The property is situated in a highly regarded and very convenient central location being only a short walking distance from all the facilities of Great Malvern. 1 Holyrood House has immediate access to Rose Bank Gardens and walks on the Malvern Hills which are a dominant feature of the landscape and also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Malvern is renowned as a cultural centre with an excellent theatre and cinema together with a leisure centre, swimming pool and several sports clubs. Shopping facilities include a Waitrose superstore in the town centre and there are a wide range of independent retailers. More comprehensive facilities are available in the Cathedral City of Worcester with extensive shopping and recreational facilities to include Premiership Rugby, County cricket and horse racing.
Excellent state and private schooling include Malvern College and Malvern St James, The Royal Grammar School and The King’s School in Worcester and two preparatory schools in nearby Colwall.
Great Malvern Railway Station gives direct access to London, Birmingham and beyond. Birmingham International Airport is approximately 45 miles away via the M5.
1 Holyrood House is believed to date from the early 19th century and is a substantial Gothic style Grade II listed townhouse which was formerly the water cure establishment of Dr Gully. The property accommodated women for the water cure and notably Florence Nightingale convalesced here for several months.
This three storey property is well proportioned and has many period features to include mullioned windows, decorative moulded architraves and feature fireplaces.
A panelled door with green stained glass insets leads through to the balconied covered walkway and the main entrance door. The impressive hallway has a lovely high ceiling and a balustraded staircase with the original slate treads and a further short flight of steps lead down to the cloakroom. The sitting room is an elegant room which has been recently redecorated and has a high ceiling and a feature fireplace. The dining room and study/office are currently being used commercially but easily lend themselves to private family use. The dining room has double doors to the covered walkway to the side and has a feature window with a window seat and there are currently fitted base units and a sink unit together with a separate shower room. The adjacent office also has a feature window with a window seat and decorative architraving which frames the wonderful view beyond. The breakfast kitchen overlooks the front of the property and has a good range of wooden fronted units and a one and a half ceramic sink with mixer tap, a Belling oven with an extractor over and recesses for a dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
The first floor landing is flooded with natural light from the roof lantern and the dual aspect master bedroom has spectacular views of the Malvern Priory and towards Bredon Hill and across to the Cotswolds. The en-suite shower room is spacious and has a Burlington white wash hand basin with a chrome towel rail, low level wc and a Mira shower cubicle. The guest bedroom is a good sized double and is also dual aspect having fitted wardrobes, a feature fireplace and a fitted cupboard with a slatted shelf and a hanging rail. Bedroom three enjoys far reaching views to the Cotswolds and the family bathroom has a white suite to include a kidney shaped bath together with a useful utility area with fitted units and recess and plumbing for the usual appliances.
From an inner hallway an open tread wooden staircase leads up to the second floor which has access to an extensive loft storage area which has the Worcester gas fired boiler installed in 2019, a large attic room with exposed roof trusses and a velux window and is ideal for use as a hobby/games room. There is also an attic bathroom which has a white suite.
Gardens & Grounds
There are two allocated off road parking spaces in the rear car park together with a small area adjacent to the parking that would be suitable to erect a garden shed.
A covered balcony to two sides of the property provides an outside seating area with stunning eastern views of the Severn Valley across to Bredon and to the north views to Malvern Priory and as far as the Clent Hills.
House For Sale1 Holyrood House, 11, Wells Road, Malvern, Worcestershire
Guide price £599,500 Sold
Stunning Grade II listed townhouse with fabulous far reaching views and conveniently located in the centre of Great Malvern
- Well proportioned property with period features
- Far reaching wonderful views across the Severn Valley
- Covered balcony to two sides providing seating areas
- Great convenient location with walks from the doorstep
- Master bedroom with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms
- Sitting room, dining room, office, shower room, kitchen
- Loft room, games/hobby room, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom
- Off road parking
- In all approx 2905 sq ft