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Property Details

Guide Price £550,000 - SSTC | 6 Bedroom Detached | 110 Wells Road, Malvern WR14 4PG

Property Summary

A Very Striking And Elegant Grade Ii Listed Detached Georgian House Enjoying A Lovely Setting With Wonderful Views Over The Severn Valley And Offering Generous Accommodation That Includes Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Office/Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Scullery, Six Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Attic Room, Gas Central Heating, Double Garage And Almost Two And A Half Acres Of Garden And Woodland.

Location & Description

The Ruby enjoys a convenient position less than two miles south of the historic cultural 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 property falls within the highly regarded neighbourhood of Malvern Wells, which has a number of local facilities including a nearby general stores, post office, a beautician and service station. The Worcestershire golf course and Three Counties Showground are both within a quarter of a mile.

Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Malvern and the nearby town of Ledbury. Junction 1 (near Upton upon Severn) and junction 2 (near Ledbury) of the M50 as well as junction 7 of the M5 (near Worcester) are all within striking distance. Educational needs are equally well catered for as the property lies within the catchment area of a number of highly regarded local primary and secondary schools in both the state and private sectors.

Originally constructed in the late 1700s The Ruby is a classically elegant and striking detached three storey Georgian house which carries a Grade II listing. It retains a number of interesting period features most notably its two storey semi-circular bow windows and attractive projecting square headed porch. The house is said to have been built by a descendant of Admiral Bembow and is named after his last ship. Rumour has it that it was also owned by the Gandolfi estate and was at one stage occupied by the renowned scholar John Boyd who was visited at the property by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Over the years The Ruby has evolved and been extended notably during the Victorian era into a much larger home now offering generous and flexible family accommodation which does perhaps require some updating and refurbishment.

Apart from its distinctive windows other period features that remain include corniced ceilings, fireplaces and timber flooring. The property has gas fired central heating.

One of the great strengths of The Ruby is its fine setting on the upper eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills. From this commanding position the house enjoys wonderful views across the Severn Valley below. It enjoys a pleasant approach through an "in and out" driveway through formally landscaped gardens that have matured over the years to provide privacy and interest. The grounds extend to almost two and a half acres, the majority of which consists of hillside woodland which provides the main backdrop to the house and which contains a huge variety of impressive trees and is a haven for wildlife. Pathways from the house meander through this woodland. It is the perfect environment for children. The immediate area was a favourite of Sir Edward Elgar and the cradle of the "water cure" for which in Victorian times people flocked to Malvern to enjoy its fashionable spa. Indeed the source of this cure is the "holy well" which is only a short walk away. There is close access to the network of paths and bridleways that criss cross the hills.


Reception Hall

Part glazed entrance door, original Oak flooring, radiator, mat well with brass edging, sash window, three wall light points, elegant Georgian staircase leading to first floor and understairs cupboard (with light)

Drawing Room - 6.1m (20ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) maximum

into the elegant sash bay window (with original shutters each side) enjoying view over Severn Valley. Fireplace with ornate carved timber surround and mantle, marble hearth. Two radiators, cornicing to ceiling and picture rail.

Dining Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in) maximum

into attractive sash bow window enjoying view over Severn Valley. Fireplace with timber surround and mantle, tiled inset and hearth supporting gas fire. Two radiators, picture rail.

Rear Hall

Quarry tiled floor, fitted coat hooks, doors leading to kitchen (described later) and to

Office/Study - 4.04m (13ft 3in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Currently in use as a workshop with timber floor, radiator and sash window to side aspect.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.25m (10ft 8in) maximum

Contemporary range of floor and eye level cupboards with drawers, work surfaces and tiled surrounds. Wide space for range cooker (gas point connected) and extractor canopy above. Integrated Bosch DISHWASHER, one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, wine rack, tiled recess with mantle above and accommodating Worcester Bosch gas fired central heating boiler and radiator. Quarry tiled floor, south facing window to side aspect, doors leading to utility room (described later) and to

Pantry - 2.13m (7ft 0in) x 1.98m (6ft 6in)

Quarry tiled floor, range of fitted floor units with work surfaces and wall shelving.

