The Gothic Mansion
Manor House | 13 bedrooms | sleeps 50
The Gothic Mansion is a fine grade 2 listed former convent. Situated close to the the heart of Bristol. It benefits from magnificent views across the city. Ideal for a party or as a base from which to explore the region. Located in Bristol we are ideally situated so you can walk into the city centre or take a short bus/ taxi ride.
We can offer special midweek deals, long weekends or full weeks. The house offers quality accommodation with an on site car park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 50, 13 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Temple Meads 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||13 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (42), Double beds (10), Dining seats for 50, Lounge seats for 30|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The hall can be set up for a party or as a games room.
We have a very large queen Anne table which can seat 25 people
There is also an additional dining room seating 35 next to the kitchen
The lounge has a large black corner sofa seating 8
2 poofs a large chesterfield sofa a large sofa and a chesterfield chair, tv, DVD,iPod dock
The 35 ft kitchen boasts a range cooker with 8 hob, 2 ovens, 2 grills a plate warmer , dish washer, 3 sinks, plates, cups, glasses , large catering pots x 7 catering for up to 50
The bedrooms are all well equipped we have enough single beds , double beds and a 4 poster king size for up to 50 people over 13 bedrooms
Our bathrooms are in marble and travertine and the hot water runs 24 hrs as does the heating . We have just added 2 brand new white marble bathrooms, one master ensuite with jacuzzi.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large car park with secure parking for up to 30 cars.
The house is set in 1 acres of mature gardens.
- pets are welcome
- strictly no smoking
The West Country region
Bristol is a city and county in South West England, 105 miles (169 km) west of London, and 24 miles (39 km) east of Cardiff.
With an estimated population of 433,100, it is England's sixth, and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city, one of the group of English Core Cities and the most populous city in South West England. It received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted County status in 1373. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked amongst the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich, on the basis of tax receipts, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester during the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 18th century. It borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the south east and Gloucester to the north. The city is built around the River Avon, and it also has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary, which flows into the Bristol Channel.
Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The commercial Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Portbury Dock is on the western edge of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.
Archaeological finds believed to be 60,000 years old, discovered at Shirehampton and St Annes, provide "evidence of human activity" in the Bristol area from the Palaeolithic era. There are Iron Age hill forts near the city, at Leigh Woods and Clifton Down on the side of the Avon Gorge, and on Kingsweston Hill, near Henbury. During the Roman era there was a settlement, Abona, at what is now Sea Mills, connected to Bath by a Roman road, and another at the present-day Inns Court. There were also isolated Roman villas and small Roman forts and settlements throughout the area. The town of Brycgstow (Old English, "the place at the bridge")existed by the beginning of the 11th century, and under Norman rule acquired one of the strongest castles in southern England.
Bristol Bridge seen across the harbour. The area around the original junction of the River Frome with the River Avon, adjacent to the original Bristol Bridge and just outside the town walls, was where the port began to develop in the 11th century. By the 12th century Bristol was an important port, handling much of England's trade with Ireland. In 1247 a new stone bridge was built, which was replaced by the current Bristol Bridge in the 1760s, and the town was extended to incorporate neighbouring suburbs, becoming in 1373 a county in its own right. During this period Bristol also became a centre of shipbuilding and manufacturing. Bristol was the starting point for many important voyages, notably John Cabot's 1497 voyage of exploration to North America.
Bristol Zoo Gardens – Get up close with over 450 species of animals and see how this incredible zoo is working to conserve mammals, amphibians and insects around the world.
Brunel’s ss Great Britain – Take a trip back through time as you explore the authentically-restored decks of Brunel’s great propeller-driven ship.
Tyntesfield National Trust - Wander the sympathetically-restored rooms of this Victorian country mansion and explore the stunning grounds and gardens of the estate.
The Lido - A classic Victorian outdoor pool with 21st-century facilities, done up to high ecological standards with a nod to nostalgia and a touch of real flair. The pool is solar-heated and there's also a hot tub, a sauna, an Observer-recommended restaurant and more.
Cabot Circus, Bristol’s newest city centre shopping development, features over 120 new shops, including 15 major flagship stores. 25 cafes and restaurants provide ample choice for resting weary feet and a new 13-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux brings the best of Hollywood to the city. The development is also incredibly easy to get to thanks to its convenient location at the end of the M32 and state-of-the-art car park providing 2,600 spaces.
