Detached house for sale

Station Road, Bristol

£850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Period Property
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Nine Bedrooms - four en-suite
  • Six bathrooms in total
  • Impressive 17sq ft Master Bedroom with high vaulted ceilings
  • Set on approximately an acre plot
  • Landscaped gardens to front and rear
  • Parking for numerous cars

Full description

Portbury Priors is a lovely house which offers great flexibility with living accommodation, there are nine bedrooms in total some of which could be utilised as a study or playrooms.  The layout also lends itself to providing separate living accommodation maybe for a older child or with the possibility of giving an older relative the personal space they require while still being part of the family home.  At one stage, the house was a Bed and Breakfast establishment so this should give you an indication of the possibilities for this property. 

Built circa 1450 it is a beautiful and rambling renaissance property which is full of history, having once housed the local abbot and then reputedly becoming a Court House, it has now for some years been a comfortable family home.

The rather grand house comprises two wings and a central section, which is also a separate annex and has various outbuildings.

On the ground floor, the grand entrance hall runs the length of the house and has a staircase at either end taking you up to the bedrooms. Opposite the entrance is an impressive timber panelled dining room which has vast mullion windows looking onto the rear gardens.  Off the entrance hall there is also a formal drawing room with panelled walls and, a comfortable sitting room with an open sandstone fireplace.  To the rear of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room which has an Aga stove and plenty of units and works surfaces.  On this floor is also a second kitchen/utility room and access can be gained to the downstairs annex room which is complete with en-suite bathroom.

Upstairs, and one of the key features to the house is the master bedroom which is an impressive 17ft square with high vaulted ceilings and mullion windows with a view of the rear gardens, this is served by an en-suite bathroom.  There are also two further bedroom with en-suite facilities.  The final three bedrooms on this floor have the use of the two family bathrooms.

The top floor is reached via stairs lined by bookcases and houses two further bedrooms/playrooms or storage rooms.

The property is set on approximately an acre plot.  To the front is a large drive with ample parking and a pleasant lawn all surrounded with mature shrubs. To the rear are two generous lawned areas, again with mature shrubs.  There is an additional parking area to the rear of the property with space for a caravan, boat or possibly for a garage with the right permissions. 

Owners Opinion:

We have spent many happy years in Portbury Priors.  Our children grew up here and it was a bit of a children's paradise with plenty of space for hide and seek, for playrooms, and with large gardens for them to expend their energy.  In fact, it was a bit of an idyll for our children and they even talked us into keeping a pony in the garden at one time.  We look back with great affection at the times we have enjoyed here, especially the gatherings with friends and family, and one year we had 23 people stay for Christmas - that was one of many big family parties.  However, with the children all grown up and with families of their own, the house is now a little too large and so it is time to look to downsize and move on.  We will be very sad when it is time to leave our home but we hope that another family will have the opportunity to grow here and have as many happy times as we have.

Location:

Portbury Priors is situated in the village of Portbury which is convenient for Junction 19 of the M5 motorway, and is a short drive from both Clifton Village with its eclectic range of independent boutiques and restaurants and the vibrant Portishead Marina with its range of restaurants and shops including a Waitrose.  The locality offers a selection of both private and state schooling, including Clifton College, Clifton High School, Bristol Grammar School and Portbury Primary C of E School. 


Ground Floor: 

Reception Hallway 

Dining Room  
16' 10'' x 16' 2'' (5.12m x 4.93m)
Mullion window to rear, exposed ceiling beams, large fireplace converted to storage. Door to kitchen, door to laundry/second kitchen.

Kitchen 
16' 6'' x 13' 4'' (5.03m x 4.07m)
Double aspect with mullion window overlooking rear garden, two smaller windows overlooking side garden. Tiled Floor. Aga, built-in electric oven, electric hob, plumbing and space for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer. Range of wall and base units. Door and stone steps leading to:

Pantry 
Large walk-in pantry, window to side, wall shelving, electrical fuse boxes.

