Large Victorian house with heated pool & jacuzzi

Large Victorian house with heated pool & jacuzzi

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is a beautiful, large Victorian property built in 1857. It was substantially redeveloped to very high specification in 2015. It is in Cheltenham Spa in the heart of the English Cotswolds famous for its beautiful Regency Architecture. The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has a heated swimming pool (open in the summer) which is fenced off and therefore ideal for families. It also has a new luxury hot tub built into the deck and an outdoor BBQ/kitchen area built in. We have a young family ourselves with three girls aged 8, 12 and 13. The house has two lovely new kitchens (one in a separate guest annex). The main kitchen is open plan with woodburner, table for 16 and a seating area. It has the latest German Miele ovens. The house also has a dance studio with doubles up as a disco room complete with lasers and a smoke machine and/or yoga studio. This is huge! There is access to high speed wireless internet. We have a maid who cleans the house regularly and a gardener who also maintains the pool.

Cheltenham Spa is a wonderful town and our house is a five minute walk from the railway station and walking distance to the boutique shops and restaurants of Montpellier. Cheltenham is surrounded by hills containing wonderful villages that attract many tourists. Cirencester, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Kingham, Morten-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the Wold are within 30 minutes drive. We are also close (within one hour) to Stratford upon Avon famous for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (and where William Shakespeare was born), Oxford, Bristol and Birmingham. Our nearest airports are Birmingham and Bristol (both about 70 mins drive away). London is 1 hour and 45 minutes away and all these places can be accessed by train.

Cheltenham is in a valley and the surrounding hills are fantastic for walking and cycling. There are great shops, a fantastic theatre, restaurants,bars and a great nightlife. It is famous for it's many festivals that are held throughout the year including the Literature, Jazz, Science and food and drink festivals. Horse racing is also famous in Cheltenham. If you like horse riding there are plenty of places to ride. There is so much to see and do around Cheltenham that I'm sure you'll have a great time.

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  1. We're a couple with three gorgeous girls aged 9, 13 and 15

  2. Gerard is a managment consultant and we own a children's nursery school.

  3. We love travelling and have enjoyed 12 fantastic house swaps all over the world

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
131, Chapter House, the Ox, Petit Blanc, India Lounge
Cool bars
Crazy eights, Monty's, Montpellier Wine bar, The Revolution
Cozy cafés
Gusto, Boston Tea Party, The Stable
Retail therapy
Cheltenham arcade and Montpellier boutique shops
Bit of culture
Everyman Theatre, the Literature Festival and the Jazz Festival
Walks in the park
Pitville park and Hatherley park
Spot of exercise
Leckhampton and Cleeve hill
Day tripping
Cotwold villages such as Bourton-on the water, Burford, Bibury and Broadway, Oxford, Stratford-upon Avon, Cirencester water parks, The Forest of Dean

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