This Grade II-listed home offers stunning views of Bristol’s harbourside, writes Keri Beckingham
If you’ve ever dreamed of opening your curtains in the morning to reveal spectacular views of Bristol’s famous harbour side, then make sure you read on! The current vendors have lived in this beautifully presented Grade II-listed Georgian home for the past 14 years and it has been lovingly cared for throughout this time. With accommodation spread over four storeys and presented to an extremely high standard, the light and versatile interior of this property really must be seen to be truly appreciated.
Providing the perfect base for making the most of the wonderful social scene that living in the centre of Bristol has to offer, you’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of restaurants and cafes on your doorstep, not to mention the range of nightlife in the form of bars and theatres.
A key highlight of the property is, of course, the magnificent view of the boats in Bathurst Basin, as well as the fantastic community spirit of the local neighbourhood.
The property is accessed on the ground floor, where you’ll find an extensive reception room featuring a beautiful period-style fireplace with marble surround and hearth, wood flooring, coved ceiling and Georgian- style sash window. From this floor, stairs lead down to a half landing and separate dining room, which benefits from French double-glazed doors that lead out to the rear courtyard garden.
On the lower ground floor you’ll find an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke fully fitted units, central breakfast bar, granite work surfaces and a stunning Aga. This floor also benefits from a useful utility room with fitted base units, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
Go up the stairs to the first floor and you’re greeted by the magnificent master suite with a range of fitted wardrobes and a double- glazed sash window offering those dreamy harbour side views. A feature worth noting in the family bathroom is the claw-foot bath, which is in keeping with the age of the property, alongside a wash hand basin, WC, shower cubicle and wood-panelled walls with storage. Although bedroom two is currently being used as a home office, it could easily accommodate a double bed.
The top floor of the home has two further bedrooms: bedroom three with built-in wardrobe and bedroom four with a sash window offering views towards the city centre and beyond. This floor also benefits from an additional bathroom that is flooded with light from the skylight window.
To the outside of the property you’ll find an attractive courtyard garden to the rear which provides the perfect space for hosting barbecues with family and friends. There is also pedestrian access through to the garage which is situated in a nearby block, and permit parking is also available within the Merchants Quay development.
Within the wider area, the fashionable Clifton village is easily accessible by foot or car, as is Cabot Circus for a wide range of high-street shops. Commuters will also be pleased to know that the M32 is less than three miles away for easy access to the motorway network, and Bristol Temple Meads train station is a mere 15-minute walk away.
For families, there is a range of excellent schools within the local area such as Bristol Cathedral Choir School, St Mary Redcliffe and Hotwells Primary School, as well as the green and leafy open spaces of Castle Park and Durdham Downs.
If you’re looking for a period property that offers the very best of Bristol, then this could certainly be it. Make sure you book your viewing soon to avoid disappointment!
Address: Bathurst Parade, Wapping Wharf
Guide price: £775,000
Agent: Howard Homes, 0117 9238238, www.howard-homes.co.uk