Traditional bed and breakfasts, cosy cottages and elegant guesthouses – we've got them all in Bristol, both in the city centre and just beyond on the greener fringes of town. From refurbished historic homes to cottages on a working farm, here are some top picks to consider for your next Bristol break.

Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Bristol’s most contemporary guesthouse accommodation is ironically found in the Old City, conveniently next door to central shopping and foodie hub St Nicholas Market. Just try walking past without at least one purchase from the food market – a true test of your willpower! 

As well as the unbeatable city centre location, the rooftop ‘Retro Rockets’ make a stay at Brooks Guesthouse extra special. These are refurbished airstream style caravans that act as double rooms for some city centre glamping, topped off with fabulous views.

Whether you bed down in one of the Retro Rockets or chic bedrooms inside the building, you also have access to the courtyard garden, honesty bar and guest lounge.

Retro rocket caravans surrounded by plants
Image: Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

The Old Barn at Trymwood

Enjoy the best of country-style living just three miles from Bristol City Centre at this self catering cottage in Westbury on Trym. Enjoy the large garden by playing swing ball, quoits, badminton or croquet, or make the most of the games, books on toys on offer within the house itself. The Old Barn sleeps 4-6 people so is a perfect choice for a relaxed family stay.

Exterior of The Old Barn at Trymwood in Westbury-on-Trym, North Bristol - credit The Old Barn at Trymwood
Image: The Old Barn at Trymwood

The Old Parsonage

If you're looking for a bit more luxury with your rural stay, head to this historic house in the scenic village of Farrington Gurney. The Old Parsonage hosts a high quality B&B in the main house, with self catering apartments also available for more private or long term stays.

Greyfield Farm Cottages

Take in the countryside air and Mendips views at Greyfield Farm Cottages, just over a half hour drive from Bristol city centre and also in easy reach of Bath and Wells. Five stone self-catering cottages are found around an old farmyard, as well as facilities such as a hot tub, sauna, barbeque, and boules court. Each with one or two bedrooms, log burning stoves and garden or patio area, they make for a cosy and idyllic country retreat close to Bristol.

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Choose from hundreds of properties in and near Bristol, with accommodation to suit all needs. From cottages with gardens and hot tubs to city central apartments, plus a wide variety of pet-friendly properties if you want to bring your furry friends along.

Park Farm Country Cottages

Another favourite for anyone after country cottage accommodation, but this time set on a working arable farm. Situated in Norton Hawkfield, a quiet hamlet just south of Bristol, you have a choice of two stunning barn conversions at Park Farm. Both The Barn and The Dairy are light and airy with spectacular countryside views and a patio and garden area. Finishing touches like underfloor heating and your own BBQ ensure a brilliant break.  

Interior of one of the cottages at Park Farm Country Cottages - credit Park Farm Country Cottages
Image: Park Farm Country Cottages

Old Church Farm

Enjoy a luxurious rural stay in this historic B&B in South Gloucestershire. With parts of the building dating from the 16th Century, the 5 guest suites, lounge and 8 acres of grounds are full of period features and interesting stories. Enjoy a meal sourced from their walled kitchen garden, or a spot of croquet on the lawn during the summer months.

Interior of the Old Church Farm guesthouse in Rudgeway, near Bristol - credit Old Church Farm
Image: Old Church Farm

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