The property has generously proportioned accommodation arranged over only two floors with benefits including an open plan 24’ 8” (7.3 Metres) kitchen/dining room that has an electric three oven Aga and French doors opening onto the south-westerly facing terrace.
The Terrace in turn overlooks the principal area of lawn and is the perfect spot alfresco dining and entertainment. Upon arrival, a most welcoming, spacious entrance hall gives easy access to three reception rooms that include a bright and airy dual aspect drawing room, complete with an elegant central fireplace. This fireplace incorporates a sizeable log burner and is flanked by a charming porthole window to one side and French doors to the other that again allow ease of access to the gardens. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite enjoys the same, south-westerly dual aspect and includes a sizeable, sumptuous en suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms are also en suite and a fourth is served by a well-appointed shower room.
As a further point of interest, we are advised that the property was previously granted planning consent for the addition of a bespoke orangery and reinstatement of this consent could be investigated if so desired. It should also be noted that this property is offered for sale with no onward chain.
In summary, we regard this special family home as a truly rare find, combining the practicality of two storey accommodation with a tranquil woodland setting that is remarkably close to the amenities of Clifton.
The overall accommodation comprises entrance vestibule leading to entrance hallway that in turn gives access to a drawing room, study, family room and kitchen/dining room. A lobby leads off the kitchen to a utility room and downstairs cloakroom. The first floor provides a sizeable landing giving access to the master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and a fourth bedroom is served by another well-appointed shower room. Outside: Beautifully landscaped, lawned garden surrounded by laurel hedging with vegetable/kitchen garden and south-westerly facing terrace adjoining the house. Ample driveway parking in front of the house with service drive leading to detached double garaging. The overall plot size including the house is around a quarter of an acre (0.376 of an acre or 0.152HA) and has a full widh spanning 139ft (42M). The principal area of garden measures some 120ft in depth x 79ft in width (39 x 24M).
Leigh Woods is a highly sought after location on the very edge of the city on the opposite side of the dramatic Avon Gorge (which is designated a site of special scientific interest). The fashionable shopping district of Clifton is within only a mile, and is accessible across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s world famous suspension bridge constructed in 1864. More comprehensive amenities within the city centre are within three miles.
For the active, a host of sporting, social and recreational facilities are readily available in and around the area with two reputable golf courses in nearby Failand and Long Ashton and the beautiful open grounds of Ashton Court Estate, which is ideal for walking, horse riding and mountain biking. The subject property offers immediate access to Leigh Woods itself forming some 200 hectares of woodland, owned and managed by the National Trust being ideal for family walks, running and cycling.
Leigh Woods is an area of special scientific interest rich in protected woodland and associated wildlife. Deer, rare butterflies and birdlife (including cuckoos, peregrine falcons and red kites) are prevalent adding to this truly unique and coveted environment. The National Trust even introduced Hebridian cattle within the woods in recent years to gently clear the site of Stoneleigh Camp (an ancient Iron Age Fort).
(From Clifton) Depart Bristol across the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge (£1 toll) on the B3129 as far as the traffic lights opposite the gates to Ashton Court. Turn right at these traffic lights onto the A369 towards Portishead and after about a quarter of a mile observe the entrance to Valley Road (Private Road) on your right hand side just before the set of traffic lights. Proceed down Valley Road for approximately 100 metres where you will see the gated entrance to Wood House on your left hand side.
Services: We understand that the property has mains electricity and unmetered water supply. Private drainage and oil fired central heating (The oil tank is discreetly located on the rear boundary).
Local Authority: North Somerset – 01934 888888
Council Tax: We understand the property to fall within Band G
Tenure: We understand to be Freehold.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Hydes of Bristol.