Hot Property | Period property with pool and views across the Downs

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This elegant home offers a serene oasis of calm in one of Bristol’s most refined areas, complete with views, a pool and an original ‘fruit house’

Address: Avonhurst, Ivywell Road, Sneyd Park l Guide Price: £1,500,000 l Bedrooms: 3 l Receptions: 2 l Agent: Rupert Oliver 01174523555 home@rupertoliver.co.uk

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Avonhurst is a handsome property located on what is perhaps one of the area’s best residential plots, with extensive off-street parking to the front and a fabulous private garden with a swimming pool and original glazed ‘fruit house’ (known as the peach house) to the rear.

For sale for the first time in almost 30 years, the house presents a unique opportunity to the market; catering to any new owners who might wish to give the house just a light cosmetic refresh, or buyers who are looking to undertake more extensive work (subject to any consents) to create a truly impressive family home.

Dining Area

The house comprises a stunning ground floor reception space, with flashes of Art Deco brilliance coupled with period grandeur such as wood panelling and high timbered ceilings, couples with a wonderful view upon entering the reception space out into the deep rear garden beyond.

The downstairs layout is versatile, with space for two sitting rooms (one with a coal effect gas fire) and a generous dining room. In addition, the ground floor also offers a generous study located off the entrance hall, well-equipped fitted kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room/conservatory and a third bedroom overlooking the garden complete with a separate cloak room – which could be easily adapted to create a shower room.

Head upstairs to find two double bedrooms; the master benefits from dramatic views directly across the Downs from its bay window along with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is served by a separate shower room and there is plenty of recessed storage in both bedrooms and along the landing. Above lies a large attic space, accessed from the first-floor landing via a loft ladder which, subject to the necessary consents, could be coverted to provide an additional two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The gardens at Avonhurst are a key feature of the property, with the house tucked discreetly away behind a mature hedge presenting a private front garden and a gated driveway with off-street parking for numerous vehicles. A drive leads down to a detached timber garage with a carport to the front and a side gate leading to the rear. The rear garden is exquisite, and one of the deepest on the road with an established level lawn. Near the house runs a paved terraced, perfect for morning coffee and breakfast, while to the rear is a charming original glazed fruit house. In the middle of the garden lies a heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a paved terrace, providing year-round enjoyment for all ages.

Garden

Ivywell Road is without doubt one of the principal residential addresses in Bristol. There are several state and private schools in the area; most notably Badminton School for Girls, Redmaids High School and St Ursula’s School; with Clifton College, Clifton High School, BGS and QEH located just across The Downs. Within an easy commute is a large Waitrose supermarket in Henleaze, several independent shops on Stoke Hill and across The Downs numerous independent retailers, bars and restaurants in Clifton village and along Whiteladies Road.

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