An exceptional masterpiece set within private grounds of c3.68 acres in a Cotswold village a short drive from Cheltenham.
The Kudos is exceptional, a modern masterpiece set within its own peaceful grounds of 3.6 acres. The profile of the building is striking, it was designed to overlook the curated grounds of which it sits and be open to the elements of its natural, wooded setting. The design deploys the fundamental principles of exceptional architecture with the use of contemporary building methods, the latest materials and technology to create one of the very best bespoke homes that Cheltenham has to offer. Inspiration has been drawn from an architects brief to create a home that encapsulates the very best of entertaining in the most luxurious and indulgent way, yet with a focus on family life with practical and functional spaces. This has been achieved through clever planning and a vision for the finest detail. From the approach, behind high gates revealing very little from the road, The Kudos is compelling. The natural curves make it distinctive and unique against its more cubic modern counterparts and the immersion into its wooded setting is rare for this style of property.
Including the garaging, the accommodation spans some 11,400 Sq. Ft. and is set over four floors with an arrangement of both formal and informal spaces of living areas giving a playful yet functional feel. The natural light of the house is unsurpassable, floor to ceiling windows and doors connecting to outside are woven into each aspect of the house, drawing the outside in at every opportunity.
The accommodation is centered around an expansive turreted entrance hall which creates a flow between all the principal rooms including a performance hall opening into a substantial entertaining room. This is in symmetry to the magnificent kitchen, which features at the other side of the entrance hall, sharing the same curved outline and grand proportions. The kitchen itself is contemporary in style with a range of fitted units and high-end appliances, a large central u shaped island divides the room and from here, an opening leads to the dining room.
Adjacent is a wonderful, 20 seat cinema room which is an impressive feature. Whilst on the first floor there is a formal drawing room with floor to ceiling windows enjoying far reaching views into the woodland belt and access to a wraparound terrace. This floor is shared with the bedrooms which are arranged in two wings, each bedroom having an en suite and its own balcony to overlook the grounds. The main turret, at the centre of the property, is home to the master bedroom and dressing room with an opulent bathroom complete with a domed glass roof on the second floor.
Spanning the length of the property, and accessed from a hallway off the kitchen, the leisure suite is positioned to the rear of the house, sunken into the grounds, designed to take advantage of the gardens and landscape. Subject to the necessary consents, a swimming pool and gym could be added next to the garage. The Kudos offers ample opportunities for a new owner to create further buildings or faculties within the grounds.
The gardens and grounds at The Kudos are the inspiration for the house. Particularly impressive, they offer the rare balance to the accommodation of a home of this size. The property is accessed via electric wrought iron gates and a long sweeping driveway leading to an area for parking and the garage. Due to the position of the house within its plot, it is barely visible from the road, hidden beautifully from its neighbors and away from foot and vehicle sight. At c3.68 Acres the grounds are enchanting, with beautiful views and far-reaching stretches of parkland that surround the plot itself. The bulk of the garden is laid to lawn with a generous section of woodland on one boundary and ample space for further buildings or facilities, subject to planning.
In all, a home of distinction with the feel of a country retreat positioned within a private and glorious plot yet a short drive from Cheltenham's cultural centre.
The Kudos is positioned discreetly off a pretty lane between the popular Cotswold villages of Dowdeswell and Andoversford. Despite being semi-rural, the house is extremely accessible having the A40 within a mile of the property, providing good east/west access to London, Cheltenham and the M5, whilst the nearby Fosseway gives excellent north/south access. Also nearby is the newly renovated Frogmill Inn, within walking distance, in addition to Andoversford which offers a primary school, public house and village shop. Bourton on the Water, just 12 miles away, has a wider range of amenities as well as the popular Cotswold School. Cheltenham is within an easy and comfortable drive, just six miles and has a wide range of excellent schools including The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College, St Edward's and Dean Close. As well as superb educational facilities the town is well known for the many festivals that it holds as well as the cricket and National Hunt festivals. Walking countryside in and around the area is at its best, there are also a number of golf courses on the edge of the town including Shipton Golf Course. Local train stations in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Kingham offer regular services to Paddington and take a little under two hours.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292