Drake Street, Malvern


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  • Bedrooms: 5
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A Superb Period Detached Property Set On The Edge Of A Popular Village With Grounds Extending To 1.24 Acres Of Formal Garden And Paddock With A Number Of Useful Outbuildings And Beautiful Views. Well Maintained Accommodation In Excess Of 4,183 Sq Ft Offering Five Bedrooms, Four Reception Rooms, Four Bathrooms, Breakfast Kitchen, Utility Room And Snooker Room. Oil Fired Heating And Double Glazing. Energy Rating ''D'' NO CHAIN


The property is situated in the popular and much sought after village of Welland, set against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills. The village is well served by a shop and Post Office and there are number of local facilities including a church, village hall and public houses. Further and more extensive amenities are available in the Victorian hillside town of Great Malvern, in the riverside town of Upton upon Severn or in the city of Worcester.

Transport communications are excellent with the M50 motorway just outside Upton and Junction 7 of the M5 on the outskirts of Worcester bringing The Midlands, South West and South Wales into an easy commute. There is a mainline railway station in Malvern offering direct links to Worcester, Birmingham, London, Hereford and South Wales.

Educational facilities are well catered for with an excellent primary school in the village and the renowned Hanley Castle High School close by. Private schooling is available in Great Malvern and Worcester.


Slade Firs Farm is an attractive period residence with character and charm having been renovated and refurbished by the current owners to offer beautiful accommodation set within its own grounds that approach 1.24 acres of formal garden, croquet lawn and paddock/orchard. The property also boasts a number of useful outbuildings which offer versatile space which could be used for a number of different purposes. The spacious accommodation benefits from double glazing and oil fired heating.

The property is approached over a block paved driveway which opens to allow for ample parking and access to the outbuildings. Set back from the road behind a lawned foregarden, three steps lead down from the driveway to a beautiful and welcoming area complete with a copper water feature which falls into an ornamental pond. The hardwood front door opens to the light and airy accommodation arranged over three floors and extends to 4,183 sq ft plus outbuildings.

The accommodation which benefits from oil fired central heating and solid oak double glazed windows comprises in more detail of:

Reception Hall 2.92m (9ft 5in) x 3.80m (12ft 3in)

A generous and welcoming space with open wooden balustraded staircase to first floor

landing. A feature throughout this property are the exposed ceiling timbers which are

also evident in this room. Wall light points, radiator, oak doors to sitting room and study

(described later), entrance through to dining room (also described later). Door to


Low level WC, corner wash hand basin, radiator, ceiling light point, double glazed


Sitting Room 5.66m (18ft 3in) x 4.22m (13.60ft)

A generous and delightful room with two double glazed windows overlooking the

foregarden. The focal point of this room is an inglenook fireplace with exposed brick

and a wooden mantle set into which is a woodburning stove on a stone hearth.

Exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, wall light points.

Study 3.04m (9ft 10in) x 4.21m (13ft 7in)

Double glazed window to front overlooking the front garden. Exposed ceiling timber

and radiator. A useful and versatile space.

Dining Room 3.82m (12ft 4in) x 5.21m (16ft 10in)

Double glazed window and double glazed double doors open to and overlook the rear

patio area and garden. A lovely room for entertaining. Woodburning stove set into a

brick fireplace with tiled hearth and wooden mantle. Exposed ceiling timber, wall lights

points and radiator. This room is conveniently situated adjacent to the

Breakfast Kitchen 6.12m (19ft 9in) x 5.66m (18ft 3in)

A generous and family orientated space with room for a large dining table. Range of

wooden drawer and cupboard base units with butchers block style wooden worktops

over, twin bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap and filtered water tap. Range of integrated

appliances to include Miele DISHWASHER and FRIDGE. Useful display cabinets with

shelving. The current owners use a large AGA which can also provide the domestic hot

water for the property. Radiator, inset ceiling spotlights, tiled floor continuing into

Inner Hallway

Double glazed windows, external doors to the front and rear. Useful storage cupboard

with double doors and hanging space. Double oak doors and two stone steps lead to

the snooker room. Door to utility (described later) and door to

Shower Room

Fitted with close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, walk-in

shower enclosure with electric shower over. Walls and floors finished in complimentary

tiling. Inset mirror with downlighters. Inset ceiling spotlights and ceiling mounted

extractor fan. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail.

Utility Room 3.07m (9ft 11in) max x 3.77m (12ft 2in)

Fitted with a range of drawer and cupboard base units with worktop set into which is a

one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap. Matching wall units incorporating wine rack

and display cabinet. Within this room is an integrated four ring Neff INDUCTION HOB

with DOUBLE OVEN under for use when the AGA is not turned on. Extractor fan,

space for American style fridge freezer. Oil fired central heating boiler, inset ceiling

spotlights and double glazed window.

Snooker Room/Reception Room 3 9.27m (29ft 11in) x 4.90m (15ft 10in)

Currently set up as a snooker room with a full size snooker table that will be included in

the sale with a top to convert it to a large dining table. This room has beautiful exposed

ceiling timbers, double glazed windows to all sides and engineered wood flooring

throughout. Corner woodburning stove set on to a stone hearth and radiators.

This room along with the sitting room above could be converted to an annexe subject to the relevant permissions being sought, home office or simply for additional

accommodation to the main residence. Stairs with useful understairs storage cupboard lead passed an exposed Malvern stone feature wall to

Lounge/Reception Room 4 9.33m (30ft 1in) x 4.85m (15ft 8in)

This room has a wonderful vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and beams. Double

glazed windows to three sides, engineered wood flooring, ceiling light point and

radiator. Exposed Malvern stone walls to either end.

