The overall accommodation comprises entrance hallway, cloakroom, study, dining room, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear “summer kitchen” and a utility room with access to a pantry and rear porch. Upstairs offers a master bedroom suite with dressing room and south facing balcony and five further bedrooms served by two bathrooms and a separate w.c. The top floor incorporates one of these bedrooms as well as access to the attic (that, in our opinion, could provide further accommodation if so desired subject to required consents).
Outside: Beautifully landscaped, lawned gardens to front and rear, the former enjoys a southerly aspect and the latter a north westerly aspect. The overall plot measures just over a quarter of an acre (0.26 acres or 0.11 Hectares). The front garden has an overall width of 80’ (24.3 meters) and depth of 38’ (11.7 meters) and the rear has a width of 96’ (29.3 meters) with a depth of 59’ (17.9 meters). Ample driveway parking is allowed for and this leads down the side of the house to a double garage with adjoining conservatory. The rear garden also has a hexagonal summer house to the western boundary.
The year after the property was built (1909), Leigh Woods was donated to the National Trust by George Alfred Wills, to prevent development of the city beside the Avon Gorge following the building of the Leigh Woods suburb. The Avon Gorge is now a designated site of special scientific interest owing to the wealth of rare fauna and wildlife (including cuckoos, peregrine falcons and red kites). The fashionable shopping district and amenities of Clifton Village is within only one mile, and is accessible across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s world famous Suspension Bridge that was constructed in 1864. More comprehensive amenities within the city center are within only three miles as is access to national rail and motorway networks.
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 The 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.
(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 meters where you will find the subject property on your left hand side (see location maps).
Services: We understand that the property has mains electricity and water supply with private drainage arrangements and oil fired central heating.
Local Authority: North Somerset – 01934 888888 or www.n-somerset.gov.uk
Council Tax: We understand the property to fall within Band H (£3,042.16 for 2017/2018)
Tenure: We understand to be Freehold.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with Hydes of Bristol.