Once you have settled into your Avon Farm holiday cottage you can decide what you want to do, probably a mix of relaxing in your comfortable space and testing out the hot tub, enjoying the flora and fauna surrounding the farm and just relaxing. However, if you feel the need to explore you can walk around the estate and stroll along the Avon River to the local public house on the riverbank. Or for the more active you can hire a bicycle from us (please pre-book with us) and head down the cycle path, which was the old train track, to either Bath or Bristol – only 2 minutes from your accommodation, how green is that? Both cities are full of interesting places to visit and activities for all ages.
Pubs & Eateries
Bird in Hand is a typical English pub with a good selection of beers and Pentanque area outside if you fancy a game. (>1mile)
Golden Moments – Fine Bengal Cuisine. Best Curry house for miles, friendly staff and super tasty food. (1 mile)
The Crown in Saltford has great reviews for food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. (1mile from Avon Farm opposite the bus stop to Bristol and Bath).
The Riverside Inn is 1 mile away, great location on the banks of the River Avon. No website, but address: The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ. (1mile)
The Jolly Sailor has views of the River Avon and canal lock, with live music at the weekends. (1 mile)
The Thai Cafe – not a public house, but an extremely tasty, efficiently run Thai café with great reviews about their tasty food. Alternatively order a takeaway. (>1 mile)
Days out in Bath
The Historic Roman Baths – One of the greatest, well preserved religious spa in Northern Europe. Unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths flow with natural hot water.
Therme Bath Spa – An aesthetically pleasing setting to enjoy a special spa treatment or enjoy the mineral rich natural warm water in the Royal Bath.
The Royal Crescent – No.1 is now a museum, furnished as it would have been in 1776-1796. A fine example of Georgian architecture and Bath stone.
Avon Valley Railway – Has been preserved by a hands on group of volunteers. Steam Locomotives and their carriages have been restored and 3 miles of track re-laid.
Bristol Zoo Gardens – From Tree Kangaroos to ring-tailed lemurs, gorillas, African Penguins, this conservation and educational zoo has lots experiences on offer.
Clifton Observatory – Formerly a mill, this historic 1766 building is now an observatory offering superb views of the City of Bristol and features a Camera Obscura.
The Kennet and Avon Canal – This nearby waterway is 87 miles long and passes through spectacular landscapes, by bicycle is an excellent way to explore the routeway.
Gromit Unleashed – This is a public art trail led by Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations, great fun and for an excellent cause.