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Henleaze is one of the more affluent parts of Bristol and lies in the North of the City.

It is a leafy suburb largely built between the wars so the houses are spacious and often semi-detached.

Schools in Henleaze

For this reason it tends to be popular with families who require extra space and gardens. Good schools are also a selling point for the area, with some highly rated primary schools in the vicinity as well as the prestigious Badminton and Red Maids’ independent schools: both for girls only.

Interestingly, it is also in the catchment area for the newly formed Bristol Free School a couple of miles away in Brentry. This is because it was originally established to serve the Henleaze area among others, but had a site change whilst still in the planning phase.

So if schools are important to you, Henleaze is certainly a good place to consider for a rental property.

Things to do in Henleaze

What of the place itself? It is fairly quiet but with a really great high street (actually called Henleaze Road and Northumberland Road). All the classics are there including a butcher’s, green grocer’s and bakery as well as some interesting boutique shops. Henleaze isn’t overrun with places to eat or drink, but there are a few nice ones and it is surrounded by Westbury on Trym, Bishopston and Redland. Even Whiteladies Road is not far away.

Henleaze has a variety of local shops and cafes

Henleaze is one of the only parts of Bristol with a Waitrose, which will be a selling point in itself to some.

The ‘High Street’ is rounded off with its very own local cinema: a rare sight nowadays but a great asset for people who live in Henleaze.

Local’s Tip – The Downs are a short walk from Henleaze. Whether you are into jogging, want a relaxing stroll or an afternoon out with the kids they are a great option.

Another amenity particular to Henleaze is the swimming lake and associated club. Once a quarry, this facility has a rich history over the last 100 years and is great to have on the doorstep.

Heading to and from Henleaze

The number 54 bus passes through Henleaze and connects it with Cribbs Causeway, the Centre and Temple Meads among other places. And being in the North of the City there is good access to the M5 and M4 motorways. It is not a long commute to the Centre or Filton, and Southmead Hospital is nearby making it a convenient place to consider a property rental for hospital workers.

Summing up, Henleaze will appeal to families who want space, the potential for good schools and a quieter lifestyle than more central areas. There is a premium to pay but if you are looking for these attributes it is worth it. Call Gough Quarters today to arrange your residential letting in Henleaze.


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