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6 bedroom terraced house for sale

The Paragon, Bristol, BS8

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four reception rooms
  • Six bedrooms
  • Bathroom and three shower rooms
  • Garage, car port and lawned gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An iconic crescent with panoramic views


A prime residential address in one of the most sought after crescents in the heart of cosmopolitan Clifton Village. Home to bistros, bars and more recently the newly opened Ivy Brasserie, Clifton has an eclectic vibe and sits to the North West of the city and adjacent to notable landmarks including Brunel's famous Suspension Bridge, the Observatory and Avon Gorge. There is wide open parkland and wooded areas either side of the bridge, Durdham Downs has 400 acres and to the east, Failand, Long Ashton and the Smyth Estate has golf courses, bridle paths, woodland walks and mountain bike trails. There are a number of highly regarded schools, state and independent, primary and secondary with Clifton College, Clifton High School and Bristol Grammar all within relative proximity. The commercial centre has a further array of retail outlets, bars and restaurants in addition to Temple Meads Train Station with services to a number of cities nationwide. Transport links are particularly good with ease of access to the M32, M4 and M5. For destinations further afield, Bristol Airport has flights to many European cities and is approximately 8 miles distant.


A Grade II* Listed townhouse located in the heart of Clifton Village and within an iconic and listed crescent. A quiet backwater, The Paragon enjoys unrivalled views over the famous Avon Gorge and Bristol's commercial and maritime centre. Enjoying an elevated status, this particularly fine family home has historic charm, flexible living and an exceptional and mature garden conveyed with the property.

Constructed circa 1810 and incorporating Regency and Georgian influences, the property has been the principal residence of the current owners for some 40 years. During this period enhancements have been made and much enjoyment derived from the family environment.

The property is approached at ground floor level and via the ornate vestibule. There are double doors and a tessellated floor and a stained and leaded interior door leads to the reception hall. The rising staircase leads to the upper and lower floors with a mahogany turned handrail. The ground floor has an open plan arrangement with a kitchen overlooking the front elevation with a casement sash window, a range of wall and base units, tiled splash backs and integrated appliances. The family/dining room enjoys both formality and informality notable features include triple sash windows, working shutters, window seats and a door opening onto the balustraded terrace which spans the crescent. There is occasional seating and lovely views and this is a popular social gathering space for all home owners. In evidence are stripped floors, architraves, cornice, a picture rail in addition to a particularly fine fireplace with slate hearth and cast inset. The first floor includes the study and opens through via bi-folding doors to the drawing room with casement windows and doors on to the elevated balcony with panoramic views over the lower slopes of Clifton and towards the waterfront and city centre. Both rooms have ceiling detail and traditional fireplaces. The upper two floors are dedicated to the bedroom accommodation. There are three bedrooms on the second floor served by two shower rooms whilst the top floor offers three further bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom should one wish to obtain an income. The lower ground floor is versatile and works well for an extended family with independence available. There is scope for self containment for an annexe for a dependant relative subject to the necessary consents. Presently the layout includes a large utility with gas fired boiler supplying the domestic hot water and central heating. There is a shower room and a games room with a useful counter balanced hatch leading to the cellar. Beyond lies the garage and car port approached via the rear vehicular lane and gated for security.

The garden will be of particular note and interest to prospective purchasers and is a real asset, the freehold is owned solely by the owner of number 5. During the tenure of their occupation, the owners have maintained and developed the garden creating an oasis in the heart of the vibrant village with established plants, trees and deep, well stocked flower borders. Extensively laid to lawn and incorporating rockeries and pathways around the periphery, there are ancient Cedars, Silver Birch, Bay and Holly whilst the borders are fertile, rich in colour and include Cordylines, Roses and many other flowering perennials. A further and communal garden is located on the other side of The Paragon with contributions made to the management company for their maintenance.

Agents Notes:
We wish to inform prospective buyers of this property that the seller is related to an employee of Savills

Square Footage: 3,396 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
13 September 2016

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