GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY IN WORCESTER PRESENTS HUGE POTENTIAL
An historical Grade II listed building in Worcestershire is on the market through sole agents Harris Lamb, and is open to consideration for a wealth of uses, subject to planning consent.
Set in 0.84 acres of mature, landscaped grounds on Malvern Road, Pitmaston House is the former home of acclaimed horticulturalist John Williams, believed to date back to 1804.
A stunning example of Strawberry Hill Gothik architecture, the property underwent a series of fortifications post years later when Williams – who violently opposed the Reform Bill of 1832 – ordered the construction of its instantly recognisable high stone walls for fear of invasion by what he called the ‘newly-franchised rag-tag and bobtail’.
Most recently used as an office and training centre, the freehold property provides 6,990sq ft of internal space set over three floors, in addition to a basement to part of the house. Pitmaston House also offers private parking.
Adjacent to Pitmaston Primary School and Pitmaston Park, the property is in an established residential area two miles south west of Worcester city centre.
Jacqui Bayliss, director at Harris Lamb’s Worcester office, said: “This is an exceptional building combining a rich history with a convenient location, set just outside Worcester, with superb transport links thanks to close proximity to junctions six and seven of the M5.
“Famed throughout the horticultural world thanks to its former owner, Pitmaston House is well known for its high grey stone wall, added to the building in 1832 when ordinary people were given the right to vote and Williams feared invasion. The wall conceals a charming building that features delicately moulded doorways, windows and a conservatory – a beautifully preserved landmark building.
“While the building was most recently an office and training centre, informal enquiries with Worcester City Planning Department have revealed that consideration will be given to a variety of uses for the site, from residential, educational or institutional, or hospitality, subject to planning consent; making this a very attractive location full of potential,” added Jacqui.
Price upon application. Viewings strictly by appointment with Harris Lamb on 01905 22666.