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0117 946 6690

  • The main house offers 5 bedrooms and 2/3 reception rooms
  • An attractive 1 bedroom period cottage with independent rear access is also included
  • 80ft garden
  • Off street parking space

GUIDE PRICE RANGE: £1,500,000 - £1,700,000

A secret and magical grade II listed detached house with additional cottage, delightful gardens (circa 80ft x 70ft) and off street parking space.

Built in a Gothic revival style circa 1860 the main house offers 5 bedrooms and 2/3 reception room accommodation which is beautifully balanced and generously proportioned and retains a number of period features.

An attractive 1 bedroom period cottage with independent rear access is also included and offers potential for working from home, separate accommodation for dependent relatives/independent teenagers or for renting out/Airbnb etc (all subject to obtaining any necessary consents).

This hidden gem enjoys a convenient position on the doorstep of so much and yet tucked away as if on a separate plane to the rest of life around it. It is close to Bristol university, BRI/main hospital complex, BBC and the local shopping facilities on High Kingsdown, Cotham Hill and Whiteladies Road. Cotham Secondary, St Michael's on the Mount C of E Primary School and St Peter & Paul R C Primary School are close by with the independent Bristol Grammar School only a little further afield.

Ground Floor: reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall, utility, snug, conservatory/garden room and cloakroom/wc.

First Floor: landing with windows opening onto full width balcony, bedroom 1, bedroom 2, rear half landing, bedroom 3, laundry room, bathroom/wc and separate cloakroom/wc.

Second Floor: landing, bedroom 4, bedroom 5 and shower room/wc.

Detached cottage: sitting room/kitchen, double bedroom, shower/wc (over 2 floors).

Outside: an oasis of green - 80ft x 70ft garden with further patio areas and separate off street parking space.

A most unexpected, exceptional and uplifting find.


walk to the left hand side of the Highbury Vaults public house across flagstone walkway and off street parking for one vehicle behind which you will find a green painted door with intercom system which opens into the grounds of No. 166 (it feels like stepping into Narnia) via pennant flagstone whitebell walkway which leads round to the left and so to the front of the property and the solid wooden front door which opens into:

RECEPTION HALL: 17' 8'' x 7' 2'' including staircase (5.38m x 2.18m)
ceiling cornice, dado rail, oak wooden floorboards, inset floor mat, understairs storage cupboard, radiator, glazed wooden door provides access to rear hall, and doors lead off to the sitting room and the kitchen/breakfast room and staircase with stripped wooden handrail rises to half landing and so onto the first floor landing.

SITTING ROOM: 17' 11'' into chimney recess x 15' 0'' (5.46m x 4.57m)
ceiling cornice and picture rail, floor to ceiling windows to two elevations, oak floorboards, fireplace with marble surround, slate hearth and wood burning stove, cupboards and wooden shelves to chimney recess, contemporary tall radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 17' 11'' x 14' 9'' (5.46m x 4.49m)
ceiling cornice, floor to ceiling windows to two elevations, flagstone floor, Porcelanosa kitchen with Corian work surfaces and Alan Wallwork tiled splashbacks, built in electric oven, gas hob with Elica extractor hood and light and separate Everhot electric double oven and hot plate, 11/2 bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer tap.

walnut engineered floor boards, radiator and doors lead off to the utility, cloakroom/wc, snug, conservatory/garden room and also back into the reception hall and externally to the side elevation and so to the cottage. Entry intercom point.

UTILITY: 11' 5'' x 5' 5'' min (3.48m x 1.65m)
range of units with stainless steel work surface, shelving, double glazed windows to side elevation, space for fridge/freezer, Vaillant gas boiler. Walnut engineered floorboards.

SNUG: 12' 10'' x 11' 2'' into chimney recess (3.91m x 3.40m)
built in book cases, walnut engineered floorboards, wood burning stove, double glazed windows and door leading to the conservatory/garden room, radiator.

CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM: 14' 11'' x 8' 2'' (4.54m x 2.49m)
double glazed wooden doors to the front elevation, glazed roof, quarry tiled floor, large shelved storage cupboard - great space for coats, boots, surf boards, hobbiets etc.

space for cloaks leads through to pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, extractor fan and radiator.


ceiling cornice, floor to ceiling windows with decorative surrounds open onto full width covered wooden balcony (14'3" x 3'8") (4.34m x 1.12m) overlooking the rear garden. Two tall contemporary radiators. Staircase descends to rear half landing and also rises to second floor landing.

BEDROOM 1: (front) 17' 11'' into chimney recess x 15' 1'' (5.46m x 4.59m)
ceiling cornice, period fireplace with Carrara marble surround and cast iron insert, floor to ceiling windows to two elevations, tall contemporary radiator.

