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Ambrose Road | Cliftonwood

Guide Price £825,000

Forming one of the iconic colourful painted houses of Cliftonwood and enjoying panoramic southerly facing views over the harbourside and across to Ashton Court Estate - a charming 4 bedroom Victorian townhouse with a wealth of character detail with a sunny rear garden. The current owners have been here for 21 years - during which time they have had a regular maintenance programme updating most aspects of the house whilst retaining the Victorian charm and warm homely period feel. Set in the heart of Cliftonwood which benefits from a friendly, community feel centred around the nearby Lion Pub (famed for its Sunday lunches), play park and community gardens. Walking distance to much of the city centre with the harbourside and Clifton Village both within a few hundred yards. Easy access to Ashton Court Estate and out of town via Cumberland Basin A4/A370. 8 solar panels on roof. Hall Floor: entrance hallway, study/reception 1, sitting room. Lower Ground Floor: hallway, kitchen/breakfast room with pantry, dining room, utility room, wc/shower. First Floor: landing, bedroom 1 with en-suite wc, bedroom 2. Second (Top) Floor: landing, bedroom 3, bedroom 4, bathroom/wc. Outside: small courtyard front garden, 26ft x 15ft enclosed rear garden. An exceptional opportunity to acquire part of Bristol’s iconic harbourside - with stunning views.

Property Features

  • One of the iconic colourful houses of Cliftonwood
  • Panoramic southerly facing views over the harbourside
  • Victorian period townhouse
  • Circa 2000 sq.ft.
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 receptions
  • Kitchen Dining room
  • 26ft x 15ft south facing rear garden
  • Ref: 11251257
  • Type: Terraced House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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passing through a small front courtyard to the front entrance door with glazed overlights, opening to:-

ceiling cornicing, period arch, radiator. Stairs with period balustrade and handrail rising to upper floor and descending to lower floor.

STUDY/RECEPTION 1: (12' 9'' x 10' 11'' into chimney recess) (3.88m x 3.32m)
a charming room with high ceilings, ceiling cornicing, original ceiling rose, picture rail, large sash window to the front elevation complete with working shutters, radiator. Period style cast iron fireplace with tiled lapels, wooden surround and mantel with slate hearth. Useful storage cupboard behind stairwell.

SITTING ROOM: (14' 6'' into chimney recess x 12' 9'') (4.42m x 3.88m)
a stunning room with high ceilings, ceiling cornicing, original ceiling rose, picture rail. Marble fireplace with slate hearth, large double glazed window to the rear elevation with panoramic views across Bristol’s harbourside across to Ashton Court and to the horizon of Dundry and overlooking the rear garden. Window seat. Partially glazed door with period glass. Radiator, useful storage cupboard behind the stairs.


with doors leading off to kitchen/breakfast room and dining room. Useful understairs storage cupboard, radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: (14' 5'' into chimney recess x 12' 9'') (4.39m x 3.88m)
a range of hand-built solid wooden base units and working surface, space for electric oven & hob and dishwasher, 2 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, space for tall fridge/freezer, partially tiled walls, wall mounted gas boiler discreetly located behind wall unit, tiled floor, ceiling cornicing, partially glazed door to the rear elevation, double glazed windows to the rear elevation overlooking the rear garden.

a most charming pantry reminiscent of a French country cottage with what looks to be original butler’s pantry and shelving above, tiled floor.

DINING ROOM: (front) (14' 6'' into chimney recess x 12' 10'') (4.42m x 3.91m)
deep cupboards - one with hanging space, radiator. 2 partially glazed doors with period glass, one leading into the utility, downstairs wc and shower

UTILITY ROOM: (10' 3'' x 5' 5'') (3.12m x 1.65m)
base units with working surfaces above, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and space for tumble dryer (with vent), water softener and filter system, storage cupboard, draining board, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, storage cupboard housing gas and electric meters and electricity fuse box, tiled flooring. Skylight into front courtyard. Door into:-

low level wc, wall mounted wash hand basin, wall mounted towel rail, wet room style shower with shower curtain and rail, tiled floor, extractor fan.


stairs rise to the top floor, doors open to bedrooms 1 and 2.

BEDROOM 1: (rear) (15' 0'' into chimney recess x 13' 7'' into window recess) (4.57m x 4.14m)
high ceilings, ceiling cornicing, what looks to be an original cast iron range with wooden surround and mantel, very large double glazed window to the rear elevation with panoramic views across Bristol’s harbourside, across to Ashton Court and on the horizon to the Dundry hills. Radiator.

En Suite WC:
low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan, recessed spotlights.

BEDROOM 2: (front) (15' 0'' into chimney recess x 12' 9'' into window recess) (4.57m x 3.88m)
sash window to front elevation, high ceilings, ceiling cornicing, period fireplace with cast iron original range and wooden surround and mantel, radiator.


large double glazed skylight, doors opening to bedrooms 3 & 4 and main bathroom.

BEDROOM 3: (rear) (15' 2'' into chimney recess x 12' 11'' into window) (4.62m x 3.93m)
double glazed window to rear elevation with elevated panoramic views across Bristol’s harbourside, Ashton Court and Dundry. Cast iron fireplace with wooden surround and mantel. Useful storage cupboard, radiator.

BEDROOM 4: (front) (10' 1'' x 9' 8'' to window/rear of fitted wardrobe) (3.07m x 2.94m)
double glazed window to front elevation, radiator, fitted wardrobe, small storage space.

BATHROOM/WC: (approx. 9' 11'' x 4' 7'') (3.02m x 1.40m)
white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and cast iron enamel bath with overhead shower, shower curtain rail and shower curtain, double glazed Velux skylight, radiator and useful linen cupboard.


small courtyard with low boundary wall.

REAR GARDEN: (26' 0'' in length x 15' 0'' in width) (7.92m x 4.57m)
a very well maintained and landscaped garden with flagstones immediately outside the back door, raised beds containing a variety of shrubs and flowers. Benefits from a sunny southerly aspect with harbourside views.


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 are not included but may be available by separate arrangement.

it is understood that the property is Freehold. There is a perpetual yearly rent charge of £10 p.a. This information should be checked by your legal adviser.

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