9 Princes Buildings

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)117 973 4615

Comfortable Clifton home a hop from shops, restaurants, harbour ferry and the heart of Bristol. With easy-going hosts and great breakfasts


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A super city base in one of Bristol’s fine Georgian houses with, without a doubt, the best views in Clifton.

Four sunny, traditional bedrooms have a welcoming glass of sherry and homemade cake; one is at the top of the house; the room on the lower ground floor overlooks the large, leafy garden. Simon and Joanna give you a good, leisurely breakfast with a choice of eggs anyway, local sausages and bacon, pancakes, fresh fruit, compotes with star anise, homemade jams and marmalade.

Head down the steps and catch a ferry to see the city from the water, walk into Clifton for independent shops and plenty of bustling cafés and restaurants, cross the Suspension Bridge and into Ashton Court for park and woodland walks – and the balloon festival in the summer. Return to the elegant drawing room with its large veranda to take in those views of the Avon Gorge. 

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We think you'll love

  • The sociable breakfasts
  • The comfortable rooms with sherry and cake
  • Staying in Georgian Clifton with the city centre a short walk
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You should know

  • There are two or three flights of stairs up to bedrooms; the garden room is down one flight
  • One room has a separate private bathroom
  • A residents' parking permit is £3 a day for parking between 9am and 9pm


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub/restaurant 100 yds.


Nightly price
from £105
Singles £75-£79.
1 Twin/double
From £105
1 Twin/double
From £105
2 Doubles
From £115



My wife and I stayed overnight to go to a concert. We had a wonderful stay in a room with views overlooking the Avon Gorge. The location was perfect and we were made to feel very welcome. A lovely breakfast after a good nights sleep.

David, Wolverhampton

Another Sawday classic. Amazing views, great location, fabulous hosts and a delicious breakfast

Mark, Brighton

Three of us stayed with Joanna and Simon in early February for an event in Bristol. Everything was wonderful. From arrival, parking, keys, choice of rooms etc it was all very straight forward. The house is beautiful and has stunning views. The rooms are spacious and warm. Breakfast was lovely with plenty of delicious choices. Simon gave us lots of help in which way to walk and the following morning to drive tour various destinations. It could not have been more perfect. We have used many Sawdays over the years and this is by far the best we have ever stayed in.

Jill, Truro

Elegant B&B overlooking the Avon Gorge - a comfortable, easy base for exploring Bristol with Clifton's cafes, bars and independent shops right on the doorstep.

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

Excellent B&B - one of the nicest we have stayed at. Large comfortable rooms with lovely views of the garden and across the Avon Gorge to the Mendips. Welcoming cake and sherry in the bedroom. Delicious breakfast. Good restaurants and interesting walks around Clifton and down the hill to Bristol centre.

Anne, London

Lovely B&B to base yourself from when visiting Bristol for the first time - and a great location to choose if you are visiting for The Balloon festival. Simon is full of good ideas of what to fill your day with and very good at giving a steer of best times to be at places & events. The house is a delight and the breakfast varied and scrumptious - would thoroughly recommend a stay


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The neighbourhood

You're in the heart of Clifton and you can walk to everything. For dinner/drinks, try The Ivy, or tapas at Bar 44, both a five-minute walk. Bristol Zoo, the University, Park Street and the Cathedral are all about a 20-minute walk. Walk down the hill and catch a ferry over to SS Great Britain, theatres, Arnolfini and Watershed art centres/cinema and heaps of bars and restaurants.


Simon & Joanna Fuller

Simon and Joanna moved to Bristol in 1976 and have lived in this house for over 40 years, so they know the city inside out and are happy to advise on what to see and where to eat. Simon was in the wine and whisky business, Joanna used to be a teacher. They both love art and are keen collectors; Joanna plays tennis and likes to cook.