Penstowe, 61 Howsell Road, Malvern, WR14 1TH

5 Bedroom Detached
£430,000 Guide Price
£430,000 Guide Price

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • A distinctive detached Edwardian House requiring full updating and refurbishment
  • Potential to extend and develop
  • Many original Edwardian features retained
  • Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Conservatory and Dining Room
  • Breakfast Room, Kitchen, 5 Bedrooms and Bathroom
  • Storeroom, Cloakroom &WC, Partial Gas Central heating
  • Mature landscaped Garden
  • Extensive private parking with space to erect a garage
  • Within walking distance of Malvern Link and Great Malvern shopping centres


An Elegant And Very Distinctive Detached Edwardian House In Need Of Refurbishment And Updating With Potential To Extend And Develop, Retaining Many Original Features Of The Period And Currently Comprises A Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Dining Room, Conservatory, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Five Bedrooms, Bathroom, Storeroom, Cloakroom/WC, Partial Gas Heating, Extensive Private Parking And A Good Size Landscaped Garden. Energy Rating "F" No Chain

Location & Description

The property enjoys a convenient location on the corner of Howsell Road and Somers Park Avenue in an established and popular residential neighbourhood. It is within walking distance of the bustling and well served centre of Malvern Link where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops of every description, a bank, two supermarkets, pubs and takeaways. The excellent facilities of the cultural and historic town of Great Malvern are less than a mile distant. Here there is an even wider selection of shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket and the renowned theatre and cinema complex. Malverns main retail park is a similar distance. Here there are many familiar high street names including a Morrisons superstore, Marks & Spencer, Next, Boots, Cafe Nero and others. Transport communications are good. There is a mainline railway station only just over ten minutes away on foot as well as regular bus services and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway near Worcester which is approximately eight miles. The property is also well placed for local schools at primary and secondary levels in both the state and private sectors. For those who enjoy the outdoor life Malvern Link common is a short walk away and the full range of the Malvern Hills is less than five minutes by car.

Penstowe is an extremely distinctive and elegant detached Edwardian house dating back to 1905. Its generous accommodation is in need of updating and refurbishment but has enormous potential for extension and development. It could be an exciting project for buyers with the energy and imagination to transform it into a fine contemporary home. The fact that the house has seen only very limited investment and change over the years means that many original Edwardian features have been retained including cornicing to ceilings, doors (and door furniture), picture rails and skirtings, sash windows, fireplaces and picture rails. The attractive external elevations of the property are another feature, constructed as it is of brick with part rough cast rendered upper elevations and bay windows. On the ground floor a hall leads to a sitting room with two bay windows, a study, dining room, conservatory, breakfast room, kitchen and a rear lobby, off which there is a WC and storeroom. At first floor level a large open plan landing leads to five bedrooms and to a bathroom. A gas fired boiler provides partial central heating. Externally the house can be approached either via a pedestrian access off Howsell Road or via its main driveway through a pillared and gated entrance off Somers Park Avenue. This driveway can accommodation several vehicles and there is space to construct a substantial garage or outbuilding. The good size garden is laid to level lawn with hedged boundaries.

Reception Hall

Entered via a solid oak front door with colour leaded window to one side and two glazed fanlights above. Attractive herringbone woodblock floor that continues into several of the other ground floor rooms. Cornicing to ceiling, fitted coathooks, dado rail, understairs storage cupboard and stairs leading to first floor.

Sitting Room - 15ft (4.65m) × 10ft 1in (3.1m)

Fireplace with tiled surround, inset, mantle and hearth. Two bay windows to side and front aspects (one with colour leaded glazing), cornicing to ceiling and picture rail.

Study - 10ft (3.1m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Fireplace with tiled surround, mantle, inset and hearth. Recess with bookshelving, picture rail and sash window to front aspect.

Dining Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 12ft (3.72m)

into sash bay window to side aspect. Woodblock flooring, cornicing to ceiling, picture rail, fireplace with tiled surround, mantle, inset and hearth. Part glazed door leading to

Conservatory - 7ft 3in (2.17m) × 7ft 2in (2.17m)

Double glazed to two aspects with terracotta style tiled floor and a pair of double glazed doors leading into the rear garden.

Breakfast Room - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Gas boiler providing hot water and partial central heating. Built in double cupboard with shelving, south facing double glazed window, woodblock flooring and large walk-in pantry cupboard.

Kitchen - 9ft 2in (2.79m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces and integrated single drainer stainless steel sink. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Double glazed window to rear aspect and door leading to

Rear Lobby

Double glazed door leading outside. Two further internal doors leading to SEPERATE WC with close coupled suite and double glazed window and to STOREROOM 6' X 4'3 First Floor


A large open plan landing with radiator, access to roof space and sash window to front aspect.

Bedroom - 13ft 3in (4.03m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Fireplace with original cast iron surround, pedestal wash basin, fitted cupboard (with shelving) and south facing sash window.

Inner Landing

Large double built in shelved cupboard and separate wardrobe.

Bathroom - 8ft (2.48m) × 7ft 10in (2.17m)

Half tiled and having panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, heated towel rail, infa-red fire (not checked or necessarily in working order) and double glazed window.

Bedroom - 11ft 9in (3.41m) × 8ft (2.48m)

excluding double glazed window recess to rear aspect. Radiator.

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

Fireplace, tiled surround and hearth. Radiator and sash window to side aspect.

Bedroom - 12ft 2in (3.72m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)

Fireplace with original cast iron surround, radiator and sash window to front aspect.

Bedroom - 10ft (3.1m) × 9ft 5in (2.79m)

Fireplace with cast iron surround, airing cupboard with copper cylinder and immersion heater. Sash window to front aspect.


The property can be approached from two directions, either by foot, via a pedestrian gate off Howsell Road that leads directly to the main entrance or alternatively by car off Somers Park Avenue via a brick and stone pillared gated entrance onto a long driveway that is capable of accommodating several vehicles and at the end of which there is space to erect a substantial outbuilding or double garage (subject to planning consent). The garden lies to all four sides of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with a small number of well established and mature shrubs, enclosed by hedged boundaries. One particular focal point is a very impressive Copper Beech Tree. There is also an outside tap and a small GARDEN STORE 6' x 4' of timber construction.


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 "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 F (36).


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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From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link. After quarter of a mile pass straight through a set of traffic lights at Link Top, continuing on downhill with the common on your right hand side. Go through another set of traffic lights and past the railway and fire stations on your left. Just after this, at the bottom of the common, turn left into Howsell Road . Continue for about quarter of a mile and the house can be seen on the left just before a mini roundabout and the junction with Somers Park Avenue.


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