- Rarely available and enviable seven bedroom Victorian family home
- Generous ground floor living accommodation
- Characterful features throughout the property
- Enclosed rear garden with mature hedgerows
- Ample off-road parking and single garage
- Convenient central location
Built in the late 19th Century, The Limes was originally built for a man who needed access to the dockyard to ship in slate for the construction of fireplaces. Previously utilised for many generations of families, the property is currently used as an effective holiday let attracting clients from all over the world.
The imposing Victorian home is situated on the corner of the tree lined, Spa Road. The property faces the bowling green and cricket grounds with the upper floors benefitting from views over the green. The home is conveniently located close to the city’s great attractions including the historic docks, Gloucester Quays Leisure Quarter, Gloucester Rugby Club and the Cathedral.
A footpath leads to the beautiful wooden framed porch which shelters the grand front door from the elements. Within the porch is a pitched roof and attractive arched windows which lead you into the spacious entrance hall of the home. The charm and character is abundant with a decorative tiled floor, mahogany wood panelling, sweeping staircase and sash windows. Doors from the entrance hall lead off to the three reception rooms and kitchen.
The sitting room overlooks the front of the home and is a wonderful light space with high ceilings and full-length sash windows. The room is packed with character features to include picture rails and an attractive feature fireplace with marble surround. The bespoke, painted wood and glass cabinetry provides ample storage for collections of books and the like.
Adjacent to the sitting room is the drawing room. This large room is a wonderful space to entertain with imposing full-length sash windows, an open fireplace with dramatic stone surround and picture rails. A wall of white painted, panelled doors divides the drawing room from the dining room which can be left closed or pulled back to provide a wonderful space for large gatherings.
The dining room is an atmospheric space to share family meals. A decorative Victorian fireplace and picture rails give character, and an external door leads out to the rear garden.
The well-appointed kitchen can be found conveniently close to the dining room. There are an excellent range of wall and base mounted, cream wooden cabinets, open shelving and solid wood worktops. At the heart of the room, set within an alcove, is the Aga in British racing green with traditional mantle above. A double Belfast sink sits under the large sash windows. An additional door opens to a stairwell leading to the basement offering scope to prospective buyers to create further living accommodation if required.
Leading off the kitchen, down a set of steps is the scullery which provides further kitchen and laundry facilities. Within the room is an additional sink, induction hob and electric cooker and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A door leads from the scullery out to the side of the home and parking area.
To complete the ground floor accommodation is a WC with wash hand basin.
Leading up the grand, sweeping staircase, you arrive at the spacious gallery landing on the first floor. From here, doors lead off to four of the seven bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The master bedroom is a large, light room with beautiful sash bay windows enjoying views out across the bowling green and park. The room has a feature fireplace with surround, practical wash hand basin and ample space for large bedroom furniture.
Bedroom two is a lovely, large double room with a traditional Victorian fireplace, sash windows and a wash hand basin.
Across the landing, bedroom three has a fitted wardrobe, sash window and a picture rail around the room. Bedroom four is another good-sized double bedroom with a cosier feel compared to the other three bedrooms. A space for the bed, nestles under the staircase with two handy built-in storage cupboards.
To complete the first floor, the family bathroom is fully tiled and incorporates a roll top bath with shower over and WC.
From the first floor, a door leads to a set of stairs which will take you to the second-floor accommodation. This is a wonderful space at the top of the home and full of character and views.
The landing incorporates a very useful kitchen area with wall and base mounted units and a solid wood worktop. There is a 1 ½ bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap, space for a below counter fridge and a breakfast bar.
From the landing are three lovely double bedrooms packed with character including feature fireplaces, Velux windows and cleverly laid out built-in furniture. This wonderful, flexible space further benefits from views over the city and green areas.
A shower room and separate WC serves this top floor accommodation.
To the rear of the property, a single garage is found alongside a lovely paved and enclosed garden area with fitted hot tub. With a door from the Scullery leading into the garden and double patio doors from the Dining Room, the outdoor area also benefits from off-road parking for approximately three vehicles whilst the side access ventures back to the front of the property with mature planted hedgerows.
Local Authority, Services & Tenure
Gloucester City council - Tax Band XXX
Mains water, drainage, gas and electric are connected to the property.