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ONLINE AUCTION (Auction date 17/08/22) – An extensively renovated and extended 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached house in the desirable Bristolian suburb of Abbots Leigh, offered to the market with no onward chain.
Originally a dilapidated 1970’s house, ‘The Gables’ was stripped back, tastefully restored, fully renovated and substantially extended in 2020 by a professional team of local crafts and tradesman on behalf of the current owners.
Behind a set of double timber gates a large and secure gravelled driveway provides private off road parking for 4-6 vehicles, an EV electric car charger, and scope to add a more permanent garage or carport under permitted development rights (subject to local authority consent), complimented by further visitor parking on a block paved driveway in front of the properties East Wing. Discreet CCTV cameras cover the front and rear gates and parking areas.
Alternatively a pedestrian gate leads you down a slate paved, and perimeter lit, pathway under the foliage covered pergola to the main entrance. Upon entering the entrance hall, a feature stained glass window and retractable screen and projector set a scene of welcoming tranquility and calm.
A water based underfloor heating system, which runs throughout the ground floor, takes the chill of the winter evenings and provides a constant cosy feeling in the spring and summer months.
From the entrance hall an opening leads to the open planned kitchen, dining, family & cinema room, where an ornamental 5KW gas fire with see through tipple aspect glass creates a stunning focal point. The cosy seating area doubles up as a social entertainment space and can be plunged into darkness and enjoyed as a home cinema, with another retractable screen, HD projector and Bose surround sound system.
Moving left, the sociable kitchen/dining area houses floor to ceiling height, Velfac (sister company of Velux) triple glazed Argon filed sliding patio doors and windows, locking in the heat during the winter months and allowing a thorough blow through in the summer months.
The bespoke, handmade kitchen hosts a kitchen island, with integrated wine chiller, AEG multi-fuel (gas & electric) hob and hidden extractor fan and food prep Belfast sink. A 2m x 2m skylight over the kitchen island floods the whole area with light.
Large pantry cupboards, an integrated NEFF dishwasher, NEFF double oven and additional 1.5 washing up sink and drainer complete the remainder of the kitchen.
Moving right from the entrance hall, another versatile open space has been used as a games area, occasional guest bedroom (behind screening) or reading area. The glazed balustrade, bespoke cantilevered stairs clad in solid American Walnut and illuminated slate effect wall draw the eyes effortlessly to the first floor.
Also on the ground floor, a fully functioning, all singing, all dancing shower room accommodates a W.C, a freestanding wash hand basin, and walk-in shower with both rainfall and body shower heads.
Opposite the shower room, the rear porch provides a practical, low maintenance space to kick off your muddy walking boots, towel down your wet dog or dump your heavy shopping bags.
Off the rear porch, the plant room is home to the underfloor heating controls, and the ‘Joule’ mega flow boiler system which operates off the 13KW Mitsubishi EcoDan air source heat pump, and returns an approximate £300 per quarter Renewable Heat Incentive payment from the Government. Opposite the plant room the hidden utility room houses plumbing and recess for a washer/dryer, and ample hanging for damp clothes and storage space for all your cleaning products.
Completing the ground floor living accommodation, an additional reception room with direct access from the master bedroom and three large windows, is currently used as a music room, but would operate well as a playroom, a more formal living room, a gym or even a 5th bedroom.
The first floor accommodation comprises of three double bedrooms one single bedroom, one main shower room and a large, easy accessible loft running the whole 19m length of the house.
The Master Suite has a fully functioning ensuite with luxury freestanding copper bath, a rainfall shower, W.C and heated hand towel rail, all opposite a large open dressing and makeup area with well appointed bespoke fitted wardrobes. Hidden above an electric hatch, a bespoke fully fitted wardrobe loft room provides additional discrete storage space for designer shoes, handbags and other clothing.
The master bedroom has far reaching views over open fields towards the Leigh Woods, hidden integrated cupboards under the eaves and another retracting screen and overhead projector to stream movies from the comfort of your bed.
Equally luxurious, Bedroom 2 also comes complete the views across the fields towards Wales, and its own ensuite wet room, with rainfall and body showers, freestanding bathtub and a W.C.
Outside the wrap around garden has a large lawned area and outside decking for alfresco dining on a summer evening. Perimeter raised beds and border planters add a splash of colour. Ornamental Cherry trees screen the garden shed, whilst the ornamental water feature acts as a peaceful focal point to the outside space.
Along the North elevation of the property there is an outdoor power point and tap for all your gardening tools, and a timber storage cupboard discreetly houses the LPG gas bottles that operate the gas hob in the main kitchen and the Kalfire gas fire in the centre of the living area.
Abbots Leigh is a fantastically popular suburb, with a fantastic array of local facilities, including Bristol’s famous Ashton Court house and grounds, home to the annual Balloon Fiesta, seasonal golf and mountain biking and a lovely place for a dog walk. The extensive Leigh Woods, which is less than 5 minutes walk away, is a popular spot for families and dog walkers.
Clifton Suspension Bridge is a little under 2 miles away with fantastic views of the city and Harbourside, and Clifton’s independent shopping, eating and drinking quarter is only 2.5 miles away. Clifton Village has a wide range of highly rated bistros, epicurean shops and coffee bars – some of the restaurants are excellent!
Sea Mills & Clifton Down railway stations are 2 miles away with regular services into Bristol Temple Meads and motorway access is at Junction 19, M5 for Portbury/Gordano within 4 miles.
The area is well catered for in the way of schooling, with a number of Ofsted rated ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ schools within 1 mile. There are a wide range of golf, tennis and other sporting clubs in easy reach of the property, which is connected to fast fibre Internet with speeds in excess of 300 Mbps facilitating stable video conferencing and working from home.
Council Tax: Band G (Approx £3,251)
Local Authority: Bristol City Council
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