Wellington Terrace, Clifton, Bristol BS8

Wellington Terrace, Clifton, Bristol BS8
1 Wellington Terrace, Bristol, BS8 4LE
For Sale £675,000 - Terraced House
RH-18125-property 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

An historic property, Grade 2 Listed, built we think in about 1790, a tea shop for many years, and apparently the place where the first drawings of Winnie The Pooh were created by E H Shepard and A A Milne!

There are houses that have an interesting tale to tell, and this adorable Grade 2 Listed terrace is most definitely in that category! Built, we think, in about 1790, the property, with its charming curved frontage, served as a tea shop for several decades before it was converted into the lovely house it is today some time in the 1950s or 1960s. It was during its tea shop era, in the early 1920s, when it was frequented by an author (who was creating stories inspired by his son Christopher’s teddy bear) and a well-known cartoonist and artist. It is believed that it was during one of these visits to the tea shop that the first sketched ideas of a “silly old bear” were drawn and discussed by A A Milne (author) and E H Shepard (illustrator), and Winnie The Pooh was born! Later on, probably in the 1930s, Ernest Shepard created an oil painting of Winnie (the only one he ever painted) and donated it to the tea shop, where it was on proud display for many years … meaning this property became known locally as “Pooh Corner”! Sadly, the painting was sold around 25 years ago and is now in a museum in Winnipeg, Canada. Nowadays, the house offers charm and character in abundance over four floors, with two bedrooms, two large reception rooms and a kitchen in the road-level “lower” ground floor.

Council Tax Band: Band D (£2460.32 per annum 2024/25)
Tenure: Freehold


Half-glazed stable door and side window from front, in cute arched entrance with shelves and storage space; tiled floor continues into kitchen area; lovely shaker-style solid wood floor and wall units, in powder blue, with wooden handles and wooden worktops; inset 1½-bowl single-drainer white enamel sink with mixer tap; gas and electric cooker pts; doorway into arched recess with frosted window to front, tiled floor and plumbing for washing machine; recess for fridge/freezer; double radiator; door into built-in store room, known by the current owners as the “grotto”, with stone walls, concrete floor, light and power and storage space; doorway and 2 steps up into…

Boiler Room w: 9′ 9″ x l: 10′ 7″ (w: 2.97m x l: 3.23m)
Worcester Highflow 400 Electronic gas-fired boiler; tiled floor, stone walls and oodles of storage space.

Half Landing
2 tiled steps up from Kitchen; painted wooden staircase rising to Hall Floor; built-in cupboard.


Lounge w: 22′ x l: 15′ 2″ (w: 6.71m x l: 4.62m)
Half-glazed stable door, and 2 wonderful curved windiows, to front, allowing light to flood in; lovely fireplace with wood-burning stove and tiled hearth; painted floorboards; small door to open section above Kitchen, with display area and shelf; painted wooden staircase rising to first floor; doorway and 2 steps up into…

Bedroom Two w: 9′ 1″ x l: 10′ 9″ (w: 2.77m x l: 3.28m)
Sash window and stable door to rear; painted floorboards; vertical radiator.


Living Room w: 22′ x l: 15′ 2″ (w: 6.71m x l: 4.62m)
2 sash windows to front; built-in overstairs storage cupboard; radiator.

Landing w: 4′ 9″ x l: 10′ 11″ (w: 1.45m x l: 3.33m)
Staircase with timber banisters rising to second floor; painted wood flooboards;lots of understairs storage space; half-glazed door into…

Bathroom w: 4′ 3″ x l: 10′ 4″ (w: 1.3m x l: 3.15m)
Sash window to rear; period-style white suite comprising w.c., pedestal wash basin, and double-ended panelled bath with mixer tap/shower attachment; tiled bath surround, most other walls half-tiled; painted wooden floorboards.


Bedroom One w: 9′ 5″ x l: 9′ 7″ (w: 2.87m x l: 2.92m)
Window to front with views across Bristol; skylight window to rear; partly angled ceiling with beam; shelf.


To The Rear
Stable door providing access to flagstone paving and steps down to former entrance into Lower Ground Floor.

Pooh Corner, as it is still known, is wonderfully situated in the highly fashionable Clifton area, just down the road from Brunel’s iconic Suspension Bridge, the renwoned Avon Gorge Hotel, and the Clifton Rocks Railway. There is an array of shops, boutiques, cafes and bars within walking distance in Clifton Village, and Bristol City Centre is an approximate 30-minute walk away unless, of course, you are Piglet or Eeyore, in which case travelling time may be a little longer.



Council Tax Band
Band D (£2460.32 per annum 2024/25).

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