Tarff, Brockhill Road, West Malvern, WR14 4DL

5 Bedroom Detached
£500,000 Guide Price
£500,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Rooms


  • A Spacious Detached Split Level Bungalow On The Western Slopes Of The Malvern Hills
  • Wonderful Setting In Large Landscaped Grounds
  • Unrivalled Views Across Herefordshire Towards The Black Mountains, Brecons And Wales
  • Direct Access Onto The Malvern Hills
  • Major Investment Required Following Recent Damage By A Burst Water Tank
  • Entrance Lobby, Lounge, Former Kitchen (Not Fitted Or Functional) Utility Room
  • Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms. Games/Garden Room
  • Garage And Extensive Private Parking
  • For Sale By Auction In Summer 2021 (Unless Previously Sold By Private Treaty)


A Striking And Spacious Detached Split Level Bungalow Requiring Significant Repair And Investment Enjoying A Wonderful Elevated Setting In A Large Mature Garden With Fine Views Across Herefordshire And Currently Comprising An Entrance Lobby, Lounge, Former Kitchen/Dining Room (Not Functioning And Requiring Full Replacement), Utility Room, Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Separate WC, Garden Room, Double Glazed Windows, Extensive Private Parking And Garage. Energy Rating D NO CHAIN FOR SALE BY AUCTION IN THE SUMMER OF 2021 (UNLESS SOLD PREVIOUSLY BY PRIVATE TREATY) Guide Price £500,000 - £550,000

Location & Description

The property enjoys a stunning location on the upper slopes of the Malvern Hills on the outskirts of West Malvern, approximately two miles from the well served cultural 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 and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The highly regarded nearby village of Colwall is a similar distance and offers further amenities. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Great Malvern and Colwall. Junction 2 of the M50 south of Ledbury is less than ten miles away and Junction 7 of the M5 south of Worcester is a similar distance. Educational facilities are second to none in both the state and private systems at secondary and primary levels including The Elms and Downs Preparatory Schools in Colwall as well as Malvern College, Malvern St James Girls School, The Chase High and Dyson Perrins Secondary Schools in Malvern.

Tarff enjoys arguably one of the finest settings in the Malverns, situated as it is on the upper slopes of the hills with a wonderful westerly aspect across the rolling countryside of Herefordshire below and towards the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Wales in the far distance. It stands in the heart of unspoilt countryside owned and protected by Malvern Hills Conservators with direct access onto the hills themselves. Its large and attractively landscaped garden is one of the great strengths of the property, designed as it is to make the most of its sunny aspect and views but also to keep maintenance to a minimum. Watching the sun setting on the western horizon is one of its great joys. Originally constructed in the 1960's Tarff is an individually designed split level bungalow which has generous and flexible family accommodation. Up until fairly recently this accommodation was well maintained although perhaps a little dated in places. Sadly, during the late winter of 2020/21 a tank in the roof burst and the property was subjected to serious water damage for a prolonged length of time. As a result the property is not habitable in its current condition. There is now no formal kitchen or functioning central heating system which will both need to be replaced. Electrical circuits and wiring will also need repair as will the ceilings and walls in both the lounge and kitchen. It is likely that as a result of this damage it may prove difficult to obtain a mortgage on the property. The accommodation as originally designed includes an entrance lobby, a large lounge, the former kitchen/dining room, an inner hall, five bedrooms (one with its own en-suite bathroom), a family bathroom and separate WC. At lower ground floor level there is an externally accessed garden room that could in theory be incorporated into the main accommodation. Outside a wide block paviour driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached garage. Ground Floor


We have been advised that mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property. The drainage is believed to be to a private system. 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

As mentioned earlier in this brochure Tarff suffered major damage in the winter of 2020/21 when a large header tank in the roof burst, causing ceilings in the lounge and kitchen to collapse. Following this incident the kitchen had to be stripped of fittings and is no longer fit for purpose. Ceilings in the kitchen and lounge will need replacing as will the central heating boiler, part of the plumbing system, electrical and wiring circuits. Some re-plastering of internal walls and replacing of floors may also be required. Buyers should be aware that this damage may make it difficult to obtain a mortgage. Interested parties are advised to check with their mortgage lender before making an offer to purchase

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 "E" 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 D (68).


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office 01684 892809 Guide Price A guide price of £500,000 to £550,000 is being quoted for the property as it stands and in its present condition. The house is scheduled to be auctioned in mid-summer unless sold previously by private treaty.

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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From Great Malvern proceed south along the Wells Road towards Ledbury for no more than quarter of a mile before forking right into Wyche Road (B4218). Continue uphill for just under a mile passing through The Wyche Cutting at the summit of the hills into Herefordshire. Immediately after the Cutting turn right into West Malvern Road, following this route for approximately one mile. As soon as you see the West Malvern village sign and its adjacent 30 mph limit turn sharp left into Brockhill Road. Tarff is found almost immediately on the right.


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