A splendid, extremely versatile and beautifully finished detached Victorian villa located along a highly regarded road and standing on a generous plot with lovely gardens and a double garage
An exceptional detached Victorian villa of impressive proportions, style and character. The house has been a greatly treasured family home which has been sympathetically refurbished over the last few years and is offered for sale in the most immaculate order throughout the four floors of beautifully finished living and bedroom space. Rarely do you find a property of this architectural merit that also has a large private plot, parking and garaging all within the most idyllic location, a short walk from the town centre.
Stone steps rise to the entrance door that opens to the reception vestibule and reception hall on the raised ground floor, with a fine staircase rising to the first floor. The house has a lovely symmetry enhanced by tall windows to all elevations, high ceilings and a wonderful light and bright atmosphere. Off the reception hall, and to either side, is the formal drawing room and the dining room. Both rooms enjoy elegant period fireplaces, large bay windows and a peaceful aspect to the front of the house. To the rear, and opening to a garden room, is the well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room. As with any of the best family homes this provides a hub for family life with areas to cook and to sit and enjoy. The garden room provides a further reception space to be used as required. There is a cloakroom and a large utility, with side access to outside, making an ideal boot room.
On the lower ground floor, following the same footprint as the raised ground floor, is a separately accessed apartment comprising two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. Should a prospective owner wish, this would be an ideal self-contained area for a live-in nanny, dependent relative, guest accommodation or, to provide overflow accommodation to the main house.
There are three beautifully styled bedrooms on the first floor. The master suite with a range of built-in wardrobes and en suite bathroom in addition to two further bedrooms, also with built in cupboards, and a family bathroom.
The staircase continues to three further double bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. There are gentle nods to its era throughout the bedroom space with most rooms enjoying fireplaces, high ceilings and the grand proportions expected of its time.
The generous garden at Battledown View is beautiful and provides a lovely balance to the substantial accommodation of the house. Particularly private, the gardens are set to the sides and front, comprising more formal lawn, long established and well-stocked with mature trees and shrubs yet arranged for easy maintenance. There is a patio area to the side of the property, which is an ideal spot to enjoy the view and for outside dining. Typifying the classic four-square property, Battledown View sits centrally and beautifully within its plot. Well shielded from the road, it is discreetly positioned with a driveway leading to the off road parking, and a pathway to the double garage, behind electric gates, providing a grand entrance to the house and gardens.
In all, a wonderful home of classic architecture, beautiful inside space and quiet gardens. Owing to its location and setting it feels immensely secure, peaceful, and private. Whilst tranquil, the walk into town is extremely easy.
Battledown is without doubt one of the most desirable and highly sought after pockets of Cheltenham. A private and gated estate, it was built in circa 1859 for the gentry and as such is an exclusive address characterised by impressive homes set within spacious plots and enjoying some of the most enviable views in Cheltenham. Battldown View is set on Oakley Road, a long, tree lined avenue dotted with some of the best homes in Cheltenham. With idyllic walking and riding countryside set to one side of the estate and Cheltenhams stylish centre to the other, it offers the rare balance of town and country living that has become so highly sought after. The property is within walking distance to Cheltenhams fashionable shops, Michelin starred restaurants, salons and bars. Less than a hundred miles from London, Cheltenham nestles beautifully between the Cotswold Hills and the Wye Valley and is home to numerous prestigious schools including Cheltenham College, The Cheltenham Ladies College, St Edwards and Dean Close. Owing to this and the cultural lifestyle on offer, including playing hosts to several highly acclaimed festivals, it is now regarded as one of the places to live and raise a family.
All mains services are connected
EPC available upon request.
Local Authority Cheltenham Borough Council
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292