A GRADE II listed building with views over the Severn Valley is on the market.

From the outside, the gleaming white Oriel Cottage looks like the palace from Cinderella with its cleanly cut out turrets and twisty spires pointing up into the clouds above Great Malvern.

The eye catching home on Worcester Road in the centre of Great Malvern certainly stands out with lots of interesting features such as a spiral staircase to the attic room, and from the rear terrace has dream like far reaching views across the Severn Valley and Malvern.

In recent years it has been used by the current owner as a holiday letting.

In 1881 a wealthy widow named Celia Jane Taylor, aged 53 was living here. Her occupation was described as income from dividends and insurance. Celia Jane married Thomas Taylor at Claines in 1845. He died just two years later in 1847 as did their infant son.

In 1911 and 1940 retired draper George Thompson lived at Oriel Cottage with his wife.

Oriel Cottage is next door to Montreal House. In 1851 Charles Darwin stayed at this house with his daughter Anne Elizabeth who was being treated by pioneer of the Malvern Water Cure Dr James Manby Gully. Dr Gully set up his practice in 1842 with fellow hydropathic clinician Dr James Wilson. Many rich and not such rich people came to Malvern to receive hydrotherapy, benefitting from a simple diet, no alcohol, exercise and fresh air from walking the hills and drinking the very pure Malvern water. They believed the purity of the water made it an effective treatment for many different illnesses.

Oriel Cottage is on the market for £257,000.