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Marlborough Hill | Kingsdown

Guide Price £1,000,000

Grade II listed and steeped in history and thought to be a rare surviving 18th century merchant ‘Garden House’ set in a gorgeous 65ft walled garden retaining much of its original patina and integrity with a rustic and laid back atmosphere, full of charm and character more akin to a country house. Off the beaten track in an almost hidden but central location, nestling into the historic Kingsdown quarter on the borders of Cotham, offering all the convenience of the city with all central areas, excellent schools including Cotham School and Bristol Grammar School, Bristol University and hospitals all nearby. Kingsdown is a friendly neighbourly community who all enjoy the ambiance and character of this historic and atmospheric quarter with its cobbled streets and fine period buildings. The accommodation of circa 1,850 sq. ft, is set over is arranged over three levels summarised as follows:- Ground Floor: three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room. First Floor: two double bedrooms, shower room. Second Floor: two further double bedrooms, shower room. Outside: the garden is arranged to one side of the house and measures 65ft in width and 45ft in length and is well stocked with a fine array of flowering plants, mature shrubs and specimen trees. Utility room. A highly individual family home with so much to appreciate and savour – location, facilities, atmosphere, character and lots of light and space.

Property Features

  • Set in a gorgeous 65ft walled garden
  • Built circa 1734 and grade II listed
  • Rare surviving 'Garden House'
  • Detached and arranged over three levels
  • Extended ground floor accomodation
  • To be sold for the first time in more than 40 years
  • 4 double bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Located in historic Kingsdown quarter
  • To be sold with no onward chain
  • Ref: 6781483
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Council Tax Band: E
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there is a wrought iron veranda with part multi-paned wooden door, opening to:-

slate flagged flooring, moulded skirtings, radiator, wall light point. Door with turning staircase ascending to the first floor. Doors to:-

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 13' 5'' x 11' 4'' (4.09m x 3.45m)
a continuation of the slate flagged flooring. Base level cabinet and drawers, solid roll edged wooden worktop surface with mosaic effect splashback tiling, wall mounted shelving, undermount Belfast style sink with swanneck mixer tap, integral double oven and 4 ring gas hob, space for tall fridge/freezer, multi-paned sash window to front elevation.

SITTING ROOM: 13' 6'' x 13' 5'' (4.11m x 4.09m)
central period fireplace with open fire, stone slips, slate hearth and ornately carved mantelpiece. Panelled surround to the fireplace and recessed cupboards to either side. Exposed wooden floorboards, moulded skirtings, simple moulded cornicing, multi-paned sash window to the front elevation, radiator. Double doors with moulded architraves, opening to:-

GARDEN ROOM: 19' 7'' x 12' 11'' (5.96m x 3.93m)
high sloping ceiling with exposed beams and 4 Velux windows to the rear elevation. Double glazed sliding doors with panels to either side overlooking and opening externally to the garden. Stone flagged flooring, wall and ceiling slight points, radiator. Ornate arched double doors opening to:-

LIBRARY: 15' 6'' x 13' 9'' (4.72m x 4.19m)
high sloping ceiling with exposed beams and 2 Velux windows to the rear elevation, 3 sash windows overlooking the garden, raised height windows to the side elevation, generous fitted book shelving, radiator, ceiling and wall light points.

low level dual flush wc, wall mounted wash handbasin, tile effect flooring, wall light point, mains switchboard control


turning staircase ascending to the second floor, wall light point. Doors opening to:-

BEDROOM 1: 15' 6'' x 13' 9'' (4.72m x 4.19m)
dual aspect with multi-paned sash windows to the front and side elevations, double opening built-in wardrobe with cupboard above, period fireplace with stone slips and an ornately carved wooden mantelpiece, radiator.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 5'' x 11' 11'' (4.09m x 3.63m)
multi-paned sash window to the front elevation, ornate cast iron fireplace, built-in wardrobe with cupboard above, arched recessed book shelving with double opening cupboards below, moulded skirtings, radiator.

walk-in style shower with low level shower tray, shower screen, wall mounted shower unit and handheld shower attachment, low level dual flush wc, wall mounted wash handbasin, multi-paned sash window to the front elevation, heated towel rail/radiator, ceiling light point, raised height internal windows through to the landing.


part galleried over the stairwell and enjoying natural light via Velux window, exposed beams, wall light point, double opening wardrobe with cupboards above. Doors to:-

dual aspect with multi-paned casement windows to the front and side elevations, mansard roof with exposed beams, radiator, Velux window.

BEDROOM 4: 13' 9'' x 12' 9'' (4.19m x 3.88m)
multi-paned casement window to the front elevation, mansard roof with exposed beams, Velux window, radiator.

wet room style shower with wall mounted shower unit and handheld shower attachment, low level flush wc, wall mounted wash handbasin, tiled flooring, extractor fan, wall light point.


GARDEN: 65' 0'' x 41' 0'' (19.80m x 12.49m)
a gardener’s paradise right in the heart of Kingsdown being level and enjoying almost complete privacy. Set within attractive brick/stone walls on 3 sides, there is a large section of lawn with deep borders featuring an array of flowering plants, mature shrubs, apple trees and further specimen trees. Immediately outside of the Garden room there is a patio with ample space for garden furniture, potted plants and barbecuing, with established grape vine as well. Outside water tap.

accessed externally via door. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for tall fridge/freezer, fitted shelving, wall light point. Worcester Bosch gas fired combination boiler.


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. This information should be checked by your legal adviser.

Bristol City Council. Council Tax Band: E

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4. 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.
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