Unrivalled Quality and attention to detail underpin the family values of this property with the latest home technology bringing you right up to date with the 21st century. Gloucester Lodge is the vision of noted developer Geoff Milton who has taken the circa 60 years of experience and know-how and invested into the design and finish with no expense spared. Gloucester Lodge offers decadence and style whilst keeping the comforts of home at the heart of its design ethos and delivers on every level of its owner’s vision to create a home that will meet the high expectations of discerning buyers. Whether it be for entertaining busy professionals, a growing family or a peaceful retreat to enjoy the long days at home, this stunning residence is sure to inspire its new owners by being rest assured that they are the first to experience all the new features and fittings.
The approach to Gloucester Lodge takes curb appeal very seriously and does not disappoint, using impressive Tudor design ques from the exposed beams that give the home its distinctive look, to the Limestone drive that compliments the shrub and ornamental borders giving a formal, urban landscape feel to the enclosed front drive. The suggestion of a glazed balcony, Orangery and bi folding doors when passing Gloucester Lodge captures the imagination of what lies beyond the front door, and at dusk the garden lighting merges with the internal illumination to create a spectacular show of light that enhances the impressive features.
Upon entry, the home instantly radiates the quality and finish that you would expect from its impressive demeanour, with porcelain tiles leading you through the home and practical design additions such as a workstation overlooking the courtyard garden, coupled with a cloakroom and a vaulted stairwell. The lounge is one of many points you truly appreciate the lengths to which the homes attention to detail has been taken, to create the perfect balance of light and space that merges seamlessly between the dual outdoor areas to combine with the internal features of the property. The Ornate strapped plaster ceiling designed by Moran and Wheatley runs through the home and is anchored by a central fireplace with Mandarin Stone porcelain floor tiles that are gently warmed by the underfloor heating. The Oak Orangery off the lounge offers a second reception that is the perfect space to relax and unwind, whether it be with friends or family, summer or winter the natural light of this room combined with the warm glow of the floor and down lighting transitions perfectly with both the alfresco garden and dining room that leads off this feature filled room. The bespoke Oak kitchen has been handmade and fitted to perfection with all the integral hallmarks and features you would come to expect from a property of this calibre.
Externally the home has taken the available space to the next level in creating idyllic outside retreats that merge seamlessly with the internal living spaces. The two gardens offer versatility of use whether it be a tranquil break away space to enjoy through the day or for hosting an evening dinner party with friends and family, both the Secret and Alfresco gardens are electric in their ambiance and will deliver in keeping their owners happy and guests inspired. The Ballen Stone paving, French Oak timber Pagoda and external lighting combine with the outdoor preparation areas and seating to create exciting living spaces day and night. The open fire/BBQ area in the Alfresco Garden with the back to back chimney to the lounge takes centre stage rising above the property and creating an impressive focal point for the home.
The first floor continues the premium finish and detailing with four bedrooms set over two floors. The master bedroom, as to be expected is the show piece to the sleeping quarters with its own dressing area, split level ensuite with designer bathroom, built in bay seats and headboards and beautiful oak balcony that offers views to the front aspect of the home. The visual impact created by the combination of spaces will be enjoyed long into the future. The second bedroom with designer ensuite competes for your attention with white oak engineered floors, built in cupboards and bespoke fitted headboards. The third bedroom is accessed via spiral stairwell, adding a sense of fun to the first floor, with stunning views and its own ensuite, the guest bedroom and bathroom complete the first floor layout without compromise on finish or quality.
A unique design feature to Gloucester Lodge is the versatility of the West Wing of the home. An independent stairwell leads from the master bedroom to a further ground floor reception area that has full width bi folding doors to the drive, its own shower room and substantial utility room. This space has been designed to accommodate a wealth of potential living spaces, from a gym and games room, or a large office space with separate staff access for those looking to move their business closer to home, the space can also accommodate vehicle parking with the floor being engineered to hold most luxury vehicles. With its own independent ground floor access there is real opportunity for the West Wing to be turned into an annexed living accommodation for those looking to bring wider families together, with the utility room fully prepped for conversion to a kitchen should the need arise. The layout has been thoughtfully laid out to keep the right balance of independent living if required, whilst ensuring the space remains connected and integral to the home if not, via a ground floor hallway connecting back to the main house.
