Hillcrest, Hawthorn Lane, Newland, Malvern, WR13 5BD

3 Bedroom Detached
£150,000 Guide Price
£150,000 Guide Price

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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms


  • A Unique Detached Dwelling Of Non-standard Construction
  • Full Renovation and Refurbishment Required
  • Offered With A Recently Granted Certificate of Lawful Occupation
  • Lovely Rural Setting In Very Private Wooded Grounds Extending To Over An Acre
  • Two/Three Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen and Bathroo,
  • Other Buildings Include A Caravan, Two Pentsheds, Garden Store And Garage
  • Subject To A Restrictive Covenant Restricting Development


BIDDING NOW CLOSED - A Unique Detached Dwelling Of Non-Standard Construction, Requiring Full Refurbishment, Recently Granted A Certificate Of Lawful Occupation And Enjoying A Lovely Private Rural Setting In Approximately 1.35 Acres Of Woodland Garden. NO CHAIN. Energy Rating F FOR SALE BY SEALED BIDS BY 5.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2024

Location & Description

The property together with 1.35 acres enjoy a convenient location almost equidistant from the city of Worcester and the historic spa town of Great Malvern, both of which provide a comprehensive range of amenities. Only a few minutes driving distance away is Malvern's main retail park where one can find a large Morrisons store and a number of familiar High Street names including Marks and Spencer, Next, Boots and others. The cultural town of Great Malvern is only a mile further away. Here there is a comprehensive choice of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and The Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The property is well placed for fast access to an excellent transport network including railway stations in both Worcester and nearby Malvern Link and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway which is only about three miles. Both Worcester and Malvern are renowned for the quality of their educational facilities in both the state and private sectors and for those who prefer outdoor life, the eight mile range of the renowned Malvern Hills and the Severn Valley are on the doorstep.

Hillcrest presents a unique opportunity for anyone looking for a project or a challenge. It comprises a detached single storey dwelling which is of non-conventional construction. Originally built in the 1950's as a temporary home. little has changed over the past seventy years, apart from the fact that in October 2023 Malvern Hills District Council granted a Certificate of Lawful Existing Use or Development which effectively means that the property can be occupied as a permanent home. It should be noted however that there is currently a restrictive covenant which is held in favour of a neighbouring property that restricts any development of the site. The property is being sold as it stands and as seen today with this restrictive covenant and it will therefore be the buyers responsibility to take his/her view on this. The property is linked to a 40ft caravan (which provides the bedroom accommodation) and two more recently erected "pent sheds" linked by raised decking that provide sheltered areas for sitting out and listening to the sounds of summer. The main dwelling is connected to mains water and electricity, has partial double glazing and septic tank drainage. There is also a public footpath that runs along its southern boundary. Approached off the main highway via a short track, Hillcrest enjoys complete privacy in its informally landscaped and wooded grounds, surrounded on three sides by open countryside and extending to approximately 1.35 acres. In brief the current accommodation of the main dwelling comprises:


Bathroom - 5ft 10in (1.55m) × 5ft 6in (1.55m)

Panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.

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

Range of floor and eye level cupboards with worksurfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for cooker and double glazed window to front aspect.

Sitting Room - 10ft 2in (3.1m) × 8ft 7in (2.48m)

Woodburner (not tested), sliding double glazed doors leading onto raised external balcony which overlooks the garden to the front. Double glazed window to side aspect.

Dining Room - 14ft (4.34m) × 8ft 7in (2.48m)

Double glazed window to side aspect. Further single glazed window to rear aspect.


Bedroom 1 - 11ft 2in (3.41m) × 9ft 9in (2.79m)

L shaped so maximum measurements only. Window to rear aspect, door leading outside. Doors also to Bedroom 3 and to

Bedroom 2 - 9ft 9in (2.79m) × 9ft 7in (2.79m)

Fitted cupboards and drawers with dressing table, window to side aspect. 6' x 4'10 alcove.

Bedroom 3 - 12ft (3.72m) × 9ft 9in (2.79m)

Windows overlooking garden to front and side aspects.


The bedroom accommodation is provided by the caravan.

External Features

There are a number of additional external features and buildings included with the property. To the side of the main dwelling is a lean-to glass and timber covered area. Separately located to the rear of Hillcrest is a GARDEN STORE of timber construction and two PENTSHEDS 13'5 x 7'5 and 11'6 x 7'5 respectively. One of these has a log burner (untested) and the other has useful floor cupboards with worksurfaces. They are linked by raised decking and together provide a pleasant spot for relaxing in the sunshine or entertaining. Separately located off the driveway in the long front garden is a larger than average GARAGE of prefabricated construction with wooden bi-fold doors. The gardens themselves are mainly left in a natural state with numerous trees, hedged boundaries, well established shrubs and grassed areas. At the far end of the garden, behind the main dwelling is another raised area of decking which overlooks open farmland and has a view towards the Malvern Hills.

Agents Note

The property is being offered for sale exactly as it stands. All offers must be made on an unconditional basis. (i.e. not subject to survey or to the seeking and granting of a planning application or change of use). FOR SALE BY SEALED BIDS The property is being offered for sale by way of sealed bids at a date to be determined.


We have been advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank. 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

The property is being offered for sale exactly as it stands. All offers must be made on an unconditional basis. (i.e. not subject to survey or to the seeking and granting of a planning application or change of use). It is unlikely that this property will be considered a suitable security for mortgage purposes in it current state. FOR SALE BY SEALED BIDS BY 5.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2024

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 formally 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


Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is F (26).


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 outskirts of Malvern Link proceed northeast along the A449 towards Worcester. From the mini island on the outskirts of the town (opposite Greggs) continue for approximately 1.20 miles past a row of council houses on your left hand side. Take the right turn signed Deblins Green into Hawthorn Lane. Follow this narrow lane for approximately half a mile where you will see the sign for Hillcrest on your left hand side just after a bungalow.


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