About This Listing
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,
Nice weekend stay in cute quirky flat! Lovely place and Helen was welcoming with lots of great local knowledge. Helen wasn't around when I first arrived but made easy arrangements for arriving at the flat and kept in touch until I got there. The area where guests sleep is small, cosy and quiet, just as described. The flat is a good location to get to the station and into town to explore.
We stayed in Helen's loft for a night in Bristol and had a great time. We didn't get to spend much time in the flat as we spent the day exploring the city, and are only sad to have missed a sunset on her terrace - gorgeous views!! The bed is comfy and cozy, in a sweet little nook. Apartment is not far from the train station, so great for those coming in via train. Check-in was smooth and simple; I had to leave early in the morning, and Helen seemed just find with that. Helen herself is a lovely person, I'm sorry we didn't have a chance to chat more! It was very easy to communicate with her via email. Thanks for a great stay!
Helen was very nice and welcoming. She made me feel quite comfortable. Her dog is so adorable too! The room is as described; it is small yet cozy and has the best view ever; the town looks really nice for a walk; i was too sick to do that but would have done it for sure! You should definitely try this place :))
Absolutely loved this place. Such great character and it had everything we needed. Helen was really easy to communicate with and I would come back for sure!
We had an amazing stay at Helens beautiful place. We loved our bedroom and the roof terrace, and it is in a perfect location to see across Bristol! Didn't get to meet Helen or Jake but she kept in contact the whole time and we can't wait to stay again! Hope we get to meet you both next time! Don't miss out on this airbnb if you are staying in Bristol! Thanks, again Helen. Dan and Scarlett x
The night in the loft space was very nice indeed. The flat is not far from Bristol Temple Meads train station which was my main ask.
Helen is a great host. Flexible, approachable and really communicative. The little amount of time we had to chat was great, she was really helpful with suggestion of places to eat in the area. Her house is beautiful and full of character, the loft space you get has access to the incredible view and a very comfortable bed.
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About the Host, Helen
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.
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