The Curious Cabinet

Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)117 935 4964

City retreat with heaps of artistic, vintage character. Come and go as you want, breakfast here or in nearby popular Bristol cafe


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A classic Victorian terraced house, but step inside and you’re in for a surprise. Sadie’s an artist and clever magpie, and her home is full of fascinating vintage finds – join her for tea, cake and chat in the kitchen.

Everyone sleeps well here. Bedrooms (one downstairs and two in the eaves) are calm retreats with hot water bottles and trays with nice things in jars. Breakfast can be downstairs in the kitchen or a DIY affair in the guest kitchen on the first floor (where you can also heat up supper if you want). Either way it’s a continental array of bread, jams, pastries, cold meats, cheeses, fruit salad and yogurt. If you’d like a cooked one head to nearby Porto Lounge, which is open all day.

The Bristol to Bath cycle path is nearby or hop on the bus and be in the heart of Bristol in 25 minutes.

The Curious Cabinet - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The vintage vibe and quirky artworks in every corner
  • Sadie's warmth and relaxed friendliness
  • The continental breakfast hamper and having your own kitchen to rustle things up when you want
The Curious Cabinet - Gallery

You should know

  • There are two flights of wooden stairs to the top floor bedrooms
  • Mind your head if you're tall in the bedrooms at the top
  • The downstairs double has a separate small shower room


  • 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

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £89
Breakfast from £15. Reduced rates for longer stays.
2 Doubles
From £89
2 Doubles
From £89



I have two sons studying in Bristol and now I have found Sadie’s place they can expect many more visits from me. Sadie’s place is beautiful, a sheer haven with comfortable beds, indulgent bathroom with skylight to watch the stars, treats abound - little chocolates, home made cake, and even a night time tipple of port. I didn’t want to leave my gorgeous room. Sadie is a charming, fascinating host who provides a delicious breakfast. She left me feeling completely pampered and indulged during my stay. I didn’t have a car, but the buses are frequent and the stop was within walking distance.

Mary jane, London

A zany Aladdin's Cave of a house and a creative friendly host. Explore Fishponds Road, join the cycle path or hop onto a bus and be in the centre of Bristol in 25 minutes.

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

An enchanting place in Bristol. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed an extra night. Sadie was very hospitable, interesting and extremely helpful. We really got on well with her and she made our stay very meaningful. The house is beautiful and has got real character. Thank you.

Marjoram, Stroud

Lovely stay. Very friendly hostess. Room was beautifully presented with all facilities working well. Even a piece of cake was provided to go with my cup of tea! En-suite bathroom and very comfortable bed. Would highly recommend.

Philip, Esher

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The neighbourhood

Fishponds is northeast of the city of Bristol and about three miles from the centre. Porto Lounge is the nearest good place to eat: open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and just a two-minute walk. Try Snuffy Jack's Ale House, micropub, for a pint, Irish pub The Star, or The Cross Hands for food - book ahead for Sunday lunch. You can join the cycle path and get into Bristol in about 15 mins; Bath about an hour and a half - on the way stop and swim and picnic by the river or visit Avon Valley Railway and cafe at Bitton, where there are themed events throughout the year.

Local points of interest from Sadie Spikes

  • Wake up feeling refreshed from a delicious nights sleep in our 'magically recharging rooms', to the smell of croissants baking downstairs. Either come downstairs to the warm and inviting kitchen for breakfast or have it up in your room as a special treat.
  • Bring your bikes and jump on the amazing old railway cycle path that can take you into the city or all the way to Bath if your feeling fit! A Brilliant way to to see the city from a different perspective. Bristol is a great place to explore the west from.
  • Fishponds is on the East side and is a gem! quiet and peaceful at night but with great cafes and pubs to choose from if you just want to people watch! go for an amazing walk in Oldbury court along the river Frome and feel as if you are in the country.
  • Leave your car here and jump on a bus to the centre, see the old town and Harbourside, amazing places to eat and stuff to see. Go on the street art tour, eat a pie at Pieminster in Stokes Croft or swig some local brewed craft beer on a boat or in a pub!
  • Explore the vibrancy and diversity of our City, each area like small villages have definite characters, wonderfully unique and friendly, from the beautiful architecture of affluent Clifton and the Suspension bridge to Stokes Croft and the Bohemian quarter.
  • We love our City and as a passionate Bristolian we really rave about it. Vibrant, full of life, spice, space, creativity and character. A Brilliant place to relax, explore and get inspired, any info you need just ask we are always happy to help you.


Sadie Spikes

The Curious Cabinet has evolved from its beginnings in 2009 when Sadie the artist and Peter the engineer met, fell in love, married and started to build something special for their new blended family - a space for them, an art studio and Sadie's creative practice and also a place that welcomed and provided safe haven to a wonderful array of travellers visiting the city. It has been a labour of love and Sadie's artworks and passion for interiors has created a unique soul-filled space that leaves their guests feeling rejuvenated. The house bubbles with creativity and Sadie finds it a real joy sharing it with others.