Situated in a secluded position tucked away down a long gated driveway on the edge of Long Ashton village, this 15th century former Mill House is blessed with period features and enjoys a large, mainly level plot approaching 1 acre. The grounds also benefit from outbuildings allowing flexibility for those working from home or needing specific storage or to house a dependant relative. This family home has been lived in by the current owners for 34 years and enjoys close proximity to the well-renowned Northleaze Junior School as well as excellent access into Bristol by car, bus or even two wheels with the Festival Way Cycle Path within easy reach. This much-loved home was further extended in the 18th century and then 21st century and is now a spacious family home benefitting from exposed original elm and oak beams, exposed stone work, wooden latch doors, yet enjoys the modern niceties of double glazing, central heating, LED lighting throughout and not having an associated building listing. The ground floor is deceptively spacious offering three separate reception rooms, one with an original inglenook fireplace, in addition to an open-plan kitchen dining room which is the hub of the home, large conservatory, ground floor WC and utility room. The first floor offers four bedrooms, two of which have a range of built-in wardrobes and featured vaulted ceilings with exposed beams further adding to the character and warmth of this family home. The master bedroom has the addition of an en-suite shower room, plus there is a further family bathroom.
Set in private grounds of approximately 0.8 of an acre the plot includes a large driveway, small paddock, mature gardens, secluded courtyard and patio areas, plus large detached garage and detached former stable block. Approached via a five-bar gate and a Himalayan Birch Tree lined gravel driveway there is ample parking in addition to the gated parking beyond accessing the large garage. To the front of the property is a small paddock or large expanse of level lawn (c1/3 of an acre) enclosed by fencing and a range of mature trees including oak trees, horse chestnut, maple and apple. The rear garden is extremely private and offers a private courtyard surrounded by a rendered wall and mature planting with access to wine store making it the perfect secluded spot for outdoor entertaining and steps down to gated side access. There is access to a gravelled side storage area oil-tank and five-bar gate leading to the driveway. Under the covered archway of Hop-vine and roses steps lead up from the courtyard to a large level lawn which is an ideal spot for children to play enclosed by mature trees, greenhouse, pear tree, apple tree and gooseberry bush. There are a variety of shrubs and borders that then lead to another level section of garden laid to lawn with access to a large log store and steps back down to a further patio area which is accessed off the conservatory, in addition to a further greenhouse.
Entered via double wooden opening doors with large overhead loft storage, power and light, window to side and alarm console linked in with main house alarm
Detached Former Stable
Believed to have been a former stable block this stone building offers plenty of potential and is currently divided into two separate storage sheds and wine store over two storeys. Each have secure door access along with power and light. Subject to necessary consent there is scope for conversion into annex accommodation or to run a business from home
Brookside lies less than 3miles South-West of Central Bristol and is surrounded by rolling countryside situated in the village of Long Ashton enjoying a semi-rural setting, but far from isolation. Being less than a mile from the main village amenities which offers an active community, Long Ashton enjoys facilities to include a library, co-op supermarket, post office, baker, farm shop, doctors and dental surgery and wine merchant amongst others. For larger supermarkets there is a Waitrose in nearby Nailsea and Sainsburys in Ashton Gate. Whether it is a relaxed or faster pace of life you are looking for Long Ashton has the answer. The beautiful Ashton Court Estate with its deer park and acres of open space ideal for walking, cycling or riding is less than a mile away, plus there is the delightful Ashton Hill Woods on the South-Western side of the village; what more could you want? You’re a heart-beat away from the city, and yet have all the advantages of rural living, with 850 acres of bridleways, woodland and nature reserves literally on your doorstep. With three reputable golf courses (Bristol & Clifton, Long Ashton & Woodspring); a David Lloyd Sports Centre, a good choice of pubs and, of course, Clifton Village with all it has to offer is only a matter of minutes away. For those with families, Long Ashton and the surrounding areas have a wide choice of highly regarded day nurseries, primary, secondary schools, as well as an excellent array of private/independent schools locally (The Downs School in nearby Wraxall) and in Central Bristol including the well-renowned Clifton College.
Long Ashton is superbly located for the commuter with convenient access into Bristol via the A370, regular bus links into the city, plus the Festival Way cycle path. The village is also well-placed for Motorway access with the M32 (c4 miles) linking to the M4 corridor, M5 (c5 miles) via J19, plus only being c5 miles from Bristol International Airport and c5 miles in the opposite direction to Bristol Temple Meads providing national rail links.