Summary of Features
Impressive, stone built Victorian home with light Gothic styling (4,288 Sq Ft)
6 to 7 Bedrooms; 3 en-suite, family bathroom and separate shower room
Spacious open plan Aga kitchen/breakfast room, boot/laundry room
3 large reception rooms, home office, reception hall, good-sized cellar
Mature garden, patio terrace, double garage, courtyard and ample parking
Super location with excellent rail links to London (Paddington) & Birmingham
Mileages: Great Malvern 2½ miles, Colwall 4½ miles, Ledbury 5½ miles, Worcester 10 miles, Tewkesbury 13 miles, Hereford & Cheltenham 20 Miles, Birmingham 40 miles
Road: M5 (Jct 7) 11½ miles, M50 (Jct 1) 9½ miles
Railway: Great Malvern (direct lines to Worcester, Birmingham & London)
Airport: Birmingham (47 miles), Bristol (71 miles)
The Old Vicarage occupies a fantastic position nestling in the lee of the spectacular Malvern Hills; celebrated for their outstanding natural beauty. Tucked away within the desirable residential area of Malvern Wells, just south of Great Malvern, this elegant house is conveniently placed for excellent amenities and good road/rail links (with a regular service to London, Paddington) and renowned schooling. Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham are also within easy travelling distances.
Just under half an acre.
The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage is a substantial and expansive, yet homely, Victorian house, formerly a vicarage dating from 1876, complemented by stunning period characteristics.
The property has retained a wealth of original features, including super tiled flooring in the spacious main entrance hall and rear hall, floor boards and fireplaces. There are wonderful high corniced ceilings, large stone mullion windows and the property is spacious and light throughout.
A wonderful, open plan kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of this welcoming home, and with its 4-oven Aga, ample storage, central island and charming window seats is perfect for family and informal social gatherings.
Within the kitchen there is a delightful range of fitted, stripped pine store cupboards which complement the main kitchen and are a part of the property's history, cleverly incorporated to provide further storage.
The Old Vicarage continued
A boot room, laundry room and WC are accessed off the rear entrance hall which also provides access to the cellar, garden and garage.
There are 3, very spacious reception rooms; a stunning formal dining room with working open fire, and a sitting/TV room which opens to the dining room via lovely, original stripped pine sliding doors. The double aspect drawing room is open and light with a feature archway above a large and beautiful bay window.
A striking and attractive staircase with an impressive stone archway leads to the galleried landing on the first floor, where there are 4 - 5 large double bedrooms; 3 of which are en-suite plus a family bathroom. One of the rooms is used as a spacious office, perfect for home working, but could easily be reinstated as a 5th bedroom. A secondary stairway returns to the rear hallway.
A second staircase from the landing leads to the second floor, where there are two further attic bedrooms and a shared shower room, plus a good storage cupboard on the landing.
These rooms offer versatile accommodation and lend themselves to a variety of uses such as play rooms, teenage living, home work space or further storage.
The property is approached off a quieter residential road via a gated entrance. There is ample vehicular parking and a secondary, secure parking "courtyard" area in front of a detached, timber double garage.
The Old Vicarage sits centrally within its plot and is surrounded by established gardens, including a manageable lawn area and a secluded patio terrace, perfect for morning coffee through to seasonal dining.
The garden is planted with a variety of mature shrubs, including lavender, hydrangea and fuchsia, attractive specimen trees and offers further scope for keen gardeners.
There is a useful, attached external store/boiler room beside the rear door, within the courtyard, the later is brick paved and accessed via double gates from the main gravelled drive.
A large, detached timber double garage offers a flexible space for additional uses, such as a workshop or studio (subject to any necessary permissions), and great storage.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Mains gas central heating and Aga.
Super-fast fibre Broadband is connected (>30Mbps).
Band "G" (£3,131 for 2020/21).
Malvern Hills District Council: 01684 862151.
This property is not Listed.
Primary: Malvern Wells, Malvern, Colwall. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Secondary: Malvern, Hanley Castle. Further information is available at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk and www.herefordshire.gov.uk
Independent: The renowned Malvern College and Malvern St James School are a few minutes' drive away. Other excellent independent Prep and Senior schools can be found in Colwall, Worcester and Cheltenham. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk
Malvern Wells has a wonderful "village" atmosphere with a village hall, church, pub, post office, garage, Spar shop and the Common with its famous working gas lamps. Great Malvern is within a few minutes' drive and provides a broad range of facilities to meet most day-to-day requirements, including a variety of independent shops, Waitrose & M&S, galleries & restaurants as well as a highly respected theatre. For more extensive retail and cultural therapy, Worcester, Cheltenham and Birmingham are easily accessible.
The spectacular Malvern Hills are easily accessible, providing a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. Malvern has a leisure & spa complex, tennis club, and the Worcestershire Golf Club is near to the property. The Three Counties Showground hosts a wide variety of year-round events from national garden shows, concerts & antique fairs to agricultural & equestrian events. The popular market town of Ledbury lies just over the Hills and Worcester is only a short train or car journey away.
The property falls within the Malvern Wells Conservation Area, although this house itself is not Listed.
From Malvern: Head south on the A449 towards Ledbury. After 2 miles, on approaching Malvern Wells, fork left onto the Hanley Road (B4209). Continue downhills for 0.20 miles and the property will be found on your right side, just after Moorlands Road on your left side.
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