A family home near the water in Bristol

The back of the house features a deck, a patio and two sets of sliding doors.

This great family home at 6 Barbara Drive in Bristol is in immaculate turnkey condition. With eight rooms, including four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, it feels even larger than its generous 2,380-square-foot floor plan would suggest.

The master bedroom includes an en-suite bath and walk-in closet, and two additional bedrooms are also each served by their own full bathrooms. The fourth bedroom, a 2004 addition over the two-car attached garage, could serve as a guest suite, media room, or office. The fenced yard includes mature plantings, a garden shed, covered patio, and a large pool.

The home is located in the long-established Narrows neighborhood, regarded as one of the best neighborhoods in Bristol to raise a family. On weekends, summers, and after-school hours, the streets off Narrows are busy with kids riding bikes and playing ball until the streetlights come on.

From Barbara Drive, a short walk to the water leads to a tidal flat and sandbar where Mt. Hope Bay meets the Kickemuit River. Though a public right-of-way, the beach is primarily used by neighborhood residents and is a great spot for swimming, beachcombing, and wildlife viewing.  The location is also ideal for both fishing and shellfishing when permissible, and it boasts a natural boat ramp, making it a perfect spot to launch a small powerboat, kayak, or sailboat.

Route 136 runs perpendicular to the opposite end of Narrows Road, about one mile from the shoreline, providing quick and easy access to services and shops, and for commuters to Providence and Boston, routes 24 and 195. Roger Williams University, the East Bay Bike Path, Colt State Park, and the shops, restaurants and museums of downtown Bristol are all within a two-mile radius.

Just the facts

  • $389,000
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 baths, 2 halfs
  • Raveis Real Estate
  • Jackie Cranwell 401-742-6393
  • Ron Cranwell 401-855-1751
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