A Distinguished And Highly Sought After Penthouse Apartment Situated In A Elegant Victorian Conversion Centrally Located In The Town Centre Of Great Malvern. The Spacious And Well Presented Apartment Has Been Finished To An Exceptionally High Standard And Benefits From Gas Central Heating, Double Or Secondary Glazed Windows, Fantastic Views Across The Severn Valley And Towards The Malvern Hills. The Accommodation Comprises In Brief; Reception Hall, Dining Room, Generous Sitting Room, Luxury Fitted Kitchen, Two Double Bedrooms (One With En Suite), Main Bathroom, Two Allocated Parking Spaces, Lift Opening Directly Into The Apartment And Communal Gardens. No Chain. Energy Rating 'C'.
Location & Description
Apartment 4 Whitbourne Lodge is situated within five minutes walk of the centre of Great Malvern which offers a fine range of independent shops and local amenities including Waitrose supermarket, Splash Leisure Pool and gymnasium, Manor Park Sports Club and the renowned theatre and cinema complex as well as various parks and common land all with the backdrop of the Malvern Hills. Further and more extensive facilities can be found in the city of Worcester or at the retail park in Townsend Way, which has a number of high street names including Boots, Next, Marks & Spencer and Morrisons.
The area enjoys good transportation communications with the property being only a short walk from Great Malvern railway station which has direct links to Worcester, Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about 8 miles away and Junction 1 of the M50 at Upton upon Severn is approximately 10 miles distant bringing the Midlands and south west within an easy commuting distance.
Apartment 4 is at first floor level and is accessed either by a flight of stairs from the communal entrance off Church Street or lower ground floor which accesses the parking area. One of the unique elements of this apartment is the lift which is security fob operated and opens directly into the reception hallway of Apartment 4. Recently converted into apartments in 2014, this historic Victorian building is situated on the easterly slopes of the Malvern Hills and enjoys fantastic views not only across the Severn Valley but also back towards the Malvern Hills.
Of particular note is the thought that has gone into the super conversion which has created a light airy living environment offering spacious and well presented rooms, ideal for town living.
Approached off Church Street the communal front door is operated by a security intercom system and opens to
Communal Entrance Hall
From here stairs lead to all floors including the first floor landing which is for the exclusive use of Apartment 4 and from where the private front door opens to the accommodation. The communal entrance hall also houses the lift which is key fob operated and opens directly into the Apartment 4's reception hall. The stairs and lift also descend to the lower ground floor where the allocated car parking spaces can be assessed.
The private first floor landing is an open wooden balustraded staircase rising from the ground floor. Glazed sash window to rear, double glazed Velux sky light to front. Private four panelled front door with chrome features opening to
Reception Hall - 3.2m (10ft 6in) x 2.16m (7ft 1in)
A welcoming environment and a wonderful entry to this fantastic property, double glazed windows to rear and secondary glazed windows to front. Engineered Oak flooring also flowing into the dining room and kitchen. The key fob activated lift is positioned to the right hand side and can be used to access the ground and lower ground floors. Ceiling light point, loft access, radiator, doors opening through to both bedrooms and the main bathroom (described later). Inset ceiling spot light and door opening to
Dining Room - 2.87m (9ft 5in) x 2.69m (8ft 10in)
A practical and versatile room used as a dining room by the owner this room has double doors opening to the sitting room making it an ideal space for formal entertaining. Continued engineered Oak flooring flowing from the reception hallway through into the double doors into the kitchen. Ceiling light point, wall mounted socket and TV aerial point, radiator, sash window with secondary glazing to side, wall mounted Automist fire protection spray system.
Kitchen - 2.11m (6ft 11in) x 4.52m (14ft 10in)
Conveniently adjacent to the dining area and accessed via double doors, the kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of white fronted base units and a range of matching wall units. There are integrated appliances including Smeg four ring HOB with EXTRACTOR hood over and two eye level Smeg double OVENS, FRIDGE/FREEZER and WASHING MACHINE. There is plumbing for a dishwasher, but a cupboard would need to be removed to allow space for one to be installed. One of the main focal points of this room is a beautiful clover shaped glazed window with secondary glazing looking up to the Malvern Hills. Flooding the room with natural light is a further pair of secondary glazed sash windows at the front under which a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap is set into the granite work top. Inset ceiling spot lights.
Sitting Room - 5.08m (16ft 8in) x 4.5m (14ft 9in)
A generous and well proportioned room offering a bank of double glazed windows to the rear aspect giving views across the Severn Valley. Particularly noticeable is the half vaulted ceiling which helps to give this room a feeling of space and grandeur. There is a further secondary glazed sash window to side with views of the Malvern Hills. Ceiling light point, wall light point, two radiators.
Master Bedroom - 4.85m (15ft 11in) x 3.07m (10ft 1in)
Located at the rear of the apartment and enjoying superb views through the two double glazed sash windows. Like the sitting room this room has a high ceiling with exposed roof timbers. The two double wardrobes on one wall provide ample hanging and shelf space. Two ceiling light points, two radiators. TV aerial point and socket. Door to
Fitted with a modern white suite consisting of low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and corner shower enclosure with multi-head thermostatically controlled shower over. Contemporary ceramic tiled splash backs. Opaque secondary glazed sash window to side. Inset ceiling spot lights. Ceiling mounted extractor fan, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and folding door opening to the airing cupboard housing the wall mounted gas central heating boiler and shelving.
Bedroom 2 - 3.1m (10ft 2in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in)
Two secondary glazed sash windows to front, ceiling light point, radiator. Range of built in wardrobes incorporating hanging and shelf space.
Two sash windows to front with opaque secondary glazing. Modern white suite consisting of low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Complementary white ceramic tiled splash backs. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, inset ceiling spot lights, ceiling mounted extractor fan.
To the rear of the property is the communal garden landscaped with two lawned areas and perimeter hedging, external light points. The two allocated parking spaces are accessed from Albert Road North via a tarmac driveway and are conveniently positioned closest to the communal entrance to the lower ground floor of Whitbourne Lodge. A pedestrian path from the car park leads through the communal gardens up a flight of steps to the communal front door from where the lift and stairs access all floors.
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.
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is leasehold on a 99 year lease commencing on 2014.
SERVICE CHARGES/GROUND RENT
The current service charge for the year 2016 is £140 per month. This covers the maintenance of the communal areas and gardens, window cleaning, maintenance and ground rent. Buildings insurance is an additional £350.00 per annum, per apartment. Ground rent is charged at £250 per annum.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "C"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office 01684 892809.
From the John Goodwin Malvern office proceed south along the Worcester Road for a very short distance before turning left into Church Street. Proceed down hill and across the traffic lights taking the second turning on the left into Albert Road North. After a short distance take the first driveway on the left which accesses the parking area for Whitbourne Lodge. The two allocated parking spaces are at the head of the drive directly in front and you may park there.