Hot property | Fair old Failand

BPL442 28 November 2019

Rural surroundings and hosting space galore at this four-bedroom home

Originally spelled as Fayland, the village of Failand is archetypal country living at its best, with its own village hall and a Grade I-listed Victorian estate within strolling distance of its centre. 

At the end of the high street and next to the post office is this property; a superb detached home with expansive accommodation and beautiful garden. The paved in-and-out driveway allows parking for at least four or five cars and electric gates are found on both entrances.

A pretty porch and tended shrubs provide a lovely front to the house – step through the front door into the entrance hall and the lounge is to your left, the sitting area to your right. The ground floor is a multitude of reception rooms of generous sizes and conscientious layouts, so you’ll never be stuck for hosting space here. 

Walk through the recently decorated lounge and you’ll find a study at the far end of the house, away from noise and distraction. 

The kitchen is the hub of the home and is of generous proportions with ample preparation surface space. A central island and breakfast bar is perfect for casual meals and the open-plan layout connects the room with the dining area. This mixed living, dining and cooking area is made for parties and socialising – bi-fold doors leading to the south-west-facing garden makes hosting a dream in the summer months.

An attractive summer house sits at the bottom of the garden and could act as an additional bar or eating area; the patio enabling many a barbecue. A large and lockable shed is found to the rear.

Follow the stairs up from the entrance hall and you’ll arrive at the bedrooms and bathrooms. Bedrooms two, three and four are of good double size and fitted with built-in storage, they share the use of a bathroom with shower, while bedroom two is served by its own en suite shower room.

The master bedroom is the showstopper – it is vast and well-lit, and has its own dressing room of almost equal size. The en suite features double sinks and mirrors, as well as a standalone bath and shower. All bathrooms are of excellent modern standard and fitted with heated towel rails.

Rolling hills and greenery surround the property, though it’s not far from the metropolis and bigger civilisations.
Clifton Village is just five minutes by car over the Suspension Bridge from Failand and offers plenty in the way of independent cafes, shops, boutiques and markets. The X6 bus runs hourly services to Bristol city centre and Lower Failand is on the National Cycle Network – follow route 334 and you’ll be heading for Clifton one way or Portbury and Portishead the other. 

Many excellent Bristol schools are close by, from Ss Peter and Paul RC Primary School to Bristol Cathedral Choir School. The Flax Bourton CofE Primary School, under two miles from the house, is Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ and a similar distance away is the fantastic Wild Wood Bristol Forest School.

Caitlin Bowring

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