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Tenure: Freehold

Cleeve Mill is an outstanding Grade II listed former mill house in an unrivalled setting. Its location is ideal for access to major motorways, rail links and the cities of both Bristol and Bath, yet offers the privacy and tranquillity of a beautiful wooded valley. The owners of Cleeve Mill can enjoy their own riverside walks, wild life, plentiful and varied plant life and fishing on approximately 200 metres of the River Frome, a short tributary of the River Avon.   

Bristol City Centre 4 Miles
Bath 14 Miles
M32 (Junction 1) 1 Mile
M4 (Junction 19) 1.5 Miles
Bristol Parkway Rail Station 2 Miles
Bristol Airport 12 Miles
Distances and times approximate

Location    Cleeve Mill is located on the northern outskirts of the City of Bristol in South Gloucestershire, the river Frome following the boundary between Frenchay and Downend. The property is a short walk from Frenchay Common and the open fields that surround it. Frenchay has a public house and a church, while a good range of local shops are available a short walk away in Downend. There is a choice of local schools and the University of the West of England is approximately 2 miles away. Frenchay hospital is also nearby.

.    Rail travel from Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Mead stations include direct services to London, South Wales, the South West, Birmingham, Manchester, the North East and Scotland. The main Bristol Airport provides regular scheduled flights to the continent including Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, the Channel Islands, Ireland and some UK airports.

Setting    Cleeve Mill is set in an unrivalled position and is an ideal location for access to major motorways, inter-city rail links. It offers privacy and tranquility of a beautiful wooded valley. The property also owns approximately 200 metres of the River Frome's banks which offers riverside walks, wildlife, plentiful and varied plant life and fishing.

.    The five bedroom accommodation is set across four floors and the property has been extensively improved to a high standard over recent years, to include an outstanding main reception with apex ceilings and river views. A row of mill workers cottages for complete modernisation offer great potential for additional accommodation, uses offices or other purposes subject to necessary consents. To the front of the property the garden is landscaped with a central pond and water feature and gravelled in and out drive. The rear of the property is a raised paved terrace ideal as a dining area or entertaining. The property also offers outstanding views along the river valley over a weir.

A Brief History    It is believed that the Mill has stood on the site since the 14th century and was originally a corn mill which at one time supplied local slave traders with pulses, classed in the record books as Fodder. With the changes in farming practice in the Frome Valley during the 18th century, the Mill was converted to an iron mill and used by Frenchay Iron Company for the production of agricultural implements. After about 1885 the Mill ceased production and the premises were used as a tea house offering boating remained as such until 1956.

Wildlife, Fishing + Recreational    The grounds of Cleeve Mill are a haven for a wide variety of birds including Kingfishers, Herring, Grey Wagtail Dippers, Woodpeckers and Barn Owls and even the occasional Cormorant. The area offers excellent game and coarse fishing for species including Wild Brown Trout, Chub Rudd, Roach Carp, Perch and Pike. For the more energetic a cycle path joins the Bristol and Bath cycleway and is accessed less then a mile from the property or alternatively for the more relaxed the area is ideal for a more leisurely boat trip.


Ground Floor

Entrance    Via glazed entrance door and side panels to

Entrance Vestibule    Window to side, door to utility room, stairs to main entrance hall.

Entrance Hall    Solid wood flooring, stairs to first floor and provides access to added reception with glazed doors providing access to rear of the property and the River Frome.

Sitting Room 20'6" x 13'6" (6.25m x 4.11m). Views over the river and gardens, fireplace with cast iron inset fitted gas fire and grate, solid wood flooring, wall light points.

Kitchen/Dining Area 26'8" x 14'6" (8.13m x 4.42m). Wooden floorboarding, exposed timber beams, freestanding units to include one and half bowl sink unit, space for dishwasher, space for American style fridge/freezer, spot lighting, space for dining table, fitted range cooker with stainless steel extractor hood over.

Cloakroom    Fitted with WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan.

Utility Room    Window to rear, space for washing machine, radiator, built in airing cupboard, space for tumble dryer.

Main Reception 27'1" x 22'1" (8.26m x 6.73m). Added by the present owners, full height apex ceilings, stone faced fire breast with fitted fire, windows to the full front aspect, windows and double doors to the rear of the property with water views onto the Weir, doors providing access to rear terrace, spot lighting, radiators, steps up from main hallway.

First Floor Landing    Airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Bedroom One 21' x 15' (6.4m x 4.57m). Painted wooden floorboards, fitted wardrobes, beamed ceiling, views across the Weir and River, access via French doors to veranda with steps leading down to the front garden, door to

En-Suite Shower Room    Three piece suite comprising WC, feature wash hand basin, double shower cubicle with power shower fitted, tiled to exposed areas, centrally heated towel rail/radiator, window to front.

Bedroom Two 18'6" x 12' (5.64m x 3.66m). Views across gardens and grounds to front of the property, an extensive range of hand built wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, wooden flooring, exposed timber beam, radiators, doorway to

En-Suite Bathroom    Panelled bath with central taps, wash hand basin, WC, walk in wet room style shower unit with fitted power shower over and screened built glass bricks and with slate tiled floor, aspect across the River to the rear, heated towel rail/radiator.

Second Floor Landing    Exposed beams, windows, doors to

Bedroom Three 13'6" x 8'3" (4.11m x 2.51m). Fitted double wardrobes providing hanging space and storage, access to eaves space storage, window to front aspect.

Bedroom Four 9'9" x 9'2" (2.97m x 2.8m). Fitted wardrobes providing hanging space, fitted cupboard with water tank and storage area below, access to loft space.

Bedroom Five 8'3" x 7'6" (2.51m x 2.29m). Fitted double wardrobe with hanging space and additional storage area.

Shower Room    Wooden slatted floor, fitted corner shower cubicle with shower over, wash hand basin, WC, tiled to splash sensitive areas, views across gardens and grounds to front.

NB.    There are two storage rooms beneath the property accessed via external doors which provide ideal cellars, one door leads to a storage room which houses the gas boiler for domestic hot water and radiator central heating system, gas and electric meters.

Gardens and Grounds    The property is approached through wrought iron electric gates with driveway through trees to the property and area in front of the property acting as in and out access. Adjacent to the drive is lawned areas that run along the banks of the River which are well stocked with a number of mature shrub and plants. There is an additional gravelled area and steps that lead down to the River. To the North of the property is a range of former mill workers' cottages, which are currently used for storage. The remainder to the front of the property includes a cobbled stone parking area that leads to two arched undercover parking areas and to the left of the property is a timber framed garage. From the covered parking area is a wrought iron spiral staircase which leads over the old Mill Race to an additional door to the main reception room. To the rear of the Mill is a paved terrace which enjoys views over the Weir and River and a wooden footbridge leads onwards into the grounds.

.    The remainder of the grounds provide woodland and riverside walks. In all the property totals approximately 1.81 hectares (2 acres).

Important Notice    1.   No information given about the property or its value whether written or verbal or whether or not in these particulars (informational) may be relied upon the statement of representation or fact.   Neither Chappell and Matthews nor its joint agents have any authorisation to make any representation and accordingly may any informational given is entirely without responsibility on the part of Chappell and Matthews or the seller.   2.   Any photographs shown of certain parts of the property at the time they were taken any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3.   Any reference to authorisations to or use of any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning/building regulations or other consents have been obtained, these matters must be verified by any intended buyer. 4.   Any buyer must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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151 Whiteladies Road Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2RD

0117 227 2034 Local call rate

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Chappell & Matthews, Bristol

151 Whiteladies Road Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2RD

0117 227 2034 Local call rate

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