A splendid home of great architectural merit, quality and style located along a highly regarded tree lined road and standing in a generous plot with impressive gardens
Ravenhurst is a magnificent archetypal home of its era and stature that has been restored to an impeccable standard. The current owners have enhanced the house and gardens to create the most beautiful family home with a timeless, yet luxury feel. It is rare in this town to find a property of this architectural merit that also has a large private plot, parking, garaging and ancillary accommodation.
Characterful and beautiful in style, the classic Grade II Regency layout allows for splendid rooms and practical accommodation. The appeal externally is the period ornament with a series of Ionic columns, Doric pillars and Dentil cornice. Whilst internally, the level of attention to detail is equally impressive. Although undeniably grand, it is very much a workable and manageable family home which offers the flexibility to use as one requires.
Stone steps rise to the pillared entrance with panelled door that opens up to the reception hall, with a statement, cantilevered staircase rising to the first floor. The house has a lovely symmetry enhanced by tall sash hung windows to all elevations, high ceilings and a wonderful light and bright atmosphere. Off the reception hall are two adjoining reception rooms with the sitting room enjoying a double aspect view and the dining room, with access to the kitchen, having a pretty vista to the front over the gardens. To the side of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with an extensive range of quality units, central island with double sink and breakfast bar. This part of the house is a wonderful entertaining space as it has been opened to the rear by way of a beautiful garden room with tiled floor, glass atrium, full length windows to the rear and side and door opening to the patio and garden. Opposite is a useful home office with a library wall and good storage.
At lower ground floor level is a further floor of excellent accommodation that could be additional living space to the main house or kept in its current arrangement as a spacious three-bedroom apartment. On this floor is a large sitting room, three double bedrooms, two smartly appointed shower rooms and a bathroom, a further snug room and excellent storage. There is also independent access to the side allowing this floor to be completely self-contained or the option to separate into two independent apartments.
The first-floor landing is a generous space and a large window overlooks the garden and floods the landing and staircase with light. To the side of the house, overlooking the leafy Pittville Park and Pump Rooms, is the magnificent formal drawing room. This really is a room for all seasons but in particular a fine winter room with a log burner to one side of the room and a further ornate fireplace. The grandeur is enhanced by three large sash windows to the side and one to the front all with working shutters. The generous master bedroom, with marble fireplace, overlooks the rear garden and has the benefit of using a luxury bathroom.
The floating staircase continues to the accommodation on the second floor, arranged as suites, all equally impressive and well equipped. Individual in style, yet all luxurious with fine period detail including fireplaces and a modern bathroom appointed to both the one bedroom suite and the three bedroom suite. The tremendous sense of light and space is enhanced by the arrangements of the rooms around a central landing. The plan of the five bedrooms offers the flexibility to use as required.
The gardens and setting of Ravenhurst are a particular feature as it is rare in town to find a property with such generous and private grounds. A gated entrance opens to a wide sweeping driveway, sided by a large area of level lawn ideal for football posts. The gardens are arranged in three sections, all large and predominantly laid to lawn enclosing the house to create an extensive plot. Both the side and formal front gardens are bounded by high hedging and to the rear there is a wonderfully private expanse of lawn, partly walled with fruit trees and gated access to Malden Road. Set within the rear garden is the recently converted studio room with a bathroom and kitchenette. To the front of the this is the original double garage.
Pittville is one of Cheltenham's most fashionable and popular locations, made up of the character homes and attractive street scenes that are so sought after, typifying the areas architecture. Set to the North of Cheltenham, this village like suburb is steeped in significant history and is home to the iconic Pittville Park with its lake, bridged walkways and Pump Rooms. Within a short stroll of Ravenhurst is Cheltenhams cultural centre, which plays host to several highly acclaimed festivals including Music, Food, Literature and The Gold Cup, held at the world- famous Prestbury Park. The town is also known for its excellent schools to include, The Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close making this area perennially popular for families. Communication links are excellent from this area, with easy access to the M5 Motorway and main line train station with lines to major cities.
Cheltenham Borough Council
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115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
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