Laurel Cottage, Holywell Road, Malvern, WR14 4LF

6 Bedroom Detached
£475,000 Guide Price
£475,000 Guide Price

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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms


  • Detached Cottage
  • Easterly Slopes Of The Malvern Hills
  • Fine Views Across The Severn Valley
  • In Need Of Refurbishment And Modernisation
  • Main House Has Four Bedrooms
  • Self-Contained, Two Bedroomed Annexe
  • No Chain


A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Detached Cottage Within The Popular Area Of Malvern Wells Affording Fine Views Across The Severn Valley And In Need Of Full Refurbishment And Modernisation. The Main House Offers Four Bedrooms And Benefits From A Self-Contained Two Bedroomed Annexe Which Could Be Incorporated Back Into The Main House. No Onward Chain. EPC "E"

Location & Description

The property enjoys a lovely setting on the Eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills approximately two miles south of the bustling centre of Great Malvern where there is a fine range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. For those who require good transport communications, the property is handily placed just seven miles from Upton where there is direct access on to the M50 motorway. There is a mainline railway station about two miles distance providing links to London Paddington, Birmingham and The Midlands, Hereford and South Wales. The house is ideally situated for some of the most highly regarded primary and secondary school education, notably The Chase High School and for anyone who enjoys the outdoor life, Laurel Cottage is only a few minutes walk from the open slopes of the Malvern Hills and about one and half miles from Malvern Common.

Laurel Cottage is a detached period residence nestled on the easterly slopes of the Malvern Hills and affording fine far reaching views over the Severn Valley. The cottage is approached via a single width drive that opens to allow for off street parking. A pedestrian path leads through a lawn and planted foregarden to this beautiful cottage with a Wisteria to the front aspect. It is in need of full refurbishment and modernising but offers flexible and versatile space to create a wonderful home. One of the key selling points of this property is the attached two bedroomed self-contained annexe all set in a good size plot. There is gas central heating. The accommodation in more detail comprises:


A rose covered storm porch under which is a wooden glazed front door leading to

Reception Hall - 10ft 10in (3.1m) × 11ft 5in (3.41m)

A welcoming space offering a versatile room with quarry tiled floor, brick fireplace, decorative picture rail and dado rail, ceiling light point, useful recessed storage cupboard. Doors to inner hallway and breakfast kitchen (described later). Glazed window to front enjoying the view. Door to

Sitting Room - 10ft 10in (3.1m) × 9ft 7in (2.79m)

Glazed window to front, decorative picture rail and dado rail. Feature brick fireplace with tiled hearth and cast iron grate. Radiator. Wall light points.

Inner Hall

Stairs to first floor. Inset ceiling spotlight and door to Pantry with door leading to the annexe. Fuse box and meters. Quarry tiled floor.

Living/Breakfast Kitchen - 21ft 4in (6.51m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)

A wide double glazed bay window to the front aspect offers superb views across the Severn Valley to Bredon Hill and The Cotswolds beyond. This is an open plan room which was extended in 2002 and offers in the kitchen area a range of drawer and cupboard base units with worktops over and matching wall units. Integrated four ring stainless gas HOB with single OVEN under and MIROWAVE over. DISHWASHER, space for full height fridge freezer set into recess. Useful breakfast island with additional cupboard, shelving and wine rack. Hardwood flooring flows throughout this area and through into the breakfast and living area with vaulted ceiling and exposed ceiling timbers, double glazed window to side and double glazed pedestrian door to garden. Two radiators, wall light points. From this room an entrance opens to

Utility Room - 8ft (2.48m) × 13ft 3in (4.03m)

Additional floor and cupboard base units with roll edged worktop over, space and connection point for washing machine and tumble dryer. Belfast sink. Understairs storage cupboard. Wall mounted central heating boiler providing domestic hot water and heating for both the main residence and the annexe. Radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights and two steps leading to a door leading through to

Shower Room

Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower over. Tiled splashbacks, wall mounted extractor fan, inset ceiling spotlights. Wall light with shaver point and radiator. First Floor


Glazed window to rear, ceiling light point. Exposed ceiling timbers. Door to

Bedroom 1 - 11ft 4in (3.41m) × 11ft 8in (3.41m)

East and south facing glazed windows offer views and flood the room with natural light. A good size double bedroom with exposed floorboards. Radiator, wall light points. Original cast iron fireplace surround and mantle.

