A Very Striking Grade II Listed Semi Detached Period Residence Enjoying A Significant Location In The Heart Of Great Malvern And Offering Interesting Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Many Original Features, Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Master Bedroom (With Dressing Area And En-Suite Shower Room), Two Further Bedrooms (One Doubling As A Fine Drawing Room), Bathroom And Small "Town" Garden
Location & Description
Charles House is conveniently positioned in the heart of Great Malvern. It is within immediate walking distance of a fine range of amenities, including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, several pubs and restaurants, the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium, and Manor Park sports centre. It is on the doorstep of Malvern's renowned theatre and cinema complex and is also near to the Great Malvern Priory. The property is less than five minutes walk from the network of paths and bridleways that lead to the Malvern Hills, making it the perfect spot for those who enjoy the outdoor life or walking. Transport communications are well catered for. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about eight miles away and Junction 1 of the M50 at Upton is about ten miles. There is a mainline railway station approximately fifteen minutes on by foot.
Originally constructed in the early 1800's Charles House is a striking two storey Grade II Listed semi detached Victorian town house which retains a number of its original features. It has a distinctive façade with attractive bay windows, fireplaces, cornicing to ceilings, attractive alcoves and sash windows. It also has gas fired central heating.
The accommodation is on several different levels and is interesting, reflecting in part its history and previous uses as a café and shop. Subject to planning consent there may still be potential for the accommodation to be adapted to one of its former uses.
On the ground floor an entrance hall leads to a sitting room, dining room and study with steps leading to a raised level where there is a breakfast room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom. At first floor level an open plan landing leads to the master bedroom suite that has its own dressing area, en-suite shower room and glazed doors leading out on to a decked balcony. Also at this level there are two additional bedrooms, one of which is currently in use as an extremely impressive drawing room. There is also a separate family bathroom.
Outside there is a small town garden mainly consisting of timber decking on three levels.
Solid timber entrance door having fanlight above. Flagstone floor, radiator, central heating thermostat and stairs leading to first floor. Door to lobby (described later)
Dining Room - 3.92m (12ft 10in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
These are minimum measurements and excludes two attractive raised bay windows, each with cupboards. Alcove with two drawers. Radiator, cornicing to ceiling and steps leading up to the breakfast room (described later). This room once formed part of a small shop with the two bay windows used for display purposes and a central door leading on to the street which has since been sealed but could potentially be reopened.
Sitting Room - 3.7m (12ft 2in) x 3.8m (12ft 6in)
Currently in use as a bedroom. Minimum measurements which specifically exclude two attractive alcoves and the bay window to front aspect. Fireplace, cornicing to ceiling and bi-fold doors leading to
Study. - 3.98m (13ft 1in) x 2.65m (8ft 8in)
Fireplace with pine surround and mantle. Window to side aspect, cornicing to ceiling and centre rose.
With storage alcove, flagstone floor and steps leading up to
Breakfast Room - 3.88m (12ft 9in) x 2.4m (7ft 10in)
Terracotta style ceramic tiled floor, corner floor cupboards with work surfaces and drawers, radiator, ceiling downlighting and steps leading up to
Kitchen - 2.99m (9ft 10in) x 1.96m (6ft 5in)
Range of floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces incorporating one and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink, space for wide cooker (gas point connected), ceiling downlighting, space for fridge, window to rear aspect, part glazed stable style door leading into external courtyard, terracotta style ceramic tiled flooring which continues into the
Utility Room - 2.7m (8ft 10in) x 2.45m (8ft 0in)
Floor and eye level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds. Space and plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher etc. Single drainer stainless steel sink, gas fired central heating boiler, spaces also for fridge or freezer, ceiling downlighting and part glazed door to
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with shaver point above. Ceiling downlighting, radiator, terracotta style tiled floor and sash window to front aspect.
Approached via an elegant original staircase. Cornicing and centre rose to ceiling.
This consists of a large open plan space which includes the bedroom itself, a dressing area and en-suite shower room. Each area is individually described as follows
Dressing Area - 2.5m (8ft 2in) x 2.42m (7ft 11in)
Ceiling downlighting, access to roof space, Velux window and short flight of steps leading up to
Bedroom - 4.89m (16ft 1in) x 2.8m (9ft 2in)
Ceiling downlighting, doors leading on to decking and into garden and further glazed door leading to
En-suite Shower Room
Half tiled and having large tiled double shower cubicle, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator, extractor fan, ceiling downlighting, space and hatch to roof space and sash window to front aspect.
Bedroom 2/Drawing Room - 6.88m (22ft 7in) x 4m (13ft 1in)
A very striking room currently in use as a drawing room but clearly adaptable as a second bedroom when needed. Fireplace with tiled surround mantle and marble hearth. Two attractive alcoves, cornicing to ceiling, two radiators, sash windows to front and side aspects.
Bedroom 3 - 3.9m (12ft 10in) x 2.65m (8ft 8in)
Radiator, cornicing to ceiling, sash window to front aspect.
Fully tiled and having panelled bath with shower tap, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and sash window to front aspect.
A gated access to one side of the property leads into a private walled garden laid to tiered timber decking with linking steps. At the highest level there is a hot tub. At strategic points there is external lighting.
We are advised, subject to legal verification, that the property is freehold.
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.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office. 01684 892809.
St Ann's Road is only around the corner from the selling agents Malvern office, off Worcester Road. Proceed up St Ann's Road for no more than fifty yards where the property will be seen on the right hand side.