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.