Millpond Cottage, Golden Valley, Castlemorton, Malvern, WR13 6AA

4 Bedroom Detached
£795,000 Guide Price
£795,000 Guide Price

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • A Historic And Very Distinctive Detached Thatched Cottage
  • Lovely Private Setting In Almost Two Thirds Of An Acre
  • Direct Access Onto Castlemorton Common
  • Extended Contemporary Accommodation With Separate Detached Single Storey Annexe
  • Porch, Hall, Sitting Room And Impressive Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility Room, Study/Bedroom Five And Living/Garden Room
  • Master Bedroom With En-Suite Office Area And Shower Room, Three Further Bedrooms
  • Modern Triple Garage/ Studio And Lovely Landscaped Garden


An Historic And Very Distinctive Detached 18th Century Cottage Enjoying A Lovely Private Setting In Approximately Two Thirds Of An Acre Of Mature Garden And Offering Sympathetically Restored And Extended Contemporary Accommodation Together With A Separate Detached Single Storey Annexe And A Recently Constructed Two Storey Triple Garage Block All With Direct Access Onto Castlemorton Common. EPC "D"

Location & Description

The property enjoys a strategically significant and convenient location almost equidistant from the towns of Malvern, Upton upon Severn and Ledbury, all of which are less than 15 minutes driving distance away. Transport communications are second to none. Junction 2 of the M50 motorway is only about five miles distant and provides fast access to the Midlands and South West (via the M5) and to South Wales. There are main line railway stations at both Ledbury and Malvern as well as in the cities of Worcester, Cheltenham and Gloucester, all of which are within commuting distance. The well served village of Welland is only about two miles away. Here there is a local stores, primary school, church and village hall.

Millpond Cottage is set in the unspoilt countryside of Golden Valley with direct access onto Hollybed and Castlemorton Commons. Set against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills, which are within walking distance, the immediate area is one of outstanding natural beauty and is the perfect spot for dog walkers, cyclists and horse riding. Also within reach via a short drive is the Severn Valley where there are riverside walks along the Severn, including Tewkesbury and nearby Upton upon Severn with their marinas. The house itself is an historic detached cottage of character dating back to the mid 1700's. Some of its original features remain, although the present owners have in more recent years renovated and extended the accommodation to create a very contemporary home. It has a very distinctive and striking appearance with its original part timbered walls and ceilings and most notably its thatched roof. In addition to the main dwelling there is a former bakehouse that some years ago was converted into a single storey annexe which is ideal for guests or could, in theory, provide separate self contained accommodation. A more recent addition is an impressive two storey garage block, capable of accommodating three vehicles and with space above for a studio, office or even children's play room. The mature garden provides a sheltered and private setting for Millpond Cottage, extending as it does to approximately two thirds of an acre. It consists of level lawns interspersed with seating areas, mature trees (including a particularly impressive weeping willow), shrubs and boundary hedging. Two separate driveways provide for excellent vehicular access and parking.


Ground Floor

Canopy Porch

Approached via the rear of the house with part glazed door leading into

Reception Hall - 11ft (3.41m) × 10ft (3.1m)

Two windows to rear aspect, storage radiator, built-in cupboard/wardrobe, doors leading to bathroom and kitchen (described later).

Sitting Room - 19ft (5.89m) × 12ft 3in (3.72m)

This is the oldest section of the house with its beamed walls and ceiling. Its central feature is an inglenook fireplace with oak mantle and a tiled hearth supporting a woodburner. Radiator, two windows to front and side aspects. Stairs leading to first floor (described later). Stable style door leading directly out to

Thatched Porch

This provides an alternative external entrance to the house.

Bathroom - 6ft 9in (1.86m) × 5ft 6in (1.55m)

Panelled bath with shower over and tiled surround. Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored and shelved recess above. Heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Kitchen/Dining Room - 22ft (6.82m) × 16ft (4.96m)

Arguably the focal point of the house this completely reshaped room has been enhanced by a large glazed extension which overlooks the rear garden. Comprehensive range of contemporary floor and eye level cupboards with extensive work surfaces. Incorporated within the layout are deep drawer units, baskets on runners and an island unit with breakfast bar. Included within the design is an induction HOB (having EXTRACTOR canopy above), two eye level OVENS (with hide and slide doors), integrated BIN UNIT and a built-in broom cupboard. There is space for an American style fridge freezer. Ceiling downlighting, ceramic tiled floor, integrated WELSH DRESSER and understairs cupboard. Carron Phoenix ceramic sink with swan neck mixer tap (draining to Saniflo system via a macerator), work surface to each side and cupboards below and to side. Folding door to LARDER/PANTRY. As mentioned earlier a feature of this room is a glazed extension consisting of a bank of five sliding double glazed doors that open out onto a rear external seating area. These doors have integrated blinds. Door to

Utility Room - 11ft 6in (3.41m) × 6ft 3in (1.86m)

Radiator, work surface with shelving above, two windows to front aspect, stable style door leading to living room (described later) and further door leading to

Bedroom/Study - 8ft 6in (2.48m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Two windows to front aspect, fitted work surface and book shelving, radiator and Velux window.

