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A family home in Bower Ashton with space to grow

Perfect if you love the city, but value your garden space even more, this pretty natural local stone and timber clad home in Bower Ashton is just two miles from Bristol city centre and right on the doorstep of the Ashton Court Estate grounds – with a superb amount of lawn.

Step through the covered porch into the house and the lounge is to your right, with the staircase straight ahead. This sizeable reception room allows for multiple furniture arrangements and there’s space for several large sofas, as well as a bookcase or two, and double doors provide views and access to the stunning garden. To the left of the hall, the dining room is ideal for daily meals but would cater for far more than one family, and the adjoining kitchen makes for seamless hosting.

This roomy kitchen is fitted out with free-standing units and a classic tiled floor, and even has space for a breakfast table. The conservatory is accessed from the kitchen and leads to the kitchen garden, the perfect spot for a morning coffee, and a handy utility room keeps appliances such as washing machine and dryer, WC and sink separate from the main living areas. Heading upstairs to the bedrooms, bedroom one is the largest, and this dual aspect room has views of the garden and expansive built-in wardrobes. Bedrooms two and three offer potential to extend.

The family bathroom completes the first floor with a claw-foot bath and oversized shower. The top floor is home to bedroom four, a large, triple aspect room with built in storage and a four-piece en suite bathroom—also with the potential to extend. Tall windows flood the house with natural light and give every room a leafy view of the gardens, making the place feel airy and bright. The landscaped, private garden has a large pond and water feature, as well as a patio area with a treehouse, perfect for summer barbecuess and socialising. The driveway provides off-street parking for multiple vehicles and there is also a large garage plus substantial car port.

In Bower Ashton you could not be much closer to the historical grounds of Ashton Court, an 850-acre recreational area – the location of many festivals in Bristol – with endless walking, running and cycling routes, picnic opportunities, a golf course and deer parks. Just beyond the Ashton Court estate is the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge which leads to Clifton Village, a cultural hotspot with many a cobbled street and
independent cafe. Also in the Bower Ashton area is the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education of the University of the West of England, Ashton Park School, a specialist Sports College, and about 180 allotments, for which you can apply on the Bristol city council website.

The house is well-placed for Bristol’s National Cycle Routes leading to the city centre, as well as bus routes, and the Long Ashton bypass (Brunel Way, the A370). The nearby Clifton Bridge and Ashton Gate railway stations have been closed for some years but it’s possible that the latter will be reopened as part of a rapid transit link from Portishead. Don’t pass up the rare opportunity to live in this beautiful home; get in touch with Ocean today to book a viewing.

Address: Bower Ashton, Bristol

Price: offers over £850,000

Agent: Ocean, 0117 923 1866, www.oceanhome.co.uk

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