Backwell House – Bristol

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There is an exclusive feel to this independently owned hotel, opened in 2016 and a stunningly refurbished Georgian Bath-stone house, without it being the slightest bit stuffy. Despite large grounds and impressive proportions, it only has nine bedrooms. And, with its acres of woodland stretching to rolling hills, ornamental walled garden, immaculate lawns and ha-ha, it’s hard to believe that edgy Bristol is only a 15-minute drive away. Inside, it is a delight, with a host of interesting design touches such as a chandelier made of antlers. The imaginatively decorated bedrooms are masterclasses in upcycling, with reclaimed timber headboards, reconditioned vintage baths and bakelite telephones. Dine in the two-AA rosette restaurant, serving simple but inspired food all day. Afternoon Teas are a speciality or perhaps settle down with a gin and tonic or cocktail in the Cider Apple bar. A grown up retreat, which also lends itself to weddings and private parties.

Doubles from £95
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The historical docks with the SS Great Britain, the M Shed and the Matthew, or wander around Clifton Village.


Nowhere better than at Backwell House with locally sourced ingredients crafted into scrumptious meals by our Head Chef.


Vouchers to give as gifts, in denominations of £10, £20 or £30 presented in a gift wallet.


Jeremy Hobbs and his family have owned Backwell House for over 50 years.

Want to find out more? Visit the hotel's website.

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