1930's brick- built semi-detatched house with a lovely rear garden

1930's brick- built semi-detatched house with a lovely rear garden

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

BRISTOL VOTED BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE UK BY THE SUNDAY TIMES 19/3/17 .WHY NOT VISIT US?
Our home is a 1935 semi detached with drive to the side and a lovely garden to rear which includes a patio, lawn with a secluded quiet area at the bottom. We are not directly overlooked by any other houses. There is also a park with tennis courts immediately opposite and walks through lanes to Blaise Castle Estate.
We have recently completely modernized our kitchen and bathroom, which has a large bath, WC and walk-in shower. Our lounge and dining room are very comfortable and includes a piano...if you like to play and there are patio doors to the garden. The lounge sofa also converts to a double bed. There is also a downstairs loo.
Upstairs, as well as the bathroom we have three double bedrooms one queen size with pine flooring and the third bedroom is now used as a modern 'office'. We can go up again to the loft conversion which we use as a guest double bedroom (& is great for drying and ironing.)As it is so high up there is a lovely view over the garden.We have lived in our light and airy house for over 30 years and love the whole ambience.

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  1. We are Terry and Wendie, both retired professionals, Wendie is a retired teacher. We are non- smokers and trying to lead a very active life. We have travelled to Sydney many times as our son lives there, but his expanding family means we can no longer stay with them. We are interested in any offer of an exchange & will always answer emails promptly. We have now completed over 20 lovely exchanges through various sites

  2. We have many interests besides the gardening, DIY and keeping the home up together. We enjoy doing some voluntary work at our local church & Terry is still involved in the Scout Association.

  3. We enjoy travelling and re-visiting much- loved places, especially Cornwall with our family in UK. We like to explore the cultural and heritage backgrounds of every place we visit. All Music also figures strongly , especially folk songs and learning the banjo.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We are in a lovely leafy suburb of Bristol within 5 minutes walk of a ' village' which has a library, shops, coffee bars, restaurants and pubs. There are quick and easy bus routes to a large shopping mall and the city centre with its Cathedral, University, Zoo, theatres and harbourside. Bristol has everything a major city can offer and there are many parks and open spaces.
There is also a park with tennis courts immediately opposite our house with walks through the Blaise Castle estate. Durdham Downs and the famous Brunel Suspension Bridge and Clifton Village Boutique shopping are a short distance away.
Bristol is a beautiful, Maritime city full of history & culture. It has excellent road & rail links to London, Wales & the South West & it is close to Bath, the Cotswolds, Stonehenge & Oxford.

Cool bars
Endless...Bristol can provide every type of nightlife
Cozy cafés
Westbury -on- Trym has a wealth of cafes but one of the best is the Grupo Lounge which opens all day until late in the evening...5 mins walk from our home .Also, Coffee # next door
Retail therapy
Waitrose ....5mins drive for upmarket food shopping & Aldi for basics.Westbury Village also has many differenttypes of shops. 10 mins. drive & you are at The Mall where you can enjoy most of the well known shops & restaurants
Bit of culture
Brunel's Suspension Bridge,SS Great Britain, museums, Art Galleries & Theatres, Christmas Steps, King St. & The Old Vic Theatre. Stroll along the old waterfront & have a drink in the Llandoger Trow pub(dated from 1664 ) & supposed to be the inspiration for The Admiral Benbow pub in Robert Louis Stevenson's
Walks in the park
Blaize Castle Estate with it's castle folly.Walk across Durdham Downs towards the Sea Walls where there is another folly ie Cook's Folly.Walk around our vilage & explore the beautful Holy Trinity Church which was established in the 8th Century & enjoy the thatched cottages in the old part of the village
Spot of exercise
Canford Park (opposite our home ) & Durdham Downs
Day tripping
Bath, The Cotswolds,Stonehenge,Cardiff,Wales

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