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Property Details

Guide Price £725,000 - SSTC | 4 Bedroom Semi-Detached | 38 Worcester Road, Great Malvern WR14 4AA

Property Summary

Award Nominated Period Home With Separate Garden Apartment
A Very Striking Grade II Listed Semi-Detached Late Georgian House Dating Back To The 1820s, Enjoying An Elevated Position Close To The Centre Of Great Malvern With Wonderful Views Across The Severn Valley And Towards The Hills Recently The Subject Of Major Renovation And Refurbishment And Now Offering Beautifully Presented And Very Generous Four Storey Accommodation Including Porch, Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Shower/Cloakroom, Magnificent Kitchen/Family Room, Study, Utility Room, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom And A Self Contained Garden Apartment With Office, Lounge, Bedroom Four, Kitchen/Dining Room, Shower Room. Off Road Parking And Landscaped Garden

Location & Description

Ivycrest enjoys a convenient location less than five minutes walk from the centre of the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern where there is a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The house falls within the catchment area of some of the best schools in the area in both the state and private sectors including Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls School. Transport communications are excellent. Great Malvern and Malvern Link railway stations are only about fifteen minutes away on foot and Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about eight miles. The property is also less than five minutes on foot from the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills and is a similar distance from Malvern Link Common.
38 Worcester Road is a striking and elegant four storey semi detached Georgian house originally believed to date back to the early 1820's. It carries a Grade II Listing. During the latter part of the twentieth century it was in commercial use as a Veterinary Surgery and architects offices although for the majority of its history it has been a family home.
Up until 2015 Ivycrest had been sadly neglected for a number of years. However, the current owner acquired the property less than a year ago and after considerable investment and a painstaking programme of refurbishment it has been imaginatively transformed into a fine contemporary home. Every attention to detail has been maintained and many of its original Victorian features are retained. The property has been nominated and is currently being judged for the Best Renovation Scheme in Malvern during 2016.
The top three floors constitute the main house, the focal points of which are its two principal reception rooms and a wonderful kitchen/family room. These showcase the property beautifully. This section also includes an elegant reception hall, a study, utility room, a shower/cloakroom, three double bedrooms and a new bathroom. On the lower floor there a garden apartment that has also been beautifully refurbished and includes an office, lounge, kitchen/dining room, a bedroom and a new shower room. All the principal rooms enjoy fabulous views across the Severn Valley or towards the Malvern Hills and the property has an efficient gas fired central heating system as well as new windows and fitted carpets and a range of additional accessories.
Outside a gravel driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles. To the rear and side of the house is an attractive and easily maintained landscaped garden providing level seating areas for sitting out and admiring the views over the Severn Valley and from which there is separate independent access to both the main dwelling and the garden apartment.

Elegant Porch

Light and solid timber door leading to

Reception Hall - 4.39m (14ft 5in) x 2.49m (8ft 2in) max

Pine flooring, radiator, smoke alarm and stairs leading to lower ground/first floors.

Drawing Room - 6.53m (21ft 5in) x 5.18m (17ft 0in) max

Into an impressive sash bay window with wonderful view across the Severn Valley. Fireplace with marble surround, mantle, hearth and tiled inset, pine flooring and two radiators.

Dining Room. - 4.47m (14ft 8in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in)

Period fireplace with timber surround, mantle, brick inset and marble grate. Sash window with view to front aspect of Malvern Hills. Radiator.


Pine flooring, access to roof space and smoke alarm.

Bedroom 1 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 3.3m (10ft 10in)

Two built in double wardrobes, period grate, radiator, pine flooring and sash window to front aspect with view of hills.

Bedroom 2 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)

Radiator, pine flooring, sash window to rear aspect with fine view over Severn Valley.

Bedroom 3 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)

Radiator, pine flooring and sash window to rear aspect with fine view over Severn Valley.