Drawing Room 
18' 4'' x 14' 0'' (5.60m x 4.26m)
Two mullion windows with window seats, small window inset to right hand side of fireplace and larger inset window on left hand side of room, oak wall panelling, open fire place.

Sitting Room  
17' 6'' x 14' 9'' (5.34m x 4.50m)
Two mullion windows to front. A large Bath stone mullion open fire place, panelling and recess shelving. There is also a bread oven which is understood to have concealed a Priest Hole.

Cloakroom 
Wood panelled and tiled. Frosted window to side. WC, hand basin, single radiator.

Utility Room 
14' 10'' x 12' 0'' (4.53m x 3.67m)
Window to side, range of wall and base units, sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for two washing machines and tumble dryer. Gas boiler. Large inglenook beamed fire place. Door to rear lobby leading to Bedroom 8.

Ground Floor Bedroom  
11' 11'' x 11' 1'' (3.63m x 3.37m)
This room could provide separate accommodation for a relative or house keeper. Windows to three different aspects. Half wall panelling, built-in wardrobe. Door leading to:

En-suite Shower Room  
Roof Window, low level wc, hand basin, shower cubicle.

From the entrance hall turn right and take the staircase to the first floor landing to: 

Master Bedroom 
17' 7'' x 17' 3'' (5.36m x 5.26m)
Large Mullion window overlooking the rear garden, timber panelling, cast iron Victorian fire place with tiled insets, incredibly high vaulted ceiling (we have been informed that concealed above the ceiling there are a wealth of church like original beams which could be restored and exposed to make a delightful feature) door leads to:

En-suite shower room  
Low level WC, wash hand basin, large shower cubicle.

Bedroom Three 
17' 0'' x 13' 4'' (5.19m x 4.06m)
Mullion window overlooking rear garden, timber wall panelling, cast iron Victorian fireplace. Leading to en-suite shower room.

Bedroom Four 
17' 9'' x 14' 5'' (5.40m x 4.39m)
Two Mullion Windows to front of property, fitted cupboards.

Family Bathroom 
Large Mullion window to front, low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, bath with shower over, built in storage, double radiator.

Secondary stair case lined with book shelves leading to landing with fitted cupboards: 

Top Floor Bedroom One 
17' 0'' x 13' 4'' (5.18m x 4.07m)
This room could be used as a playroom or bedroom. With exposed beams and two small windows overlooking the rear and side gardens.

Top Floor Bedroom Two 
11' 5'' x 7' 3'' (3.49m x 2.21m)
Small bedroom or playroom with exposed beams.

From the entrance hall turn left and take the staircase up to first floor landing to: 

Bedroom Five 
14' 5'' x 10' 0'' (4.39m x 3.05m)
Mullion window with window seat overlooking front garden, double radiator and built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom Six 
14' 5'' x 8' 10'' (4.39m x 2.70m)
Mullion window with window seat overlooking front garden, beams, Victorian cast iron fire place and double radiator.

Bedroom Seven  
15' 7'' x 8' 8'' (4.74m x 2.63m)
Mullion window to rear of property with window seat, double radiator and oak beam door. Door to en-suite shower room with low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle.

Bathroom 
Window to side, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath, with original oak beam.

Outside: 
To the front of property a sweeping gravelled driveway leads to a parking and turning area for approximately 4 cars. The front garden is laid to lawn with various mature trees. A pedestrian side gate leads to an additional parking space. There are further lawned gardens to the side of the house. To the rear there are enclosed lawned gardens. Access to large sheds and access to a large parking area which would be suitable for a caravan or a garage with the right permissions.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 August 2017

Nearest stations

  • Shirehampton (2.1 mi)
  • Avonmouth (2.1 mi)
  • St. Andrews Road (2.9 mi)
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Sarah Clark Property Consultants, Bristol

Saville Court Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4EJ

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0117 407 0109 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Shirehampton (2.1 mi)
  • Avonmouth (2.1 mi)
  • St. Andrews Road (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sarah Clark Property Consultants, Bristol

Saville Court Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4EJ

0117 407 0109 Local call rate

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