Brockhill Road, Malvern, West Malvern

£500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
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A Striking And Spacious Detached Split Level Bungalow Requiring Significant Repair And Investment Enjoying A Wonderful Elevated Setting In A Large Mature Garden With Fine Views Across Herefordshire And Currently Comprising An Entrance Lobby, Lounge, Former Kitchen/Dining Room (Not Functioning And Requiring Full Replacement), Utility Room, Five Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Separate WC, Garden Room, Double Glazed Windows, Extensive Private Parking And Garage. Energy Rating D NO CHAIN

FOR SALE BY AUCTION IN THE SUMMER OF 2021 (UNLESS SOLD PREVIOUSLY BY PRIVATE TREATY)

Guide Price £500,000 - £550,000

Location

The property enjoys a stunning location on the upper slopes of the Malvern Hills on the outskirts of West Malvern, approximately two miles from the well served 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 highly regarded nearby village of Colwall is a similar distance and offers further amenities. Transport communications are excellent. There are mainline railway stations in both Great Malvern and Colwall. Junction 2 of the M50 south of Ledbury is less than ten miles away and Junction 7 of the M5 south of Worcester is a similar distance. Educational facilities are second to none in both the state and private systems at secondary and primary levels including The Elms and Downs Preparatory Schools in Colwall as well as Malvern College, Malvern St James Girls School, The Chase High and Dyson Perrins Secondary Schools in Malvern.

Description

Tarff enjoys arguably one of the finest settings in the Malverns, situated as it is on the upper slopes of the hills with a wonderful westerly aspect across the rolling countryside of Herefordshire below and towards the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Wales in the far distance. It stands in the heart of unspoilt countryside owned and protected by Malvern Hills Conservators with direct access onto the hills themselves. Its large and attractively landscaped garden is one of the great strengths of the property, designed as it is to make the most of its sunny aspect and views but also to keep maintenance to a minimum. Watching the sun setting on the western horizon is one of its great joys.

Originally constructed in the 1960's Tarff is an individually designed split level bungalow which has generous and flexible family accommodation. Up until fairly recently this accommodation was well maintained although perhaps a little dated in places. Sadly, during the late winter of 2020/21 a tank in the roof burst and the property was subjected to serious water damage for a prolonged length of time. As a result the property is not habitable in its current condition. There is now no formal kitchen or functioning central heating system which will both need to be replaced. Electrical circuits and wiring will also need repair as will the ceilings and walls in both the lounge and kitchen. It is likely that as a result of this damage it may prove difficult to obtain a mortgage on the property.

The accommodation as originally designed includes an entrance lobby, a large lounge, the former kitchen/dining room, an inner hall, five bedrooms (one with its own en-suite bathroom), a family bathroom and separate WC. At lower ground floor level there is an externally accessed garden room that could in theory be incorporated into the main accommodation.

Outside a wide block paviour driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached garage.

Ground Floor

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Lobby 3.56m (11ft 6in) x 1.08m (3ft 6in)

UPVC double glazed entrance door with two floor to ceiling double glazed windows each side. Cupboard housing meters. Radiator and archway to

Lounge 6.30m (20ft 4in) x 4.03m (13ft) max

Two radiators, large double glazed UPVC windows enjoying the fine westerly aspect across Herefordshire. Door to inner hall (described later). Door also to

Former Kitchen/Dining Room 7.23m (23ft 4in) x 3.20m (10ft 4in) max

This room is where most of the damage from a burst water tank took place. As a result the kitchen has been completely stripped of units. As it stands today and combined with a lack of a functioning plumbing system and central heating, this might prove a barrier to buyers who need a mortgage to purchase the property. The kitchen has double glazed windows to two aspects and a double glazed UPVC door leading to

Utility Room 2.82m (9ft 1in) x 2.56m (8ft 3in)

Two double glazed UPVC doors leading outside, fitted floor cupboards with worksurfaces, space and plumbing below for washing machine and dishwasher.

Inner Hall

Large built in airing cupboard with pressurised cylinder and slatted shelving. Ceiling downlighting, access to roof space (via folding loft ladder)

Bedroom 3.85m (12ft 5in) x 2.89m (9ft 4in)

Radiator (behind attractive timber and lattice screen). Built in double wardrobe

with hanging rail, shelving and two fitted drawers. Ceiling downlighting and west facing double glazed window enjoying a fine aspect across Herefordshire.