Bathroom - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in)

Half tiled and having new contemporary suite comprising large open ended bath with mixer tap, close coupled WC, wash basin on timber stand, tiled plinth (ideal for storage) with heated (by radiator) linen cupboard alongside. Radiator, ceiling downlighting, sash window to side aspect, tiled floor.

Half Landing

Ceiling downlighting.

Shower Room.

Half tiled and having new suite providing close coupled WC, large tiled shower cubicle, wash basin with two drawers below, ceiling downlighting, radiator and window to rear aspect overlooking Severn Valley.

Kitchen/Family Room - 8.84m (29ft 0in) x 6.5m (21ft 4in)

A wonderful contemporary room with an impressive range of floor and eye level cupboards and drawers all with soft closers and with stone worktops. There is a particularly impressive and large matching island unit also with stone worktop, cupboards and drawers below. Incorporated into the design the kitchen has a one and a half bowl sink with swan neck mixer tap, wine racks, a RANGE COOKER with double oven and five ring electric hob and stainless steel and glass extractor canopy above. Integrated DISHWASHER and Samsung American style double FRIDGE FREEZER. Pine flooring, three radiators, ceiling downlighting, wood burner standing on slate hearth, walk-in storage cupboard and stairs leading down to garden level (described later). Door also to

Side Porch

Off which a part glazed door leads to an external STORE 8' x 7'7' with radiator.

Study - 3.48m (11ft 5in) x 2.39m (7ft 10in)

Approached from the kitchen via glazed doors. Ceiling downlighting and glazed rooflight.

Utility Room. - 4.93m (16ft 2in) x 2.95m (9ft 8in)

Fully equipped with a contemporary range of floor and eye level cupboards with drawers and worksurfaces incorporating single drainer sink and mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher etc. Radiator, period grate, sash window to rear aspect with view over Severn Valley.

Garden Flat/Annexe

This apartment can be accessed from the main accommodation or alternatively directly from the garden itself.



Office. - 4.09m (13ft 5in) x 2.67m (8ft 9in)

Radiator, part glazed door to

Lounge. - 6.3m (20ft 8in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in)

Impressive inglenook style brick fireplace with timber mantle and stone hearth. Radiator, window to side aspect, sliding patio doors into garden, built in cupboard, door to kitchen (described later) and pair of glazed doors leading to

Bedroom 4 - 3.12m (10ft 3in) x 3.1m (10ft 2in)

Radiator. It should be noted that this room does not officially have building regulations as a habitable room and is only in occasional use as a bedroom.

Rear Hall.

Window and glazed door leading into garden.

Shower Room..

Half tiled and with new suite comprising large double tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin with cupboard below, extractor fan and radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room. - 5.69m (18ft 8in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in)

Newly fitted with a range of floor and eye level cupboards and drawers, work surfaces and integral OVEN and HOB with stainless steel extractor above. Radiator, ceiling downlighting, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, window to side aspect. Further window to rear aspect enjoying view over Severn Valley.

Agents Note

All three bedrooms, the drawing room and main kitchen are wired for satellite TV. Many of the rooms have cornicing and centre roses to ceilings. Fitted carpets are included.


A gravel driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles. It is enclosed by a low brick wall. A gated access opens on to gravel steps that lead down to the side of the house where there is a level two-tier gravel courtyard incorporating two separate borders and linking steps, enclosed by railings and enjoying a fine view over the Severn Valley. Here also there is external lighting and a tap and direct access to the lower ground floor. The gravel steps continue to the main garden which is also level and mainly laid to lawn with a gravel seating area all enclosed by borders and fencing. Here also there is an external tap and lighting as well as a timber SHED. External access to the garden apartment.

We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are available 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.

The property is Grade II Listed and does not require an Energy Performance Certificate.

Strictly by appointment with 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 the agents office in Great Malvern proceed along the A449 Worcester Road towards Malvern Link for no more than 500 yards where number 38 will be seen on the right hand side.

John Goodwin