Utility Room/Laundry - 4.65m (15ft 3in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in)

These are average measurements as this is an irregular shaped room. Large enamelled sink, floor cupboards with work surfaces, space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble drier, etc., window to side aspect, door leading to external courtyard, understairs cupboard. Door to rear staircase and first floor. Door also to

Scullery/Wash Room - 2.82m (9ft 3in) x 2.06m (6ft 9in) maximum

Lead topped work surface and door leading outside (potential to integrate into main accommodation).


Main Landing

Sash window to front aspect with view over Severn Valley. Door to rear landing (described later)

Bedroom 1 - 6.1m (20ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) maximum

into impressive sash bay window with view over Severn Valley. This room is a mirror of the drawing room below. It has an impressive fireplace with white marble surround and mantle and tiled insets. Range of fitted wardrobes, radiator, cornicing to ceiling and picture rail.

Bedroom 2 - 4.37m (14ft 4in) x 3.71m (12ft 2in)

Victorian grate with ornate surround and mantle. Two sash windows to front and side aspects with view over Severn Valley. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 4.34m (14ft 3in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)

Fireplace with timber surround and mantle, tiled inset and grate. Radiator and south facing sash window.

Bedroom 4 - 4.34m (14ft 3in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)

Fireplace, radiator and sash window to side aspect.

Rear Landing

This can also be approached via a secondary staircase from the utility room. Understairs cupboard (with light), radiator, glazed roof light, built in linen cupboard and stairs leading to second floor (described later)

Bathroom - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 2.64m (8ft 8in)

Large original enamel oval free standing bath with shower tap. Close coupled WC, wash basin with worktop alongside and tiled surround, fitted mirrors and fluorescent shaving light above. Radiator, airing cupboard with copper cylinder and slatted shelving. South facing sash window.

Shower Room - 2.01m (6ft 7in) x 1.96m (6ft 5in)

Tiled shower cubicle, close coupled WC, wash basin, radiator and window to rear aspect.



With steps up to

Attic Room - 4.34m (14ft 3in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)

Under eaves cupboard and window. This could be converted into bedroom use.

Bedroom 5 - 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 3.76m (12ft 4in)

Fireplace with timber surround and mantle and gas fire. Radiator, sash window with view over Severn Valley. Linking door to

Bedroom 6 - 2.69m (8ft 10in) x 2.08m (6ft 10in)

Also approached from the landing. Timber floor, radiator, sash window with view of Severn Valley.

Bedroom 7 - 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 4.34m (14ft 3in)

Victorian grate, south facing sash window to south aspect

Bedroom 8 - 4.34m (14ft 3in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)

Victorian grate, radiator and window to side aspect.


The property enjoys a pleasant approach off Wells Road via a gated "in and out" gravel driveway. This leads directly to the

Double Garage - 5.71m (18ft 9in) x 4.95m (16ft 3in)

With electrically operated up and over roller shutter door, power and lighting connected and window and side door.

The driveway is flanked to the road by a formally landscaped lawned garden with well established shrub borders, trees and hedging. There are seating areas that make the most of the view of the Severn Valley. To one side of the house there is a small walled courtyard. There is also a brick built fuel store and external tap. Stepped pathways to each side of the house lead under trellised archways to the remaining grounds amounting to approximately two acres these consist of hillside woodland and contain an impressive variety of trees and shrubs many of which date back over a hundred years. There is also a small orchard with a number of fruit trees. Natural pathways provide access through the woodland and it is a wonderful environment for entertaining adventurous children and adults alike. It is a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna.

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 freehold.

Strictly by appointment through 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 Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury for just under two miles. You will see the gated entrance to The Ruby on the right hand side (just after a distinctive cream coloured house Number 108) and just before the right hand fork to Holywell Road.

John Goodwin