7 bedroom character property for sale

Malvern Road, Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

£2,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall
  • Four Principal Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Terrace.
  • Gymnasium
  • Cinema Room
  • Wine Cellar
  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Four Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Award Winning Gardens
  • Private Secure Parking & Two Private Spaces

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

1 Lansdown Terrace is a beautifully-presented Grade-II* Regency house of distinction. To be found in one of Cheltenham’s finest areas, this magnificent townhouse is one of the few to remain in its entirety, making it a substantial home ideal for extravagant living.

Believed to date back to around 1830, the property has been thoughtfully renovated by the current owners to provide lavish accommodation over five floors. It’s also been awarded a Civic Award for restoration and a Bali Award for its Chris Beardshaw designed garden.

While undeniably grand, the accommodation flows beautifully, and period charm and original features combine with innovative design touches to achieve the best in 21st-century family living. The house is wonderfully light, thanks to an abundance of sash windows with verdant views, and particular thought has been given to state-of-the-art technology throughout the house. There’s emotive lighting designed by one of the country’s leading light experts, Sally Storey, underfloor heating, surround sound and independently-controlled Sky televisions, some of which are cleverly integrated and hidden.

On entering, double doors open onto a superb reception hall with original stone flooring, for a memorable first impression. The principal reception rooms are on both the ground and first floors, and are notable by their intricate period detailing, from high ceilings to ornate cornicing, marble-surround gas fireplaces and vast sash windows with working shutters. From the reception hall, an elegant staircase leads to first floor level and to the exquisite drawing room with its feature 14-foot sash window. The finer details to the room include acanthus leaf and flower cornicing, majestic marble fireplaces and an opening onto a further sitting room with a hidden bar; while the windows to each side are flanked with balcony seating areas framed by pediments surmounting handsome Doric columns. There’s also a mezzanine level above, home to a bathroom with gas fire, freestanding bath and W/C.

The supremely elegant formal dining room on the ground floor is also of special note, with its bespoke ceiling light by Sharon Marston. The dining room opens onto a study area with a series of built-in bookcases, while to the other side of the room, the focal point sash window gives access to a glass-framed balcony with steps down to the landscaped garden.

On the other side of the reception hall, the kitchen/breakfast room, as you might expect, is the real hub of the house, and comes complete with a comprehensive range of units and a large island dividing the room. Luxury appliances from Gaggenau to Sub-Zero and Wolf pervade the space and the contemporary style sits seamlessly within the house. A series of glass windows allow access to a floating balcony, which is the perfect spot for al fresco dining, with its view over the subterranean courtyard.

Stairs lead down to garden level and the impressive entertainment floor, where a cinema room with ceiling-mounted projector and large film screen overlooks the glass elevations of the temperature-controlled wine cellar. There is also guest room with a separate steam room and en suite shower room, enjoying a view of the courtyard to one side. In addition, is a state- of-the-art gym room, a second kitchen with spacious utility area and larder/boiler cupboard. While currently incorporated as part of the main house, this floor also provides an opportunity to be self-contained as a nanny annex or guest accommodation.

The remaining bedrooms are up on the top two floors. The master bedroom on the second floor enjoys the most glorious rooftop views over the Lansdown terraces and has a pretty window seat to enjoy such a vista. There are quite incredible bespoke lighting installations by world-renowned light artist Bruce Munro in both the bedroom and en suite bathroom, which only add to the overall luxurious feel. The bathroom comes with a freestanding overflow bath, separate marbled shower, mood lighting, double sinks and innovative television screen hidden within the mirrors. An accompaniment to the master suite is the addition of a walk-in wardrobe with an array of built-in cupboards. While a covetable space for dedicated followers of fashion, it could also easily be converted back to a bedroom, and would make for an ideal nursery or child’s room next to the master.

From here, the landing widens to another mezzanine floor with a further sitting room or bedroom with more Bruce Munro lighting and wardrobes fitted into the alcoves. The staircase continues to the third floor which is currently arranged as a complete area dedicated to two guest suites. This beautifully-proportioned space comprises two bedrooms, both of which are served by individually-designed bathrooms. The first bathroom features a shower wet room with freestanding bath, twin sinks and a mirrored television set. There is a further luxurious bathroom with a freestanding copper bath and a separate double-sided, glass-framed shower, double sinks built into the alcoves and another hidden television which doubles as a mirror when not in use. A further bedroom, which would be ideal as a treatment room or office, also in possession of glorious vistas over Lansdown and beyond, completes this quite spectacular townhouse.




SITUATION
To be found in one of Cheltenham's most desirable areas, this impressive residence forms part of an elegant street scene in the heart of Lansdown. 1 Lansdown Terrace enjoys the best of all worlds, with green and pleasant open spaces and revered educational establishments Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close all within striking distance. Also just a short stroll away is the fashionable area of Montpellier, well known for its eclectic mix of boutique shops, coffee houses and restaurants, as well as the town with all its cultural highlights.
OUTSIDE
The imposing Regency splendour of 1 Lansdown Terrace is apparent from first sight. Much of the charm of this home is due to its sought-after setting, which offers a quiet position within the heart of town. This fine-looking townhouse is set at the end of this iconic terrace, and fronted by the most beautiful landscaped garden by renowned designer Chris Beardshaw. There are lighting and water features to the manicured garden, framed with hedging and mature plants, which gives a real sense of privacy. There are two parking spaces to the side and a private parking space behind electric gates to the rear of the property.
LOCAL AUTHORITY
Cheltenham Borough Council
SERVICES
All mains services connected
AGENTS NOTES
Please note that there are four floorplans denoting each floor and as such these are available as separate pdf's. Please contact the office on 01242 222292


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  • Cheltenham Spa (0.6 mi)
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