Elkstones – Information
Elkstones is located on the edge (but only ten minutes’ walk from the centre) of Chipping Campden; a vibrant village in the heart of the Cotswolds with the enviable accolade of the most beautiful high street in England. There are an abundance of cafes, restaurants, country inns and specialist shops to browse until your heart’s content. The ancient town centre offers a plethora of architectural styles whilst the beautiful Cotswold stone cottages will simply take your breath away. Chipping Campden is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a conservation area, and there are many beautiful walks nearby.
The elegant exterior of Elkstones is very much in keeping with the local style, made from beautiful honey coloured Cotswold stone with lightly leaded stone mullioned windows and oak beams to the ceilings. There are beautiful stone fireplaces throughout the ground floor and the flagstone flooring with sumptuous rugs adds to the feeling of grandeur. The furnishings in Elkstones are decadent and luxurious, with rich colours and fabrics. Natural materials such as marble, slate and limestone have been used throughout the property and the overall feeling is one of utter luxury and indulgence combined with a sense of light and space.
The beautiful country kitchen is very much the heart of the house. It is an extremely spacious room with stylish Loxleys solid oak units and a central island made from solid oak, granite worktops, limestone tiled floor and fabulous seven ring range with double oven and griddle. A fabulous fireplace features on one wall with a large flat screen television over. The whole room is flooded with natural light and there is direct access onto the terrace, ideal for informal dining or BBQs. There is also a huge solid timber table with seating for up to 10, illuminated by beautiful pendant lights. A doorway leads to the utility room, keeping the laundry facilities separate.
The lounge is a beautifully light and airy room with large dual aspect windows with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Split into two areas, the first has a huge corner sofa surrounds the beautiful coffee table and provides the perfect place to relax and watch a movie on the 50” flat screen TV. In the second, more formal area, a Chesterfield style sofa and reading chairs make an excellent spot to curl up in front of the roaring log fire. There is also a Baby Grand piano should any of your guests wish to play, alternatively we can arrange for a concert pianist to come in for a private performance should you wish.
The magnificent dining room exudes elegance and style, with a beautiful greyed oak oval dining table and matching sideboard. The huge stone fireplace adds a touch of grandeur to the room whilst the luxurious upholstered dining chairs, nickel chandelier, designer glass lamps and Tondo mirror in oxidised silver complete the opulent look.
There is also a cosy study on the ground floor, with a Shargreen campaign desk and bespoke bookcase, with wonderful views of the rolling countryside, providing the ideal location to find inspiration or for reading.
The impressive entrance hall with flagstone flooring leads to the stairs with cast iron balustrade and Bruce Munro chandelier with 300 individual glass tear drops. On the lower ground floor you will find the fabulous indoor swim jet heated pool with relaxation area and sculptured ceramic feature wall with adjoining shower room and cloakroom. Adjacent to the swimming pool is the beautiful redwood cedar sauna with rainbow LED lighting, perfect for relaxing following your swim.
Also on the lower ground floor is the cinema room with giant two metre wide projector screen with surround sound and home cinema equipment. A luxurious and comfortable sofa unit runs around the room providing ample seating for the whole family to watch a movie.
On the first floor, there are five individually designed bedrooms, four with en-suite bathrooms and one additional family bathroom. There is one super king bed, two king size beds, one double bed and one bedroom with twin beds. Calming tones help create a relaxing space, and all rooms come complete with upholstered chairs, Hypnos beds, luxurious headboards, and flat screen TVs with DVD players. All bathrooms feature natural materials throughout from black marble to stone, and offer quality bathroom suites and fittings from Grohe and Duravit.
The master bedroom is an exceptionally spacious room with a solid oak four poster bed and a striking free standing mineral cast double bath with beautiful views over rolling countryside. It also has a dressing room with faux ostrich feather lined wardrobes, and a fabulous marble en-suite bathroom with a double drench shower.
Outside, the electric gates lead through to the large driveway with ample parking for several cars and double garage. Large landscaped gardens are laid to lawn to the front and side of the property, opening out onto rolling meadows to the rear (accessible to guests and safely fenced at the perimeter) with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. There are three raised terraces to provide the perfect spot for soaking up the sun or dining alfresco with built in seating, a large table and a BBQ.