The SpaceWhat makes it unique... What doesn't!! You won't find many places like this (in England at least)... It's more like a West Coast USA house as seen in Lloyd Khans amazing books (look him up). And there's an adjacent scrapyard! And many different facets within the site - beautiful vegetable garden, craftsmen... feel free to get involved if you want.
Another part of the site is populated by friends engaged in Circus, Theatre and Prop work for places such as Glastonbury, Boomtown festivals etc.
This is separate to the house as is the scrapyard and you would never know there was so much going on around you. Our last visitors remarked that what they found most noticeable, was the silence in the morning - no city noise or light pollution here! We have natural beds with bamboo and all cotton bedding, which is super ecological and has multiple benefits to you health!
This is our family home with a cat and the accompanying chaos of a disused quarry that is home to around 15 people living in trailers and cabins etc almost all employed in creative industries.. If you're looking for somewhere fastidiously neat and tidy or you're scared of spiders it's not for you but if you like what you see, we'd love to have you here :-)
Please note we have another (cheaper) room available in the house, with two single beds and a shared toilet. We are able to accommodate extra people, so if you're traveling with kids or friends and think our listed rooms are too small to fit all of you, please enquire. Guest AccessThe room is fairly small with an ensuite bathroom/toilet/shower, but feel free to use our kitchen, help yourself to water, tea and coffee (although we only provide dairy free milk). The atrium is a communal space as well, criminally underused by us so we'd love to see people chilling there!
Our vegetable garden with a bench and a dining table overlooking the area welcomes visitors too :-)
We have lots of parking space, so parking a van or a caravan is not a problem. Interaction with GuestsWe're open and happy to play by ear, also depending on our guests' preferences. The NeighborhoodThe house is set in approx 6-7 acres of land part of which used to be a scrapyard and some of which we still run as such. There are woods and great walks very close by and good bus connections for Bristol, Bath, Wells and Glastonbury. We are about half a mile from the village of Temple Cloud in a secluded, redundant stone quarry. There are mature oak trees all around the house and the site.
We still run a van dismantling business from the adjacent yard and help out from time to time with artistic projects involving scrap, including photography, film and video projects. If you're looking for inspiration or looking to meet people to help further your ideas and plans , we may be able to point you in the right direction or hook you up with the right people... I'm hoping that the B and B will just help to make further and far reaching connections and not just be a soulless interaction... Of course though we are just as happy for people to come and just chill.
Tourist attractions in the area include: Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, Roman Baths, Wells Cathedral, Wooky Hole Caves, Bristol city and all it's attractions from amazing graffiti art to Brunel's architectural achievements. Getting AroundPublic transport: direct buses to/from Bristol (376, 379, closest stop Cameley Surgery), Bath (178, closest stop Claremont Gardens), Wells and Glastonbury (376, closest stop Cameley Surgery). Other Things to NoteBasic (vegan) breakfast included - muesli, toast, jam etc. Fell free to bring your own food and drink and store it in the fridge, as long as it's not meat.
We cook vegan in the house and offer meals at an extra cost, £4/person for a hot breakfast and £8 for dinner. Please ask for details if you're interested.
Coffee and tea included in the price of the room.
We rent out other rooms in the house, so if you're looking for a space for more people, please get in touch.
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If you're driving you can find us via GPS/sat nav as United Vans or Cloudhill Commercials or Quarry Garage, although please note our lane has a funny angle and you can't turn into it coming on Eastcourt Rd from the A37 direction.
Coming south from the A37 from Bristol, it's better to turn left in the village of Temple Cloud into Temple Inn Lane (opposite Texaco garage). Follow the road through the houses and down the hill into the countryside and you'll come to a T junction, at which you turn right. Follow the windy lane until you see a huge industrial unit (Oakus) on your left, then take the next right into Eastcourt Rd under the bridge. Follow the road up the steep hill and sharply round to the left. After about 500 meters you'll see a right turning up a very steep hill with a hanging sign saying Cloudhill Commercials and a wooden one for Rockaway Hose. Follow the track up the hill and sharply to your right and the house will be in front if you at the end of the driveway. Park on the right hand side if possible.