Maynard House is a beautiful and substantial detached Victorian home in a quiet location with a southerly aspect. It commands a spectacular position with views along the hills to British Camp and westwards of over 30 miles across unspoilt Herefordshire countryside to the Black Mountains. EPC: F.
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, ashlar dressings and quoin stones, decorative bargeboards and stone mullioned windows. Inside are high ceilings, feature fireplaces, picture rails, ceiling coving, deep skirtings and architraves, wooden shutters and a grand hall with painted wooden staircase.
The accommodation extends to about 4500 sq ft over two floors. A large cellar has great potential for conversion and generating income as it has its own access outside with a private door leading separately onto Croft Bank.
The kitchen breakfast room has an island unit with granite worktop, gas-fired Aga and an additional 5-ring dual fuel range cooker and French doors opening onto the garden.
The ground floor reception rooms are beautifully proportioned with large bay windows looking onto the hills and out over rolling countryside.
The master bedroom suite is equally well proportioned with high ceilings, large windows and views both south and west along the hills to British Camp and across to Wales. The landscaped half-acre garden has beautiful mature specimen trees. There is a decked heated swimming pool with barbecue area and summer house, as well as a pergola for a hot tub.
The gravel driveway has parking, a turning area and a 'Narnia' gas lamp (now electric). There is also a detached 30m2 double garage/workshop with storage above.
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.
Worcester boasts even better shopping and the excellent Hive library, premiership rugby, County cricket and horse racing.
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.