Berkeley Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, BS8
- Elegant four to five-bedroom Grade II* Listed family home
- Separate lower ground floor two-bedroom apartment
- Sympathetically refurbished by the current owners
- Numerous retained period features
- Enclosed rear courtyard garden, communal front garden and first floor roof terrace
- Spacious kitchen and dining room
- First floor drawing room and sitting room
- Four upper floor bedrooms and two bath / shower rooms
- Lower ground floor two-bedroom apartment
- Gated rear parking for several vehicles
Externally, the house provides a handsome Georgian red brick façade, dating to the late 18th Century and most likely built by the celebrated Paty family (father and son).
It is inside however that No. 4 really sings, with the current owners sympathetically refurbishing the house with a soft but commanding touch; highlighting the numerous retained period features and classic light-filled proportions a Georgian house brings, yet fitting all the modern conveniences a family of today might need.
Through the front door, the welcoming hall with stripped wooden floors leads you in via a carved wooden archway to the stairwell, complete with the retained curved wooden balustrades and stairs to the upper floors.
The open plan kitchen and dining room are a wonderful space; high ceilings, period plasterwork and plenty of space for dining and socialising. The kitchen enjoys an expanse of work space, a large central island and a comforting gas fired AGA. There is plenty of fitted storage, along with a double fronted larder cupboard, integrated dishwasher and an integrated oven and surface mounted gas hobs for summer months, if the AGA is off.
From the dining room, a door leads out to the sunny rear courtyard, and to the gated parking beyond.
Further along the entrance hall is a useful rear hall, with a fabulous retained butlers pantry along with an ingenious "spyhole" cut through the stairs to spot who might be coming in the front door. The rear hall also houses a useful downstairs cloakroom with w.c and wash basin as well as further access to the rear garden and parking.
Upstairs, the first floor is a spectacular space, split between the formal drawing room to the front, with its shuttered triple sash windows, high ceilings with richly detailed plaster work, open fire and curved front elevation; and the spacious rear sitting room, finished in a darker hue with integrated bookcases and currently a generous home office. This too enjoys an open fire, and the room can easily double as a fifth bedroom, should extra guest space be needed.
From the hall and first floor half-landing is access to a private and roof terrace, walled on all sides and complete with sash windows, but exposed above to the sky. This is a fantastic space for a drink or meal, but does carry existing to consent to cover and bring "back in" to the house.
Above, the owners have dressed the second floor as a master suite, complete with a fabulous bedroom to the rear and fully fitted dressing room to the front. The dressing room could easily convert back to a fourth bedroom. The owners have spared no expense with the shower room, with a sensational walk-in shower cubicle with "book-matched" oversize marble slabs.
Over the landing on the first floor the owners have created a useful utility cupboard.
Above, over the top floor lie two charming double bedrooms, each with exposed wooden floors, and a stylish more contemporary bathroom complete with a separate walk-in shower.
Lower Ground Floor
Privately accessed from either the front or rear is a useful self-contained two bedroom apartment. Perfect for dependent relatives, home-help or for an additional income.
To the rear, the house enjoys a sunny south-westerly orientation, catching much of the day's sun. At present, the rear is divided between a courtyard garden and extensive parking, and can be configured again in favour of either asset. Access is via a remote control electric gate, and there is access to both the main house and apartment below.
To the front, No. 4 has been granted use of the well-maintained communal gardens; providing a perfect spot to enjoy the rich architectural backdrop of the crescent and the roof tops of Park Street, the University and Wills Memorial Tower to the front.
Berkeley Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, BS8
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Clifton Down Station0.6 miles
- Redland Station0.9 miles
- Montpelier Station1.2 miles
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