Please quote ref AH0137. Some may say Cheltenham is awash with apartments, like many cites. Whilst the gravitation to period apartments maybe to Montpellier or Tivoli, these areas also come with a heavy price tag. This property is located in an exceptionally convenient part of town, central to the High Street shopping district and yet securely tucked away in its own oasis. St Marys, or now Shaftesbury Hall, was Built as the women's hall for the Church of England teacher training college and used as such 1869-1961. It was later converted into apartments and due to its grade two listed status retains all of its original splendour as an historic piece of Cheltenham architecture . The impressive entrance is via electric gates to your own designated parking bay. The walk to the main door is through the simple and smart communal gardens with spots of tree shade, populated by the odd bench, a perfect place to sit and read on a summers evening.
The main door to the building is dramatic which leads into the main entrance hall. This area feels like an old school in some respects with its high ceilings and tiled floor. There are stairs and a lift to the first floor, although due to the excessive ceiling heights throughout the building you do feel as if you are much higher.
The front door to the apartment is imposing and takes you into a hallway, which gives access to all the rooms. The first of which is the main living room. This is dressed with enormous sash windows to two sides, flooding the room with light. The shape lends itself well to a dining table being positioned at the one end and lounge at the other and it is linked by double doors to the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, good and fridge/freezer.
Well laid out, the apartment then has the bedrooms at the other end, both double with high ceilings and the same, dramatic, large windows. They can accommodate wardrobes in each. The bathroom is at the end of the property with a shower over bath and toilet. There is a separate toilet also, for guests that can be paired with the guest bedroom if required.
I need to convey that this property feels tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town life and yet as soon as you walk out of the gates you are right in the centre of it with walks to shops, restaurants, bars and much more. The parking is essential in modern life but you will have to be careful the battery doesn't run flat here, through lack of use. It's all there a walk away. Contact the agent, Adam Halliwell, for more information and see the link to the property report with lease details.