A VERY IMPOSING DETACHED HOUSE ORIGINALLY DATING BACK TO THE 1920'S WITH A STRIKING FACADE AND OFFERING EXTREMELY GENEROUS ACCOMMODATION IN NEED OF SOME UPDATING AND REFURBISHMENT AND CURRENTLY COMPRISING PORCH, LOBBY, CLOAKROOM, DINING HALL, GARDEN ROOM, DRAWING ROOM, SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, UTILITY ROOM, STUDY/FAMILY ROOM, CELLAR, SIX BEDROOMS, THREE BATHROOMS, SEPARATE WC, GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING, GARAGE WITH EXTENSIVE PRIVATE PARKING AND ALL ENJOYING A PRIVATE SETTING IN LARGE MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ACROSS ADJACENT OPEN COUNTRYSIDE TO THE SEVERN VALLEY. ENERGY RATING "E"
Location & Description:
Pentowan enjoys a convenient position approximately two miles south of the cultural spa town of Great Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. There is also a local Spar stores only about five minutes walk from the property. Transport communications are well catered for. There is a mainline railway station in Great Malvern just over two miles away. Junction 1 of the M50 at Upton and Junction 7 of the M5 at Worcester are both within approximately ten miles.
The area is well served by an excellent choice of schools at primary and secondary levels and in both the state and private systems including The Wyche and Wells Primary, The Chase Secondary, Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School.
Pentowan is situated adjacent to and overlooking open countryside and is handily placed for immediate access to the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills, to the Three Counties Showground and even the highly regarded Worcestershire Golf Course, all of which are within a one mile radius.
The property was originally built in 1924 to a design that is a classic of this period. It has a number of interesting features such as leaded windows (including a particularly distinctive oriel style window overlooking the rear garden), the liberal use of oak timbering to floors, doors and the very distinctive staircase and fireplaces in many of the reception rooms. It has a particularly striking rear facade.
Although requiring refurbishment and investment the accommodation is extremely generous and extends to well over 3500 sq ft. Many of the principal rooms are large and share dual aspect windows which ensure that they are not only bright and cheerful but they also make the most of the fine views across the rear garden.
The approach off Wells Road through a private gated driveway serving this and one other property is a lovely one, flanked by a wooded copse and mature trees which are so much a feature of the large grounds that provide a perfect setting for the house. The garden was originally designed with imagination. It has matured into a fine setting and though it will require some attention and tendering it can easily be restored to its former glory. It is not only extremely private, particularly at the rear but is also bordered by woodland and by open fields so it is a wonderful spot for the wildlife of the area. In the spring and summer months the garden is a sea of bulbs providing a real splash of colour.
Not only is the accommodation spacious but it is also versatile and flexible. It is ideal for the large growing and active family but would adapt just as well to two family use or for anyone running a business or working from home.
Pillared Entrance Porch:
With quarry tiled floor, solid oak door leading to
Having radiator, quarry tiled floor, door to dining hall and to
Having quarry tiled floor, fitted floor to ceiling cupboard (housing meters), wash basin, radiator, low level WC and two windows to front aspect.
5.38m (17ft 8in) max (13'8 min) x 4.65m (15ft 3in)
A fine room which is very much the hub of the house and has a number of distinctive features classic to the 1920's including stripped oak flooring, fireplace with timber surround and mantle, stone and tiled inlay and slate hearth, picture rail with display rack above, radiator, an impressive staircase to the first floor below which there are steps down to a lower level with quarry tiled floor and window to rear aspect. Doors from the dining hall lead to the sitting room, drawing room, utility room and inner hall (all described later). A particular feature of this room are two large floor to ceiling leaded glazed panels with matching door that leads into the
3.05m (10ft 0in) x 2.24m (7ft 4in)
Having quarry tiled floor and matching three tier plinth ideal for accommodating and displaying plants or floral arrangements. Glazed window and door overlooking the rear garden and leading into the
6.3m (20ft 8in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
Having fireplace with raised stone hearth. Two radiators, picture rail, two large windows to rear and side aspects.
4.8m (15ft 9in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)
Having fireplace with timber surround and mantle, tiled inset, two radiators, picture rail and two windows to side and rear aspects.
Having fitted coathooks, glass fronted cabinet and door leading to kitchen (described later).
Having panelled bath with tiled surround. Wash basin, radiator and window.
