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Druid Stoke Avenue | Stoke Bishop

Guide Price £1,995,000

Sold for the first time in over 60 years - this handsome, large and unspoilt characterful detached family home sits comfortably in its large garden plot. Offering exciting potential to modernise the interior to suit individual tastes and requirements yet retaining much of its original character and architectural features. Further benefitting from off road parking for multiple cars and a double garage. Situated on one of one of Stoke Bishop’s most desired roads and within exceptional grounds offering the scale of outdoor space rarely seen in central parts of Bristol. 120ft x 115ft lawned rear garden plus additional 75ft x 50ft side gardens and impressive driveway frontage. Conveniently located for families in the heart of Stoke Bishop within a short stroll of the local shops of Stoke Hill, Shirehampton Road and Stoke Lane, whilst also being convenient for bus connections to central areas, and the green open spaces of Durdham Downs, Canford Park and Blaise Castle Estate. Sold with no onward chain making a prompt and convenient move possible. Ground Floor: porch leads through into an impressive reception hallway, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two larders, ground floor cloakroom/wc, utility room, rear lobby with further wc and garden store. First Floor: landing, 4 double bedrooms (1 with en-suite), family bath/shower room/wc and separate wc. Second Floor: 4 further attic double bedrooms with lovely views. A once in a generation opportunity to purchase and create one of the finest homes in Bristol.

Property Features

  • Handsome detached family home with an incredible garden
  • Substantial & un-spoilt accommodation (4,516sq.ft)
  • Retaining much of the original character and architectural features
  • Exciting potential to modernise to suit
  • Extensive & exceptional grounds & gardens
  • Impressive driveway frontage with ample parking & double garage
  • Situated on one of Stoke Bishop's most desirable roads
  • Conveniently located for amenities & access to central areas
  • Sold with no onward chain
  • Council tax band H
  • Ref: 10358858
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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via a tarmac driveway providing off road parking for multiple vehicles. Attractive covered entrance with part glazed double doors leading into:-

ENTRANCE PORCH: (7' 7'' x 3' 6'') (2.31m x 1.07m)
tiled floor with inset floormat, original windows on three sides, part stained glass period door leading through into:-

RECEPTION HALL: (23' 7'' max x 17' 0'' max into chimney recess) (7.18m x 5.18m)
(inclusive of staircase and understairs cloakroom/wc) a large welcoming reception hallway with incredible original features including high skirting boards, parquet wood flooring and feature arched leaded window to side. Radiator, further windows to front with built-in bench seat below, feature fireplace with high level wood surround and mantle, original staircase rising to first floor landing, recessed bookshelving, wall mounted thermostat control for central heating. Doors leading off to drawing room, dining room and cloakroom/wc. Further door accesses an Inner Hallway, which in turn has doors off to two larder rooms, the kitchen/breakfast room and a cloaks storage cupboard.

DRAWING ROOM: (front) (21' 11'' x 17' 6'' max into chimney recess) (6.68m x 5.33m)
a magnificent large drawing room with wide bay to front comprising period windows overlooking the driveway and side gardens, further window to side taking in views of some of the gardens, Minster stone fireplace, radiators and tv point.

DINING ROOM: (17' 5'' x 16' 5'') (5.30m x 5.00m)
a lovely dining room with plenty of natural light provided by the dual aspect windows to rear and side. Wood panelling to dado height, feature fireplace, tv point, radiators.

low level wc, corner wash basin, radiator, four windows to side. Understairs recess housing electric meter and fuses.

