The Dutch Barn forms part of an exclusive development of four properties situated on the old Glenfall Stables site. This former racing stables was owned by former jockey turned trainer Jim Wilson. The winner of the 1981 Cheltenham Gold Cup, Little Owl retired here and other winning horses trained here, such as Taberna Lord, winner of the 1987 Golden Hurdle Final. Glenfall Stables has been completely rejuvenated over the last two years and now boasts four detached, bespoke homes all with a unique character and style.
The Dutch Barn itself enjoys a corner position within this development and has unique styling with an industrial feel inside and out. Clad in cedar wood and pressed aluminium the curved roof is typical of the commercial Dutch barns originality.
The emphasis is on open plan living with incredible light coming through the plethora of powder coated aluminium doors and windows. These make the most of the exceptional position the property enjoys with views over the private courtyard and
gardens as well as the adjacent farmland and rolling hills of Gloucestershire.
Built to an exacting standard with high quality finishes throughout the property enjoys a bespoke kitchen, underfloor heating and incredible detailing. This is first seen in the double height entrance hall with its bespoke metal and glass staircase leading from the ground floor to the galleried landing. On entering the property you will enjoy the first of the views through to the rear terrace and gardens beyond as well as the first of the five sliding double glazed aluminium doors which opens up the whole of this side of the property. This then leads through to the exceptional kitchen/dining room fitted with an
extensive array of bespoke units which have a sleek handle-less design, a number of cupboards, integrated appliances and large central kitchen island with breakfast bar. The ground floor spaces are seamlessly linked with large 1.2m x 1.2m concrete style tiles complete with under floor heating. The semi open plan living continues through to the large sitting room which has both front and rear facing windows and doors making the most of the views.
The first floor again has good detailing throughout with barrelled ceilings and an opulent master suite enjoying one side of the property. This exceptionally large suite has an incredible bedroom area with a bank of opening sliding doors to fully appreciate the exceptional views. There is also a large dressing area and en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, wet room, WC and hand basin. The industrial feel continues with sliding barn style doors. The first floor is concluded by the guest room with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and family bathroom.
This property offers extremely high levels of energy efficiency from fully insulated walls, floors, roof and high performance windows/glazing. To give any new purchaser further confidence the property is backed up by a 10 year warranty.
Charlton Kings lies to the south east of Cheltenham. There are excellent state sector schools in the village as well as the independent
St. Edward’s School. Cheltenham is renowned for its fine architecture, national hunt racing, quality shopping and excellent schools. There are good sporting and leisure facilities in the area including several gyms and leisure centres, swimming pools plus tennis, squash, hockey and golf clubs. Access to the motorway network is via Junctions 10 & 11 on the M5. There are train services to London and other major cities from Cheltenham Spa.
The property is approached via a quiet country lane on to a private parking area and in turn the large double garage. This has a barrelled ceiling, mirroring the main house, and can be accessed
from the living room. There is further parking for a number of cars lined by a Cotswold drystone wall and pedestrian access to the property. The patio wraps around the outside of the house giving it a variety of vantage points and seating areas. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and abuts the open farmland. Planting and screening provides privacy. The architectural style continues with large, steel, industrial light fittings both inside and out.
Double height entrance hall
Open-plan kitchen/dining room with substantial floor to ceiling glazing
Semi open-plan sitting room
Opulent master suite with bank of glazed windows
Substantial dressing room
En suite bathroom
Guest bedroom with en suite
Two further bedrooms