About the Area
Avonwood is located on a quiet road within the sought after suburb of Sneyd Park, just Moments from the open parkland of the renowned CliftonDowns. The property faces south and directly overlooks the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge. The property is situated on the edge of The Durdham Downs which boasts over 400 acres of open space and park land. Known as "The Downs" it offers wonderful walks and weekend sporting activities. Locally, there is a range of convenient shops at Stoke Hill, Clifton Village and Whiteladies Road. Access to the motorway network is via junction 18A of the M5 just (4 miles). There are many state and private schools in the vicinity, including Elmlea School, Westbury Park Primary School and Redmaids School. Also popular with local families are Clifton College, Clifton High School, Badminton School, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School and Bristol Grammar School.
Located in a private position down a private drive, Avonwood occupies a stunning south-facing position with wonderful uninterrupted views to the south up the Avon Gorge. The house has been meticulously looked after by the current owners and is presented in very good order. The heating system was overhauled in 2017. Approached down a long private drive, a large parking area to the front of the house leads on further to the cottage beyond. The house is arranged over four storeys with an excellent balance of formal entertaining and family rooms.
The main rooms all face south over the Gorge. The main reception rooms are spread over the ground and garden floors, with access to the full-length balcony or veranda and gardens. The drawing room is of particular note, with sash windows onto the balcony and a large sitting area. The dining room and kitchen / breakfast room also face south, providing plenty of natural light and great views. The lower ground floor has been largely arranged as a leisure floor, with cinema, steam room and gym. There is also access to the gardens from here. The master bedroom suite spans most of the south facing elevation with an excellent guest bedroom suite beyond.
The master bedroom suite spans most of the south facing elevation with an excellent guest bedroom suite beyond.
The grounds are landscaped and terraced to provide the maximum balance of space and seclusion, with a terrace and BBQ patio outside the house. Further afield are “wild” areas of flower meadow and shrubs, interspersed with walks through the woods. The vineyard has recently been re-planted with Chardonnay grapes with potential to provide about 1,200 to 1,500 bottles a year.
The Cottage lies to the south of the house down a spur off the drive and provides a kitchen, living room, bedroom and shower room. It is ideal for staff or letting out.
Cross the Downs and at the traffic lights, turn left. Taking the third right onto Ivywell Road then left on to The Avenue. Follow the road until the right onto Seawalls Road where the gates to the house will be in front of you.