Woodshears Road, Great Malvern


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  • Bedrooms: 5
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An Extremely Elegant And Distinctive Detached Victorian House Enjoying A Lovely Setting In Large Gardens And Grounds In Malvern's Premier Residential Area And Offering Extensive Four Storey Accommodation Currently Comprising Three Self-Contained Apartments But With Potential To Refurbish And Convert Into A Single Dwelling. EPC "G"


The property enjoys a convenient position barely ten minutes on foot from the centre of the cultural and historic Spa town 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. Transport communications are excellent. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is only about eight miles away and there is a mainline railway station which is also within walking distance. Educational needs are particularly well catered for. The property is only a few minutes on foot from both Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School in the private sector and from The Chase Secondary as well as a number of highly regarded primary schools. For those who enjoy walking the dog or outdoor activity the house is close to the Malvern Hills and Malvern Common. The beautifully manicured grounds of Malvern College are literally on the doorstep.


Orwell Lodge is an elegant and distinctive detached Victorian house dating back to the late 1800's. Its generous accommodation which is on four floors is currently divided into three self-contained apartments. Some updating and refurbishment is required. The property lends itself well for conversion back to its original use as a single dwelling. It has a floor area of approximately 3800 sq. feet.

The building stands in a lovely mature garden and grounds which enjoy dual frontage onto both Woodshears Road and Albert Road South, the latter of which provides vehicular access to a detached garage. This extensive dual frontage might offer potential for the creation of some residential development within the curtilage. However, it must be stressed that planning consent has neither been sought or obtained and the property is therefore offered as it stands.

APARTMENT 1 Approximately 82 sq meters (882 sq feet)

This basement apartment is in need of full renovation and refurbishment. In its current

state of presentation it is not strictly habitable. It is approached from the rear of Orwell

House. The accommodation is as follows:

Outer Porch

Part glazed door to

Entrance Hall

Airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving.

Sitting Room 4.88m (15ft 9in) x 3.97m (12ft 10in)

Sealed former fireplace and east facing sash window.

Kitchen 3.82m (12ft 4in) x 2.25m (7ft 3in)

Floor and eye level cupboards, plumbing for sink and for washing machine. East facing

sash window.

Bedroom 4.96m (16ft) max (12'6 min) x 4.34m (14ft)

East facing sash window.

Bathroom 3.23m (10ft 5in) x 1.47m (4ft 9in)

Panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, wall mounted heater and

crittall window.

Inner Lobby

Bedroom 2 4.65m (15ft) x 3.64m (11ft 9in) max (8'min)

Sash window.

Scullery 3.18m (10ft 3in) x 2.89m (9ft 4in)

Door leading to external store.

Wine Cellar 1.99m (6ft 5in) x 1.89m (6ft 1in)

Bedroom 3 4.03m (13ft) x 3.10m (10ft)

Sash window.


Apartment 1 has a small walled private courtyard within which there is a separate

BRICK STORE, TIMBER SHED and external tap.

APARTMENT 2 Approximately 113 sq meters (1216 sq feet)

This ground floor apartment is well presented and spacious. It enjoys a lovely

southerly aspect across the gardens of Orwell House towards the Malvern Hills and the

grounds of Malvern College.

Entrance Hall

Part glazed front door, two wall lights and cupboard for meters.

Inner Hall

Understairs cupboard and sash widow to side aspect.

Lounge 5.89m (19ft) x 3.35m (10ft 10in)

Sealed tiled fireplace, two wall lights, two glazed crittall windows and a pair of matching

French doors leading outside onto an external


This south facing balcony has safety railings and a lovely southerly aspect across the garden towards the Malvern Hills and the grounds of Malvern College.

Bedroom 1 4.96m (16ft) x 4.73m (15ft 3in) min

Sealed fireplace with tiled surround and mantle, tiled inset and gas fire. Three impressive floor to ceiling sash windows with southerly aspect over garden.

Kitchen 3.59m (11ft 7in) x 2.01m (6ft 6in)

Floor and eye level cupboards, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, two east facing crittall windows.