BEDROOM 2: (front) 17' 10'' into chimney recess x 15' 2'' (5.43m x 4.62m)
ceiling cornice, floor to ceiling windows to two elevations one of which has secondary glazing, tall contemporary radiator.

ceiling skylights, radiator and doors radiate off to bedroom 3, bathroom/wc, separate wc and laundry room.

BEDROOM 3: (rear) 10' 8'' x 10' 4'' (3.25m x 3.15m)
two windows to side elevation, radiator.

LAUNDRY ROOM: 10' 5'' x 4' 1'' (3.17m x 1.24m)
double glazed window to side elevation, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer, useful linen shelving.

BATHROOM/WC: 14' 5'' x 10' 3'' min to chimney breast (4.39m x 3.12m)
white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, centrally located free standing bath with centrally located tower tap, large shower compartment with shower shield and mains fed shower, extensive wall tiling, Period fireplace, double glazed wooden windows to side elevation, 2 radiators and extractor fan. Airing Cupboard housing Megaflow tank.

window to side elevation, white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and radiator.


doors radiate off to bedrooms 4 and 5 and to shower room/wc.

BEDROOM 4: 14' 7'' x 11' 5'' into sloping ceiling at min ceiling height of 3'4" (4.44m x 3.48m/1.02m))
double glazed windows set in chapel style arch to front elevation and double glazed window to side elevation, radiator.

BEDROOM 5: 15' 0'' x 13' 8'' into sloping ceiling at min ceiling height of 3'4" (4.57m x 4.16m/1.02m))
double glazed windows set in chapel style arch to front elevation and double glazed window to side elevation, radiator.

SHOWER ROOM/WC: 7' 4'' x 5' 5'' (2.23m x 1.65m)
double glazed windows to front elevation, white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Radiator.

This 2 storey building pre-dates the original house but was substantially rebuilt by the current owners. Separate access to this is afforded via a pedestrian doorway to the rear of the property which opens onto High Kingsdown thereby affording a degree of privacy should the owners wish to separate the occupation of the house and the cottage. The cottage offers:


SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN: 26' 3'' x 10' 7'' inc staircase & understairs cupboard (7.99m x 3.22m)
0pen plan kitchen/sitting room with oak floorboards, contemporary radiators, intercom point, sliding double glazed doors to the front elevation and wooden staircase rises to first floor landing. Run of base units with built in fridge and induction hob, butchers block style wooden surface with glass splashbacks, stainless steel sink unit with drainer and mixer tap.


DOUBLE BEDROOM: 16' 10'' x 11' 4'' (5.13m x 3.45m)
double glazed window to front elevation, contemporary radiator.

SHOWER ROOM/WC: 7' 4'' x 6' 1'' (2.23m x 1.85m)
white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, recessed shower cubicle with extensive wall tiling and mains fed shower, extractor fan, contemporary radiator, double glazed windows.


space for one car.

REAR GARDEN: circa 80' 0'' x 72' 0'' excluding further side patios (24.37m x 21.93m)
an extraordinary sense of calm pervades this delightful garden , mainly laid to lawn surrounded by numerous deep beds and banks containing a plethora of flowering plants, shrubs, bushes and trees. Numerous sitting out areas to enjoy the sun as it moves round including flagstone patios and not to mention the full width first floor balcony. High stone brick boundary walls surround the property, rear pedestrian access onto High Kingsdown.

Garden Shed: 9' 10'' x 6' 5'' (2.99m x 1.95m)


available exclusively through the sole agents, Richard Harding Estate Agents, tel: 0117 946 6690.

only items mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. Any other items such as carpets etc. are not included but may be available by separate arrangement.

it is understood that the property is freehold with an annual rent charge of £10. This information should be checked by your legal adviser.

1. As of the 1st April 2018 there is a general requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations came into force for new tenancies and renewals of existing tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and will also come into force for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. The energy performance rating of a property can be upgraded on completion of certain energy efficiency improvements. Please visit the following website for further details: 2. The photographs may have been taken using a wide angle lens. 3. Any services, heating systems, appliances or installations referred to in these particulars have not been tested and no warranty can be given that these are in working order. Whilst we believe these particulars to be correct we would be pleased to check any information of particular importance to you. 4. We endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not make any representation or give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on behalf of the seller. 5. Please contact us before viewing the property. If there is any point of particular importance to you we will be pleased to provide additional information or to make further enquiries. We will also confirm that the property remains available. This is particularly important if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. 6. Any floor plans provided are not drawn to scale and are produced as an indicative rough guide only to help illustrate and identify the general layout of the property. 7. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. These matters must be verified by any intending buyer. 8. Please be aware that firstly, areas of first priority (AFP) for schools do change and, secondly, just because a property is located within an AFP this does not mean schooling is guaranteed for resident children. Please make appropriate enquiries of the local authority to ensure you are fully aware of the exact position prior to exchange of contracts.

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