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Entire Guest House, Rural Retreat, Stanton DrewPlease note: The property sleeps 2 adults and one child/toddler as the 2nd bedroom has a toddler bed..this is not suitable for an adult. There is a staircase leading up to the kitchen/ open plan sitting and dining area. Robes and flip flops are recommended when using the hot tub as it can be chilly outside. Hot tub towels are provided. We have a fully equipped kitchen with: Nespresso coffee machine Microwave Oven and hob Dishwasher Washing machine/dryer Pots and pans Oven dishes/baking trays Crockery Silverware Salt, pepper and olive oil
Cute cottage between Bristol and BathOur cute little cottage is available in north Bristol. Ideally located for visiting Bristol and Bath. The cottage has recently undergone a large renovation (Nov 18) The living room has a wonderful floor to ceiling fireplace with wood burner. Perfect for cosy evenings in. Sofa is also a sofa bed The kitchen is modern and fitted with a small table and chairs for breakfast. The upper floor has two bedrooms, and a Jack and Jill bathroom. The bathroom has bath, separate shower wc etc.
Watch planes land from hot tub by Bristol AirportLooking for a romantic, chilled out getaway in the Somerset countryside, then look no further! We are located only 7 miles from Bristol, a mile from Bristol airport. We embrace the airport here and enjoy watching the planes come into land and take off, especially from the large private hot tub that overlooks fields and animals. Alternatively get cosy in front of the log burner & watch a film. We are a short walk from two pubs and a beautiful 100 acre Common
Whether for its independent spirit, thriving music scene, or the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, Bristolians rave about their city, and many folks dream of moving here. As a centre for creative industries, with a focus on sustainable living, hippyish undertones, and a rebellious, revolutionary edge, Bristol is an exciting place to be. And it’s gorgeous, too, with many green parks and a lively harbourside of wharfs and boatyards, overlooked by the candy-coloured houses of Cliftonwood.
Art galleries and historic attractions abound: Clifton Observatory, the M Shed history museum, and Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner, are just a few things to keep travellers busy. The Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft neighbourhoods bristle with fiercely innovative independent stores and bars, a new generation of plant-based restaurants caters to vegans, and the LGBTQ+ scene is buzzing.
And if you have time to look up and look out, you’ll see Bristol got lucky geography-wise, too. Dramatic countryside circles the city: Somerset’s incredible Cheddar Gorge, the Mendip Hills, the Cotswolds, and over the Bristol Channel, South Wales’ Brecon Beacons National Park and the luscious Wye Valley.
This southwest city between Somerset and Gloucestershire is well-connected to London and the rest of the United Kingdom by road and rail, with two motorways — the M4 and the M5 — passing close by, and two railway stations, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol’s small international airport (BRS) is a 30-minute shuttle bus from the centre, but London airports aren’t far. Gatwick (GTW) is 2.5 hours by train, and Heathrow (LHR) under two. Buses are a reliable way to get around, but this being an eco-minded city, it’s well furnished with carshares, bike rentals, and cycleways. Boat trips and ferries giving tours run from the harbour and along the River Avon to the city of Bath, and there are countless walking routes and sightseeing tours.
Bristol is an outdoorsy place, so to make the most of the pedestrianised areas, the harbour, and adventures into the surrounding scenery, come when the weather’s good, which could be a crisp autumn day or frosty winter. Great stuff happens all year but most spectacular is the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta in August, when more than 100 colourful hot-air balloons float to the skies above Ashton Court. In May, a month-long walking festival sees dozens more guided and themed walks than the rather hefty usual, plus there’s the Gert Lush vintage cycling festival (“gert lush” is Bristolian slang for “great”). In September the Foodies Festival features food stalls, chef demos, and kids’ classes, while December is when Westonbirt, the National Arboretum lights up its colossal collection of 2,500 tree species with illuminated forest trails.
There’s tons of lovely cycling in the area, but a popular route is to bike out west through Clifton, whizz around the Downs — a vast area of parkland on the edge of the city — then along the River Avon, passing the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and riding the trails of Leigh Woods.
From ’70s reggae and the trip-hop acts of the 1990s to the freshest DJs today, Bristol’s talented offspring have made a big impact on its identity. Hear them in a huge range of clubs and see work by the world’s most famous graffiti artist on buildings and passageways all over town.
It turns out you don’t have to live in Australia to go surfing in a city. The Wave just north of Bristol is a manmade, inland surf wave, where technology creates more than 1,000 waves an hour in a 200-metre pool — as many rideable waves as you’d get during eight hours in the sea.