Once in a lifetime

sion hill house

This substantial seven-bedroom Clifton property is a dream come true, writes Sammy Milton

Offered to the market for the first time in 10 years is this truly magnificent, completely unique home. Located on Sion Hill, one of Clifton’s most sought-after addresses, this double-fronted Grade II-listed Georgian property is finished to the highest possible standard both inside and out, and is now waiting for a growing family to call it home.

Set over four levels, the home is accessed via the hall floor, with the front door opening into a bright and spacious entrance hall. This wonderful reception hall leads all the way to the rear of the house, where a glass balcony looks out over the gardens, and the two main reception spaces can be found to the right.

The sitting room is situated to the rear of this floor, complete with a large sash window overlooking the back gardens and a stunning period fireplace. The addition of comfortable furniture would make this a wonderful place to gather the family, and it links through to the second reception to the rear of this floor in a lovely open-plan layout.

With Georgian sash windows with stunning views towards the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, this is a spectacular place to dine. Full of natural light, there are high ceilings with original cornicing and another striking fireplace to enjoy – perfect for more formal dinners.

To the other side of this floor is the kitchen/dining room. Running the full depth of the house, it features a contemporary Ben Argent-designed kitchen, with Neolith composite work surfaces, a Barazza integrated sink and a Quooker boiling water tap. As well as this, there is also a wine cooler, integral Fisher and Paykel dishwasher and a modern island unit that separates the two spaces.

The dining area benefits from views over the rear garden and lots of space for a table and chairs – perfect for entertaining friends and family when they visit.

An original staircase leads to both the first and the lower ground floors from this level. The lower ground floor offers direct access to the rear garden, and also features a spacious reception room, bathroom with large walk-in shower, large double bedroom, vaulted storage room and a utility/second kitchen. This level also benefits from its own access.

Up on the first floor, you’ll find three of the seven bedrooms. The spectacular master suite runs the full depth of the house, and features wooden floorboards throughout, alcove storage and beautiful views over the front and rear of the property. It further benefits from a dressing room, large en suite bathroom and offers privacy and seclusion. The two other bedrooms are both beauties, have access to the bathroom, and period touches and wonderful vistas can be found in each.

The second and final floor of the home comprises four good-sized bedrooms and a final family bathroom. The perfect layout for a family, there’s no danger of anyone getting in anyone’s way here, and all contain lovely period accents.

The rear garden is a work of art. Seemingly endless, it is mostly laid to lawn with attractive sitting spaces perfect for alfresco dining. There are mature tree and shrub boundaries, a summer house and gated access to the garage. What’s more, an additional part of the garden at the furthest point from the house offers potential for redevelopment, subject to planning.

The location alone makes this a stand-out property. Brunel’s Suspension Bridge is situated just across the green, and Leigh Woods just beyond that, making for beautiful summer strolls. You’re in the heart of Clifton Village with its independent boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and Park Street and the city centre are easily reached.

Properties of this calibre rarely come to market, and you can be sure this home won’t hang around for long – register your interest with Goodman & Lilley today.

Agent: Goodman & Lilley, 0117 213 0777, www.goodmanlilley.co.uk

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