If you’re looking for the life of luxury here in Bristol, you won’t be surprised to see that this stunning Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is located in the Clifton area of the city, on Gloucester Row.
The six bedroom property boasts three bathrooms and six floor levels, as well as a 77ft South facing walled garden and is a total of 5,200 square feet in size. It’s one of only a few remaining entire buildings left locally and has been restored and upgraded to a high standard, making it a real rarity.
Imagine sitting on your balcony, in front of your fireplace, preparing dinner on your quartz worktop from your own pantry and then washing up the dishes in a proper Belfast sink. It’s like a far more British version of Sex and the City!
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The whole house is a mix of Georgian and contemporary style, thanks to the previous owners’ renovations and the ground floor level, which is both connected internally to the main house and also has external access from the stairs at the front of the building, could even make for a great self-contained flat, if desired.
There are three principal rooms on this floor, which work to provide flexible living space and could even be used as a guest or au pair bedroom, office or gym and even an art or garden room – it’s climate controlled and connected to the outside space via bi-fold doors. What’s more, the middle room also has access to the garden and boasts a flagstone floor, original bread oven and the lower section of the original ‘dumb waiter’.
Who else is now thinking ‘Downton Abbey’? And that’s before we’ve even touched on the large cinema room with a light-well, which has been created in what was once the cellar of the property – it too has a restored flagstone floor and even an original vaulted wine store.
At the very top of the building, the upper two floors are configured as five double bedrooms, two separate bathrooms and two en-suites and the bedroom layout includes a grand master suite that consists of bedroom, dressing room, secret wardrobe and a large bathroom with ‘his and hers’ shower and sink units.
The first floor’s own two principal rooms were originally intended as formal reception spaces – one at the front and one at the rear, connected by original recessed concertina doors that give you the option of opening the living space up and letting it flow.
Like the doors, much of the period detail has been retained, too, including large sash windows, pretty cornice, picture rail, a stripped wood floor, panelled door surrounds and two marble fireplaces. The front window even opens up onto a balcony, with views out over Christchurch Green.
Then, on the hall floor below sits a versatile room that could be used as a study or playroom, complete with its own fireplace, stripped wood floor and sash window. A W/C can be accessed just off the hallway, along with a walk-in cloak and boot room and staircases.
The kitchen, also found on this floor, links to a South facing roof terrace with a bespoke Iroko wood staircase which takes you down to the garden – 77ft in size. The kitchen itself is fitted with a range of contemporary units and integrated appliances – it even boasts a range cooker and a central island with a Belfast sink, plus a quartz worktop, so you’re really living the lap of luxury.
Again, more period details have been kept here, with another marble fireplace, ceiling cornice and a picture rail. Then you have your own walk-in pantry, herringbone floor and timber glazed doors.
You can view more photos of this amazing property, which is on the market for £2.5m currently, in our gallery below. Or, if you’d rather see the real thing in person, you can contact the estate agent directly, here.
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