Sidney House, 40 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, WR14 4AA

3690 sq ft Commercial Property
£850,000 Guide Price
£850,000 Guide Price

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  • 3690 Square Feet


  • A Thriving Award Winning Bed And Breakfast Business
  • Elegant Grade II Listed Regency Townhouse In A Premier Area Of Great Malvern
  • Beautifully Refurbished Accommodation Extending To Approx 3,690 SqFt (343m2)
  • Extensive Private Parking For 9 Vehicles
  • Mature Garden And Wonderful Views Of Hills And Across Severn Valley
  • Five Letting Bedrooms (with En-Suite Facilities)
  • Resident's Lounge And Dining Room
  • Self Contained Two Bedroomed Quarters


An Elegant Grade II Listed Seven Bedroomed Regency Townhouse Currently Providing A Substantial Income As A Thriving And Award Winning Bed & Breakfast Business And Offering Refurbished And Generous Accommodation On Four Floors (Approximately 3,690 square feet or 343 square metres), Extensive Private Parking For Nine Vehicles, Mature Garden And Wonderful Views Of The Hills And Across The Severn Valley.

Location & Description

Sidney House enjoys a convenient position less than five minutes on foot from the centre of the cultural and historic 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 (with its adjacent park and grounds) and Manor Park sports and tennis centre. There are two mainline railway stations, both less than fifteen minutes' walk away, and junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about eight miles. Malvern is well known for the quality of its educational facilities in both the private and state sectors and the property itself is well placed for access to all of them, including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School, both of which are within walking distance. Less than five minutes on foot is Malvern Link common which is the ideal spot for those who like to walk the dog. The full range of the Malvern Hills, with its network of paths and bridleways is virtually on the doorstep.

Sidney House is a classic Regency townhouse, originally built as a guest house by Lady Emily Foley in 1823. It remains one of the most prominent and historic houses in Great Malvern and is noted on many original maps and paintings of the town. From its elevated position on the eastern slopes of the hills, it enjoys wonderful views across the Severn Valley and towards the hills themselves. It stands in a large east facing garden with a terrace and also has a private south and west facing courtyard. A Thriving Bed & Breakfast Business Sidney House has, for many years, provided bed & breakfast accommodation for visitors to Malvern. During the past four years the current owners have carried out substantial improvements to the guest quarters, which now include five beautifully refurbished letting bedrooms all with en suite facilities as well as a residents' lounge and dining room. Four of the five guest rooms enjoy the wonderful views. This investment has led to Sidney House being recognised by the industry picking up various awards and nominations and achieving a high rating with Trip Advisor and in 2019 being mentioned as "best value accommodation" in a Which travel article. It was also highlighted in 2018 as "best guest accommodation" and more recently, again in 2019 it won "Best B & B" by visit Worcestershire. The result is a strong business turnover, which can undoubtedly be increased as the owners currently close in mid-Winter for two months and on most Sundays and Mondays throughout the year. There is clearly potential to expand the business. Owners' Accommodation The lower ground floor comprises a self contained garden level flat that provides two bedroomed accommodation for the owners with substantial additional ancillary space.

Ground Floor

Pillared Canopy Porch

External light and solid entrance door to

Reception Hall

Radiator, original colour glazed crescent window over front door. Original Georgian staircase leading to all floors.

Guest's Lounge - 24ft 3in (7.44m) × 13ft 5in (4.03m)

Elegant fireplace with timber surround and mantle, marble hearth and tiled inset. Sash windows to front and rear aspects with wonderful views over Severn Valley and towards Hills. Two radiators.

Guest's Dining Room - 24ft 3in (7.44m) × 13ft 5in (4.03m)

Elegant fireplace with marble surround, mantle and tiled hearth. Two radiators, sash windows to front and rear aspects with views over Severn Valley and towards Hills.

First Floor

Half Landing

Sash window to rear aspect.


Close coupled WC, electric radiator, wash basin on timber stand, sash window to rear aspect.


Fitted full length wall mirror, stairs to first floor and part glazed fire door to guest's sleeping quarters.

Inner Landing

Bedroom 1 (Tolkien) - 13ft 1in (4.03m) × 12ft 2in (3.72m)

Victorian grate with tiled surround and mantle, radiator (behind attractive lattice screen), fitted book shelving and double glazed window to rear aspect with view across Severn Valley. Door to

En Suite Bathroom - 11ft 8in (3.41m) × 10ft (3.1m)

A large contemporary bathroom with central free standing "slip" bath having mixer shower tap, twin his and hers vanity wash basins with mixer taps, cupboards below, mirror and lighting above. Victorian grate with tiled surround and mantle, heated towel rail, SHOWER CUBICLE, radiator behind lattice screen, sash window to front aspect with view of hills, door to SEPARATE WC with close coupled suite, wash basin with cupboard below and mirror above, extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 (Nightingale) - 12ft 6in (3.72m) × 12ft 2in (3.72m)

Victorian grate with timber surround and mantle, radiator (behind screen), double glazed window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley.

