• Fossil Bank, Upper Colwall, Malvern, WR13

Fossil Bank, Upper Colwall, Malvern, WR13

Detached house
Under Offer Asking Price £450,000
Find out more:0333 121 4950
  • Description
  • Floor Plan
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Property Features
  • Stunning views
  • Nearby amenities
  • Fully renovated while retaining period features (move in ready)
  • Professionally decorated to a very high standard (Laura Ashley)
  • Brand new Chesney’s log burner with limestone surround
  • Arts & Crafts original storage
  • Close to Great Malvern
  • Gas central heating
  • New carpets
  • Cellar

Property Description

Set in a peaceful cul-de-sac location, Bella Vista is a fully restored, spacious, detached Victorian property with outstanding views across the Malvern Hills and beyond.

The property dates to 1890 and the 2015 restoration painstakingly retained the original features including cast irons fireplaces, cornicing, architraves, oak panelling, picture rails, kitchen quarry tiles and handcrafted (arts & crafts) built in storage.

Key features include: Hall, sitting room, living room, study, kitchen, utility room, family room, dining room, music room, cellar, external basement room, shower room, bathroom, garden/wood store, off-road parking, gas central heating, top of the range Chesney’s log burner, double glazing, newly decorated rooms, new carpets, Victorian tessellated floor in hallway. 


Upper Colwall sits between historic Great Malvern (5 mins) and the village of Colwall (3 mins). Great Malvern has a whole range of amenities including high street shops, banks, restaurants, independent cafes, pubs, charity shops, supermarkets (including a large Waitrose), a theatre, cinema, swimming pool and gym. Colwall is pretty and quaint with a doctor’s surgery, shops, cafe and Post Office.

Both Great Malvern and Colwall have excellent transport links including mainline train stations. There are junctions with either the M50 or M5 motorways at Ledbury, Upton upon Severn and Worcester.

Schools are very highly regarded in the area at both primary and secondary levels. 


In the early 1890s, a well known local builder, William James, built the house to showcase his craftsmanship. It became his portfolio piece and remained in the family throughout the generations. The front of the property is constructed of thick Malvern Stone which dates back millions of years. 


With its 5 receptions and 4 bedrooms, Bella Vista is perfect for raising a family, but also ideal for those looking to work from home due to the amount of space on offer. 

The name Bella Vista was clearly inspired by the breathtaking views you can enjoy in every direction. The master bedroom has particularly stunning views which change throughout the seasons. From the garden, you can see right across to the Welsh mountains. The garden itself has been landscaped for easy maintenance and it provides off-road parking for up to four vehicles. 

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Having part glazed front door, radiator, dado rail, original Victorian tessellated tiled floor and carpeted stairs to first floor.

Sitting Room:
5.11m (16ft 9in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) max
Beautiful double glazed sash bay window to front aspect. High quality Chesney’s log burner with granite hearth, limestone surround and mantle. Picture rail and cornicing to ceiling. Newly carpeted and painted.

Living Room:
3.73m (12ft 3in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)
With fireplace, having slate surround and mantle and tiled inset. Picture rail, ceiling rose, radiator and two double glazed sash windows to front aspect. Newly carpeted and painted.

3.48m (11ft 5in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)
With a range of fitted floor and eye level cupboards including a pair of glass fronted wall cabinets, useful work surfaces with tiled surrounds and incorporating a one and a half bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, space for cooker (with gas point), radiator, recess with bookshelving, quarry tiled floor, double glazed window to rear aspect. Door leading to basement room/cellar.

Utility Room:
2.74m (9ft 0in) x 1.57m (5ft 2in)
With original slate cold slab and fitted shelving. Gas fired central heating boiler (installed 2009), quarry tiled floor, double glazed window, ventilated larder cupboard and plumbing for washing machine.

Basement Room/Cellar:
5m (16ft 5in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)
Approached from the kitchen this excellent cellar has a window to front aspect and a part glazed door leading outside. It also has power and lighting connected.

Family Room:
3.17m (10ft 5in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in) min
Having lovely original stripped oak flooring, floor to ceiling cupboard with shelving. Radiator, doors leading to shower room and dining room. Part glazed door leading to porch. Newly painted.

Shower Room:
Very recently refurbished with new tiling, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Also features an extractor fan, velux window and double glazed window to rear.

Dining Room:
5.36m (17ft 7in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)
Timber block flooring, a large brick fireplace, radiator and a bank of floor to ceiling double glazed windows and double doors leading out into the rear garden. These together with a further double glazed window to the side aspect make this a naturally bright room.

Music Room:
3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)
With timber block flooring, radiator and double glazed window to front and side aspects. 

First Floor

Having smoke alarm.

Bedroom 1:
4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) max
Having original Victorian fireplace with metal surround and mantle and raised grate. Professionally sanded and finished original wooden floors. Double glazed sash windows to front and side aspects. Radiator. Original arts and crafts fitted oak wardrobe. Freshly decorated.

Bedroom 2:
3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Having fireplace with oak surround and mantle and raised grate. Radiator, stunning oak panelling to two walls and double glazed sash window to front aspect. Original arts and crafts fitted oak wardrobe. Freshly decorated.

Bedroom 3:
3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3m (9ft 10in)
Professionally sanded and finished original wooden floors. With Victorian grate having metal surround and mantle, radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect and ladder providing access to the roof spaces where there are two small attic rooms each boarded and having Velux windows and electric lighting. Freshly decorated.

1.63m (5ft 4in) x 1.6m (5ft 3in)
Having radiator, fitted shelving and double glazed sash window to front aspect. Freshly decorated.

Inner Landing:
Having double glazed Velux window. Freshly decorated.

Bedroom 4:
2.69m (8ft 10in) x 2.46m (8ft 1in)
New carpets. High ceilings and rear aspect. Freshly decorated.

Having panelled bath with tiled surround and shower tap. Low level WC, pedestal wash basin, extractor fan, radiator and two double glazed windows to front and side aspects. Freshly decorated.

To the front of the property a brick pillared and gated entrance leads on to a short path and to the front door. The main approach to the rear garden is via a timber five bar gate which opens on to a large tarmac and gravel driveway capable of accommodating four vehicles. This is flanked on each side by well stocked rockeries and shrub borders as well as a leylandi hedge. Immediately adjacent to the house and at the end of the driveway are seating areas. Attached to one side of the house there is a greenhouse/wood store with a well established vine. Views stretch over to the Welsh mountains.

Gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. There is a private drainage system that links directly into the mains sewer.

The property is freehold.