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Property Details

Guide Price £700,000 | 7 Bedroom Detached | Wells Road, Malvern WR14 4PB

Property Summary

An Elegant And Distinguished Detached Edwardian House Situated Less Than A Mile From Great Malvern Town Centre With Wonderful Views Across The Severn Valley Offering Extremely Generous And Versatile Accommodation On Four Floors (Extending To Approximately 4380 Sq Ft - 407 Sq Metres) And Enjoying A Private Setting In A Large Mature Garden. Energy Rating "E"

Porch/Verandah, Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Larder, Six Principal Bedrooms, Four Bath/Shower Rooms, Gas Central Heating And A Lower Ground Floor Guests Suite Comprising Lounge, Library And Bedroom With En-Suite Shower Room. Mature Garden With Extensive Private Parking.

Location & Setting

83 Wells Road enjoys a convenient position on the eastern slopes of the Malvern hills less than a mile from the centre of Great Malvern where there is a wide range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex (with its adjacent park and grounds) and Manor Park Sports and Tennis Centre. Less than five minutes away on foot is Peachfield Common. The full range of the Malvern Hills with their network of paths and bridleways are only a short drive away so this is the ideal spot for those who like to walk the dog. Transport communications are excellent. There is a mainline railway station in Great Malvern and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway south of Worcester is about eight miles. Malvern is well known for the quality of its educational facilities including the renowned Malvern College and Malvern St James private schools as well as The Chase Secondary state school. There is an equally wide choice of excellent primary education including the highly regarded Wyche Primary which is only two minutes walking distance. The Worcestershire Golf Course and Three Counties Showground are both less than a mile away. One of the great strengths of 83 Wells Road is its setting. It commands a fine view across its large mature and sheltered garden towards the Severn Valley in the distance. Within the curtilage there is off road parking for several vehicles.

Description and Accommodation

83 Wells Road is a classic detached Edwardian house constructed for the Gandolfi and Hornyold families in 1904. The four storey building has a striking and elegant external fašade. Its generous family accommodation extends to approximately 4380 sq ft. For much of the last century it was the Heidelbury Hotel accommodating several paying guests but in more recent years it has been in use as a private residence. Its versatile and flexible accommodation is capable of being configured to suit alternative life styles including (as at present) the classic family house with the top three floors providing the main living quarters and a potential self-contained garden apartment at lower ground floor level. Many original features from its Edwardian past have been retained including some very impressive fireplaces, cornicing and picture rails to ceilings, original doors, skirting and architraves, particularly striking sash and leaded stained glass windows as well as Minton mosaic tiled floors. The large Edwardian sash windows ensure that most of the principal rooms enjoy the fine view across the Severn Valley.


An elegant approach to the property this covered verandah has a quarry tiled floor, external light and solid pine door leading to

Reception Hall - 5.44m (17ft 10in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) min

An elegant hall the main feature of which is its original mosaic Minton tiled floor and a fine staircase that leads to both the first and lower ground floors. Feature leaded stained glass window.


Close coupled WC, wash basin and window.

Study - 3.02m (9ft 11in) x 3.02m (9ft 11in)

Radiator and windows to front and side aspects.

Drawing Room - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 5.41m (17ft 9in) max

Into impressive south facing sash bay window. Three further east facing sash windows with view over Severn Valley. Edwardian fireplace with painted cast iron surround and mantle, tiled inset and hearth and fitted grate. Stripped pine flooring.

Sitting Room - 4.88m (16ft 0in) x 3.63m (11ft 11in)

Impressive fireplace with stripped cast iron surround and mantle featuring Arts & Crafts Tulip motifs and with gas coal effect stove on tiled hearth. Fitted corner cupboard with matching glazed cabinet to one side, stripped pine flooring and impressive sash window to rear aspect overlooking Severn Valley. Pair of glazed reclaimed cinema doors leading to

Dining Room - 4.55m (14ft 11in) x 4.19m (13ft 9in)

Impressive sash windows overlooking Severn Valley, further sash window to side aspect, radiator and pine flooring. Door to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.84m (19ft 2in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)

A country style kitchen with a range of solid pine floor and eye level cupboards and Iroco worktops with tiled surrounds and pelmet lighting above. Integrated eye level plate rack. Electric baby AGA COOKER with four ring HOB and OVEN, separate full size gas AGA with three ovens, quarry tiled floor, sash windows to rear and side aspect. Deep porcelain sink with double drainer and mixer tap, leaded stained glass feature, plumbing and space for dishwasher, door leading to hall and to

Utility Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)

Twyfords enamel sink with double drainer and mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, sash window, quarry tiled floor, gas fired boiler and programmer, pine eye level cupboard and plumbing for water cooler. Door to

Rear Porch

With doors leading outside to courtyard and an internal door leading to LARDER 10'3 x 4'5 with window and shelving.

