Occuping the most fabulous setting in the village of Prestbury, an exceptional family home on a 3/4 acre plot surrounded by open countryside yet only 3 miles from Cheltenham town centre
The Spinney occupies an idyllic location, tucked away in the most tranquil position along a quiet wooded lane. The house was built some 18 years ago to a traditional design and layout and offers the grandeur and substantial proportions ideal for modern family living. At circa 5,000 Sq ft, this home is as impressive internally as it is externally and offers a wonderful balance of space, grounds and location.
A spacious ground floor reception hall with a fabulous central staircase rises to the upper levels. The reception rooms are set around this magnificent hall with the principal rooms enjoying charming views across the gardens. The drawing room with a feature fireplace has double doors leading to an outside terrace and on to the pirvate gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room shares the same aspect also with French doors leading to the terrace. The kitchen itself is the real hub of the house, fitted with a range of high quality cabinetry and appliances in addition to a separate pantry and utility room. This area is ideal for all year round entertaining, with a large space for a breakfast table and sofas. The remaining reception rooms comprise a sitting room, study, cinema room and dining room allowing the flexibility to use the house as one requires.
The split staircase rises to a spacious galleried landing and to the six bedrooms on the first floor.
The magnificent master bedroom suite is served by an en suite bathroom with double doors leading to a balcony, the ideal spot to sit and take in the views. A dressing room and walk in wardrobe is accessed via a spiral staircase which also gives access to loft space above. There are three guest rooms with en suite facility and two further bedrooms and a separate family bathroom. There is a real sense of space on this floor with each room enjoying a charming vista of the gardens to the rear or to the front.
The splendour of The Spinney is apparent from first sight, approached via electric wrought iron gates and a long driveway with a circular sweep leading to the main house. Shrub borders and flower beds frame the front of the house whilst a stream intersperses a woodland path making a real feature. The plot itself is glorious, with the house sitting centrally and the gardens surrounding it to each side. Stone walling and mature hedging bound the house and gardens, making it particularly private. The garden itself is an excellent expanse of leveled lawn set to the rear and providing a lovely backdrop to the principal reception rooms and main bedrooms. A paved terrace is accessed from the kitchen, study and drawing room anchoring the garden to the house, providing the perfect spot to dine al fresco. There are many facets to the gardens including, a pond and well stocked shrub and flower borders. The gardens are beautifully maintained and have been designed to allow supreme usage and privacy. A two storey double garage is set to the side of the house, currently arranged as gym on the ground floor with a smart self-contained annex ideal for ancillary accommodation, au pair or home office on the first floor.
The Spinney is a magnificent detached home set in a unique and private position on a semi-rural lane at the edge of the sought after village of Prestbury. This fine residential address is cited in both the Doomsday book and Pevsner, with Prestbury being noted for its significant local history and to this day has a real community and living feel. The village itself lies at the foot of the Cotswold Escarpment and close to the Racecourse and as such has easy access to some of the most beautiful walking and riding countryside. Within the main high street itself, life firmly centers around a butcher, pharmacy, post office, well stocked village shop and a public house, with two further well-regarded pubs a short stroll from The Spinney. Prestbury firmly retains its status as a prevalent Cotswold village which provides a perfect balance of town and country living. Whilst this thriving parish offers excellent day to day amenities, Cheltenham is a mere three miles away and offers a cosmopolitan way of living and world-renowned schools including Cheltenham College, The Cheltenham Ladies College and Dean Close. Additionally, there are excellent restaurants, shopping and theatres along with the various festivals that include Jazz, Literature and Food.
Communications from the Cheltenham area are excellent with good access to the motorway networks. There are trains to London and other major cities from Cheltenham Spa
Chetlenham Borough Council- 01242 262626
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292