Park Lane, Blagdon, Bristol, BS40

Offers in excess of £1,500,000
5 bedroom house for sale
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It is understood the origins of Park House date back to the late 15th century. Constructed from local stone the property has evolved extensively with subsequent extensions and adaptions since its origins, one such extension being verified by a plaque dated 1705 on an external wall. The present owners have been in occupation for some seven years and have undertaken extensive enhancements and improvements to both the house and gardens during their tenure.

The property now represents a fine five bedroom family home with a large and spacious footprint and useful outbuildings. The present owners have lavished much attention to the house and gardens whilst maintaining the unique character of the property. The appealing mix between contemporary and period blends extremely well and the home caters for families young and old offering great opportunities for lifestyle and work flexibility while living in a village community.


The house retains many notable period features, these include high beamed ceilings, two large and very impressive inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. A few of the many recent enhancements to the property include replacement “Accoya Wood” double glazed windows throughout the house, new ‘old school’ column radiators throughout, new external oak doors, two new dormer windows, parquet flooring, to name just a few.

The front elevation to Park House is particularly attractive with a stone path bordered by three staddle stones leading to a hipped roof stone porch, double oak front doors, wisteria and climbing roses. The front door leads into a small vestibule area and a further part-glazed oak door leading into the hallway with two principle rooms leading directly off. This welcoming space has attractive oak parquet flooring which was reclaimed from a local Victorian school.

The parquet flooring flows naturally into the dining room and adjoining breakfast room. The dining room is light and airy with a window overlooking the front gardens. It is believed there is a concealed inglenook fireplace in need of restoration behind a wall in the dining room which may be uncovered by the new owners if so desired.

In the hallway linking the dining room and breakfast room is a cupboard which serves as a pantry. Wide oak steps lead from the breakfast room to the kitchen providing an open communal link between the two split level areas.

The well-appointed kitchen features a fabulous old inglenook fireplace with a wooden mantle and cross beamed ceiling. The kitchen is traditionally styled with a range of shaker style cupboards and stone work surfaces and terracotta coloured tiled flooring. The oak topped breakfast bar houses an integrated freezer and fridge. There is an electric eye-level double oven, induction hob with warming drawer beneath, a double bowl sink with mixer tap, waste disposer and an integrated dishwasher beneath. A hatch with attractive stained glass opens to the dining room beyond.

Through the kitchen to the side of the house is a large utility area with slate floor which also serves as the main reception lobby for visitors. Base cupboard units with a full length oak work surface provides useful storage along with an integrated freezer and a free standing larder fridge. The external oak entrance door leads to the outside drive and garages.

Off the utility room is the laundry room which has a butler sink, granite worktops and tiled splash-backs and is plumbed for a washing machine. Oak floor to ceiling cupboards serve has an airing cupboard with internal radiator. The laundry rooms leads naturally into the boot room/boiler room
which includes a low level WC and hand wash basin with shelving for shoes/boots and numerous coat-hooks. Here another exterior oak door leads to the front gardens. The boot room serves as an ideal entry to the house with muddy boots and/or a muddy dog!

Back to the breakfast room and from here leads to another hallway adjacent to which is a cloakroom with a low level WC, hand wash basin and heated towel rail. The hallway leads to another reception room which the owners call the ‘hobby room’. This versatile space has windows to the side and a neutral carpet, which in turn leads through double glass doors to the garden room.

Here, one’s gaze is immediately drawn to the wonderful picture windows overlooking the pretty side garden down to stunning views of Blagdon Lake and to the Dundry hills beyond. The breathtaking scenery and the change of seasons can be enjoyed from this lovely garden room which has a tiled floor, electric stove inset and windows to three sides, as well as French doors opening onto an east-facing balcony seating area, which perfectly captures the morning sunshine, ideal for that morning coffee!

Off the hobby room the large sitting room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with inset log burning stove, making the room very cosy on colder nights. A window looks out onto the garden to the front. The flooring is a soft neutral carpet.

Upstairs is a landing area with two sun tunnels installed to the ceiling allowing natural light to flood the area. The present owners have installed two dormer windows on this floor which have wooden shutter blinds. A drop-down wooden ladder has been fitted to access the very large easy-standing boarded attic space.

There are five bedrooms, four of which are well served by the spacious family bathroom which includes a comprehensive and modern white suite incorporating a bath, low level WC, wash basin, walk-in shower and tiled flooring.

The large master suite has a Juliet balcony from which views across the lake can be enjoyed, a feature pretty Victorian-style fireplace and a wall cupboard. The spacious en-suite has a walk In shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC, heated ladder style towel rail, airing cupboard, fitted wardrobes and tiled flooring. (Plumbing still exists from a bath which was removed and can easily be reinstated if desired).

The other four further good-sized bedrooms have views of the lake or towards the village church.

Oil fired central heating
Mains drainage
Truespeed fibre optic broadband
Electric operated roller blinds
LED lights throughout
Mains gas supply to the house
Direct water system (no need for electric shower pumps or a loft tank)


In the garden is a former stone built outbuilding which has been adapted for use as a studio/office, ideal for those who want a peaceful spot to work from home. There are three Velux windows bringing plenty of natural light into the room and a window which overlooks the lake. There are plenty of power points and ultra fast broadband via Truespeed. In colder weather a gas stove, vented to an outside wall, makes the room very snug.

Park House is approached via a shared drive with access to hard standing for several cars. There is a triple garage with electric 'up and over’ wooden doors. The garages have mains electricity, power points, fluorescent lighting and a 7kW EV charging point. One of the garages has been adapted for a workshop.

The delightful tiered gardens include a lawned area to the front of the house which is bordered by many established shrubs, flowers and trees with a stone path through, leading up to the lane. Trees include apple, flowering cherry and maple among others with camellias, azaleas and fruit bushes such as blackcurrant and gooseberries. There are a wide variety of flowering plants providing an abundance of colour through the seasons as well as a veg patch; a treat for the green fingered. A paved terrace provides a perfect spot for outdoor dining and enjoying the lake views. Several distinct seating areas provide wonderful views and are situated to capture the afternoon and evening sun with shade and shelter. A path and stone steps with a pretty iron balustrade wind down to the lower part of the garden where there is a greenhouse with mains electricity. Next to the house is a wood store and the path leads through an iron gate to the driveway.

·Lamp post and lights down driveway
·Outside garage lights
·Outside porch lights
·Three outside taps
·Three outside power points


Blagdon is a pretty, much sought-after, village sitting at the foot of the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is a thriving community with a village social club run by volunteers and many organisations including scouts, tennis, football, cricket, rugby and a golf society. There is a parish church and primary school in Blagdon itself whilst Bristol, Bath and Wells with their excellent independent schools are also accessible. The popular New Inn with its stunning garden views is just across the road from Park House. For sporting pursuits there is fly fishing on Blagdon Lake as well as boating on the Chew Valley Lakes, whilst the Mendips offer some challenging hikes and bridle paths.

The location is well-placed for commuting as in around 30 minutes you can be in the thriving city of Bristol or Wells or Bath. Bristol Airport is approximately 6.4 miles distant with flights to a number of European and some long haul destinations and Bristol Temple Meads train station has fast services to many cities including of course London.
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