Severn Lodge, 5 Green Lane, Malvern Wells, WR14 4HT

6 Bedroom Detached
£975,000 Guide Price
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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

 

  • Striking And Elegant Detached Victorian House
  • Refurbished And Restored After A Fire In 2016
  • Presented To Allow Buyers To Complete The Refurbishment Process
  • Generous Accommodation Extending to 5735 Square Feet
  • Potential To Create Separate Self Contained Annexe
  • Very Private Setting In Over An Acre Of Mature Garden
  • Views Over The Severn Valley And Of The Hills
  • A Unique House

Description

A Striking And Elegant Detached Victorian Residence Offering Generous, Substantially Restored Six Bedroomed Accommodation (Approx. 5735 Sq. Ft) But Presented To Allow Buyers The Opportunity To Complete The Refurbishment Process Which Could Include The Creation Of A Self-Contained Annexe All Enjoying A Lovely Private Setting In Over An Acre Of Mature Garden With Views Over The Severn Valley

Location & Description

The property enjoys a lovely setting on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills in mature sheltered gardens and grounds that extend to over an acre. It lies within a conservation area approximately two miles south of 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, the Splash leisure centre and Manor Park Sports Club. The town has a deserved reputation for the quality and choice of its educational facilities. There are a number of highly regarded schools in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels including the renowned Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School. Transport communications are excellent. There is a mainline railway station in the centre of the town. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about ten miles away and Junction 1 of the M50 south of Upton upon Severn is a similar distance. The larger cities of Worcester (ten miles), Hereford (twenty miles), Cheltenham and Gloucester (twenty five miles) are within commuting distance. For those who enjoy the outdoor life Worcestershire Golf Club is less than half a mile away and the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills are within walking distance. The Three Counties Showground is also only a few minutes away on foot and the banks of the River Severn which runs through the nearby historic town of Upton are easily accessible.

Severn Lodge is a striking and elegant Malvern stone detached Victorian residence dating back to the 1870's. For the current owners it has been a much-loved family home for many years. Sadly in May 2016, a serious fire caused extensive damage. However, the family were determined to reinstate this beautiful house and work to restore the building began later that year. Most of its distinctive Victorian features have either been retained or restored including its unique south east facing turret with conical roof. Internally there are further striking elements to the house including a hugely impressive staircase, rebuilt in its original style, a fully restored and particularly unusual Victorian stained pine ceiling in one of the main reception rooms and the fine two storey stained-glass and leaded window in the main hall which commemorates the first owners of the house. Indeed, the windows throughout the property contribute significantly to the overall look of the house, and have been either restored or replaced. Other features include several lovely fireplaces, skirtings, period style radiators, cornicing to ceilings and elaborately carved fascias and soffits to the external eaves. The whole process has been overseen by the family who have paid particular attention to every small detail as it was their original intention to retain ownership. They have worked with a highly-regarded firm of builders, B & M Babbage, to ensure that all restoration carried out is of the highest quality. The result is a rare opportunity to acquire a Victorian house with twenty-first century engineering, a completely new roof, new plumbing, heating and electrical systems. Guarantees and evidence can be provided for all the engineering and structural improvement works that have been undertaken. The house will be sold as it now stands, effectively presented as a "blank canvas". This offers potential purchasers the unique opportunity of stamping their own mark on the final layout and design of the accommodation. Planning and plumbing for the installation of bathrooms and even the kitchen have been installed but it will be left to the buyer to decide on layouts and design and even to choose the kitchen location from several rooms within the building. With all the new technology and high standard of finish Severn Lodge will, when completed, have lower maintenance costs than other Victorian dwellings. Furthermore since the house has two staircases and overall square footage of 5735 square feet (533 square metres), future owners have the opportunity to create a separate self-contained apartment in part of the accommodation if they so wish. Garden and Grounds. Severn Lodge is situated on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills in a conservation area. It stands in over an acre of grounds. Following the fire in 2016 these have sadly been somewhat neglected over the past three years. However, historic photos featured in this brochure show the garden in its former glory. For over forty years it was the pride and joy of the family. Most of its original features are retained including a variety of established and in some cases rare shrubs and several impressive trees. Any new owner with an eye for gardening will enjoy restoring the grounds to create a fine environment for this elegant home. Within the curtilage there is private parking for several vehicles. There is a formal integral garage, although if future owner wished to integrate this space into the accommodation of the house, there should be scope to construct a replacement elsewhere. The Story Of The Restoration Following the damage created by the fire of 2016, the family have created a detailed story of how the building was restored. This is in the form of a book. A separate PDF of this book has been placed on the agents website and on associated property portals. Photographs in this brochure show Severn Lodge in the years before the fire of 2016 as well as more recently taken shots of the house undergoing reconstruction.

Services

We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. A brand new and highly sophisticated energy efficient gas fired central heating system has also been installed. It should also be noted that all electrical circuits and wiring have been replaced. Wherever possible the restoration programme has also raised energy efficiency. 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. Additional Information Within the title of Severn Lodge, there is an original covenant preventing construction of any new dwelling within the curtilage. However, it should be noted that the current owners also intend to add an "overage" clause details of which can be discussed with the selling agent. NOTE: The vendors of Severn Lodge are not involved with any on-going purchase, so this sale is effectively 'chain free'.

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.

Tenure

We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Council Tax

The current status is 'deleted'. An assessment will need to be made on completion of the works by Malvern Hills District Council.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is ().

Viewing

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.

Directions

From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for approximately two miles, passing a turn to the left signed to The Hanley's and Three Counties Showground. Continue along Wells Road for a further 300 yards before turning left into Green Lane. Severn Lodge is on the left hand side after a short distance.

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