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This substantial period home is perfect for a growing family, writes Sammy Milton

Set in the leafy confines of the much sought-after area of Westbury-on-Trym sits Rufford – a truly exceptional family home located on Canford Lane. Boasting splendid accommodation in an overall plot of over half an acre, this exceptional home offers period charm and space throughout, perfect for those looking to relocate to one of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Spread over two substantial floors, the property is approached via a landscaped brick-paved driveway beside the large lawned front garden. The front door opens into a bright and spacious entrance hall, with the reception spaces spanning out on all sides.

To the right is the sitting room. Light and airy, natural light floods into the space through double-glazed windows that overlook the front and side gardens, and the room is stylishly decorated throughout. There are period features such as an attractive fireplace with a stone surround and high ceilings – this is the perfect place to curl up and relax after a long day.
To the other side of the hallway is the second reception room, currently used as a games room. Of an excellent size, this room has so much potential, and features another fireplace and pleasant aspects overlooking the front garden.

The family room is located behind the sitting room. Lovely and bright, it benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows and central double doors that open out onto a sunny decked terrace that overlooks the rear garden. With the addition of a table and chairs, this would be a wonderful entertaining space, perfect for summer drinks with friends!

The extended kitchen/dining room is also located to the rear of this floor. Like the other reception spaces, it features an abundance of natural light, as well as bi-folding doors that access the garden. The kitchen itself has a range of integrated appliances such as gloss cream units with Silestone worktops over, a Bosch double oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and a dual-fuel hob. There is a trendy central island and a breakfast bar providing ample seating, and the dining area is spacious and splendid. This is the place to be for busy family breakfasts or meals with friends and family! A utility room with access to the rear garden and a WC complete this floor.

All five of the bedrooms can be found on the first floor. The master is located to the front of the property, and features a fabulous dual aspect to the front and the side. This space further benefits from built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers and a further dressing area that leads off a luxurious en suite bathroom. With a double-ended bath, WC, hand-wash basin and separate shower enclosure, it’s very glamorous and completes this opulent bedroom. Bedrooms two and four are both large and feature lovely aspects, bedroom three has the benefit of another en suite and bedroom five is smaller, perfect for younger children or for use as a home study, if so desired.

A family bathroom completes the interior accommodation, fitted with a panelled bath, shower enclosure, WC and a hand-wash basin.

The front garden of the home features high-level hedgerows offering privacy, mature trees and parking for multiple vehicles, whilst the rear garden enjoys a south-westerly aspect and an array of established plants, shrubs and trees. It is a sprawling, sunny space, with a level lawn perfect for children to play on, and the aforementioned terraced area that’s ideal for sunbathing and al fresco dining. There are also garden swings and a detached garden workshop/store – formerly a double garage, it provides valuable storage space and has a courtyard area to the front.

Homes of this stature rarely come to market – register your interest with Richard Harding today to avoid missing out. 

Agent: Richard Harding, 0117 946 6690, www.richardharding.co.uk

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