My place is "Very Bristol!"Brilliantly designed, great sense of spaciousness and lightness. The quirky loft space is like sleeping in your own personal tower and the sense of height is enhanced when you exit onto the roof terrace. Friendly area.
My home is the top flat of the top house at the top of the steepest residential street in England, reputedly! In the flat and on the roof terrace the views of Bristol and beyond are immense. The sleeping area is a perfect, small loft full of white linen with a beautiful, bright, light sky view and with a spot to store your everyday things, and space downstairs to store larger items. You will have private access to the roof from your space and I can recommend it for morning coffee, lunch and evening drinks! And any smokers are welcome to indulge whilst admiring the view. The living area downstairs is an open plan kitchen, table and lounge - all with light and bright views of Bristol. And the shared, spacious bathroom includes toilet and a shower over free standing bath. The style of the apartment is vintage beach hut with vertigo inducing views!
You can walk (12mins) from the train station and into town it takes 20 minutes, or a quick bus ride down the hill.Just around the corner is Arnos Vale, a 50 acre cemetery, which is lovely for a walk, is vibrant and full of wildlife or a guided walk.
There is an excellent cafe, Moroccan restaurant and local amenities close by and Totterdown is a very friendly and picturesque neighrbourhood. The first Bristol Arts Trail was started in Totterdown so the area is very creative and vibrant. My local, The Oxford, is a brilliant local music venue which it combines with knitting, darts and poker nights! My other local is The Shakespeare, which has great live music and quiz nights. My other, other, local is The Star and Dove, famous for its 15th-18th century menu, extensive wine list and its scotch eggs. Its next to the brilliant Victoria park, so combining the two makes for a great evening.
Included in your stay is towels, fresh linen, tea, coffee, basic breakfast, wireless internet and easy parking. If you wish to use the kitchen, let me know and I will show you the ropes and for those staying for longer there is cupboard space for supplies.
Also included is a friendly, well-trained, stick obsessed Collie/Whippet so dog/stick lovers most welcome! My son and my prop maker girlfriend are also here from time to time.
As a relative newcomer to Bristol I can pass on tips of places and areas that will delight. I love travelling and look forward to vicariously doing that by you visiting! Its super easy to walk to the train station and catch a bus to the airport in an hour, then you can go anywhere! The bus stop at the bottom of the stairs will get you into town v quick. The high location and bespoke interior decor really make this space a classic bnb experience!
A private roof terrace.
Open plan living area.
The unusual bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I plan to, and enjoy to, interact with you all-life willing.
Bristol is amazing, there is so much to experience and enjoy! Totterdown is a brilliant mix of, 3 of the best pubs and places to eat, green spaces and quiet but walkable distance into Bristol central life. I love getting the ferry from Temple Meads to the SS Great Britain and then wandering round town. Stokes Croft for grafitti, Gloucester Road for veg and vintage, Park Street for cafes and the Harbourside for people watching. The Tobacco Factory and The Old Vic theatres have excellent original plays while The Hippodrome attracts major London shows-loved Cats!
Normally, there are festivals, celebrations, free music and very friendly people who love to chat.
And of course, there's cider and circus!
There is a bus into town from the bottom of my street and also from the main road. There is also a sweet local train line that runs from Temple Meads to destinations around the city
Hi all, the main house rule is respect, followed by relaxed. If there is a mess you made then tidy it up and all will be fine. Any major damage must be paid for. Only invited guests can be brought back to the flat. You will have the walk of the flat but I ask for reasonable quiet after 11pm,
Warm, welcoming place, very much like the description. The location is a bit outside of city centre but the nice and quiet neighbourhood and the amazing view form the roof top is well worth the walk. Helen is a lovely host and we felt very comfortable in her house.
Sadly didn't get a chance to meet Helen but from staying at her place I wish I had! Her flat is full of character and the bedroom you stay in is gorgeous. I should point out, the room isn't significantly larger than the bed (take that as you read it) but it doesn't really matter too much. The views are stunning and Helen took the time to leave recommendations for local stuff to do, directions to actually useful stuff and left things out for breakfast. Would happily stay again and hope to come back down in the summer.
Helen's flat was amazing - great arty feel, clean and perfect for a little weekend getaway - the bedroom /annex was really cute - bed was super comfortable and the views over Bristol from the roof terrace were superb. Helen mad us feel very welcome, explained that not all of our bags might not fit up in the little room but that we were welcome to leave some things in the lounge and was really accommodating in terms of arrival times and departure times. Thanks Helen and we will be back!
Helen and Jake were incredibly welcoming and anyone looking for a place to stay that feels personal should stay here! The terrace has wonderful views and I had a great time reading in the snug attic space- probably only room for one person comfortably. The terrain in Totterdown can be treacherous and anyone who isn't totally mobile would struggle with the stairs to the snug and the steep streets (particularly the steps down to the main road) but I'm very glad I stayed there and would happily go back.
L'annonce est très précise et le logement, certes petit, reste un atout tant Helen vous laisse jouissance du reste de son appartement (Salle de bain, pièce à vivre, terrasse avec vue magnifique !).
Hôte très discret et respectueux, Helen met à disposition le Wifi et un stock généreux de dépliants sur les curiosités de sa ville.
Helen's flat is absolutely wonderful! Really enjoyed our (very brief) stay here - the views really are just incredible, not just from the lovely terrace but from inside the flat as well.
It's very well situated - getting into town is just a short walk or bus ride away.
Helen herself is lovely and accommodating - especially as we ended up arriving in Bristol much later than we intended, but Helen still took time to greet and welcome us despite it being quite late!
Would certainly recommend staying here, I know we will be returning if we need to stay in Bristol again.
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I love to travel and I love being settled in the great city of Bristol. I recently changed careers from organic farmer to horticultural therapist, designing vegetable production areas for adults with learning difficulties and supporting them to have beneficial and positive experiences in the outdoors. I am very happy with the change of emphasis in my work life but my dog, Tui, although aged 13, is less keen as she has to stay home and can only dream of her previous life romping around a 50 acre farm! My son Jake stays with me on a Friday night and Saturdays generally involve lego and, well, lego. We also go to the SS great Britain and the zoo, alot. You may also catch a passing glimpse of my girlfriend who visits at the weekend from her course at RADA. We love our local(s) and the relaxed Bristol scene, of which there is everything to meet all requirements, within a totally palatable distance. I love the old man ale pubs with jazz on a Sunday afternoon and the circus scene and how many people cycle in the city and ALOT of other things about Bristol, which I will happily enthuse with you about. I am a relaxed host.