3 Bedroom Home – For Sale

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Christmas Steps, BS1 5BS

£800,000 Guide Price

Property features


3 Bedrooms


2 Bathrooms

Reception Room

3 Reception Rooms

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Property Features

  • Be Part of Bristol's History
  • Believed to Date From Late 1600's
  • A Fabulous Period Townhouse
  • Flexible Accommodation over Four Floors
  • Potential Shop with Upper Maisonette
  • Fabulous Inner City Garden
  • Close to BRI, University and City Centre
  • Nicely Proportioned Rooms
  • A Special Property Oozing Character and Charm
  • Fantastic Entertaining Spaces
  • Arguably Bristol's most picturesque street.

Property Summary

Be part of Bristol's History with this characterful and charming townhouse dating back to the late 1600's. The nicely proportioned and extremely flexible accommodation is arranged over 4 floors and is currently an upper maisonette with commercial use on the ground floor. The beautiful location and fantastic city garden makes this property unique!

Full Details

It is a privilege to be instructed to find a discerning purchaser for this very special property. Originally built in the late 1600's and then re fronted in the early 1800's number 15 Christmas Steps is a significant part up this Historic landmark street in the heart of Bristol.

The Historical significance is an obvious asset to this property, but the real attraction is the wonderful streetscape that the Christmas Steps provides. At the top of the Christmas Steps is the "Chapel Of The Three Kings Of Cologne" which finished the stunning "Three Kings Court" which is historic quad of former Almshouses dating back to the 1600's. The impressive impressive entrance is announced by a beautiful ornate iron arch with the inscription "To Christmas Steps", once through one descends the Christmas Steps where there is an abundance of charming features, and in particular the brick, stone, timber and render forms of construction, along with the flagstone and cobbled streets complement each other to create a feeling of times gone by. Each property has a shopfront at street level offering a wealth of vibrant boutique and private retail businesses. At the foot of the Christmas Steps is the former chambers for the law courts, which now forms offices.

Number 15 is fortunate as it boasts a nice sized split level urban city garden which is currently laid with stone slabs, and boarded by an attractive historical wall. It's orientation making it ideal for sunshine breakfast. This wonderful opportunity has undergone extensive refurbishment whilst in the stewardship of the current owner, creating a contemporary feel whilst respecting the historic nature of the building.

The sash windows in the property allow light to flood into the well proportioned accommodation, and add to the significant feeling of important that this property oozes. There is a wonderful wooden staircase that ascends the property offering access at each level to well presented usable accommodation with interesting rooms offer that offer versatility.

The property is currently arranged as a Ground Floor unit with Direct street frontage and benefiting from living, kitchen and dining areas with a shower room and access to the rear garden space. The upper floors are currently arranged as a Two Double bedroom maisonette with a large open plan Kitchen/Dining/living room, On the top floor is a fantastic sitting room with exposed beams, dormer windows and period features.

Hopewell believe that this is a wonderful opportunity for a buyer to acquire not only a beautiful period property, but also a chance to own a part of Bristol's history. On that bases we highly recommend to potential purchasers that you view this special property at the earliest available time to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

15 Christmas steps can be accessed via two entrances. There is the original shop front which has shop display windows to either side which gives access to the Studio/Commercial unit. There is also a wooden front door that gives access to the upper floors.

Studio/Commercial Unit
4.9m x 4.75m (16' 1" x 15' 7") at maximum. A stylish split level room with the benefit of the shopfront to Christmas Steps. (Currently set up as display windows only and a studio). There is a door offering access to the rear garden, a raised gallery section with balustrade and hand rail that gives access to the dining, kitchen and bathrooms, stripped wooden floors are dressed with wooden skirting, exposed wooden beams, ceiling light point, double radiator.

Dining Area
3.2m x 1.56m (10' 6" x 5' 1") Two pairs of Windows to the side aspect overlooking the garden with attractive wooden sills, stripped wooden floors dressed with wooden skirting, down lighters, two radiators, archway to:

Kitchen Area
2.98m x 1.52m (9' 9" x 5' 0") Window to the side elevation overlooking the garden and with an attractive sill. A further wooden door gives access to the garden. There is a range of kitchen units that have a laminate rolled edge worksurface that incorporates a stainless steel sink drainer. There is a space, electricity and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a wall mounted gas boiler for the domestic hot water and central heating. A doorway leads to the bathroom.

A step up to the stripped wooden floor, a window to the side aspect overlooking the garden with wooden sill. There is a matching white comprising of a corner shower with glass enclosure, low level WC and a hand wash basin. Down lighters and an extractor fan.

Upper Maisonette
The upper maisonette is accessed via a wooden front door off The Christmas Steps. A Beautiful wooden staircase winds up the the spine of the building giving access to the flexible accommodation arranged over the top three floors. Currently a two bedroom maisonette with fantastic reception and entertaining spaces.

Master Bedroom
3.4m x 3m (11' 2" x 9' 10") Sash window to the front aspect overlooking the Christmas Steps, stripped wooden floor finished with wooden skirting, two sets of built in cupboards, exposed wooden beams, a ceiling light point, numerous electrical sockets.

Bedroom 2
5.14m x 2.3m (16' 10" x 7' 7") Window to rear aspect overlooking then garden and cityscape. Stripped wooden floors dressed with wooden skirting with matching architrave, two built in wardrobes, ceiling light point, numerous electrical sockets.

5.40m x 4.7m (17' 9" x 15' 5") at maximum. A duel aspect with room with windows to the front and rear aspects. The room has an interesting shape and lending itself to a modern open plan lifestyle. There is a very attractive ornate period fireplace with mantle and surround on a stone hearth, stripped wooden floors dressed with wooden skirting and matching architrave. Exposed wooden beams. There is a contemporary fitted kitchen with wood finished work surface and up-stand that incorporates a stainless steel sink drainer that is serviced by a chrome finished hot and cold mono-block mixer tap, there is an electric hob with an aluminium splash back and a chrome finished electric oven. There is very attractive period carved extended corner bench acknowledging the period of the building. There is a double radiator

A pleasant light and bright bathroom with window to the rear aspect. There are stripped wooden floors dressed with wooden skirting and architrave, a white suite comprising of a walk in over sized shower cubicle with glass enclosure and tiles to splash back, a low level close coupled WC, and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiling to splash back.

Sitting Room
5.2m x 4.8m (17' 1" x 15' 9") On the top floor is a wonderful sitting room with four dormer windows, two to the front and two to the rear, a large log burner sits on a stone hearth and boasts an exposed stone feature chimney breast. Exposed wooden beams add to the character of the room. The staircase forms a gallery that is protected by a balustrade and handrail. Stripped wooden floors, double radiators and TV and Data points and numerous electrical sockets.

This is a real asset to 15 Christmas Steps, as the property boasts a lovely East facing walled city garden, making it ideal for sunshine breakfast. The garden is mainly laid with stone slabs, and enjoys an open outlook, which is a rare treat for a city centre garden. The garden offers access to both the main room of the studio/commercial unit and well as the ground floor kitchen. It is split level and benefits from power and light as well as an outside tap.

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