About this listing
Our snug shed and breakfast is tucked away in our little garden in colourful Cliftonwood sandwiched between Clifton Village and the vibrant Harbourside. It has an inviting super king sized bed, its own little kitchen and access to a private shower room in the house. There is also a lovely sunny garden that you share with the family and we can provide you with a delicious mostly organic locally sourced breakfast hamper too for £10 per person per day, just let us know when you book.
When we renovated our home in Cliftonwood, we lived in the yellow shed for two years and we loved it! We'll describe it as best we can here but on our dedicated shed and breakfast website you'll find more information about the shed so do check it out. You'll also find a lovely write up on the Bristol Post website with the title Top 11 Air bnbs in Bristol...
The shed is compact but has everything you need for a happy stay. The little kitchen has a two ring electric hob, a good sized fridge with a freezer compartment, a sink with cold running water and all the pots and pans, plates etc you could need to make simple shed feasts. There's a toaster and kettle, an old pine country kitchen table and the shelves are stocked with teas and coffee. We can also provide a mainly organic locally sourced breakfast hamper for £10 per person per day. There are books and games to enjoy during your stay as well as wifi connection, a blue tooth speaker and a roberts radio. The Super King sized bed has an electric blanket with dual controls, wonderful french linen sheets, a feather duvet and colourful bedspreads and once you get in you won't want to leave! There are storage boxes for clothes and hanging space too as well as room under the bed for bags. The shed is fully insulated and there is a retro heater and an electric blanket to keep you toasty as well as blankets and hot water bottles. In the utility in the main house approximately 5 metres away through the garden, you have your own entrance with access to a slow cooker and microwave as well as hot running water, a washing machine and your own private wet-room and loo with a unique floor made of penny coins! The shed has outdoor slippers and a big colourful dressing gown to make your trip which is through the garden and down some steps to the bathroom a warm one and we provide hamam towels. Outside you'll find a sunny south facing garden that you share with the family but with your own bench and table, a barbecue you can use and a little gate that leads out onto the quiet colourful street and the vibrant city close by.
The shed itself is for your use only and it lies in the corner of our garden which you are free to share with us, our baby son Indy and with Wilf our friendly labrador who will happily show you round. Your private wetroom and loo lie in the main house next to our kitchen but you have your own entrance through the utility and are separated from the rest of the house by a curtain. It is a few metres through the garden down some steps to reach the bathroom through the utility.
Interaction with guests
The shed does feel nice and tucked away from the rest of the house once you are inside but I am a full time mum at the moment so I am often at home and we do love and use the garden quite a bit, so though the shed is your own space, it is close to the house and you may well see us as you come and go and we hope you will feel really at home here. A great review said 'Jon and Daisy are excellent hosts and strike a perfect balance between being friendly, helpful and approachable without being intrusive or nosey, were more than happy to give us some advice on places to eat or see during our trip and Wilf the dog is a friendly big ball of fur!'
We are just a little bit smitten with Cliftonwood with its colourful houses and characterful streets. It is a real gem in Bristol and is really close to loads of fab places to visit, wonderful walks and great places to eat and drink. We have made a pack up for the shed with maps and brochures of all our top places as well as a guide to all our favourite haunts but we won't publish those here as the list is too long.... if you want a copy before you come then email me and i'll send you a pdf copy. Our particular road is such a welcoming and happy place with lots of friendly neighbours and a real community fee, it is however a steep hill so be prepared for a spot of huffing and puffing when you are on your wanderings! Round the corner there is a famously welcoming family pub The Lion which is fab for sunday roasts, there's also a beautiful community garden up the road and the river is just 5 mins walk as is Clifton Village and there's Ashton Court really close too. The city centre is a leisurely 30 min walk or 10 mins on the bus or ferry. We can't wait to share all our favourite places with you.
Parking -permits are needed on our road between 9am and 7pm mon- sat so just let me know if you are planning on having a car and we'll sort out parking permits for you at £2 per car per day. The road is a steep one and it is a culdescac and though there usually are spaces, it can be tricky to park as you have to mount the curb at times and also reverse down the steep road when you leave. If that worries you at all, you can also park on ambra vale road at the end of our road which can be easier. Do bare in mind that it is a very steep area too so take your time!
