Detached country cottage with scope for upgrading
The cottage is in a prime rural location on the edge of the city within the former estate grounds of Failand House and forms part of a small enclave of neighbouring homes that provide a sense of security and comfort. The property is approached via a superb sweeping driveway that skirts the edge of the parkland style grounds culminating in an area of parking with double garage immediately to the front of the home. The property certainly offers possibilities for those seeking to put their own stamp on a home either by extending the footprint or simply remodelling and refurbishing the interior. A significant feature of the home are the beautiful and generous grounds. There is a lovely tranquil country feel to the surrounding areas and it is hard to believe that one is only 4.9 miles from Clifton Village, 6.1 miles from Bristol City Centre and 2.4 miles from junction 19 of the M5. The gardens are beautifully established and heavily planted with a sheltered terrace to the rear leading to a large area of lawn bordered by mature trees and shrubs with an orchard to the far end. Set to one side is a hard service tennis court which would now benefit from a degree of refurbishment. In total the grounds extend to 0.67 acres and includes some fine specimen trees to include a lovely tall Pine, Ash, Silver Birch, Conifers and a young Monkey Puzzle.
Approached via a canopied stone porch, the front door opens to a small entrance hall with staircase rising to the first floor. Set immediately off this hallway is the generous sitting room with dining area, originally two rooms but now open through with twin windows to the front gardens. There is a working stone fireplace at the far end. Set off the sitting room is a second reception room with stone mullion windows to the side courtyard and a recessed seating alcove currently used as a small study area. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of storage cabinets with breakfast bar and built in Bosch oven, grill and a four burner ceramic hob. A door from the kitchen leads directly out to the rear terrace with further doorway off this area into the rear of the garage. The separate utility is plumbed for washing appliances with space for a separate freezer and with a small cloakroom set off. At first floor there are three bedrooms, the principal room with a large en suite bathroom and featuring an extensive run of fitted wardrobes and drawers. There is a further family bathroom with shower over bath and his and hers basins set into a marble vanity unit.
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I love the contrast of leaving the city and within minutes being in such a rural idyll as Failand. A home that I will enjoy showing to downsizers and growing families alike.David Wild