Nightingale Court



Nightingale Court gets its name from its location: Jenny Lind Grove.

"Jenny Lind" was an early 20th Century Swedish opera singer, known as the "Swedish Nightingale". She settled in Malvern and was a well-known local benefactor, having this road off Albert Park Road named after her. Today this quiet cul de sac in a lovely part of Malvern is in an area of many trees and just a stone's throw from the Malvern Link Common and in easy walking distance of the shops of Malvern Link and close to all the facilities of Great Malvern itself.

We purchased this site and then applied for a different planning permission. Instead of building 6 small apartments, we obtained planning consent for just 4 much larger apartments. We have built many apartments in the Malvern-Worcester area, as well as houses of all sizes.

Please note: both of the 2-bedroom apartments have been sold/reserved.

Here is CGI image of a "bird's eye" view of the site:

We believe there is a shortage of large, luxury apartments, so this development includes:

  •    two large "duplex" apartments, each with 3 bedrooms. these are at the front of the building, facing Jenny Lind Grove;
  •    two large apartments each with 2 bedrooms. These are at the rear of the building, one apartment being on top of the other.
The view below shows the front elevation of the building, with part of the road/wall "ghosted" to give a clearer view of the building:
The two large 3-bedroom apartments each occupy half of the front elevation, having kitchen, WC, dining area, lounge and study area on the ground floor, and 3 bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) plus family bathroom on the first floor.
And here is a view of the two rear apartments, from the car park area:
Each of these apartments has their own private front door at ground floor level.
The image below shows the ground floor. On the right hand side you can see the ground floor rooms of the 2 large 3-bedroom apartments, while on the left you can see the complete ground floor, 2 bedroom apartment:
While this image shows the first floor sleeping quarters of the two large 3-bedroom apartments on the right, with the complete floor plan of the rear upper apartment on the left hand side.
In summary, the homes on Nightingale Court comprise:

Two Large, 2-storey, 3-bedroom homes with:

  Downstairs:    WC, Kitchen, Dining area, Lounge, Study area

  Upstairs:  Master bedroom with dressing area and en suite shower room

                    Two further double bedrooms

                   Family bathroom

Each of these homes has 2 private dsignated parking spaces.

 One of these homes benefits from PV panels providing some free renewable electricity. This apartment also receives a payment from the Government for all electruicity produced under the Feed-In Tariff.

Two large, 2-bedroom apartments:

These two apartments are much larger than most typical newly-built 2-bedroom apartments. Each of these apartments has:
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • large lounge
  • master bedroom with dressing area plus en suite shower room
  • and a further double bedroom  
  • Each of these homes has a private, designated parking space..
All of the homes benefit from :
  • Fully-fitted kitchen with high-quality base units and wall cupboards
  • Duplex homes have granite worktops
  • Full range of quality fitted appliances
  • Fully wired for TV, with a digital terrestrial aerial and Sky satellite dish with outlets in key rooms (decoder not provided)
  • Wash basins with vanity units, showers + bath
  • Gas central heating, double glazing, superb insulation
  • Highly energy efficient
  • NHBC 10 year Warranty
  • In addition, every home has a private external amenity area plus an external storage area.
Please note that the plot numbers used during build are different from the official address numbers now set by Royal Mail:
Apartment number 3 (Build Plot no. 1), 3 bedroom duplex (front, right hand side), approx 1080 ft2, £255,000
Apartment number 4 (Build Plot no. 2), 3 bedroom duplex (front, left hand side), approx 1090 ft 2 with PV panels, RESERVED
Apartment number 1 (Build plot no. 3), 2 bedroom, (rear, ground floor), approx 700 ft 2, SOLD
Apartment number 2 (Build Plot no. 4), 2 bedroom, (rear, first floor), approx 760 ft2, SOLD
For more information contact the agent, Connells on 01684 892 282 or Court Property Developers Ltd on 01905 831 778.


Note: The following is a broad summary of what Court Property Developers does when it sells apartments.
This arrangment is highly beneficial to apartment owners.
The actual details will be contained in the lease and other legal documentation at the time of sale and may vary from this summary.
Check with your lawyer.

When the final apartment is sold, Court Property will form (at its cost) a managment company (Nightingale Court (Malvern) Ltd) and will give the freehold to the whole site to this company free of charge. Court Property will also open a bank account in the name of the new management company. All ground rent paid from that moment will be paid into that Company.Court Property will also set up initial insurance for the property.

This company will be solely owned by the apartment owners, who will each have one share per bedroom. The company will have a board of directors, and each partment owner is expected to be or to nominate a director. If the management company ceases to exist for any reason, the ferehold will revert to Court Property.

The management company will have the usual responsibities of management companies. That is, it will be responsible for: the structural fabric of the building;  the common areas (eg drive, parking areas, below ground drainage, rainwater gutters etc); arranging structural insurance; etc

Each apartment owner is responsible for: the maintenance of the landscape, paving etc which is in the amenity area allocated to that apartment; cleaning leaves etc out of the gulleys at the bottom of the rainwater down pipes in its amenity area; cleaning its own windows (most are easy-clean ie can be cleaned from inside); internal maintenance and decoration; insurance of their own contents; etc.

This gives major benefits to apartment owners.

*  the ground rent that all apartments pay goes to the management company and NOT to the developer

*  the capital value of the freehold stays with the apartment owners (developers often sell the freehold for a lump sum)

*  the running of the apartments stays solely with the apartment owners, rather than the freeholder. There are many reports of apartment owners paying extortionate sums to companies that have bought the freehold in order to make a profit from the freehold, eg through overcharging.

The above adds considerable value to these apartments.

Important note:
The images shown above are computer-generated images based on the architect's plans.
Certain changes have been mades to the surroundings for clarity and any prospective buyer 
must look at the location, the site and the built units before proceeding.
Layout, sizes, dimensions etc may vary from plan.

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