Bedroom 2 4.90m (15ft 10in) x 3.97m (12ft 10in) Sealed tiled fireplace and hearth. Pair of glazed doors to external

Balcony With east facing aspect and safety railings.

Cloakroom 2.04m (6ft 7in) x 1.34m (4ft 4in)

Wash basin, electric radiator and sash window.

Bathroom 3.10m (10ft) x 1.80m (5ft 10in) Panelled bath, airing cupboard, factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. West facing sash window, mirrored cabinet and wall mounted heater.

Separate WC 2.01m (6ft 6in) x 1.55m (5ft) Close coupled suite and sash window.

APARTMENT 3 Approximately 159 sq meters (1711 sq feet)

The largest apartment in the building offering very spacious accommodation on three levels. It also enjoys a fine elevated south facing aspect over the gardens towards the hills and the grounds of Malvern College.


Portico Entrance Porch Pair of impressive double entrance doors having crescent fanlight above, quarry tiled floor, two windows and part glazed inner door leading to

Entrance Hall Stairs leading to


Reception Hall 3.92m (12ft 8in) x 2.01m (6ft 6in) (max 12'9) Stairs to second floor. The focal point of the landing is a particularly impressive crescent shaped sash window to side aspect.

Drawing Room 5.89m (19ft) x 4.96m (16ft) Sealed fireplace with marble surround, mantle and hearth. Two large south facing sash windows with view over gardens towards the hills and Malvern College. TV point and door to

Kitchen 3.04m (9ft 10in) x 2.09m (6ft 9in) This room can also be accessed directly from the hall. Floor and eye level cupboards incorporating a double drainer stainless steel sink, gas point, inspection hatch to roof space and west facing sash window with view to hills.

Dining Room 4.96m (16ft) x 4.47m (14ft 5in) Former fireplace with timber surround, mantle and shelved inset. Two south facing sash windows with view over garden to the hills and Malvern College.

Bedroom 2 4.88m (15ft 9in) x 3.97m (12ft 10in) Sealed modern tiled fireplace and east facing sash window.

Bathroom 3.54m (11ft 5in) x 2.17m (7ft) Panelled bath, close coupled WC, wash basin with mirror over, wall mounted heater, airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. East facing sash window.

Bedroom 3 3.97m (12ft 10in) x 3.10m (10ft) Former Victorian fireplace and grate, floor cupboard and shelving, west facing sash window with view to hills.


Landing Velux window and undereaves cupboards.

Bedroom 4 3.95m (12ft 9in) x 2.79m (9ft) min )plus south facing bay window

Bedroom 5 4.44m (14ft 4in) x 4.34m (14ft) min (plus bay window)

Victorian grate.


Orwell Lodge enjoys a lovely setting in a large mature garden which consists of gently sloping lawns, mature shrub flower borders and a particularly impressive former kitchen garden with a productive vegetable and soft fruit area. The grounds are enclosed by hedged and stone wall boundaries and within the curtilage there are some long established trees that are very much part of Malvern's landscape. Off Albert Road South a double gated entrance provides vehicular access to the

Garage 5.58 m (18ft) x 2.79m (9ft)

There is also a large GREENHOUSE 14'7 x 8' with raised staging and planters.


We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. At strategic points throughout the house there are TV and telephone points installed. 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.


From the traffic lights in the centre of Great Malvern proceed down Church Street for a short distance before turning right into Avenue Road. After 100 yards bear first right into Priory Road. Continue along this route for some distance (passing the left hand turn to Clarence Road) taking a left fork into Woodshears Road. Orwell Lodge is on the left hand side almost immediately.

Council Tax

Flat 1. Band A

Flat 2. Band C

Flat 3. Band C

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is

Flat 1 - G (15)

Flat 2 - G (20)

Flat 3 - G (1)


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office, Tel: 01684 892809


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.


We are advised (subject to legal confirmation) that the property is freehold with full vacant possession.

A Development/Investment Opportunity

Elegant And Distinctive Detached Victorian House

Refurbishment Required

Currently Three Separate Apartments

Clear Potential To Restore To Single Dwelling

Wonderful South Facing Aspect

Views Of Hills, Severn Valley And Malvern College

Large Gardens And Garage

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John Goodwin - Malvern

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