m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)

Double glazed to two aspects with two sets of double glazed doors that combine to provide access into and a lovely view over the rear garden and beyond. Radiator and double glazed glass roof.

Basement Level

Accessed from the hallway a set of stairs leads down to a small lobby off which there is entry into two cellars and a small gym/games room described as follows.

Gym/Games Room - 14ft 5in (4.34m) × 12ft 3in (3.72m)

into double glazed bay window. Radiator.

Cellar 1. - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 9ft (2.79m)

With linking door to

Cellar 2. - 13ft 10in (4.03m) × 4ft 9in (1.24m)

The basement has potential for conversion into additional accommodation. FIRST FLOOR


Radiator, stairs leading to second floor. Large ceiling mounted part colour glazed original panel covered by toughened glass providing additional natural lighting.

Bedroom 1 - 15ft 5in (4.65m) × 14ft (4.34m)

Two large sash windows to side and front aspects providing a striking image of the Malvern Hills in the distance. Radiator and Victorian grate.

Bathroom - 8ft 10in (2.48m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)

Completely redesigned and fitted with a contemporary suite having a Victorian theme comprising a large free standing roll top open ended bath with telephone style shower tap, raised wash basin with chrome towel rail, pedestal below and shaver point above. Tiled shower cubicle, Victorian style radiator with dual heated towel rail, close coupled WC, ceiling downlighting, extractor fan, tiled floor and walls and two sash windows providing views to side and front aspects towards the Malvern Hills.

Bedroom 2 - 16ft 10in (4.96m) × 15ft 3in (4.65m)

into two elegant sash bay windows, one of which has a window seat with storage below and a fine view over the rear garden to the Severn Valley beyond and the other which incorporates an original attractive leaded colour glazed panel. Large original fireplace with tiled surround and mantle and tiled inset. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 14ft (4.34m) × 12ft 5in (3.72m)

An ideal guests suite as this effectively comprises two rooms, the smaller of which can double as a dressing room or occasional bedroom or may convert to an en-suite shower room or bathroom. Radiator, Victorian grate with metal surround and mantle. Sash window to rear aspect with view over garden to Severn Valley beyond. Door to

En-suite Dressing Room/Bedroom 4 - 9ft (2.79m) × 6ft 10in (1.86m)

Victorian grate, built in cupboard, radiator and sash window to rear aspect with view over garden to Severn Valley beyond. SECOND FLOOR More recently integrated and converted into full living accommodation this floor consists of an open plan landing with a bedroom and en-suite bathroom off.

Open Plan Landing/Study - 10ft (3.1m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Radiator, double glazed Velux window. A short flight of stairs leads from the main stairwell to a small landing, the main feature of which is the toughened glass floor panel (which can be walked on) over the first floor landing below. Here also there is a further double glazed Velux window. Door to

Bedroom 5 - 12ft 6in (3.72m) × 13ft 4in (4.03m)

including a full set of bespoke built in wardrobes and cupboards, radiator, two double glazed windows to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley, four wall light points and door to

En-suite Bathroom - 9ft 2in (2.79m) × 6ft 2in (1.86m)

New contemporary suite comprising panelled bath, vanity wash basin with cupboards below, close coupled WC, under eaves cupboards, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, double glazed Velux window and under heated tiled floor.


A brick pillared entrance leads on to a long brick paviour driveway capable of accommodating at least four cars. This in turn leads to a recently constructed brick built

Detached Garage - 17ft 7in (5.27m) × 10ft 2in (3.1m)

With automatically operating roller shutter door, power and lighting and separate door to

Workshop - 10ft 3in (3.1m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Fitted workbench, window, power and lighting. From the workshop a door leads into the rear garden which can also be approached separately via a gated entrance off the driveway. The driveway itself is flanked each side by Malvern stone walls, one of which supports paved steps leading to the main entrance porch. The front garden itself is laid to a small lawn enclosed by mature hedging and shrubs. The rear garden is on two levels and is extremely sheltered. It is designed for low maintenance and to make the most of the wonderful view across the Severn Valley below. It consists of a paved courtyard and terrace that provides a sheltered and raised seating area with steps down to a level lawn, flanked by a low Malvern stone wall supporting a well stocked raised shrub border. On the opposite side a slate border with attractive metal trellising supports mature climbers. There are also established trees and the boundaries are mainly of well maintained stone walls. Other features include a large raised HOT TUB that enjoys a fine view over the valley below and a TRAMPOLINE integrated into the lawn. At strategic points there is external lighting and two outside taps.


We have been advised that mains water, drainage electricity and gas 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 "E" (Review Pending) 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 (55).


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 agents office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After approximately half a mile at the first set of lights turn left (signed Leigh Sinton). The road forks in three directions. Take the middle fork (uphill into Hornyold Road) following this route for a few hundred yards where number 32 will be seen on the right hand side.


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