Brackenhurst, 78 Albert Road South, Great Malvern, WR14 3DX

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

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Detached Victorian House
  • In Arguably Great Malvern's Premier Residential Area
  • Walking Distance Of The Town Centre
  • Extremely Generous And Versatile Accommodation
  • Four Bedrooms, En-Suite Dressing Room/Bedroom Five
  • Separate Dressing Room (With Bath)
  • Larger Than Average Beautifully Landscaped Mature Garden, Extensive Private Parking And Garage
  • No Onward Chain


An Elegant Detached Victorian House Enjoying A Lovely Setting In Arguably Great Malvern's Premier Residential Area Within Walking Distance Of The Town Centre And Offering Extremely Generous And Versatile Accommodation (Approximately 3679 Sq Ft) With Gas Fired Central Heating, Porch, Hall, Cellars, Study, Dining Room, Lounge, Cloakroom With Wc, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility/Laundry Room, Four Bedrooms, En-Suite Dressing Room/Bedroom Five, Family Bathroom, Separate Dressing Room (With Bath), Separate Wc, Loft/Roof Space, Extensive Private Parking, Garage And A Larger Than Average Beautifully Landscaped Mature Garden. Energy Rating "F" No Chain

Location & Description

Brackenhurst enjoys a lovely setting in arguably Great Malvern's prime residential area, less than quarter of a mile from the centre of town and therefore within walking distance of a full 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. There is a mainline railway station only a few minutes walk away. Junction 7 of the M5 and Junction 1 of the M50 motorways at Worcester and Upton are both within easy commuting distance. Educational needs are second to none in both the state and private systems and at primary and secondary levels. The elegant grounds of Malvern College are virtually on the doorstep. Malvern St James Girls School is only a few minutes away on foot and The Chase secondary is less than half a mile away.

78 Albert Road South is an elegant detached residence originally constructed in the late 1800's to a classic Victorian design of brick under a slate roof with bay windowed elevations. Many original features remain including several fireplaces, cornicing to ceilings, skirtings, internal joinery and even the panel that would have alerted the servants of the house when room service was required (although it no longer operates). The accommodation itself is extremely generous. On the ground floor an enclosed entrance porch and large hallway lead to a cloakroom with WC, three reception rooms, a very large kitchen/breakfast room and a utility/laundry room. Also from this level steps lead down to three useful cellars. The original Victorian staircase leads via a half landing onto the landing, off which there are four principal bedrooms, a fifth bedroom/dressing room, a separate dressing room with bath, two bathrooms and a separate WC. It is worth noting that most of the bedrooms have wash basins or plumbing connected. The house has gas fired central heating. Brackenhurst is approached through a pillared and gated entrance on to a tarmac driveway that provides private parking for several vehicles and leads to a long tandem brick and timber garage. Undoubtedly, however one of the great strengths of the house is its setting in a much larger than average, beautifully landscaped mature garden, surrounded by impressive trees against a backdrop of the Malvern Hills. The south and west facing rear garden, laid out to lawns with seating areas, rockeries and mature borders is a lovely focal point. Brackenhurst has been a much loved and well maintained home for the current owners for many years. This is a rare opportunity for the next generation to stamp their own mark on the house Ground Floor

Enclosed Entrance Porch

Approached via a pair of impressive leaded glazed outer doors with a tessalated Victorian tiled floor and further part glazed inner door leading to

Reception Hall - 18ft 6in (5.58m) × 15ft 10in (4.65m)

L shaped so maximum measurements only. Radiator, staircase to first floor. Door also leading to basement level with cellars (described later).

Study/Morning Room - 15ft (4.65m) × 14ft (4.34m)

Fireplace with timber surround, mantle and tiled hearth supporting a gas fire. Radiator, two sash windows to front aspect, one sash window to side aspect.

Dining Room - 18ft (5.58m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

(excluding an elegant sash bay window to front aspect). Two further windows to side aspect. Fireplace with timber surround, mantle and tiled hearth. Radiator.

