The Old Vicarage, Welland Court Lane, Welland, Upton Upon Severn, WR8 0ST

5 Bedroom Detached
£500,000 Freehold £500,000 Guide Price
£500,000 Freehold £500,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms


  • Striking Detached Grade II Listed Country Residence
  • Wonderful Rural Setting In Over 2 Acres
  • Full Renovation And Refurbishment Needed
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Cloakroom
  • Family Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Conservatory
  • 5 Bedrooms, Bathroom and Barn/Workshop
  • For Sale By Public Auction on 31st October


A Very Striking Detached Grade II Listed Country Residence, Believed To Date Back To The Early 1600's, Enjoying A Wonderful Rural Setting In Over Two Acres Of Private Garden And Grounds And Offering Generous Accommodation In Need Of Renovation And Refurbishment, Currently Comprising Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Five Bedrooms, Bathroom And A Range Of Outbuildings Including A Substantial Barn And Workshop. For Sale By Way Of Public Auction At The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury At 6pm On Thursday, 31st October 2019. Guide Price £500,000 - £600,000

Location & Description

The Old Vicarage enjoys a wonderful setting in the heart of unspoilt countryside on the outskirts of the popular village of Welland where there is a local shop and stores, church, village hall, playing fields and a highly regarded primary school. The busy riverside town of Upton upon Severn is only about three miles away. Here there are further amenities including shops, a supermarket, post office, medical centre, library, church and Hanley Castle secondary school. The larger cultural and historic town of Great Malvern is about four miles. This boasts a comprehensive range of facilities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The cities of Worcester (twelve miles), Cheltenham and Gloucester (approximately nineteen miles), are also within commuting distance. Transport communications are excellent. Junction 1 of the M50 near Upton is only about six miles and there are mainline railway stations in both Great Malvern and Worcester. Educational needs are well catered for, particularly in Malvern at both primary and secondary levels and in the state and private sectors including the renowned Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School. The property is perfectly placed for anyone who enjoys the country life. The Malvern Hills are only about six miles away and the River Severn is even closer to hand. The boundaries of The Old Vicarage are adjacent to open countryside.

The Old Vicarage, which carries a Grade II listing, is believed to date back as far as the early 1600s, although it was altered and extended in the 1700s. Its partial timber framing mainly cased in brick with two storey canted bay windows and three significant chimneys all under a pitched tiled roof, give the house an extremely attractive and distinctive appearance. The property has been in the ownership of a single family for two generations. The Old Vicarage requires renovation and refurbishment. It retains a large number of its original features and will offer buyers a rare opportunity to stamp their own mark and to restore this lovely country residence into a very fine family home. The elegance and long history of the property itself is more than matched by its quiet and sheltered setting in over two acres of lawned gardens, orchard and woodland. These present the perfect canvas for the keen gardener to create something special and for young children to explore and be entertained. Within the curtilage are outbuildings, the most noteworthy of which is a large three bay brick barn with pitched tiled roof that once doubled as a stables. This building could offer potential for conversion into alternative uses (subject of course to planning consent).

Ground Floor

Reception Hall - 16ft (4.96m) × 6ft 9in (1.86m)

Approached via an elegant solid timber door set in a Doric pilaster surround with fanlight and gothic glazing bars above. Original Minton Victorian tiled flooring, stairs leading to first floor and doors leading to inner hall and dining room (described later).

Drawing Room - 17ft 8in (5.27m) × 12ft 7in (3.72m)

Two large sash bay windows with south and west facing aspects, fireplace and double doors leading to

Sitting Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 11ft 8in (3.41m)

West facing sash bay window, fireplace and door leading to inner hall (described later).


The sitting room and drawing room are separated by a set of double doors allowing these two rooms to be linked into one much larger space.

Dining Room - 15ft 2in (4.65m) × 14ft 8in (4.34m)

South facing bay window and fireplace.

Inner Hall - 6ft 9in (1.86m) × 7ft (2.17m)

With window. Door leading to cellar and family room (described later). Door also to


High level suite and sash window.

Family Room - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 2in (3.41m)

Former fireplace, quarry tiled floor (continuing into rear hall and breakfast room), sash window and door to

Rear Hall - 7ft 6in (2.17m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Telephone point, window and door leading directly into garden. Doors also to kitchen (described later) and to

Breakfast Room - 13ft (4.03m) × 12ft (3.72m)

Fireplace with flagstone hearth, fitted timber work bench, under stairs cupboard. Secondary staircase leading to first floor. Three windows, glazed door leading to conservatory (described later), and further door to

Kitchen - 14ft 4in (4.34m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Range of floor and eye level cupboards incorporating double drainer stainless steel sink. Two windows.

Conservatory - 16ft (4.96m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)

Flagstone floor and door leading to garden.

First Floor

Main Landing - 17ft 9in (5.27m) × 9ft (2.79m)

South facing sash window, steps and door leading to inner landing (described later).

Bedroom - 13ft 8in (4.03m) × 13ft 3in (4.03m)

South facing sash bay window, fireplace and built in cupboard.

Bedroom - 15ft (4.65m) × 12ft 9in (3.72m)

excluding south facing sash bay window. Fireplace, open wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom - 14ft 9in (4.34m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

North facing sash window.

Bathroom - 10ft (3.1m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Panelled bath, close coupled WC, wash basin with mirror and shelf above, airing cupboard with factory lagged copper cylinder, slatted shelving and immersion heater. Roof inspection hatch.

