'The Chancel' is unique opportunity to acquire a substantial, bespoke period two bedroom townhouse located within a prime residential area close to the popular Lake Grounds and the traditional High Street.
Originally built as the Union Chapel in 1877, designed by eminent Architects Wills & Voisey (of the Wills family) who were briefed to use only the best craftsmen and materials. This architecture have stood the test of time, with local stone walls, hand cut Bath stonework, detailed carving to the interior roof trusses and beautiful arts and craft style stained glass windows. Sympathetically converted in 2014 by builders Messrs' Brownfield Green, this fine home offers in excess of 1200 SQ FT of stunning, character filled living accommodation arranged over four floors. The home, is situated in the southwest corner of the building and still retains many of the original features including the only original front door, staircase & Victorian quarry floor tiling to finish part of the ground floor. The stone colonnade, stained glass windows and ornate decorative woodwork add even more depth and character throughout the property. A perfect blend of old and new, a real one off!
In brief, the accommodation comprises; entrance hall, cloakroom, 19'11" x 12'10" Kitchen/Dining Room, galleried landing with study area, living room, second floor master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, third floor bedroom two with en-suite shower room. Outside, the property The rear garden enjoys a southerly orientation and is enclosed by natural stone walling and timber fence panels which offers a high degree of privacy. The garden is predominantly laid to artificial lawn with mature shrub and ornamental trees occupying the borders. Gravelled areas adjoins the artificial lawn and provides pleasant seating areas provide the ideal space to sit back dine al fresco in the warmer summer months. The garden is accessed by a secure gate with a natural stone pathway which leads up to the period front door.
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.
Period latched timber door opening to the entrance hall delineated by an elegant Bath stone arch and stained glass church window, decorative quarry tiled flooring, stair case rising to the first floor landing with feature exposed stone walls, oak door opening to the kitchen, Bath stone arch with period timber door opening to:
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising; low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin, radiator, recessed ceiling down lighters, extractor fan, exposed stone wall, stone flooring.
A generous sized room, light and airy in its appearance which really is the 'hub of the home' and is designed with sole purpose of entertaining family and friends. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of white wall, base and drawer units with quality white Corian work surfaces over, inset stainless steel sink with gold mixer tap, glazed splash back, under pelmet down lighting, space for American fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, eye-level electric fan assisted ovens, The feature Corian central island unit/breakfast bar is fitted with plenty of drawers, four ring gas hob with modern extractor hood over, the island unit has 'pop up' power point, wood flooring, radiator, two double glazed doors opening to a private side garden, recessed ceiling down lighting. The dining area has three characterful gothic arched windows to the front aspect that enjoy a southerly orientation and floods the space with natural light. A fine feature of this area is the decorative quarry tiled flooring and the built-in window seat offers ample space to sit around a family sized dining table
A turned stair case rises to the first floor landing with a full height ceiling, feature exposed stone walls with gothic arched church windows to the side aspect, office space on the landing with power/USB point, stairs rising to the second floor landing, solid oak door opening to living room.
A peaceful room with gothic arched windows to the front and side aspects adding character and charm as well as an abundance of natural light. The windows are fitted with double glazed units over the windows to prevent heat loss but yet doesn't compromise the character. The room is warmed by radiators and finished with engineered Oak flooring, TV point. A cupboard conceals a gas fired boiler that serves domestic hot water and the heating system.
A light filled space with two skylights, exposed decorative structural timbers, Oak door to the master bedroom, stairs rising to the third floor second floor bedroom.
Gothic church window to the front aspect, radiator, skylight to the side aspect, door to:
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash basin with storage beneath, deep panelled bath with shower screen and mains shower, tiled splash back, heated towel radiator, storage cupboard.
Solid Oak door opening to:
Two skylights to the side aspects with Channel view glimpses, radiator, exposed decorative roof trusses typically associated with church architecture, Oak door to:
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising; low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin with storage beneath, shower enclosure with mains shower, tiling to splash prone areas, heated towel radiator, two skylights, continuation of the decorative roof trusses.
The rear garden enjoys a southerly orientation and is enclosed by natural stone walling and timber fence panels which offers a high degree of privacy. The garden is predominantly laid to artificial lawn with mature shrub and ornamental trees occupying the borders. Gravelled areas adjoins the artificial lawn and provides pleasant seating areas provide the ideal space to sit back dine al fresco in the warmer summer months. The garden is accessed by a secure gate with a natural stone pathway which leads up to the period front door and also accesses the private, secret garden to the west elevation of the building. This garden offers another private seating area, laid to stone chippings and can be accessed from the kitchen via two doors. This area provides another opportunity to capture the late summer sun in complete privacy.
The property benefits from having an allocated parking space which is accessed from the front of the building on Woodhill Road.
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