A beautifully finished and substantial detached family home on the esteemed Sandy Lane Road sitting in an incredible plot with beautiful gardens.
Shiel is an extremely attractive home and the perfect example of early 1900s, turn of the century architecture. The house is set within 1/2 acre of formal grounds on the sought-after Sandy Lane Road, a horseshoe crescent made up of some of Cheltenhams very best properties. Arranged across three principal levels, with six bedrooms and five reception rooms, the house extends to almost 5,200 Sq Ft overall, offering exceptional accommodation that has been recently refurbished and reinvented for contemporary family life showcasing an exemplary marriage of light and luxury.
The principal reception space is arranged around a large hallway, the double drawing room to one side and the open plan kitchen/family/breakfast room, to the other, both enjoying views to the front and rear. As with any of the best family homes, the kitchen is a centrepiece for functional family life, designed to be practical yet sociable with an excellent range of units, integrated appliances and an island all opening to a family area with doors to a glorious garden scene. A further sitting room with double doors to the outside terrace and a study are positioned adjacent to the drawing room. Whilst a garden room, which is currently arranged as a gym, with a separate utility room, original pantry and boot room are set to the far side of the house, this area offers direct access to the side of the house and rear garden.
There are six excellent bedrooms arranged on the first and second floors. The master bedroom is an incredible suite designed with his and her bathrooms, one accessed from the exceptional dressing room and a luxury bathroom accessed from the bedroom and from the hallway to allow the other bedrooms to use it, if so wished. There are three further bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes and a large family shower room with a sperate cloakroom. Two double bedrooms share a bathroom on the second floor.
Whilst Shiel is a home that flows, the right-hand side of the house was once an annex to the main property. Clever interventions have seamlessly connected the two sides with the result of collaborative accommodation, however this could easily be reinstated back to a more self-contained annex, ideal for an au pair or independent relative, if so wished.
1/2 acre of immaculate and private grounds is the backdrop to Shiel, a rare balance of garden to internal space and an idyllic setting for a home of this stature. Accessed via a sweeping driveway behind a set of electric gates, leading to off road parking and the garage. The well-established grounds are a real feature to the house, having been beautifully maintained they are particularly private and well stocked with growing beds and an array of specimen trees.
Shiel occupies a distinctive and lovely position on Sandy Lane Road, a private road that is one of Cheltenhams finest residential addresses. With views from the house to Leckhampton Hill and direct access to some of the most beautiful walking countryside within the area at the top of the lane, it has the feel of a semi-rural setting yet both Cheltenham and Charlton Kings are easily reachable by car, bike or foot with quick motorway access to both the A417 and A40, Oxford to London commute. There is a wide selection of day to day amenities available in the village with excellent local shops in addition to several quality places to eat. Cheltenham offers a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities including East Glos Tennis Club and golf at The Lileybrook, both just a short walk from the house. In addition to hosting several highly acclaimed festivals, Cheltenham is most known for its exceptional schooling with The Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close and The Richard Pate Junior school all within a very short drive or stroll.
Cheltenham Borough Council
All mains services connected
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292