Right next door to Cabot Circus you will find over 300 high street shops and department stores in the bustling Broadmead area. In addition to shops and restaurants, you will find all of the handy services that you might expect on the high street, including banks, building societies and cafes.
A popular precinct within Broadmead is The Mall Bristol, offering a great selection of high street stores, independent shops, cafes and restaurants all under one roof. A multi-storey car park adjacent to the shopping complex means that city centre visitors can easily access The Mall Bristol, Broadmead and Cabot Circus.
Bristol has an outstanding clubbing scene and regularly attracts top name DJs and acts. Bristol's main night-life areas are around the harbourside, along Whiteladies Road and Park Street, and Corn Street and the Old City.
Walking and Guided Tours
Bristol and South West Tour Guides offer groups a wide variety of informative and entertaining walking and coach tours in Bristol and Bath, The Cotswolds, The Wye Valley and Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. Regular guided walks include the Bristol Highlights walk, Bristol's Historic Wine Merchants, the Clifton Walk and Medieval Bristol.
Bristol Highlights Walk - Discover the harbour, old town and city centre every Saturday from April - late September. Meet at 11am at the black beetle statue in Anchor Square. Other walks available by arrangement for groups include Clifton, Redcliffe, and the slave trade trail.
Bristol Pirate Walks - Join Pete the Pirate for a 2 hour guided walking tour of Bristol's historic harbour-side. Learn about Bristol's 16th, 17th and 18th century maritime past and its history of discovery, trade, slavery and piracy. Walks take place at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays from the black beetle statue in Anchor Square.
Clifton Suspension Bridge - Enjoy an entertaining guided tour and walk of Brunel's great Clifton Suspension Bridge. Free guided tours are provided on Sunday afternoons from Easter to mid-September. Meet/start at 3.00pm at the Clifton toll booth.
Walk Bristol - Enjoy a guided tour around Bristol's ancient Old City by Bristol experts, with entertaining, enlightening and educational commentary along the way.
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10 Mar 2014
"Perfect for a big group"
Andrew and misha were very hospitable. They organized all out entertainment and food at a very reasonable cost. The gothic mansion is very central so easy to get to the city centre. Andrew even ensure… More
25 Feb 2014
"the gothic gem"
It was cold wet and windy outside, but when we entered the mansion it was so warm and inviting... The owners were extremely welcoming and had prepared all the rooms beautifully.. egyptian cotton on th… More
15 Feb 2014
A group of us (30) stayed here for 3 days and I must say it was amazing. when we first arrived we were welcomed with a smile and showed around the place which I must say was impressive to say the leas… More
9 Feb 2014
"The property was not as I expected from the website and reviews"
I hired the house for a weekend in mid-December 2013 to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends and family. We were a more mature/family group, wanting to spend time together in comfortable surr… More
8 Feb 2014
"Read before booking"
I joined a large group of friends at the house which was booked for a special event. Whilst I didn't expect The Ritz, it looked shabby and generally quite grubby - especially as it was evident no… More
3 Feb 2014
"Excellent large venue for crazy party times!"
We stayed here for my hen weekend as a large group of 47 women. The accommodation was large enough for us all and we had no issues with sharing bathrooms other than when it was very busy some of the s… More
28 Dec 2013
"Gothic ? Must refer to not having been cleaned this century. Grubby, at best."
We stayed here for a weekend for my best friend's 50th. We were a large party of friends and family. We have previously rented several other places as a large party, so we know the drill - we lik… More
27 Dec 2013
"Gothic horror doesn't match the photos"
Our trip got off to a bad start when we couldn't find the damn place on a dark, wet December night. We spent half an hour driving up and down Redcatch Rd in a taxi, looking for this so-called G… More
27 Dec 2013
"Awaiting the grim reaper"
Cold, shabby, dirty and poorly equipped. The large fridge had no shelves, the curtains in the lounge were falling down, only one of three kettles worked and the showers were cold & leaked. One toilet … More
11 Nov 2013
"A perfect weekend"
We are a large group of about 45 students who were using the house primarily to rehearse for a show we are putting on at university. The gothic mansion was absolutely perfect. Every single person said… More
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