A Beautifully Presented Apartment In An Elegant And Historic Grade Ii Listed Building Enjoying A Fine Setting Less Than Five Minutes Walk From Great Malvern Town Centre With Immediate Access Onto The Malvern Hills Commanding Spectacular Views Across The Severn Valley And Of The Hills Themselves And Offering Very Contemporary Accommodation With Gas Fired Central Heating, Off Road Parking And Communal Grounds. Reception Hall, Lounge, Well Appointed Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, (One With En Suite Shower Room), Bathroom, Curtains, Blinds And Allocated Parking Space.
Location & Description
7 Aldwyn Tower enjoys a commanding position on the upper eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills less than five minutes walk from the centre of the cultural and historic spa town of Great Malvern and thus within immediate striking distance of a comprehensive range of amenities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex, the 11th century Priory and the Winter Gardens. It also stands on the edge of Happy Valley, which gives immediate access to the numerous footpaths and bridleways that criss cross the hills themselves thus making it the perfect spot for walkers. From this fine setting there are virtually 360? views to the north, south and east across the roof tops of Malvern towards the Severn Valley, Worcester, Bredon and the Cotswolds in the far distance and to the west in the direction of the Malvern Hills.
Transport communications are well catered for. Great Malvern railway station is less than a mile away. Junction 7 of the M5 motorway at Worcester is about 9 miles and Junction 1 of the M50 at Upton upon Severn just 10 miles. Malvern is only 7 miles from the city of Worcester, approximately 20 miles from Gloucester and Cheltenham and less than an hour's drive from the West Midlands and Birmingham.
The town is well known for the standard of its education and schools in both the state and private sectors and at primary and secondary levels, including the renowned Malvern College and Malvern St James Girls' School.
Aldwyn Tower's setting provides it with the perfect combination of a town location within a rural setting.
Aldwyn Tower is a Grade II listed, seven storey building dating back to the 1850's from a time when Malvern was about to become one of the country's most famous and highly favoured spa towns. When the water cure was discovered the great and the good came to the Malverns for treatment and relaxation. From this high point in Victorian engineering and architecture, many impressive buildings and homes were constructed. Aldwyn Tower is one of the finest examples of this period built as it was as a hotel to serve the rich and famous. Mentioned in Pevsner, its unmistakeable tower can be seen and recognised from most parts of the town and the surrounding hills. Constructed to an Italian theme of red brick with stucco dressings under a Welsh slate roof the tower itself is partly rendered with three arcaded bays the centre part of which contains windows modelled to a Venetian design. In common with many other distinctive buildings in the town it is believed that Aldwyn Tower played host to a number of famous and influential guests from Victorian society, the most notable perhaps being Franklin D. Roosevelt who took the cure when he was just seven years old. There is a blue plaque on the building that recognises this historic visit.
Apartment 7 is on level four of the seven storey building. From its elevated position it enjoys wonderful views both of the hills and across the roof tops of Great Malvern towards the Severn Valley in the distance.
Converted in 2005 into its current layout the accommodation has not only been beautifully maintained but has also been improved upon by the present owners and thus requires little if any further investment. Access to the apartment is from the car park at the rear of the building via a staircase that serves Number 7 and the other two apartments. A short communal staircase leads into a private hallway off which there is a lovely bright open plan lounge with its well equipped kitchen (boasting gas hob, oven, extractor, dishwasher, fridge and washer drier). From these two rooms there are views either to the east across the roof tops of Malvern and the Priory towards the Severn Valley or to the south of the hills themselves. The reception hall leads to the two bedrooms both of which enjoy a pleasant aspect of the hills and one of which has its own very contemporary recently refitted en suite shower room with WC. There is also a separate newly fitted bathroom with shower and WC.
Heating is provided by way of an efficient gas fired combination boiler serving radiators. The boiler was replaced approximately two years ago. The apartment has attractive sash windows which with their commanding height make the most of the fine views and the property has the added bonus of fitted curtains and quality blinds. It was also redecorated at the beginning of 2017.
