The General has quickly become one of the most desirable developments in the whole of Bristol to live in. Originally built in 1892, this grade two listed building has managed to retain much of its characteristic grandeur whilst incorporating top of the range materials to accentuate the true meaning of modern living. The General is a quiet oasis in the bustling heart of Bristol which houses not one but two Michelin Star restaurants in Casamia and Paco Tapas as well as being within easy reach of the increasingly popular Wapping Wharf. This area around Gaol Ferry Steps is now home to several stylish homes, trendy bars and boutique shops within both Cargo One and Cargo Two, which came as two phases of retail and restaurant space, largely occupied for local independent businesses. The area was built on Bristol’s harbourside area, across the water from the busier city centre on the area known as Spike Island. Across the river to the south of the City Centre is the Southville and Bedminster area, which offers a range of popular eateries, bars and shops. For commuters, the area is ideal with several major employers just on the doorstep, including Lloyds Bank and Hargreaves Lansdown who are based on the Harbourside along with several major law firms around Redcliffe and Temple Quay and other industries around the centre of Bristol and up into Clifton. Access out of the city from this area is also straightforward with buses running frequently along the adjacent Cumberland Road to Bristol Airport and the nearby A4 and M32 providing access to the M5 and M4 respectively. One of the key selling points for The General is that it is only a short 15 minute walk to Temple Meads which is ideal for those looking to commute out of the City or escape for a weekend away. For those looking for quiet walks, there are pleasant routes around the Harbourside but the nearby Ashton Court and Victoria Park also provide expansive green space for running, dog walking and off-road cycling.
At over 900 sq ft, this chic one bedroom apartment is beautifully finished and oozes stylishness as soon as you step into the entrance hall. To your right is a sleek tiled W/C with heated towel rail and on the left is a useful utility cupboard to which the current vendor has added floor to ceiling storage. Moving into the open plan living area you are met with an abundance of natural light from the three large windows at the other end of the sitting room. The vendor has updated the kitchen with additional storage and bespoke fitted oak shelving and has also added an impressive kitchen peninsula that houses a wine fridge and really helps to section off the kitchen from the dining space whilst maintaining that open plan feel to the property.
As you walk into the sitting room the vendor has also added a floating television unit, shelving and further storage which fits in perfectly with the rest of the aesthetic. Double doors open out onto the private terrace which comes in at 29 ft wide, the perfect place to sit for a morning cup of coffee or afternoon glass of wine. Set off of the open plan reception room is the entrance to the bedroom which features its own walk in dressing room with bespoke fitted storage and private en suite bathroom. The bedroom has its own entrance out onto the courtyard and plenty of room for a King size bed. From the extra high vaulted ceilings to the hardwood flooring this property was built with the upmost care and the vendor has worked on turning it into an impressive and welcoming home. This property further benefits from a concierge desk ensuring that all of your post is securely received.