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A Detached Double Fronted and Extended Victorian 4 Bedroom House, with a south facing rear garden, and wonderful views of the Malvern Hills. This bright and airy property is a rare find, offering expansive, versatile living space with the potential for further extension subject to planning. Situated on the edge of the highly popular village of Colwall, within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Built in 1897, Victoria House has an abundance of characterful features both externally and internally. It is constructed of brick walls under a concrete pan tile roof. At the front, there are two timbered gables, and two bay windows flanking a central front door, with transom window and a datestone above. There are decorative yellow brick quoins, window arches and string course. There are timber framed two-over-two pane sash windows. On the side, there is an adjoining garage with parking space and access to a cellar. Next to the garage there is access to the rear garden. At the rear there is a large single storey extension overlooking a large, flat ,enclosed rear garden. Built circa 2002, the extension gives the property a spacious open-plan layout suited to modern living.
The property occupies an elevated position on the corner of Evendine Lane and Walwyn Road, close to the southern edge of the village, where views of British Camp are superb. This edge of village location has rural surroundings and views across the village green and neighbouring fields. The wide range of Colwall amenities, including main line train station are within approximately 1 mile.
Colwall is a well-served village boasting public houses, post office, village stores, hotel, a fine butcher’s shop, green grocers, two cafes, doctors’ surgery, pharmacist, pre-school, two renowned preparatory schools, primary school, churches, Thai restaurant, village hall, library, historic cricket ground, football pitch and train station. There are also visits from a mobile fishmonger and fish & chips van.
Further town amenities and shops can be found at the nearby Spa town of Malvern (4 miles) or the historic market town of Ledbury (4.5 miles), including Waitrose supermarket at Great Malvern. The City amenities of Worcester, with motorway access via junction 7 of the M5 are 13 miles. Slightly further afield are the Cathedral cities of Hereford (20 miles) and Gloucester (21 miles). Trains run from Colwall direct to Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham & London Paddington. (Distances approximate)
The property is approached via steps leading up to the front door from the road. A panelled timber part obscured glazed door opens into a large hallway with Victorian geometric tiled flooring, and coving. There are stairs to the first floor, and doors to the snug, dining room, home office/further reception room and spacious kitchen.
The snug, to the left and overlooking the front of the property, has a bay window with sash windows, coving, pendant lighting and carpeted floors. There is a central chimney breast with alcoves either side.
The dining room, opposite the snug, has double doors off the hall and further double doors leading to the kitchen. This provides a flexible living space which can be enclosed or opened up, and is thus ideal for entertaining. There is a bay window overlooking the front of the property and oak flooring which continues into the kitchen, sitting room, and part of the hallway. There are wall lights and a central pendant.
The kitchen can be approached internally via the hallway or through the dining room. It has a flat roof with roof lantern, providing an abundance of natural light. A stable door opens onto a covered verandah and a stone patio. The kitchen has fitted base cupboards with worktops, a stainless steel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a gas fired/electric Smeg stainless steel 6-burner range cooker (available by separate negotiation) . There is a combination of ceiling lights, wall lights and concealed strip lighting.
From the kitchen there is a step up into a large utility room with ceramic tiled flooring, plumbing and drainage for a shower, and a WC. There is plumbing and electrics for a washing machine and dryer. The boiler and hot water tank, installed in 2002 are also in the utility room. Next door to the utility room and open to the kitchen is the pantry, which provides excellent storage space and a place to put a fridge freezer. An additional overhead storage area is accessed from the pantry.
The spectacular living room is accessed via a wide opening from the kitchen. Its double height, vaulted ceiling has exposed oak trusses and purlins, creating a superb, bright and airy space for flexible family living. The oak flooring continues into this room which also features a multi fuel stove. The south-facing end wall is mostly glass with tall windows, glazed double doors and windows within the apex above, this provides plentiful natural light and views into the sunny garden from as far as the dining room at the front of the house. There are further double doors to the side which open onto the verandah and the large, flat garden. There are pendant and wall lights.
The home office is carpeted, and is currently used as a fifth bedroom. It features a sash window, central cast iron gas fireplace and period fitted cabinets to one of the alcoves.
The stairs rise to a large first floor landing with central window, and doors to the bedrooms and bathroom. It has stripped pine floorboards and pendant lighting. There is a hatch to a large attic space which has great potential to be converted, subject to the necessary permissions. If converted, with windows at the rear, it would have spectacular views of British Camp.
The property’s current master bedroom is split level and occupies the back right corner of the house and the first floor space above the garage. There is a carpeted dressing room/nursery area with stairs down to a bedroom and ensuite with pine floorboards. It has exposed beams with a large sash window and a small opening to a separate loft space. The ensuite includes a bath, WC, pedestal basin and window overlooking the enclosed rear garden. There are two pendant lights.
There are a further three spacious double bedrooms which all have sash windows, stripped pine doors and cast iron fire places. There are two bedrooms at the front of the property, the largest being on the right. It has lovely proportions, with high ceilings, stripped pine floorings and offers extensive views across the neighbouring fields. The bedroom on the left is slightly smaller but still enjoys generous proportions. This room connects to the back bedroom but could easily be separated with a stud partition. Alternatively, it could be turned into a bedroom with an ensuite/dressing room. The back bedroom, also a double, is carpeted and has a direct view of British Camp.
The main family bathroom is also located off the landing. There is a large bath with central taps, traditional style pedestal basin and WC. It has Linoleum flooring, an obscured glazed window and heated towel rail. A heat exchange system from the stove in the sitting room provides an extra source of heating. This room is part finished but well proportioned and provides an opportunity to finish it to one’s own taste.
The garage has double timber doors with a parking space to the front. It has a rear window, light and power, and steps down to a standing height cellar with a brick floor and sump pump, providing excellent additional storage.
To the front of the property there are low level retaining walls constructed of Malvern stone each side of steps to the front door. On the left is a small patio with privet hedging. To the right beyond the garage are double wrought iron gates to a wide sloped path leading to the back garden and kitchen.
Sandstone paving wraps around the rear extension, providing several areas to sit and enjoy the garden. The oak framed verandah outside the kitchen lends itself to al fresco dining. Brick retaining walls feature in-built seating and wide steps up to the lawn. The ample, private garden is enclosed with a combination of mature hedging and timber fencing. There are several trees dotted around the garden, flower borders, raised vegetable beds and a storage shed. There is an armoured cable leading to a paved area suitable for a summer house or garden office.
Herefordshire Council Tax Band ‘E’
Gas-Fired Central Heating
Partially Double Glazed
All Mains Services
Superfast Fibre Broadband Available
Directions – WR13 6ED – what3words: ///rich.economics.segregate
From the centre of Colwall, head approximately 1 mile south on the Walwyn Road (B4218) towards Ledbury. Pass the village green on the left, and then shortly after on the corner of Evendine Lane and Walwyn Road is the property, marked with a GlassHouse Properties ‘For Sale’ sign.
GlassHouse Properties, Berrows Business Centre, Hereford, HR1 2HE
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