The narrow stairs open up to a large light-filled lobby and a glimpse of that extraordinary view. In the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, an entire wall has been replaced with large bi-folding windows and a glass balustrade, giving un-interrupted southerly views of the city and the surrounding hills, with famous landmarks, terraced roof-tops and pretty walled gardens. (When the large window is opened, it is not advisable to have younger children about, who may be tempted to step up onto the window frame to look over the balustrade).
This dramatic living area is open to the rafters with the original beams and joists on show. An original decorative attic fireplace is an added reminder of the building’s 300 year old history. The interiors are chic, with a comfortable grey sofa for 2 and a pair of blue armchairs. The TV has Free-View, Netflix and BT Sky. A Sonos sound-bar has wireless music speakers and there is Wi-Fi, an entry phone and a telephone for local calls only. The smart walnut and grey kitchen includes the latest in Siemens technology, with a 4 ring induction hob, a multi-purpose micro-wave, grill and oven and another large electric oven. There is a large fridge and separate freezer, a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee machine and plenty of cooking space and equipment. A large central table, also in walnut and grey granite, doubles as a kitchen counter and dining table, with bar stools for 6. A small washing machine is housed in a utilities cupboard in the lobby.
The principal bedroom is smart and spacious, with a zip and link 6’ double bed that can become two 3’ single beds. Above an original fire-place is a TV and in alcoves either side, are a pretty oval dressing table and a large wardrobe with shelf space inside and a drawer under. A small sash window looks onto the neighbouring church (with Sunday service at 10am).
A large sky-lit, contemporary en-suite bathroom has a bath, large hand-basin with storage under and a WC with a long tiled shelf for toiletries.
The second pretty bedroom has a 4’6” Double bed, a small chest of drawers and a large cupboard with hanging space and utility items.
There is a smartly tiled shower room with large walk-in shower (with overhead rainfall shower head only), a small hand-basin with cupboard under and a WC.