This is a property that can truly be said, without exaggeration, to have it all. And it is rare that homes like this come to the market. The lifestyle it offers simply cannot be bettered.
The best of all worlds.
The location itself is extraordinary. On the one hand it's within walking distance of Clifton Village with its vibrant mix of boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. This makes it equally convenient for a number of extremely prestigious independent schools. The city centre is easily commutable and travelling further afield is equally convenient with junction 19 of the M5 a short distance away and great road links to Bristol International Airport just 8 miles away.
Having said that, the local environment is such that you may struggle to leave. The property is set on the site that was the botanical gardens of Bracken Hill House, an elegant Victorian mansion originally built by the prosperous family (founders of the famous tobacco firm of wd and ho Wills). It is one of just six homes in a gated community that has exclusive use of these old botanical gardens and peaceful woodland.
Step outside these idyllic environs and you find yourself in Leigh Woods nature reserve. Meandering footpaths and cycleways lead you to the remains of an iron age hill fort, the thickly wooded slopes of Nightingale Valley and the stunning vistas of the Avon Gorge. A couple of minutes' walk in the other direction and you are in the wide open spaces of Ashton Court with its sweeping views, extensive cycle paths and ample space for picnics, rambles and numerous popular festivals.
A home that won't cramp your style
The property itself is supremely well designed to cope with the demands of today's modern lifestyles. Each room and floor flows smoothly into the next, making the living easy for a family where everyone likes to do their own thing but with great communal areas for socialising and entertaining. There's a very good balance between communal areas and quieter spaces for working or chilling out. The heart of the home is a large open-plan reception, kitchen, dining room on the ground floor which has space for the whole family. One person could be cooking another studying, a third putting together a presentation for work, while a fourth is watching TV - it all works. The snug on the lower ground floor can be used as a cinema room or playroom. Or for those now working from home it would make an amazing office space.
Four large double bedrooms, a family bathroom plus two en-suites and two more cloakrooms should keep everyone happy (even teenagers). A separate utility room makes life easier too. Equally important there's ample built-in storage throughout the house so it's easy to keep clutter under control - very handy for the family that also like to entertain. Architecturally designed to make the best use of natural light to stunning effect. The hallways and landings are beautifully designed to give space and bring light to the home. As for the style, the photographs tell their own story - this is a home with the wow factor in abundance.
Being part of a gated community has a number of advantages. There's off-road parking and a double garage (a huge bonus in Bristol). You also have exclusive private access to the communal gardens and woodland - as well as your own generous sized garden. On top of which there's the peace of mind that you and your family are living within a secure environment.
How often do you find so many positive qualities in a single property? Seldom. A truly stunning family home.
First impressions count and the hallways and landings in this house are beautifully presented so the moment you walk into this house you know it is going to be a very special experience.
This splendid room runs the length of the property and will be the heart of the house for living, socialising and entertaining. The high specification kitchen includes all mod cons essential to the modern family and is still in show home condition. There is plenty of storage and work surfaces for the chef in the house to be satisfied, and the room flows into a dining area and then to the large family reception room. A room for the whole family to enjoy. Double doors lead out onto a decked area and onward to the gardens.
Useful guest cloakroom with wc and basin.
To the rear of the lower ground floor is a good sized snug/cinema room/family room. Currently used as the cinema room and playroom this is a lovely room for family movie nights. If you are now working from home this could easily be utilised as your private home office. Double doors lead out to the lower patio areas with an under cover seating area, open seating area to the side, stylish water feature and storage areas.
Even the garage is stylish in this home. With fully tiled floor, underfloor heating and several built-in storage cupboards this is a very flexible space adding yet more of a luxurious touch to this home.
Useful guest cloakroom with wc and basin.
Very useful storage space and housing the washing machine, tumble dryer and with door to access to the bin store and front of the house.
The bedroom with the wow factor. This sumptuous room is an excellent size and has a dressing area with built-in wardrobes, which leads through to the stunning master en-suite.
Beautifully decorated and with views to the rear of the property and over the botanical gardens. This is a dream bedroom to relax in.
This stunning bathroom reflects the modern elegance of the house. With full sized bathtub, large shower enclosure, wc and basin. This is is a very sophisticated bathroom which enhances the luxury of the Master Bedroom suite.
Situated to the front of the property and currently used as a guest suite this tastefully presented bedroom is a great size and has built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.
Beautifully designed en-suite to second bedroom. With feature window to the front aspect. Immaculate presentation, large shower enclosure, wc and basin.
Another substantial bedroom overlooking the rear of the property and onwards to the communal gardens. This bedroom has plenty of room to accommodate a work and play area for a child. There are also built-in wardrobes providing useful storage.
Another good sized double bedroom, tastefully presented and with views to the front of the property. Again with useful built-in wardrobes providing storage.
Modern family bathroom, immaculately presented and with bath, shower enclosure, basin and wc.
To the front are two parking spaces in front of the double garage and gated access to the side of the house.
To the rear on the lower ground floor there are a selection of patio areas with covered and open seating areas, small storage units and a stylish water feature.
Steps up to the garden with an artificial lawn, low maintenance and perfect for a children's games area.
Decked area outside the main reception room.
Gates to the rear of the garden and exclusive access to the stunning communal gardens which were once the site of the old University Botanical Gardens. Access is limited to the residents of Overton Court and there are beautiful seating areas, recreational areas, even a Bat House, and a vast array of plants, flowers and shrubs. A very beautiful addition to life in Overton Court.