Victorian grandeur meets bespoke, stylish interiors at newly launched boutique serviced apartments, Beech House, in the heart of Bristol – recently named the coolest city in Britain by Rough Guides in the latest of a string of accolades.
Local developer Urban Creation has breathed new life into this stunning period villa to create luxurious and individually-designed serviced apartments within relaxing, peaceful surroundings set back on St Paul’s Road, Clifton.
With many years of experience in creating high end homes, often in historic properties, Jonathan Brecknell, the man behind Urban Creation, couldn’t resist the opportunity to buy Beech House when it came up for sale. Combining his passion for Bristol where he studied at university and now lives with his family, with his obsessive attention to detail, Jonathan has made sure these apartments are ‘every inch’ the kind of place where he himself would want to stay.
Now open for bookings, Beech House combines bold splashes of colour with understated tones in its décor, with lead crystal chandeliers, period features and hand-picked vintage, antique and modern furniture offering plenty of character. This is married with sumptuous soft furnishings including embroidered hand-made curtains, 1950s-inspired tweedy fabric sofas and luxurious beds.
Each apartment has its own unique charm, with high ceilings, beautiful bay windows that fill the space with light and Juliet balconies dotted throughout the historic property. In addition, expect high spec kitchens and bathrooms, as well as comfortable places to relax in these carefully-designed apartments.
Perfect for business or pleasure, Beech House offers an oasis of calm in one of Bristol’s most sought-after locations with a range of serviced apartments including studios, junior suites, one-bed and two-bed suites. In addition to the 14 apartments, there are a couple of two-bedroom houses in a beautiful newly-constructed mews house behind the main Victorian villa. All the properties are looked after by Urban Creation’s own friendly and professional team.
You can enjoy the outdoor life on the large private balconies or patios in the mews house or in Beech House’s landscaped communal gardens, whilst many of the apartments also offer views of foliage, greenery or the rooftops beyond.
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Jonathan Brecknell said: “Bristol is a fantastic city with so much to offer, but I’ve thought for a while that there’s not much in the way of really individual high quality serviced apartments so when Beech House came on the market, I couldn’t believe my luck.
“It’s a classic large Victorian villa, typical of its era, and we’ve tried to bring out the best of its period charm, even re-creating the patterned tiled floor in the hallway, whilst injecting some modern style and a sense of luxury. Our aim is to make the interiors as personal and atmospheric as possible to create a relaxed and supremely comfortable place to stay.
“The Clifton location is ideal, with so much on its doorstep including its vibrant cultural and entertainment scene, beautiful green spaces, burgeoning foodie offer and glittering harbourside. We’re hoping Beech House will be a welcome addition to the places people can stay when they’re visiting our city, whether they’re here for business or pleasure and somewhere they’ll want to return to again and again.
Jonathan added: “At Beech House, we offer the ‘best bits’ of being in a high quality hotel, such as regular cleaning and support, whilst giving our guests the freedom to enjoy their stay as they wish, whether they want to cook themselves, order in a takeaway or sample the amazing independent restaurants, bars and cafes just down the road.”
The city’s commercial hubs are easily accessible from Beech House and as well as being just off vibrant Whiteladies Road, Beech House is also only a five-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Clifton Triangle and Park Street with the famous Clifton Lido and Spa just around the corner. Clifton Village, with its elegant Georgian terraces and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge are within strolling distance and there are plenty of places to stock up with essentials or a meal at home nearby, with Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and some excellent delicatessens both just half a mile away.
Whilst there is some parking for guests at Beech House, it is so well-located, you don’t really need to bring the car. With so much within easy walking distance, it is also close to Bristol’s public transport network with Clifton Down railway station, which connects with Temple Meads mainline station and the Whiteladies Road showcase bus route just a few minutes down the road.
Visit www.beechhousebristol.co.uk for more details or to make a booking. Introductory rates are as follows: studios from £145 per night; 1-bed apartments from £215 per night; and 2-bed apartments from £230 per night.
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