A most desirable four bedroom residence, nestled away in an exclusive mews development behind automated gates and situated in a premier location on the very edge of the city.
“Bracken Hill” was constructed in 2013 by Devonshire Homes and represents a highly sought after scheme occupying the coveted former site of the university’s walled botanical gardens. Only a handful of these very desirable houses were built to enjoy what is a really special leafy, secure and tranquil environment yet is merely a few moments from the hustle and bustle of fashionable Clifton Village. Mulberry House was sold to its first and only owner before it was openly released to the market who were attracted, not only by the unique location, but also the spectacular open plan living space complimented by exceptional specification. The design includes a stunning open plan kitchen/living space that encapsulates a stunning south facing, landscaped courtyard garden through an expanse of bi folding doors. This courtyard in turn provides access to an upper lawn and furthermore a private gate to the historic residents gardens and woodland walk directly behind. Other key attributes include a sumptuous master bedroom suite that has a beautifully appointed bath/wet room, dressing area and its own south facing roof terrace. On approaching the property, a neat cobblestone driveway offers ample car parking behind automated gates and allows access to a generously proportioned, integral double garage. The provision for those seeking the facility to work from home is also catered for with the addition of a carefully placed garden office/studio room, again with bi folding doors to fully appreciate the garden from within. A comprehensive list of impressive specification includes under floor heating in the kitchen area and bath/shower rooms, solar panels (for the hot water supply) and provisions for all of today’s media requirements. It should also be noted that Mulberry House is being sold with the peace of mind of the remaining ten year NHBC warranty and offers no onward chain.beautifully appointed bath/wet room, dressing area and its own south facing roof terrace. On approaching the property, a neat cobblestone driveway offers ample car parking behind automated gates and allows access to a generously proportioned, integral double garage. The provision for those seeking the facility to work from home is also catered for with the addition of a carefully placed garden office/studio room, again with bi folding doors to fully appreciate the garden from within. A comprehensive list of impressive specification includes under floor heating in the kitchen area and bath/shower rooms, solar panels (for the hot water supply) and provisions for all of today’s media requirements. It should also be noted that Mulberry House is being sold with the peace of mind of the remaining ten year NHBC warranty and offers no onward chain.
These truly special residents’ gardens previously served Bristol University as their botanical gardens until 2005. A unique and idyllic retreat has been carefully created and tended over many years. A pleasant garden walk offers a pleasant route from which to admire an incredible array of mature tree and plant specimens alongside shaded lawns and Pulhamite rock features (such rockeries that can be found in the gardens of Buckingham Palace).
Leigh Woods is a highly sought after location on the very edge of the city on the opposite side of the dramatic Avon Gorge (which is designated a site of special scientific interest). The fashionable shopping district of Clifton is within only one mile and is accessible across Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s world famous suspension bridge constructed in 1864. More comprehensive amenities within the city centre are within three miles. 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 Ashton Court Estate, which is ideal for walking, horse riding and mountain biking. The subject property offers near 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.
As previously mentioned, Leigh Woods and the Avon Gorge represent an area of special scientific interest rich in protected woodland and associated wildlife. Deer, rare butterflies and birdlife (including cuckoos, peregrine falcons and red lists) are prevalent adding to this truly unique and coveted environment with the city quite literally on the doorstep.
Travelling from Clifton westwards across the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the B3129 turn first right into North Road. Travel up North Road continuing around a sweeping, left hand bend (offering views down the Avon Gorge) for approximately quarter of a mile. Take the second driveway entrance on the left after the junction of Vicarage Road and observe the pedestrian and vehicular entrance gates to the subject property directly in front of you.
VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment with Hydes Of Bristol.
TENURE: We understand the property to be Freehold.
SERVICES: Mains gas, electricity, water, drainage and facilities for high speed broadband.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: North Somerset Council (01934 888888).
SERVICE CHARGE: Each of the residents that enjoys use of the coveted communal gardens contributes an annual amount of £2,000 to Bracken Hill Gardens. This covers the upkeep and general maintenance.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band H (£3,476 payable for 2019/2020).
NATIONAL TRUST: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leigh-woods
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING: B (86 with a potential of 90).
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