We bought Duchess Road in 1997 and have absolutely loved living here. This is where we brought up our family and we have so many happy memories of friendly get-togethers with the other children and families in the road over the years. There is a lovely sense of community here, maybe because most of the houses in the road are family homes rather than flats.
What initially attracted us to this area was the feeling of almost being in the countryside, as Duchess Road is particularly quiet, even though we are five minutes away from so many attractions. Five minutes to Whiteladies Road, with all the shopping and dining possibilities, not to mention the cinema; five minutes’ walk from the Downs, which we have particularly appreciated during this lockdown period; five minutes from my children’s schools; five minutes from the doctors' surgery, two minutes’ walk from Clifton Down railway station.
Clifton Lawn Tennis Club 100 metres up the road as well as the Alma Tavern just around the corner, where you can often see theatre productions in their small theatre.
We considered ourselves particularly lucky as we have a long view from both front and rear of the house, so we really don't feel overlooked. The garden is of a good size for Clifton, and we have taken full advantage of it to have barbecues in the Summer. It is a real pleasure just to sit and read a book with a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) in the peace and tranquillity of the garden. We get the sun in the morning at the house end so often have breakfast outside on the patio. We tend to use the patio at the other end of the garden in the afternoons and early evening, as there is where you can catch the last rays of sunshine.
The house has a self-contained basement flat which we have let out and which has provided us with a healthy income over the years. We have had some really lovely tenants and, because the walls of the house are so thick, we hear nothing from below.
We shall be very sad to leave Duchess Road as we have a lifetime of happy memories here, but, now that our children have flown the next, it is really too big for us and we feel it is time to downsize to something more manageable.
I am sure that any prospective buyer would be very happy to live here in such a convenient and friendly spot.<br /><br />
Decorative tiled floor, dado rail surround, original coved ceiling, skylight window above the door, wall mounted cupboard and door through to the entrance hall.
Dado rail surround, radiator, original coved ceiling, and wall lights.
Triple sash windows form the bay to the front elevation. Original open fireplace with marble surround and mantle. Opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room.
Fitted kitchen with built in Neff appliances to include double oven, electric hob, coffee maker, wine chiller, space for fridge freezer, double sink unit, breakfast bar with sink unit and ample work surface area. Twin double glazed sash windows looking over the rear garden with radiator below.
Wall mounted gas fired combination boiler supplies hot water and central heating. Fitted wall and base units, plumbing for washing and drying machines, sink unit with drainer. Door leads out to the rear garden.
Situated on the half landing. Twin sash windows to the rear elevation, bath, separate shower cubicle, tiled walls, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Currently used as a second reception room. Built in cupboards to each alcove, original coved ceiling, original fireplace with surround and mantle.
Sash window to the rear elevation with an open outlook of the surrounding area, fitted wardrobes to one wall and original coved ceiling.
Stairs rise up from the first-floor landing with half landing. Window with access to enclosed flat roof. Stairs up to the second-floor landing.
With all rooms leading off and skylight window.
Tiled floor and walls. Shower cubicle, wc, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and internal window over stairs and landing.
Original fireplace, double glazed sash window and skylight window to the front elevation.
Original fireplace, double glazed window, and sky light window to the front elevation.
Window to the rear elevation with views of the surrounding area. Built in wardrobe and storage cupboard to alcoves. Sky light window.
Currently used as a separate one double bedroom flat.
Wall mounted metre and fuse box.
Three windows form the bay to the front elevation. Wood flooring, original fireplace with surround and tiled inserts.
With fitted base units, wood flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine, electric oven, fridge, and freezer. Window out to rear courtyard.
Original fireplace, wood flooring, half glazed door with window adjacent open to rear courtyard and opening through to the bathroom.
Tiled floor, windows to the rear and side elevations, bath with shower over, wc, wash hand basin. Wall mounted Valliant gas fired boiler supplies hot water and central heating.
A good size rear garden offers a great deal of privacy with stone-built boundary walls, extended lawn, flower boarders display a rich variety of shrubs plants and trees. Sun terrace adjacent to the house with steps leading down to a covered courtyard area, access to the lower ground floor and useful storage areas. Steps lead from the main house. There is a second patio area at the far end of the garden.
The front garden with paved pathway, flower borders and steps lead down to the front lower courtyard with built in storage.