Garden Croft, Back Lane, Malvern, WR14 2HJ

3 Bedroom Detached

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Well Presented Detached House
  • Elevated Setting With Wonderful Views Over The Severn Valley
  • Central Location Less Than 10 Minutes Walk To Town Centre
  • Gas Central Heating And Double Glazing
  • Hall, Conservatory, Cloakroom, Lounge
  • Music/Family Room, Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Two Attic Rooms
  • Garage, Cellar, Off Road Parking, Lovely Private Garden


A Very Well Presented Detached House Enjoying A Lovely Private Setting In One Of Great Malvern's Premier Residential Areas, Less Than Five Minutes On Foot From The Town Centre With Fine Views Across The Severn Valley And Offering Flexible Family Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Hall, Conservatory, Cloakroom, Lounge, Music/Family Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Two Attic Rooms, Garage, Cellar, Private Off Road Parking And A Beautifully Landscaped Sheltered Garden. Energy Rating 'E'

Location & Description

Garden Croft enjoys a convenient position barely five minutes on foot from the centre of the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern where there is a fine 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. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about seven miles and there are mainline railway stations at both Great Malvern and Malvern Link, less than a mile away. The house is well placed for access to all the best local schools in both the state and private sectors including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' school. For those who enjoy walking the dog, Malvern Link common is about five minutes away on foot. The paths and bridleways that criss cross the Malvern Hills are also less than five minutes away by car or 10 minutes on foot.

The property is situated in Back Lane (a private unmade and unadopted road)in one of the town's premier locations. From its semi-elevated spot on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills, most of the principle rooms in the house enjoy a lovely view across the rooftops of Malvern towards the Severn Valley in the distance. The spacious and versatile accommodation has been the subject of refurbishment and extension in recent years and has a range of contemporary features including gas fired central heating, double glazing and plenty of storage space. On the ground floor steps from the garden lead into a large double glazed conservatory off which the reception hall provides access to a large open plan kitchen/dining room, utility/laundry room, cloakroom with WC, lounge and a separate family/music room. Stairs lead to the first floor and to a large landing, part of which is effectively a small library. On this level there are three bedrooms, one of which has its own en suite bathroom as well as a separate family bathroom. A pine staircase leads to the second floor. This has been converted to provide a landing and two attic rooms. Though these provide useful additional accommodation they do not have formal building regulations to serve as bedrooms. One of the great strengths of Garden Croft is its setting in a mature beautifully landscaped gently sloping garden. This provides interest and colour throughout the year and a lovely sheltered environment with views over the Severn Valley. From the rear of the house there are views towards the Malvern Hills themselves. A long driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to an integral garage, alongside which there is very useful additional cellar/undercroft below the house that provides a generous storage facility.

Ground Floor

Conservatory - 19ft (5.89m) × 8ft 5in (2.48m)

Double glazed to three aspects with a lovely view over the front garden towards the Severn Valley in the distance. Radiator, ceramic tiled floor and doors leading to the kitchen (described later) and also to the

Reception Hall

Radiator, ceiling down lighting, smoke alarm, stairs leading to first floor. There are two stained glass panels providing an attractive feature between the Conservatory and the Hall. Doors to dining area, kitchen and lounge. Door also to


Close coupled WC, wash basin, double glazed window and under stairs cupboard.

Lounge - 19ft (5.89m) × 11ft (3.41m)

Fireplace with slate hearth, radiator, four wall light points, two sets of sliding double glazed doors leading into both front and rear gardens with views to the Severn Valley and the hills. Pair of glazed doors leading via a short flight of stairs to

Family/Music Room - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 8ft 8in (2.48m)

A lovely extension to the main house with two radiators and double glazed windows to both front and rear aspects with views of the hills and Severn Valley.

Kitchen/Dining Room - 18ft 8in (5.58m) × 11ft 2in (3.41m)

A lovely "open plan" room with a set of double glazed doors leading to the conservatory through which there is a further view of the Severn Valley beyond. Radiator, range of floor and eye level cupboards with integrated drawers, extensive work surfaces with tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above, five ring Bosch gas HOB with electric OVEN below and stainless steel and glass EXTRACTOR canopy above. Recess for fridge and microwave. One and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap. Walk in larder with shelving. Two glazed doors leading to hall and further part glazed door leading to

Utility/Laundry Room - 7ft 7in (2.17m) × 6ft 2in (1.86m)

Flagstone floor, porcelain sink on stand with cupboard below, work surface with space and plumbing below for washing machine or dishwasher, eye level cupboard, double glazed window and double glazed door leading into rear garden.

