Go West! Constantly being crowned the best place to live in Britain, it's not hard to see why Bristol is such a fantastic place to live
With so many lucrative property-steals, it was difficult to just choose the top five! Enveloped in hills and straddling the River Avon, Bristol is a really alluring part of the world with a very distinct identity. Thanks to its strong maritime history, vibrant culture and acres of parkland, it's a fabulous place to own a home. Plus house prices are still on the up as buyers clamour to get a foot on this extreme hot property ladder.
Famous for street art, limestone architecture and world-renowned dining and nightlife, Bristol offers the perfect marriage of urban excellence and countryside living. These are our five favourite Bristol residences on the market right now, all offering something a little different...
Five-bedroom detached Victorian villa, Abbey Mead, Keynsham
On the cusp of the civil parish of Keynsham, this grand Victorian villa comes complete with a separate three-bed Coach House. It's been carefully converted to open up the rooms and create a flowing living space, however, the home still retains a charming period feel. It has many impressive, eye-catching features, such as open fires, bay windows with beautiful shutters, stripped pine floorboard and picture rails.
Five bedrooms are on offer in the main house, including the decadent master suits that are serviced by an en-suite and a dressing room. The property is also substantially well-linked to the bustling cities of Bristol and Bath, as the town train station is less than 200 meters away.
On the market for £1,695,000 with Hamptons
Four-bedroom listed townhouse, Fremantle Square, Cotham
In the market for a townhouse with a difference? Look no further: this fantastic four-bed terraced house is located on a rather colourful street in a historic square. Despite the central location and proximity to local schools and the university, this is a miraculously quiet area. Because of its hilltop location, the pretty pad offers elevated views over the city.
High ceilings and state-of-the-art lighting create plenty of impact, while ceiling roses, cornice and original fireplaces add character. Accommodation is arranged over four levels and includes a few welcome surprises - such as two kitchens!
On the market for £1.2 million with Savills
Five-bedroom riverside country house, The Falls, Golden Valley Lane, Bitton
Is there ever a more charming setting for a home than nuzzled in a riverbank? This lovely country house comprises five large bedrooms and sits in five acres of its own grounds, including a separate annexe. The Falls' tranquil spot on the banks of the River Boyd in Golden Valley is just under a mile from the village of Bitton and is simply stunning to behold.
Once you've torn your eyes away from the kingfishers and otters, head inside to check out the spacious house, arranged over two floors and boasting a games room. Alternatively, meander around to the kitchen garden, where you might also spot the tennis court, paddock and summer house.
On the market for £1,285,000 with Savills
Five-bedroom detached house, Hyatts Wood Road, Backwell
For fabulous family living, this enormous abode is just the ticket. Originally starting out life as a 1930's gentleman's residence, this historic building has been well positioned to make the most of the exceptional views and sunsets over the Bristol Channel. Now a substantial five-bedroom home, The Grove still enjoys rare privacy for the area and is lucky enough to afford attractive and very peaceful gardens.
Other things to note are the sweet music room, a triple aspect dining room, fully-fitted cinema room, tennis court and a particularly grand gated entrance with a long driveway. Well, what else you would expect from a gentleman's club?
On the market for OIEO £2 million with Hamptons
Two-bedroom mezzanine apartment, The General, Guinea Street, City Center
This is certainly a property of huge interest: the gorgeous two-bed apartment features a double height, open plan living area that boasts the original stained class chapel window. The mezzanine level offers a stylish master bedroom with a luxurious en-suite and dressing room. Elsewhere you’ll find a suitably glamorous second
bedroom, shower room, utility and a unique entrance hall to the lower level.
Once completed, The General will be a collection of 205 houses and flats filled with immense character and offering residents city living on another, rather sophisticated, level.
On the market for £740,000 with Savills
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