An impressive detached house with versatile
accommodation with views and direct private
access to Clifton College.
The property is well placed for schools in both the state and private sectors; Clifton College, Clifton High School, Christchurch Primary School, Queen Elizabeth Hospital School and Bristol Grammar School are within walking distance and Badminton School for girls is close by.
Pleasant walks and cycling can be found on The Downs, Ashton Court, Blaize Castle and Leigh Woods. Excellent shops, bars and restaurants in Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road. There is also extensive shopping available at Cabot Circus, Park Street and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Hippodrome and Colston Hall can all be found in the City Centre.
The property was constructed circa 1860 and retains much of its original detail including fireplaces, cornice, ceiling roses and many of the sash windows include the working shutters. The southern and eastern elevations are constructed from stone with ornate bath stone quoins and window detail, whilst the western elevation has been rendered with the addition of the substantial kitchen/breakfast room that enjoys the outlook across the gardens.
The ground floor has a vestibule with glazed fan light and double doors leading through to the reception hall, with feature stained and leaded windows, top lights and the rising staircase to the upper floors. The drawing room has a dual aspect with an attractive fireplace as the focal point and views over the front garden. Located off the reception hall, there is a sitting room with a feature fireplace and a door leading to the wonderful open plan kitchen/breakfast room which has a central lantern letting the light flood in and there are double doors leading out to the raised terrace and garden. The kitchen contains a range of wall and base units, various integrated appliances and electric Aga.
Beyond the stairs is a utility room and separate WC as well as a door which provides access to the lower ground floor.
The first floor has a laundry on the half landing and off the main landing, there is the master bedroom with a double aspect, en suite bathroom and access to a study/bedroom 6/dressing room which is also accessible from the landing. A second bedroom also has an en suite bathroom. The accommodation continues to the top floor where there are three further bedrooms, two with en suites and bedroom 5 has the use of a separate shower room.
The Garden Flat
The garden floor flat has a separate entrance but is also connected via an internal staircase to the principal home. The accommodation includes a large kitchen/sitting room with a double aspect. There are two bedrooms with en suites and both rooms have a further bedroom beyond making four bedrooms in total. These two rooms have double doors that lead out to the garden.
Fixtures and Fittings
There are valuable light fittings in the property, special light fittings are excluded from the sale. The fireplaces in the drawing room and the sitting room do not comply with current fire regulations as they need a ventilation system installed if they are to be used. The free standing pine dresser in the kitchen is excluded from the sale.
The property is approached by electrically operated gates that give vehicular and pedestrian access to a gravelled area and off street parking for several cars. The front garden has box hedging and is a level lawn with a mature hedgerow providing privacy.
The rear garden is level and enclosed. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked borders including specimen trees such as a magnolia, twisted hazel and a cherry blossom. These gardens are accessible from a raised terrace off the kitchen/breakfast room which is ideal for entertaining. Of particular note, is the pedestrian access directly into the Clifton College Campus. There is also a single garage with personal door from the garden and an outside w.c.
Square Footage: 4806 sq ft
The M32 is about 2 miles away and the M5 (J17) is about 5 miles away. Bristol Airport is about 9.4 miles away and Bristol Temple Meads (about 2.9 miles) has a direct line to Paddington.
Directions (BS8 3EE)
Havard House is the sixth house on your right when turning right out of Guthrie Road on to Pembroke Road. Access is via a gated entrance opposite All Saints Road.