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Property Details

Guide Price £395,000 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Semi-Detached | 1 The Lees, Thirlstane Road, Great Malvern WR14 3HT

Property Summary

A Striking And Spacious Semi Detached Four Storey Victorian House Enjoying A Premier Location Close To The Grounds Of Malvern College With Views To The Hills And Direct Access Onto Common Land And Offering Generous Four Bedroomed Accommodation With Gas Central Heating, Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Laundry Room, Shower Room, Bathroom, Garage, Basement Room (With Potential To Convert) And Small Garden. Energy Rating "E"

Location & Description

Penlee enjoys a convenient position in arguably one of Great Malvern's most favoured residential areas close to the grounds of Malvern College and less than a mile from the main commercial centre of the town where there is an excellent range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The house is also handily placed less than half a mile from the centre of Barnards Green where there is a further more local range of amenities. Transport communications are excellent. Great Malvern railway station is only a short distance away. Junction 7 of the M5 and Junction 1 of the M50 motorways are both less than twenty minutes by car.
Educational facilities are second to none. Apart from the nearby Malvern College, The Chase High School, Malvern St James Girls School and a choice of highly regarded primary schools are all close at hand.
Constructed on four floors this striking semi detached Victorian house has been the subject of improvement over the years. Most of this work has been concentrated on the top three storeys which offers versatile and spacious accommodation including four bedrooms, a sitting room, a large kitchen/dining room, shower room, a recently refitted contemporary Victorian styled bathroom and a laundry room. The lower ground floor still offers potential for conversion. Here there is a large basement room and an integral garage. It would be possible to transform the whole of this floor to provide either additional accommodation to the main residence or alternatively a separate self-contained basement apartment.
Penlee retains many of its original features some of which are worthy of special mention including Victorian fireplaces, stripped pine doors and floors and sash windows. The house has gas fired central heating.
However, it is its position which is perhaps the most noteworthy feature of all. Situated as it is overlooking The Lees, an attractive local landmark which comprises a landscaped tree lined green, the property overlooks and adjoins Malvern Common to the rear and has views to the Malvern Hills in the west. The area is dominated by the grounds of Malvern College with its many fine buildings and playing fields, all of which are within five minutes walk. For those who like to take a stroll or to walk the dog there are more than the average number of choices.

Porch/Conservatory - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 1.77m (5ft 10in)

Glazed to three aspects with solid front door, original mosaic tiled flooring, raised window seating with storage cupboards below and glazed door leading onto an external timber decked balcony at the rear of the house. Part glazed stripped pine door to

Reception Hall

Radiator behind attractive lattice screen, telephone point, stairs leading to first and lower ground floors.

Sitting Room - 4.54m (14ft 11in) x 3.93m (12ft 11in)

Three sash windows overlooking the front garden and enjoying a west facing view across The Lees towards the hills in the distance. Victorian fireplace with marble surround, mantle, Victorian grate, tiled inset and hearth. Radiator.

Kitchen/Dining Room - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.7m (12ft 2in)

Comprehensive range of floor and eye level cupboards with extensive work surfaces and matching surrounds, fitted drawers, integral wine rack and glass fronted cabinet. RANGEMASTER COOKER with five ring gas HOB, electric OVENS and warming drawers, facility for griddle and wok and large extractor canopy above. Stripped pine flooring, original fireplace with marble surround and mantle, Victorian grate and tiled inset. Cornicing to ceiling with matching centre rose, picture rail, radiator, large Belfast style sink, cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler (installed in 2006).

Bedroom 1 - 4.19m (13ft 9in) x 4.09m (13ft 5in) min

West facing sash window overlooking The Lees with view beyond to Malvern Hills. Stripped pine flooring, radiator behind lattice screen, Victorian grate with timber surround, mantle and tiled hearth. Built in wardrobe and airing cupboard (with copper cylinder) each side.

Bedroom 2 - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in) max

Dual aspect east and north facing sash windows with views over the common. Victorian grate with timber surround. Radiator.

Shower Room

Fully tiled and having matching tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower and folding screen, wash basin, close coupled WC, sash window, heated towel rail and ceiling mounted track supporting four downlighters.


Velux rooflight providing plenty of natural lighting. Radiator, built in cupboard with shelving.

Bedroom 3 - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.89m (12ft 9in) max

Having two east facing sash windows overlooking common. Fireplace and radiator.

Bedroom 4. - 4.07m (13ft 4in) x 2.09m (6ft 10in)

Radiator, ceiling mounted track supporting four downlighters, sash window to front aspect with view over The Lees towards the hills.

Bathroom - 3.17m (10ft 5in) x 2.09m (6ft 10in)

Recently redesigned and refitted with a new contemporary Victorian style suite comprising open ended bath with telephone style shower tap, bidet, wash basin on timber pedestal, close coupled WC, stripped pine flooring, heated towel rail and radiator, ceiling mounted track supporting four downlighters, built in cupboard and sash window to front aspect with view of The Lees towards the Malvern Hills.

Laundry Room

Work surface with tiled surround and space below for washing machine or tumble dryer.


Understairs cupboard. Door leading to basement room and garage (both described later). Opening leading to side passage and to cellars/storage areas. One of these leads directly to the

Garage - 5.31m (17ft 5in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in)

This has double entrance doors leading off Malvern Common and an interconnecting door to the lower ground floor lobby.

Basement Room - 4.57m (15ft 0in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in) max

Radiator and former fireplace.


A gated entrance opens on to a quarry tiled path with steps up to the main entrance and porch. The small front garden is enclosed to the road by a solid Malvern stone wall. It is laid to gravel and paving providing a sheltered seating area with a view to The Lees and Malvern Hills. It is enclosed by shrub borders. The fašade of the building supports mature climbers including Wisteria and Honeysuckle. At the far end of the main entrance porch there is a raised decked balcony enclosed by a low brick wall and railings. A gated approach off Thirlstane Road leads behind the house on to common land. This provides access to the garage.
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.

A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

This information has been obtained from the council internet site and prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquires.

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

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

From the traffic lights in Great Malvern proceed along Grange Road past the theatre on your left hand side. Follow this road to the end where it bears sharp left into Abbey Road. Continue for a short distance taking the first fork to the left into Priory Road. Continue for a further two hundred yards before turning right into College Road. Drive past Malvern College buildings on your left and as the road begins to bear uphill to the right turn left into Thirlstane Road. Go round to the left downhill. The Lees is on your right. Number 1 is at the bottom of the crescent at the second entrance to The Lees.

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