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

7 Bedroom Detached
£850,000 Guide Price
£850,000 Guide Price

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  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms


  • Elegant Grade II Listed Regency Town House In A Premier Location
  • Beautifully Refurbished Accommodation Approx 3690 sq ft (344 sq m)
  • Currently Providing A Thriving Award Winning B&B Business
  • Planning Consent Currently Being Sought For Single Dwelling House Use
  • Offered With Separate Coach House Having Potential To Renovate
  • Private Parking For 9 Vehicles
  • Mature Garden With Wonderful Views Of Hills And Across Severn Valley
  • Five Letting Rooms (With En-Suite Facilities)
  • Residents Lounge And Dining Room
  • Self Contained Two Bedroomed Owners Quarters


An Elegant Grade II Listed Seven Bedroomed Regency Townhouse Providing A Substantial Income As A Thriving And Award Winning Bed & Breakfast Business (Currently The Subject Of A Planning Application For Change Of Use To A Single Dwelling House) Offering Refurbished And Generous Accommodation On Four Floors Extending To Approximately 3,690 Square Feet (343 Square Metres), With Extensive Private Parking For Nine Vehicles, Mature Garden, Separate Coach House (Requiring Refurbishment) And Wonderful Views Of The Hills And Across The Severn Valley. EPC "E"

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 a private south and west facing courtyard. Included within the sale is a separate Coach House in need of full renovation. 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. Planning Application A planning application has recently been submitted to Malvern Hills District Council seeking change of use for Sidney House from business to residential. (Planning Application No 20/00643/FUL). There are also architects plans and a pre-app report for the potential conversion of the Coach House into a one bedroomed cottage. 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


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

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

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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:
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  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


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