The most beautifully finished Arts and Crafts detached family home sited in arguably, Cheltenhams most prestigious, private road with grounds of approximately 0.6 acres and a detached coach house to accommodate three motor cars and a one-bedroom annex over.
Designed and built in 1908, St. Edmunds is a landmark property from the Edwardian Arts and Crafts era and one of the few from this period in Cheltenham. It is a home of great architectural merit with nods to its heritage in abundance, projected through bay windows, turrets, panelled rooms, stained glass and leaded light windows. Inside, the property has been the subject of continual improvements and enhancements, a clever more traditionalist contemporary style combines with the classical features that without doubt, have resulted in a home of quality and luxury, showcasing an exemplary marriage of modern living in an Edwardian home.
The house is on a wonderful scale ideal for modern family living and with a room for every eventuality. Whilst undeniably grand, it is a house that flows offering manageable space.
The principal reception space is arranged around a large hallway with a central staircase. The drawing room is set to one side, with a dual aspect view, turret window and double doors leading to the sun terrace and further to the side gardens. The dining room is adjacent and when opened up to the drawing room, makes an ideal space for entertaining. To the other side of the entrance hall is a sitting room, a lovely space also with a corner bay window and views of the grounds at the side. Across the rear of the house is the recently re-designed kitchen/family room. As with any of the best homes this area is such an impressive part of the house, bi fold doors combine with a roof lantern to flood this entire space with natural light. The units themselves are handcrafted and bespoke, with a curved island unit and bowed breakfast bar, fulfilling the vision of a luxurious room that family and guests can enjoy whilst merging the interiors to the exteriors. A large utility room doubles as a second kitchen fitted with bespoke cabinetry it is an ideal arrangement for entertaining. A formal cloakroom and second WC make up the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, from the first-floor landing, there is a master bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe and bathroom. There is a guest suite and three further double bedrooms with a family bathroom including a separate shower.
On the top floor are two more bedrooms and a bathroom which makes a perfect floor for teenage children or an au pair.
In all, St. Edmunds is one of the most beautiful and individual homes for sale in Cheltenham, finished and designed to the most discerning standards, in arguably the most prestigious address.
The house offers an incredibly private plot, discreetly set behind manicured hedging and accessed through spectacular electric wrought iron gates with a line of topiary flanking the driveway leading to parking for several cars and the detached coach house. An ideal arrangement for any car enthusiast or collector, the coach house can accommodate three cars and was designed to complement the architecture of the house and to maximise the space with the addition of a one-bedroom self-contained annex above. As with the precise detail running through the main house, the coach house is constructed and finished of equally high standards with electric doors that independently operate and a polished tiled floor. The grounds are stunning, wrapping around the house with large level areas of lawn interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and planting in immaculately kept beds. Pristine and interesting, the grounds offer a rare balance of size to that of the accommodation inside.
St. Edmunds occupies a discreet position on Sandy Lane Road, a horseshoe crescent made up of some of the best houses in Cheltenham. One of the very finest residential areas, and a highly coveted address, the property has easy access to some of the most beautiful walking countryside within the area. It has the overall 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. The village itself is considered one of the very best in Cheltenham, renowned for its exceptional local state schools, Charlton Kings Junior and Balcarras secondary and its rich community spirit. There is a wide selection of day-to-day amenities available 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. The location of St. Edmunds is idyllic for those seeking a rare balance of a countryside setting yet extremely close to culture, shopping, and schools.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
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