This truly iconic Grade II listed residence occupies a premier position on the crest of the hill between Woodhill Road and South Road overlooking Portishead and is close to the town’s amenities, marina and lake grounds.

North Somerset Times: This truly iconic Grade II listed residence occupies a premier position in Portishead  Pictures: West Coast Properties

The prestigious home is steeped in history and was built circa 1847 by the renowned Bristol developer, Hinton, utilising stone sourced from the neighbouring quarry. The property was originally conceived as one grand 10-bedroom residence and over time has been carefully converted into two homes.

The residence for sale occupies four storeys and has retained its classic regal appeal and a wealth of period features. Beyond the imposing original Gothic front door, the grand reception hall makes a striking first impression with its tessellated tiled flooring and sweeping staircase.

North Somerset Times: The study has a touch of class to it

This leads to the three to four reception rooms, each displaying a timeless elegance. These main living spaces are bathed in natural light from the Byzantine-style windows and feature ornate cornices and exquisite marble fireplaces with unique Victorian tiles.

The kitchen/breakfast room can be found on the lower ground floor and has a modern, contemporary look to it with sleek dark grey units, wooden worksurfaces, a range of premium integrated appliances, underfloor heating, and, uniquely, historic railway tracks exposed in the walls.

North Somerset Times: A beautifully appointed bathroom

On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a beautifully appointed family bathroom and an upper sitting room with access to a minstrel gallery that overlooks the reception hall.

On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms and a well-appointed shower room. A door from the landing leads to a wrought iron staircase that ascends to a turret terrace from where there are panoramic 360-degree views.

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Outside, the landscaped rear garden is abundant with mature shrubs and well-established trees, and there are several well-placed seating areas and a charming octagonal greenhouse.

Beyond the electric gates, there is a parking space for two to three cars that leads to a large garage with an adjoining workshop.

Fircliff Park, Portishead

Guide Price: £1,695,000

Agent: West Coast Properties, Portishead

Agent’s Tel: 01275 849362