Hansom Hall is handsome again

BPL447 16 January 2020

The former mission hall has been restored to its former glory

Constructed in 1882 as a mission hall for the adjacent St Agnes Church, this beautiful building recently enjoyed a stint as a gym and now provides living fit for a king.

Its marvellous design is down to prominent Victorian architect Charles Hansom – brother of Joseph Hansom (inventor of the Hansom cab) – who constructed many other Gothic Revival buildings in Bristol and the rest of
the country.

Hansom Hall’s original oak beams and stained-glass windows have been retained in the restoration, and newer features have been carefully considered.

Walking through the property’s front (solid oak) door you enter a metres-high hallway, with huge stained-glass windows and doors leading off to bedrooms. 

These are stunning and hotel-standard with neutral-coloured high pile carpets, feature walls and decorative windows.
Each has its own bathroom with Victorian-inspired vinyl tile, white units, chrome heated towel rails and a shower over each bath. Back in the hallway, if you follow the staircase up to the galleried living space, you’ll find the living, dining and kitchen area.

There’s plenty of room for sofas, a table and chairs and the entire space is flooded with gently coloured light from the stained-glass windows and skylight. The kitchen, like the bathrooms, is tiled in a mock-Victorian style, which is complemented nicely by the solid wooden surfaces, dove grey units and copper accents. It’s a fully-fitted kitchen with an integrated double oven, hob, extractor hood and fridge-freezer.

The vaulted ceilings are high and create a fabulous sense of space, but the exposed dark wood beams make it feel cosy. The entire property is fitted with gas central heating and radiators, and there are multimedia sockets pre-wired for TV, satellite and internet. 

On Newfoundland Road you’re ideally placed for access to indie district St Werburgh’s, the M32, Cabot Circus shopping centre and IKEA.

St Werburgh’s is a popular part of Bristol with a real sense of community and environmental awareness – visit the City Farm and experience farming first-hand or take a stroll through the self-build community, where each house has been individually designed and built by its owner.

You’re also excellently located for a number of different ways to stay active. There’s the climbing wall inside
St Werburgh’s Church as well as Bloc Climbing Centre further up the motorway, St Pauls Community Sports Academy and parks nearby.

Both St Paul’s and St Weburgh’s offer multiple opportunities for local grocery shopping in markets as well as bigger shops like Tesco. You’re surrounded by bars, restaurants and cafes – grab a freshly-drawn pint of something local at the New Bristol Brewery, Fierce and Noble, or Wiper and True, or pop into Baba Ganoush Kitchen for outstanding falafel or The Cauldron for a delicious roast.

This fantastic property can be bought with the government’s Help to Buy scheme which enables buyers to purchase with 5% of the purchase price deposit, 20% government loan and 75% mortgage. 

Get in touch with CJ Hole today to book your viewing!

Caitlin Bowring

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