Drawing Room/Lounge - 18ft 5in (5.58m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

Fireplace with brick surround, timber mantle and tiled hearth. Radiator, pair of sash windows to rear aspect and part glazed door leading into the rear garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 21ft 4in (6.51m) × 13ft 7in (4.03m)

Floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces, double drainer stainless steel sink, additional built in cupboards, radiator, three sash windows to rear and side aspects, quarry tiled floor, gas fired water heating boiler. Servants 'bell' panel (not in operation). Door to


With door leading outside and direct access into the

Utility/Laundry Room - 11ft (3.41m) × 8ft 2in (2.48m)

Enamel sink, plumbing for washing machine, built in cupboard, door to PANTRY, window to rear aspect and hatch opening into the original coal bunker which can also be accessed externally.

Cloakroom - 8ft (2.48m) × 7ft 4in (2.17m)

Close coupled WC, wash basin and sash window. First Floor

Basement Level

A doorway and steps under the main stairs in the hall lead down to three separate CELLARS measuring 15' x 14, 18' x 14'7 and 10' x 6' respectively. These cellars are well ventilated by three windows and have lighting and power connected. The gas central heating boiler, gas and electricity meters are also at this level.

Half Landing

Large window to side aspect

Main Landing - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft (2.79m)


Bedroom - 14ft (4.34m) × 11ft 10in (3.41m)

Radiator, wash basin and three sash windows to front and side aspects.

Bedroom/Dressing Room - 9ft 10in (2.79m) × 9ft (2.79m)

Radiator, sash window to front aspect and door linking directly to the main bedroom on this floor. This room would make the perfect en-suite bathroom or shower room.

Bedroom - 18ft 4in (5.58m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

Radiator, wash basin with mirror and shelf above. Former fireplace (now sealed) and two sash windows to front aspect. This room also has a door linking it to the small bedroom/dressing room described earlier.

Bedroom - 18ft 6in (5.58m) × 14ft 5in (4.34m)

Former fireplace (now sealed), wash basin with mirror above, radiator, two sash windows to rear aspect and door to

Dressing Room with bath - 13ft (4.03m) × 10ft 6in (3.1m)

Also with door directly onto landing. Panelled bath, former fireplace (now sealed) and sash window to rear aspect.

Rear Landing

Glazed hatch leading to roof space. Fitted corner cupboard

Separate WC

High level suite and sash window.

Bathroom - 7ft 7in (2.17m) × 6ft 4in (1.86m)

Half tiled and having panelled bath with wash basin, heated towel rail, airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving, sash window to side aspect.

Bedroom - 13ft (4.03m) × 11ft (3.41m)

Victorian grate and wash basin, sash window to rear aspect.


A pillared and gated entrance leads onto a tarmac driveway that passes to both the front and side of the house and provides extensive private parking. It also leads directly to the brick and timber GARAGE 34'6 x 10 with window, light and power connected. The driveway itself is flanked by raised herbaceous and shrub borders and enclosed to the front of the house by hedged and walled boundaries as well as mature trees. To the side of the house there is an external tap. Access to each side of the property leads into the impressive mature and beautifully landscaped rear garden. This is mainly laid to lawns with a network of pathways and seating areas interspersed with large well established shrub and herbaceous borders, rockeries and a substantial vegetable garden. It enjoys a south and west facing aspect and is enclosed by mature hedging and some particularly fine trees that are very much part of Malvern's landscape. These are set against a backdrop of the Malvern Hills. The rear elevation of the house supports a particularly impressive Wisteria. There is also a GREENHOUSE.


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 "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 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 centre of Great Malvern proceed down Church Street for a very short distance before bearing right into Avenue Road. Continue downhill taking the second turn to the right into Albert Road South. Proceed across the next crossroads (at the junction with Clarence Road) where you will see Brackenhurst almost immediately on the right hand side.


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