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A Remarkable Grand Victorian 6 Bedroom Link-Attached Family Home, Brimming with Entrepreneurial Potential Retaining Store Frontage, with Garden Flat and Separate Coach House set Amid Private Gardens and Basking in Spectacular Views across the Severn Valley.
GROUND FLOOR - Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Playroom – Dining Room/ Single Glass Frontage Store – Double Glass Frontage Store – Kitchen/Diner – Jam Room – Downstairs W.C - FIRST FLOOR - Drawing Room – Master Bedroom – Dressing Room – 2 Double Bedrooms – Family Bathroom – Shower Room/Laundry - SECOND FLOOR – 2 Double Bedrooms – Single Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Open Plan Sitting Room - LOWER LEVEL - Log Store – Cellars – Outside Privy – Private Courtyard – Garden
GARDEN FLAT - Sitting Room with Private Terrace – Bathroom – Kitchen/Diner – Small Utility – Dressing Room – Double Bedroom
SEPARATE COACH HOUSE - Upper Level – Storage and Garage Parking within and Off-Road Parking before – Lower Level – Stable/Potting Shed and Tack Room Storage
This unique property set out over 4 levels, was originally a Grocery Store with Royal Warrant serving the Princess Victoria on her visits to take the famed Malvern Waters of this popular spa town. Renovated as a true labour of love over the past decade, meticulous attention to detail and selection of authentic period material finishes has created an outstanding property. Retaining its elegant Victorian proportions and splendour, the interiors are a masterclass in combining period features with the modern clean lines and restful natural chic of the Scandinavian sensibility.
Offering at heart a large family home ably serving multi-generational living, it also provides exciting entrepreneurial scope, particularly in the 2 stores with attention-fixing glass frontages. These highly malleable spaces could prove ideal as destination venues for commercial offices, artisan studio, gallery or even festive pop-up shops and could be easily re-combined into one dynamic space. Or indeed simply integrated into the fabric of the home. The Garden Flat offers a current revenue stream from Airbnb rentals, while the copious Cellars and substantial Coach House offer potential workrooms and storage for all manner of enterprises.
Centrally located in this popular tourist area, walking distance are the Three Counties Showground and town centre with thriving theatre, golf club, many shops and restaurants. While close-by twin public footpaths lead directly up into the Malvern Hills AONB. 10miles away are the city amenities of Worcester with its M5 junction.
The stripped wood flooring of the Entrance Hall with under-stairs cupboard, leads to the sleek modern dual aspect Kitchen featuring a huge central island with Corian countertop, integrated dishwasher, under-counter fridge, power, pan drawers, cupboards and twin stainless steel sinks to the far end. Additional storage is provided by original twin double cupboards and a fitted corner pantry cupboard with TV point. While a banquette with built-in storage offers a charming informal dining corner.
Opposite lies the Jam Room, used while a Grocery for preserve-making and coffee-roasting, this delightfully practical still room has fitted cubby-hole storage, sink and space for fridge/freezer. The large original sash window overlooks the garden and enjoys stunning views downhill, across the Severn Valley toward the distant Cotswolds. To the side is the Downstairs WC.
To the hall’s end opens the Sitting Room made cosy by Woodburner and still retaining its original tongue and groove wall and ceiling covering, with twin high display shelves and ceiling hooks. Its window also overlooks the garden and wider views.
A discreet door reveals the Playroom with built-in storage and window to the gardens, flowing on into the Dining Room also retaining its tongue and groove walls and high display shelves. These two rooms until recently comprised the Single Glass Frontage Store with external door to the street. Between the Kitchen and the Dining Room lies the presently self-contained Double Glass Frontage Store with double doors to the street, currently utilised as an artist’s studio, it could easily be re-combined with the Single store as desired.
Upstairs the Drawing Room with moulded ceilings and picture wall lighting, is made cosy on a winter’s day by an open fire in original marble fireplace. Next door the spacious Master Bedroom enjoys dual aspect with views up the Malvern hills, while across lies the Dressing Room, a private and intimate delight with more spectacular views across the valley and fitted Airing Cupboard. Along the hall is the Family Bathroom with period-style suite of full bath, WC and pedestal basin.
Next is the large Shower Room/Laundry with cubicle, WC and basin and worktop with under-counter space for washer and dryer. While to the hall’s end lie 2 Double Bedrooms, the front one enjoying dual aspect and original fireplace with dog rose side tiles.
The second floor has another Family Bathroom with full bath and wall-mounted shower, WC and basin. The Single Bedroom with front Velux is next door while to either end of the open-plan Sitting Room with rear Velux and window to staggering views, lie 2 further Double Bedrooms. The ultimate known as the Alpine Bedroom for its framed view across the rooftops of the neighbouring village hall and converted church to the hills beyond.
Descending into the private gravel courtyard ideal for outdoor dining, down past the still working outside ‘privy’, opens the wider terraced garden with floral borders, defining hornbeam hedges, lawn primrose-strewn in spring with black mulberry tree and box hedge parterre enclosing specimen roses under-planted with tulips and lavenders. Opposite the Lower level of the Coach House lie the Log Store, Cellars and entrance to the Garden Flat, with wood floor Sitting Room and sliding patio doors opening out onto a small terrace with privacy hedging. Beyond the Kitchen/Diner features integrated dishwasher, under-counter fridge, ceramic sink and cooker with ceramic hob. In the dining area wire-fronted pantry cupboards conceal the new Worcester combi-boiler. The Dressing Room allows access to the small Utility with space for washing machine, before the large Double Bedroom.
The Separate Coach House has been renovated with the inclusion of RSJs to allow the weight of a car to be parked on the upper level but with lighting, end window, twin Velux and power outlets it provides a wonderful Workshop with additional off-road parking on the period-tiled driveway. The 2 lower level rooms also have power and offer potential beyond their present use and storage.
Malvern Hills District Council Tax Band ‘C’
Malvern Hill District Council Business Rates - 100% Small Business Rate Relief
Gas Central Heating
All Mains Services
Fibre Broadband Available
From Great Malvern take the A449/ Wells Road towards Ledbury, bearing right to remain on the A449. Continue for about 1.5miles, the property is to be found on the left side, marked with a Glasshouse ‘For Sale’ board.
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