This is a truly exceptional home in one of Bristol’s most beautiful suburbs, writes Sammy Milton
Properties of this stature are rare to the property market, and looking at this iconic home on Mariners Drive, it’s not hard to see why. Situated in the much sought-after location of Sneyd Park, this is a rare opportunity to extend and modernise what truly is a wonderful four-bedroom family home.
The property sits well back from the road with a carriage driveway, garage, car port and gardens to the front and side. Arranged over two floors, it is of a substantial size, like many of the properties found in this popular suburb. This also makes it the perfect fit for a growing family!
The front door opens into the wood-panelled entrance hall, which gives a nod to the property’s original design. From here, the ground floor fans out in all directions, with no shortage of wonderful features to enjoy.
To the left is the spacious dining room. With a triple aspect and the inclusion of a lovely period brick fireplace, this is a perfect place in which to entertain guests and to stage slightly more formal occasions, such as birthdays and celebrations.
Located behind this room, to the rear of this floor, is the generous sitting room. With a huge bay window overlooking the rear gardens, it is flush with natural light, and is minimally, yet classically styled. Ideal if you have guests visiting, it is a warm, welcoming and comfortable place, with doors that lead out to a sunlit terrace, perfect for summer evening drinks.
A large kitchen/breakfast room can be found to the right of this floor. Of an excellent size, the décor is slightly old fashioned, but this space could easily accommodate a range of striking features and appliances if so desired. It further benefits from both front and rear aspects, meaning it’s bright and sunny, as well as extremely accommodating. A WC completes this floor, along with stairs that lead up to the first floor and down to the lower ground floor, where a further WC is housed.
The first floor of the home encompasses all four of the bedrooms, along with a family bathroom. The master is a huge space with views over the front and rear of the property. It has the added benefit of an en suite bathroom, as well as access to two private roof terraces which enjoy views over the gardens and surrounding area.
Bedrooms two and three are both light and airy. Each are doubles, with the bonus of built-in storage cupboards and a large balcony to bedroom three. The fourth bedroom is slightly smaller, making it perfect for younger children or for use as a home office. The family bathroom completes the interior accommodation, with a WC, hand-wash basin and a bath with shower over.
The rear garden is a beautiful blend of lawn and mature shrubbery. Along with the terrace, it’s a generous plot, and will be perfect for children and pets to play in come summer time!
The area of Sneyd Park is popular for many reasons. Close to a range of excellent schools, it’s a haven for those looking to raise children, whilst its proximity to the city centre is very desirable. Clifton Village is enviably close by, with its number of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, whilst the open expanse of the Downs and Ashton Court are easily reached by car, perfect for weekend walks.
Agent: Knight Frank, 0117 317 1999, www.knightfrank.co.uk