Bedroom 2 - 11ft 5in (3.41m) × 9ft 9in (2.79m)

A further double bedroom with glazed window with views over the Severn Valley. Ceiling light point, fitted double wardrobe in recess to the side of a cast iron feature fireplace. Radiator. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom 3 - 8ft 4in (2.48m) × 8ft 11in (2.48m)

Glazed window to side, ceiling light point, radiator, exposed ceiling timber and exposed Malvern Stone wall.

Bedroom 4 - 6ft 10in (1.86m) × 6ft 8in (1.86m)

A small room ideal as a nursery or home office. Glazed window to rear, radiator, ceiling light point, exposed ceiling and floor timbers


Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Tiled splashbacks, ceiling light point and radiator. Light with shaver point. Glazed window. Exposed Malvern Stone to one wall.


Attached to the right of the property and accessed via its own private front door which is set under a covered storm porch. Wooden door opening to

Living Room - 11ft 7in (3.41m) × 11ft 11in (3.41m)

Glazed window to front and side. Ceiling light point, decorative picture rail, radiator, feature brick fireplace. Door to

Inner Hall

Stairs to first floor. Wall light point. Door to kitchen (described later) and door to useful storage cupboard with light point and shelving. Interconnecting door to the main house which is currently sealed but could be re-opened to be reintegrated to the main house.

Kitchen - 5ft 6in (1.55m) × 12ft 2in (3.72m)

Fitted with a range of drawer and cupboard base units with roll edged worktop over and matching wall units. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Four ring electric HOB with extractor over, single OVEN with MICROWAVE above. WASHING MACHINE. Tiled floor and splashbacks. Double glazed wooden door and double glazed window to side. Inset ceiling spotlights. First Floor


Glazed window to side, ceiling light point. Door to

Bedroom 1 - 11ft 10in (3.41m) × 12ft 3in (3.72m)

A generous double bedroom with glazed window to front and side affording views across the Severn Valley. Feature period fireplace. Radiator and ceiling light point. Door to

En-Suite Bathroom

Low level WC. vanity wash hand basin with miser tap and cupboard under, panelled bath with mixer tap and thermostatically controlled shower. Light with shaver point, radiator, tiled floor and splashbacks. Wall mounted extractor. Ceiling timber.

Bedroom 2 - 6ft 7in (1.86m) × 11ft 6in (3.41m)

Glazed window to side. Ceiling light point. Radiator. Exposed wooden floorboards.

Agents Note

The Annexe has its own electricity supply but the boiler from the main house provides the hot water and heating. The property requires full refurbishment, further details can be obtained from the agent


To the front of the property is a lawned terrace with planted beds and a wonderful Wisteria adorning the front facade of the property. Planted beds with paths to either side descend to a parking area and the whole garden is enclosed by a walled, hedged and fenced perimeter. To the right of the property is a further lawned area with steps rising to the rear garden which is sloped and overgrown but could be reclaimed to provide a fine garden planted with a number of fruit trees.


We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, telephone, water and drainage are connected to the property. Please note that the annexe is on a separate electrical meter and that the hot water an central heating is provided by the boiler in the main house. 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

1. The Annexe has its own electricity supply but the boiler from the main house provides the hot water and heating. 2. The agents have been made aware that there is an indemnity policy covering the access to the property 3. The property requires full refurbishment, further details can be obtained from the agent

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 E (42).


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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.

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From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for 3.1 miles after which turn right uphill onto Holywell Road. Follow this road for a further 0.3 miles where the driveway to the property will be found on the left hand side as indicated by the Agents For Sale board.


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