The old barn at Trymwood
The barn features art works by the award winning painter and printmaker Nik Pollard. Nik has been invited on national and international expeditions / projects; where it has been the role of the artist to record and interpret the landscape and nature of areas that are under threat; to communicate their importance both locally and globally.
Looking for a CITY BREAK with a difference?
Combine all the fun and fascination of a visit to the great city of Bristol, with the joys of a RURAL RETREAT.
The old barn at Trymwood sits at the side of the Grade 2 listed house in the historic village of Westbury on Trym just 3 miles from the centre of Bristol. The house is reported to be the oldest in the village. The barn was originally part of the farm buildings, later becoming a scullery for the main house, and evidence of the old range and bread oven are still in place as is the meat salting sink. The farm appears to have been involved in milling and cider making and there was quarrying further up the valley.
The Trymwood farm land was dispersed over the years as Bristol grew, although the house still retains a large garden to the rear. The land surrounding the property is now privately owned and Bristol City Council manage Badock Wood which is a local amenity at the head of the valley. The original cottage farmhouse was gentrified with a Georgian façade in the 18th century. Inside much of the cottage character remains.
A recent restoration project was undertaken using compatible materials such as oak, lime and distemper, with lambswool to insulate the buildings where possible. Sustainable principles were followed, retaining original fabric and introducing insulation together with a highly efficient heating system.
The accommodation consists of a large dining/living parlour with a kitchen on the ground floor, a bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the first floor. A cot is available if required.
The stone floored parlour has a dining table, with chairs and a pew/bench, a sofa and occasional chairs. There is also a piano for guests to use. The sofa (sofabed) can be used as a further bed if required.
There is a woodburning stove at one end of the parlour and a nursery fire guard is in place. Wood may be collected from the wood store in the garden. A high chair is available if required. There are plenty of games and puzzles for children of all ages.
The fully fitted kitchen has a gas oven and hob and there is a dishwasher and fridge. The washing machine is located beneath the stairs. There is a basic store cupboard in the kitchen for the use of guests and a freezer and tumble drier if required. Clothes driers are available in the garden for the use of guests.
Richard and Jane Pedlar,
Beyond the parlour a door leads through a potting shed to the garden. Bicycles can be securely locked away in the potting shed. Guests have free access to the garden and can enjoy games or a meal outside, although ball games are not permitted because of the planting.
There is plenty of lawn space and the garden has perennial borders, mature trees, a large vegetable patch, a chicken house and run, a small orchard, a beehive and greenhouses. A very peaceful haven after a busy day in the city!Charges
Short breaks (up to 3 nights) based on 4 sharing from £450 - £510
Weekly rate based on 4 sharing from £850 - £980
All charges are inclusive
Additional persons charged at £30 per person per night
Children under 3 no charge
A deposit of £100 per week is payable to secure the booking, the remainder becoming due 4 weeks before arrival, or for late bookings, upon arrival.
A returnable good housekeeping deposit of £250 per week will be included in the bill.Access
The no. 1 bus runs from the centre of the village (a 5 minute walk from the barn) to the centre of Bristol and on to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station via the new Cabot Circus shopping centre. The buses run every 12 minutes.Welcome pack
A homemade cake, organic milk, butter, coffee and tea are provided upon arrival.Bedding and Towels
Bedding and towels are provided and the beds are made up to guests requirements.Additional Cleaning
If you are staying longer and would like the barn cleaned at any time during your stay or require fresh bedding and towels, this can be provided at a cost of £40.Internet access/TV
WiFi is available on the ground floor of the barn in the sitting area, but not on the first floor. There is a fixed flat screen TV on the wall in the barn.Recycling policy
The barn is provided with recycling boxes with a list of items which can be recycled. Special boxes for vegetable compost and food waste are in the kitchen.Parking
There is a dedicated parking space for 2 cars in front of the garage inside the gates to the property.Local amenities
Local pubs, cafes and restaurants are available in the village within a very short walking distance. There is a Cooperative supermarket, butcher, bread shops, dry cleaners, newsagents and ironmongers. Details of many Bristol amenities are provided in the drawer to the sideboard.Insurance
Personal belongings are the responsibility of the guests who should provide their own insurance cover under their travel or house contents policies whilst staying at Trymwood.Location