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Property Details

Guide Price £325,000 | 2 Bedroom Detached | Grundy's Lane, Malvern Wells WR14 4HS

Property Summary

A Distinctive Late Victorian Former Fire Station Imaginatively Converted Over Twenty Years Ago Into A Three Storey Detached House With Hall, A Large Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room, Mezzanine Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Private Parking And Garden. Energy Rating "F"

Location & Description

The Old Fire Station enjoys a convenient location approximately two miles south of Great Malvern in the highly regarded neighbourhood of Malvern Wells where local amenities include a convenience store, service station and village hall. Great Malvern itself offers a comprehensive range of facilities including shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. The area has a deserved reputation for the quality of its educational facilities including the highly regarded Malvern St James Girls School and the renowned Malvern College as well as The Elms and The Downs prep schools in the nearby village of Colwall. In Malvern Wells itself there are two extremely highly rated state primary schools.
Transport communications are excellent. Junctions 1 (near Upton upon Severn) and 2 (near Ledbury) of the M50 and well as Junction 7 of the M5 near Worcester are all within striking distance. Great Malvern railway station is only just over two miles distant.
For those who enjoy walking or outdoor life the property has almost immediate walking access to the network of paths and bridleways that criss-cross the Malvern Hills. The Worcestershire Golf Club is less than a mile away and the British Camp is a similar distance and forty minutes via the hills.
The property itself has an interesting history. It is believed to have been constructed in the last years of Queen Victoria in 1897 when it served as a fire station for Malvern Wells and the surrounding area. It remained open until the 1950's. In the 1990's it was imaginatively converted into residential use. The building has a number of interesting architectural features including high quality oak skirtings, architraving, balustrading and perhaps the main focal point which is extensive oak panelling and a fine handcrafted staircase in the principal reception room. This room also retains the high vaulted timber ceiling of the original building, a glazed porthole window and the fire station doors. External features include a fašade constructed of Ruabon bricks.
The accommodation is designed on three floors and is offered with gas fired central heating and some oak hardwood double glazed windows. The ground floor is approached via a decked balcony at the rear of the building. This leads directly to the large open plan reception room which has an open fireplace and its impressive main staircase leading up to a mezzanine kitchen on the first floor. At lower ground floor level (which can also be accessed externally from the rear garden) are the two bedrooms and the bathroom.
The Old Fire Station stands in a mature landscaped garden which is private and easy to maintain. It is approached via a gated entrance that leads on to a brick paviour driveway providing parking for two vehicles. At the rear of the building there is an original Victorian outbuilding divided into two small stores and a separate garden shed of timber construction.
GROUND FLOOR
Approached from the driveway via a set of steps on to a timber decked balcony leading via a entrance door into

Lounge/Dining Room - 5.97m (19ft 7in) x 5.31m (17ft 5in)

The principal room of the house and undoubtedly the main focal point with its original Victorian fire doors now converted into double glazed windows, its distinctive high vaulted ceiling at the top of which is an original circular porthole window and an elegant handcrafted oak staircase linking the ground floor to the mezzanine level above. Two windows to side aspect. Smoke alarm. Further features of this room include extensive oak panelling to dado rail level, a large oak corner unit with shelving, open fireplace with oak surround and tiled inset and three large radiators each concealed behind attractive brass grills. A faux brass "fireman's pole" is incorporated into the structure of the stairway. Four wall lights and stairs leading to lower ground floor (described later).
FIRST FLOOR

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.22m (13ft 10in) x 3.4m (11ft 2in)

A "mezzanine" kitchen with a range of hand painted cupboards having timber worksurfaces and pelmet lighting above incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink, gas HOB, electric OVEN, integrated FRIDGE, FREEZER and small DISHWASHER. Warm air central heating vent, two oak framed double glazed windows to rear aspect and attractive oak balustrading with galleried view over the lounge below.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR

Hall..

Glazed back door leading from rear garden. Radiator, understairs storage cupboard with plumbing for automatic washing machine and housing the gas fired Worcester Bosch combination boiler.

Bedroom 1 - 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3.15m (10ft 4in)

With oak skirtings and matching architraves. Radiator, two handmade oak sash double glazed windows to side aspect.

Bedroom 2 - 3.1m (10ft 2in) x 2.24m (7ft 4in)

Radiator, handmade oak sash double glazed window to side aspect, matching oak skirtings and architraves.

Bathroom

White suite comprising oak panelled bath, pedestal wash basin with oak sill, cabinet, mirror and lighting above, fitted shelving, close coupled WC and radiator.

Outside

A double gated entrance opens onto a brick paved parking area capable of accommodating two cars. There is a separate pedestrian gated entrance also leading onto the driveway which is flanked by stone walls and shrubs. This leads to a set of steps onto a raised SUNDECK having timber balustrading and main entrance door leading directly to the lounge/dining room. The private walled rear garden is laid to lawn with a variety of well stocked borders containing established and mature shrubs and trees. In one corner there is a sheltered seating area with a view of the Malvern Hills. A pathway leads down to lower ground floor level where there is a brick paved courtyard, off which a door leads to the lower ground floor hall. Also off this courtyard is an original Victorian outbuilding of brick construction comprising two small STORES and a separate garden SHED 8'x 4' of timber construction.
SERVICES
We have been advised that mains electricity, water, drainage, gas and landline telephone cable 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.

TENURE
We are advised (subject to legal verification) that the property is freehold.

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E"

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
An Energy Performance Certificate is available for this property.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office. (01684 892809).

MONEY LAUNDERING ACT
'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'

DIRECTIONS
From Great Malvern proceed south along the A449 Wells Road towards Ledbury. Continue for approximately two miles forking left onto Hanley Road (towards Upton, the Three Counties Showground and The Hanleys). After 200 yards take the first right turn into Grundy's Lane. The Old Fire Station will be seen on the left hand side toward the top of the road.

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