About this listing
Lovely room in house, in Southville area of Bristol. Only 5 mins walk to the Docks area, and 10-15 mins to the city centre, across the small river. Also, it's 10 mins walk the other way to the North Street area, with its variety of shops & cafes etc.
You will find a very comfortable double mattress, a clean room with towels provided if you wish. There is a good shower & bath too.
You are welcome to use the kitchen facilities if you like. Cupboard and fridge (and freezer) space also available. I am happy to share some food and cooking, if you wish (especially if reciprocated!) and can provide the basics for breakfast on a short term basis if required (just let me know in advance if possible). There is fast wifi broadband, and cable TV in the living area which you are welcome to use.
Interaction with Guests
If I am at home when you are there, feel free to share the living area or not, as you so wish.
The City Centre is an easy walk away. For example, in 10 mins you can be at the Arnolfini Gallery, or the M-Shed museum on the docks. A 14 minute walk will take you to the Waterfront area, where there is the Waterfront arthouse cinema and many pubs and bars along the harbourside.
You can also walk to King St in 15 minutes, where there are lots of historical pubs and bars, and plenty of free live music in the evenings!
I have listed various places of interest (some bars, restaurants, galleries etc) on my 'Guidebook' function, on the top right of the page here. They are all places that I've been to and recommend for this reason, and are within walking distance around the city.
There is a large supermarket only 8 mins walk away, a great local organic deli 10 mins walk away (on North St), and a swimming pool 10 minutes walk away. There are also other local food shops in Bedminister and Southville (quite nearby).
Walking or cycling is the best way to get around I find (NB you are welcome to store bikes inside if you bring them!). There are also buses which go to various parts of the city from the central area (a 15 minute walk away).
The main station (Bristol Templemeads) is about 1 mile / 1.6 km away from where I am, and there are plenty of taxis directly outside the main entrance.
See below re: Bike loan...
Other Things to Note
Bike loan: I have 2 spare bikes, so if you would like to use one or both of them for a day, or 1/2 a day, I can lend them out for a small extra charge on the day.
If you do use the kitchen area, I request that it is kept clean and tidy soon after use, and and that things put away etc.
I would also prefer that you take left over things with you - unless you wish to leave some consumable items; in which case please let me know before you do so. Thanks.
I currently work in a medical centre in town, and am a keen cyclist.
I enjoy seeing live bands and having interesting discussions about environmental or socio-political issues. Or just relaxing!!