Home-owners who are looking to upgrade to something a bit more lavish, could have the opportunity to live in the house where Florence Nightingale was nursed back to health.

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, wrote that a stay in Malvern saved her life.

She wrote: "I should not be here were it not for Malvern.

"In August 1857, after my work at the Royal Sanitary Commission, and after four weeks of anxiety and exertion, I was told that my life was not worth 24 hours purchase – and I knew it too. I owe three years of … life to the water-cure at Malvern."

The gothic style grade II listed building that Florence spent time getting better is in Great Malvern and is on the market for £599,500.

The building is formerly the water cure establishment of Dr James Manby Gully, a doctor of hydropathy who treated Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and Lord Tennyson.

The three storey semi-detached property boasts four bedrooms and fantastic views of the great Malvern hills.

It has a number of period features, including mullioned windows, decorative moulded architraves and feature fireplaces.

The hallway has a high ceiling and a balustrade staircase with the original slate treads and a short flight of steps to the cloakroom.

To the right of the hall is the sitting room, which has a high ceiling and a feature fireplace, while on the left is the dining room and study/office.

The kitchen overlooks the front of the property and has wooden fronted units, a Belling oven with an extractor over and space for a dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

A roof lantern above the first floor landing floods the space with natural light and there are three double bedrooms.

The second floor has extensive loft storage area and a large attic room/bedroom four with exposed roof trusses and a Velux window. This floor also has a bathroom.

An outside seating area can be found on the covered balcony to two sides of the property from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Severn Valley across to Bredon and to Malvern Priory and as far as the Clent Hills.

1 Holyrood House comes with two allocated off-road parking spaces in the rear car park and there is a small area adjacent to the parking that would be suitable for a garden shed.