Old Church Road, Malvern, Nr Malvern


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  • Bedrooms: 7
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An Elegant and Most Attractive Period Residence Occupying a Very Private Garden Setting Close to The Centre of the Village of Colwall at The Foot of The Western Slopes of The Malvern Hills. Energy Rating "F"


The village of Colwall is a much sought-after location with an excellent range of local shopping, primary school and preparatory schools, churches, public houses and a doctors' surgery. A mainline railway station with direct services to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington. The town of Ledbury is approximately four miles and Great Malvern is only two miles. The village enjoys extensive access to the Malvern Hills with many footpaths to explore.


Constructed in 1880 by Stephen Ballard, a local engineer and builder of great repute. The Gables offers spacious family accommodation which has recently been the subject of a comprehensive programme of upgrading, improvement and extension.

Situated close to the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border, The Gables is set in a garden of approximately three quarters of an acre.

The house sits in the centre of a good sized and attractively laid out garden with mature trees, boundary hedges, lawned areas, flower borders and a profusion of shrubs, bushes and fine specimen trees. A driveway approach provides ample parking and turning and in turn gives access to a double garage and built on car port. There is a useful and spacious workshop, greenhouse and garden shed.

The accommodation is set out on three floors and features a most impressive reception hall with pattern tiled floor, four reception rooms and a well fitted breakfast kitchen. A fine mahogany staircase with turned banister leads to the first floor and a master bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor is a delightful suite of three attic bedrooms and a shower room.

The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Porch

With double entrance doors and glazed inner double doors to :

Reception Hall

Part glazed entrance door. Attractive original Victorian patterned tiled floor. Three central heating radiators. Impressive mahogany staircase to first floor with understairs STORAGE ROOM with fitted coat hooks. Access to WALK-IN LARDER with tiled floor, storage vaults and fitted shelving.

Drawing Room 5.89m (19ft) into bay x 4.28m (13ft 10in)

Marble fireplace, hearth and mantle, inset coal effect gas fire. West facing projecting bay window. Two central heating radiators. Dimmer switches.

Living Room 3.97m (12ft 10in) x 3.97m (12ft 10in)

Recessed fitted shelving and cupboard. Brick surround recessed fireplace with stone hearth and inset Morso wood burning stove, beam above. Dimmer switch. Central heating radiator.

Dining Room 5.58m (18ft) x 3.61m (11ft 8in)

Incorporating a recessed bay with French windows opening onto patio and garden. Two central heating radiators. Fireplace with coal effect gas fire, wood surround and mantle. Recessed fitted shelving. Dimmer switch.

Study 3.41m (11ft) x 1.99m (6ft 5in)

Central heating radiator.


With wash basin and WC. Half tiling. Central heating radiator.

Utility Room 2.53m (8ft 2in) x 2.01m (6ft 6in)

With deep sink, wooden drainers, tiled surrounds. Half glazed external door. Fitted coathooks.

Breakfast Room/Kitchen 7.00m (22ft 7in) 0 x 4.26m (13ft 9in) max

Recently refitted with a quality range of fitted units incorporating base units, wall cupboards, granite worktops with inset twin sinks. Recessed shelving. Dual fuel Britannia range cooker, Bosch fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The room is accessed from twin doorways leading from the reception hall and there is a part glazed external door. BREAKFAST ROOM with central heating radiator. Twin recessed fitted cupboards with shelving above. Dimmer switches.

Landing on two levels

Central heating radiator. Deep built-in linen cupboard/wardrobe with fitted shelving. Built-in medicine cupboard. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Glazed door to:

Inner Landing

With staircase to second floor and understairs cupboard.

Master Bedroom Suite 4.88m (15ft 9in) x 4.31m (13ft 11in)

Two central heating radiators. Access to:

Spacious En-suite Bathroom 4.59m (14ft 10in) x 3.61m (11ft 8in)

With attractive range of fitted cupboards with triple double doors, linen cupboard and shelving. Tiled shower cubicle with twin shower heads. Vanity unit with twin wash basins inset on a marble top and under cupboards. Low level WC. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 4.00m (12ft 11in) x 4.00m (12ft 11in)

Central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 4.23m (13ft 8in) x 3.66m (11ft 10in)

Recessed fitted shelving. Central heating radiator. Recessed fitted wardrobe with storage cupboard above.

Bedroom 4 4.00m (12ft 11in) x 2.76m (8ft 11in)

Central heating radiator.


With elegant roll top bath having telephone shower attachment. Separate shower cubicle. Low level WC. Wash basin. Central heating radiator. Half tiling and heated towel rail.



Central heating radiator.

Attic Bedroom 5 4.73m (15ft 3in) max x 3.92m (12ft 8in)

Access to eaves storage. Central heating radiator.

Attic Bedroom 6 4.11m (13ft 3in) x 3.56m (11ft 6in) max

Central heating radiator. Access to

Attic Bedroom 7 6.61m (21ft 4in) x 3.59m (11ft 7in) max

With two central heating radiators.

Shower Room Tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, wash basin. Tiled

surrounds. Heated towel rail. Access to eaves storage space.


The property is approached by a gravelled driveway which provides ample parking and turning space and in turn gives access to a

Car Port 4.34m (14ft) 0 x 3.10m (10ft) 0

With external lighting, vaulted ceiling with pine underlay.

Double Garage 4.99m (16ft 1in) x 4.99m (16ft 1in)

With automatic up and over door, electric light and power.

Covered Log Store with Access to Timber Workshop 7.02m (22ft 8in)

x 4.65m (15ft)

With electric light and power. There is a GREENHOUSE, SHED and outside taps. External lighting. The Gables sits centrally within its mature plot which extends in all to

approximately three quarters of an acre. The garden features mature boundary hedges and specimen trees including Douglas Fir, Blue Cedar, Lime and Cornus. Extensive lawned areas and a profusion of shrubs, bushes and ornamental trees. PERGOLA with climbing plants. Well with electric pump. A separate side pedestrian side access.


We have been advised that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected to the property. The property has two independent boilers and double glazing. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant local authority. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending occupiers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.


From the agent's office in Colwall turn left, through the village and turn left into Old Church Road. The Gables is on the right just before the turning into Mathon Road.

Council Tax


This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.

Energy Perfomance Certificate

The EPC rating for this property is D (60).


By appointment to be made through the Agent's Ledbury Office (Tel: 01531 634648) or Colwall Office (01684 540300)


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.

John Goodwin FRICS has made every effort to ensure that measurements and particulars are accurate however prospective purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of the information provided. No information with regard to planning use, structural integrity, tenure, availability/operation, business rates, services or appliances has been formerly verified and therefore prospective purchasers/tenants are requested to seek validation of all such matters prior to submitting a formal or informal intention to purchase/lease the property or enter into any contract.


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

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John Goodwin - Ledbury

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