Maynard House is a beautiful and substantial detached Victorian home in a quiet West Malvern location with a southerly aspect. The accommodation extends to about 4500 sq ft over two floors and commands a spectacular position with views along the hills to British Camp and westwards of over 30 miles across Herefordshire countryside to the Black Mountains.
The house was built in 1856 and showcases the proportions and architectural features typical of the Victorian period. It is made of Malvern stone with rendered elevations, decorative bargeboards and stone mullioned windows. Inside are high ceilings, feature fireplaces, picture rails, ceiling coving, deep skirtings and architraves.
The accommodation briefly comprises:- grand reception hall, dining room, drawing room, family room, study, breakfast room, kitchen with built in appliances and Aga, pantry, laundry room and cloakroom plus three cellar rooms. To the first floor are five bedrooms, the master suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, plus a second family bathroom, separate wc. Within the half acre grounds is a heated swimming pool with stone and terrace plus a summer house, large detached garage/workshop, gated driveway.
Must be viewed to appreciate the position and proportions of the fine Victorian family residence.
Colwall 2 miles, Great Malvern 2 miles, Ledbury 8 miles, Worcester 9 miles (distances approximate)
Croft Bank lies on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills in the village of West Malvern. Village facilities are all in walking distance and include a village shop, village hall, cafe, primary school, pub and church, several of the famous Malvern springs and walks and mountain bike routes on the hills.
Great Malvern is an historical spa town with easy access to both Worcester and Birmingham, the M5 and M50 motorways and a direct mainline train service to London Paddington and Birmingham. There is a Waitrose superstore, a theatre and cinema, library, parks and a busy high street.
Malvern is famous for its excellent schools, both public and private, including Malvern College and Malvern St James. Nearby are the The Elms and The Downs prep schools in Colwall.
Solid oak arched door opens to:
Reception Hall (7.41m x 4.00m (24'3" x 13'1"))
Elegant large hall with high ceiling, curved staircase to galleried landing, corner fireplace, side aspect window, two double radiators, original wood floor, telephone point. Doors to:
Dining Room (5.16m x 5.35m max (16'11" x 17'6" max ))
Side aspect window, rear aspect bay window with shutters. Double radiators under, marble fireplace with cast iron grate.
Drawing Room (6.09m x 4.91m to 5.77m (19'11" x 16'1" to 18'11")
Rear aspect window and side aspect bay window with shutters, marble fireplace with log burner, two double radiators.
Family Room (5.09m x 2.66m (16'8" x 8'8" ))
Side aspect window with shutters, double radiator, marble fireplace with cast iron open grate, TV aerial lead, alcove shelving.
With radiator, front aspect window, stairs down to cellars and doors to:
Front aspect opaque glass window, low flush WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator.
Study/Hobbies Room (4.24m x 2.45m (13'10" x 8'0" ))
Front aspect window with shutters, double radiator, central heating control panel. Internal window to breakfast room.
Breakfast Room (5.71m x 2.98m (18'8" x 9'9" ))
Rear aspect window, double radiator under, further door to side lobby, archway to:
Kitchen (4.23m x 4.30m (13'10" x 14'1" ))
Side aspect windows, side aspect French doors to garden. Chimney breast with gas fired aga, kitchen units with black granite worksurface including Hotpoint Burghley range style fan and conventional cooker with two grills and five ring gas hob with filter hood over, built-in fridge, built in dishwasher, soft close drawers and deep pan drawers, central island with cupboards under, ceramic 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, wood effect floor.
Side lobby with door to outside, burglar alarm control panel and doors to:
Laundry Room (2.66m x 1.63m (8'8" x 5'4" ))
Side aspect window, single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard under, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, further cupboards and shelving.
Pantry (3.8m x 1.67m (12'5" x 5'5" ))
Front and side aspect windows, single drainer sink unit with cupboard under, space for fridge freezer.
First Floor Landing
Galleried landing with skylight window, split level with an area with study space, front and side aspect windows, three radiators, doors to:
Master Bedroom Suite
Initial lobby area with doorway to Dressing Room with radiator, fitted floor to ceiling hanging space, shelving and drawer units to two walls.
Side aspect window with shutters and westerly view, double radiator under, bath with telephone style mixer tap, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, large shower enclosure with fixed head shower, airing cupboard.
Master Bedroom (4.55m x 4.89m (14'11" x 16'0" ))
Rear aspect and side aspect windows with working shutters and views, double radiator under, marble fireplace with cast iron grate, wall lights.
Bedroom Two (5.18m x 4.57m (16'11" x 14'11"))
Front aspect and side aspect windows with shutters, double radiator under, marble fireplace with decorative grate.
Bedroom Three (4.09m x 3.27m (13'5" x 10'8" ))
Front aspect and side aspect windows with shutters, double radiator, decorative fireplace.
Bedroom Four (4.26m x 4.32m (13'11" x 14'2" ))
Rear aspect window with double radiator under, decorative fireplace, telephone point.
Bedroom Five (4.45m x 3.02m (14'7" x 9'10" ))
Side aspect window, double radiator, cast iron fireplace.
Bathroom (3.07m x 2.48m (10'0" x 8'1"))
Side aspect window, bath with telephone style mixer tap, pedestal wash basin, close coupled wc, large shower enclosure with tiled walls and fixed head shower, double radiator, shaving point, airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder from gas central heating boiler, and shelving.
Front aspect opaque window, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator.
Room One 2.95m x 2.62m Access to three phase electricity supply (house, garage and pool), light and power, door to garden.
Room Two 4.15m x 2.2m With workshop, gas central heating boiler.
Room Three 6m x 4.78m With natural light, light and power.
Garage (5.62m x 4.72m (18'5" x 15'5"))
Rear and side aspect windows, light and power, loft room which is boarded and insulated, with skylight and drop down ladder, double swing doors to the front, insulated walls and floor, (water and drainage available to be connected).
The landscaped half-acre garden has some beautiful mature specimen trees including a sequoia, copper beech and a cherry tree. To the front of the house is a gated and gravelled driveway for several vehicles leading to Garage, with path around the property. At the rear of the house the lawn slopes down to a terrace surrounding the heated 4.5m x 9.1m swimming pool, where there is a pergola area suitable for a hot tub, plus a summer house with verandah and light power, pump house for the pool concealed behind. Mature trees and shrubs give privacy at the boundaries whilst the elevated position offers some spectacular vistas and sunsets. At the side of the property steps close to the back door lead to underhouse storage, door to cellar, outside tap, gardener's wc and a door onto Croft Bank, giving separate private access.
Tenure: We understand the property to be Freehold but this point should be confirmed by your solicitor.
Fixtures and fittings: Only those items referred to in these particulars are included in the sale price. Other items, such as carpets and curtains, may be available by separate arrangement
services: Mains gas, mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Please note that we have not tested any services or appliances and their inclusion in these particulars should not be taken as a warranty.
Outgoings: Local Council: Malvern Hills District Council ; at the time of marketing the Council Tax Band is: G
energy performance ratings: Current: F34 Potential: C76
schools information: Local Education Authority: Worcestershire la: Or Herefordshire la:
From Great Malvern head south and take the Wells Road. Take the right turn onto the B4218 signed Colwall. Go through the “Wyche Cutting” onto the west side of the hills and turn right onto West Malvern Road. Continue for around 2 miles and then turn left immediately after the Elim Conference Centre into Croft Bank. Maynard House is the next house on the left, indicated by the for sale notice.