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Dowry Square, Hotwells, Bristol - £875,000

bedrooms 5 baths 4 receptions 3
Floorplan for Dowry Square, Hotwells, Bristol Floorplan for Dowry Square, Hotwells, Bristol

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  • Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse in need of general modernisation
  • Separate cottage annexe to rear with rental potential
  • Garage to the rear of the property
  • Set in a historic Georgian Square with communal gardens
  • No onward chain

Summary of accommodation - 8 Dowry Square

The generously proportioned accommodation enjoys unbroken views over leafy Dowry Square and its delightful gated communal gardens. The accommodation includes an entrance hall with access to rear garden and vaulted basement cellarage. Reception/dining room with shuttered sash windows and open fireplace. The kitchen has a range of fitted units with integral Bosch dishwasher and freestanding DeLonghi range cooker. A door provides access to the rear courtyard garden. There is an elegant reception room at first floor which overlooks Dowry Square. A separate w/c is reached off the half landing.
In all there are four bedrooms with the master enjoying a large Jack & Jill en-suite bathroom. The two upper floor bedrooms both benefit from en-suite shower rooms and w/c. A large vaulted basement is reached off the rear entrance hall and provides an area ideal for storage and other recreational uses.

Summary of accommodation - Dowry Cottage

A charming one bedroom self-contained cottage arranged over two floors is situated to the rear of 8 Dowry Square. We understand that the cottage/annex was once linked to 8 Dowry Square, through a now sealed door opening off the first floor mezzanine landing. The accommodation formed part of a recent refurbishment and comprises the following. An entrance door to modern fitted kitchen which enjoys an open outlook over the courtyard garden. Integral appliances include a fitted Whirlpool oven/grill with separate ceramic hob. A door to one end opens into a w/c with wall mounted Worcester Bosch boiler. The small and cosy reception room has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, which in turn enjoys a South Westerly facing aspect. A contemporary style oak staircase with glass panelled balusters and chrome hand rails leads to the lower floor accommodation. An open light and airy entrance hall with fitted wardrobes opens onto the courtyard garden. The bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom/wc.

Externally, both properties enjoy shared split level enclosed flag stone courtyards, which are linked by a flight of stone steps. A pedestrian entrance gate provides separate access onto Polygon Road to the rear.

History of Dowry Square

This magnificent Grade II* listed building is located in the historic and beautiful Dowry Square. Laid out around 1720 by George Tully, who later became one of the leading architect–surveyors in Bristol, the area is enclosed by buildings on its north, east and west sides and was purposefully left open on the south to the sun and the river. Most of the houses were built to provide suitable lodgings for the fashionable visitors to the nearby Hot-Well though it became an address of note in the medical world, through the work of Humphrey Davy. The completion of the Square was so prolonged that changing taste has resulted in a heterogeneous appearance with No 4 being completed in 1747. The property overlooks the pretty communal gardens with its tall trees, mature shrubs and lawn where resident’s summer parties take place and the active garden committee ensure its upkeep.

Other information

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Bristol City Council (0117 9222000).
COUNCIL TAX: We understand the following Tax Bands to apply:
8 Dowry Square – Tax Band F (£2,731.58)
Dowry Cottage – Tax Band C (£1,680.97)
SERVICES: We understand to be all main services.
TENURE: We understand both properties to be Freehold


Dowry Square is centrally situated within a short distance of Bristol City Centre and the floating harbour. Nearby, Clifton Village offers a wide selection of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Access to the M4/M5 motorway network can be reached at Junction 18 of the M5. The national rail network is easily accessed via Bristol Temple Meads station which is approximately 1.5 miles distance.

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