First Floor

Spacious Landing - 19ft (5.89m) × 7ft 3in (2.17m)

Smoke alarm, original pine flooring, ceiling down lighting, double glazed window to rear aspect, built in double linen cupboard with fitted shelving. One end of the landing doubles as a mini library with fitted book shelving. Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect with fine view of Severn Valley and pine staircase leading to second floor (described later).

Bedroom 1 - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 11ft 2in (3.41m)

Radiator, double glazed window to front aspect with fine view of Severn Valley. Ceiling down lighting, range of built in wardrobes and cupboards with hanging rails and shelving and between which a set of integrated doors lead to

En Suite Bathroom - 7ft (2.17m) × 5ft 5in (1.55m)

Panelled bath with tiled surround, shower over and shower screen, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, radiator, mirrored cabinet with light, extractor fan and double glazed window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft (3.41m) × 10ft (3.1m)

Radiator, double glazed window to front with view of Severn Valley.

Bedroom 3 - 11ft 2in (3.41m) × 8ft 7in (2.48m)

Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect with view to hills.

Shower Room

Large tiled shower cubicle, extractor fan, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, double glazed window to rear aspect. Towel radiator.

Second Floor


With shelving and under eaves cupboard.

Attic Room 1 - 10ft (3.1m) × 8ft 8in (2.48m)

Radiator, under eaves cupboard, fitted wardrobe and book shelving, Velux window to rear aspect with view of hills.

Attic Room 2/Studio - 10ft (3.1m) × 8ft 8in (2.48m)

Pine feature housing "bunk bed" with drawer below and two fitted wardrobes at each end. Fitted work bench with storage below. Velux window with view to hills.

Agent's Note

It should be noted that although the second floor does provide additional storage rooms, it does not have formal building regulations for use as accommodation.


The driveway is flanked by mature shrubs and two impressive conifers and leads up to the house itself where there is a gravel parking and turning area and an

Integral Garage - 16ft (4.96m) × 9ft 4in (2.79m)

With up and over door, power and lighting connected. Alongside the garage a small door opens into a large

Cellar/Undercroft store room - 30ft (9.3m) × 8ft (2.48m)

With lighting. Though this has a very low ceiling height it does provide excellent storage facilities. Stone steps lead from the driveway to the front door, alongside which there is a raised flagstone seating area/patio from which there are fine views across the Severn Valley. The front garden itself is mainly laid to lawn encircled by further shrub and rose borders and hedged boundaries. Here also there is a particularly impressive Magnolia. Pathways to each side of the house lead to the rear garden where there is a gravel seating area/patio enclosed by well stocked rockeries and a variety of interesting shrubs and trees including a particularly noteworthy Acer and some colourful roses. Stepped pathways lead up to the main rear garden which is laid to lawn enclosed by rose and shrub borders, hedged and fenced boundaries. The rear garden is particularly well sheltered. Security lighting. To the side of the house is a small brick STORE housing the gas fired boiler. A new boiler was installed in November 2023.

Agent's Note

It should be noted that there was an insurance claim with regard to root damage to the left hand elevation of the property and the garage floor. This has now been rectified and a certification of structural adequacy will be available. The issue was caused by large trees in the neighbouring garden and these have subsequently been removed as part of the insurance claim.


We have been advised that mains services 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

Agent's Note 1 -It should be noted that although the second floor does provide additional storage rooms, it does not have formal building regulations for use as accommodation. Agents Note 2 - It should be noted that there was an insurance claim with regard to root damage to the left hand elevation of the property and the garage floor. This has now been rectified and a certification of structural adequacy will be available. The issue was caused by large trees in the neighbouring garden and these have subsequently been removed as part of the insurance claim.

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 (54).


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.

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Back Lane is very close to the town centre. From the traffic lights at the junction of Graham Road and Church Street follow Graham Road for 100 yards before turning first left (at a set of traffic lights) taking the road that leads to Waitrose. Follow this round to the right and just opposite the Waitrose loading bay fork right again down an unmade track. This is Back Lane. Continue for some distance. You will notice a large nameplate for Holly Hill on the left hand side. Just after this you will see a driveway leading to a white house (also on the left). The driveway serving Garden Croft is immediately after this on the left and opposite a red brick building. Visitors are advised to park in the tarmac space at the bottom of the driveway.


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