Letting in Clifton
Clifton is a perennially fashionable part of Bristol. It sits at the expensive end of property lettings, but for those who can live with that it has innumerable lifestyle benefits. And all sorts of people make that trade-off: from students, workers, families all the way through to the retired.
Clifton covers a large area from the edge of the Avon Gorge on the West across to Whiteladies Road on the East, and the Downs on the North to Cliftonwood and Hotwells in the South.
For the most part it is residential, but with significant hubs of amenities scattered around: in particular, Clifton Village, Whiteladies Road, the Triangle and (just for students) the Bristol University Student Union.
So what properties are available?
Grand Georgian houses dominate large areas of Clifton, reflecting the wealth that was poured into building it. There is significant Victorian architecture too. This means that many of the residential lettings are flats converted from these original properties, although of course houses are available too – for people looking for more space – and there are also modern purpose built flats.
Clifton has a useful stop on the Temple Meads – Severn Beach train line as well as being served by the 8 and 9 buses. In addition, many other bus services run up and down Whiteladies Road making it very easy to get about if you are not inclined to use a car.
You will never be bored in Clifton
Clifton has many tourist attractions, but these are also great for residents and make it a really interesting place to live. Both day and night (when it is lit up) Brunel’s stunning suspension bridge stretches across the gorge as a symbol of all the grandeur around it. Overlooking the bridge are the remains of an Iron Age settlement and the Clifton Camera Obscura – both visit-worthy in their own right. Other things to do in Clifton can be found on the visit Bristol website.
Local’s Tip: For the best view of the Suspension Bridge, enjoy a drink on the terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel.
Then there is the Zoo, which many residents enjoy throughout the year with a season ticket. Throw in the Royal West of England Academy and the city museum down by the Triangle and those weekends when you have no plans can quickly and conveniently be filled up.
Clifton Village is well worth its own mention. It is packed with charming restaurants, pubs, cafes and bespoke shops. There is an emphasis on quality and uniqueness in these establishments, many of which are independents, which contribute to the wonderful character of ‘The Village Life’.
Whiteladies Road and the Triangle are not so quaint; in fact they are far more attuned to the pace of the City, but that only adds to the diversity that Clifton offers. Here you will find larger shops and businesses as well as many more places to eat and drink.
And away from all the headlines Clifton has some beautiful parkland of varying size, quiet streets, such as Alma Vale, with good local pubs and shops and tucked away the refurbished Lido and Clifton Lawn Tennis Club.
Head over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and you will find Ashton Court and Leigh Woods just a short drive or bike ride away. Between them they offer open grassland and woodland walks.
Why not make Clifton your home?
As the price premium suggests, Clifton is a fabulous place to live. Beautiful houses and apartments, loads to do, the option of hustle and bustle on one side with a more laid back feel in the Village on the other. It is no wonder it is so popular. Call Gough Quarters today to find your next residential letting in Clifton.
3 places to go out in Clifton
The Coronation Tap – A ciderhouse with a reputation that stretches well beyond the boundaries of Clifton.
The Albion – An upmarket gastro pub with an enticing menu and wine list.
Pizza Provençale – Reasonably priced pizza with a unique French twist.
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