Townhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
I fell in love with this house and miniature woodland when I first met him but he needed some serious love and attention. So I spent a long time renovating him whilst aiming to keep the original feeling and character of the place. The end result is quirky, original and totally unique thanks to a peppered mix of antiques, personal random treasures and beautiful vintage wallpapers.
On the ground floor you'll find a lovely sunny sitting room with an open fire, bespoke inlayed mirror work and a huge, comfy sofa. There is also a sofa bed ( sleeping two) and a single day bed with another single pull out trundle stored underneath.
The Rock'n'Roll kitchen features bespoke hand-carved peacock panel doors and a leopard print floor. There is also a snug bedroom stuffed with books and two large single antique French beds and a bathroom with power shower. Upstairs there are four more double bedrooms and another bathroom.
The beautiful woodland garden features an 'English Faery Dell', complete with frogs and mirror balls, and there's a sheltered South facing terrace with tables and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining in the summer.
The House is tucked away a few minutes walk from the most happening place in the West Country. Bristol has a thriving music scene, great shops, galleries and restaurants and gorgeous architecture and the house is located in the heart of Bristol's buzzy Montpelier area, the old merchants' quarter. For foodies there's the award-winning Bell's Dinner, the cheap and cheerful multi award winning Thali Café, Bristol's favourite bakery Herbert's, veggie and vegan Cafe Kino and The Mela, a fantastic Indian takeaway all in a minute or twos walk. For nightlife there's the Croft, Hamilton House and Lakota, all on nearby hippedy hip Stokes Croft. There's a lovely vintage boutique a hand bag's throw away and a ten minute stroll will take you to Bristol's Gloucester Road with its many independent shops and cafes or down to the high-end Cabolt Circus. In twenty minutes you can reach the Harbourside or the Clifton areas.
Bristol is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful West Country, and Bath is half an hour drive away as is the seaside. An hour's drive will drive you to Glastonbury, the Cotswolds and Wales, and a couple of hours will get you to Stratford, Devon, Oxford and London.
The train from Temple Meads takes less than 10 minutes to get to Bath; stay on it and you will be in London in another hour and a half.
Whatever your plans I know my town and would love to help you organise your trip.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Supermare 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: BristolTemple Meads 3.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This house is one of a kind and was built in 1830. Little of its early history and purpose is known but it was rumoured to be used to manage the orchard. It does have the feel of a farmhouse and is practical for its period being on two floors and not 4.
|Further details outdoors|
Large sundrenched terrace. Mini woodland with a lovely collection of cherry trees and buddlea and topped by a mature apple tree and tailed by a weeping silver birch. There is a further area at the bottom for catching more or less sun!
SSSHHHHHHHHHHH! Please respect the peace after 12pm outside the property and respect the neighbours!!
SO SORRY NO MORE STAG DOs .......... Hen Parties very welcome
The West Country region
Mellow fruitfulness and cider. Goddess teritory; beautiful country, myths and magic. Stone circles and crop circles
( Wiltshire). Romance in buildings and gardens. Historic and kind. A place to feed the belly and the soul often at the same time.Too many fesivals to mention.
Too many places to visit to mention.
Too many activities and attractions.
Ask me for suggestions. Give me your diary I give will give you pointers.
Bristol is famous for its arcitecture and culture. It is a generous easy going city that is a joy to amble around and easy to get to and from. We have it all here: a thriving independant music scene and the fabulous Colston Hall
( a ten minute walk away); great art galleries and a wealth of ground breaking artists ( and other people's wall painting artists!); and lots of culture ( historically bloody) for the vultures. We have circus ( the infamous invisible circus's residency at the old fire station is just down the road); and world famous theatre ( Bristol Old Vic is an easy 20 minute stroll); burlesque and Banksies. There is a festival for each weekend of the summer season and always something to discover around every corner in this neck of the woods. This area is the hip area of Bristol and if its happening in Bristol then you wont have to go far.
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6 Mar 2014
Such a beautiful location for a hen do, especially for one who loves vintage so much! With so many interesting rooms and items, everywhere you looked you discovered something else to marvel at! It has… More
24 Feb 2014
What can I say about this house? It's beautiful and the perfect setting for a unique hen do. Every time you look around you notice something else. We had loads of fun with the dressing up items a… More
6 Feb 2014
"I EXPECTED IT TO BE GREAT.... IT WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THAT!"
The house is amazing! I think we were all just looking around open mouthed for ages when we arrived. It's somewhere where you keep on seeing something you hadn't seen before. Samantha was so… More
5 Nov 2013
"Different, exiting, fantastic!!!"
This house is truest fantastic. Myself and 10 other hens stayed at the house in the first week of November. It is set in a really great little location, full of interesting shops and bars and cafes. 1… More
7 Oct 2013
"What a wonderful weekend"
Samantha was fab and really helpful; keeping in contact from the time of booking to the time we arrived. The things she offered at the house were amazing, loads of fancy dress, hats in the hallway, an… More
21 Sep 2013
"A lovely kind of crazy"
Wow - there is no one word you can use to describe this place. It was astonishing. It largely felt like someone has gone to an auction or house clearance and picked out the most interesting things the… More
27 Aug 2013
"Ideal for a memorable and unique hen weekend"
A group of 11 of us stayed at The House over August Bank Holiday to celebrate a hen weekend.....and it certainly made it memorable. The house is extremely clean and well kept. The rooms are large and … More
19 Aug 2013
"Perfect house for a hen do!"
Wow, wow and wow! what an amazing weekend! The House is perfect for a hen do with 5 large sunny double rooms plus the sofa bed in the lounge! we had cocktails in the garden and the lounge and kitchen … More
8 Aug 2013
"Don't miss this gem!"
We stayed at this property for a hen weekend and it was brilliant. It's lovely to stay in a house rather than a hotel when you're travelling as a group as the space is so much more friendly … More
1 Aug 2013
"The perfect place for a group getaway"
A group of 15 of us stayed at the house for a hen weekend and had an absolute blast. This is no ordinary rental - every room is completely individual and has its own story, we had great fun exploring. In practical terms, the house was perfect for us - plenty of room in the kitchen, living room and gorgeous (and surprisingly huge!) garden for us to congregate, and we had everything we needed in terms of glasses, cutlery, etc. Samantha is a total star. She was on hand to answer questions in the run-up to our stay, even recommending things for us to do and places to go. She really encouraged us to treat the house as our home, and was a complete pleasure to deal with.
This is a gem of a house, and would be great for a quieter stay as well as a party weekend. I can't recommend it highly enough!
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