The Highlands, 54 West Malvern Road, Malvern, WR14 4NA

5 Bedroom Detached
£225,000 Guide Price
£225,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms


  • Detached House In Need Of Complete Refurbishment
  • Or Planning Permission For Demolition And Erection Of Four Three Bedroomed Houses
  • Generous Grounds Extending To Approximately 0.6 Acres
  • Elevated Panoramic Views Across The Severn Valley
  • Flexible And Versatile Accommodation Over Four Floors
  • No Chain


A Development Opportunity To Refurbish A Detached Four Storey House Which Also Has Planning Permission To Be Demolished To Create Four Three Bedroom Split Level Houses All Set In Generous Grounds Approaching 0.6 Acres Offering Views Across The Severn Valley. Energy Rating ''G'' For Sale By Public Auction At The Feathers Hotel Ledbury On Thursday 26th March 2020 At 6.00 P.M.

Location & Description

Enjoying a convenient position less than a mile from Great Malvern town centre and therefore within easy striking distance of a comprehensive 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. Malvern Link railway station is only about half a mile away and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is just eight miles. The property is also within the catchment area of a number of excellent primary and secondary schools.

54 West Malvern Road offers a wonderful development opportunity to either build and develop as per the full planning permission granted for four three bedroom properties which will sit in an elevated position affording fantastic views across the Severn Valley or alternatively refurbishment of the current property to provide a family home which would enjoy generous grounds approaching 0.6 acres. This Victorian period house was built in the early 1900's and was once the local bakery and shop for the area. The house has been in the ownership of the current family since 1955 serving as a lovely family home. The accommodation is spread over four floors and extends to approximately 3584 square feet.

Option One - Develop The Site

Planning consent was granted on appeal for the demolition of the existing house and the erection of four three bedroomed dwellings. More details together with the architects drawings and plans can be found on the Malvern Hills District Council Planning Portal (Application ref no: 16/01768/FUL). Copies of this planning consent together with drawings are also available from the selling agents Malvern office. The discharging of the conditions has been applied for, a copy of the Councils response can be found either on their website or via the selling agents Malvern office. These contemporary houses offer a wonderful development opportunity to build four three bedroom properties which will sit in an stunning elevated position affording fantastic panoramic views across the Severn Valley. Each property will have two parking spaces, its own private garden, and will comprise in brief; entrance hall, utility room, cloakroom, study/snug, open plan living/dining and kitchen with balcony taking in the views on offer. To the first floor will be a master bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms complimented by a family bathroom.

Option Two - Refurbishment of the House

Alternatively, the house could be refurbished to create a wonderful family home. The living accommodation currently comprises:-

Entrance Hall

Door opens to this hall with two sash windows to front aspect, electric storage heater and wall light points. Stairs to lower ground floor. Stairs to first floor and door to

Sitting Room - 12ft 9in (3.72m) × 15ft 4in (4.65m)

A dual aspect room with windows to front and rear taking in the fine views. Ceiling light point and tiled fireplace.

Kitchen - 11ft 1in (3.41m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)

Glazed window with view, fitted drawer and cupboard base units, rolled edge worktop over, matching wall unit. Stainless steel sink unit with double drainer. Cooker connection point and tiled splashbacks.

Dining Room - 13ft 9in (4.03m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)

Glazed bay window with view, ceiling light point, tiled fireplace with cast iron grate. Wall light points. Electric storage heater.


Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin. Sash window to rear and ceiling light point. FIRST FLOOR


Glazed window to front, electric storage heater and ceiling light point. Loft access point. Door to

Bedroom 1 - 15ft (4.65m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Dual aspect with sash windows looking up to the hills and to the rear across the Severn Valley. Ceiling light point. Recess space ideal for storage.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 1in (3.41m) × 12ft (3.72m)

Glazed window to rear with view. Ceiling light point.


Fitted with a bath, pedestal wash hand basin, storage cupboard, wall light point, tiled splashback. Interconnecting room so door leads to

Bedroom 3/Store - 15ft 1in (4.65m) × 5ft 10in (1.55m)

Single bedroom, raised sash dormer window to rear with view. Light point. LOWER GROUND FLOOR Accessed via an open wooden balustraded staircase descending from the entrance hall. Sash window to rear, light lantern, internal window to side. From this area a further staircase previously used to descend to the basement rooms but is no longer used. Electric storage heater, light and door opening to

Bedroom 4/Reception Room - 13ft 11in (4.03m) × 12ft 4in (3.72m)

Two sash windows to rear, ceiling light point, electric storage heater, tiled fireplace.

Reception Room - 13ft 5in (4.03m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)

A further versatile room enjoying a bay window taking in the glorious views. Ceiling light point, electric storage heater and fireplace with tiled hearth. Clothes storage cupboard.

Utility Room - 10ft 8in (3.1m) × 10ft 6in (3.1m)

Two glazed sash windows to rear, ceiling light point. Stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine. Recess storage cupboard.

Rear Porch

Accessed from the lower ground floor hall. Windows to rear, door to steps descending to garden and useful garden store. Door to shop (described later). Stairs climb to a pedestrian door giving access to West Malvern Road and a further door opens to

Workshop/Store 1 - 15ft 2in (4.65m) × 14ft 1in (4.34m)

At ground floor level this could provide additional living space to the main residence subject to the necessary planning permissions being sought. Windows to front and rear. Ceiling light point.

Workshop/Store 2 - 14ft 6in (4.34m) × 14ft (4.34m)

At lower ground floor level accessed from the rear porch, a sizeable room which again like shop 1 could provide further accommodation subject to the relevant permissions being sought. Windows to rear. This was the old bakery. Door to

Covered Store

Covered storage area, one part brick construction with a pitched tiled roof the other being stone and brick and a polycarbonate roof.

Basement Level

These rooms used to be part of the living accommodation and although the staircase is still there leading up to the lower ground floor, it has blocked at that level. The head height lessens a little in these rooms but they could be renovated and refurbished and returned to part of the main accommodation. This floor comprises in more detail

Rear Hall

A block staircase descends from the lower ground floor. Wall light point, blue brick floor flowing throughout this area and all other rooms on this level. Doors open through to

Room 1 - 14ft (4.34m) × 12ft 5in (3.72m)

Door leading to garden, window to side.

Room 2 - 10ft 3in (3.1m) × 11ft 9in (3.41m)

Window to front, fireplace, light point.

Room 3 - 13ft 2in (4.03m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)

Bay window to front, fireplace.


The grounds extend for approximately quarter of an acre and mainly laid to sloped lawn interspersed with mature specimen trees. From all aspects superb far reaching views are on offer. Open bay lean to storage area which is accessed by a vehicle width driveway although there is no dropped kerb so permission would have to be sought from the local highways authority to turn this into authorised off road parking.

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 pursue 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 solicitor acting on behalf of the vendors in the sale of 54 West Malvern Road is Simon Quilley Paytons 287 Worcester Road Malvern WR14 1AB Tel: 01684 563318. 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 gas, electricity water and drainage 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

COUNCIL TAX BAND "D" 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 G (7).


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 office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449. After a short distance take the left turning signposted to Bromyard into North Malvern Road. Continue on this route uphill, passing a large clock tower on your left hand side. Shortly after this the road becomes West Malvern Road where number 54 will be seen on the right hand side after a further 300 yards.


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