A wonderful character home with generous accommodation, large level lawns and swimming pool and its own private wood with direct access on to the Cotswold Way
Firsbrake is a charming, individual home that enjoys all the benefits of semi-rural living whilst being only minutes drive away from the excellent amenities in Cheltenham. The house stands back from the lane and nestles against the wooded backdrop of Leckhampton Hill, an area of outstanding natural beauty, fronted by its lovely level gardens and terrace so enjoying a very green setting with a wonderful south west facing aspect. The flow of accommodation is excellent and the house works beautifully throughout the seasons with a sense of there being winter and summer rooms. The large reception hall with stone tiled floor leads off to a generous sitting room with a fireplace housing a wood burning stove and a wonderfully sized panelled dining room. These two rooms have a cosier feel and to either side of them, the house opens up into light and bright living space with a very attractive dual aspect sitting room that opens up to the conservatory and overlooks and leads out to the terrace and heated swimming pool. To the south side of the house, extending the full depth of the property is a fabulous 30' kitchen/breakfast room. This important room is superbly fitted with painted units, granite work surfaces, breakfast bar and tiled floor and fitted appliances to include a double oven, 4 ring hob and dishwasher. The vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of space and light and french doors and sliding patio doors open out to the large front terrace. There is ample space for a large table and with immediate access to outside, this room is the perfect space for relaxed entertaining that seamlessly opens up to the terrace for al fresco dining.
The house is really well balanced and has five bedrooms served by modern, smartly fitted en-suites to bedroom 1, 2 and 3 and a large modern family bathroom. The split landing adds character to the first floor and off the landing is a work room/utility with doorway to outside and steps leading up to the private woodland. Off the en-suite to bedroom 2 is a doorway with steps leading down to the pool area, and it is these sort of features that adds to the character of this lovely home.
Firsbrake occupies a superb setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty and stands proudly on its large level lawn, softened by the greenery and backdrop of the woodland. The lawned gardens are well enclosed on all sides adding to the feeling of peace and privacy. The heated pool is edged with a paved terrace and has its own plant room, a further terrace adjacent to the kitchen has an outside woodburning stove and there is a very useful home gym or home office in the grounds that is presently being completed.
To the side of the house is a private driveway for two cars and secure storage.
As seen in the brochure, Firsbrake has its own private wood that leads directly from the rear of the property, this is a very special space and the mature woodland rises to a point where the views open up and the present owner has placed two benches there to enjoy the outlook. Gated access to the side leads out on to the Cotswold Way so perfect for those who wish to enjoy the most beautiful walks, literally on their doorstep.
It is rare to find a house with this feel so close to Cheltenham and we highly recommend a viewing to appreciate all that Firsbrake has to offer.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292