5.03m (16ft 6in) x 3.73m (12ft 3in)
Having a full range of floor and eye level cabinets (some glass fronted) with extensive work surfaces, plumbing and space for dishwasher, integrated single drainer stainless steel sink, eye level OVEN and GRILL, four ring gas HOB with extractor canopy above. Radiator and built in glass fronted display cabinet/storage cabinet. Three windows to front and side aspects. Doors leading to family room (described later) and to
3.17m (10ft 5in) x 2.49m (8ft 2in)
This room can also be approached through the main entrance from the front driveway via an external porch. Double drainer stainless steel sink, floor and eye level cupboards, gas fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine, built in airing cupboard, window to front aspect and door leading to dining hall.
3.12m (10ft 3in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in) min (plus alcove)
With radiator, window to front aspect and door to
3.05m (10ft 0in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in)
A well ventilated cellar with slate cold slabs, power and lighting connected and facilities for the laying down of wine.
Half Landing :
The focal point of this landing is its distinctive and very striking oriel style deep bay window which enjoys a fine view over the rear garden to the Severn Valley beyond.
Approached through a pair of large glazed doors. Large built in airing/linen cupboard. Radiator.
6.32m (20ft 9in) x 4.32m (14ft 2in)
Having two radiators, stripped timber flooring, modern tiled fireplace with gas point, two windows to rear and side aspects ensuring fine view across the rear garden to the Severn Valley.
4.78m (15ft 8in) x 4.32m (14ft 2in)
With radiator, modern tiled fireplace and gas point, two windows to rear and side aspects with same view as bedroom 1.
5.08m (16ft 8in) max x 3.45m (11ft 4in)
Two radiators, built in wardrobe, original grate and mantle and two windows to front aspect.
4.17m (13ft 8in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
With radiator and window to rear aspect with fine view across the garden to the Severn Valley.
3.78m (12ft 5in) x 3.23m (10ft 7in)
Having radiator, wash basin with mirrored splashback above. Built in floor to ceiling storage cupboard and window to front aspect.
3.28m (10ft 9in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)
Half tiled and having panelled bath, wash basin, radiator, heated towel rail, built in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Corner cupboard and window to front aspect.
Having low level suite and window to front aspect.
2.49m (8ft 2in) x 1.14m (3ft 9in)
A small walk in linen room with window and fitted shelving.
From the main landing a door leads to a wing of the property constructed over the garage block. This provides a suite of rooms ideal for guests and includes.
With radiator, window to side aspect and folding loft ladder providing access to the large roof spaces.
2.92m (9ft 7in) x 2.29m (7ft 6in)
With radiator, window to rear aspect, roof inspection hatch and built in double wardrobe.
3.84m (12ft 7in) x 2.87m (9ft 5in) max(restricted ceiling height)
Having stripped pine flooring, radiator, two windows and undereaves storage cupboard.
Having panelled bath with tiled surround, wash basin, low level WC and radiator.
The property enjoys a private approach through a gated entrance on to a sweeping driveway that serves Pentowan and one other neighbouring bungalow (Windacres). The drive is flanked on one side by hedging and mature shrubs and trees and to the other by a small wooded copse that belongs to the neighbouring property. It eventually sweeps in front of and to the side of Pentowan and provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to the
5m (16ft 5in) x 3.28m (10ft 9in)
With two windows, power and lighting connected.
Pentowan's garden provides a wonderful setting. Although in need of tendering and some attention it was clearly imaginatively designed and can easily be restored to its former glory. It lies almost entirely to the rear of the house and is laid to paved terracing with steps that lead down to a two tiered lawn and beyond into surrounding woodland. The grounds are encircled by mature shrubs, trees and borders and contain numerous spring bulbs and ground cover plants that combine to provide a splash of colour through the summer months. Within the grounds there is a former GREENHOUSE (now somewhat dilapidated) and a STORAGE SHED/WORKSHOP. The garden is flanked on three sides by open countryside.
Windacres, 129a Wells Road
Earlier in these particulars we referred to the adjacent property known as Windacres which is served by the same driveway. This is a detached three bedroomed bungalow which, though in separate ownership, is available to purchase as it is currently being marketed by the same selling agent. This could present an opportunity for anyone wishing to buy two properties side by side. Further information can be obtained from John Goodwin's Malvern office.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and water 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 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.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property from the selling agents Malvern Office.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property freehold.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "G"
Prospective purchasers are advised to check with Malvern Hills District Council
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office (01684 892809).
From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed south along Wells Road towards Ledbury for approximately a mile and a half. The gated entrance serving both Pentowan and 129a Wells Road will be seen on the left hand side (just before a bus stop sign). Follow this private driveway downhill through a short area of woodland where Pentowan will be found at the end.