The property is filled with light throughout and has been beautifully and fundamentally restored and updated. Situated within the popular area of Leigh Woods, Towerhurst provides superb access to the city of Bristol and Clifton yet enjoys a country feel with private and substantial gardens that accompany the house. Built in the 1870’s, soon after the suspension bridge enabled Bristol’s wealthy merchants to accede to Leigh Woods living, Towerhurst has been carefully but extensively renovated but retains many original features.
Replacement period fireplaces have carefully matched with existing while other period features include ceiling coving and detailed central roses with herringbone woodblock flooring to reception rooms and tessellated tiling in the entrance hall. Complementing the period features there are modern comforts such as the kitchen/breakfast/family room which forms the heart of the house and continues the sense of space and light. Bi-fold doors lead out to the terrace and gardens and, when fully open, make for a seamless flow from inside to outside. The kitchen has numerous floor and wall mounted units, integral appliances, large central island and a gas fired Aga. As part of the renovation the house has been extensively cabled for Cat 5 throughout, new gas fired heating and plumbing has been installed with all electrics upgraded while all roofs have been renewed.
The three ground floor reception rooms are supported by two further rooms on the lower ground floor which includes the games rooms and another room currently used as a bedroom. Further accommodation on this floor, also with its own outside access, includes a store, workshop, wine cellar, utility room and shower room. The stone staircase with wrought iron balustrade leads to a spacious first floor landing leading to the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom with dressing area as well as a second dressing room/study. There are two further bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and linen store with washing chute (from every floor) to the lower ground floor and laundry room.
A second staircase, which has access to the outside, continues to the second floor.
This floor was once a self-contained flat but now has six rooms currently arranged as 4 bedrooms, study, homework room as well as a bathroom and kitchenette. From this floor, another staircase leads to the tower room, currently used as a gym, offering spectacular panoramic views across Bristol and the surrounding countryside beyond.
The property is approached through an electric gate leading to a large tarmac parking area to the front of the house. Towerhurst sits within grounds approaching an acre, predominantly laid to lawn but stocked with mature trees and plants providing privacy and seclusion even in winter months. Secondary access from Church Road leads to the triple garage which is screened from the house while a tertiary access from Bridge Road for discreet access to the side staircase.
The garage area could be developed subject to the necessary consents. Planning permission exists for the re-construction of a small building in the garden close to the kitchen and adjacent the terrace and which could be used as a cabana with pizza oven if not a garden store.
Towerhurst is a superb family property in Leigh Woods, one of the most highly sought after residential areas in Bristol. The property enjoys an elevated southerly aspect with spectacular views from the first and second floors as well as the tower room not only over Bristol’s floating harbour but also toward Bath in the distance.
Bristol provides a good selection of schools including Clifton College, Clifton High School, QEH, Bristol Grammar School, Redmaids High School and Badminton School for Girls. Other schools in the surrounding area include The Downs School at Wraxall. Clifton village is within ¼ of a mile across the famous Suspension Bridge with its boutique shops, banks, restaurants, post office, public houses and art galleries. The city centre is located approximately 2 miles away and provides extensive shopping facilities including Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Cribbs Causeway is 6.5 miles.
Access to the M4 is via the M32 motorway, as well as J19 of the M5 (4.5 miles). Bristol Temple Meads provides a fast train service to London Paddington which is approximately 90 minutes. Bristol Airport is 8.5 miles to the south.
Ashton Court is 0.25 of a mile away and provides communal parkland of approximately 800 acres. It is also an excellent area for walking, mountain biking and jogging, along with the woods at Leigh Woods itself.
Bristol & Clifton and Long Ashton Golf Clubs are within 1.5 and 2.5 miles respectively.
(All distances and times approximate)
Method of Sale: The freehold of Towerhurst is offered for sale with vacant possession by private treaty.
Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
Fixtures and Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden ornaments are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
Local Authority; North Somerset District Council : 01934 888 888
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the joint selling agents Hydes of Bristol (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01179731516) or Knight Frank LLP (01173171999).
Directions (BS8 3PG): From Clifton Suspension Bridge, continue on Bridge Road and take the third right into into Church Road. Towerhurst is the first house on the right.
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