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Occupying a lovely quiet position, set behind an established front garden with an attractive sunny garden to the rear is 68 Merlin Park a well-balanced family home that has been modernised and much improved by its current owners to offer spacious and versatile living spaces with five double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.
Approaching the property via a private driveway with a footpath to the side, you enter the house under an attractive open porch across a small, paved terrace perfect for morning coffee. Continuing into the light filled entrance hallway, stairs rise to the first-floor accommodation, with a useful under stairs storage cupboard and there is also a handy ground floor cloakroom.
To the left of the entrance internal glazed doors open into a spacious bay fronted sitting room, decorated in modern muted grey tones, and overlooking the private front garden. To the right of the hallway an open arch lead's through to what was once an internal single garage but has in recent years been beautifully converted into a superb children's playroom but could also function as a home office/snug or indeed an occasional bedroom.
The final door from the hallway leads through to the exceptional open plan kitchen/living/diner which spans the full width of the rear of the house. This super stylish room is fitted out with contemporary sage green kitchen units, finished with a black quartz counter-top and a contrasting metro tiled splashback. There is space for a range style cooker with a glass and stainless-steel extractor hood over, there is a neat recess with space for an American style fridge freezer and an integrated dishwasher, washing machine and wine chiller. Marble effect floor tile run throughout the room and adds practicality and uniformity. To the middle section of the room there is space for a large family sized dining table and a pair of French doors leading out to the garden, whilst to the end of the room there is a soft seating area with more than enough room for a corner sofa, with another set of French doors to the garden. Also within the room is a separate cupboard housing the tumble dryer, a stylish vertical radiator, spotlights to much of the ceiling and a recessed wine shelf.
Continuing onto the first floor, all the bedrooms are accessed off a galleried landing area adding a great sense of openness and space, there is also a large airing cupboard and loft access. Three of the five bedrooms are situated to the front of the house and enjoy a bright and sunny outlook, whilst the exceptional master bedroom and a further double bedroom are to the rear. The master bedroom which is nearly 19'0 in length has space for a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom, featuring wonderful geometric tiling and a modern three-piece suite, with a rainfall shower over the bath.
Completing the first-floor accommodation is the family bathroom, fitted with a three-piece contemporary suite with a separate walk-in shower cubicle. There is a heated chrome towel rail and fully tiled walls with classic gloss effect metro tiles, along with a distressed wood effect ceramic tiled floor.
Outside, a neat herringbone brick patio flanks the rear of the house and is the perfect space to enjoy al-fresco dining and summer barbecues. A generous level lawn is enclosed on all sides by alluring painted fencing, and there are well established flower bed borders displaying a rich variety of flora and fauna. There is a small garden shed and a fabulous children's play area with slide, climbing wall and bridge. On a practical note, there is a footpath to the side of the house which links the front to the back making it easy to transport equipment too and fro and for visiting guests.
Portishead is magnificently situated, with sweeping views of the Severn Estuary, the Welsh coastline, both Severn bridges to one side and the beautiful and scenic Gordano Valley to the other. The picturesque Lake Grounds offer plenty of space for children to play, and is ideal for relaxing, admiring the spectacular views or watching the cricket or bowls. This is a great place to picnic, and refreshments are also available from the café. Portishead's stylish new marina development Port Marine houses up to 150 boats and has been developed as the centrepiece of a large urban renewal programme. The area is well worth a visit, to see the luxury homes being developed and the striking public art. The work of several internationally acclaimed sculptors is on view here. Nearby attractions include a zoo farm, a fascinating farm and retail museum, and superb National Trust houses and gardens. Portishead is also highly convenient for the M5 motorway and Bristol.
Approaching the property from the direction of the High Street in Portishead take the right hand turn at the roundabout and proceed up Avon Way until the junction at the top. Turn left onto Down road and proceed along the road passing High Down Junior School on your left, then take the second left hand turn onto Merlin Park. At the first junction turn left and follow the cul de sac round to the right, take the second turning on the right and the property can be found on the right-hand side.
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