7 bedroom semi-detached house for saleThe Green, Temple Cloud, Bristol, BS39
- Delightful Grade II Listed residence
- Generous 5500 sq ft accommodation
- Six receptions
- 24 ft kitchen/breakfast room
- Seven bedrooms
- Potential annex accommodation
- Wonderful grounds approaching 2 acres
- Gas fired central heating
A wonderfully spacious Grade II Listed Georgian home set in extensive grounds
Temple Cloud is a village located within the Chew Valley, well placed for mainline rail stations in Bath and Bristol and a short drive from the international airport. Sporting amenities (in addition to clubs held within the village hall) include several golf courses, a tennis club and sailing at Chew Valley Lake. Certainly, an historic village with the "Temple" in the place name relates to the Knight Templar who left the manor of Cameley and Cloud around 1200. Indeed, the 12th century crusader church of St James stands a short walk across fields featuring wall paintings and a sculpture from the period.
This wonderfully spacious Grade II Listed Georgian house offers accommodation of some 5500 sq ft and from its elevated position commands lovely southerly views across its extensive grounds towards a backdrop of open countryside. The property is located at the edge of the village and is believed to have been built between 1750 and 1780 by the Hippisley family of Ston Easton and was subsequently part of Rees Mogg estate. The house certainly has a rich history, and for a number of generations it was the local doctor's house and it is a joy to see so much of the original period character still in evidence: listed items of note include sash windows, fan light, Acanthus frieze cornice and wall panels. That said, this home is by no means a museum piece and it is of a proportion and style to offer wonderful family living with a calm and relaxed ambience throughout. Indeed, for the family buyer it is worth noting that the home is perfectly placed for swift access to a range of excellent state and independent schools that include Cameley Primary School in Temple Cloud (with a recent outstanding OFSTED report). Chew Valley secondary school is very highly regarded and private schools such as Downside, All Hallows, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield are all within reach. From Temple Cloud, buyers tend to gravitate to either Bath or Bristol as both are equally convenient; indeed a half hourly bus service to Bristol (and Wells) stops 20 metres from the gate. As currently arranged, there are four generous receptions rooms on the ground floor with the drawing, sitting and breakfast rooms all facing due south with French doors to the terrace and gardens beyond. A rear hall with a back staircase, butlers pantry, cloakroom and utility room opens to a very pleasing kitchen/breakfast room with a gas AGA and fitted units. At first floor, a large central galleried landing is a feature in itself and in addition to the two main bedrooms, there is a separate suite with living room, kitchen area and shower room allowing for the creation of an entirely self contained apartment if so desired. There is a study/third bedroom at this level and a large family bathroom with a central roll edged bath. Spread over the next two floors are a further five bedrooms totalling seven in all if used as currently laid out but in turn offering tremendous flexibility should you wish for a series of self contained suites to be created.
The front elevation of the property gives little indication of the delightfully contrasting rear with its unexpected rural outlook and generosity of space. The large south facing terrace enclosed by an ornamental balustrade opens to an elegant flight of steps down to the wide lawned grounds bounded by mature trees and shrubs, established fruit and vegetable areas. In total there are grounds approaching two acres. There is current planning consent for the construction of a conservatory to join the L shaped kitchen at the rear of the property. Consent was also granted, but has now lapsed. for a deta ched stone annexe to be built in the rear garden to provide ancillary living accommodation. We advise any buyers interested in this matter to take independent planning advice on this matter.
Square Footage: 5,471 sq ft
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