Sneyd Park is a suburb of Bristol lying on the western fringe of Clifton, adjacent to the Avon Gorge and the Sea Walls observation point. It forms part of the Stoke Bishop district.
The area of Sneyd Park is most known for the lofty Victorian and Edwardian villas that sit handsomely on spacious streets, often tree lined with great gardens.
Let’s discover Sneyd Park.
Sneyd Park was originally developed in Victorian times, hence why many Victorian and Edwardian villas line the edge of the Downs. More modern and modest properties have since been built down over the slope towards Sea Mills.
Living in Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest part of the city and has consequently become one of the most sought after areas of Bristol with families looking for tranquillity and serenity due to its enviable location with easy access to Clifton Village whilst being enclosed, tucked away and surrounded with impressive mature trees and lots of greenery. It is highly discreet and private.
It is also worth noting that since Sneyd Park forms part of the Stoke Bishop district, there is a large population of students nearby on the campus of Bristol University halls of residence located on the edge of the suburb and the Downs. So homebuyers, be aware – deep local knowledge is required to identify the good streets from the less desirable (and noisier) ones!
Architecture & Properties in Sneyd Park
Like some other districts on Bristol’s western fringe, Sneyd Park was originally developed in the Victorian era. Similar to Leigh Woods the neighbourhood was conceived as a fashionable address for wealthy Bristolians.
Detached properties are most common, while the area also has a number of more modern semi-detached and terraced housing. There are also a few purpose-built apartment blocks that provide smaller accommodation.
Much of this development was carried out by the Stride family builders whose practice was “to purchase an estate freehold and to erect thereon their own houses, with the knowledge that none will be able to come along and dump a lot of cheap houses down in the neighbourhood, thereby spoiling the amenities of the place and detracting from the value of the houses erected by the firm. The ‘Stride Brothers’ specialised in constructing individual style homes with the emphasis on the location, finish and design. Buildings were never duplicated and no 2 were built to the same design.
Some of the distinctive characteristics of these houses include solid oak interior doors, oak-panelled hallways, the hallmark Stride letterboxes and impressive sweeping staircases.
House Prices in Sneyd Park
Sneyd Park is characterised by noticeable property prices differences between the 2bed flats you can find near Stoke Hill and the rather impressive 7bed manor houses that sits over the edge of Avon Gorge and down the winding river below.
One thing is for sure, these high property prices clearly sit at the top of Bristol price tree and for a good reason: we are talking about some of the largest properties around Bristol, tucked away from the public eyes with gated entrances, impressive sweeping driveways, beautifully manicured gardens across a wide range of architectural styles – from Regency grandeur, through mock-Tudor, 70’s art-deco and classic inter-war.
It is undeniable to say that Sneyd Pak is an uber affluent part of Bristol. In fact, it is home to many millionaires!
The most desirable houses in the area can fetch well over £1 million, depending on the size and finish. The area is also home to a number of more affordable properties, with flats starting at around the £300,000 price mark.
Properties in BS9 had an overall average price of £589,538 over the last year.
The majority of sales in BS9 during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £560,612. Detached properties sold for an average of £935,247, with flats fetching £333,623.
Overall, sold prices in BS9 over the last year were 7% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2018 peak of £520,378.
For more information on house prices in Sneyd Park, please visit the House price data link for BS9 postcode (source: home.co.uk): https://www.home.co.uk/guides/house_prices_menu.htm?location=bs9
Properties for sale in Sneyd Park
Here is a selection of Sneyd Park properties.
Sneyd Park transport
Sneyd Park is primarily a residential area of Bristol surrounded with woodlands and green spaces but it benefits from great transport facilities. It offers quick and easy access to the M5 from the A4.
For those travelling by public transport, Clifton and Sea Mills are 2 railway stations with close proximity.
And as Sneyd Park enjoys a very enviable position surrounded with green space, many footpaths and bridge paths can be found for endless walks or bike rides.
Sneyd Park schools
The neighbourhood of Sneyd Park does not offer any schools within its immediate proximity, however one can find top performing establishments in nearby Clifton, the Durdham Downs or Clifton.
Clifton is particularly convenient as it is home to several excellent primary and secondary schools with “outstanding” ratings from Ofsted. St John’s Church of England Primary School and Clifton College are 2 all time favourites. And if you are after an alternative type of education for your children, the Bristol Forest School at Leigh Court Farm comes highly recommended too due to its hands-on learning model of education in a local woodland environment.
Sneyd Park entertainment
Since Sneyd Park is a small residential area, it doesn’t have any shopping facilities in its vicinity. However it is only an easy stroll to Clifton Village which offers a diverse range of independent shops such as in the Clifton Arcade, as well as cafes alongside some of the best restaurants in the city. Clifton’s main shopping area spans The Mall, Princess Victoria Street and Boyces Avenue.
One of the main attractions drawing people to live in Sneyd Park is the close proximity to nature and endless surrounding woodlands for weekend walks. Clifton Suspension Bridge remains the main tourist attraction locally but many people visiting the area will also venture to Ashton Court.
Summary of Sneyd Park
* Highly sought after area
* Properties above the average price for Bristol
* Popular with families and high net worth professionals. Properties sell and rent very quickly and rarely come on the market for sale
- Good for: offers the best of both worlds – close proximity to woodlands and the countryside with quick access to Clifton Village
* Downside: high acquisition costs
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