Believed to be one of the oldest properties in Long Ashton, this delightful Grade II Listed gem of a cottage is steeped in history and enjoys a plethora of period charm and character whilst maintaining excellent practicality for modern family living. Records of the property date back to 1403 when it belonged to the manor of Ashton-Merriets when it formed as one property with no.77. It was subdivided in 1565, then reverted back to one up until 1818 when it divided into two dwellings again. From 1910 it formed part of the Smythe Estate and was used as a farmhouse. The property has been sympathetically upgraded and restored with an abundance of period features throughout including exposed beams, exposed stonework, wooden latch doors and impressive fireplaces whilst benefiting from modern conveniences such as gas central heating, modern electrics and fitted kitchen. Whilst the integrity of the building remains, the ground floor flows much like a modern house with open-plan space and large open doorways taking you through each of the three reception rooms and kitchen. There is also a utility and WC to the ground floor. The first floor offers four generous bedrooms, the master with an en-suite as well as a modern family bathroom. The private garden is a delight, whilst there is also a private driveway and two garages to the rear.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, Long Ashton lies just a few miles south west of Bristol and enjoys facilities to include a library, supermarket, post office, baker and wine merchant amongst others. 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; three reputable golf courses; a good choice of pubs and, of course, Clifton Village with all it has to offer is on a matter of minutes away. For those with families, Long Ashton and the surrounding areas have a wide choice of highly regarded primary, secondary and independent schools.
The extremely private rear garden steps up from the utility room and is well established offering a flagstone patio area perfect for outdoor entertaining with shallow step up to a raised level lawn with borders, enclosed by picket fencing. A wooden gate allows rear access to a block-paved driveway with access to two single garages. Both have power, light and up-and-over doors. One garage can also be accessed from the garden via a rear courtesy door.