This Grade II-listed family home in Clifton is well-located and fabulously renovated
Address: Lansdown Place, Clifton | Price on application l Bedrooms: 5 | Receptions: 3 | Agent: Rupert Oliver, 0117 452 3555, www.rupertoliver.co.uk
3 Lansdown Place, one of the only townhouses on the terrace to remain in single ownership, still has many of its original period features, along with fully up-to-date interiors and fittings, making it perfect for modern living.
Its elegant proportions, stunning interior and self-contained one-bedroom lower ground-floor flat make it a truly unique property.
The 14 Grade II-listed Georgian townhouses, overlooking the well-kept gardens of Victoria Square, were built in 1835 by Foster & Son. The terrace is flanked by a wide flagged pavement and each of the houses enjoy retained period cast-iron courtyard railings, and elegant first floor balconies with ornate balustrades.
Walking into the property through its blue-painted door from the flagstone pavement outside, you first enter the impressive entrance hall with its dressed stone flooring, cut-stone stairs and curved wooden staircase leading to the upper floor. To the left is the dining room, which enjoys plenty of afternoon light through its tall shuttered sash windows. It features stripped wooden floorboards like the rest of the house, as well as a carved marble fire surround with a cast-iron gas fire.
At the back of the house is the fully fitted kitchen, complete with Corian worktops and plenty of low-level storage. There is ample space for a small breakfast table and chairs and there are views out over the courtyard garden.
The garden is a flexible outside space, gated to the rear and accessed from Richmond Park Road, with the potential for parking up to four cars.
The first floor is reached via a handsome half-landing which overlooks the entrance hall below. On this level is a spacious sitting room spanning the width of the home with access to the front balcony and a cosy snug with a range of fitted bookshelves – it can equally double as a fourth bedroom.
The master bedroom stretches across the full width of the house on the second floor, with twin sash windows and an informal dressing area.
In Lansdown Place you’re in the heart of Clifton Village, one of the most attractive parts of Bristol. Cobbled streets and independent shops abound, not to mention the many pubs, restaurants and cafés. The Clifton Suspension Bridge and Lido Spa and Restaurant are just a few minutes’ walk away, as is the University of Bristol and Park Street.
The city centre is just over a mile away and the Harbourside is a short journey on foot, making the property close to many workplaces. Regular bus services run through Clifton and with the Portway Road just round the corner, travelling in and out of Bristol is easy from here.
Just a few minutes’ walk to the west is the River Avon and Clifton Observatory – one of the highest points of Bristol where stunning vistas and city views stretch out for miles into the distance.
Many excellent schools are close by, from Christchurch Primary School to Clifton College.