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Guide Price £195,000 - SSTC | 2 Bedroom Apartment / Flat | Elgar Lodge , 1 Howsell Road, Malvern WR14 1US

Property Summary

A Beautiful Retirement Garden Apartment For Those Over 60 Years Of Age Situated Within This Purpose Built Complex Close To The Amenities In Malvern Link. The Spacious And Well Presented Accommodation Of Entrance Hall, Living Room, Two Double Bedrooms, Bathroom Benefits From Electric Heating, Double Glazing, Security Intercom Entry System, Communal Garden. Energy Rating "C"

Location & Description

Apartment 3 Elgar Lodge is the former show apartment within this purpose built complex for those over 60 years of age. It is well situated and conveniently located close to the bustling shopping centre of Malvern Link which offers an extensive range of amenities including independent shops, Post Office, Co-op and Lid; supermarkets, Doctor and Dental surgeries and church. Further and more extensive facilities can be found in the retail park in Townsend Way offering a number of high street names including Marks & Spencer, Boots and Next as well as the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern which has a Waitrose supermarket, the famous theatre and cinema complex.
The general area offers plenty of leisure activities including the Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern Wells, Malvern Spa, community and interest groups as well as the area being criss-crossed with footpaths and common land including the inspirational Malvern Hills.
Transport communications are excellent with a mainline railway station in Malvern Link just a short walk away giving connections to Worcester, Birmingham, London Paddington, Hereford and South Wales. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about eight miles distant and brings The Midlands and South West into easy travelling time.
Designed for those aged 60 years and over Elgar Lodge is a delightful purpose built development of 33 one and two bedroomed apartments. The apartments have been designed with an independent lifestyle in mind within a safe and secure environment offering communal facilities including owners lounge which is a popular meeting place, communal laundry facilities and use of the guest's suite which is available for friends and relatives by prior appointment and for which a small charge is asked.
Being the former show apartment for this complex Apartment 3 is a beautifully appointed flat offering generous rooms and is positioned on the ground floor having direct access to the landscaped communal gardens. The light and airy accommodation benefits from double glazing, electric wall mounted panel heaters.
The accommodation in detail comprises:
Main communal entrance door with security intercom system opens to

Communal Entrance Hall

Stairs and lift to all floors. Door to communal corridor and private door to

Entrance Hall

A welcoming hall with two ceiling light points, coving to ceiling, wall mounted electric heater. Decorative dado rail, smoke alarm, emergency intercom control panel. There is a large and useful storage cupboard and further airing cupboard housing the hot water heater with slatted shelving to side. Door to

Sitting Room - 4.47m (14ft 8in) x 3.25m (10ft 8in)

A light room enjoying a double glazed door with matching windows to side positioned to the southerly aspect and opening directly to the private patio area giving access to and overlooking the landscaped communal gardens which are one of the properties main features. Coving to ceiling, ceiling light point, wall mounted electric panel heater. Fireplace with hearth and Living Flame coal effect electric fire. Multi-paned panelled door opens to

Kitchen - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 2.36m (7ft 9in)

Offering a range of soft close drawer and cupboard base units with roll edged worktop over and matching wall units. Integrated Beko four ring black electric HOB sits under a cooker hood. Integrated fan assisted OVEN, integrated FRIDGE and FREEZER, stainless steel sink with drainer and cupboard under. Ceiling light point, coving to ceiling, wall mounted electric heater, ceramic tiled splashbacks.

Bedroom 1 - 5.87m (19ft 3in) max into wardrobe x 2.79m (9ft 2in)

This room enjoys views over the communal garden through the double glazed window. Double wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors allowing for hanging and shelf space. Ceiling light point, wall mounted electric heater. TV aerial socket.

Bedroom 2 - 4.75m (15ft 7in) x 2.79m (9ft 2in)

A further generous double bedroom, double glazed window overlooking the rose garden. Ceiling light point, wall mounted panel heater.


A modern white suite consists of a low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard under, panelled bath with thermostatically controlled shower over. Ceramic tiled splashbacks, ceiling light point coving to ceiling. Wall mounted heated towel rail, wall mounted extractor fan, wall light with shaver point.


The beautifully maintained and landscaped communal gardens lie mainly to the south facing aspect of Elgar Lodge. Pathways meander throughout to a circular paved seating area where the pleasantries of this fantastic setting can be enjoyed. Within the garden there is an attractive Pergola which sits on the edge of a paved square with a central box hedged rose garden. There are further lawned areas with seating points as well as well stocked beds offering a variety of flowers and shrubs displaying glorious colour throughout the year.
From Howsell Road vehicular access is gained to the private car parking area allowing non allocated parking for residents.
We have been advised that mains 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.

We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is leasehold on a 125 year lease from 1st April 2011.

Elgar Lodge is managed by Millstream Management Services and up to year end May 2016 there is currently a service charge of 46.28 per week payable. This charge includes the Lodge Manager Remuneration, emergency care line equipment, building insurance, all utility bills for communal areas, window cleaning, maintenance of the gardens and grounds together with the general maintenance of the building and the lift. Cleaning of the communal areas, water for the communal and the resident's apartments.

Elgar Lodge facilities and benefits include laundry room, furnished owner's lounge with kitchen, furnished guest suite, car park, landscaped gardens, Lodge Manager, 24 hour care and support system, lift to all floors, fire detection equipment, alarm system, entry telephone system.

The apartment is available to those who are 60 years of age or over.

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

A full Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

From the agent's office in Great Malvern proceed north along the A449 towards Worcester and through the traffic lights at Link Top. Continue down the hill and through a further set of traffic lights and with the common on your right hand side. After passing Malvern Hospital and railway station on your left, turn left into Howsell Road and the entrance into Elgar Lodge will be seen immediately on the left hand side.

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