Tickenham, BS21 6SL
Stonehenge house is tucked away towards the end of a private country lane, just a short drive from Clifton and the City centre.
There are excellent communication links to Bristol's commercial centre, the fashionable Clifton Village and the motorway networks, M4 and M5. National travel is available from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and European and long haul destinations are available from Bristol International Airport. There are a number of highly regarded schools nearby including the Downs School at Wraxall and state, primary and secondary schools in Nailsea and Backwell. Clifton includes a number of respected independent schools including Clifton College, Bristol Grammar and QEH. For sporting pursuits, there are excellent bridle paths and woodland walks available from the property. Golf courses are in abundance in Failand and Clevedon and there are health clubs and leisure centres available at Redwood Lodge and also David Lloyd in Long Ashton.View property on map
Comfortably set within delightful, mature grounds, the property is believed to date from the early part of the 20th century and has been in the same family ownership for many years. Whilst the home offers tremendous scope for renovation and modernisation, the accommodation retains a wealth of the original character, much of it reflecting the architecture and style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Some of the notable details include a wonderful terrazzo tiled floor in the entrance vestibule, stained-glass panels in the door and a fine oak staircase to the first floor. Many of the rooms feature original working fireplaces and lovely windows with leaded glazing.
Currently arranged with four first floor bedrooms, there is scope to increase the accommodation (subject to necessary planning consents) through conversion of the adjacent garage and work shop.
A pathway from the driveway winds through the front garden to the main entrance door, which via a small vestibule, opens to the welcoming hallway with original parquet flooring and tiled fireplace. The sitting room is of a good size, overlooking the gardens and with a glazed door leading to the lean to conservatory. There is a separate dining room with windows mirroring the dual aspect of the sitting room and a particularly fine fireplace that is absolutely of its era. Whilst in need of an upgrade, the kitchen has space for a small breakfast table and retains character with the original quarry tiled floor and serving hatch to the dining room. A small lobby opens to the rear garden and there is a walk in pantry/utility room off the kitchen. The first floor bedrooms are all doubles and the split level landing again adds to the charm of the house.
The grounds that belong to Stonehenge house are simply magical. It is clear that the owners had spent a great deal of time, effort and money in creating a range of varied features to include fish pools, wooded glades and even a secret lawned garden. Inevitably, they are now somewhat overgrown but for the keen gardener, it would be a rewarding and pleasurable project to reinstate the gardens to their former glory. For those seeking an individual home in which they can restore and put their own stamp, Stonehenge house offers a perfect opportunity.
- Sold in February 2013
- Sitting Room
- Separate Dining room
- Kitchen with original quarry tiled floor
- Walk in Pantry
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Extensive grounds
- Garage and Workshop with conversion potential