A VERY IMPRESSIVE SEMI DETACHED VICTORIAN RESIDENCE ENJOYING AN ELEVATED POSITION ON THE UPPER WESTERN SLOPES OF THE MALVERN HILLS WITH VIEWS ACROSS ADJACENT WOODLAND OVER HEREFORDSHIRE AND OFFERING WELL PRESENTED AND VERY VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION ON THREE FLOORS COMPRISING LIVING ROOM, SITTING ROOM, HALLWAY, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM, FOUR BEDROOMS (ONE WITH ITS OWN EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM, WC AND SITTING ROOM), FAMILY BATHROOM, GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, DOUBLE GLAZING, GARDEN AND OFF ROAD PARKING. ENERGY RATING "F"
Location & Description:
West Hills enjoys a convenient position in the small hillside hamlet of Upper Colwall almost exactly halfway between the well served centres of Great Malvern and Colwall. The historic and cultural spa town of Great Malvern offers a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The busy village of Colwall also has an excellent range of facilities including a mainline railway station connecting it to London Paddington, Birmingham and The Midlands, Cardiff and Bristol. Indeed transport communications are excellent as there are also Junctions with the M5 at Worcester (ten miles) and with the M50 at Upton upon Severn (eleven miles) and Ledbury (nine miles).
Local educational needs are well catered for. Within the village of Colwall there are two private prep schools and a state primary school. Malvern is well known for its wide choice of schools in both the private and state system including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School.
As the name of the property implies West Hills is situated at the end of a "no through road" on the upper slopes of the Malvern Hills just on the Herefordshire side of its border with Worcestershire. From this elevated spot there are views to the west across unspoilt adjacent woodland into the countryside below and beyond towards the Welsh Borders. From this lovely quiet position there is direct access through protected land owned and managed by the Conservators via a network of footpaths and bridleways on to the full eight mile range of the Malvern Hills. It is a wonderful spot.
The house itself is most impressive. Constructed during the late 19th century this fine semi-detached Victorian home has a striking facade and generous accommodation arranged on three floors. It has in recent years been refurbished and renovated and now offers well presented flexible and versatile family accommodation with gas fired central heating and double glazed windows (all replaced in 2011).
On the ground floor there is an open plan living room leading to a sitting room and a small inner hall, off which there is a contemporary kitchen, a utility room and dining room. At first floor level there are three bedrooms and the main well equipped family bathroom. On the top floor there is a master suite comprising the fourth bedroom which has its own en-suite dressing room and WC as well as a small sitting room. Many of the rooms, particularly on the upper levels enjoy the westerly view across Herefordshire.
Outside the property has a small courtyard garden which is adjacent to and overlooks open space belonging to the Conservators. A short distance away there is a further area of garden which belongs to the house and provides private parking.
4.88m (16ft 0in) x 3.45m (11ft 4in)
Having double glazed windows to front aspect enjoying a lovely outlook over the front patio towards woodland beyond. Multi-fuel burner (not in working order) set into fireplace with timber surround, mantle and tiled hearth with fitted book shelving to each side. Radiator and original tessellated mosaic tiled floor (the former hallway) leading via a doorway to inner hall (described later). Door also to
4.93m (16ft 2in) max into bay x 3.61m (11ft 10in)
Having an attractive double glazed bay window to front aspect with view over woodland, Radiator, fitted shelving , coving to ceiling, cast iron fireplace set on tiled hearth with timber surround and mantle. TV point.
Having original Victorian mosaic tiled tessellated floor, radiator, fitted shelving. Stairwell to first floor. Doors to utility room and kitchen and to
3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Having quarry tiled floor, built in cupboards with original stripped wood doors. Double glazed window overlooking rear courtyard, radiator, fitted shelving and hatch to kitchen.
3.68m (12ft 1in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in) max
Having obscure double glazed window to side aspect, space and plumbing for washing machine, fitted shelving, built in cupboards with worktop over and quarry tiled floor.
4.19m (13ft 9in) x 2.36m (7ft 9in)
An irregular shaped room so these are maximum measurements.
Having contemporary shaker style fitted cupboards with ceramic tiled flooring, extensive worktops and tiled surrounds. Inset one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, integrated DISHWASHER, built in electric HOB with stainless steel extractor canopy above, eye level Neff DOUBLE OVEN and GRILL. Radiator, two double glazed windows to side and rear aspects and door leading to rear courtyard.
Having double glazed window to side aspect with view of hills. Further double glazed window to rear aspect. Radiator and stairs to first floor.
4.27m (14ft 0in) x 4.88m (16ft 0in) narrowing to min 11'9
Having cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, attractive mantle and tiled inset. Two double glazed windows to front aspect with views over woodland towards Herefordshire. Radiator, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.
3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Having stripped wooden flooring, double glazed window to rear aspect, cast iron fireplace, fitted shelving and built in cupboards, radiator.
3.51m (11ft 6in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
With feature fireplace having tiled inset and mantle, double glazed windows to front aspect with view over woodland towards Herefordshire. Radiator, built in wardrobe with shelving.
Having a contemporary suite with tiled walls and matching floor tiling, panelled and shaped bath with shower over and shaped glazed shower screen. Ladder style heated towel rail, vanity wash hand basin, low level WC, double glazed window, extractor fan and inset downlighters.
4.83m (15ft 10in) x 3.25m (10ft 8in) max
With double glazed window to side aspect having view of hills. Radiator, stripped timber flooring, built in undereaves storage and door leading to
2.36m (7ft 9in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
With Velux window, high level storage cupboard and door leading to
Having pedestal wash basin, fitted shelving, extractor fan and low level WC.
En-Suite Sitting Room:
3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
These are maximum measurements as this room has restricted head clearance. This delightful room provides a private and quiet area for the main bedroom. It has a radiator, Velux window and shelved storage area.
West Hills is situated at the end of a no through road. A gated entrance leads to the small front garden which comprises a paved courtyard enclosed by shrub borders and low stone wall with mature climbers adorning the front facade of the house. To the rear of the house there is small enclosed courtyard area with brick paved base and a small OUTHOUSE having power, telephone point, Velux windows and two side windows. This would be a useful workshop. At the other end of the courtyard there is an OUTSIDE WC with hand basin, wall mounted heater and low level suite. From the garden a gateway leads out onto the road and to Conservators land. From here there is easy access on to the Malvern Hills or down to Colwall village. A few yards away there is a further area of garden located just above neighbouring properties enclosed by fencing and gates. This would be an ideal area for vegetables and contains a section of lawn with mature trees and shrubs as well as a garden SHED of wooden construction. It can provide parking for two or three vehicles.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. There is a private drainage system that links directly into the mains sewer. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "E"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office 01684 892809
From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After leaving the centre of town take the first fork to the right (signed Colwall and The Wyche Cutting) into Wyche Road. Continue uphill for almost a mile passing through the Wyche Cutting into Herefordshire. Follow this route downhill for approximately two hundred yards taking the first opening on the right hand side just after an area of open green. Pass along this short section of road turning left at the end into Fossil Bank. Continue down to the bottom of the hill as far as it goes and West Hills will be seen on the right.