A magnificent detached Victorian villa located along a highly regarded tree-lined road and standing on an exceptional plot, with picturesque gardens and a secluded driveway for several cars.
An outstanding double fronted family home of impressive proportions, style and character. The house has been a greatly treasured family home and is offered for sale in superb order throughout three floors of beautifully proportioned living and bedroom space. It is rare in central Cheltenham to find a detached property of this architectural merit, set within such a remarkably private plot with parking and beautiful gardens.
Double doors open to a reception vestibule and entrance hall, with a fine staircase rising to the first floor. The house has a lovely symmetry, enhanced by tall sash windows to all elevations, high ceilings and a wonderfully light atmosphere. Off the reception hall and to either side, is the formal drawing room and the double sitting and dining room. Both rooms enjoy period fireplaces and a peaceful aspect to the front through bay windows. The double reception space offers flexibility to use as required. The area to the rear opens to the kitchen, which is well appointed with an excellent range of units and a cream Aga. These three rooms are a wonderful entertaining space directly overlooking the gardens and combine to create a space that flows. The adjacent laundry and walk-in pantry are particularly large and well equipped, with full length cupboards, a sink and ample storage. This arrangement is designed to keep the kitchen a room for cooking and socialising. There is access to the large cellar with shelving, a wine bin and two boilers.
The first-floor landing is a generous space with stunning views of the garden and a large window which floods the landing and staircase with light. The generous master bedroom has French doors with beautiful views down the garden and a dressing room with an adjacent bathroom and underfloor heating. This could all be combined to create a principal suite if so required. Also, on this floor, are three further double bedrooms served by a modern family bathroom.
The staircase rises to two double bedrooms on the second floor and a third bathroom with under floor heating and access to the loft.
The generous garden at Cranford is exquisite and provides a lovely balance with the substantial accommodation of the house. Particularly private, the gardens are long established and well-stocked with mature trees and shrubs. While rose bushes and wisteria grace the walled garden, damson, pear and apple trees create a charming orchard through the pretty iron gates. Both sections of the garden form a wonderful expanse of lawn and create a very special countrified atmosphere. There is a patio area immediately accessed from the ground floor which is an ideal spot to enjoy the view and an area for dining to the right, next to a barbeque area. Cranford sits centrally and beautifully within its plot. Well shielded from the road, it is discreetly positioned with a carriage driveway providing a grand entrance. There is ample space for off road parking and a double garage with an attached shed. Of worthy note Planning has been granted for demolition of the existing garage. Reference 18/00602/FUL.
In all, a wonderful home of classic architecture, beautiful inside space and gardens that feel like a tranquil green oasis in the centre of town.
Christchurch Road is one of Cheltenham's most fashionable and popular locations, made up of character homes and an attractive 'village' atmosphere and within strolling distance of the cosmopolitan lifestyle on offer in Cheltenhams centre. The famous shopping districts of Montpellier, Tivoli and The Promenade, with their lively café and restaurant culture, are within close walking distance, and the town centre, home to many internationally renowned festivals including Jazz, Music and Literature, is a 15 minute walk. The appeal of this location is its easy accessibility to Cheltenhams world-renowned schools with The Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close and Airthrie Preparatory all within a mile. Communication links are also excellent to the M5, A40 and A435 and Cheltenham Spa train station is a short walk. The immaculate Cheltenham Ladies College Sports centre is also situated in Christchurch Road, offering membership for tennis, swimming, squash, fitness classes and two well equipped gyms.
All mains services are connected
Of worthy note, Cranford is not listed, it is in a Conservation area.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292