First Floor


Accessed by a staircase rising from entrance hall. Double glazed windows, wall light

points, radiator. Stairs rising to second floor. Useful study area with double glazed window to front. Wall light point, radiator and doors leading to all principle bedrooms on this floor.

Master Bedroom 4.90m (15ft 10in) x 4.85m (15ft 8in)

A generous double bedroom enjoying double glazed windows. Half vaulted ceiling, wall

light points and radiator. Entrance to

Dressing Room 3.46m (11ft 2in) x 1.86m (6ft)

Double glazed window to front. Loft access point, space for wardrobes. Inset ceiling

spotlights. Door to

En Suite

Fitted with a close coupled WC, matching white bidet, deep oval bath with waterfall

chrome mixer tap. Sandstone sink with mixer tap and matching splashback with

mirrored cupboard over with lighting. Floor mounted chrome heated towel rail and

radiator. Lovely walk-in shower enclosure with rainfall shower head and separate hand

held unit. Wall and floor in complimentary splashback and tiling. Inset ceiling

spotlights, ceiling mounted extractor fan. Double glazed window and underfloor


Bedroom 2 3.77m (12ft 2in) max x 3.82m (12ft 4in)

Double glazed window. Range of fitted wardrobes incorporating airing cupboard with

hot water cylinder. Ceiling light point, radiator. Entrance to


Walk-in shower enclosure with folding door and electric shower over. Wall mounted

wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled low level WC. Velux double glazed

skylight, wall light points, tiled splashbacks and radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.77m (12ft 2in) x 4.18m (13ft 6in)

Double glazed window, ceiling light point, exposed ceiling timber and radiator.

Bedroom 4 2.17m (7ft) 9 x 4.03m (13ft) 7

Double glazed window, exposed ceiling timber, radiator, ceiling light point and wall light


Family Bathroom

White suite of WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower head

fitment. Corner shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower over. Inset

ceiling spotlight. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor. Double

glazed window.


Bedroom 5 4.93m (15ft 11in) x 3.56m (11ft 6in) limited headroom Double glazed

windows to two sides. A through interconnecting room which could be used as an

occasional bedroom. Exposed ceiling timbers. Door to useful walk-in storage area.

Radiator, inset ceiling lights and wood flooring that flows through to

Bedroom 6 3.72m (12ft) 3 x 3.41m (11ft) 8 limited headroom Double glazed

windows, double glazed skylight. Inset ceiling spotlights, radiator, wood flooring. Door

to walk-in storage area. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. These two rooms combined

would make an ideal suite for a teenager.


The grounds wrap around the property to all sides and include formal gardens, a beautiful croquet lawn and orchard/paddock and extended to 1.24 acres. Directly to

the rear of the property is a westerly facing flagstone patio area accessed directly from the pedestrian door from the inner hallway. There are planted beds to three

sides offering a variety of plants, shrubs including some beautiful roses. Steps lead up to a lawn area which has shaped beds displaying colour throughout the year,

interspersed with specimen trees and a pond with water feature. On the Northerly aspect of the house there is a lawned area which is currently used as a croquet

lawn. A further paved patio area sits next to a SUMMER HOUSE with verandah and light and power. From this area and also from the croquet lawn views are on

offer across the open farmland to the Malvern Hills. Within the garden is a further SUMMER HOUSE which offers a shaded area in the afternoon. There is also a

raise PAGODA with railed perimeter making a lovely seating area. Enclosed vegetable garden complete with GREENHOUSE and raised beds. Adjacent to the garden to the north east aspect is an enclosed PADDOCK/ORCHARD with a number of fruit trees enclosed by a hedged and fenced perimeter with vehicular access to the driveway. Access can also be gained to a large wooden SHED and an OPEN BAY BARN 25'3 x 11'4 ideal for storage of a motorhome, caravan, boat or other vehicles. Both have light and power. Outbuildings The property has a number of useful outbuildings, most of which are accessed from the main driveway. These outbuildings could, subject to the

relevant permissions being sought, be converted into additional accommodation or workspace. They comprises in more detail of

Garden Store 1 5.27m (17ft) 5 x 2.79m (9ft) 5

Double wooden doors to front, light and power, double pedestrian doors lead through into the open bay barn.

Double Open Bay Garage 5.27m (17ft) 0 x 5.89m (19ft) 3

Space for two vehicles, electric car charging point.

Garden Store 2 4.57m (14ft 9in) x 5.47m (17ft 8in)

Situated adjacent to the garage and accessed via a wooden pedestrian door. Light and power and stepladder to first floor which is a similar size.

Garden Store 3 2.89m (9ft 4in) x 6.28m (20ft 3in)

Accessed via a pedestrian door, light and power. Useful sink unit with mixer tap.

Agents Note

Agent Note 1: It should be noted that the property has Solar panels on the barn roof which can be used either for the charging of the car or as a feed in tarrif to the

National Grid.

Agents Note 2: The property did flood in 2007. The drive has since been built-up to prevent this happening again. There is also a pump fitted on the well on the

front terrace and another in the barn floor which has battery back-up.


We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is provided by an oil fired 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.


From the agents office in Great Malvern proceed south on the A449 towards Ledbury. Continue for 3.4 miles and bear left onto the A4104 signed Welland and Upton upon Severn. Continue for two miles to a staggered crossroads in the village of Welland. Turn right and then immediately left towards Upton upon Severn on the A4104. After approximately 0.7 miles and just as you go round a left hand bend the property will be found on the left hand side as indicated by the agents For Sale board.

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 (65).


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


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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