Stroll around some corners of Westbury-on-Trym and you could be forgiven for believing you were in a rural village; not a neighbourhood in the UK’s eighth largest city. With high stone walls, leafy vistas and even a babbling stream, Westbury-on-Trym is certainly an attractive place to call home.
If you are thinking of renting in Westbury-on-Trym there is a wide range property to choose from. Take a look on Zoopla or Rightmove to see what is available from spacious semi-detached houses, Victorian terraces, converted flats and 19th century cottages.
Westbury covers a fairly broad area but the village itself is a small, bustling place by day with shops, businesses and plenty of amenities.
Wine and dine in BS9
One of its strongest assets is its range of eateries. Westbury boasts Bristol’s only Michelin Star restaurant in Casa Mia, as well as a smattering of curry houses, a good Thai restaurant, bistros, daytime cafes, and most recently its own ‘Lounge’, the Grupo Lounge. There is also a range of welcoming pubs that do a good trade through the evening.
“Despite the traditional English public house feel The POT at WOT serves fantastic stone-baked pizzas.”
Westbury-on-Trym is a great place to live if you have a family. There are two ‘outstanding’ primary schools as well as the much-anticipated new Free School. Canford Park offers open green space with a play park on the doorstep while The Downs and Blaise Castle Estate are within easy striking distance.
The village is well served with sports venues for the athletically inclined. The expansive Coombe Dingle has various pitches and courts both inside and out while there is also a David Lloyd Club.
A well connected part of North Bristol
Westbury-On-Trym is favourably placed for commuting and more general travel in Bristol and beyond. It is on the Number 1 bus route for access to the centre and Temple Meads via Whiteladies Road in one direction and Cribbs Causeway in the other. Given a clear run, Bristol Parkway is less than 15 minutes’ drive away and the M5 under 5 minutes.
And so we come full circle. Like many villages on the edge of larger cities, Westbury-on-Trym has been swallowed up. But this is one that really retains important parts of its original character and architecture, amassed over almost a millennium: a charming 12th century church, the outer walls of a medieval ecclesiastical college, a Victorian village hall and a poignant war memorial.
This rich heritage combined with all the modern amenities of a thriving city make Westbury-on-Trym a truly attractive place for your next property rental.
Who would a property rental in Westbury-on-Trym appeal to?
✓ Young professionals looking for more space than central locations offer
✓ Families in search of less crowded living and of good schools and amenities
✓ Retired people looking for village life with the convenience of being within city limits