Grand historic house with fine period features
- Credit: Debbie Fortune Estate Agents
A historically-important Grade-II listed five-bedroom house offered for sale in Nailsea, with period features throughout.
Dating back to 1708, the property was originally constructed for a wealthy local tannery owners' family.
Set in walled gardens in a quiet position in an older part of the town, the house has been modernised and much improved over the years.
Approached via wrought-iron gates into a sweeping driveway and flagstone pathway leading to a glazed portico entrance, the accommodation comprises; entrance hallway, inner hallway, two reception rooms, kitchen-family room, conservatory, rear lobby and a laundry/washroom on the ground floor, with a family bathroom on a half landing and the bedrooms, another bathroom and a separate shower room on the first floor.
Original tessellated flooring is a stunning feature of the entrance hallway, which spans almost the width of the ground floor and leads via a door to the back garden. There is a study area in the hall, within a bay window overlooking the garden.
Lovely 12-pane Georgian windows are a feature of the dual-aspect first reception room, which also has a Minster-stone fireplace. Currently used as a large office, it could also be a formal dining room or a family room.
Bathed in natural light from an extension at the side of the house, the kitchen is fitted with a range of hand-painted units with granite worktops and has limestone flooring, an oak-fronted pantry, integrated fridge and freezer and appliances including a five-burner Britannia gas hob and Siemens integrated ovens, including a combination steam oven.
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A characterful sitting room occupies the oldest part of the house, with a grand inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, and a period dresser spanning the full width of the back wall.
The large laundry/washroom has a period dresser and Belfast sink.
A Victorian claw-foot bath can be found in the bathroom on the half-landing and on the full landing there is a seating area overlooking the garden and treeline at Tickenham Ridge. Storage space is also abundant on the landing.
Outside, the home’s feature stained-glass windows are replicated in the fabulous Edwardian conservatory. The back garden is predominantly laid-to-lawn, with a patio, several well-stocked borders with mature shrubs, roses, and fruit trees. There is also a courtyard garden and two stone outbuildings, which were originally stables but now provide potential for becoming a home office/gym or small annexe. There is also a small undercroft, housing a tap.
Guide price: £1,100,000
Location: Kingshill, Nailsea
Agent: Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, 01934 862370