About the Homestay
Peaceful, comfortable family house, perfect for exploring the city and beyond.
We live in a quiet cul-de-sac in Montpelier, central Bristol. Our house has a warm, comfortable, homely feel. We have a spacious kitchen/dining room with doors that open on to the garden, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Our guest bedroom is a good-sized double room and also overlooks the garden.
We are all friendly, relaxed, easy-going and enjoy having guests. We have a cute little dog and sometimes look after other dogs, but only whippets as they are especially nice. So this is a great place to be if you enjoy the kind of friendly welcome only a dog can give!
We have been hosting overseas students for years, so are accustomed to welcoming guests and making them feel at home. We all love Bristol - it's a great city! So we're always very happy to chat about things to see and do here.
Parking in our street is currently free and there are generally spaces available.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Behind our house is Narroways Nature Reserve and St Werburgh's City Farm; in the other direction, Cabot Circus, Bristol's major shopping centre, can be reached on foot in less than 20 minutes. Just beyond Cabot Circus is the heart of Bristol and the harbour. We are close to two bus routes that go into the town centre, and to Montpelier train station which connects to Bristol Temple Meads and trains to Bath, London, Cardiff, etc.
As well as being close to the city centre, we are also a short walk from Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft, a popular and vibrant area with some great independent cafes, bars and shops. For those with access to a car, you can be on the motorway that leads out of Bristol in a couple of minutes, within easy reach of Wales, the Cotswolds and the West Country.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Non-smokers only, please. We do not accept bookings from smokers.
Please keep perfume-wearing to a minimum.
Please double-lock the front door if you are the last to leave the house.
We enjoy peace and quiet, so please keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.
The kitchen is available for preparing drinks or light snacks, but please do not use it for preparing meals.
If you would like to invite a friend over, please agree it with me in advance.
We're easy-going and respectful.
Smoking is not allowed.
My stay at Rachel's home was really nice. Her daughters are friendly housemates and the dog is very sociable - so I felt very welcome at her lovely home. Rachel also gave me some helpful information regarding the city when I needed it. I recommend Rachel's home and would definitely stay there again.
Our stay with Rachael was a lovely stay she made us welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her we will defiantly stay again if we ever go to Bristol thank you so much Rachael Marlene and Louise
Our stay at Rachel's was fantastic. Her house is so warming and homey and all of them (including the dog) made us feel so welcome and comfortable to the point where we did not want to leave. It was great spending time with them and we would go back anytime. The room is spacious and light and the house is located in a quiet neighbourhood, walking distance to Gloucester Road and the city centre. I highly recommend staying with Rachel. It was just the perfect homestay experience!
Rachel helped make my first experience in Bristol a great one. She was so accommodating and helpful with everything. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to relax and have a good night sleep.
Very nice people , and nice room
It was a beautiful stay! Rachel was very friendly and sensitive, and more than available to give advice and tips about the city. The house atmosphere is very relaxed and peaceful with a lovely sociable dog! Walking distance from the city centre, perfect house for people looking for a new beggining in Bristol or for a good alternative to a B&B.
I couldn't have asked for a nicer, more welcoming home and family to stay with during my first weeks in Bristol. The guest room was spotless, and the whole house was warm and inviting. Rachel was always friendly and helpful, and I was made to feel relaxed from the first evening. I was given space if I wanted it, but was actually very happy to join the family for good evening meals and excellent conversation.
The two girls were very friendly and fun, and the whippet puppy was adorable. I loved spending time with everyone.
I wholeheartedly recommend this home stay, and feel that I have made some excellent new friends in Rachel and her family. A rating of 5/5 isn't high enough!
Great location very friendly host ! Has a great time ...
It was wonderful meeting Rachel. She is polite, friendly and very good host. She gave me a lot of indication for visiting Bristol and places around.
Her house is lovely and I feel very good staying there. It is near the center so it was easy to visit it.
So, thank you Rachel, I have a wonderful vacation.
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How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.