An attractive and elegant Grade II listed c 1840 late Georgian period town house in a very sought-after area of Bristol. Arranged on four floors the house has three receptions, four bedrooms, a charming south-west facing walled rear garden and detached garage.
Its end-of terrace position ensures abundant extra light from the side elevation. At front garden level are dining room, kitchen, utility area and wc. The ground floor, entered from Cotham Side, has a generous hallway, leading to a double reception room, and access through a very useful workshop to the rear garden. The first floor has two double bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower/WC. There are a further two double bedrooms on the top floor. Gas central heating throughout.
- Four storey family house
- Three receptions
- Four double bedrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room and workshop
- South West facing garden
- Detached garage
- No onward chain
Lower Ground Floor
Dining room - 17ft x 15ft8 Original parquet flooring; sash window onto front garden; working wooden shutters; working gas fire and shelved alcoves.Kitchen - 13ft6 x 9ft4 Sash window with original working shutters to rear of house; fitted cabinets and natural wood counter with sink; tiled splashback and space for cooker, dining table and chairs; vinyl floor covering.Utility area - 11ft6 x 6ft6 with storage space under stairs, one full height fitted cupboard, ample space for washing machine, fridge-freezer and further cupboard.Cloakroom with wc and hand basin.Back door to rear garden.Stairs to ground floor, with door at head.
A generous hallway entered from Cotham Side, lined with period wooden panels, with storage cupboards. This leads to the double reception room 15ft8 x 13ft6 and 13ft9 x 9ft4 occupying the full depth of the house. These work well as a single space, but alternatively the rear part could become a study or music room. The lofty ceiling at 2.80m has an ornate original plasterwork cornice. Feature arch. Stripped ash hardwood floor and working wooden shutters to both rooms. A fully glazed former doorway brings extra light into the front room.Also from the hall, a useful workshop space 9ft6 x 7ft4 with workbench and sink, and split door leading to the back garden.
Master Bedroom - 15ft9 x 13ft8 benefits from early morning sun. It has a ceiling height of 2.55m., extensive views up to twelve miles to the north-east, an original feature fireplace and hearth, and capacious fitted storage cupboards.Bedroom 2 - 13ft9 x 9ft6, currently in use as a study, looks over the rear garden and has an open view as far as the Royal Fort opposite University Senate House. Built-in cupboard with pine door.Bathroom is on the same floor, with bath and washbasin. Sash window to side elevation, with acrylic secondary glazing. Separate shower room with shower cubicle, WC and window to the side elevation. All flooring on the first floor is of original pine boards, stripped, sanded, varnished and draught-proofed.
Landing has ladder access through a hatch out onto roof, a large fitted cupboard and sash window to the side elevation.Bedroom 3 - 15ft9 x 13ft10. Sash window with wide views across Bristol to northeast. Bedroom 4 - 13ft9 x 9ft5 has sash window and fine views to rear of property. Built-in cupboard with original pine door. Secondary access hatch to roof space.The roof is of double valley construction, with concrete tiles and leaded valley gutters, and a parapet surround. From this vantage point it is possible to see as far as the Cotswold Hills near Stroud!
Front Garden: an attractive range of shrubs, small trees and plants.Rear Garden A charming south-west facing sunny garden, walled all round giving privacy and security and paved on three levels. Access at ground floor level from the workshop, or via steps rising from the back door at lower ground level. Well planted, including two apple trees.Garage: accessed from back garden, with double wooden doors to Cotham Side, and second door going onto St Matthew's Lane at rear, convenient for wheelie bin access.
Heating: full central heating and domestic hot water are provided by a Worcester Bosch gas condensing boiler, installed September 2013, sited in the workshop.The house is in excellent decorative order throughout. The period doors are of original pine construction, and have been stripped and waxed or oiled.Windows to both front and rear retain the distinctive multipane rising sash format of the Georgian period.All four bedroom windows, and the three staircase windows to Cotham Side, are fitted with glass secondary glazing in sash format for ventilation, and pivotable for cleaning.Locality: the Cotham area is highly convenient for access to the University, hospitals and all the city centre amenities for which Bristol is celebrated. Fremantle Road lies within the Kingsdown Residents' Parking Zone.
We bought the house in 1981, and fell for it on our very first viewing. Since then we have seen our family of two sons grow up in this quiet and friendly neighbourhood, and we are now moving to a smaller property very close by. We remain in touch with friends and neighbours with whom we have excellent relationships, and we leave Fremantle Road with some regrets but many happy memories.