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8 bedroom detached house for sale

The Avenue, Clifton

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Full of light with a wonderful atmosphere and a wealth of handsome period features including many fireplaces, working shutters and impressive ceiling cornices and mouldings to the principal rooms
  • Large garage, driveway parking for 2/3 vehicles, charming walled gardens to front and rear including 'hidden' private sitting-out terrace accessed directly from the family kitchen/dining room
  • Highly prized location near Clifton College with the wonderful open spaces of the Downs within 100 yards and the Clifton Village shops circa ½ mile away
  • Easy and convenient access to the city centre commercial and business districts, the Waterfront areas and Whiteladies Road
  • Clifton College on the doorstep, Clifton High School within ½ mile, a wide range other independent and state schools within easy reach
  • Hall Floor: entrance vestibule, cloakroom/wc, reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, upper conservatory, study
  • Lower Ground Floor: hallway, cloaks/wc, thro' kitchen/dining room & family/TV room, lower conservatory, utility & laundry room, rear porch/boot room, wine cellar/store
  • First Floor: impressive staircase and landing, bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom/wc, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, family bath and shower room/wc
  • Second (Top Floor): landing, bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom/wc, bedroom 5 (currently arranged as a housekeeper's living room & kitchen), bedroom 6, bedroom 7, bedroom 8, shower room, separate wc
  • Gas central heating including many contemporary radiators in a period style and others with decorative radiator covers. Second gas boiler services entire top floor

Full description

A magnificent large detached Victorian period townhouse with charming town gardens, parking space for 2/3 vehicles and a generous garage in an enviable location near the Downs and Clifton CollegeUnderstated and impressive, beautifully appointed throughout, generously proportioned rooms, great for entertaining yet also warm and intimate


gated front drive, pathway, Covered Porch Entrance

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: - (side) (8'0" x 6'8") (2.44m x 2.03m)
ornate ceiling cornice, etched and stained glass sash window, tessellated floor, double doors into hall.

CLOAKROOM/WC: - (rear) (8'0" x 4'4") (2.44m x 1.32m)
panelling to three quarter height, white suite, high level flush wc, hand basin in cabinet with cupboards under, sash window.

RECEPTION HALL: - (19'1" x 8'2" plus staircase) (5.82m x 2.49m)
ornate ceiling cornice, tessellated floor, picture rail, impressive staircase with handrail and wrought iron balustrade rises to first floor and descends to lower ground floor.

SITTING ROOM: - (front) (20'6" max into bay x 17'10") (6.25m x 5.44m)
ornate ceiling mouldings and cornice, wide semi-circular bay with sash windows and working shutters, picture rail, period fireplace with coal effect gas fire, bell pull knobs to either side, extensive bookshelves.

DRAWING ROOM: - (front) (20'9" max into bay x 16'0") (6.32m x 4.88m)
ornate ceiling mouldings and cornice, front and side sash windows with working shutters, period fireplace with coal effect gas fire, bell pull knobs to either side, bi folding doors to:-

DINING ROOM: - (rear) (17'2" max into window bay & bi fold doors x 16'0") (5.23m x 4.88m)
ornate ceiling cornice and centre rose, picture rail, dresser style shelves, sash windows in box bay with working shutters - one with stable type door to conservatory.

UPPER CONSERVATORY: - (rear) (12'7" max x 11'2") (3.84m x 3.40m)
part of a double height conservatory, double glazed doors, stained glass leaded lights, door and wrought iron staircase down to garden.

STUDY: - (rear) (12'3" x 9'0") (3.73m x 2.74m)
ceiling cornice, sash window, cupboard with electric trip switches.


HALLWAY: - (11'9" x 7'11") (3.58m x 2.41m)
oak flooring extends throughout the kitchen/dining and family/TV rooms, ceiling cornice.

CLOAKS/WC: - (5'10" x 4'2") (1.78m x 1.27m)
white suite, hand basin, low level wc, tiled floor and surrounds.

THRO' KITCHEN/DINING ROOM & FAMILY/TV ROOM: - (front to rear) (overall thro' dimensions 36'6" x 15'5") (11.12m x 4.70m)
(space/areas measured and described separately as follows)

Kitchen/Dining Room: - (19'8" min excluding bay x 15'5" to kitchen side of arch) (5.99m x 4.70m)
luxuriously appointed, extensive range of base and wall units plus island unit with breakfast bar, granite worktops with tiling behind and lighting over, twin electric ovens/grills and ceramic hobs plus twin gas rings all with extractor hood, sink unit with mixer tap rinsing bowl, integrated dishwasher, contemporary dresser unit with drawers and cupboards, twin doors lead outside to charming south-west facing sitting-out terrace ideal for entertaining and dining alfresco.

Family/TV Room: - (rear) (16'10" including arch x 15'5") (5.13m/4.72m x 4.70m)
ceiling cornice, living flame coal effect gas stove, steps and bi folding doors open to:-

GARDEN ROOM: - (rear) (12'7" max x 10'8") (3.84m x 3.25m)
double glazed windows, double doors to rear garden.

UTILITY & LAUNDRY ROOM: - (rear) (11'6" x 8'5") (3.51m x 2.57m)
extensive range of built-in work surfaces and storage cupboards including sink unit with mixer tap and rinsing bowl, gas condensing boiler, time clock and programmer, hot water tank in corner cupboard, dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, double glazed window, tiling behind worktops, tiled floor.