Galleried Landing

An impressive landing with sash window to front aspect, understairs cupboard, radiator and staircase leading to second floor.

Master Bedroom 1 - 5.51m (18ft 1in) x 4.24m (13ft 11in)

Approached off the galleried landing via a small lobby which also leads to the en-suite dressing room and shower room (described later). Two large sash windows with view over the Severn Valley. Further south facing sash window to side aspect and glazed door leading to


A south facing balcony with views over the Severn Valley and towards the hills.

En-Suite Dressing Room

Range of built in cupboards and wardrobes, ceiling downlighting and arch leading to

En-Suite Shower Room

Large tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, vanity wash basin with light above, heated towel rail/radiator, two large sash windows to rear aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 4.24m (13ft 11in)

Radiator, two large sash windows to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley. Small sash window to side aspect.

Bedroom 3 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.17m (10ft 5in)

Radiator and sash window to side aspect. Linking door to

Bathroom. - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)

Designed to a Victorian theme with a freestanding oval claw and ball bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with fluorescent shaving light above. Radiator, tiled shower cubicle, oak flooring, two sash windows to side aspect. It should be noted that this bathroom also has access on to the landing so when not in use as an en-suite to bedroom three is the main family bathroom.

Bedroom 4 - 3.02m (9ft 11in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in)

Radiator, south facing sash window to side aspect and arch leading to

En-Suite Shower Room.. - 2.39m (7ft 10in) x 3m (9ft 10in) max (min 5'10)

Tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, ceiling mounted downlighting, deep built in store cupboard, heated towel rail and south facing sash window.

Reception Room/Bedroom 5 - 8.48m (27ft 10in) x 2.54m (8ft 4in) (max as restricted headroom)

This room can double as a bedroom if necessary. Undereaves cupboards, window to front aspect and door leading to ATTIC ROOM

En-suite Shower Room,

Tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, double glazed Velux window, heated towel rail and undereaves storage cupboard.

Bedroom 6. - 4.06m (13ft 4in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) max

as L shaped room with reduced head height. Double glazed window and Velux overlooking the Severn Valley.

Bedroom 7. - 4.19m (13ft 9in) x 3.76m (12ft 4in)

Maximum measurements as L shaped and with reduced head height. Double glazed window and Velux overlooking Severn Valley.
This suite of rooms can potentially convert to a garden flat with self-contained accommodation as is has direct access into the rear garden itself as well as internal access from the ground floor reception hall.


Radiator, door leading to rear hall (described later).

Family Room - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 3.89m (12ft 9in)

Fireplace with cast iron surround and mantle and coal effect gas fire, tiled inset and hearth. Radiator, double glazed door and window overlooking and leading into rear garden. Ceiling downlighting and radiator.

Library - 4.7m (15ft 5in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)

Fitted bookshelving and double glazed window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 8/Guest Suite. - 4.24m (13ft 11in) x 3.25m (10ft 8in)

Radiator, built in double wardrobe, double glazed door and window leading into rear garden.


Panelled bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator and tiled SHOWER CUBICLE, double glazed window.


A pillared and gated entrance off the junction of Peachfield Road and Wells Road leads on to a tarmac and gravel driveway that provides extensive parking for several vehicles and potential for the erection of a garage (subject to planning consent). At the far end of the driveway are two small garden SHEDS of timber construction. Immediately in front of the house is a small walled courtyard that provides a sheltered seating area. The main garden can be accessed from both ground and lower ground floor levels and from each side of the house. To the north side of the property there is a large sheltered paved and walled patio that links directly to the courtyard mentioned earlier. Here also there is a large GARDEN SHED of timber construction. Timber decking and steps lead down to the main rear garden. To the south side of the house a set of steps leads from the driveway to the verandah, the main feature of which is a very fine Wisteria. A stone path and further steps lead to a large paved terrace that is perfect for external entertaining complete with a brick built barbecue. Further steps lead to a lawned terrace that runs the full width of the house, interspersed with mature shrubs and trees. The rear fašade of the property supports a number of climbers including grape and vine. More steps pass under a large Pergola which supports an impressive Clematis and leads to a further lower tier of the garden that is also laid to lawn. Here there are more well established shrubs and trees and a particularly impressive Magnolia. A sloping pathway leads to the bottom of the garden where there is a large ornamental pond, seating areas and a hot tub. This area is enclosed by mature hedging and a variety of shrubs and borders as well as impressive trees giving shelter and privacy. At strategic points there is external lighting and an outside tap.
A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for the property.

We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.

This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Strictly by appointment through the Agents Malvern office. (01684 892809).

'Intending purchasers will be required to produce identification documentation and proof of funding in order to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017. More information can be made available upon request'

From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. After a short distance you will pass across Peachfield Common. At the far end of the common and opposite the Railway Inn on your right hand side there is a junction on the left (Peachfield Road). The gated entrance to number 83 faces you on the left hand side where Peachfield Road meets Wells Road.

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