5 bedroom detached house for saleLansdown Parade, Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Sold STC £1,895,000
- Grade II Listed detached house
- Beautifully presented
- Wonderful Lansdown location
- Overlooking Duoro Green
- Gated entrance, private driveway
- Grounds of 0.43 acres
- 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dressing room
- Drawing room, dining room
- Study, cinema, kitchen/breakfast room
Lansdown Parade is a stunning parade of Grade II Listed property overlooking Douro Green and Westhall is one of a small number of larger detached properties adjacent to the parade, set nicely back from the road, also enjoying the lovely aspect.
Lansdown is a Georgian estate found to the South and West of the centre of Cheltenham, comprising a variety of grand listed buildings including some detached and may large terraces, with the added benefit of open parks such as Douro Green.
Cheltenham is famed as one of the most complete Regency towns in England and historically the original and most fashionable spa.
Less than a hundred miles from London it nestles beautifully between the Cotswold Hills and the Wye Valley, and is home to numerous prestigious schools including Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College, Dean Close and Pates Grammar which recently topped the national GCSE schools league table.
Now a highly sought after place to live (voted the number 1 place in the United Kingdom to bring up a family by the Telegraph early in 2015), the town is well known for its grand houses set amongst formal
avenues and beautiful garden squares.
For those with a taste for the finer things in life, there are Michelin starred restaurants, numerous bars, stylish shops and salons aplenty. For art and history lovers there is The Wilson, Cheltenham's newly refurbished museum and art gallery, whilst Cheltenham also has a thriving cultural scene that includes two concert halls and three theatres. There are the numerous festivals such as The Wychwood Festival, the festivals of literature, science, food and drink and, perhaps the pinnacle for some, the jazz festival, which has historically attracted such known performers as Van Morrison, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland.
Undoubtedly for many more, the highlight of the year is the annual racing festival culminating with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the blue riband event of the national hunt calendar, and an attraction that draws the public to the town year after year.
Westhall is a wonderful Grade II Listed detached house found in lovely decorative order set attractively back from the road behind electric gates and high hedging. Understood to date from between 1831 to 1848, the house offers superb character features including the twin double height bay windows to the front elevation, high ceilings, sash windows and ornate fireplaces, synonymous with the era.
A long gravelled driveway leads from the road via the gates with lawns to the left, to a substantial parking area directly in front of a detached garage. Pedestrian access to the rear garden is to the side of the house with a substantial paved patio immediately to the rear. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn interspersed with mature fruit trees, bordered by a combination of high brick walling and mature plants and shrubs.
At the head of the garden is a wonderful pergola, ideal for external entertaining, adjacent to which is a lovely kitchen garden with raised beds and gravelled pathways.
The principal entrance door is found at the side of the house and the entrance porch is a beautiful glass structure leading in to a wonderful entrance hall with limestone flooring providing access to the ground floor reception rooms.
Across the front elevation, thus both enjoying the outstanding bay windows, are the principal reception rooms - a superb drawing room with ornate cast iron fireplace and ceiling cornice and a dining room also with a majestic fireplace and cornicing.
The hall also provides access to the study with another bay window and ornate fireplace, as well as home cinema with a door to the garden. Between the two is a cloakroom and an area for boot and coat storage.
The kitchen/breakfast room is at the Western end of the house, accessed via three steps down, with a range of fitted cupboard and drawer units, with a recessed range styly cooker. Beyond is the laundry room and utility room.
On the first floor are five generous bedrooms, the master at the front of the building benefiting from the extra space provided by the bay window. Also featuring a bank of built in wardrobes, the master bedroom leads in to the en suite shower room, and the current owners also make use of the separate dressing room across the landing. There are four further bedrooms including a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and a family bathroom.
Steps lead from the hallway down to the cellar ideal for additional storage.
In summary, Westhall offers the rare combination of great quality, wonderful location and fabulous gardens, rarely seen in central Cheltenham and viewings are strongly recommended.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Cheltenham Borough Council. Tel: 01242 262 626.
Square Footage: 4,129 sq ft
Acreage: 0.43 Acres
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