Malvern has a history of attracting visitors from far and wide to test the efficacy of its “curative waters”.

The evidence can be seen in the blue plaques on numerous walls that mark the places and occasions.

Charles Darwin brought his beloved daughter Anne to Malvern in the vain hope of halting the tuberculosis that was to claim her young life.

Florence Nightingale, who gave so much to nurse others, visited a number of times to rest and recover from diseases that she had contracted while tending the sick during the Crimean War.

One visitor who travelled further than most was a privileged young New Yorker. One Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was later to become the US President a record four times.

Both his parents were of mostly English descent. His mother Sarah’s maiden name, Delano, could be traced to a French Huguenot ancestor.

It was she who took him on his frequent trips to Europe, starting when he was just two.

The vistas from the conservatory of the ground floor flat that is currently for sale aren't too shabby, thanks to the Grade II- listed building’s hillside position.
The vistas from the conservatory of the ground floor flat that is currently for sale aren't too shabby, thanks to the Grade II- listed building’s hillside position.

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In 1889, a seven-year-old Franklin convalesced at Aldwyn Towers in Malvern, according to a plaque on the wall.

It does not reveal from what he was convalescing, though it was certainly not the polio that left him in a wheelchair, as that did not strike until he was nearly 40.

One can only wonder what young FDR got up to at Aldwyn Towers in St Anns Road, the rooms he might have wandered in and out of.

Perhaps he would have enjoyed gazing out of the arched shaped windows. Or maybe travelling to the top of the tower for the best view of all.

The vistas from the conservatory of the ground floor flat that is currently for sale aren’t too shabby, thanks to the Grade II- listed building’s hillside position.

There are curved fanlights above the communal front door of the building and thin arched windows on either side.

Once through it and along the shared entrance hall, there is a private door to the flat.

The one-bedroom apartment is packed with character.

Inside is a reception hall with doors off to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

The bedroom has arched sash windows to the front and side, again with attractive outlooks.
The bedroom has arched sash windows to the front and side, again with attractive outlooks.

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The former has a kitchen area at one end with a good array of fitted units and integrated appliances, including a Smeg oven with extractor above, and a Neff fridge and washer/dryer.

The living area looks towards a glazed door with fanlight above that leads to the conservatory/dining room.

A light-filled room, thanks to its wall of windows and glazed ceiling, it has panoramic views across the county.

French doors open to a private L-shaped balcony and seating area.

The bedroom has arched sash windows to the front and side, again with attractive outlooks.

The bathroom has a contemporary feel with modern suite and tiling. There is a bath with shower above, toilet and pedestal basin.

Outside the apartment there is an allocated parking space and one visitor space. There is also a small garden area with flower beds.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Andrew Grant

TEL: 01684 563136

WEB: www.andrewgrant.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £190,000