Bathroom 2.42m (7ft 10in) x 2.04m (6ft 7in)

Half tiled and having corner bath with tiled surround, shower over and shower curtain. Pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail, three wall mirrors, infa-red fire, mirrored cabinet, radiator, ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.

Separate WC

Close coupled suite and double glazed window.

Bedroom 2.63m (8ft 6in) x 2.53m (8ft 2in)

Radiator (behind attractive timber and lattice screen). Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and two fitted drawers. Ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.

Bedroom 3.49m (11ft 3in) x 2.73m (8ft 10in)

Radiator fitted behind attractive timber and lattice screen. Ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.

Bedroom 3.59m (11ft 7in) x 3.54m (11ft 5in) max

Radiator behind timber and lattice screen, ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.

Inner Hall (continued)

Radiator behind timber and lattice screen, ceiling downlighting and double glazed window.

Master Bedroom 4.65m (15ft) x 4.65m (15ft)

Two radiators (each behind timber and lattice screens). South and west facing double glazed windows with wonderful views across Herefordshire. Ceiling downlighting and door to

En-suite Bathroom 3.51m (11ft 4in) x 3.02m (9ft 9in)

This large bathroom is half tiled and has a corner bath with tiled surround, shower over and shower curtain. Tiled SHOWER CUBICLE. Pedestal wash basin with mirror above, fitted towel rails and cup holders, two wall lights, heated towel rail, radiator behind timber and lattice screen, close coupled WC, mirrored cabinet, ceiling downlighting, extractor fan and access to roof space.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR

Garden Room 4.54m (14ft 8in) x 4.54m (14ft 8in)

This room can currently only be accessed externally but it might be possible to link it to the main accommodation. Terracotta style tiled floor, two double glazed windows and two double glazed doors leading into the garden.

Outside

Tarff enjoys a lovely approach off Brockhill Road across Conservators ground over a tarmac driveway and through a gated entrance onto a brick paviour driveway that provides parking for several vehicles. It also leads to the large

Detached Garage 5.58m (18ft) x 3.10m (10ft)

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

The Garden

Although a little neglected in recent months the garden was once the pride and joy of the former owner who designed it to make the most of its wonderful setting and westerly aspect but at the same time to keep maintenance to a minimum. It consists of a series of lawns linked by stepped stone paved and gravel pathways, paved seating areas, raised borders (many enclosed by Malvern Stone) and a variety of colourful ground cover plants, shrubs and trees, all enclosed by mature hedging and fencing.

Services

We have been advised that mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property. The drainage is believed to be to a private system. 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.

Directions

From Great Malvern proceed south along the Wells Road towards Ledbury for no more than quarter of a mile before forking right into Wyche Road (B4218). Continue uphill for just under a mile passing through The Wyche Cutting at the summit of the hills into Herefordshire. Immediately after the Cutting turn right into West Malvern Road, following this route for approximately one mile. As soon as you see the West Malvern village sign and its adjacent 30 mph limit turn sharp left into Brockhill Road. Tarff is found almost immediately on the right.

Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX BAND "E"

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 (68).

Viewing

By appointment to be made through the Agent's Malvern Office 01684 892809

Guide Price

A guide price of £500,000 to £550,000 is being quoted for the property as it stands and in its present condition. The house is scheduled to be auctioned in mid-summer unless sold previously by private treaty.

General

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.

Agents Notes

As mentioned earlier in this brochure Tarff suffered major damage in the winter

of 2020/21 when a large header tank in the roof burst, causing ceilings in the

lounge and kitchen to collapse. Following this incident the kitchen had to be

stripped of fittings and is no longer fit for purpose. Ceilings in the kitchen and

lounge will need replacing as will the central heating boiler, part of the

plumbing system, electrical and wiring circuits. Some re-plastering of internal

walls and replacing of floors may also be required. Buyers should be aware

that this damage may make it difficult to obtain a mortgage. Interested parties

are advised to check with their mortgage lender before making an offer to

purchase

Tenure

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

Arrange viewing 01684 438535

John Goodwin - Malvern

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