Walwyn Road, Malvern

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
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A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Distinctive 1930's Detached Home Occupying An Enviable Position On The Lower Slopes Of The Malvern Hills Affording Superb Long Distance Views Offering Characterful And Well Proportioned Six Bedroomed Accommodation With Generous Parking, Double Garage And Grounds Extending To Approximately One And A Half Acres. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location

Hayhoe is situated on the edge of the popular and much sought after village of Colwall. Colwall is located at the foot of the Malvern Hills and offers a good range of local facilities including shops, post office and pharmacy, schools, a doctor's surgery, churches, hotel and public houses. There is a regular bus service to Ledbury (approximately 4 miles) and Great Malvern (approximately 2 miles). Colwall also has the benefit of a mainline railway with direct services to Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington.

Description

Constructed in the early 1930s, Hayhoe is an individual detached property designed by Malvern's most distinguished architect Troyte Griffith. He was renowned for designing solid, substantial country homes and strived to create a sense of spaciousness through clean lines and well proportioned rooms. Built to exacting standards by W. James of Upper Colwall, who was well known for the quality of his work, Hayhoe is a fine example of Troyte's legacy offering considerable charm and character retaining many original features including a striking stone fireplace in the drawing room, elegant wooden staircase, solid wood internal doors and parquet wood block flooring.

Hayhoe has been a much loved family home for over 20 years and the current vendors have invested heavily in order to keep it well maintained. Improvements have been made throughout, including a refitted shower room to the first floor and most notably, a remodelled contemporary kitchen in 2018 to include newly installed double glazed windows. Whilst these improvements have enhanced the property greatly, it still offers tremendous scope with exciting potential to adapt the accommodation even further.

The property is arranged on the ground floor with an impressive reception hall leading to beautiful drawing room with striking bay window, dining room, sunny sitting room with feature wood burning stove and breakfast kitchen. From here, an inner hall leads to the study, utility room and cloakroom. A rear porch, originally designed as the main entrance, provides access to outside. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to the master bedroom, which enjoys a particularly fine dual aspect, five further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room.

One of the great strengths of Hayhoe is its idyllic setting, quoted as being 'one of the best situated of all Troyte's larger houses' in Jeremy M. Hardie's 2012 Troyte Griffith Malvern Architect and Elgar's Friend. Hayhoe occupies an enviable position on the lower slopes of the Malvern Hills affording magnificent long distance views. Nestled away from the road, Hayhoe takes full advantage of its superb south west facing aspect with beautifully maintained grounds extending to approximately ONE AND A HALF ACRES. The grounds include a sunken garden with feature central fountain, wooded areas and a large outside covered eating area with heating and lighting.

With so much to offer, the agents strongly recommend an internal inspection to appreciate this most unique opportunity.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Vestibule

Oak entrance door. Ceiling light, radiator, quarry tiled floor, understairs recess with space for coats and boots. Door to Cloakroom. Glazed inner door to Reception Hall.

Cloakroom

Front facing opaque glazed window, wash hand basin, low level WC. Ceiling light, overhead storage cupboard, half height tiled walls.

Reception Hall

Impressive reception hall with ceiling light, cornicing, two traditional radiators, parquet woodblock floor. Feature arch and striking wooden staircase to first floor. Original solid wood doors to

Drawing Room 5.89m (19ft) into chimney breast recess x 6.09m (19.66ft) into bay

Elegant room enjoying a delightful aspect with a beautiful bay window overlooking the side garden and surrounding hills, large rear facing window with far reaching rural views. Ceiling lights, cornicing, picture rail, wall lights, feature open fireplace with Minster stone surround and hearth, radiator, TV point, polished oak board flooring.

Dining Room 3.54m (11.43ft) into chimney breast recess x 4.47m (14.42ft)

Side facing window overlooking the garden and surrounding hills. Downlighters, cornicing, picture rail, two radiators.

Sitting Room 5.58m (18ft) into chimney breast recess x 4.13m (13.31ft)

Bright and airy room enjoying a lovely sunny aspect with two large picture windows overlooking the garden. Cornicing, picture rail, wall lights, fireplace with inset wood burning stove and tiled hearth, built in cupboard with shelving, electric radiator, polished oak board flooring. Door to

Breakfast Kitchen 5.58m (17.99ft) x 4.44m (14.32ft)

The kitchen was refitted in 2018 to an exceptional standard and offers a contemporary range of Caple high gloss coloured floor and wall mounted units including deep pan drawers, pull out larder and a tall pantry cupboard with five fitted drawers. The kitchen has been designed with discreet features including soft closures, LED lighting strips, carousel shelving and neat bin store. The work surfaces are Silestone with matching upstands and splashback. It is well equipped with high quality appliances including an eye level combination MICROWAVE/OVEN/GRILL, separate electric OVEN/GRILL, 4 ring gas HOB with stainless steel glass canopy COOKER HOOD over, DISHWASHER and American style FRIDGE FREEZER. A particular feature of the kitchen is the gas fired AGA with two ovens, twin hot plates and tiled surround. The kitchen enjoys a delightful aspect overlooking the garden with newly fitted double glazed windows to the side and rear. Recessed spotlights, electric radiator, Moduleo tiled flooring. Glazed door to outside. Door to

Inner Hall

Recessed spotlights, built in cupboard with shelving, radiator, Moduleo wood effect flooring. Part glazed door to outside. Original solid wood doors to

Utility Room 1.53m (4.93ft) x 2.47m (7.96ft)

Ceiling light, ceramic sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and other appliances.

