Nicol & Co marketing luxury penthouse in historical Malvern building where Elgar once taught

A luxury penthouse apartment in an historical building in the Malvern Hills where famous composer Edward Elgar once taught is being marketed by Nicol & Co for offers over £450,000.

The apartment is in Wells House on Holywell Road, built in 1748 as a coaching inn and later converted into a boarding house for guests to enjoy the pure Malvern spring water in the grounds and to visit the nearby Holy Well.

The building was converted into the Wells House School in 1870, and Elgar was employed there from the 1890s to the early 20th century to teach music to pupils and the headmaster’s daughters.

Erica Hinwood, sales manager at Nicol & Co’s Malvern office, explained that the school closed in 1991 and the property was then converted into spacious, high-end apartments.

Ms Hinwood said: “This really is luxurious living in a fabulous location, as Wells House sits on a tranquil hillside setting with communal gardens.

“The penthouse, also known as Apartment 18, is a three-bedroomed property which has truly breath-taking views and comes with two very convenient parking spaces.

“With three generously sized bedrooms, an open plan living area, and modern finishes throughout, this apartment is perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

“The added benefit of the lift opening straight out into the apartment provides a convenient and secure living experience.

“The spacious open plan living space includes a separate utility and toilet, with the master bedroom boasting a stylish en-suite and while the remaining bedrooms sharing a sleek family bathroom.

“The new owners will enjoy use of the communal garden and will be able to take in more glorious, far-reaching views as they enjoy leisurely walks around the Malvern Hills that are right on the doorstep of Wells House.”

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected to the apartment which has a ground rent of just £200 per annum, next reviewed in October 2036 and every 25 years thereafter, plus an annual service charge of £2,282.

Ms Hinwood added: “The luxury penthouse combined with the fascinating history of Wells House make this a unique apartment to buy and live in.”

Full details of Apartment 18 in Wells House can be viewed here:

Alternatively, contact Ms Hinwood at Nicol & Co’s Malvern office on 01684 201320 or email

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