This medieval manor house is home to original features both inside and out, writes Sammy Milton
Nestled in the picturesque location of Long Ashton is this grand family home. Of an incredible calibre, it stands proud in level grounds of c.5 acres and benefits from a wealth of original features – all just three miles from Bristol city centre.
Lower Court is a substantial Grade-II listed, 13th-century medieval manor house. If you’re looking for a home with a wow-factor, then you’ll certainly find it here. Spread out over three floors, the immense quality of the home is immediately apparent as soon as you enter through its doors. Arrive through the grand entrance hallway (with original parquet block-flooring!) and you’ll find a snooker room on your right. Featuring reams of natural light thanks to windows to the side and front, there’s a pleasing fireplace with a sandstone hearth – offering a fantastic space for Friday night entertainment.
A drawing room and another reception room are next, both benefiting from more of those wonderful period features, and there are two WCs incorporated on the ground floor – featuring classic Edwardian-style sanitary ware.
There is a playroom fit for a gaggle of children, complete with a wood-burning stove and plenty of space for fun activities, and features windows looking over the attractive gardens, and this in turn leads into the heart of the home – the breakfast room and the kitchen/dining room.
The breakfast room is an opulent addition. There’s an original cast-iron feature oven, oak flooring and a wonderful southerly aspect, perfect for cosy eating in the mornings. The kitchen is this home’s hidden gem. Fully fitted with American cherry wood, there are wall and base units, a central island with seating and a huge range of integrated features to keep any budding chefs happy. As well as this, there is a triple Aga, access to a handy pantry and further access still to a utility room – you’ll never be short of space here!
An office and a useful workshop/bootroom completes the ground floor accommodation, ideal for those who work from home or if you’d simply like two more entertaining spaces, the choice is up to you!
Upstairs on the first floor you’ll find four of the wonderful bedrooms. The master is – of course – splendid, complete with a feature fireplace, views of the beautiful gardens and access to a luxurious en suite. As well as this, there’s a dressing room benefiting from wardrobing, storage and shelving.
The further three bedrooms are bright and spacious and a Jack and Jill family bathroom completes this floor with a freestanding bath, WC and a marble-tiled shower.
The third and final floor of the home houses bedrooms five and six (this one is currently being used as a gymnasium) and further access to three huge attic storage rooms.
If this wasn’t enough for you, there’s also a stable block, car port, two workshops, garden shed and stores and a 13th-century chapel, all within the grounds! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Agent: Alexander May Long Ashton, 01275 393 956, www.alexandermay.co.uk