The house hunt goes on and I have to say not going very well. The initial idea was a practical one – to become mortgage free. This means to downsize, or move away from London, neither of which is turning out to be realistic options in truth. Just because I want to be mortgage free does not mean I want to live in a small box or three hours by train from the big city.
So when the search gets tough I like to indulge in a little ‘Millionaire Moment’ (which programme is that from? I watch so many!).
Take this Grade II Listed townhouse in Cheltenham for instance. It ticks so many of my fantasy boxes with its five reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Believe it or not, this is an en suite. I would die for a bathroom like this. I love the original features that have been preserved beautifully. The shutters, the fireplace, the built-in cupboards, and yet it has been brought bang up to date.
I take it this is the master bedroom. Such grand proportions. And look at those deep skirting boards and panelled doors. Just add french furnishings and colour!
Is that my future office I can catch a glimpse of beyond the drawing-room? Yes, drawing-room. You couldn’t call it anything else in a house like this could you?
Ok, so I’m not so sold on the kitchen. It’s a bit clinical looking for my tastes but hey, easily changed and that floor is stunning all by itself.
For anyone not familiar with Cheltenham it became a spa town in 1716, although its popularity flourished after King George III visited in 1788. Today it offers a very cosmopolitan lifestyle with many street cafes as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and wine bars. It is also well known for the many literary and music festivals that it holds along with the cricket and national hunt festivals, including the Gold Cup meeting in the Spring. So now you know.
On the market for a cool £1.5m via Savills Cheltenham.