About this listing
We are proud to say that we are one of the first holiday lets in the UK to have been awarded a trip advisor award for excellence.
We can only accept one night bookings if another weekend night has already been taken.
Bank holidays are a minimum 3 nights.
This is a unique house in the heart of Montpelier. I have feathered this nest with the wild imaginings of far flung places and vintage treasures. I rescued my home from rack and ruin because he was a happy house with a good vibe and because the garden had a miniture woodland. He has been renovated sympathetically and is full of character.
It is a comfortable home with a soul warming open fire in the light filled sitting room that bounces off the inlayed mirror work and a massive sofa to have a cuddle-a-thon. There is also a sofa bed that sleeps two and a single day bed with a pull out trundle bed sleeping two. On this floor there is another wonderful room full of books and two antique large single beds. The Rock and Roll Kitchen has hand carved peacock panel doors and a leopard print floor and everything you need to entertain and an infinatly bigger and better table than the one pictured!!! ( I dont have a tumble drier... we are a bit eco in this neck of the woods). There is a second bathroom on this floor with a power shower.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms. Three have double beds, and one a king sized bed. All are wrapped in vintage wallpapers and peppered with antiques One has an ensuite that can also be accessed from the hallway making it a family bathroom.
The garden is my favorite work of art. The mini wood is an English faery dell and there is a terrace for basking in the sun; ( the garden is South facing and sheltered) ; reading a book or entertaining. Giving it a drink if its parched will be appreciated.
Montpelier is the artists quarter in Bristol. The house is in the heart of it; you are two minutes walk to some of the best eats Bristol has to offer; award winning foodie restaurant Bell's Dinner, the cheap eats veggie tali cafe, the king of Indian Takeaways The Mela ( My favorite) and the best bakery Herberts. Another couple of minutes takes you up onto the infamous Stokes Croft where you can rock out at the Croft, Buzz around Hamilton House, feed your face at Pieminister, and thats just for starters. A ten minute stroll will take you up to Gloucester Road to its independent shops or down to the swanky commercial Cabolt Circus. In twenty you will reach the Harbourside and Clifton.
We are an automobile hop skip and a jump onto the M32. Bristol has it all; a thriving independant music scene, great galleries, culture for the vultures and fabulous arcitecture. We have circus and world famous theatre, burlesque and Banksies. If you need pointers then throw me your diary and I can fill it in. If you want to explore our amazing part of the country then Bristol is the perfect base. 10 minutes by train will deliver you into Bath or 30 minutes drive. You can be at the seaside in 40 minutes, Glastonbury is an hours drive, as are the Cotswolds and Wales. A couple of hours will take you to Stratford and Devon and London. Alternatively 1 hour and 40 minutes will take you to Paddington and into the gentle jaws of London. Parking is on the street and there is no charge.
Ok so. Security keep it shut ( not on the latch) and lock it.
Think about who you let into my house. Would you let them into yours? If it gets stolen, damaged or broken then you gotta pay.
A maximum of 14 can use the house at any one time regardless of whether they are sleeping or not....
Get the mood lighting right at night.
Have A Ball but please respect noise levels outside at night. We have a strict noise policy in place which is standard and made of legal stuff. If you break it you risk eviction and will lose your deposit. The neighbours have to be respected.
The house was fantastic and exactly as described. We had a great time trying on all the amazing clothes and hats and loved sitting out in the garden when the sun came out. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were insanely comfortable! It was a brilliant location. Just wish we could have stayed longer as a weekend was not enough time to explore Bristol.
This place is so good for party and bunch of group staying in. You can get everything you want for your party. Haha.
Besides, the location is good as well. You can have your breakfast just minute walk to bristolian cafe. Which recommended for breakfast and also just 15mins walk to center.
I haven't meet Samantha during my stay, but I met Sean, he is a nice guy. No problem with communication as well.
Everything is good in the house, even the cleanness. This is out of my aspect.
What a wonderful house!! Eclectic, eccentric yet very homey. The kitchen is generously stocked and bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean. The sheets and pillows were fabulous - we all slept very comfortably. The garden is also looking superb at this time of year (end of May) with roses everywhere. Highly recommend, 5 star!
The host canceled this reservation 65 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Wonderful, just wonderful. Montpelier did not disappoint and the house was more than we could have imagined. We were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the garden which is such a suntrap. We were a gaggle of 13 hens and didn't have to travel far for cocktails and dancing on neighbouring Gloucester Road. Sean showed us around on arrival and he was most helpful. The house really was the perfect retreat for us.
Samantha is a great host - she allowed us early arrival and answered all our pre-arrival questions promptly and fully. The house is well stocked and comfortable, including a lovely bottle of champagne and Neal's Yard toiletries! The house worked ok with young children but with so many trinkets etc this can be a bit hazardous. Parking was a slight issue as we sometimes had to park a few streets away but this wouldn't be an issue if you weren't always using the car and the location is great for walking into town. The garden is lovely - although the steps are a bit large and with a pond, albeit small, the children couldn't play unsupervised.
I would definitely return with a group of friends, or when children are older, but probably not with small children again! on the other hand our 2 year old loves the fairy wings Samantha generously gave her!
We invited our daughter's friends to join us at Honeybottom for her 21st birthday celebrations, without telling them anything about the house in advance. They were, of course, astonished and delighted when they arrived, and all of them loved it. The icing on the cake was when they discovered the dressing-up clothes - costume changes between courses during dinner made the evening feel even more fun, surreal and unforgettable. The house was beautifully warm, even in February, and the beds comfortable.
Samantha couldn't have been more friendly and helpful communicating with us, and although we didn't meet her, we were given a warm welcome at the house by Sean, who was great too.
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About the Host, Samantha
profffessssional faery. Love nature; no one can do it better. Love twists and turns. Love dancing. Spend a lot of time gazing; a lot of it at the same thing. I read cards and keep my crystal ball in my great great Aunties sock. When I travel I dont do it by the book. I have started collecting bibles. Big ones.