THE sale has been agreed of a Malvern property which once was the home of Edward Elgar.

Forli at 37 Alexandra Road has a rich and fascinating history, Elgar having lived at this spectacular property from 1891 until 1899.

During his time living there, he was inspired to write his Enigma Variations, Chanson De Matin and his Serenade For Strings, as well as many others.

Elgar chose to name the property Forli after a trip to Italy during which he was inspired by his favourite artist the Renaissance painter Melozzo da Forlì.

The house is set over three floors with up to seven bedrooms, a private enclosed rear garden, off-road parking and garage.