A truly exceptional country home that offers some of the very best family accommodation in its own idyllic grounds of circa 6.5 acres with panoramic views and a modernist style.
Hill Crest occupies a wonderful hilltop location just on the edge of Hartpury. The house has been significantly and impressively extended by the current owners to create a seamless flow of exceptional internal living space of 4,937 square feet over two floors.
Hill Crest is a harmonious blend of contemporary architecture in a spectacular rural setting cleverly designed to bring the landscape to the house. Throughout the entire internal space lateral living is apparent, each room having been arranged to take in the views and to offer that rare balance of functionality, with a modern approach to space, volume and light.
The spacious entrance hall leads to the principal reception rooms and although separate, the rooms flow providing exceptional space in which to entertain. The main sitting room is spacious, bright and enjoys magnificent views to the south and west of the gardens and landscape beyond. Double French doors open onto the large sunny terrace and lead through to the warm hued dining room, which can easily accommodate 12-14 people, although this room works equally well for more intimate gatherings. The dining room then leads through to the main reception hall and the bar area of the kitchen/breakfast room. This room also enjoys excellent views.
The impressive and beautiful Neptune Limehouse kitchen measures 776 square feet and is the heart of the house. This wonderful space includes a bespoke wood fired pizza oven, which can also be used to cook any sort of food, including casseroles, bread, not to mention excellent pizzas. It is also used as a wood burning fire in winter, which provides a wonderful focal point to the dining area of the kitchen, which seats up to 10 comfortably. There is a breakfast bar for 3, which completes the seating options. The kitchen is very well equipped with Neff Appliances and includes two fan ovens, a microwave/combination oven, warming drawer, large induction hob, Elica worktop extractor, dishwasher and two larders. Storage space is plentiful. Beautiful views of the gardens and May Hill beyond can be enjoyed through the 3 sliding glass doors. There is also another glass door with views to an intimate courtyard with the Japanese garden beyond.
Leading off from the kitchen is a really useful bar area with extra space for an additional fridge/freezer. Leading from the bar area is the all-important and impressive utility room, again fitted with Neptune cabinetry and space for washing machine and dryer. Double French doors lead out onto the large terrace area. Needless to say, this room enjoys excellent views too.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a cosy but spacious Snug/Second Sitting Room, currently used as a Cinema/TV room.
The other principal reception room on the ground floor is the magnificent Study with the most stupendous views to The Malvern Hills and the Black Mountains. The Study has floor to ceiling windows through which these views can be enjoyed. This Study could also be used as an occasional bedroom as it features an en-suite shower room, which also doubles as the downstairs cloakroom.
The last major area of the ground floor comprises the exceptional Master Bedroom Suite enjoying extensive rural views through floor to ceiling windows. This suite includes a spacious dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom by Fired Earth, with a Bastide double washbasin stand, Slipper Bath, Walk-in Shower, WC and Bidet. There is a large storage cupboard housing the hot-water tank just for the Master Suite.
The staircase rises to the excellent bedroom space on the first floor and a ladder to access the spacious loft area, ideal for storage. Bedrooms 1 and 4 on this level enjoy en suite facilities. Bedroom two is a beautiful space, with idyllic south facing views over the gardens and broader land. There is a further bedroom and luxury family bathroom with a shower and bath.
The Mitsubishi Air Source Heat pump supplies energy for the heating and hot water systems. There is also separate electric underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast area. The property also benefits from 16 solar panels fixed to the roof of the Studio, which supplements the energy requirements of Hill Crest and makes the house energy efficient.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS:
The extensive gardens comprise a small arboretum, a Japanese garden, an intimate Mediterranean courtyard, large paved south facing terrace and are surrounded by the property's own pastureland, divided into two large fields, which feature many species of trees and mowed paths, excellent for dog walking. The views from the gardens and pastureland are beautiful and extensive.
The electric driveway gates provide access to ample parking space for at least 15 cars and the double carport. Also, within the grounds is a pretty summer house which includes a shower/wc and the 4-6 person Jacuzzi hot tub. There is also a large studio/workshop/garden store in the grounds, which has ample storage space and can be used for a variety of purposes. It is currently used as a home gym and garden store.
Hill Crest is situated in an unparalleled and beautiful location, enjoying the most breath taking views on the edge of the village of Hartpury. This sought-after village is home to the world-renowned Hartpury University, known for its exceptional equestrian, sporting and agricultural facilities. Within the village itself community life is thriving, centering around the village hall, a popular public house, a veterinary surgery in addition to an excellent primary school.
The city of Gloucester, a mere 4½ miles away, offers a more comprehensive range of facilities. There is a mainline railway station with services to major cities including Birmingham New Street, Oxford and London Paddington. Cheltenham's cultural centre is also within a short drive, just 12 miles away.
Undeniably, the charm of this area is the breath-taking countryside surrounding both the village of Hartpury and the neighbouring towns, making it an exceptional area for sporting opportunities including walking on The Malvern Hills, equestrian pursuits, golfing and rugby at Gloucester and Worcester. Cheltenham is home to numerous prestigious schools including Cheltenham College, The Cheltenham Ladies' College, and Dean Close, not to mention its racing and cultural festivals. The larger centres of Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham are all just over an hour away by car.
Mains water, mains electric, mains drainage, high speed internet.
EPC available upon request.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292