Seldom do opportunities such as this come to the open market. Commissioned in 1936, Elmlea is an exceptionally well appointed six bedroom detached family residence of outstanding quality with ample driveway parking, garage and attractive gardens with a westerly aspect plus extensive accommodation all in a prestigious and coveted location within 1/4 mile of the Downs and a stones throw to the highly regarded Elmlea School.
Elmlea is a fabulous detached house on a sought after road. The property is double glazed throughout, and has flexible family accommodation arranged over three floors. Internally, the house has a welcoming feel, being big enough to accommodate a large family and excellent for entertaining. The house has been updated by the current owners over the years of their ownership, including extensions to the roof space and rear of the property that now houses a wonderful open plan kitchen / living area that opens to the rear garden and a separate fitted utility room. Outside, it has a private enclosed west facing rear garden with lawn and decking, a generous front garden and driveway parking for several cars, as well as a garage/workshop.
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Rylestone Grove is a highly sought after and quiet location featuring an array of quality 1930s houses with distinguishing features. Ideally placed and within a short walk of the famous Durdham Downs, this north west suburb offers many amenities. These include local shops, hostelries and restaurants, as well as schools, both state and independent, primary and secondary. Nearby Elmlea is an outstanding primary school and Redmaids High, Badminton, Bristol Grammar, Clifton College and QEH offer excellent secondary education as well as Bristol Free School for which the property is within the heart of the catchment area. For sporting pursuits the area includes health and leisure clubs as well as golf courses. For the commuter the A4018 and A4 provide direct access to Bristol's commercial centre, and the motorway networks, M4 and M5. The house is well served by public transport. Rail travel is well catered for with mainline stations at Bristol Parkway and Temple Meads and international travel is available from Bristol Airport with flights to a number of European and some long haul destinations.
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The generous three storey family accommodation has been sympathetically refurbished and includes modern comforts such as double glazing whilst not compromising the integrity of the home. The traditional reception hall is significant in proportions with oak panelling and a solid oak floor, a rising staircase and front door with leaded windows to the side. There are two reception rooms, the dining room is dual aspect with feature beamed ceiling, a bay window to the front and two further windows to the side. The generous sitting room again features a beamed ceiling, bay window to the front, and a 1930's Minster fireplace made of Portland Stone. To the rear of the property the present owners have added a superb open-plan living area that incorporates a kitchen area fitted to a high standard with an Omega Symphony kitchen, various integrated appliances and a breakfast seating area, which opens to a dining area and on to a living space, all with ample light from windows, skylights and a set of large double doors that also provide access out to the attractive rear garden. A utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
At first floor level there are four bedrooms located off a grand landing. The master bedroom has the benefit of a full en-suite bathroom as well as ample space for an array of wardrobes. The remaining three double bedrooms are accessed from the landing and are well served by a family bathroom with a separate toilet.
The second floor was converted in 2004 by Allied Welsh and offers two further bedrooms (one used as a home office) and a shower room.
The property is approached to the front via a driveway with wrought iron gates and a generous, well maintained garden with evergreens and some mature trees. The garage / workshop was re built when the rear extension was done and sits to the side of the property, it has an additional door to the rear garden, and a workshop area with telephone/tv points. The attractive rear garden faces a sunny westerly direction with lawn and decking areas, the borders have been imaginatively planted and offer excellent ground cover and privacy.
Bristol City Centre 3 miles, M5 (J17) 4 miles, Bristol Parkway 5.3 miles, Bristol Temple Meads 4 miles, Bristol Royal Infirmary 3 miles, Southmead Hospital 2.4 miles, The Mall Cribbs Causeway 4 miles, (distances approximate)