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Steeped in historical importance, this Grade II listed converted three bedroom coach house is nestled within the enchanting grounds of Barrow Court. Once the site of a thirteenth century Benedictine nunnery it was converted into a private mansion after Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the mid 1500s. Since then its significance as a building has not waned, passing through the hands of the renowned Gibbs family of Tyntesfield and being used as a military hospital in the Second World War. In 1976 the building was divided into a number of luxury residences.
Set over three levels, 14 Barrow Court enjoys captivating tranquil views over the communal gardens and countryside beyond.
A large, welcoming hallway leads to the dual-aspect sitting room, bathed in natural light via a cottage-style wooden panelled door. Exposed wood floors complement the charming stone built fireplace with wooden mantelpiece. The windows encased by stone mullions offer both easterly and westerly aspects, allowing day-long sun as well as far-reaching garden vistas. Across the hall, the second bedroom benefits from two sets of leadlight style windows with stone mullion casings. A wood effect floor complements a stained-pine clad ceiling whilst built-in cupboards offer plenty of storage for clothes, shoes etc.
The kitchen/diner occupies the lower ground floor and is teaming with innate character, owing to its fabulous barrelled, white painted brick ceiling. The kitchen offers tiled splash-backs, stainless steals sink, draining board with tap over, integrated overhead extractor fan as well as space for washing machine and oven. An array of drawers and cupboards provide further storage. Tiled natural stone coloured flooring is both practical and in-keeping. Mirroring the shape of the domed ceiling, the dark-wood framed French doors offer green glimpses of the gardens beyond. Adjacent to the kitchen is the large garage, perfect, as it is currently used, for storage. However, subject to the necessary permissions, this space is beautifully versatile and could quite easily be converted into a further reception room, studio or guest accommodation, benefiting from a westerly orientation. Just off the hall the downstairs bathroom comprises, bath, sink and WC.
The master bedroom, on the first floor offers a wealth of integrated pine wardrobes and storage. With elevated vistas this room is the perfect spot to enjoy views of the magnificent grounds that Barrow Court has to offer. The second bedroom, across the spacious landing offers further accommodation. A family bathroom serves both bedrooms on this level. The bathroom is partially tiled in blue and white and offers, basin, WC and bath with electric shower over.
Barrow Court is set in the historic village of Barrow Gurney, made popular in the Victorian era with wealthy Bristolians looking for a rural setting close to the growing town of Bristol. The local community is well served with a pub in Barrow Gurney as well as numerous farm shops in the surrounding area. There are a number of walkways and bridle paths as well as David Lloyd Health Club providing leisure activities. There is excellent access into Bristol City Centre as well as Bristol International Airport to the South. Backwell and Nailsea mainline train stations are also nearby offering connection to Bath, Bristol and London. Schooling is first class with many families utilising the Down School located in Wraxall or any number of the well-regarded central Bristol schools.
The property benefits from a private garden as well as access over much of the communal grounds on the estate. Ample parking is also available.
Leasehold property 999 years from 24 June 1978
21/7/2018 Current charges £15 pcm for courtyard and £75.51pm for the upkeep of communal drive area, water and sewage.
A Former Coach House
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