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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Balcarras Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

Sold STC £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Lutyens inspired detached house
  • Popular Balcarras location
  • Double garage, driveway
  • Gardens of about half an acre
  • 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.


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.


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.

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


Local Authority
Cheltenham Borough Council. Tel: 01242 262626.

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

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2017

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