Walking - You can walk from the shed to lots of great places and we'll show you the short cuts and provide walking maps and the like.
Cycling - Bristol is a great city for bikes (if a little hilly!) and we plan to have bikes available for you to hire so watch this space but until then you can hire bikes from the lovely chaps at cycle the city (URL HIDDEN) who are based a 20 min walk from us along the river.
Buses- A couple of mins walk from the house there are many busses on Hotwells Road that will take you anywhere you'd need to go.
The Ferry- There is also the ferry service which leaves from just 5 mins walk away which is a great way of getting round the city and you can even get to the train station by boat.
Onward Travel - Bristol Airport is an easy taxi ride away - about 15 minutes.
If you are coming by train, Bristol Temple Meads station is less than 10 minutes in a taxi or there are bus routes to both.
Other things to note
STAMPS OF APPROVAL- Shed and Breakfast was very happy to be featured in Bristol Evening Post's piece entitled "11 of the best Airbnb houses, flats, cabins and rooms in Bristol" where Laura Churchill wrote 'it really will be one of the most unique and charming places you can stay.' We also feature in Alistair Sawday's special places to stay collection of self catering places where they describe the shed as 'an arty, rustic space with all you need for an alternative eco-friendly stay.' So do check us out online where you'll find these articles and write ups as well as our own dedicated shed and breakfast website.
BREAKFAST- Bristol has some wonderful producers who we really wanted to support so we offer a delicious locally sourced and mainly organic breakfast hamper at £10 per day per person. Please let us know when booking and we will make one up specially for you, produce will vary according to the seasons but as a base line the hamper will include local organic sourdough bread, local organic butter, local strawberry jam, locally roasted coffee, local organic eggs, local organic yoghurt, local organic fruit and organic luxury muesli.
WILF THE DOG- he is friendly as can be and mostly quiet but he does do a couple of protective barks when people knock on the door or come into the garden, just give him a tummy tickle and he'll be purring in no time.
CHARITY- Thank you for helping us host young homeless people - For every booking we take, £5 of your hard earned pennies will go towards helping us host young homeless people in Bristol and provide them with a a hot meal and a welcoming and supportive place to stay via the charity Nightstop. Please find out more about what this wonderful charity does here: (URL HIDDEN) and thank you for making it possible for us to do this work.
ECO- we have solar pv panels and solar thermal for our electricity and water and there is a recycling and compost bin in the shed. Also all the produce we use in the hamper is locally produced, organic and comes in biodegradable packaging where possible.
Whilst you're staying at the shedandbreakfast we want you to treat the space like it's your own home.
All we ask is that you are friendly to our neighbours because they are all lovely! and that you keep the shed smoke and shoe free and raves to a minimum!
Other than that have fun, relax and enjoy the shed.
Hi, I'm Daisy from Devon and my husband Jon is from Somerset but we met in Boston Tea Party in Clifton Village and very much call Bristol home. We bought 12 Ambra Vale South back in 2013 and moved in to The Yellow Shed during a pretty dramatic renovation of our home which included taking off the roof, ripping up the floors and knocking down every single internal wall!!!! We revelled in shed living and during the two years it took to rebuild our home the shed became a wedding planning hub strewn with bunting and table centres and a refuge from the elements as two winters passed. Jon runs a family building business with his brother and dad and I am now a full time mum to our little lad Indy who was born in July 2015. Before I became full time mum to Indy, I was working with vulnerable young people in Bristol and look forward to doing so again though our role as hosts for the charity Nightstop. We will be saving £5 from every guest's booking in the shed to help us host homeless young people in Bristol and I very much look forward to playing a role in supporting this section of society again. We welcome you to stay in The Yellow Shed and hope you love the area as much as we do. We love to travel and stay in unique spots in our camper van or in air bnbs and other special places to stay, we are foodies and have a passion for the great outdoors, music, theatre, film and meeting new people. We now have a little family including Wilf the dog and we look forward to sharing our corner of the world with you if you visit us at the shedandbreakfast or to meeting you as we go on our travels ourselves.