Classic Grade II listed Georgian town house sitting in an urban idyll between the river and Clifton village. Steps from the village and a short walk to the city centre and University with the open spaces of the Downs and Ashton Court 5 minutes by car.
On 5 floors, the house is very versatile - large kitchen/dining room, drawing room with open fire, 4 dedicated bedrooms plus a large snug with big TV, woodburner and a huge (and comfy) sofabed. 3 bathrooms are peppered around the house and a laundry/second kitchen complete the picture.
The private front garden opens onto the larger communal garden, which is shared with our 11 neighbours.
They and we enjoy the peace and calm of the crescent, so the house is ideal for people wanting a quiet base. It's not suitable for parties, gatherings or anyone who might make a noise-sound travels easily through the 200 year old walls!
Super-fast broadband (allegedly50mbps), slowed down only by wireless transmission speeds!
Virgin TV, 55" screen, in downstairs media room-which may be in use as a bedroom if there are a number of guests.
'Access all areas'! We will close off one small room, the cellar and the garage to store our personal items.
Otherwise we will pretty much simply walk out of the house, so the drawer and cupboard space is fairly limited.
In the main bedroom there is hanging space in the right-hand cupboard and drawer space in the top left drawer.
Otherwise if you can live out of your suitcase, we'd much appreciate not having to move our clothes out of our rooms!
We will leave sufficient shelves in the fridge and freezer for you to store food. Please help yourselves to spices/sauces etc but do tell us if you finish anything.
There should be dishwasher tablets and clothes washing liquid available for the machines, in the cupboards next to them.
The staircase from the ground to the lower ground floor has a rope handrail on the wall side but no banister. Nobody has ever fallen down it, but please use it with care.
As we are on a steep hill, there is a step into the front garden and there are many stairs in the house (56 in total), those with limited mobility may find it a significant challenge to visit/stay. Wheelchair users would not be able to access bedrooms or bathrooms.
Interaction with guests
We are always be available on the end of a phone (signal/time zones willing) and the neighbours are friendly and are also always able to contact us.
Other things to note
Three of the bedrooms are essentially singles, while two of them have 'roll-under' beds normally stored underneath the existing single bed. Once the extra bed is rolled out and put up, the floor space in each of these rooms is limited and the 2 beds do have to sit next to each other, so probably better for couples or siblings than those who would prefer to keep some distance from their sleeping companion! Consequently while the house will sleep up to 9 using the sofabed in the snug and the two trundle beds, it is more luxurious for only 5 or 6 adults, or two families.
The house is 200 years old so it does have the odd idiosyncrasy and can occasionally be temperamental. However, it is peaceful, warm and comfortable with stupendous views, yet in the middle of everything in central Bristol.
Parking is residents' permit only Mon-Sat, 9-7pm-there is one space available outside our garage in the private carpark. Otherwise we suggest you park outside the restricted area and get a taxi into town. For single extra cars for short periods we may be able to sell you a parking permit but they're like gold dust so don't count on it!
Please respect our neighbours who are also our dear friends! The house is terraced and therefore not suitable for late parties or a lot of noise so we can't do stag/hen parties etc. If our neighbours were to contact us and complain about noise while you and your guests are here, we would have to ask everyone to vacate immediately and we would not be able to cancel the booking and refund.
Please also respect the environment by following the local recycling 'rules'-we recycle nearly all packaging and all food waste.
No smoking anywhere in the house. If people smoke outside in the gardens, please ask them to take cigarette ends away with them-we can't abide the smell of smoke/cigarettes, sorry!
Do bring children/infants, although our children are grown up, so we have no cots and so on. If you have a toddler, please ensure they're watched carefully and that they don't/can't get into the cupboards. We don't have cupboard catches/locks.
The house has five storeys and many stairs so isn't ideal for groups who have limited mobility or wheelchair users.
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