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Somerset Street | Kingsdown


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Key features

  • A most Elegant Georgian house
  • over 5500 sq ft
  • 6 Beds Plus flexible use lower floor rooms
  • Rich in character and period charm
  • Wonderfully adaptable accommodation
  • Elevated position with City views
  • 90 x 32 ft rear garden
  • Exquisite ornamental front garden
  • Generous double garage
  • Grade II listed - circa 1780


An elegant and quite outstanding grade II listed Georgian house dating from circa 1780 with excellent gardens and double garage.

Rich in atmosphere and character with handsome principal rooms and a wealth of classic period features

Extensive accommodation (over 5,500 sq ft) comprising at least 6 bedrooms plus a flexible use lower floor of rooms.

Enjoys an elevated position with city views within a neighbourly community who cherish the ambience of this historic Georgian quarter.

Wonderfully adaptable accommodation for evolving families: well suited for multi-generational living, for those with independent relatives or teenagers or those seeking a home office, consulting rooms or for income.

Central location with easy access to the city centre, hospital/university areas together with good schools: Cotham Gardens Primary School, Cotham School and Bristol Grammar School are all within circa 0.5 miles.

Delightful rear garden (circa 90ft x 32ft) with southerly aspects, and an exquisite ornamental garden to the front just across the beautiful cobbled street.

Valuable and generous double garage.

Refined and sophisticated - this is a rather special home.


From the moment the front door is opened into the impressive reception hall, one is struck by the grace and presence of this charming family home. Pass under the beautiful arches to a fine period staircase with polished wooden handrail and dado rails that rise to first floor landing and descend to the lower ground floor. Doors radiate from the reception hall and lead into the grand drawing room with wide bay and three large sash windows with far reaching city views. A most civilised atmosphere with high ceilings, ornate mouldings, period marble fireplace with woodburning stove and exposed floorboards. Two doorways lead through to kitchen/breakfast room with hand-built units with Iroko worksurface and an island unit and space for a large table with city views to the rear. At the front of the house the large study/dining room has a fireplace with marble surround and enjoys the green outlook of the beautiful walled gardens, across the cobbled street. There is a large...

Lower Ground Floor Rooms:

Accessed off the rear of the reception hall via a short flight of stairs, is a further versatile floor of generously proportioned rooms which enjoy wooden flooring throughout and are accessed off a central hallway. The sitting room to the rear has a galley kitchen and there are three further rooms (currently used as bedrooms), a bathroom/wc and a sizeable workshop room. There is a further staircase which descends to a large vaulted cellar which provides for excellent storage accommodation with power and light. From the lower ground floor hall, glazed doors lead onto the rear garden.


Two boilers provide domestic hot water and heating, (via radiators) to 4 floors (the boiler located on the first floor services the lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor, and the second floor boiler services the second floor) – there is no service to the attic area.


Double Garage:

(21' 10'' max x 18' 9'') (6.65m x 5.71m)

[located at the far end of the garden] electric power and light installed, remote control electronic roller shutter door opening onto Dove Street and side personal door and steps up to garden.

Rear Garden:

(approx. 90' 0'' x 32' 0'') (27.41m x 9.75m)

steps down from the house, leading onto a large flagstone patio/sitting out area with prolific Wisteria, espaliered William Pear and Greengage trees and Victoria Plum. Greenhouse, brick and stone boundary walls and steps lead down to a lower lawned section of the garden with inbuilt trampoline and South Cerney stone pathway which leads down to further section of garden with deep beds, shrubs, bushes and trees (including a banana tree, olive tree, photinia red robin and grape vine). Side steps down to the side personal door into the double garage and a wooden garden door which gives separate access onto Dove Street.

Front Garden:

(accessed across the other side of the cobbled street), a delightful ornamental garden with stone boundary walls, flagstone paths and patio area, square pond with surrounding Chamomile lawn and deep beds containing a plethora of specimen bushes, shrubs and trees including tulip, loquat, Chinese witch hazel espaliered apple trees, plus raspberries, gooseberries and rhubarb. An elevated 'display' garden - harmoniously and sensitively landscaped to create a peaceful and unexpectedly green haven.


Viewing & Further Information:

available exclusively through the sole agents, Richard Harding Estate Agents, , contact us on: .

Fixtures & Fittings:

Only items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Any other items are not included but may be available by separate arrangement.


It is understood that the property is Freehold. This information should be checked by your legal adviser.

Local Authority Information:

Bristol City Council. Council Tax Band: G.


When we bought the house in late 2009, all the land and gardens opposite were owned by a former resident of the street. There was a ramshackle wooden garage on the garden opposite No.23, and the rest of the gardens were overgrown with wild hazel, brambles and ivy. The owner had made several attempts to get planning permission for seven townhouses, most recently in 2007, but had withdrawn the application after complaints, including a petition signed by hundreds of local residents. In 2012, just as urban planning rules were changing, we heard that the owner planned to sell the land as a development opportunity by auction. We got together with willing neighbours and approached the owner to buy the land before the auction was to take place.

Along with the owners of number 23, 25 and 26 Somerset Street and Somerset Villas we raised funds to meet our agreed portion of the purchase price. The gardens opposite 23 and 24 are now part of the land title of those houses; while the third...


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Band: G

Somerset Street | Kingsdown


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Montpelier Station0.4 miles
  • Redland Station0.4 miles
  • Clifton Down Station0.8 miles
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Richard Harding, Bristol

124 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RP

Richard Harding, Bristol

Richard Harding, Bristol Estate Agents - an experienced and professional independent family business...

...dedicated to getting the very best results for our clients and successfully selling residential property of all kinds in all price ranges including many of the finest homes in and around Bristol. We are known especially for handling a wide range of interesting, special and attractive properties with a good selection of high quality family houses and flats.


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