Countryside Stays near Bristol

Get the best of both worlds with a countryside stay near Bristol. The city is uniquely placed right in the heart of beautiful English countryside, and less than 30 minutes away from Somerset, The Cotswolds and the rolling Mendip Hills. Browse the list of rural hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering and guesthouses below.

Book a room looking out over green fields, sweeping hills or peaceful woodland. Then plan a trip into the city to take advantage of our world-class attractions, plentiful restaurants and bars and buzzing culture.

Stay in North Somerset

Maybe you want to stay in wonderful Coastal North Somerset? There’s all the English coastal charm you could hope for, from the family-friendly beaches of Weston-super-Mare to the Victorian splendor of Clevedon Pier.

Rural North Somerset offers stunning countryside and some of the region’s top attractions, including Wookey Hole, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm and Cheddar Gorge & Caves. The area is also home to National Trust property Tyntesfield, which has a range of accommodation in their grounds, from the Summerhouse Cottage to the Chaplain’s House.

Make the most of the area’s scenery with a stay at Yeo Valley Properties in the Mendip Hills, or explore the gardens and woodland before enjoying the spa facilities at The Newt in Somerset.

Stay in South Gloucestershire

Perhaps it’s South Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds that take your fancy? There’s big country hotels, quaint guesthouses and picturesque cottages all ready and waiting for you to enjoy.

Follow in the footsteps of King Henry VIII with a stay at Thornbury Castle, stay in grand historic house Old Church Farm, or combine your stay with some surfing at The Camp at The Wave.

Close to the motorway

There are great hotels and guesthouses just off the M4/M5 motorway junctions which make great choices for a stop, or for easy access in and out of the city.

If you happen to be travelling to the beautiful coasts of Cornwall and Devon, then you may find that you need a break along the way.

The Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel is set among 18 acres of landscaped gardens and is only minutes from the M4, M5 and M32. The award-winning Aztec Hotel & Spa is located just off the Almondsbury interchange, nestled between Bristol & Bath and is an ideal location to explore the South West.

Close to the M4 and M5 interchanges are the Almondsbury Inn and Lodge at Bristol, both of which offer good value rooms within easy reach of the motorway.

If you’re looking for more of a rural setting, both The Bowl Inn Almondsbury and The Crown in Dyrham have stylish rooms above traditional village pubs.

Close to Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is only 20 minutes from Bristol, but it's also in the middle of some beautiful Somerset scenery, giving you the perfect opportunity to combine a city break with some English countryside.

Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House combines a traditional country house and elegant boutique-style hotel, with landscaped grounds, two restaurants and spa facilities.

Stay above a pub at The Queens in Chew Magna or The Langford, both of which are just a short drive from the airport.

For an even broader selection of cottages and homes to stay in near Bristol, take a look at Sykes Holiday Cottages or You can also find tailored holiday packages and luxury breaks at

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Escape to the country: Rural retreats near Bristol

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