Front Elevation
2,874 sq ft(267 sq m)
Guide price £995,000

Pearces HillFrenchay, Bristol, BS16 1LN

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Detached period home dating to 1730
  • River frontage with fishing rights
  • Derelict grain store offering wonderful conversion potential
  • Exceptionally pretty grounds
  • Twin garages and parking for numerous vehicles

An enchanting riverside location with beautiful, well established grounds.

About this property

  • Located in a truly idyllic setting with extensive river frontage, this very special and unique home dates to circa 1730 and remarkably has been in the same family ownership for over 70 years. Approached via an impressive gated entrance with a very long walled driveway bordered by mature and colourful flowering shrubs and trees, The Old Mill offers charming, characterful accommodation over three floors. It is hard to imagine that such a delightful, hidden location exists which is so accessible to Bristol and the motorway network. There is truly a sense of being a world apart from the hustle and bustle of day to day living.

    The extensive grounds incorporate a generous area of level lawn that runs alongside the river with the most wonderful array of beautifully established and specimen plants in deep set borders dissected with winding pathways. The house enjoys almost complete peace and tranquillity, bar the sound of the water cascading over the weir and occasional passing walker enjoying the wooded footpath on the far bank.

    Within the grounds there is a substantial and attractive derelict grain store offering excellent conversion potential, subject to planning approval. There is a further stone built store, once owned by Wessex Water and garaging and parking for numerous vehicles. The grounds continue well beyond the grain store through a newly planted copse to the woodland beyond.

    To the rear of the house, a small flight of steps leads past an elevated, sheltered terrace adjacent to the conservatory to a magnificent herbaceous border crammed with colourful perennials and forming a lovely backdrop to the home and a haven for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. To the far end lies an aluminium framed greenhouse, with twin wooden storage sheds on the driveway below.

    The house is entered through a small tiled vestibule with cloakroom, opening to a generous dining room with a substantial cast iron wood burning stove. To the rear of this room is a cosy snug currently used as a music and reading room with the Aga kitchen with walk in pantry and side lobby to the far end. A small inner hallway with cloaks cupboard and under stairs storage, leads to the first floor landing with a useful laundry room and further WC and shower room. A double bedroom at the front of the property is perfectly placed to enjoy the captivating views toward the river. Also at this level is a comfortable, large drawing room with alcove cupboards and a working open fireplace. Double doors open to the well-used and well-loved conservatory and there is a study with plenty of space for two desks, with shelving for books and files. At second floor a particularly spacious master bedroom benefits from a dedicated en suite with bath and separate shower and a run of built in wardrobes and an additional double bedroom served by a separate family bathroom.

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There is nothing that the current owners enjoy more than dining under the willow tree beside the river with just the sound of the water and surrounding wildlife.

David WildProperty agent

Local information

  • Located close to Frenchay Common and to the church of St John the Baptist which was consecrated in 1834. The house is well placed for access to junction 1 of the M32 which immediately leads on to the M4 and motorway network beyond. The M32 also gives very good access to the centre of Bristol. Bristol Parkway station is three miles away where trains run at half-hourly intervals to London Paddington (90 minutes). Bristol has a number of independent schools with very good reputations, including Colston Collegiate at Stapleton, less than two miles away.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F