3 bedroom bungalow for saleSheepway, Portbury, Bristol, BS20
- Barrel vaulted gallery and octagonal inner hall
- Living rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom and guest bedroom
- Two further bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom
- Integrated garage and wine store
- Illuminated swimming pool
- Herb garden and kitchen garden
- Formal gardens and summer house
- EPC Rating = E
Rooms with a view
Sheepway is a quiet, tucked away hamlet offering countryside living within easy reach of the urban hub of Bristol's commercial centre. Close to the M5 motorway network and with rail services available from Bristol to London and the wider country, this is a suitably impressive proposition. Nearby Portishead has many shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants within the High Street and also the Marina. It also offers a wide range of out door activities both water based - Portishead Sailing Club, the marina and open air lido - and outdoor pursuits - golf at Clevedon, horse riding nearby and walking both the coast path and in the parks of North Somerset. There are highly reputed local primary schools in Portishead in addition to the highly regarded Gordano Secondary School. There are also a number of independent schools, primary and secondary that are easily accessible in Bristol.
A bespoke and detached dwelling the brainchild of architect Michael Axford and his wife Julie, constructed circa 1991 and the winner of the 1995 RIBA Regional Award. The brief for Bank House was to create an unrivalled home with optimum privacy and seclusion. Cool and contemporary in design with an uncluttered and clean interior, this was a bold addition in Sheepway to an already eclectic mix of high networth homes dating from the 17th century to the present day. Single storey and with a U shaped configuration, all rooms face directly onto the 12 metre swimming pool which is the centrepiece and a truly inspiring focal point. The arrangements of the room around the pool are dictated by the movement of the sun so that one can enjoy the first rays in the morning and the setting sunset in the evening. Enhancements have been made internally and externally subsequent to the build and these include replacement bathrooms, extensive re-tiling and more pertinently the implementation of the court garden, a haven for flora and wildlife and designed as a collection of outdoor rooms.
The long glazed barrel vaulted gallery is the initial point of entry and this opens through to a wonderful octagonal occasional dining space. Beyond is the pool framed by the circulation areas. The plan is simple and yet flexible with interconnecting living areas with three/four bedrooms, the fourth offering scope for an office or self contained flat. The kitchen/breakfast room is simple in design, ergonomic and hand built with Corian work surfaces and features some integrated appliances. Adjacent is the utility room.
This low energy house has wonderful solar gains with the extensive glazing and a wet under floor heating system, computer controlled and arranged in 16 zones. The same level of detail and attention has been lavished on the garden which includes a herb garden, kitchen garden and the former tennis court has been converted into a country garden complete with a summer house, meandering walkways and planter troughs resplendent with soft fruits, vegetables, native flowering plants, shrubs and trees.
Square Footage: 2,860 sq ft
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