6 bedroom detached house for saleTickenham Hill, Tickenham, Clevedon, Avon, BS21
- Grade II Listed House
- Principal 5/6 bedroom residence
- 26ft kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility
- 3 generous reception rooms, study and cellars
- 2 adjoining 3 bedroom cottages and further outbuildings
- Generous barns offering conversion potential
- Beautiful 3.7 acre grounds, gardens and paddock
An elegant period home with beautiful views over rolling countryside
Tickenham House is situated in a secluded elevated position in a park-like setting commanding extensive views. The village of Tickenham is approximately 10 miles south west of Bristol, about 6.8 miles from the fashionable Clifton Village with its array of boutiques, bars and restaurants. There are good links to the M5 motorway network serving the South West and Midlands and linking to the M4, South Wales and London. Within the immediate environs there are schools, state and independent, notably The Downs School and Wraxall and Clifton College and Bristol Grammar in Clifton. There are many sporting pursuits within proximity, golf courses include Bristol & Clifton, Long Ashton and Clifton, sailing and fishing are available at Chew Valley Lake, with the latter also to be found at Blagdon Lake. There are many riding and walking opportunities to be found over the Mendip Hills. For national and international travel, Bristol Temple Meads provides an extensive service to a number of cities nationwide and Bristol International Airport has flights to many European and some long haul destinations.
Tickenham House is an exceptional Grade II Listed residence set at the head of an impressive sweeping driveway just 6.8 miles from Clifton Village and with beautiful valley views to the rear across gardens, paddock to the hillside at Cadbury Camp. Known at one time as the Great House and for a long time as Hales Farm, the main house was believed to have been built during the reign of Queen Anne or possibly George I with modernisation in the 19th Century when it was converted to a farm. Within the 3.76 acre grounds, there are significant outbuildings that offer terrific potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation and in addition to the main house, adjoining it to the right, there are two 3 bedroom cottages believed to date to the 1600. These cottages were once an earlier farmhouse and in recent times they have been lived in by family members and if so desired, they would certainly generate a useful revenue stream from rental income.
The main house is elegantly presented throughout and whilst offering substantial accommodation, it is of extremely comfortable and manageable proportions with a charming light and relaxed ambience throughout. The house which is believed to date to the 1700s retains some fine period details coupled with sympathetic and stylish modernisation where appropriate. A welcoming central hallway forms an impressive reception area for the house leading to a delightful drawing room on the western elevation with deep dual aspect windows overlooking the front grounds and the lawned walled gardens to the side. A marble fireplace with carved surround forms a focal point within the room that includes deep alcove display and storage areas, intricate architraves, panelling and working shutters. To the far side of the hallway is a separate sitting room, again with marble fireplace with granite hearth and Victorian style cast iron grate. A through study with modern cloakroom leads though to a very generous formal dining room with a smart Jetmaster fireplace and twin 12 pane sash windows to the rear courtyard. Whilst the cottages have independent external access, a substantial oak doorway leads from the dining room directly into the first cottage allowing this to be incorporated in to the main accommodation. The kitchen is a beautiful area, the perfect size for informal entertaining of family and friends with a large dining area and an array of ivory painted storage units that incorporate a Miele ceramic hob, integrated ovens and refrigeration units. A separate laundry room is accessed from the kitchen doorway to the courtyard and barns. The well balanced bedroom accommodation is principally arranged over just one and a half floors - the master suite is accessed from the half landing providing it with privacy and independence from the other family rooms and guest suite. This is a lovely quiet room with symmetrical built in wardrobes and a large beautifully appointed en suite bathroom. There is a separate cloakroom and shower room accessed independently from the half landing. A few steps lead up to the first floor landing with four double bedrooms, all of which enjoy a delightful outlook and a separate family bathroom complementing the separate shower room. The main staircase continues to a huge second floor gym with plenty of storage cupboards and the most amazing views through the wooded valley.
A pathway from the front drive leads through a pleasant sheltered garden to the first of the two cottages. This one having the option of accessing directly through the main house. On the ground floor there is a large entrance hall running the full depth of the property with cloakroom, access to the rear courtyard and galley kitchen and two reception rooms both overlooking the front garden. The staircase leads to three double bedrooms and a modern bathroom with over bath shower on the first floor.
With a side gate off the driveway, the second cottage has a smaller entrance hall with modern bathroom at ground floor level, again two separate reception rooms and a separate kitchen with dedicated utility space and 3 bedrooms. The cottage also has independent access to the side and again can be accessed directly from the main house through the first cottage if included in the main accommodation.
Further Barns and Outbuildings.
Main Barn: an impressive property that subject to planning approval and listed building consent would lend itself exceptionally well to conversion to ancillary accommodation or home office space.
Barn Two: houses the oil tank and with garden store flight of external stone steps leads to an unconverted first floor level again offering a good range of potential uses such as games room or home cinema.
Studio: this useful stone built building has had a variety of uses over time most latterly as an artist studio but once used as a the local doctor's surgery. It is conveniently located at the front of the house currently used for storage.
Small stone built stable located at the top of the paddock
Much of the charm of Tickenham House lies in its beautiful ornamental gardens and grounds that extend to some 3.76 acres. The grounds are laid out for easy maintenance with large impressive lawns, mature shrubs borders to the front including a naturalised copse which is a haven for local wildlife. A sheltered and level western lawn is walled on two side with gated access at the far end through to the paddock. Given its orientation, this part of the garden is a wonderful sun trap and the paved terrace runs from the front of the house through to the French doors directly into the kitchen/breakfast area which capture the best of the sunshine throughout the afternoon and early evening. Perfect for those that enjoy summer parties and outdoor dining. The Italianate garden to the rear has been carefully landscaped to include the central water feature, an ancient Mulberry Tree and small rear lawn sits adjacent to the small stable block and paddock.
Square Footage: 6,385 sq ft
Acreage: 3.7 Acres
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