The most beautifully finished and architecturally inspired detached home set in a peaceful position with far reaching countryside views close to the sought after village of Charlton Kings.
This exceptional, newly converted Cotswold stone house sits behind a gated entrance in the most discreet position, just c4 miles from Cheltenham in one direction and within a short walk of surrounding countryside in the other. The profile of the building is imposing, the mellow stone blends beautifully with its environment and the position of the house was designed to enjoy every element of the far reaching views.
The layout has been designed with contemporary living in mind. The volume of windows and the vaulted ceiling in the main reception area contribute to a contemporary approach to the space, volume, and natural light of the house. Clever details combine to produce a sociable design with the first floor organised as a considerable, open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room adjoining the raised balcony. The kitchen itself is beautifully appointed with a selection of bespoke, classic units and a comprehensive range of integrated appliances from Siemens and Gaggenau, including two ovens, a dishwasher, Quooker Tap and a Bora Pure induction hob. A large breakfast island naturally divides this space into an extensive area for seating and dining which is enhanced by an Ekol Clarity double sided stove, positioned centrally in the room. This entire arrangement connects to outside by way of bi fold doors out to an extensive balcony. A door from the kitchen area leads to a utility room and adjacent is a snug room with a short flight of steps up to a room on mezzanine, an ideal space for a study, or home office. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a boot room, plant room and WC off the main entrance hall, all of which incorporate valuable loft storage space.
The bedroom accommodation is set on garden level, with each room having access to the outside space. The principal suite, with a large dressing room and en suite bathroom, has double doors to the sun terrace and garden, which is the perfect spot to take in the vista. A guest bedroom, adjacent to a family bathroom, enjoys the same garden view with doors opening to outside. There are two further bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms and direct access to outside. Each bath and shower room is finished to the highest specification with Mandarin stone tiles to the principal en suite and Ibero Gravity tiles to the remaining shower/bathrooms. With fittings by Hansgrohe, Villeroy and Boch and Duravit, the finish is of the highest quality. The ground floor benefits from a tremendous amount of natural light and views of the landscape from two aspects.
In all, a wonderful contemporary home, with beautiful inside and outside space. Owing to its location and setting it feels immensely secure and peaceful.
Valley View House is positioned at the brow of Charlton Hill and as the name suggests, it enjoys a picture perfect vista throughout the entire Charlton Hill Valley, from inside the house and from the landscaped grounds. The property offers a private plot, discreetly set back from the road via an inconspicuous main driveway and through electric gates that open to reveal the house and driveway, sweeping around to the rear and to a double Oak carport with storage. The entire plot is enclosed by its own gardens, with formal lawn at the side opening to the grounds at the front, where an expanse of landscaped garden benefits from a planting scheme designed by Nick Adams of Adams Habermehl. A wide patio follows the footprint of the house connecting it to the gardens. A magnificent raised balcony, accessed from the kitchen/family room overlooks the outside space, designed for al fresco dining and entertaining, making the most of the view and garden through all seasons.
Much of the appeal of Valley View House is its setting, within easy access of some of the best walking countryside that The Cotswolds has to offer. Whilst semi-rural, this location is particularly well placed for easy access to some beautiful Cotswold villages, motorway networks and larger centres. Just a short drive from the house is the sought after community of Charlton Kings, which starts at the foot Charlton Hill, less than half a mile away. The village is, without any doubt, one of the most desirable places to live in Cheltenham, regarded so highly for its nationally renowned State Secondary school, Balcarras, it also offers excellent amenities including coffee shops, a Doctors Surgery, two supermarkets and an excellent choice of eateries, to name but a few. Cheltenham is within c4 miles, offering a cultural centre that plays host to many highly acclaimed festivals throughout the year. It is also well known for its excellent café culture, Michelin star restaurants and a fashionable Promenade of high street and boutique shops. In addition, it is home to a number of prestigious schools including The Cheltenham Ladies College, Dean Close, Cheltenham College, and St Edwards Senior, with the latter being a five-minute drive from the property. For the sporting enthusiast, Liley Brook Golf Club is within a walk of the property and adjacent to this is the Hilton Hotel which offers memberships for its Gym and Spa.
Under the Estate Agents Act, it should be noted that the vendor of this property is a Director of Kingsley Evans
An EPC is available upon request.
Local Authority - Cotswold Council
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292