Manor House / 13 bedrooms / sleeps 50 Home 146052
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Manor House / 13 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 50
- Great for children of all ages
- Car not necessary
- Pets welcome
- Private garden
Description from owner
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.
The Mansion is a unique and special place which provides much needed accommodation for large families who wish to explore the celebrated city of Bristol and its surrounds.
Families from all over the world come to stay at the Mansion. The Mansion is particularly popular for long weekends as a family retreat.
This wonderful historic building has been lovingly restored back to its former glory.
Boasting superior accommodation, for those wishing to have the flexibility of self catering in a truly memorable setting.
The Bristol 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.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds, 10 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 42 Single Beds
- 3 family bathrooms, 2 en suites, 2 shower rooms
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
- Wi-Fi available
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Corporate bookings
- Secure parking
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
- No smoking at this property
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 03 Jan 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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