A beautifully refurbished and substantial detached family home set within the most extensive plot with a detached annex all within walking distance to the town centre.
West Court is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully refurbished detached home set within glorious grounds of 0.7 acres of which planning had been granted for a further detached residential dwelling.
This substantial Arts and Crafts family home occupies one of the most unique positions of any town property, well shielded from the road and as such enjoying a particularly private position. The discreet setting allows for peace and privacy, whilst still enjoying the elements of living within a stones throw of Cheltenhams beautiful centre. One of the few original Arts and Crafts houses within Cheltenham, this beautiful property is perfectly characterised by the craftmanship, ornamental design and traditional builds that signify the era. It is as appealing internally as it is externally, having been subject to a comprehensive restoration programme to reinstate the character charm and the decorative detail associated with the period to include, stain glass windows, black and white patterning and wooden panelling throughout. Whilst modern, the enhancements are sympathetic and beautiful in style with fine thought given to a quality and luxurious finish. Undeniably the attraction of such a home is the exceptional proportions and the balanced accommodation that flows with such ease.
Entrance is gained through a reception vestibule and further into a reception hall, with a fine angular staircase rising to the first floor. The house has an immediate sense of symmetry with the reception rooms elegantly spaced out and enhanced by high ceilings and a wonderful light and bright atmosphere. Off the reception hall lies a sitting room, with a feature stone mullioned window, to one side and a more formal drawing room with the most beautiful ornate bay window, to the other. Both rooms have elegant period fireplaces and enjoy a lovely peaceful aspect to the front. To the rear of the house is a further large sitting room, with bi folding doors opening to the landscaped rear gardens in addition to a boot room, cloakroom and a magnificent kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke units, built in appliances and inset hob. Adjacent is a spacious walk-in larder. This part of the house is a wonderful entertaining space as it opens onto the patio terrace and garden beyond.
The first-floor landing is a generous space, leading to the generous bedrooms. To the rear of the house, overlooking the attractive gardens is the generous master bedroom with a feature square bay window. Bedrooms two and three have en-suite shower rooms whilst a main family bathroom with a freestanding clawfoot bath serves the master suite. There is a utility room also on this level.
The staircase continues to two further double bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a wonderful playroom. In addition is a further studio bedroom, which is open plan to a stunning bathroom with a free-standing clawfoot bath
West Court is set within the most glorious and extensive plot and arguably one of the largest gardens for a home of its stature and position within the town. Set back from the road and behind high hedging, the house is well shielded from both a privacy point and acoustically. A carriage driveway fronts West Court, providing off road parking for several cars and side access to a garage. The landscaped rear gardens are a particular feature, providing a picture-perfect and balanced backdrop to the house. The gardens are divided into three sections, the main garden is an extensive area of lawn, flanked by a patio terrace which is accessed from the reception rooms. A feature Monkey Puzzle tree stands proudly in the centre of the lawn whilst stone steps lead down to a further stretch of level lawn, with well stocked borders and high hedging. This area was once used as a grass tennis court and is now an ideal football pitch. To the side of the property is an oak framed annex, this beautiful space is the perfect guest or au pair accommodation. Built to take in the surroundings, The Lodge is predominantly a glass construction enjoying a vista of both the main gardens and a wild garden. Arranged on one level, the kitchen is open to a large sitting room with double doors leading to outside, there is a bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to the garage.
Of worthy note, planning was granted to build a separate detached residential dwelling. This has subsequently lapsed, however there are recent and new drawings ready to be submitted.
Much of the attraction of West Court is due to its position, set well back from the road forming part of an elegant street scene of high calibre homes. Old Bath Road is one of Cheltenhams finest residential addresses and is recognised for its accessibility to some beautiful parks, to the famed Olympic sized Lido and local tennis club, and yet a ten-minute stroll into Cheltenhams centre. Cheltenham is a cultural town, playing host to several highly acclaimed festivals including, Music, Literature and Jazz. This cosmopolitan and fashionable heart of the town is home to some excellent restaurants, boutique shops and a lovely café culture. There are exceptional schools within walking distance including, The Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, St Edwards and Dean Close. The state sector is also strong, with Balcarras and Charlton Kings Juniors within close proximity. Communications from this area are also excellent with easy access to a series of motorway links including A40 London Road and M5.
Cheltenham Borough Council
All mains services connected
There are two EPCs available within the office, one for The Lodge and one for the Main House.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292