A wonderful family home with exceptional views and set in lovely mature grounds with adjoining paddock.
Approached via an impressive fully automated gated entrance, this most appealing 1920's family home occupies an elevated position with fine views across open countryside to the front to the wooded hillside beyond. The current owners have carried out a great deal of work and significant improvements to the house during the course of their 15 year ownership and without doubt, this is now a house of great elegance and charm. It is beautifully decorated throughout in a relaxed and uncluttered style and it is striking how out much natural light floods throughout the home with many rooms enjoying a fine dual aspect. A sweeping gravel driveway creates an impressive sense of arrival with lawns to both the front and side of the property that sweep up past mature trees on each boundary. Overall the house has a wonderful sense of privacy and a lovely country feel which is a welcome surprise given the close proximity of Bristol city centre.
On a day to day basis, the house is typically approached to the rear via a generous and sheltered flagstone terrace featuring an attractive Douglas fir loggia. On the ground floor, a small tiled entrance vestibule opens from the front to a welcoming hallway with receptions to either side. Stripped doors and exposed timber floorboards throughout enhance the Arts and Crafts style of the property which radiates a warmth and comfortable ambience. The drawing room features a wide bay window and display bay to the front with a working fireplace central to the room. The sitting room opposite, once a formal dining room, also enjoys the benefit of an open fire with alcove shelving and storage. The kitchen has been carefully designed to complement the age of the home incorporating a brick built chimney recess housing the range cooker with built in storage cabinets, an enamel twin sink unit and space for a large farmhouse style kitchen table for informal dining. Opposite the kitchen is a generous laundry room, currently used by the existing owners as a private hairdressing salon and demonstrating the flexibility that this substantial home offers. Off this room is a lovely study which is a nice and peaceful area separated from the central hub of the home. At first floor, there is a large galleried landing with triple aspect window to one end being the perfect place for a small seating area or desk. There are four double bedrooms set at each corner of the house and a well-appointed family bathroom with open shower and free standing Victorian style bath with ball and claw feet.
In conjunction with the paddock totalling some 1.26 acres, the rear terrace is of a very sensible size perfectly large enough for entertaining family and friends and bordered by a mellow random stone wall with a few gentle steps up to an expansive lawn. Adjacent to the house is a stone built garage with a high pitched roof with an adjoining store, fully secure for valuable garden equipment and power tools. A large timber storage shed is set on the far side with a further open timber log store with second garden machinery store, ideal for ride on mower. To the opposite side of the garden is the former hen house. The gardens are beautifully screened by large deciduous trees that include Oak, Ash, Sycamore and Birch and at the top of the garden a five bar gate leads to an enclosed paddock on the hillside. Whilst this is steep, two tiers have been created in order to maximise the amenity value of this area. From the very top of the paddock, wonderful far reaching views are to be enjoyed.
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I feel that the vendors have achieved a great deal with this lovely home it is not easy to capture the understated elegance of the 1920's and yet the way in which this lovely family property is presented is perfect for me. Relaxed, welcoming and beautifully light throughout.David Wild