Sold STC Guide Price £650,000 - Detached House
An absolutely gorgeous detached lodge, most probably the oldest inhabited building in Henleaze, nestling in attractive gardens within a short, level walk of shops (including Waitrose) and the open space of Durdham Downs.
Formerly known as Springfield Lodge, it is thought that this beautiful detached home is the oldest inhabited building in the area, as evidence has been found by the current owners that it dates back to the early 18th century. The Lodge is built in a Tudoresque style, with lovely arched leaded windows, ornate gables, and immense character both inside and out. It used to serve as the lodge for Northumberland House, which spent a good part of its life as a school before it was pulled down in the 1930s to make way for housing. Curiously, despite its age, The Lodge is not listed, which – although we sincerely hope its new owners will retain as much of its intrinsic character as possible – does make the prospect of alterations an altogether easier option. The Lodge has three bedrooms – one double and two single – plus three reception rooms, and oozes charm. Even though the property is on a main road, the gardens, to three sides of the property, are incredibly secluded, and it is easy to forget that you are in a city location. Gates lead onto a paved driveway which continues to a detached garage. We don’t think any internal photographs could truly do this property justice, so we would ask instead that you book an appointment for your personal guided tour.
Council Tax Band: Band E (2726.01 per annum)
Entrance Porch w: 3′ 5″ x l: 6′ 9″ (w: 1.04m x l: 2.06m)
To be honest, the word “Porch” does not do this structure justice, but despite trawling architectural dictionaries I have not been able to come up with a better description. It is a gorgeous entrance to the property which sets the tone for the rest of the accommodation. It has double wrought-iron gates at the front, leaded-glass walls to both sides, and an ornate gabled roof; oak front door with painted iron furniture leading into…
Entrance Hall w: 9′ 4″ x l: 10′ 10″ (w: 2.84m x l: 3.3m)
Arched leaded windows to side; feature dog-leg wooden staircase rising first floor, over built-in cupboard; quarry-tiled floor; half panelled walls; delightful cottage-style latch doors; fitted cupboard housing electricity meter and consumer unit; double radiator.
Lounge w: 12′ 10″ x l: 10′ 8″ (w: 3.91m x l: 3.25m)
Bay with arched leaded windows to front over window seat and built-in storage; arched leaded windows to side; stone fireplace with decorative overmantel, and fitted gas fire (some additional ventilation required in order to make this usable); twin full-height fitted bookcases; twin celing beams and panelled walls; double radiator.
Dining Room w: 12′ 8″ x l: 9′ 6″ (w: 3.86m x l: 2.9m)
Arched leaded windows to side, over fitted window seat; arched leaded windows to rear over fitted bookcase; beamed ceiling; half-panelled walls; fitted dresser with glazed cabinets and bookshelves under; quarry-tiled floor; double radiator; cottage-style latch door, with leaded-glass insert, into…
Breakfast Room w: 7′ x l: 10′ 5″ (w: 2.13m x l: 3.18m)
Leaded window and pine door to rear; angled ceiling; quarry-tiled floor; fitted pine dresser and butlers pantry; double radiator; step up and cottage-style latch door, with leaded-glass insert, into…
Kitchen w: 8′ 11″ x l: 4′ 10″ (w: 2.72m x l: 1.47m)
Arched leaded windows to front and side; fitted crockery shelves and pine shelf; pine corner wall cabinet; single-bowl double-drainer stainless stelel sink over pine unit; electric cooker pt; quarry-tiled floor; heating programmer.
Angled beamed ceiling at top of stairs; corridor with radiator and loft hatch; cottage-style latch doors.
Bedroom One w: 12′ 11″ x l: 10′ 10″ (w: 3.94m x l: 3.3m)
Arched leaded windows to front and side; twin fitted double wardrobes, with matching cabinets incorporating cushioned seats, and corner shelf unit; partly angled ceiling; radiator.
Bedroom Two w: 6′ 11″ x l: 7′ 10″ (w: 2.11m x l: 2.39m)
Leaded window to rear; glazed pane into Landing; fitted bed, with drawers under, headboard and bedside cabinet; built-in wardrobe and cupboards.
Bedroom Three w: 6′ 2″ x l: 7′ 4″ (w: 1.88m x l: 2.24m)
Arched leaded windows to side over deep sill; fitted bed with drawers under, cushioned headboard and side shelf; twin fitted double wardrobes; phone pt.
Bathroom w: 4′ 8″ x l: 8′ 5″ (w: 1.42m x l: 2.57m)
Small leaded window to rear; white suite of w.c., pedestal wash basin, and wood-panelled bath with IMI Range shower over; laminate floor; fitted cabinet; radiator.
Extending to front and both sides; full of interesting plants, trees, bushes, shrubs and delightful discoveries around every corner; largely crazy-paved to front providing off-street parking, turning space and access to Garage from wrought-iron double gates from road; matching personal gate to one side; timber shed in one corner; lawns to both sides (one of which is south-facing), with flower beds, trees, shrubs, crazy-paved patio area, stone bench, paved paths and the most “Hobbity” ivy-clad coal shed; gate to rear; paved path across rear of the property, with outside tap and door into…
Utility/Cloakroom w: 8′ 6″ x l: 4′ 4″ (w: 2.59m x l: 1.32m)
Plumbing for washing machine and space for other appliances; white w.c. and corner wash basin; Worcester gas-fired combi boiler; mirrored cabinet; thermostat.
Garage w: 8′ 7″ x l: 16′ 4″ (w: 2.62m x l: 4.98m)
Detached garage, brick-built under angled corrugated roof; double timber doors; door and double-glazed window to side.
Council Tax Band
Band E (£2726.01 per annum 2022/23).
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