Externally Aldwyn Tower enjoys a lovely setting in well maintained and attractively landscaped communal grounds, which are for the benefit all of the nine apartments within the complex. Number 7 has its own allocated parking space and there are additional arrangements for visitors.
The exterior of the development is painted and maintained on a rolling programme funded from the service charge. Much of the outside of the building is scheduled for re-painting and repair during the Spring/Summer 2017.
Apartment 7 is approached from the car park at the rear of the building via an external staircase serving the property itself and two adjacent flats. This leads into a small entrance lobby off which a flight of stairs leads up one level to the front door of the apartment itself. This opens into the
Reception Hall - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)
Two radiators, laminate flooring, smoke alarm, ceiling down lighting, telephone serving door entry system. Built in cupboard with shelving.
Lounge - 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 2.87m (9ft 5in)
It should be noted that this room is also open plan to the kitchen (described later). Laminate flooring, radiator, east facing sash window with fine view across the roof tops of Great Malvern and the Priory towards the Severn Valley in the distance.
Kitchen - 2.46m (8ft 1in) x 1.88m (6ft 2in)
Comprehensive range of contemporary floor and eye level cupboards with extensive work surfaces and integrated accessories including four ring gas HOB, electric OVEN and EXTRACTOR canopy, single drainer sink unit, DISHWASHER, recently replaced FRIDGE, WASHING MACHINE/DRYER, laminate flooring, radiator and cupboard housing the Worcester Bosch combination gas fired central boiler. Small cupboard with herb rack and south facing sash window enjoying views towards hills.
Bedroom 1 - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.53m (11ft 7in)
Laminate flooring, radiator and south facing sash window with aspect towards hills.
Bedroom 2 - 2.69m (8ft 10in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in) minimum
This excludes a small entrance lobby measuring 6' 2" x 3'3" where this is also a west facing window towards the hills. The main bedroom area has laminate flooring, radiator and an attractive crescent shaped sash window enjoying a north facing aspect towards the hills. Door also to
En-Suite Shower Room
Recently re-equipped with a contemporary suite in white and having half tiled walls. Close coupled WC, large tiled shower cubicle, wash basin with glass shelf and mirror above, fitted towel rails, tiled floor and ceiling down lighting.
Half tiled and having a recently replaced contemporary suite in white comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, shower tap and glass shower screen. Close coupled WC, wash basin with mirror and glass shelf above. Heated towel rail, extractor fan and ceiling down lighting.
Curtains and Blinds
It should be noted that the curtains and good quality blinds together with rails seen at the apartment will be included in this sale.
Communal Gardens & Parking
Aldwyn Tower is approached off St Ann's Road via a narrow tarmac driveway flanked by low Malvern Stone walls that leads past the building to a communal car park. Here there is an allocated space for Apartment 7 and additional visitor parking. The surrounding grounds have been laid out for the benefit of all the residents and have now matured into a private setting. There is an area set aside for bins. The majority of the grounds consist of mature shrubs and trees with lawns.
We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. There are TV and telephone points strategically placed throughout the apartment. 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.
TENURE AND SERVICE CHARGE
Apartment 7 is held on a 999 years lease from 2014. However, each of the 9 apartments that make up the complex have an equal share in the Freehold. Warwick Estates have been appointed as managing agents to look after the maintenance and well being of the building, communal areas and grounds. The monthly service charge for the forthcoming financial year will be approximately £120.00.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
An Energy Performance Certificate is not required as the property carries a Grade II Listing.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "B"
Prospective purchasers are advised to check with Malvern Hills District Council.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office. 01684 892809.
From the agent's office in Great Malvern take the turn off Worcester Road into St Ann's Road proceeding uphill for 150 yards before bearing left. The entrance to Aldwyn Tower is the second driveway on the left.