Hunters Estate Agents, Downend are proud to bring to the market "Old Station Cottage", a highly individual period Grade II listed property which dates back to cica 1820 when it was formally a Railway house. Steeped in History the property offers a fantastic secluded position within the popular Village of Shortwood, South Gloucestershire, nestled between the neighbouring areas of Mangotsfield, Siston and Pucklechurch. There are excellent transport links as the property is within easy access to The Avon Ring Road and equal distance to both Bristol and Bath city centres (approx 10 miles), Emersons Green Retail Park (approx 2 miles), Bristol Parkway railway station (approx 7 miles) with it's regular daily service to London Paddington and access onto the Bristol cycle path is located only a few hundred yards away.
The property is set within a plot of approximately 1.7 acres of grounds which is accessed via a private road which has an impressive long sweeping driveway to the entrance and backs onto open countryside.
Upon entering the property through it's double doors you enter into a 17ft hallway which can double up as an additional reception. The remainder of the ground floor consists of an 18ft main lounge with wood burner, dining room, a cosy sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and wood burner, a 19ft country style kitchen/breakfast room with range oven, Belfast double sink and utility/cloakroom.
To the first floor can be found 4 generous sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle.
Externally there are well tended grounds/gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with many different sections to include an orchard and courtyard areas ideal for barbecuing and entertaining and with several outbuildings and a parcel of land which has been sectioned off to keep Livestock.
The property benefits from providing ample off street parking and additional areas to hard standing providing areas for vehicle storage if required. There is a triple garage with power and light which has an attached storage area/utility.
Mangotsfield North Station was part of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Railway, which opened in 1828. The line, which was horse-drawn, was built to transport stone and coal to Bristol Harbour.
In May 1845, the Railways Board, opened the station for passengers use.
Facilities at Mangotsfield were very limited. When the station opened there was nothing more than a platform either side of the two running lines. The western "up" platform served trains towards Gloucester, and the eastern "down" platform served trains towards Bristol.
Following the closure of the railway, the route fell into disuse. The trackbed through Mangotsfield was de-commissioned until the late 1970s which then later became a bridal & cycle path.
The rest of the Mangotsfield railway area has mostly been built over, but the original station building is now a Grade II listed private house known as "Old Station Cottage".
It is believed that actor and author Arnold Ridley ( Godfrey in Dads Army ) wrote the ‘Ghost Train’ after he was inspired to write the play after becoming stranded overnight at Mangotsfield railway station in 1925.
Historic properties such as these are rarely available and must be viewed internally to fully appreciate all it has to offer.
The property is accessed from a private road at the end of Bridge Road with a long weeping driveway leading to front entrance.
5.46m (17' 11") x 3.94m (12' 11")
Access via double doors, casement window to rear, slate tiled floor, 2 period style radiators, feature opening to chimney breast, telephone point, under stair storage cupboard, turning staircase rising to first floor, hardwood glazed French doors to lounge, doors to kitchen and dining room.
Oak floor, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, hardwood double glazed French doors leading out to front of property/patio area, archway leading to;
5.77m (18' 11") x 3.45m (11' 4")
Dual aspect double glazed casements windows to rear and side, hardwood glazed double doors open out to front of property, Oak floor, open feature fireplace with cast iron wood burner inset and slate hearth, 2 double radiators.
4.34m (14' 3") (into bay) x 3.66m (12' 0")
Double glazed Bay window to front, with dual aspect double glazed casement windows to both sides, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, Oak floor, double radiator, feature open fireplace with wood mantel surround and tiled hearth, doors to kitchen and inner lobby.
3.71m (12' 2") (furthest point) x 3.45m (11' 4")
Dual aspect hardwood double glazed window to front and side, flagstone floor, Vaulted beamed ceiling, double radiator, open brick feature fireplace with cast iron wood burner inset, archway leading through to:
Radiator, tiled floor, LED downlighters, hardwood glazed door leading out to rear garden, door to kitchen, doorway to utility/cloakroom.
2.34m (7' 8") x 2.26m (7' 5")
Small window to side, laminate work top, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, vanity unit with wash hand basin and W.C inset, wood effect laminate floor, chrome heated towel rail.
5.89m (19' 4") x 3.89m (12' 9")
Two hardwood double glazed windows to rear, coved ceiling, LED downlighters, shaker style kitchen with Grey wall and base units with solid Oak wood work tops, double Belfast sink with mixer tap, Belling range oven with extractor fan hood, tiled splash backs, integrated dish washer, designer radiator, space for fridge freezer.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION:
Loft hatch, 2 period style radiators, archway, Oak latch doors leading to:
4.52m (14' 10") (exclusing wardrobes) x 3.68m (12' 1")
Two double glazed casement windows to rear, coved ceiling, double radiator, wood effect laminate floor.
3.71m (12' 2") x 3.68m (12' 1")
Dual aspect double glazed casement windows to front and side, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, double radiator,
3.58m (11' 9") x 3.48m (11' 5")
Double glazed casement window to rear, coved ceiling, beamed ceiling.
6.48m (21' 3") (furthest point) x 2.06m (6' 9") (widest point)
Two double glazed casement windows to front, coved ceiling, double and single radiators, recess with shelving.
Opaque glazed window to rear, coved ceiling, corner Jacuzzi bath with tap/shower mixer attachment, pedestal was hand basin, close coupled W.C shower cubicle housing an electric shower system, tiled walls, built in cupboard with shelving, wood effect laminate floor, double radiator, heated towel rail.
Set within grounds of approx 1.
FRONT OF PROPERTY
Large driveway providing ample off street parking space, plant/shrub borders, access to both sides of property, access to garaging.
Triple garage with 3 up and over door access, power and light, 3 outside lights to front of garages, attached storage area/utility to side of garage.