Gloucester Road, Malvern

£1,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
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An Exceptional Four Double Bedroomed Detached Period Property Situated In The Heart Of The Sought After Village Of Welland Offering Completely Refurbished And Extended Contemporary Accommodation Benefitting From Generous Driveway Parking, Detached Studio/Workshop, Further Outbuildings And Beautifully Landscaped Grounds Including An Ancient Orchard Extending To Approximately Three And A Half Acres. Internal Inspection Highly Recommended.

Location

Church Villa is located within the sought after village of Welland, which has excellent amenities including a primary school, general stores with post office, church and village hall. There are two public houses within easy reach, The Inn At Welland and The Marlbank Inn. More comprehensive facilities are available in both Upton upon Severn (approx. 8 miles) with its water and music festivals, and in Great Malvern (approx. 5 miles), which boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, banks, Waitrose supermarket and the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Malvern also has two railway stations with direct links to London Paddington and Birmingham New Street. Motorway access is available at Junction 1 of the M50 south of Upton and Junction 7 of the M5 north of Worcester with both providing easy commuting to London and the Midlands. The local area is also renowned for its educational facilities including a variety of highly regarded state and private schools (notably Malvern College and Malvern St James School as well as The Downs and Elms Preparatory Schools). Castlemorton common is only a few minutes walk away providing access to a range of pathways leading to the Malvern Hills.

Description

Originally constructed in 1871, Church Villa is a most distinctive and impressive detached Victorian property, which has been sympathetically extended and refurbished throughout by the current owner in recent years. It is apparent that much thought and inspiration has gone into the renovation works that have been carried out with the current owner demonstrating a clear dedication to achieving the highest quality of craftsmanship with meticulous attention to detail paid to all aspects. The result is a home that offers a wonderful blend of contemporary living whilst still preserving the property's historical integrity. Illustrating skill and expertise, a comprehensive programme has been undertaken using innovative methods and modern technology to create an unrivalled family home. Concentrating on energy efficiency, the property boasts internal insulation, LED lighting throughout and a newly installed oil fired central heating system with underfloor heating and radiators on the ground floor and further thermostatic radiators on the first floor. The heating system is also equipped with zone controls so that the temperature can be closely monitored to prevent unnecessary heat loss. In addition, the property further benefits from bespoke wooden double glazed sash windows, all new internal and external doors, new wiring, new drainage system, which connects to the mains, and a complete new rainwater system with a soakaway in the orchard.

An abundance of natural light is a constant theme running throughout the house, which is further enhanced by an imaginative extension, added in 2018, to create a substantial living room with external cedar cladding and floor to ceiling triple glazed aluminium windows and bi-fold doors. The remainder of the accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, triple aspect dining room, impressive open plan kitchen/dining/family room ideal for everyday living, rear hall/boot room and cloakroom. On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to the master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.

The grounds surrounding Church Villa are another particular feature extending to approximately THREE AND A HALF ACRES and include a beautifully maintained ancient orchard, large mature lawns and landscaped seating areas. Within the grounds there is also a newly built detached studio/workshop, which is well placed to be used as a home office/games room or possible annex accommodation. With views across the surrounding area toward the Malvern Hills, generous parking and further outbuildings, there is much on offer to explore.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows;

Entrance Hall

Part glazed entrance door. Recessed spotlights, space for coat hooks with radiator below. Stairs to first floor. Door to

Dining Room 4.06m (13ft 1in) x 3.64m (11ft 9in)

Enjoying a triple aspect with views toward the Malvern Hills. Recessed spotlights, exposed brick fireplace, telephone point, engineered oak flooring.

Open Plan Kitchen/Family Room

Imaginatively reconfigured by the current owner to create a versatile open plan kitchen/dining/family room serving as a hub at the heart of the house for everyday living.

Kitchen Area 6.30m (20ft 4in) x 3.77m (12ft 2in)

The kitchen, designed by the current owner, offers bespoke hand made solid wood floor and wall mounted units including deep pan drawers, pantry style storage cupboard and an attractive butchers block with solid wood top. All of the units are fitted with soft closures and cupboard under lighting. The work surface is a light speckled granite with an inset twin Thomas Derby Belfast sink and matching upstands. It is equipped with a comprehensive range of high quality appliances including a Siemens flexi induction HOB with a high powered COOKER HOOD over and granite splashback, eye level Neff STEAM OVEN, Neff combination MICROWAVE/OVEN/GRILL, Neff DISHWASHER and Neff American FRIDGE FREEZER (with plumbing connected). The kitchen is flooded with natural light and enjoys a wonderful dual aspect with views across the garden toward the Malvern Hills. Recessed spotlights, cupboard under lighting, radiator, engineered oak flooring continuing through to

Family Area 6.54m (21ft 1in) x 4.06m (13ft 1in)

Fantastic entertaining space with floor to ceiling glazed panels and French doors leading out onto an attractive courtyard seating area.

