2 bed Ground Flat SOLD STC
Asking Price £330,000
This two double bedroom home is in a quiet, highly desirable part of Bishopston, just around the corner from the independent shops, restaurants and cafés of Gloucester Road. Finished to an extraordinarily high standard throughout, it boasts a stunning blend of sympathetically restored period features and modern fittings, as well as a large, beautifully designed garden.
The focus of the sitting room is the fully restored original fireplace (HETAS certified) with grand marble surround, flanked by a pair of finely crafted, solid-ash bookcases and cupboards. The original floorboards have been stripped and oiled, and the original sash windows, which flood the room with light, have been professionally draught and noise-proofed. Here, as elsewhere in the property, thoughtful touches abound: a traditional column radiator, a smart "Nest" thermostat, and even underfloor ethernet/internet connectivity to the opposite end of the flat, to extend wifi signal.
In the master bedroom, another huge sash window catches the morning light. Fitted with modern shutters, it provides a tantalising view of the garden through the trained chocolate vines of a pergola. There is enough room here for a king-size bed and lots of other furniture. Meanwhile, the second bedroom (used as an office by the current owners) is bigger than is often seen in flats in this area, and has been fitted with brand new carpet.
The real hub of the property, however, is the kitchen, which has been designed for the ambitious cook while still leaving room to host guests at a dining table. When the owners had this fitted one year ago they set the bar high, insisting on a mix of white oak and quartz worktops, as well as LED mood lighting options. LED lighting can also be found in the tasteful, cosy bathroom, which includes a marble-topped vanity unit and wall storage, as well a top-of-the-range humidity extractor fan. The thermostatic shower won't let you down, as the flat's 35kW combi boiler still has nearly four years remaining on its guarantee.
That just leaves the garden – and what a tranquil place this is to return to at the end of a hard day. A seating area is secluded among raised beds that feature a lovingly designed, architectural planting scheme. Established, and in some cases rare, the plants have been selected for their relatively low maintenance and to look inviting throughout all the seasons.
Sitting Room – 4.7 x 3.8m (to maximum points, into bay)
Master Bedroom – 3.9 x 3.2m
Second Bedroom - 2.9 x 2.6m
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 5.4 x 2.9m
Bathroom – 1.9 x 1.7m
This flat owns both the front and rear gardens. The private rear garden has been thoughtfully designed and landscaped. The garden has several flower beds and attractive plants. This well maintained rear garden measures approximately 8 metres in length, at full width and approximately 16 metres from the wall of the bedroom to the rear boundary wall. Within each garden is a recently installed timber shed for bikes and other storage.
The flat is situated on Brynland Avenue, a road which runs parallel to Gloucester Road. Residents of Brynland Avenue can make the most of dozens of independent shops and cafés nearby. Within short walking distance is Joe's Bakery (renowned for its speciality breads), Boston Tea Party café, the award-winning Bishopston Fish Bar, family pubs such as as The Lazy Dog and The Royal Oak, as well as various other restaurants. This popular part of Bishopston is home to many families making the most of the popular local schools: Bishop Road, St Bonaventure's and Ashley Down Road. For those commuting to work, the area is well-placed for major areas of employment both in the City Centre and in North Bristol, with regular buses running both ways along the A38. For those looking for green spaces, this area of North Bristol is well placed for Horfield Common, The Downs and the Blaise Castle Estate, whilst sports-lovers benefit from lots of facilities and live sport in the local area including domestic and international cricket at the nearby County Ground.
What is Included?
The sheds in the front and back gardens will be included with the sale of the property. In the kitchen, the integrated fridge and the integrated slimline dishwasher will be included in the sale. In the master bedroom, the bespoke shutters will also be included within the sale. Other appliances and furniture are not automatically included but may be available for separate negotiation.
Estimated Rental Value
The flat is situated on the ground floor with access through a main front door into a small communal hallway area.
According to our sellers, the flat has around 967 years remaining on the lease. The flat comes with a share of the freehold and split of the building's insurance and maintenance of the building as a whole, with the owner of the flat upstairs.
Our Sellers Say…
'Our sunny garden flat has been a true labour of love. In winter there is no better place to be than curled up on the sofa in front of the roaring fire. And in summer the garden is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and something from the BBQ. The kitchen is spacious enough for entertaining and has been carefully designed to make cooking a pleasure rather than a chore. With two sheds, built-in bookcases and cupboards there's also tons of storage. This is the friendliest street we have ever lived on – super close to two excellent coffee shops, the best bakery in Bristol and some fantastic restaurants. If we didn't now need another bedroom we'd happily stay here forever.'
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