Get the best of both worlds and combine your city break with a rural getaway! Fill your day with exciting events and attractions on offer in the buzzing city of Bristol before ending the day gazing out over green fields, sweeping hills and woodland.

The city is right on the doorstep of sensational North SomersetSouth Gloucestershire & South Cotswolds countryside, and we’ve got an idyllic selection of excellent value self-catering places for you – check out this little lot:

Cottages at Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Based within the grounds of the scenic 500-acre National Trust Tyntesfield Estate, the beautifully-restored Chaplain's House offers the chance to experience a Victorian style stay on a country estate. Built in the dramatic Gothic Revival style, this abode was originally constructed for the Gibbs family's chaplain - a prestigious role as shown by the quality of the building’s original features. Visitors can discover the picturesque formal gardens and wider estate just outside your door, plus a complimentary visit to the main house. 

For groups of up to 11 people, The Chaplain’s Lodge (reached via an interconnecting door) is also available for rent. Or, if it’s a romantic getaway you’re after, the delightful Summerhouse Cottage with its open fire in the sitting room, farmland views and access to the estate gardens in the evening, makes the perfect base.

Chaplain's House at Tyntesfield - Credit Mike Henton
Image: Chaplain's House, credit Mike Henton

Old Church Farm, South Gloucestershire

This historic and scenic guest house can trace its roots back a thousand years to when it was King Harold of Wessex's hunting lodge! Choose from five guest suites with views across the South Gloucestershire countryside, and enjoy food in their restaurant sourced from their walled vegetable garden. The guesthouse holds a AA 5 star Gold Award and was also awarded Best B&B and Guesthouse 2022 in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

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

Yeo Valley Properties, North East Somerset

Enjoy stunning views over Blagdon Lake and the surround countryside at these stylish barn conversions on the Yeo Valley farm, within easy reach of many cycling and walking routes, as well as Chew Valley and the Mendip Hills.

A room with a large window overlooking a countryside view at Yeo Valley Bristol
Image - Yeo Valley Properties


Discover the ultimate outdoor adventure with a campervan rented from roadsurfer, Europe's leading choice for unforgettable road trips. Choose from a huge selection of campers and pick it up in Bristol when you arrive. All campers are pet-friendly and have modern a range of facilities, from indoor showers/wet rooms to large kitchens and a pop-up roof.

Park Farm Country Cottages, North East Somerset

These fully equipped cottages are on a working arable farm within the hamlet of Norton Hawkfield and make a great base for visiting Bristol, Bath and Wells. The Barn has an open gallery, with exposed oak trusses, peg jointed purlins, making the building, airy yet with soft lighting and deep sofas a homely and relaxing place to spend your holiday. The Dairy formally the milking parlour is light and airy, with double sets of French doors opening out onto a large patio the garden feels part of the living room.

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

Brook Lodge Farm Camping & Caravan Park, North East Somerset

For a rural camping experience near the Mendip Hills, hire a bell tent from Brook Lodge or pitch your own on the site. The area of Cowslip Green (where the farm is located) - is considered by historians worldwide to be a heritage site of significance. Hannah More (1745-1883), an educator, writer and social reformer once lived in the area – she was also known for her writings on abolition and for encouraging women to join the anti-slavery movement. John Locke, a philosopher, statesman and writer of much of the American constitution, was born in this area also.

For nature lovers, the surrounding countryside is great for walking, bird watching and cycling and if you’d like a bit of city bustle, central Bristol is just a 20-minute drive away.

Bell tents in field
Image: Brook Lodge Farm Camping & Caravan Park

Greyfield Farm Cottages, North East Somerset

These spacious, yet cosy stone cottages are nestled in a peaceful, private three and a half acre setting, overlooking the Mendips in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each cottage is complemented by its own garden/patio with adjacent secure parking. The free facilities offered at Greyfield Farm Cottages include the use of hot tub, sauna, fitness and barbecue centres with a boules court. 

Sykes Cottages

Choose from hundreds of cottages near Bristol with features to suit all needs, from hot tubs in the countryside to pet-friendly properties too, as well as plenty with a garden or swimming pool.

Exterior of one of the properties offered by Sykes Holiday Cottages - credit Sykes Holiday Cottages
Image: Sykes Holiday Cottages