REAR PORCH/BOOT ROOM: - (rear) (13'6" x 6'8") (4.11m x 2.03m)
sink unit with hot and cold supply, quarry tiled floor, side window, built-in storage cupboard with electric light, steps and door lead outside to rear garden, door to Wine Cellar/Store: (rear) with outside ventilation.


well lit by double height sash windows with etched and stained glass, ornate cornice, range of built-in wardrobes, door to side landing with sash window and further staircase up to top floor with cupboard under stairs.

BEDROOM 1: - (front) (17'11" x 15'11" min excluding bay) (5.46m x 4.85m)
ceiling cornice, sash windows on two sides, picture rail, period fireplace with coal effect gas fire.

En Suite Bathroom/wc: - (side) (10'1" max behind bath x 8'7" min) (3.07m x 2.62m)
contemporary luxury white suite, twin hand basins, panelled bath with flexible spray attachment, shower enclosure with system-fed shower unit, low level wc, tiled floor and surrounds, shaver points, sash windows with etched glass, picture rail.

BEDROOM 2: - (rear) (16'0" x 15'11") (4.88m x 4.85m)
period fireplace, picture rail, ceiling cornice, sash window set in shallow bay with window seat and storage below.

BEDROOM 3: - (front) (16'0" x 14'9") (4.88m x 4.50m)
period fireplace, sash windows on two sides, ceiling cornice, picture rail, dado rail.

FAMILY BATH & SHOWER ROOM/WC: - (rear) (12'4" x 9'6") (3.76m x 2.90m)
contemporary white suite in a period style, roll top bath with ball and claw feet, tiled shower enclosure including system-fed fixed and flexible hand-held shower heads, twin hand basins built in cabinet with cupboards under, low level wc, picture rail, ceiling cornice, sash window with etched glass, tiled floor.


staircase rises via half landing, double glazed 'false sash' window, dado rail, loft access to roof space.

BEDROOM 4: - (front) (17'9" x 16'1") (5.41m x 4.90m)
fireplace surround, double glazed 'false sash' windows on two sides, picture rail.

En Suite Bathoom/wc: - (side) (7'2" x 5'5") (2.18m x 1.65m)
white suite, tiled surrounds, panelled bath, hand basin, low level wc, shaver point, casement window, picture rail.

BEDROOM 5: - (rear) (16'3" x 16'2") (4.95m x 4.93m)
(currently arranged as a housekeeper's living room & kitchen) double glazed 'false sash' windows, stripped floorboards, period fireplace, picture rail, base and wall units including sink unit with mixer tap, double electric oven, separate 4 ring electric ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher.

BEDROOM 6: - (front) (16'0" x 14'11") (4.88m x 4.55m)
period fireplace with coal effect gas fire, double glazed 'false sash' windows on two sides, picture rail.

BEDROOM 7: - (rear) (12'10" x 8'9") (3.91m x 2.67m)
picture rail, double glazed 'false sash' window.

BEDROOM 8: - (rear) (12'6" x 8'8") (3.81m x 2.64m)
picture rail, double glazed 'false sash' window.

SHOWER ROOM: - (5'7" x 5'5" including Airing/tank cupboard) (1.70mx 1.65m)
hand basin set in vanity unit, shower cubicle with electric shower unit, Airing Cupboard with hot water tank below, extractor fan.

low level white wc suite, picture rail.


for one or two cars within the gated driveway to the front of the property plus space for one car outside the gates.

INTEGRAL GARAGE: - (19'11" x 17'7") (6.07m x 5.36m)
electronic roller shutter door, electric light and power, generous space for one or two vehicles depending on size.


Front: (approx dimensions within the walled area 54ft wide x 32ft min depth to front of bay) attractively landscaped, iron entrance gates, verdantly planted retained borders, a plethora of shrubs, bushes and flowering plants, with wide flagstone pathways and patios including a 'hidden' private sitting-out terrace with outside lights directly accessed from the family kitchen/dining room at lower ground floor level, ideal for entertaining and dining al fresco, paved path to one side leads to main front entrance door and separate side access to the rear, driveway with parking space leads down to garage. Outside the gates are lawned areas with further shrubs and trees fronting The Avenue.

Rear: (approx dimensions 54ft wide x 42ft deep) (16.46m x 12.80m) lovely mature landscaped garden including rectangular and circular terraces paved with bricks and flagstones, numerous well-stocked retained borders, variety of shrubs, trees and flowering plants, main lawn, outside lights, stone boundary walls, greenhouse/potting shed to one side, cold water tap.


available exclusively through the sole agents, Richard Harding Estate Agents, tel: 0117 946 6690.

only items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Any other items such as carpets etc. are not included but may be available by separate arrangement.

1.The photographs may have been taken using a wide angle lens.2.Any services, heating systems, appliances or installations referred to in these particulars have not been tested and no warranty can be given that these are in working order. Whilst we believe these particulars to be correct we would be pleased to check any information of particular importance to you. 3.We endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not make any representation or give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on behalf of the seller. 4.Please contact us before viewing the property. If there is any point of particular importance to you we will be pleased to provide additional information or to make further enquiries. We will also confirm that the property remains available. This is particularly important if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. 5.Any floor plans provided are not drawn to scale and are produced as an indicative rough guide only to help illustrate and identify the general layout of the property6.Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. These matters must be verified by any intending buyer7.Please be aware that firstly, areas of prime responsibility (APR) for schools do change and, secondly, just because a property is located within an APR this does not mean schooling is guaranteed for resident children. Please make appropriate enquiries of the local authority to ensure you are fully aware of the exact position prior to exchange of contracts.

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12 July 2012


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