Lower Hazel, Rudgeway, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 3QP | Property for sale | Savills
2,203 sq ft(204.67 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Lower HazelRudgeway, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 3QP

    Key features

    • Unique and charming detached residence
    • Peaceful and private location
    • 3 reception rooms
    • 5 first floor bedrooms
    • Bathroom and separate shower room
    • Scope for a degree of modernisation
    • House and gardens set in 0.58 acres with 1.95 acre paddock
    • Double garage, stores and hayloft

    A quintessential country home set in tranquil and beautiful gardens with outbuildings, paddock and outstanding rural views

    About this property

    • This most attractive country home was built in 1935 and has subsequently been within the same family ownership since the 1950's. It is set in a wonderfully discreet location with extraordinarily beautifully planted grounds. As is typical with homes that have been under the same ownership for many years, the house offers scope for remodelling and modernisation but it is set in such a special plot in one of our areas most sought after locations that it represents a terrific opportunity for those seeking to not only put their own stamp on the property but also enhance its long term value.

      A gated driveway provides off-road parking for a number of cars. In addition to the double garage with electric security door, there is useful storage with a pair of adjoining stone built sheds. One housing the oil tank is also used for firewood and the other with plenty of space for garden paraphernalia. The garage in conjunction with the sheds may offer potential for conversion to an office or Annex, subject to the necessary planning approval.

      Day-to-day access is generally through the covered rear porch into the kitchen breakfast room with a built-in pantry and further storage cupboards. In one corner is the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Steps lead down into a separate utility room with a cloakroom off, which in turn leads through into a quiet and light sitting room from which to enjoy lovely views across the front garden. The dining hallway is also set to the front of the property with a gas, living flame fire set into the original chimney breast and opening to a particularly nice triple aspect living room with a woodburning open fire and a wide bay window with leaded lights and bench seating. A beautiful, well proportioned room.

      On the first floor there are five bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate shower room. The home is designed so that all of the bedrooms command views across the gardens or the countryside beyond.

      Enjoying a wonderful sunny orientation, the flagstone terrace set to the front of the property opens to a large level area of lawn bounded by extensively stocked herbaceous borders. A superb specimen Magnolia tree offers a delightful, shaded seating area to be enjoyed on hot summer afternoons. The gardens are bordered on all sides by mature hedging, ornamental shrubs and trees and the lawn continues up a gently sloping hill beyond a very large productive area of kitchen garden and fruit cages. The backdrop of tall mature trees on the far boundary certainly adds to the overall feeling of being nestled amongst wonderful ancient countryside and from this elevated position an extremely picturesque view across the wooded valley can be enjoyed. Beyond the vegetable garden, a gate leads through into an enclosed wildlife area with a large pond and timber stables with the chicken house and coop beyond. A further gate opens to a the picturesque paddock which extends to just under two acres and sweeps gently down the hillside.

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    I would buy this house for two reasons alone; its outstanding, peaceful location and its picture postcard exterior. A true country gem.

    David WildProperty agent

    Local information

    • This lovely home is perfectly placed for access to the motorway network, Cribbs Causeway and Bristol city centre. The bustling market town of Thornbury is within a 2 mile drive with an extensive range of shops, restaurants and pubs. There is a good choice of both private and state schools in the area. The former include Tockington Manor, Silverhill, Westonbirt, Wycliffe and the various schools in Bristol such as Redmaids High, Clifton College and Badminton School. Sporting venues include "The Wave" surf lake, championship golf courses, tennis clubs and many equestrian events including Badminton Horse Trials and Beaufort Polo grounds. The main regional centre is Bristol, about 8 miles to the south via the A38, while the beautiful city of Bath, with its superb architecture, history and shops, is 18 miles via the M4. Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon are also within easy daily commuting distance. Communications are excellent. Junction 16 of the M5 is 3 miles drive. Bristol Parkway station is 6 miles, from which there is a direct fast rail services to London Paddington taking 1 hour 17 minutes and the Severn Crossing is just 3.7 miles. Bristol Airport is 20 miles.

    Additional information

    • Mains Electricity
    • Mains Water
    • Mains Drainage
    • Oil central heating
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G