En Suite Shower Room

Close coupled WC, wash basin with work surface and cupboards below, mirror above. Towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3 (C S Lewis) - 13ft 1in (4.03m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

Radiator behind screen, secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect with view of Hills. Door to

En Suite Bathroom - 7ft (2.17m) × 5ft 8in (1.55m)

Panelled L shaped bath with shower over and glass shower screen, pedestal wash basin with mirror above. Towel rail, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, secondary double glazed sash window (with shutters) to front aspect with view of hills. Extractor fan.

Second Floor

Half Landing

Sash window to rear aspect with view across Severn Valley.

Main Landing

Bedroom 4 (Darwin) - 14ft (4.34m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)

Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley.

En Suite Shower Room

Vanity wash basin with mirror above, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, extractor fan and shaver socket. Fitted shower cubicle.

Bedroom 5 (Elgar) - 17ft 3in (5.27m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)

Radiator behind screen, double glazed window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley.

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

Panelled P shaped bath with shower over and glass shower screen, wash basin with mirror above, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, Velux window to front aspect and shaver socket.

Lower Ground Floor

This is the owner's quarters and comprises a self contained independently accessed two bedroomed apartment. It can be approached internally via the main staircase leading from the guest's quarters or externally via a gated entrance off Worcester Road. It also has direct access into the main rear garden.

Canopy Porch

Glazed door to

Entrance Hall

Under stairs cupboard. From the hall there is direct access into an ancillary area consisting of an OFFICE (6'2" x 5'5") with radiator, BEDROOM 7/STUDY (12'8" x 5') and a separate passage way leading to a SHOWER ROOM room with tiled shower cubicle and wash basin as well as a linking door to a STOREROOM (7' x 6'2"). There is also a LINEN ROOM (8'4" x 4'4").

Sitting Room/Bedroom 8 - 13ft 7in (4.03m) × 12ft 5in (3.72m)

Victorian grate with timber surround and mantle, small built in cupboard with shelving, second larger built in store cupboard, fitted book shelving, radiator and window to rear aspect.

Dining Room/Lounge - 17ft 5in (5.27m) × 13ft 2in (4.03m)

Fireplace with timber surround and mantle, tiled inset and raised brick hearth supporting decorative wood burner. Window to rear aspect, radiator and door to

Kitchen - 14ft 1in (4.34m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

Contemporary floor and eye level cupboards with drawers, extensive work surfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, Bosch five ring gas HOB, ceiling down lighters, eye level MICROWAVE, Smeg COOKER with TWO OVENS and GRILL, fitted book shelving, underfloor heating fitted but not connected to boiler at present, double glazed window to front aspect and double glazed door leading into external courtyard (described later) door also to

Side Passage

Wash basin, stairs leading to Bedroom 6 (described later), door also to BOILER/DRYING ROOM (7'7" x 5'2") with Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler and factory lagged cylinder.

Bedroom 6 - 13ft 5in (4.03m) × 14ft 1in (4.34m)

Currently the main bedroom for the owner's quarters. Fitted wardrobes, wall mirror, radiator, fitted cupboard with shelving, window to front aspect. Steps and door down to

En Suite Bathroom - 11ft (3.41m) × 4ft 5in (1.24m)

Panelled P shaped bath with shower over and glass shower screen, close coupled WC, radiator, vanity wash basin (with cupboards below and mirror above), mirrored wall cabinet, extractor fan, heated towel rail, double glazed window to rear aspect.


Immediately in front of the property are nine allocated parking spaces. A gated access to the south side of the building leads via a set of steps down to a small enclosed courtyard, which provides direct entry into the owners' flat via the kitchen. Off this courtyard there is a small LAUNDRY/UTILITY ROOM (9'5" x 9'6") with plumbing for washing machines and driers. There is a further pedestrian access to the north side of the house that leads into the large east facing rear garden. This is on two levels. The upper tier consists of a raised terrace enclosed by a low stone wall supporting a particularly colourful and mature Clematis. Here also are a number of established shrubs and climbers. Steps from the terrace lead down to the lower level which is laid to lawn and where there are further attractive, well established shrubs and trees as well as fenced and walled boundaries. There are external taps.


We have been advised that mains services are connected to the property. There are TV points in all bedrooms and the house has Superfast Fibre Broadband. CCTV operates in the parking area and communal areas of the house. There is also a fire alarm system with self closing doors. 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

Business Rated

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is E (112) No Domestic Building .


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 agent's offices, proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link for 500 yards, where Sidney House will be seen on the right hand side. Restoration Work & Refurbishment Recently Carried Out Considerable restoration and refurbishment of the accommodation has been carried out over the past four years. A comprehensive list of these improvements can be provided separately by the selling agent.


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