Show apartment launched at The Manor House

March 21, 2017

The finishing touches have been made to a show apartment at The Manor House where works are steaming ahead to transform a Grade II listed 17th century mansion into stylish student homes.

Bristol-based developer Urban Creation’s vision for The Manor House, which has far-reaching views across the city, is to create boutique apartments for students to rent with all the premium touches and careful attention paid to the preservation of the building’s original character and period features.

The show apartment has now been launched to give students an opportunity to get a feel for what life living at The Manor House would be like. To book an appointment to see the show flat, please contact Bristol SU Lettings on 0117 331 8266 or email

Work is progressing well, with completion of the project expected this spring.

Jonathan Brecknell, director at Urban Creation, the developer behind the scheme, said: “The Manor House is not only a truly unique property but it benefits from being in a fantastic location: a secluded spot yet right on the doorstep of Bristol University and close to Bristol’s vibrant city centre. These apartments will be bright and airy places to live, full of character, but also fitted out with all the modern touches including en-suite shower rooms and ultra-fast internet connections.”

The Manor House, a hidden gem which was built in 1691 as a family residence behind St Michael’s Hill, is being converted into 12 stylish studio and one-bedroom student apartments. Urban Creation is also creating a new building on site to house a further six apartments.

Surrounded by Bristol University buildings on three sides, The Manor House will offer students a rare opportunity to live in a secluded location within this historic and unusual property, yet close to everything the city centre has to offer. The building also benefits from a communal terrace and gardens.

Urban Creation develops and manages high quality developments, with its current focus on homes for students and professionals in the heart of Bristol. It bought The Manor House, which was vacant at the time, in March 2015 from Bristol Charities – a charity which improves the quality of life for older people living in Bristol.

The 5,600 sq ft building was last refurbished in 1980 to provide nine flats for elderly residents following a fire in 1979 which destroyed the interior.

For lettings enquiries regarding The Manor House, please contact Bristol SU lettings on 0117 3318266.