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Lower Howsell Road


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  • No onward chain
  • Charming Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Many original period features throughout
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Excellent scope to improve
  • Private gated driveway
  • Exterior cellar
  • Uninterrupted views of countryside
  • Mature expansive gardens

Offers in excess of

4985 sq. ft.

Email the team

01905 734720

Please quote reference number COU180035

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A delightful period farmhouse in the Worcestershire countryside, close to Malvern.
  • No onward chain
  • Charming Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Many original period features throughout
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Excellent scope to improve
  • Private gated driveway
  • Exterior cellar
  • Uninterrupted views of countryside
  • Mature expansive gardens

Elms Farmhouse is the quintessential country home built around 1800, with a picturesque approach up a long gravelled driveway and a symmetrical frontage draped in wisteria. It has large and established gardens on offer and must be seen to fully appreciate the opportunity available.

The grand front door opens into the large and inviting hallway which has stairs to the first floor, a guest cloakroom and doors leading to the ground floor accommodation.

Drawing room
To the right of the hallway are two large receptions rooms both with high ceilings and period features. To the front is a delightful drawing room with a large bay window looking over the fore garden and a feature fireplace.

Sitting room
There are a further two receptions rooms to the left of the hallway both with high ceilings and period detailing, the sitting room to the front has a lovely bay window, a built-in bookcase to the side of the fireplace which is fitted with a gas fireplace, ornate tiling, wooden surround and marble hearth.

The second is used as a study but could become a playroom. It also has a corner feature fireplace and was the original farmhouse kitchen. Both rooms have doors which naturally flow into the kitchen.

Dining room
The rear reception room is a dual aspect dining room, which can comfortably seat eight dining guests, has a corner feature fireplace and overlooks the garden.

The large dual aspect country kitchen is fitted with an array of traditional wooden wall and floor units topped with a tiled work surface. There is a tall double oven, four-ring gas hob with extractor hood, integrated fridge, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and room for a large breakfast table.

Original period features include a quarry tiled floor, an open brickwork fireplace and a secret staircase leading up to the second floor. A door leads to a substantial walk-in pantry with original slate dairy features and a utility room with sink and updated gas boiler. A further door opens out to the private walled patio area, which in turn leads to the rear garden.

First floor
The first floor large galleried landing provides access to four good-sized double bedrooms and the family bathroom. All the bedrooms have an exceptional outlook and are light and bright with high ceilings.

Master bedroom
Situated at the rear of the property the master bedroom benefits from dual aspect windows, ample room for several items of free-standing furniture and an ensuite shower room with a wash basin and shower.

Bedrooms two, three and four
The remaining three bedrooms on the first floor are all good-sized doubles with bedrooms two and four having built-in wardrobes providing useful storage space.

Family bathroom
Located at the top of the stairs on the first floor is the family bathroom which comprises of a three-piece white suite including a bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor
The final floor of the property used to be the attic and has been converted to provide four additional rooms. There is an abundance of character resonating from this floor with charming original timber beams in every room.

All four rooms are of good size and would make excellent double bedrooms if necessary. However, they could be utilised to suit the needs of the occupants - the current vendor is using one as a storage room and another as a hobby room.

Bedroom six benefits from fitted units and a vanity sink and there is a handy WC with wash basin.

The gardens are simply breath-taking and, to the front, have marvellous views of the Malvern Hills. There is a sweeping gravel driveway with a lovely lawn and a feature brick wall with gate separating the lawn from the wildlife pond area.

The rear garden has a private paved patio area, accessed from the kitchen, with a vast lawn framed by mature shrubs and tall hedgerows that provide privacy and tranquillity.

From the outside to the right of the drawing room you can gain access via stairs down to the large basement which could be an ideal wine cellar or repurposed into a media room. Here there is also a disused original metal water pump.

Agent notes
The neighbouring property has a right of access over the first part of the driveway (which belongs to Elms Farmhouse). Any development at the rear of the property is governed by local authority conditions mitigating the impact on the listed building. Please contact the agent to learn more.

Mains gas, water and electricity and private drainage. The house benefits from central heating with electric storage heaters to the second floor.

High Speed Broadband with speeds of up to 60 Mbps. Council Tax Band G

Reservation Fee - refundable on exchange

A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts.

In the instance the Seller withdraws from the sale the fee will be returned to the Buyer. The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase or doesn't Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than as a result of:

1. Any structural or material issues arising from any survey that has not previously been disclosed
2. A defect in the seller’s legal title
3. The local searches reveal any matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that were previously undeclared or unknown

The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under £500,000 will be £750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be £2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over £1,000,000 will be £3,000 inclusive of vat

The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance of an offer which itself is subject to an assessment of ability to proceed. Any renegotiation of an accepted price after the issue of the Sales Memorandum for any reason not covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be payable on any subsequent reduced offer accepted by the vendor. This will be returnable subject to the conditions that prevail for all reservation fees.