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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Vicarage Lane, Tockington, Bristol, BS32

Sold STC £1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four receptions
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • Swimming pool and pump room
  • Carriage drive, garages, tack room, stables and wood store
  • Agricultural and equestrian barn with yard
  • Formal gardens, woodland and pasture
  • Circa 7.598 acres
  • A further 21.7 acres available by separate negotiation
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Unrivalled views over the Severn Estuary and Welsh hills


The Brake is situated on an Southerly escarpment with exceptional and far reaching views over the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. Notable landmarks in sight include the two Severn Bridges and the Brecon Beacons. Whilst enjoying marvellous views, the secluded position for the house ensures that it is not overlooked. The villages of Old Down, Tockington and Olveston are all within one mile. The market town of Thornbury (approx. 3 miles) provides more local services and 2 supermarkets, and Cribbs Causeway (the largest shopping centre in the southwest) is about 5 miles distant. Central Bristol lies 10 miles away with its mixture of old and modern architecture and offers extensive cultural and recreational facilities, including 3 theatres. The locality is extremely well served by private and state schools including Tockington Manor, Castle School and Marlwood. There are excellent road, rail and air links with the M4/M5 giving access to London, South Wales, the South West and Midlands. Bristol Parkway station is approximately 7 miles away and Bristol International Airport lies within 22 miles and serves both domestic and international destinations.


An established country house located on a southerly escarpment and enjoying panoramic views over the Severn Estuary and Welsh Hills. Constructed circa 1906, The Brake was further extended in 1953 and now represents a significant family home with an adaptable footprint. Purchased some 23 years ago, additional land was acquired with the prerequisite agricultural buildings added. The property now sits centrally within its sizable plot. Paddocks and pasture work in harmony with the former gardens and are ideal for grazing livestock, whilst stable and a tack room sit adjacent to the house.

The Brake is constructed from stone elevations under a pitched and tiled roof with three floors of accommodation including the annexe. There are magnificent elevated views to the East, South and Westerly orientations and a Bluebell wood and copse provide not only a screen from prevailing winds but also an appealing backdrop.

There are two principal rooms with bays to the front and side. The drawing room is dual aspect with a feature fireplace and open flue. The dining room is also dual aspect with a further fireplace, open flue and ceiling detail. The reception hall is large and welcoming space, although seldom used as the rear lobby on a day to day basis is the principal point of entry. The kitchen/breakfast room is sizable and typically the social hub of the house, warm and inviting with the oil fired Aga and featuring a host of natural wood wall and base units and various integrated appliances. The sitting room has a more contemporary sun room beyond with an Southerly orientation and overlooking the rear garden and Bluebell wood. Within the rear lobby there is a study, and the boot room/boiler with a back staircase to the annexes bedrooms. Additional sundry stores include the utility and cloakroom. The first floor has wonderful elevated views with five bedrooms incorporating the annexe served by three bathrooms. The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe whilst on the top floor there are two further bedrooms and a shower room

The grounds are large and varying including formal lawns and the aforementioned pasture. Garden lie to the front and side of the house with strategic planting and plenty of colour. A swimming pool with pump room sits adjacent to further outbuildings which include stables, a tack room garages and a WC. Gardens have been heavily planted with native flora and there is an abundance of colour noted throughout. The majority of the land is for grazing with a winter shelter and more recently constructed barn for cattle and horses. There are four separate field gates each with road access alongside an extensive network of road riding and hacking opportunities.

Square Footage: 3,957 sq ft
Acreage: 7.59 Acres

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11 May 2016

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