A VERY STRIKING, WELL PRESENTED DETACHED FOUR STORY VICTORIAN RESIDENCE WITH EXTREMELY VERSATILE AND FLEXIBLE FAMILY ACCOMMODATION LOCATED WITHIN TEN MINUTES WALK OF GREAT MALVERN TOWN CENTRE, ENJOYING STUNNING VIEWS OVER THE SEVERN VALLEY AND ALSO PROVIDING A STEADY INCOME FROM A PROFITABLE BED AND BREAKFAST BUSINESS (CARRYING A FOUR STAR RATING FROM THE ENGLISH TOURIST BOARD). ENTRANCE PORCH, RECEPTION HALL, THREE CLOAKROOMS WITH WC'S, SITTING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, STUDY/BEDROOM 8, SECOND KITCHEN, SEVEN BEDROOMS (ALL WITH EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOMS OR BATHROOMS), GAS CENTRAL HEATING, GARAGE, STOREROOM AND LANDSCAPED GARDEN. EPC RATING 'E'.
Location & Description:
Rosendale enjoys a commanding spot less than ten minutes walk from the cultural and historic centre of Great Malvern and therefore within immediate reach of a fine range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose and Somerfield supermarkets, the renowned theatre and cinema complex, the Winter Gardens and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Transport communications are well catered for. Great Malvern and Malvern Link railway stations are less than a mile away and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about six miles distant. The area is also blessed with an extremely wide choice of some of the most highly regarded educational facilities in the region in both the private and state sectors including Malvern College, Malvern St James and The Chase Secondary School. For those who enjoy the outdoor life, Rosendale is less than five minutes by car from the full range of the bridleways and footpaths that criss-cross the eight mile range of the Malvern Hills and Malvern Link common is only about five minutes away on foot.
The property itself was built during the last years of the 19th century and is a fine example of Victorian architecture. The impressive four storey accommodation retains many of its original features notably internal joinery such as picture rails, staircases, skirtings, doors and sash windows. There are also a number of attractive fireplaces as well as cornicing and ceiling roses. The large floor area of the house lends itself well to alternative uses. It will make a fine family home but at the same time, as at present, it is the perfect choice for commercial or business ventures notably as a guest house or bed and breakfast use, the latter of which currently generates a profitable income. The house carries a FOUR STAR RATING from the English Tourist Board. It has a high profile position just off the Worcester Road and from its commanding setting enjoys fine views across the Severn Valley towards the city of Worcester to the east and towards the Malvern Hills in the west.
The property is arranged on four floors with an impressive central staircase. This is approached at street level (off Worcester Road) via an entrance porch that leads to a striking reception hall. On this floor there is a cloakroom with WC, a lovely bay windowed sitting room, large dining room and kitchen. Stairs lead down to lower ground floor level where another large entrance hall leads to a cloakroom with WC and three bedrooms, all of which enjoy en-suite facilities. There is also an eighth bedroom (which double as a laundry room/study) and a second small kitchen. A stairwell leads down to basement level and to the garage and an adjacent storeroom. Also from this level there is external access on to Bank Street. There is additional space for the parking of at least one vehicle and further on street parking along Bank Street itself. From the main reception hall the staircase also leads up one storey to the first floor. Here there is another cloakroom with WC, an attractive landing and four further bedrooms, again all with en-suite facilities.
The finishing touch is provided by a small, attractively landscaped garden. The house has gas fired central heating. Most of the windows are original sash design but there are a number of more contemporary double glazed replacements.
Large Entrance Porch:
3.15m (10ft 4in) x 2.26m (7ft 5in)
This provides the main pedestrian entrance for guests and leads from Worcester Road. There is a double glazed entrance door and it is fully double glazed to two aspects. Its focal point is a most attractive mosaic tessellated tiled floor. Gas central heating boiler and part glazed inner door to
7.01m (23ft 0in) x 3.25m (10ft 8in) maximum
A lovely elegant hall, the central feature of which is its original sweeping staircase. It also has a Victorian grate with timber surround, telephone point, double glazed sash window to front and rear aspects. Stairs to first floor and lower ground floor. Centre rose and cornicing to ceiling.
Fully tiled and having low level WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator and sash window to rear aspect.
5.49m (18ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) maximum (15'8 x 12'6 min)
Lovely elegant five bay sash window with views across the Severn Valley and towards the hills. The focal point is a large fireplace with oak mantle, brick surround and hearth. Gas coal effect fire. Dado rail, two radiators, centre rose and cornicing to ceiling.