Within the utility room the vendor has proposed an option to all interested parties to create a fifth double bedroom with an ensuite subject to offer. The fifth bedroom will be finished to the highest standard to mirror the existing rooms with a detailed specification list available on request and works to commence on exchange of contracts.
Gloucester Lodge is located within the popular village of Frenchay, and offers quick and easy access to local motorways, M32, M4 and M5, excellent transport links including Metro Bus and Parkway train station and a short drive into Bristol City Centre. Frenchay has a rich and varied history, dating back to 1600's and made popular in the 18th century when wealthy local merchants and landowners chose to build their manors in Frenchay, due to its beautiful local scenery. And with the Frome Valley and Frenchay Common serving as the back stop to the village, it’s easy to understand why, with its stunning walks along the Frome River and open spaces to explore, all within a short walk of Gloucester Lodge.<br /><br />
Ornate Brazilian Mahogany stairwell with Moran and Wheatly Plaster Niche, Cornicing and Ceiling Rose, bespoke hanging lights rising to a vaulted ceiling and Velux window, Mandarin stone porcelain tiles with zoned underfloor heating, computer station with timber framed double glazed Brazilian Mahogany window overlooking the Secret Garden, manifold cupboard to under floor heating, coat and CCTV cupboard, door to main bathroom, wall mounted touch screen home computer system.
Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and floor tiles with zoned underfloor heating, Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor low level WC and basin with Hans Grohe Axor taps by Philip Stark over Duravit Cube vanity unit, heated towel rail, backlit wall mirror, handmade Oak framed long wall mirror, extractor, LED ceiling and vanity lighting, shaving point, inset storage areas with glass shelving and spotlights, Brazilian Mahogany double glazed window.
Ornate strapped plaster ceiling and cornicing designed by Moran and Wheatley of Bath, fire place display, with Moran and Wheatley surround tiled hearth, to accommodate a gas/electric fire, 75 inch Samsung Smart TV, Mandarin Stone grey polished concrete porcelain tiled Floor with zoned underfloor heating, Led lighting system, Oak glazed door to hallway, engineered Accoya framed timber glazed double doors to Orangery, two engineered Accoya framed timber French doors to Alfresco Garden in Anthracite, Engineered Accoya framed timber Bi Folding doors to Secret Garden in Anthracite.
Oak framed Orangery with double glazed blue tint argon filled Pilkington Glass aluminium framed Lantern ceiling, engineered Accoya Framed double glazed window units, Led illuminated shadow gap lighting, down and strip lighting, Mandarin Stone porcelain wall and floor tiles with zoned under floor heating, Engineered Accoya framed timber Bi folding doors in Anthracite to Alfresco Garden, Engineered Accoya framed timber doors in Anthracite to dining room, TV Point, wall mounted touch screen home computer system, two communications cupboards with additional chokes installed that can accommodate further lighting etc, key storage cupboard, gas point.
Mandarin Stone porcelain floor tiles with zoned underfloor heating with control panel, Moran and Wheatley plaster ceiling, cornicing and ceiling rose, oak framed glazed doors to hallway, Engineered Accoya framed timber French doors in Anthracite to Orangery, LED wall and ceiling lighting.
Bespoke, hand built to measure solid Oak kitchen with integral handmade Shaws Belfast sink, integral five point gas hob with stainless steel pan rails, two fan ovens by Miele, integrated granite preparation stone, oak chopping block, wall mounted chalk menu board and secret cupboard, built in pantry cupboard with plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer, space for freestanding American fridge, dishwasher and wine cabinet, three timber framed double glazed windows, circular Oak breakfast table, Oak framed double doors to main hallway, bespoke chevron Oak feature wall, shadow gap lighting and under lights, Oak shelving. Door to central hallway with rear and front access and boiler room.
Mandarin Stone tiles with Oak surround borders and lighting, TV point, two radiators, Engineered Accoya framed timber bi folding double glazed doors in Anthracite to drive, Coms cupboard, discreet LED lighting, internal glazed window, spot lights.
Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor rimless WC, basin with Hans Grohe Axor taps by Philip Stark over Duravit Cube, vanity unit, Hudson Reed LED shower, heated towel rail, sensor wall mirror, Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and floor tiles, extractor fan, LED lighting, Brazilian Mahogany double glazed window.
Bespoke built to measure solid Oak work tops and cupboards with integral handmade Shaws sink. Space, electrics and plumbing ready for white goods, Brazilian Mahogany timber framed double glazed window and port hole window, circular Oak breakfast table, integrated granite preparation stone, airing cupboard, Mandarin Stone Porcelain floor tiles, radiator with zoned heating, extractor fan, TV point, Spot lights, airing cupboard, shadow gap lighting, double doors to porch with home computer point and entrance cupboard, walk in larder with Oak chopping block, wall mirror with wall and basin unit.
Brintons carpet, Moran and Wheatley plaster ceilings and cornicing, door to loft room.
Oak shelving, bay window seat and storage, bespoke king size headboards with lighting, Grey Oak engineered flooring, three radiators, spot lights, wall mounted Samsung Smart TV, wall mounted home computer system control, ensuite, stairs to ground floor, loft access, step up to custom built wardrobe and dressing area with glazed panel and dressing table, Brazilian Mahogany double glazed window.
Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor, rimless hygiene glaze WC with senso wash seat, basin with Hans Grohe Axor taps by Philip Stark over Duravit Cube, vanity unit, Jacuzzi bath with Oak bath panel and Hudson Reed digital shower, sensor wall mirror, Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and floor tiles, extractor fan, Velux window, LED lighting, zoned heating, heated towel rail, double glazed Velux window.
Double glazed box bay windows and French doors to balcony, kinetic external lighting, Douglas Fir decking with glazed balustrade, uplighting.
Off the floor Custom built wardrobe with shadow gap lighting, shelving and bespoke king size headboards with lighting, light grey Oak engineered flooring, two radiators, spotlights, 43 inch wall mounted Samsung Smart TV, airing cupboard housing pressurised water cylinder, tiled skirting, glazed door to ensuite, two Brazilain Mahogany double glazed windows.
Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor, rimless hygiene glaze WC with senso wash seat, his and hers basin with Hans Grohe Axor taps by Philip Stark over duel Duravit Cube, vanity units, Hudson Reed digital double shower in glazed enclosure, Jacuzzi bath with Oak bath panel, heated towel rail, sensor wall mirror, Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and drift wood floor tiles, under floor heating, Oak built dressing table with mirrors and lighting, built in wardrobes, four Velux windows.
Custom built wardrobe, shelving and bespoke double Devan headboards with lighting, Oak framed mirror, TV point, Brazilian Mahogany double glazed window, light grey Oak engineered flooring, radiator.
Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor, rimless hygiene glaze WC with senso wash seat, basin with Hans Grohe Axor taps by Philip Stark over Duravit Cube, vanity underlit unit and tallboy cupboard, Hudson Reed digital double shower, heated towel rail, bespoke Oak sensor wall mirror, Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and floor tiles, extractor fan, LED lighting, shadow gap lighting, double glazed Brazilian Mahogany window.
Spiral stairwell with rope handles leading to loft room, six Velux windows, herring bone tiles, Oak flooring, spot lights, floor and ceiling lights.
Walk in Hudson Reed shower with glass enclosure, Duravit, Me by Stark off the floor, rimless WC, wall mounted basin, Mandarin Stone Porcelain wall and floor tiles, heated towel rail.
Ballen stone paving with Douglas Fir timber decking, French oak pagoda and garden seating, out door hot and cold, wash hand stone basin and preparation area, LED kinetic remote controlled outdoor lighting with wall mounted and bench lighting, outdoor TV point, feature stone arches, side gate.
Ballen stone paving with Douglas Fir timber decking, French oak pagoda and garden seating, BBQ area with built in chimney, hot and cold wash hand stone basin and preparation area, LED kinetic remote controlled outdoor lighting with wall mounted and bench lighting and drop lantern lights, outdoor TV point, side gate to front.
Ballen stone paved drive, electric gate and side gate with intercom, shrub borders, LED kinetic garden lighting, bin store, garden tap, Wrought iron fencing, raised stone shrub bed with trees Camera Intercom/security entrance system, Oak posts with lighting.