The Old Forge, 144 Upper Welland Road, Upper Welland, WR14 4LA

4 Bedroom Detached
£275,000 Freehold £275,000 Guide Price
£275,000 Freehold £275,000 Guide Price

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • Attractive Detached Period Cottage
  • Wonderful Views Across Countryside Towards The Malvern Hills
  • In Need Of Renovation And Refurbishment
  • Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room And Kitchen
  • Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms And Gas Fired Central Heating
  • Lovely Setting In A Large Garden And Private Off Road Parking
  • An Old Forge That Currently Doubles As A Garage


An Attractive Detached Period Cottage Enjoying A Lovely Setting In A Large Garden With Wonderful Views Across Countryside Towards The Malvern Hills And Offering Spacious Accommodation In Need Of Renovation And Refurbishment And Currently Comprising Living Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Private Off Road Parking And An Old Forge That Currently Doubles As A Garage. Energy Rating E GUIDE PRICE £275,000 - £325,000 FOR SALE BY WAY OF PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE FEATHERS HOTEL, LEDBURY ON THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2019 AT 6.00 P.M.

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient position in the very popular village of Upper Welland just over three miles south of the well served cultural and historic town of Great Malvern where this is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure poll and gymnasium. More local facilities can be found in the nearby village of Welland which is less than a mile away. Here there is a village stores, Post Office and a primary school. The busy riverside town of Upton upon Severn is just over four miles where there are further shops, several pubs, a small supermarket and Doctors surgery. The town is also well known for its summer music and water festivals and for its riverside marina. Transport communication are good. Junction 1 of the M50 south of Upton upon Severn is only about seven miles and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only twelve miles. There is also a mainline railway station in Great Malvern. This provides direct access to The Midlands, South West and to London. Educational needs are well catered for. The area has a deserved reputation for the quality of its schools at both primary and secondary levels and in the state and private sectors. These are all within easy striking distance of the property itself. For those who need to walk the dog or enjoy the outdoor life the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills are less than five minutes away by car and the Severn Valley is also nearby. St Wulstan's Nature Reserve is within walking distance.

Originally believed to date back to the late Victorian period, The Old Forge (as its name implies) was for many years a working Smithy. The original building still remains at the end of the garden currently doubling as a garage but with clear potential for conversion into alternative use subject to the necessary planning consent being granted. The main house itself is an attractive detached two storey house which requires renovation and refurbishment but which also offers scope for extension and transformation into a fine family home. Offered with gas fired central heating and double glazing, the accommodation is generous and includes a hall, living room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Undoubtedly however one of the great strengths of The Old Forge is its lovely setting in a large level mature garden mainly laid to lawns with well established borders, shrubs and trees and hedged boundaries and from which there are wonderful views across adjacent open countryside towards the Malvern Hills in the west. A separate access along an adjacent unmade track, Watery Lane (shared with neighbouring properties) leads to the original forge and garage where there is additional private parking. GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall

Part glazed front door, two small windows and stairs leading to first floor.

Living Room - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 11ft 4in (3.41m)

Modern tiled fireplace, large floor cupboard, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.


With understairs cupboard.

Dining Room - 11ft 5in (3.41m) × 10ft 8in (3.1m)

Modern tiled fireplace, radiator, double glazed windows to side and rear aspects and sealed doorway leading back in entrance hall.

Rear Hall

Telephone point. Doors also to bathroom, kitchen and sitting room (all described later) and glazed door leading into

Rear Porch

Glazed on three sides with further door leading into rear garden.


Panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with glass shelf above. Radiator, wall mounted cupboard and double glazed window.

Kitchen - 10ft 6in (3.1m) × 8ft 3in (2.48m)

Single drainer sink unit with cupboards below, worksurface, former fireplace (not now in use), gas central heating boiler and further gas point for cooker.

Sitting Room - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 10ft 5in (3.1m)

Radiator, meter cupboard and double glazed windows to both side and rear aspects. FIRST FLOOR


Access to roof space.

Bedroom 1 - 11ft 9in (3.41m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

Sealed fireplace, radiator, built in wardrobe and double glazed window to front aspect with lovely view of the Malvern Hills.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 5in (3.41m) × 11ft 1in (3.41m)

Modern tiled fireplace and double glazed window to front aspect with lovely view of hills.

Bedroom 3 - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 10ft 4in (3.1m)

Radiator, two double glazed windows to rear and side aspects with view of hills.

Bedroom 4 - 12ft 8in (3.72m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Gas fire (no longer in use and officially condemned). Fireplace, double glazed windows to rear and side aspects, airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and immersion heater. Telephone point.


Panelled bath, wash basin, double shower cubicle with tiled surround, double glazed window, radiator and glass shelf.


A pedestrian gated entrance leads on to a long pathway to the front door. This pathway is flanked each side by large well stocked flower and shrub borders and lawns. The large front garden contains a number of attractive and mature shrubs with hedged boundaries. Pathways to each side of the house flanked by lawns and hedging lead into the rear garden. Here there is a paved seating area, extensive level lawns, rose and shrub borders, trees and hedged boundaries. To one side of the house there is a small brick OUTBUILDING divided into two sections containing an external close coupled WC and a small garden stores. A pathway leads from the house for some distance and the full length of the rear garden at the end of which is the

OLD FORGE/GARAGE - 30ft (9.3m) × 15ft 3in (4.65m)

This is the original Smithy and is constructed of brick and timber with a pair of double doors for vehicular access. There is still some evidence of the former brick kiln and the building has crittal windows. This building is separately accessed along Watery Lane, an unmade track that runs just outside the boundary of The Old Forge and is shared with neighbouring properties. It leads to a gated entrance that provides private off road parking for the property. 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 Forge is David Parry of Whatley Recordon Solicitors. 12 Worcester Road, Malvern WR14 4QU TEL: 01684 892939 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 services are believed to be 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 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 "F" 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 E (47).


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 south along the A449 Wells Road leaving the town and continuing towards Ledbury passing a Texaco filling station on your right hand side. Approximately quarter of a mile after this filling station and just after a primary school on your left hand side turn left down a narrow road (Upper Welland Road). Follow this route downhill for almost half a mile into the village of Upper Welland where the house is effectively the first house on the right hand side just after an unmade track (Watery Lane).


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