3 bed Semi-Detached SOLD STC
Guide Price £575,000
Positioned within a popular pocket of St Andrews is this generously proportioned three bedroom semi-detached house. Balmoral Road is a quiet street with an interesting mix of substantial family homes. The property itself offers three double bedrooms to the first floor and a four piece family bathroom. To the ground floor is a bay-fronted living room, downstairs WC, whilst the hub of this well presented house is the modern kitchen/diner with bi-folding doors leading to a private rear garden. The property also benefits from a garage and off-street parking. Marketed with no onward chain.
Kitchen/Dining Room 6.4 x 4.7m (to maximum points)
Living Room 4.5 x 4.1m (to maximum points, into bay)
Master Bedroom 4.1 x 4.0m
Bedroom Two 4.4 x 3.4m (including built in storage)
Bedroom Three 3.0 x 2.9m
Bathroom 2.5 x 2.1m
Balmoral Road is situated in a quiet pocket of substantial family homes on the eastern side of St. Andrews. The property is a short walk from the many popular independent shops and cafés on Gloucester Road and Picton Street in Montpelier such as Bell's Diner, included in the Top 100 in the National Restaurant Awards, as well as the locally-renowned Urban Standard and Gallimaufry. Just a short walk away is also St Andrews Park, a public park with children's play area and paddling pool. For sports fans, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club play regularly in summer just under a mile away and Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium is further up Gloucester Road. For commuters, the area is very well positioned with the city centre within walking or cycling distance and regular buses running along the adjacent Chesterfield/Cromwell Road. The M32 Junction 3 is just short drive for those looking to travel out of the city towards the M4 and M5.
The Onward Chain
The property is marketed with no onward chain.
What is included?
Within the kitchen there is an integrated oven and hob. Other white goods and furniture may be available for separate negotiation.
Estimated Rental Value
Our Seller Says
'We are sorry to be leaving this house. We bought it with the intention of settling in this area of Bristol after being in Clifton for many years. However, personal circumstances have meant a move to Cardiff and as a result we've decided to let this house go. I had intended to complete a loft conversion in addition to knocking the kitchen/diner through and installing the understairs toilet and the rear bifold doors. I feel the ground floor work has been very successful, making the space particularly attractive to families. The permission for the loft conversion is still in place should the new owner decide to complete this. It is estimated to add 10% to the value of a house on average and was expected to cost between 30-50 thousand pounds to complete depending on specification/finish and the amount of work the owner themselves undertakes.
It is a settled and friendly neighbourhood; the next door neighbours on both sides have been there since the 1960's. The street is easy to park on (although not part of the resident's parking scheme) and very quiet as traffic is prevented from entering from Cromwell road at one end. The local area has excellent amenities as described above. It is also a simple matter to walk 5 minutes to Montpelier train station and go to Clifton this way should one want to access the village, bridge and downs etc.'
The property is rated as a 'D' for both energy efficiency and environmental impact. The maximum potential for this house is a 'B' rating, which would be achievable through increasing the loft insulation, insulating the walls either internally or externally, adding floor insulation and low energy light fittings. Such improvements could lead to a saving of around £370 per year according to the energy performance certificate. The Bristol City Council says the house has 'Very Good' solar potential.