LARDER ROOMS: (10' 6'' x 4' 10'' and 10'6 x 3'7 respectively) (3.20m x 1.47m and 3.20m x 1.09m)
Useful walk-in storage spaces with built-in shelving, low level cupboards and window to side.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: (14' 10'' x 12' 10'') (4.52m x 3.91m)
a range of base level kitchen units with wood block worktop over and an original open dresser with storage and shelving, windows to side and part glazed door opposite providing a seamless access out onto the rear garden. Door leads off the kitchen and down two steps into:-

UTILITY ROOM: (15' 3'' x 9' 0'' max into recess) (4.64m x 2.74m)
a generous utility space with plumbing and appliance space for washing machine, dryer and fridge/freezer. Thermostat control for central heating. Door with steps down into Boiler Cupboard (housing Worcester gas central heating boiler). Side entrance door from the driveway and garage. Further door to rear with steps down into a Rear Lobby, which in turn has doors off to the rear garden, a garden store and a wc.


a spacious landing with original staircase rising to the second floor landing. Understairs linen cupboard, high ceilings with feature exposed ceiling beams, an incredible part stained glass tall window to side providing plenty of natural light through the landing and stairwell. Doors leading off to bedroom 1, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, bedroom 4, family bathroom/shower, separate wc and useful built-in linen cupboards. Radiator. Thermostat for central heating.

BEDROOM 1: (17' 9'' max into chimney recess x 15' 2'') (5.41m x 4.62m)
a good sized double bedroom with dual aspect windows to front and side, period fireplace, radiators. Door accessing:-

En-Suite Shower Room: (13' 2'' x 5' 0'') (4.01m x 1.52m)
(can also be accessed from bedroom 2) white suite comprising oversized walk-in shower with system fed shower, pedestal wash basin, part tiled walls, chrome effect heated towel rail, additional radiator, windows to side.

BEDROOM 2: (rear) (17' 9'' x 14' 7'') (5.41m x 4.44m)
a double bedroom with dual aspect windows to rear and side. Part glazed door accessing first floor Balcony giving a magnificent view over the rear garden. Original fireplace, radiator. Door accessing recessed wardrobe. Door to en-suite shower room (shared with bedroom 1).

BEDROOM 3: (front) (17' 3'' max into chimney recess x 13' 1'') (5.25m x 3.98m)
a double bedroom with windows to front, radiator, boarded period fireplace. Door accessing recessed wardrobe/storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 4: (rear) (17' 6'' x 11' 11'' max) (5.33m x 3.63m)
a double bedroom with windows to rear offering a lovely outlook over the rear garden, high ceilings, radiator. Part glazed door accessing Balcony (also accessible via bedroom 2).

BATH/SHOWER ROOM/WC: (7' 0'' x 7' 0'') (2.13m x 2.13m)
coloured suite comprising panelled bath, low level wc and pedestal wash basin, corner shower enclosure with dual headed shower, window to side, radiator.


doors off to bedrooms 5,6,7 and 8.

BEDROOM 5: (front) (17' 1'' x 14' 3'' max taken below sloped ceilings) (5.20m x 4.34m)
exposed original floorboards, dual aspect double glazed windows, radiator, tiled fireplace.

BEDROOM 6: (rear) (14' 3'' x 14' 1'' max) (4.34m x 4.29m)
a double bedroom with double glazed window to rear offering a spectacular view over rear and neighbouring gardens and towards the trees in the Blaise Castle Estate in the distance. Sink unit, boarded fireplace.

BEDROOM 7: (front) (17' 8'' x 13' 11'') (5.38m x 4.24m)
a double bedroom with double glazed window to front, sink unit, radiator, original fireplace.

BEDROOM 8: (rear) (23' 2'' x 10' 7'' max taken below sloped ceilings) (7.06m x 3.22m)
double glazed window to rear offering a similar outlook as bedroom 6. Radiator.


there is a large tarmac driveway wrapping around the front and side of the property affording off road parking for multiple vehicles. The driveway leads up the right hand side of the house to a double garage.

DOUBLE GARAGE: (internal measurements 17' 5'' x 16' 6'') (5.30m x 5.03m)
double garage with electric rolling up and over door, pitched roof, double glazed window to rear, power and light.

A truly breathtaking level lawned garden of the size and scale rarely seen in Bristol with an open westerly aspect enjoying much of the afternoon and early evening summer sunshine.

Rear Garden: (approx. 120' 0'' in length x 115' 0'' across) (36.55m x 35.03m)
(measurements taken from the edge of the raised patio seating area)

Side Garden: (approx. 75' 0'' in depth x 50' 0'' [taken from side of house]) (22.84m x 15.23m)

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