5 bedroom detached house for sale

Balcarras Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Lutyens inspired detached house
  • Gardens of about half an acre
  • Five bedrooms, four bath/showers
  • Reception hall, drawing room
  • Dining room, study, cloakroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
  • Double garage, driveway, greenhouse
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superbly presented Lutyens-inspired detached house with spacious grounds in a peaceful location on the edge of Cheltenham

Location

Balcarras Road is on the Oxford side of Cheltenham close to the A40 in the village of Charlton Kings, giving good access to Kingham Station for London Marylebone. It is a no-through lane and ends with AONB fields and panoramic views of the Cotswolds.

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.

Description

Oaklands was built about a decade ago by a local builder inspired by the architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, who has been described as "the greatest architect of the twentieth (or any other) century" by renowned architectural historian Gavin Stamp, using individual hand-made bricks and roof tiles. The bespoke windows are leaded and oak framed and as a result it stands proud as a unique project with no similar properties in the area.

The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout, leaded light double glazing with stunning wooden mullions, integral audio speakers and a central vacuum system.

The kitchen features a granite island measuring 2.8m by 1.8m and a number of integrated Miele appliances including oven, steam oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and plate warmer, as well as two Fisher Paykel dishdrawers and a wine fridge. The kitchen was featured in Kitchens, Bathroom & Bedroom magazine in August 2008.

Aside from the kitchen, the spacious accommodation includes a wonderful grand entrance hall with a returning oak staircase, a triple aspect drawing room, a study with built in oak shelving, a dining room opening in to the kitchen and a utility room.

On the first floor are five double bedrooms including a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and two guest bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. On the second floor is a partially converted loft space that offers great potential for further living space subject to any necessary consents or permissions.

The house is set back from the road via gated access and a circular drive with parking for several cars. Views from the rear of the house are of Leckhampton Hill and the Cotswold escarpment. Another significant asset is that it is located in the catchment of Balcarras School, which is one of the leading state secondary schools in the UK.

The garden, which was designed by Chelsea award-winning designer Peter Dowle, features two lawns, three outdoor seating areas, borders and mature apple trees, a Loggia and a greenhouse.

Services
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Tenure
Freehold.

Local Authority
Cheltenham Borough Council. Tel: 01242 262626.

Square Footage: 4,185 sq ft
Acreage: 0.45 Acres


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04 May 2017

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Nearest station

  • Cheltenham Spa (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Cheltenham

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03339 873503 Local call rate

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