If Skyhaus could be moved to Maida Vale, it’d be worth many millions. You’d marvel at the high-gloss, 21st-century funk and be thrilled that you were near the lights and sights. Secretly, though, you’d hanker for green spaces, open country and the opportunity for some low-key provincial pottering.
Luckily, you’ll find Skyhaus in Cheltenham Spa, so families and couples get the cream of two amazing worlds. Skyhaus is so beautiful that it looks like an upmarket art gallery; so huge, you could hold an exhibition in it; and so luxurious that you’ll want to touch the many textures or just loll around in the pool or on hanging chairs.
Yes, a skybridge. (It links the luxurious bedrooms.) From the kitchen, slide back the doors onto a fantastical outdoor world of terraced decking, all-year heated pool and hot tub amid an Asian tropical garden. Fire up the chimenea, pop open the wine and wind up the conversation in convivial surroundings.
Take life outdoors all year round. Slide back the kitchen doors and slip out to a barefoot world of delicious decking and Asian tropical landscaping.
With the sun glinting from the house’s glass façade, dine and drink on the deck around the gas-fired barbecue. Lounge and laze or plunge into the pool, heated all year round.
After dinner’s done, follow the wooden stairs past the luscious landscaping to the hot tub. Fire up the bubbles and break into some bubbly. Gaze at the sparkling stars, toast the mood and savour the taste of real wellbeing.
Skyhaus sits silent and stylish in residential Regency Cheltenham Spa. Walk in to a world so open, tasteful and chic that the impression is of a contemporary-art gallery. Above you, glass-panelled skyways link the bedrooms; ahead lie acres of wooden-floored elegance.
Take a left for the living room. Get together here on squishy sofas and beanbags for lazy days or movie nights in front of the 60” TV. Light floods in through the picture windows. Slide back the doors, dive into the pool or head for the hot tub. Life here flows from out to in and back again like the tracks of a cat.
So you might prefer all hands on deck. It’s easy to adjust to outdoor living when the pool is heated year-round and the hot tub sits invitingly atop the tropical landscaping. Mix up a cocktail or two and relax.
As you enter the Skyhaus, if you’re not blown away by the cavernous entrance and overhead skyways, the kitchen should do the job. In space-age high gloss, it gleams its stylish promise from every surface.
Take your skills to the limit, or take a day off and call up our chef for a one-off celebration or a fully catered holiday.
The dining room comes with space for ten and a view through the picture windows over the garden. This is a place to linger over the linguine, pause over the Prosecco and take time out with the people who matter.
Eating out? Take tea on the terrace or head into Prestbury to The Royal Oak, purveyor of real ale and real food at one of The Telegraph’s Top 70 Inns. For Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Lebanese, or just bangers and mash, head into Cheltenham, food capital of The Cotswolds.
Bedrooms linked by space-age, glass-sided skyways will always add a frisson of fun to bedtime, but it’s the lavish luxury and the sense of being washed over with waves of wellbeing that really excite.
There’s space here for 14 in six double bedrooms, with one room doubling up on doubles.
Three bedrooms come with large TVs. Two bedrooms are en-suite and there’s a shared bathroom for two others. A further WC downstairs ensures long soaks don’t mean short tempers. Relax in an oasis of cotton sheets, oak furniture and calm white interiors.