A South facing family house extensively renovated and with strong ecological credentials
The Garden House stands within a generous plot and is tucked away, private and with a Southerly orientation. Extensively renovated during the tenure of the present owners, the property takes advantage of the wonderful orientation and has the benefit of extensive glazing and recently installed solar panels and battery storage, which aid the low running costs. C. Constructed circa 1877 and from stone, there are extensively insulated elevations under hanging tiles, windows are double glazed and with hybrid, solid wood and aluminium frames and the solar gain from the orientation creates an ambient heat all year round. The conservatory spans the entire frontage with double doors to the garden and culminates in the garden room, which has an enjoyable vista. There is direct access to the principal room and indeed the kitchen/breakfast room. The garden room is an adaptable space for formal entertaining as well as casual dining. The kitchen/breakfast room features Shaker style units and appliances including an AEG double oven, hob and extractor hood over and there is a twin bowl sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge, all with solid wood work surfaces. A Mandarin Stone floor, extends throughout the aforementioned garden room, conservatory and kitchen/breakfast room as well as the adjacent utility. The drawing room is generous in scale, more traditional and has an oak floor and feature fireplace with an ornate inset, gas effect fire, Dutch tiles and a stone fire surround. The utility room includes the prerequisite plumbing for a washing machine, there is a single bowl sink and useful storage cupboards. Located off the vestibule is a cloakroom and cupboard housing the services, whilst a gently curving staircase rises to the first floor with a picture window.
The first floor features four bedrooms; the principal bedroom is dual aspect and overlooks the garden, there is ample room for free standing furniture and the en suite facility features a double width shower, WC and vanity unity. The three further bedrooms enjoy differing orientations and elevated views and are well served by the comprehensive family bathroom. There is an attic room which is adaptable and includes a bulls-eye gable window, which is presently used as a store.
The Garden House is approached via a private drive, culminating in the detached double garage with an electrically operated sectional up and over door. There is a charging point for electric vehicles within, in addition to work storage space. The garden enjoys an enviable Southerly orientation, walled and established with notable specimens around the periphery. A sun terrace extends across the entire front elevation and provides al fresco dining whilst a loose gravelled path gently slopes down to the level lawned garden. Notable points of interest include an arbour with a climber, apple tree, Acers, some Ferns and a multitude of variegated plants.
Leigh Woods is perfectly poised on the edge of the historic Avon Gorge and is considered a quiet and sought after ward. There is good ease of access via the historic Suspension Bridge to Clifton Village with a wide array of amenities, these include bars, boutiques and bistros as well as highly regarded independent schools. On the doorstep there are rambling walks and mountain bike trails available from the Ashton Court Estate as well as a number of golf courses. For the commuter there is good ease of access to the business district via the A369 and also ease of access to the motorway networks M5 serving the South West and Midlands and linking with the M4, South Wales and London.
Square Footage: 2,918 sq ft