A charming detached house with origins dating back to 1834, of historic interest to Pittville, with two significant outbuildings providing scope to create another dwelling, set in beautiful partly walled gardens extending in total to circa 0.35 acres.
Brook House is tucked away off Pittville Crescent Lane and occupies a very special setting within this beautiful district of Cheltenham. Located within comfortable walking distance of the town centre as well as moments from Pittville's famous park, the property offers a rare combination of substantial accommodation, an exceptional private plot and two attractive detached outbuildings, presently used as a guest annexe and detached garage and workshop.
Subject to planning, there is great potential to join these two outbuildings up to create another dwelling in the grounds and positive planning advice has been given to that effect.
The present owners have been in residence for twenty years and in that time have made Brook House into a smartly presented home, full of light throughout the spacious and well planned living space.
Brook House is approached off the private driveway via a short pathway leading to the front. The accommodation is arranged off a generous reception hall with wood block floor, a good sized cloakroom and fitted storage and an attractive staircase with polished balustrade and ornate spindles to the first floor.
The main living room is an impressive space and comfortably houses a large dining suite so perfect for entertaining. There is a focal point of a coal effect, gas fire on a raised hearth, the continuation of the wood block floor and double glazed windows overlooking the garden. The addition of a wonderful garden room with underfloor heating, accessed via French doors from the sitting room, has created a superb space for all year round use but particularly in the summer when the bi-folding doors can be opened directly on to the covered terrace for al fresco dining. Off the hallway to the other side is a large kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with an extensive range of storage units as well as a walk in pantry with original quarry tiled floor. Fixtures include a Smeg 5 ring gas oven and fitted fridge and the room enjoys a lovely aspect over the walled front garden. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility room with quarry tiled floor, further excellent storage, sink unit, plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine as well as space for a tumble dryer. The present owners have added a good sized study to the front of the house, away from the main living accommodation so perfect as a home office. On the first floor, the bedrooms are arranged off a long landing with a window to the side overlooking the tree lined street scene of Albert Road and all enjoy the stunning view to the Cotswold escarpment. The main bedroom also enjoys a view across the private gardens and is served by a modern en-suite shower room. There are two further good sized double bedrooms and a single, served by a large family bathroom. Off the first floor landing is a traditional staircase rising to a full length boarded and insulated roof space with two skylight windows. Subject to the usual planning consents and building regulations, this space could provide further bedrooms or a wonderful den for children. The whole house is smartly decorated, warmed throughout by gas fired central heating and further insulated via double glazed windows.
Brook House is approached off Pittville Crescent Lane via a pillared and gated entrance opening up to a sweeping driveway providing private parking for several cars and leading to both the two storey guest accommodation and the double garage and workshop.
The Annexe: A pretty red brick former store, converted in 2007 and now arranged as a living area with fitted kitchenette to one wall, shower room and first floor double bedroom.
The Coach House: Arranged as a double garage with sliding electric doors and adjoining workshop with power and light and separate entrance to the front.
(See floor plan for measurements)
The gardens of Brook House are absolutely splendid and create a colourful and private setting for the house. The front garden has well stocked displays, a pretty area of front lawn adjoining the annexe and a wide terrace for outside entertaining. The garden then opens up to the side to a wonderful expanse of lawn, partly walled with the original red brick boundary, mature apple trees, rose beds, borders stocked with deciduous and evergreen shrubs and perennial bulbs. There is a hexagonal wooden summer house and a small greenhouse and to the far end of the garden are raised vegetable beds and a brick built store for garden tools and potting. A further area adjacent to the brook, with mature trees and bulb covered lawn has the feeling of a secret garden.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292