If the harbour is the heart of Bristol, then this townhouse can surely be considered one of the city’s most desirable, says James Higgins
As part of an eye-catching terrace in Cliftonwood, this four-storey townhouse has a status enjoyed by only a few. Its iconic position and bright exterior make this property as characteristically Bristol as it is possible to be, and its modern design and quirky floorplan give it something house hunters are sure to find irresistible.
Old School Lane comprises a row of 24 townhouses and apartments built a little over nine years ago. Now approaching their second decade, these homes seem as much part of the harbourside landscape as the Georgian homes they neighbour. Their bright frontages and large aspects give them a timeless and classic appearance that befits their conspicuous position.
What’s more, this stunning property includes multiple balconies which offer unsurpassable views of the historic harbourside, Cumberland Basin and Brunel’s SS Great Britain!
The property is arranged across four levels. The ground floor features a kitchen/dining room besides the entrance hallway. Beneath it, there are two floors where the property’s four bedrooms can be found. Above it, there is a drawing room on the first floor and an additional fifth level providing an impressive rooftop garden.
Throughout the living areas, the south-facing floor-to-ceiling aspects create a resplendent and welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen has granite worktops, and a range of integrated appliances including an oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Adjacent to this well-planned kitchen, the dining area provides a handy open-planned space to entertain guests and the sliding doors and balcony are a perfect way to enjoy in the vista.
Further living space is provided in the seven-metre long sitting room which takes up the entire of the first floor. There are large aspects to the front and rear which makes this generously-sized room even more special. Descending to the lower floors are four double-bedrooms of varying sizes and the two largest boast their own en suite facilities. There is also a family bathroom on the lower ground floor and a handy utility room on the bottom level.
The rear garden features a patio garden with lots more space for entertaining and an opportunity for low-maintenance gardening, too. The property further benefits from two parking spaces, but given its fantastic central location, nearly everything in Bristol is just a walk away!
Agent: Knight Frank, 0117 317 1999, www.knightfrank.co.uk