An opportunity to acquire a period, Grade II listed Dutch gabled Victorian terraced family house believed to date back to the early 1840's and is in need of modernisation throughout.
This fine period home is located on one of Portishead's most highly regarded roads and offers easy access to the nearby Lake Grounds, Marina and the traditional High Street. The rear elevation of this grand home affords stunning, elevated views over the Lake Grounds, estuary and the Welsh hills in the distance.
Arranged over four floors, the property offers elegant accommodation which was formerly the most comfortable family home with period features that are found throughout the property and include a beautiful turning staircase and swan neck hand rail, ceiling cornices, fireplaces, panelled doors and internal shutters. The rooms on the rear elevation enjoy a westerly aspect with the drawing room and master bedroom in particular having the most glorious views across the Lake Grounds and towards the estuary and the Welsh hills.
On entering the property you're greeted with a welcoming entrance hall with high ceilings, archways with corbels and a swan necked turned staircase rising and descending to the basement to the upper floors. The principle reception rooms are accessed on the entrance level with the drawing room residing to the rear elevation of the property. The drawing room features a bay window which affords elevated views of the Lake Grounds and the estuary. French doors then lead out to a small terrace with a stone external staircase that descends down to the rear garden. The sitting room lies to the front elevation, easterly aspect and is filled with features such as sash windows & shutters, ceiling cornicing and butlers pantry complete with Welsh dresser.
The first floor features three double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite shower room. The views from the bay window really are spectacular with stunning elevated views of the Lake Grounds and the Welsh hills. From the master bedroom a single bedroom can be accessed with could be kept as a childs bedroom or used as a dressing room. A family bathroom occupies this floor and serves bedrooms two, three & four. The first floor landing is light and airy with skylights and a staircase that ascends to another double bedroom that completes the internal accommodation.
The basement offers huge potential and could be reconfigured to create either an apartment, or to cater for a dependant relative with ample space to do so. For those buyers who want to retain this space, a kitchen, dining room, shower room, utility room, reception room with two store rooms provides the ideal space to develop into a substaintial family living space with direct access to the garden.
The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and patio and offers the opportunity for children to run wild and explore. The patio can be accessed from the basement and has an expansive space to entertain family and friends or just relax and watch the ships sail by after a long day in the office. The garden features deep planted borders that extends down to Battery Lane providing a pleasant outside space for all of the family to enjoy. There is a double garage with an electric roller door which providing ample space for two vehicles. The property also benefits from having cellars that extend under the whole length of the front elevation providing useful dry storage space or access to the basement if one wanted to convert it into an apartment.
Accessed from Battery Lane via an electric roller door offering off road parking for two vehicles.
The convenient location makes it the ideal choice for a variety of purchasers providing easy access to both Portishead's traditional High Street and the delights that the Marina has to offer with a selection of bars and restaurants to enjoy in both locations. The family buyer will warm to the nearby Lake Grounds allowing children the perfect space to explore or enjoy the various sporting activities they have to offer, or simply enjoy a picnic during those warm summer months.
Portishead itself has seen great investment over the last five years, adding to its popularity and facilities which include a stunning Marina, Waitrose supermarket, a recently refurbished Lido as well as a number of small boutiques, eateries and larger facilities. Portishead is increasingly popular with families and couples who embrace the outdoor life, many taking advantage of the good schools, golf course, coastal walks as well as access to the M5 motorway network at junction 19. For commuters Bristol city centre is 10 miles away and Bristol Temple Meads or Parkway offer high speed train links to London Paddington in 90 minutes. Bristol International airport has flights throughout the world and is some 12 miles to the South of the property. There will also be a new train link directly to Bristol.
Offering true flexibility of use, as well an abundance of charm and character typically associated with a quintessential English Victorian home, Goodman & Lilley anticipate a good degree of interest due to its location and the accommodation on offer. Call us today on 01275 430440 and talk with one of our property professionals to arrange an internal inspection.
M5 (J19) 3 miles, M4 (J20) 11 miles, Bristol Parkway 14 miles, Bristol Temple Meads 10.5 miles, Bristol Airport 12 miles (distances approximate)
Local Authority: North Somerset Council Tel: 01934 888888
Council Tax Band: F
Services: All mains services connected.
Energy Performance Certificate: Exempt Due To Being Grade II Listed
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