Elegant Town Living
Sitting proudly on a quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa you find this elegant Regency town house. Built in 1826, the Grade II listed property is set over five floors and it is bursting with original features and oozing charm. The home has an effortless flow through the large reception rooms, out into the pretty courtyard garden, between intimate formal rooms and peaceful bedrooms. The property is outstanding and the home inside is one to be proud of.
Portland Street is an enviable address in a conservation area of Leamington. You can stroll to Haddie & Trilby for a loaf of sough dough bread or Coffee Architects for a flat white. The shops, cinema, rail station and the famous parks and gardens are on your doorstep. Highly regarded schools are within walking distance, as well as yoga studios, art galleries and music venues, not to forget a lengthy list of great restaurants. Portland Street provides access to the hustle and bustle of town centre living but close the front door and you find yourself in a quiet, private oasis - home.
From the moment you are inside the grand entrance hall you feel your shoulders drop and there is a sense of history that washes over you and a sense of warmth that calms you. On the ground floor you find a large open plan kitchen and dining room. The double doors can be closed to create two spaces or flung open to provide a vast family space to entertain in or spend time together. The original fireplace, sash windows and stylish Lucinda Leech cupboards add an elegant feel to the room. At the rear of the ground floor there is a large utility room/boot room with a cloak room and a door that leads to the pretty courtyard garden (more about that later).
The basement has two large reception rooms - a sitting room and study/bedroom. There are two options we think for this level. 1. Leave exactly as it is; two great reception rooms that can be used as playroom, study, snug, bedroom etc. 2. Create an apartment. There is a staircase to the front so there is a private access and there are French doors at the back to access the garden. You would need to add a bathroom and kitchen and gain relevant planning permission but this could be perfect for granny, boomerang children, a nanny or as a holiday let.
The back garden is a large, peaceful courtyard, which faces east, providing welcome shade on warm evenings. Laid with York Stone style flags, bordered with flower beds and boasting an impressive blossom tree, this is a stunning garden for the whole family.