The current owner commissioned a custom made oak dining table with matching speckled granite top, which is included within the sale.

Rear Hall 2.25m (7ft 3in) x 2.04m (6ft 7in)

Part glazed door to outside. Recessed spotlights, space for coat hooks and boots, radiator, engineered oak flooring. Door to

Cloakroom

Suite fitted with Roca sanitaryware comprising wash hand basin with heated demister mirror and lighting over, low level WC. Recessed spotlights, extractor fan, tall upstand radiator, Travertine wall tiles, engineered oak flooring. Cupboard housing Worcester oil fired boiler (installed in 2018), pressurised hot water cylinder and underfloor heating controls with 7 zones operating the heating and hot water.

Living Room 9.02m (29ft 1in) x 6.33m (20ft 5in)

Impressive addition by the current owner, which compliments the rest of the house beautifully and makes the most of its wonderful aspect with views across the orchard and church beyond. Flooded by natural light through a bank of full length aluminium triple glazed windows and bi-folds (5.5 meters plus), it really is a superb room. Recessed spotlights, feature Stovax wood burning stove with contemporary tiled surround and slate hearth, two tall upstand radiators, 13 amp socket system with circuit of 5 amp sockets all round, TV point, oak engineered flooring.

First Floor Landing

Galleried landing with large front facing window enjoying views toward the Malvern Hills. Recessed spotlights, access to insulated loft space with pull down ladder, tall upstand radiator. Doors to

Master Bedroom 3.97m (12ft 10in) x 3.69m (11ft 11in)

Two side facing windows overlooking the garden and church beyond, recessed spotlights, side bed lights, tall upstand radiator. Open to

Dressing Area 4.08m (13ft 2in) x 2.14m (6ft 11in)

Providing ample space for wardrobes and dressing table with side facing window overlooking the garden, recessed spotlights, tall upstand radiator.

En Suite Shower Room

Contemporary suite fitted with Roca sanitaryware comprising large walk in shower enclosure with fixed raindrop shower head and hand held shower attachment, wash hand basin with heated demister mirror and lighting over, low level WC. Side facing window overlooking the garden, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, tall upstand radiator, Travertine wall tiles, engineered oak flooring.

Bedroom Two 4.18m (13ft 6in) x 3.77m (12ft 2in)

Enjoying a dual aspect with views across the garden toward the Malvern Hills, recessed spotlights, side bed lights, tall upstand radiator, ornate fireplace with wooden surround and cast iron grate.

Bedroom Three 4.06m (13ft 1in) x 3.61m (11ft 8in)

Enjoying a dual aspect with views across the surrounding area toward the Malvern Hills, recessed spotlights, side bed lights, tall upstand radiator, ornate fireplace with wooden surround and cast iron grate.

Bedroom Four 3.18m (10ft 3in) x 2.14m (6ft 11in)

Side facing window overlooking the garden and church beyond, recessed spotlights, radiator.

Family Bathroom

Contemporary suite fitted with Roca sanitaryware comprising back to wall curved bath with hand held shower attachment, walk in shower enclosure with fixed raindrop shower head and hand held shower attachment, wash hand basin with heated demister mirror and lighting over, low level WC. Rear facing window, recessed spotlights, extractor fan, tall upstand radiator, Travertine wall tiles, engineered oak flooring.

Outside

Church Villa is set behind a tree and hedged lined boundary providing seclusion and privacy. It is approached by a sweeping gravelled driveway providing a generous area of parking with a further pedestrian access from the roadside pavement. The garden immediately adjacent to the house has been beautifully landscaped with newly planted borders designed to provide interest and colour all year round. Seating areas have been positioned to follow the sun as it moves around the house with a newly laid decked terrace taking full advantage of its sunny south west facing aspect. The remainder of the garden comprises large mature lawns and an ancient orchard providing a wonderful natural habitat for the surrounding wildlife. A newly constructed and insulated detached STUDIO/WORKSHOP (17'1'' X 17') sits within the grounds. It has electricity connected, double glazed windows and two sets of French doors. The studio/workshop is well placed to be used as a home office/games rooms and lends itself to be converted into possible annexe accommodation. There are two further useful OUTBUILDINGS providing additional safe storage space, both with electricity connected. The grounds in total extend to approximately THREE AND A HALF ACRES.

Services

We have been advised that mains electricity and water is connected to the property. Heating is oil fired with controls operating 7 zones for heating and hot water. Drainage is to a new system, which is connected to the main. A complete new rainwater system has also been installed, which connects to a soakaway in the orchard. 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.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E"

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 (66).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648).

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 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 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.

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