Big 4 poster bedroom with shower on Gloucester Rd

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Private room in townhouse hosted by Prue

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bathroom
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Big comfortable upstairs en suite room overlooking Gloucester Road famous for great indie pubs, shops, cafes restaurants and music venues. Off street parking usually available. Breakfast kettle and snacks in sitting room. 5 mins walk to park or county cricket and frequent buses to the centre and beyond. Stokes Croft is nearby with even more food and music.

The space
About 1000 cookery books and 50 odd pictures bear witness to my two of my three main passions. The third is meeting people and making them welcome. This is not necessarily the grandest house on offer, but it does have good beds, interesting art, a very warm welcome and a brilliant location.

Where you'll sleep

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1 queen bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Bristol, United Kingdom

This is the best part of Bristol.... it is rich with independent unusual and creative businesses of every sort. There is live music in several venues most nights, and great food inspired by the world, and by localism and seasonality. The shops are quirky, with fabulous gifts (some made locally) as well as essentials. Gloucester Road morphs into Stokes Croft- the artistic and creative hub of North Bristol- on its way to the centre with the river, and the SS Great Britain.
Bristol is a good base for touring about...it is near Bath, and not too far from Stonehenge and Longleat or the seaside at Weston Super Mare or Clevedon. It is also a good stopping off point if on a long journey from North to Southwest or from west Wales to the South East.
Welcome to 124
Here are a few notes about the house and the area to give you an idea of this diverse city.

Generally, the further up Gloucester Road you go, the more reasonably priced the cafes and restaurants. If you turn left out of the house (north, away from the centre) Bomboloni offers really good Italian food and coffee. Walk up within a few minutes you will find Dev's Kerala, authentic Indian food, with slightly erratic but friendly service, Loma Lebanese grill and juice bar (alcohol free), and Bishopston Fish Bar for fish and chips. Further up the Golden Lion is not the smartest pub, but has live music and burgers, and there are more cafes and wine bars serving Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Korean and European food.

Within 3 minutes of the house, heading down (south, towards the centre) the Grace, Bakers and Co and the Flier all offer good locally sourced imaginative menus. Simpler and cheaper, Streat Wok Ciao burger are sound and open in the evenings. For breakfast and brunch- very popular at weekends- Bakers and Nectar Cafe are all good. Further down, but not far- the Hobgoblin does great dirty fries and burgers, Gallimaufry has good free music, interesting art and good food, Urban Standard is pretty good for brunch and dinner, Shake Wrap and Roll does the best wraps in Bristol, and Soul Fish does upmarket ethical fish and chips .

A 20 minute walk brings you to Stokes Croft, with plenty of bars pubs and music venues to choose from. The Social is good value, the Canteen is a well known eating/music/meeting place with its own Banksy. with the Attic Bar at the Full Moon for clubbers.

St Andrew's Park
Left out of the house and left at the lights, the park is 5 minutes walk and the best place to relax and get a sense of Bristol with coffee and snacks in summer.


Taxis and Buses
There are many taxi companies together with Uber. There are also frequent buses- check on google maps as the directions provide a very clear bus routes from 124 to anywhere. It’s a 15 minute ride to the centre or 35 minute walk. To go to the centre cross over the road, and the Hatherley road bus stop is to the right, about 30 seconds walk uphill. Coming back the stop (called Somerville Road) is just before the garage and lights to the left.

Post Office and Banks Post Offices are just up and down the road at 46 and 305 Gloucester Road. Natwest bank is at 72 Gloucester Road, 3 minutes walk south.

It would take a book to write about everything you can do in Bristol but here are a few suggestions. For more information on the main attractions of Bristol, check online or you can pick up flyers at most of the local cafes and bars. The tourist information centre is on the Waterfront, next to the Watershed.

The Fun Stuff

General tourist things to see must include the world famous Clifton suspension bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, suspended high over the Avon gorge with breath-taking views. Clifton village has elegant architecture and the best of the up-market boutique shopping. Call in at the Avon Gorge for the best views from its terrace. Just across the river you can find Leigh Woods and check out the iron age Stokeleigh fort. It is genuinely impressive. There are lots of suggested walks and more information online. Also designed by Brunel SS Great Britain is imaginatively presented and historically fascinating, providing pointed insights into society at the time. Banksy first started work in Bristol and one of his earlier pieces, The Mild Mild West is on the wall of the Canteen in Stokes Croft. PRSC, just up Jamaica street opposite sells some great prints and original china. There are several small galleries on Stokes Croft, and more north of 124 Gloucester Road uphill. Bristol street art tours: wherethewall and blackbeard2banksy.blogspot.

For theatre check theatrebristol or individual venues: Bristol Old Vic Theatre, The Tobacco Factory The Alma Tavern Theatre Bristol Hippodrome Hen and Chickens.

For independent films try The Watershed, the Cube, or the newly renovated art deco Everyman Cinema on Whiteladies road.

Multiplex cinemas around the city show general releases.

Music: the range is too broad and the venues too numerous to list here but for lovers of classical, jazz, folk and world music, St George's Hall is reputed to be acoustically among the finest in Europe. Many local and central places do live music so check gig lists and find opening times. Have fun and if I haven't included somewhere, please give feedback so I can add it in, (or take it out!).

Hosted by Prue

  1. Joined in March 2015
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My name is Prue, a friendly, keen cook who likes crosswords Scrabble paintings and red wine in any order. I love Bristol. It is friendly and quirky, interesting and slightly wild. After 12 years here, I realise I will never get it properly, as it is so many things to different people....I am a few minutes walk from the Gloucestershire County Ground (cricket, Neville Road) in the middle of a long road of mostly independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Who could ask for more? I have 4 rooms in my house designed to give both me and my guests our own space so we see as much (or as little) of each other as suits us both. Fruit and cereal, tea and coffee are out in the breakfast/sitting room for you all the time. I am usually around for information or help but, unless you need me for something, I leave you to come in and out as you choose. It is a pretty laid back approach, but, given the fundamentals of a good comfortable bed and cotton sheets, it seems to work pretty well. I also co-host 2 flats just off Stokes Croft, about 10 bus/car minutes from the house. They are bright and functional, each with 2 bedrooms, suitable for 1 or 2 friends or couples wanting to spend a bit of time in Bristol for business or leisure. Stokes Croft is a walk on the wilder side: economically diverse, with all the pluses- street art great cafes restaurants bars live music DJ sets and a wonderful friendly party atmosphere- and minuses- noisiness addiction tagging and homelessness - of the city mixed into a unique cocktail that is Bristol. It is not the right place for everyone but for others it is the best place to be.
My name is Prue, a friendly, keen cook who likes crosswords Scrabble paintings and red wine in any order. I love Bristol. It is friendly and quirky, interesting and slightly wild.…

During your stay

This is my home, but I have my area within it. The house is designed to let people have their own space, but I love meeting new people and enjoy spending time with my guests. If you want to come and find me, I am almost always available, but if you prefer to finish your book in peace, that is fine too...
This is my home, but I have my area within it. The house is designed to let people have their own space, but I love meeting new people and enjoy spending time with my guests. If yo…

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Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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