16ft Retro Rocket

UK England South West England Somerset Bristol Brooks Rooftop Retro Rockets

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
Urban glamping is offered in this vintage-style caravan on the roof of a boutique B&B in Bristol city centre.
  • A 16ft caravan styled on a vintage Airstream
  • Everything you'd expect from a boutique hotel room in miniature
  • The cosiest of four "retro rockets" on this unusual roof-top glamping site

The Owner Says

Parked up in the roof-top garden of our boutique B&B, Brooks Guesthouse Bristol, the 16ft Rocket is our smallest Rocket caravan. It's a cosy, comfortable little hideaway - with Bristol roof-top views! Custom-built in Worcester, this rooftop rocket was actually winched in to its place in the compact astro-turfed roof-top garden alongside three others. The 16ft Rocket is perfect for a couple with a 4ft 6ins double bed at one end and a small seating area at the other.
These vintage-style trailers, modelled on the iconic American Airstreams, use clever caravan technology to incorporate everything you need for a city-centre stay including a compact bathroom with a Hans Grohe Eco shower, hanging space, built in chest of drawers and bag storage. You'll also have the mod cons you'd expect from a room in a boutique B&B including a flat screen TV with built-in DVD player, a Retro Roberts radio, tea and coffee making facilities, fluffy cotton towels and toiletries. This is city centre glamping at its finest!

Features & Facilities

Caravans include a compact bathroom, with Hans Grohe power showers, heated towel rails, illuminated mirrors, electric shaver points, a flushing loo, toiletries and towels. Comfortable 5ft beds with pocket-sprung mattresses, bedding and linen (extra beds for children in the 18ft and 19ft caravans). Small seating area, hanging space, chest of drawers, flat screen TV with DVD, iPod dock, clock radio, eco heating and lighting and tea and coffee making facilities. Downstairs there is an honesty bar, a lounge and dining area and a spacious courtyard garden. Free Wi-Fi.

Activities

You're right in the heart of the city, so finding things to do should never be a struggle. Stroll down nearby Nelson Street to enjoy one of the world’s largest outdoor art exhibitions – an astonishing public art display by some of the biggest names in international street art and graffiti. Or wander through famous St Nicholas Market (01179 224014) to pick up some local goods. Ruined St Peter's Church is close by, though walk a little further in the opposite direction and the city's main cathedral (01179 264879) is more impressive. Then continue on to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (01179 223571) or further still to Clifton Suspension Bridge stopping along the way at the SS Great Britain (01179 260680). After that, Clifton village itself is worth an explore. Likened by some to a West Country version of Hampstead, this upmarket spot has beautiful Georgian architecture, boutiques and green spaces as well as lots of delis and great cafés. It's perfect for an aimless stroll.

Food & Drink

Downstairs, inside the guesthouse there is an open kitchen, with a continental breakfast laid out from 7am – think homemade granola and muesli, fruit compote, organic juices and West Country yoghurts – while a chef whips up cooked options by request. Take-away breakfast baps, bagels and sarnies are also available for the earliest risers or those thinking ahead to lunch. Elsewhere, The Ox (01179 221001) is just one stand out steakhouse in among the plethora of city centre options – it's housed inside a subterranean former safe deposit room – while the Wallfish Bistro (01179 735435) on Princess Victoria Street serves excellently refined modern dishes. Don’t miss the lobster and rabbit pie. For something lighter, try the Bulrush restaurant/café (01173 290990) by day or the The Milk Thistle (01179 294429) cocktail bar – Gothic-style, gentlemen's club décor in the style of a prohibition bar – by night.

Location

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Getting There

There is an online PDF available with directions from within Bristol city centre. Parking permits are available for £16 per 24h stay which allow you to park in the NCP Queen Charlotte Street (post code: BS1 4ES). It's less than a minute walk from the Guesthouse. Alternatively Brooks Guesthouse have permits for The Mall Bristol (£12 per 24h; postcode: BS1 3XD) which is a 5-minute walk.

Brooks House is a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station (0871 781 8181) and, in the centre of the city, connected to all major and local bus routes. It's a 10 minute walk to the central coach and bus station but the nearest city bus stop is on Colston Avenue just 2 minute's walk away. Look for the number 8 or 9 bus – these are the best buses for exploring the city. The nearest hop-on-hop-off sight seeing bus stop is on Rupert Street or Colston Ave.