Study 2.49m (8.02ft) x 3.35m (10.82ft) into recess

Large front facing window, ceiling lights, radiator, telephone point.

Rear Porch

Originally used as the main entrance to Fox Court with a decorative brick archway, ceiling light, cornicing, quarry tiled floor.

First Floor Galleried Landing

Approached from the ground floor by an elegant wooden staircase with intricate detailing and flooded with natural light through a large front facing window. Ceiling lights, cornicing, two feature archways, wall lights, two radiators. Access to part boarded loft space with pull down ladder and light. Deep storage cupboard with shelving. Large walk in airing cupboard housing pressurised Ariston hot water cylinder (installed in 2009) and further shelving. Original solid wood doors to

Master Bedroom 5.89m (19ft) into chimney breast recess x 4.49m (14.47ft)

Enjoying a superb dual aspect with sweeping views across the garden and surrounding hills. Ceiling light, picture rail, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards below and mirror over, two radiators.

Bedroom 2 4.48m (14.46ft) x 3.58m (11.55ft) into chimney breast recess

Side facing window with pleasant open aspect. Ceiling light, picture rail, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light over, radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.01m (9.72ft) x 2.79m (8.99ft)

Rear facing window overlooking the garden with long distance views. Ceiling light, wash hand basin with mirror and light over, radiator.

Bedroom 4 5.15m (16.62ft) plus wardrobes x 4.13m (13.31ft)

Two rear facing windows overlooking the garden with long distance views. Ceiling light, picture rail, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below and mirror over, range of built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, two radiators.

Shower Room

Having been recently refitted and comprising a large walk in shower enclosure with fixed raindrop shower head and tiled surrounds, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, low level WC. Two front facing windows, recessed spotlights, half height tiled walls, radiator.

Family Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower attachment and shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, low level WC, bidet. Front facing window, recessed spotlights, fully tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, radiator.

Bedroom 5 4.50m (14.51ft) x 2.46m (7.93ft)

Front facing window, ceiling light, newly fitted vanity wash hand basin with drawers below and mirror over, radiator.

Second Bathroom

Suite comprising panel bath with Mira mixer shower over and shower screen, wash hand basin, low level WC. Side facing window, ceiling light, built in cupboard with shelving, fully tiled walls, radiator.

Bedroom 6 3.84m (12.39ft) plus wardrobes x 2.07m (6.68ft)

Rear facing window overlooking the garden with long distance views. Ceiling light, built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, radiator.

Store Room 1.63m (5.26ft) max x 2.94m (9.49ft)

Ceiling light, shelving.

Outside

Hayhoe is located at the end of a privately owned drive and is approached through double vehicular gates leading to a circular driveway providing a generous area of parking. The driveway leads to a detached DOUBLE GARAGE (17.92ft x 16.14ft) of brick construction under a hip tiled roof with wooden concertina doors, power and light. A pedestrian door from the garage leads to a large covered courtyard with security light and outside sink, with both hot and cold water feeds. From here there is access to an outside WC and BOILER ROOM, housing a floor mounted Worcester gas fired boiler (fitted in 2008) and a water filtration system with newly fitted UV filter (installed in 2018).

To the front of the property there is a grass bank, privately screened by a line of mature trees, and planted with an abundance of spring bulbs including snowdrops and daffodils. A gravelled pathway leads to the side of the house with an ornate water feature surrounded by magnificent Rhododendrons, with some planted nearly 70 years ago. There is also a nearby pond sheltered by a wonderful weeping willow. A formal garden lies to the rear of the property, enjoying a spectacular south west facing aspect, with lawned terraces bordered by mature shrubs, mixed hedging and trees. A set of steps lead to a palm thatched hut, providing an ideal seating area for outside dining and entertaining. Sheltered by the surrounding hills and enjoying long distance views, it truly is an idyllic spot. The grounds in total extend to approximately ONE AND A HALF ACRES.

Services

We have been advised that mains gas, electricity and sewerage are connected to the property. Water is provided by a private supply. 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.

Directions

From the Agent's Colwall Office turn left up Walwyn Road. After approximately quarter of a mile turn right into a lane (just after 'Sunfold' and before the first hairpin bend), and Hayhoe will be found at the bottom on the right hand side.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "H"

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is D (56).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Colwall Office (01684 540300)

General

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 purchases/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.

Tenure

We are advised (Subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold.

Distinctive 1930's Detached Family Home

Well Proportioned Accommodation

Offering Considerable Charm & Character

Occupying An Enviable Position On The Lower Slopes Of The Malvern Hills

Affording Superb Long Distance Views

Three Reception Rooms & Refitted Breakfast Kitchen

Six Bedrooms & Three Bath/Shower Rooms

Detached Double Garage & Generous Parking

Beautifully Maintained Grounds Extending To Approx. ONE AND A HALF ACRES

Internal Inspection Highly Recommended

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