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A late Victorian 4 bedroom semi-detached cottage, with panoramic views across the rolling Herefordshire countryside, towards the Black Mountains in Wales.
Entrance Hall - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Kitchen - Conservatory - Four Bedrooms - Family Bathroom - Shower Room - Garage - Shed - Gardens
Believed to have been built in the early 1900s and constructed of red brick under a slate tiled roof, the cottage is one of a pair. There is a single storey extension and a new conservatory at the front of the property. There is a good sized landscaped garden and a single garage. The property is tucked into the hill just below the Wyche Cutting in Upper Colwall, an area which is well known for the breathtaking far reaching westerly views, and a hot spot for sunset seekers. The access to the Malvern Hills is excellent, with numerous paths just across the road.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the conservatory, sitting room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a bathroom, shower room and a side entrance hall used as a utility room. Most of the rooms look out over a beautifully kept garden and have far reaching views.
Upper Colwall is conveniently located on the western slopes of the malvern hills just over 1 mile from Colwall village centre and 1.5 miles from Great Malvern. There is superb access onto the Malvern Hills with numerous paths a stones throw away. Colwall has a vibrant community and is well-served with numerous amenities including main line train station, village store, post office, cafe, doctors’ surgery and historic cricket ground.
Malvern is a thriving spa town, a renowned cultural centre with an excellent theatre and cinema, and has several excellent state and private schools. There are numerous shopping facilities including a Waitrose supermarket at Great Malvern.
Well positioned for access to Worcester and Birmingham, with easy access to the motorway network and a direct mainline train service to London Paddington & Birmingham New Street. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the thriving Cathedral city of Worcester, which caters for most needs including extensive shopping and recreational facilities.
Colwall 1 mile, Great Malvern 1.5 miles, Ledbury 6 miles, Worcester 10 miles, M5 (J7) 11 miles, Birmingham 37 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
Approached via a track over common land the property has a block pathed parking area in front of a pre fabricated single garage. There is an external side door that opens into a side entrance hall. However, more commonly used, are steps that lead down into the garden and to the conservatory doors.
The large conservatory was rebuilt in 2016 and is a perfect all weather space to enjoy the delightful gardens. It has a uPVC frame with wood effect finish in the interior, low level walls and glazed sides and roof. There are fitted roof blinds and obscured glazing to one side. It has ceramic tiled flooring, central heating and double doors that open onto the garden. There is space for a sitting area and small dining table. Doors lead into the inner hall and kitchen.
The sitting room is accessed off the small inner hall, it has a sash window that opens into the conservatory. There is a brick lined central fireplace with inset Clearview wood burning stove, wooden mantelpiece and a tiled hearth. This is a comfortable carpeted room with central spot lights ideal for retiring to in the evenings.
The other side of the inner hall is the dining room, larger than the sitting room it also has a sash window into the conservatory. There is an ornate cast iron fireplace with wooden surround in the centre of the room and an archway to a storage area. The room is carpeted with a central light fitting and has a doorway into the kitchen.
The kitchen is within the front extension and is a light and bright room with three windows overlooking the garden, and a part glazed door into the conservatory. There is a tile effect linoleum floor, fitted shaker style wall and base cupboards with wooden work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is a ceramic sink and half with mixer tap, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and space for cooker and fridge/freezer.
From the inner hall, stairs rise to a large carpeted first floor landing which leads to each of the bedroom and the family bathroom room. At the end of a corridor off the landing is the main bedroom. It it carpeted and has a double aspect with a window overlooking the garden and views and skylight opposite. There is space for a kingsize bed with bedside tables and wardrobes. A doorway with step up leads into the side entrance hall which is used as a utility/cloak room. There is a corner storage cupboard, external doorway onto the driveway and a door into a shower room.
The shower room is part tiled with an obscured glazed window, hand wash basin, WC and shower cubicle with an electic shower.
At the far end of the house are two single bedrooms, one with a window overlooking the garden, the other with a skylight window. On the opposite side of the stairs is a further bedroom with a cast iron fireplace, fitted wardrobe and window overlooking the garden and view.
The bathroom has a panelled bath with hand shower and ceramic tiled splashbacks. There is a WC, hand wash basin and small fitted cupboard. There is a window overlooking the garden and an internal window into the landing.
Overall, the property is an attractive proposition and it offers a great deal of flexibity. The side entrance gives the potential for an annexe or holiday let, subject to the necessary consents. It has recently undergone a scheme of maintenance, including replacement windows, a new boiler, a new consumer unit, replacement roof to the single storey extension, works to main roof, and extensive damp proofing.
The property is approached via an unmade track across Malvern Hill Trust land and leads to a block paved driveway and single garage, which has a concrete floor, up and over door, window and a back door onto the top terrace. Paved steps lead down to a gravel path and to the front conservatory, where there is space for a bistro table and chairs.
The garden is gently sloped and divided into two tiers. The larger lower tier is mostly lawn, flanked with well-stocked deep flower beds, creating year round interest and privacy from neighbouring properties. At the end of the lawn are large railway sleeper steps leading to a gravelled sitting area. There is a timber potting shed and steps behind leading to the top terrace of the garden. Here, there is a malvern stone edge wild life pond with lilies and rushes next to a raised viewing deck with rope balustrade. From here the incredible views can be enjoyed late into the evening as the sun sets behind the distant Black Mountains in Wales, over 50km away. There are a wide variety of shrubs, mature hedges and specimen trees.
Please note, like many of the period cottages in this area, access to the neighbouring property is via the garden of this property.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘D’
Mains Gas, Electricity, Water & Drainage
Double Glazing Throughout
DIRECTIONS - WR14 4EJ
From Colwall proceed up Walwyn Road and round the two hairpin bends. Pass the former church on the left and park adjacent to the Green on the left hand side, before the bus stop and before the left turn into West Malvern Road. The track down to the house is at the top end of the Green adjacent to the bus stop.
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