Hot property | Plenty of character and a prime location

A Grade II*-listed townhouse ready for restoration

Address Great George Street, Brandon Hill  | Guide price £1,200,000–£1,400,000  |  Agent Richard Harding, 0117 9466690,

If you’re looking for a period property of distinction right in Bristol’s centre, then you’ve found it in this house on Great George Street.

Having been used as an office for the past 12 years, the property now has planning consent (BCC planning application ref. 19/04310/LA) to switch from its existing B1 planning use class to create a magnificent private residence. Rooms which are currently offices can easily be reimagined as bedrooms or sitting rooms.

This early 19th-century property is the perfect blank canvas for families or sharers looking to make a home their own – many of its original period features remain, giving each room a subtle individual character.

The exterior is a pretty sandy colour, made of the same Bath stone that characterises the streets of nearby Bath – its smooth Ionic columns and terrace give it an elegant look. There’s space for two cars on the driveway and round the back is a terraced garden.

A large hallway welcomes you to the property on the ground floor. To the left is an expansive sitting room and straight ahead is currently a couple of offices and a kitchenette, which are just begging to be converted into a full-sized kitchen. With a property of these proportions you could really make use of the space and create a beautiful, roomy kitchen.

Follow the sweeping staircase up from the hallway and you’ll find three decent-sized rooms on each of the first and second floors. The first-floor front room with its many windows and double-door exit onto the front terrace would make a truly fantastic master bedroom, or reception room if you don’t mind sharing.

On the lower ground floor you’ll find a hallway, wine store and storage room as well as three good-sized rooms. This whole floor has massive potential as additional lounge space, home cinema
or additional bedrooms. 

Being so near Brandon Hill park, St George’s concert hall and Park Street, you’ve got the whole of central Bristol as well as fantastic green spaces on your doorstep with this property. Until 1625 the slopes of Brandon Hill were used for grazing and it exists today in a pretty natural state as open grassland with a two-acre nature reserve. Cabot Tower at its highest point offers impressive panoramic views of the city and the park is a beautiful place to be in the summer.

The Harbourside area, Cabot Circus shopping district and Wapping Wharf are all short journeys from the property on foot, making the house close to many workplaces. Though you’re tucked away from the main road, Park Street being mere metres away puts you close to bus stops and other main roads leading in and out of Bristol.

Many excellent schools are close by, from Ss Peter and Paul RC Primary School to Bristol Cathedral Choir School. The pubs, cafes and restaurants in nearby Clifton are some of the most highly rated and well-loved in Bristol, and live music, performances and art are never far away.

Caitlin Bowring 

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