Bristol properties for sale that are a ‘blank canvas’ to make your own

Whether you’re just starting out on the property ladder or looking for a change, there is plenty of opportunity to transform these Bristol houses and flats into something that reflects your own individual personality. Varying in layouts and locations, most of them have muted colour schemes ready for a splash of creativity.

They range from city centre apartments to cram in your family of house plants, to huge period properties crying out for some quirky vintage furniture. Whatever you’re after, there are options to suit a range of budgets if you’re looking for a ‘blank canvas’ to make your own mark on.

We’ve picked out just a few to show you – let your imagination run wild. And, while these properties have the potential to showcase your personality tenfold, many of them still retain their own individual characteristics, such as stunning architecture, period features, skylight windows, luxurious modern kitchens and bathrooms, and views that span for miles.

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Bellevue Cottages

Bellevue Cottages, Clifton
Bellevue Cottages, Clifton
(Image: Howard Independent Estate Agents)

This end of terrace four bedroom property in the heart of Cliftonwood boasts its own front courtyard and parking space, as well as a rear garden with lawn and decking area and two bathrooms, a cloakroom and a home office. It’s close to Clifton Village, Brandon Hill, Clifton Triangle, Bristol University, the harbour and the city centre, making it a gem for those who love the hustle and bustle.

It’s set over three floors, with far-reaching views out over the city to be enjoyed from the upper floor rooms, and a back garden that is both private and treated to most of the summer sunshine. Independent estate agents Howard have called it ‘deceptively spacious’ and the home has huge potential for buyers to put their own stamp on it.

Currently on the market in the region of £700,000, you can find out more here.

Five storey Grade II listed Colston Street house

The property on Colston Street includes a shop level
The property on Colston Street includes a shop level
(Image: Maggs & Allen)

Dripping in history, there’s a rare opportunity to buy a five storey Grade II listed building on Colston Street, just yards from the historic Christmas Steps. This property has been in the same family for more than 50 years and is now in need of a complete renovation.

Currently, it’s laid out with the ground floor acting as a shop, living accommodation on the three floors above and even an additional basement level. To the rear, there’s even a charming walled garden with views across the city centre and the whole property has the potential to be transformed – be it with new interior design or a whole new use (subject to consent).

It’s currently on the market with a guide price of £325,000 and is set to go to a live online auction with estate agents Maggs & Allen on November 17. You can find out more here.

Flat in Portland Square

Studio flat in Portland Square with mezzanine and lots of natural light
Studio flat in Portland Square with mezzanine and lots of natural light
(Image: Ocean)

This studio flat in Portland Square has an open plan living space, kitchen with integrated appliances and a bathroom. Upstairs is what agents describe as a ‘cosy sleeping deck with ample storage’, although it looks like it might not be best-suited to tall people.

Located on the ground floor of the building, the main space has large sash windows that fill the room with natural light. The windows both look out over the square to the front and, offered to the market with no chain, it’s described as an ideal first home or investment purchase.

Currently on the market with a guide price of £225,000, you can find out more here.

Grade II listed former health clinic in Queen Square

Former clinic on Queen Square has planning permission to become a four-bedroom family home
Former clinic on Queen Square has planning permission to become a four-bedroom family home
(Image: Savills)

This Grade II listed Georgian property is set over four floors in what had been used as a health clinic. Planning permission was granted in June 2022 for a change of use to refurbish the property into a family home.

Many period features are retained, with the original Bath stone front, mahogany staircase handrail, sash windows and ceiling cornices. The granted permission provides family accommodation to include a dining room/kitchen/breakfast room, first floor drawing room, master bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom, with a vaulted cellar for storage.

It’s currently on the market with offers in the region of £800,000. You can find out more here.

Broad Weir flat

Flat in Broad Weir
Flat in Broad Weir
(Image: Hamptons)

This one bedroom second-floor flat comprises of a welcoming hallway with wooden flooring throughout, into the living space and kitchen. The apartment has a contemporary finish with a modern kitchen and light which floods in through the timber frame balcony doors.

Meanwhile, the bathroom is spacious and fully tiled with contrasting light and dark stone and a white suite. Located on Broad Weir right in the heart of Bristol, it also has easy access to Castle Park and Cabot Circus and is currently on the market for £190,000 – click here to find out more.

Four bedroom terraced house on Hotwell Road

Property on Hotwell Road
Property on Hotwell Road
(Image: Rupert Oliver)

This charming townhouse has far-reaching waterfront views and the option to have a self-contained studio flat. It features an open plan reception room and kitchen, four double bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms.

It’s already been completely renovated throughout, so all it is missing is a personal touch from its new owners and it comes complete with a walled rear terrace/courtyard off of the kitchen and living room that looks like something from the Mediterranean. Sitting in a central location, with easy access to Clifton and the waterfront, this property currently has a guide price of £795,000 – you can find out more here.

Four bedroom terraced house on Lower Clifton Hill

Lower Clifton Hill property on the market
Lower Clifton Hill property on the market
(Image: Rupert Oliver)

This modern townhouse spans across four floors with a striking blue exterior that’s already full of character. It has an integral garage, west facing private back garden and a south facing roof terrace on the upper front elevation. It’s equipped with four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a dual aspect open-plan kitchen and living room.

The window above the kitchen sink provides views into the private garden, which has been neatly landscaped for the ultimate peaceful space, or even al fresco dining and entertaining friends. And the roof terrace is accessed from the upper floor bedroom, with plenty of space for a table and chairs so you can watch the world go by.

It has a guide price of £795,000 – view the full listing here.

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