6.02m (19ft 9in) maximum (14'9 min) x 3.78m (12ft 5in) maximum
Into another lovely three bay sash window enjoying view over the Severn Valley. Picture rail, centre rose and cornicing to ceiling. Fireplace with pine surround and mantle, tiled hearth and gas coal effect fire. Radiator and archway to
3.76m (12ft 4in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in)
Having a range of floor and eye level units incorporating a twin bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap. Plumbing and space for dishwasher. Wide space for Rangemaster style cooker (not included), extensive work surfaces with tiled surrounds, sash window to front aspect, telephone point, centre rose and cornicing to ceiling.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Large Hall :
5.49m (18ft 0in) x 2.57m (8ft 5in)
Having radiator, sash window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley. Door leading to stairwell and basement level.
Half tiled and having low level WC, radiator, wash basin and sash window with view over Severn Valley.
4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) maximum
With two double glazed sash windows enjoying views of the Severn Valley and the hills. Two radiators. Door from entrance lobby into
En-Suite Shower Room:
Having tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, radiator, ceramic tiled floor and double glazed sash window to rear aspect.
3.35m (11ft 0in) x 1.52m (5ft 0in)
With radiator, double glazed door leading to garden. Currently this room is in use as a laundry room.
3.25m (10ft 8in) x 1.47m (4ft 10in)
Having a range of floor cupboards including a single drainer stainless steel sink. Work surfaces with space and plumbing below for washing machine.
3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3.78m (12ft 5in)
Having radiator, sash window to side aspect, glazed door leading to outside courtyard from which a spiral staircase leads up to the Worcester Road.
Fully tiled and having small panelled bath with shower over, ceramic tiled floor, radiator and extractor fan.
4.17m (13ft 8in) x 3.3m (10ft 10in) maximum
This room also has an interconnecting door from the hall and to bedroom two which means that both these bedrooms can share the aforementioned en-suite bathroom. Three bay sash window with view over Severn Valley, two radiators, fitted wardrobe and shelving.
With part glazed door leading outside. Door also to GARAGE 15' (10'5 min) x 11' max. With power and lighting connected, up and over door and integral STOREROOM 11' x 3'6. The garage enjoys vehicular access on to Bank Street.
With sash window enjoying view over Severn Valley. Roof inspection hatch.
Fully tiled and having low level WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator and sash window to rear aspect.
Having central heating thermostat, radiator, large airing cupboard with copper cylinder and slatted shelving.
4.52m (14ft 10in) x 3.91m (12ft 10in) maximum (12'6 x 10;5 min)
Perhaps the best bedroom in the house with large south and east facing five bay double glazed window enjoying views of the Severn Valley and the Hills. Two radiators, two centre roses and coving to ceiling.
Having a recently replaced Victorian themed suite including "claw and ball" bath with mixer shower tap, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, fully tiled walls, radiator, ceramic tiled floor and double glazed sash window to rear aspect.
3.25m (10ft 8in) x 2.87m (9ft 5in)
With radiator, integral SHOWER CUBICLE, Victorian grate, centre rose, coving to ceiling and a pair of secondary double glazed sash windows to front aspect with view of hills.
3.78m (12ft 5in) x 3.28m (10ft 9in)
Having radiator, range of fitted wardrobes, double glazed sash window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley.
En-Suite Shower Room...:
Having tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, fluorescent shaving light and extractor fan.
3.78m (12ft 5in) x 2.87m (9ft 5in) maximum
Having radiator, centre rose and coving to ceiling, secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect with view of hills. Integral SHOWER CUBICLE and pedestal wash basin.
Having low level suite and extractor fan.
The property has a three tier garden which can be approached at its upper levels off the Worcester Road or at lower level from the rear off Bank Street. From the latter there is vehicular access on to a driveway capable of accommodating one car and leading to the GARAGE (described earlier). Adjacent to this there is a large COVERED STORAGE AREA 30' x 8' with access to the basement level of the house. From here a metal spiral staircase leads to the mid-tier level and to the main garden itself. This is lawned with paved and gravel patios and well stocked shrub borders all enclosed by Malvern stone walls. A further set of steps leads up to the Worcester Road entrance of which there are two pedestrian gates, one leading to the entrance porch, the other via another spiral staircase to bedroom two.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
HOME INFORMATION PACK
This property is commercially rated. A Commercial Energy Performance Certificate is available from the selling agents Malvern office.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. 01684 892809.
From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 Worcester Road for approximately quarter of a mile. Rosendale will be seen on the right hand side at the fork with Bank Street. The house is best approached by parking in Bank Street and using the spiral staircase at the rear of building up to ground floor level.