Effingham Road, St Andrews, Bristol BS6


4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

A beautiful three storey home in a prime position facing St Andrews Park with off street parking and a garage. The pathway to the property leads through a pretty front garden with steps up to the front door. The wide entrance hallway is decorated with stained glass and provides access to all living rooms on this level as well as a separate w/c and study. The sitting room has plenty of Victorian character with a ceiling rose, cornice, picture rail, fireplace and a stripped wood floor. The bay window has the original sashes which give a green and open outlook into the park. The open plan kitchen dining space at the rear is fitted with a fully integrated InToto kitchen with a granite work top. There is also a bay window at the rear providing the perfect space for a dining table with an outlook over the garden. The kitchen opens out into a further living space which has built-in book shelves and a glazed door leading out to the garden.

The staircase leads up to the first floor to four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a fireplace and double glazed sash windows with views on to the park; the adjacent bedroom shares the same aspect while there are two further double bedrooms at the rear, both with fireplaces and one with an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite with a pretty glass tiled border. A hatch with fold down ladder provides access to a large loft space providing useful storage or scope for further bedrooms if required.

The staircase continues all the way down to the lower ground level which has a collection of four rooms offering different possibilities. Currently, the rear two rooms have been opened up into an art studio and provide access to the garden. The other two rooms towards the front are then used as a further art space and an office. This floor would also lend itself well as a self contained flat or play rooms.

Externally the garden has been thoughtfully landscaped by the current owners and wraps around the side of the house incorporating a summer house, lawn, patio, pergola and raised decked seating area off the kitchen/ living room. Finally, a single garage sits beyond with an off street parking space at the front of the plot.

N.B. There is also an opportunity to purchase two single garages which are owned by the vendors which are located on Grenville Road. The vendors have managed to secure planning permission (planning ref 18/02546/F) to convert these two garages into a one bedroom single storey home with a private courtyard. These garages/plot are available to purchase, please contact Matthew or Alec for more details.

This impressive home has been lovingly restored by the current owners and offers versatile accommodation with scope to develop further if required. This is a great opportunity to purchase one of the finest houses in St Andrews.

Vendors comments: "We bought the house in 2007 and our two sons (now grown up!) enjoyed having lots of space in the house and of course lots more over in the park to kick a football with friends. It’s been a lovely family home in which to entertain, especially with extended family at Christmas. It’s also been a great to have such a nice big sunny basement studio to work in, as we both work from home as artist and designer.

The location is so convenient, with the park and the shops so close, we can even walk into town. The sense of community is very strong and we have made friends with many neighbours and the shopkeepers on the Gloucester Road.

We bought the house as three flats in need of much renovation. We set to work to make it into one big family home again, knocking through walls to reconfigure the layout, replastering virtually every wall, renewing electrics and plumbing and completely stripping and repainting every bit of woodwork! We were able to renovate some of the lovely Victorian features like the fireplaces and replace others that had been lost, such as the stained glass around the front door.

The garden was a blank canvas but we have been able to make the quirky layout into lovely different areas to sit and enjoy as the sun moves around. Virtually everything in the garden has been planted since we moved in - except for the rose bed in the front, it turned out that was a well known feature in the neighbourhood over the last 40 years and still has it’s regular admirers - thank goodness we left it intact!"

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