Living/Garden Room - 15ft 10in (4.65m) × 14ft 4in (4.34m)

A lovely relaxing reception room which is part of the more recently constructed addition to the main house. It has an attractive slate effect floor (with underfloor heating), double glazed windows to front and rear aspects with a pair of double glazed doors leading directly into the rear garden. Ceiling downlighting, two "skylight" windows, part glazed door leading to front garden and further glazed door leading to

Master Bedroom Suite

This impressive suite is divided into three sections including

Office - 7ft 7in (2.17m) × 8ft (2.48m)

Double glazed bay window to rear aspect. Ceiling downlighting. The room is open plan to the main bedroom (described later) and also has a door leading to

Shower Room - 8ft (2.48m) × 7ft (2.17m)

Including tiled shower cubicle. Close coupled WC, floor unit with three cupboards and drawers below and tiled worktop which supports a raised porcelain sink (with mixer tap). Porcelain tiled floor, heated towel rail, fitted floor cupboard with fitted shelving above, Velux window, built-in linen cupboard and ceiling downlighting. The plumbing in this room drains to a Saniflow system via a macerator.

Master Bedroom - 20ft 5in (6.2m) × 16ft 5in (4.96m)

A very impressive room with raised timbered and vaulted ceiling and walls. Ladder leading to a mezzanine level above. Fitted book shelving, integral dressing area with fitted shelving and hanging rails. Double glazed windows to rear and side aspects and pair of double glazed doors leading into rear garden.

First Floor

Two staircases lead to the first floor accommodation. The first (in the older section of the house) leads to

Landing/Office - 7ft 2in (2.17m) × 6ft 6in (1.86m)

This room is approached from the sitting room below and leads directly to a

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

Window to rear aspect. The second staircase from the kitchen leads to


Bedroom - 13ft (4.03m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

as this room has sloping ceilings. Radiator, three windows to front, side and rear aspects. Inspection hatch to roof space.

Bedroom - 12ft (3.72m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

These are maximum measurements and include a large walk-in airing cupboard with slatted shelving. The room also has sloping ceilings. Radiator, two windows to front and rear aspects.


This attractive, detached, single storey building provides separate self-contained accommodation for guests or family. It comprises

Open Plan Lounge - 17ft 5in (5.27m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

With brick fireplace (not in working order), storage radiator, four windows, access to roof space and door to

Bedroom - 11ft 2in (3.41m) × 7ft 6in (2.17m)

Two windows, inspection hatch to roof space. Storage radiator, doors to shower (described later), and to


With sink and cupboard. Door leading outside.

Shower Room

Tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan and ceiling downlighting.


This impressive two storey oak framed building was assembled in 2020. It has twin up and over doors (electrically operated), space for three cars and an area set aside as a workshop which has its own part glazed entrance hall and window. Stairs from ground level lead from the garage upstairs to first floor where there is a large open space measuring 29' x 12'. This has three windows and would make an ideal playroom, studio or office.

Garden and Grounds

The garden and grounds extend to approximately two thirds of an acre. They can be approached via two separate gated entrances, both of which provide vehicular access and extensive parking. The mature garden is mainly laid to open lawns, interspersed with well established shrubs and roses together with a variety of trees, the most notable of which is a particularly fine weeping willow. A small brook runs along the boundary and at strategic points within the curtilage there are seating areas, the principle one of which is accessed via the kitchen/dining room and consists of a large area of stone paving with steps leading up to the garden itself. There is also a GARDEN SHED (12' X 8') of timber construction, a GREENHOUSE (8' x 6') and hexagonal SUMMER HOUSE. Tucked away to one side of the property is an externally sited Worcester oil fired boiler and the oil storage tank. There is gated access onto common land.


We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Part of the house is served by a Saniflow system. Central heating is provided by way of an oil fired boiler serving radiators, supplemented by storage heaters. 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 imply 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 "F" 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 (56) Main House. F (27) Annexe


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809

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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.

Virtual Tour

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From Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for approximately 2 miles before forking left onto the Hanley Road (B4209) signed 'Three Counties Showground and The Hanleys'. Continue for just under a mile to a traffic lit crossroads. Turn right into Blackmore Park Road. Follow this route for approximately a mile. At the next crossroads, turn right towards Gloucester and Welland. Carry straight on through the village of Welland. As you leave leave the village you will approach open common land on both sides of the road. Continue for exactly 1.7 miles before taking a right hand turn signed 'Golden Valley' (no through road). Follow this lane for 0.4 of a mile where the road begins to bear left and dips. Millpond Cottage can be seen on the right hand side just before the track opens out into common land. A Union Jack in the garden might help you to identify the property.


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