Bedroom/Inner Landing - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 1in (3.41m)

A through room leading from the principle landing to the main bedroom (described later). North facing sash window and door to

Bedroom - 23ft (7.13m) × 19ft (5.89m)

Arguably the main bedroom in the house with two north facing windows, fireplace and stairs leading to the ground floor breakfast room.

Basement Level


At basement level there are a series of significant cellars which can either be accessed at ground level from the inner hall or by a separate set of external steps leading into the garden.


Approached via a private gated entrance a driveway leads to a substantial

Detached Barn/Former Stables - 40ft (12.4m) × 15ft 6in (4.65m)

This is split into three more or less equal sections, each accessed by separate external doors. The middle section has a set of steps leading up to the first floor where there is a large store room. The original hay mangers are still retained. Attached to the rear of this building is a large open bay

Workshop - 31ft (9.61m) × 14ft 2in (4.34m)

Of timber and corrugated construction. This contains a large work bench. Also attached to the main barn is another small storage area. Nearby is a smaller open bay

Stores - 22ft (6.82m) × 7ft 6in (2.17m)

With tiled roof. This open bay building provides further storage.

Garden and Grounds

It is easy to appreciate the enchanting formal garden that surrounds the main residence. It is principally laid to level lawns with numerous mature shrubs and trees, walled and hedged boundaries. As with the house itself this presents a wonderful opportunity for the keen gardener to re-create the perfect setting that the house so richly deserves. A network of grass pathways lead beyond the outbuildings to woodland, copse and orchard which extend some distance from the house and make up the majority of the over two acres offered with The Old Vicarage.


For Sale by Auction Information for prospective bidders at auction Bidders registrations Potential buyers are required to register their details before bidding. At registration you will need to provide your full name and address and the solicitor/legal representative who will be acting on your behalf. You will also need to prove your method of payment of the deposit and that you have necessary proof of identify to comply with money laundering regulations. You are advised to register prior to the date of the auction at one of the offices and you will need to bring your proof of identify with you to the sale where you will be allocated a personal bidding number which will enable you to bid. A bidders registration form is available upon request. Please bring this along to one of our offices at least 48 hours prior to the auction or ensure that you attend the auction registration desk at the auction venue at least 30 minutes before the advertised start of the sale. There is no charge for registration. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse a bid where registration has not taken place and to offer the lot to the under bidder. Proof of identity In compliance with Money Laundering Regulations bidders are required to provide photographic identification and evidence of residency. Buyers must provide the following: 1.Photographic identify document such as a current passport or UK driving license AND 2.An original utility bill, building society or bank statement, council tax bill or any other form of identity document (excluding credit card statements and mobile phone bills) that has been issued within the last 3 months and provides evidence of residency at the correspondences address stated on the registration form. If the bidder is acting on behalf of another party they will be required to provide the documents above for themselves and for the named buyers for whom they act, as well as providing a letter of authority from the buyers authorising them to bid on their behalf. If the bidder is acting on behalf of a company, the above documents will still be required together with written authority from the company and a copy of the certification of incorporation. It is advisable to ensure that this process is satisfactorily completed and approved well before the sale. Deposits A deposit payment, which is payable on the fall of the hammer, is calculated at 10% of the purchase price (or £3000 whichever is greater). Buyers should arrange to bring either a bankers draft/counter cheque, building society draft or debit card to the sale room to cover their maximum bid. Personal and company cheques will not be accepted unless agreed by prior arrangement even if you are well known to us and have bought from us previously. If you wish to pay by personal or company cheque you should contact us at least 3 working days prior to the auction. A £20 fee will be charged (payable in cash only) upon acceptance of any personal or company cheque to cover the bank chargers for special clearance. Buyers may pay deposits by either Maestro or Visa debit cards (not credit cards). Transactions must be in person and cannot be accepted over the telephone. Buyers should note that cash will not be accepted for deposit payments. Important all buyers are advised to inspect all available legal documentation prior to bidding and you will be deemed to fully understand your liabilities if successful. Liabilities could include stamp duty, land registry fees and VAT which may become payable upon completion in line with any property transaction whether it is be auction or private treaty. If you are in any doubt you should seek advice from your own professional advisors. AUCTION GUIDE PRICE An indication of the seller's current minimum acceptable price at auction. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to persue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case, that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. As the reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time up to the day of the auction in light of interest shown during the marketing period, a guide price is issued. The guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range within which an acceptable sale price (reserve) would fall, or as a single price figure within 10% of which the minimum acceptable price (reserve) would fall. A guide price is different to a reserve (see below). Both the guide price and reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. RESERVE PRICE This is seller's minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. A reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. Solicitors/Legal Pack The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendors in the sale of The Old Vicarage is Richard Watkins of Thursfields Solicitors, 9-10 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1HD 01905 730450. He will be providing a full legal pack prior to the auction which can be sent to prospective buyers upon request.


We have been advised that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank. 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 purchasers/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

Listed building - exempt


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 towards Ledbury for just over three miles (passing a Texaco garage on your right hand side). Approximately a quarter of a mile after the Texaco garage in Little Malvern, fork left onto the A4104 (signed Upton upon Severn). Follow this route for a mile into the village of Welland. At a junction in the centre of the village turn right and then (by the church) immediately left into Drake Street, continuing to follow signs towards Upton. As you leave the village outskirts there is a small sign to Welland Court (no through road) pointing to the right. Take this turn. Continue for 4/10ths of a mile where you will notice that the lane forks in two directions. Bear left still following signs to Welland Court and continue for just under 2/10ths of a mile where there is a concealed gated driveway (easy to miss) on the left. This leads to The Old Vicarage.


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