This month we explore a few local property possibilities available for under £800,000 – and we don’t reckon they’ll be around for long…

The Monastery, £749,950

House hunters in search of a bit of wow-factor should definitely find this property at 8 Barrow Court in Barrow Gurney worth investigating. It’s a gorgeous conversion of a wing in a substantial country house that has been sensitively converted into 18 homes, and was once home to the Gibbs family – well known Bristol land owners who owned the nearby Tyntesfield Estate. Enjoying a rural yet accessible location five miles from Bristol and just over four miles from the airport – and complete with fabulously verdant communal gardens, lovely, leafy tree-lined driveway, tennis court and parking – The Monastery has also been refurbished by the current owner, who is an interior designer by trade and has ensured a superb level of accommodation over the three floors. A unique rural retreat and definitely a real lifestyle opportunity, we think.

For more information, please contact Fine & Country, 147 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS48 3RP; 0117 973 3081; www.fineandcountry.co.uk

41 Pooles Wharf Court, £750,000

For those keen to be where all the action is, slap-bang in the centre of the city, while also enjoying peaceful waterside living, Pooles Wharf Court is certainly an option to consider. This Nineties development lies next to the floating harbour, and number 41 is part of an elegant row of townhouses with enviable views, well-stocked communal gardens and a gated entrance. Modern, south-west facing and with four good-sized bedrooms, this lovely abode, offering accommodation arranged over three floors, features an en-suite shower room and family bathroom, plus open-plan kitchen/dining/living room and – major bonus – off-street parking for two cars as well as a single garage.Cropped-External-(33)For more information on this property, contact Richard Harding Estate Agents, 124 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2RP; 0117 946 6690; www.richardharding.co.uk

12 Caledonia Place, £750,000

Sitting within arguably one of the most sought-after streets in Clifton Village is this substantial Georgian Grade-II maisonette. It’s in need of a little love and refurbishment but there’s a lot to work with, including an array of unspoilt features such as sash windows with shutters, detailed cornicing and fireplaces, together with a south-westerly facing courtyard-style garden. There are some great plus points to be found on the first floor too; where a fabulous drawing room runs the length of the building and has both front and rear balconies; absolutely ideal for alfresco entertaining in the warmer months.IMG_2048

For more information on this property, contact: Hamptons International, 80 Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1QU 0117 322 6492; www.hamptons.co.uk