Lovely Victorian House in beautiful Cheltenham - the heart of the Cotswolds

Lovely Victorian House in beautiful Cheltenham - the heart of the Cotswolds


Jan 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home, St James's Villa is a Victorian House dating from 1890 which has been fully modernised making it a stylish but comfortable family home. Our house comprises of a large lounge (with a woodburner, digital TV, Apple TV & DVD) which opens into a spacious dining room with a dining table which comfortably seats 8 people. We have a separate Italian kitchen (with under floor heating and Siemens appliances) and breakfast room which leads into a bright conservatory. Off of the conservatory is a downstairs toilet and playroom/games room. Doors lead from the conservatory and the playroom to our private garden which has patio, decking and lawn areas. We have a gas barbeque and enjoy eating outside in the summer. We have lots of indoor and outdoor childrens' toys, as well as a playhouse and swings in the garden.
Upstairs we have a master bedroom with a kingsize bed, an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. There are also two further single bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. On the top floor is a bright and spacious attic bedroom with a double bed. The basement has been converted into a study and storage room. We also have wireless broadband access throughout the house. We have a Cockapoo dog but she goes to doggy care when we go away. Our rabbits also go to bunny boarding.


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  1. We are Jody & Simon and have a 12 year old son and 7 year old daughter. Simon is a University Lecturer and Jody is a Family Liaison Coordinator for a children's charity. We enjoy travelling, eating out and spending quality family time together. We have now done six home exchanges and they have all been fantastic - staying in a hotel room just no longer appeals! Please do contact us if you are interested in exchanging with us - we are always open to offers although we can only consider exchanges during the school holidays. We would ideally like to be near the coast during the summer of 2019.

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Where is it?


We are situated in the Regency Town of Cheltenham Spa which is known as the "Gateway to the Cotswolds". We are a 10-15 minute walk to the town centre where there are great shops and restaurants. There are two large supermarkets within a ten minute walk. Oxford, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, as well as Shakespeare's Stratford, are all within a 90 minute drive and London is just over 2 hours away by either car and train. We live less than ten minutes walk to the train station where there are regular and direct trains to London and the rest of the UK. The picturesque Cotswold villages of Broadway, Bibury, Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold are all within a 45 minute drive away.

We love living in Cheltenham - it is a beautiful town with great architecture and is very family friendly and with a number of fantastic parks and an open air Lido swimming pool. In fact the Telegraph newspaper voted Cheltenham as the top place in Britain to raise a family in 2014 (h
The Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park are also a short drive away which are ideal for young families.

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