GREEN SPACE AT
THE EDGE OF THE CITY
The Haw Wood promises countryside and city life seamlessly combined. With the green spaces of Blaise Castle Estate close by, it’s a family-friendly community, with good local schools, plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors, the shopping and entertainment mecca of Cribbs Causeway just up the road and an easy commute into Bristol or further afield.
Address: Berwick Drive, BS10 7TB
Things to do
For such a relaxed corner of North Bristol, you’ll never be short of things to do; wide open spaces, a captivating coastline, fun family destinations and a host of entertainment options make The Haw Wood a fabulous place to call home.
Blaise Castle Estate
A few minutes away, Blaise Castle Estate offers 650 acres of natural woods and parkland to explore. It’s home to the Blaise Castle House Museum of social history, a great café and a very popular local children’s playground. The castle itself, which features in Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey, is actually an eighteenth-century folly that boasts spectacular views over Bristol, the Avon Gorge and on a clear day, right across the estuary to South Wales. Nearby Blaise Hamlet is a renowned group of nine, Grade I listed cottages, nestled around a picture postcard green, originally built for the estate’s retired workers.
For those in the know, Cribbs Causeway means a whole lot more than just the shops. For a start, there are the 12 state-of-the-art 4K screens at Vue cinema. Then the 26 high-tech lanes at Hollywood Bowl. Airhop Bristol adds 135 interconnected trampolines, while 123 Jump is the simply biggest indoor soft play centre in the whole of the South West, with a huge playframe, enormous inflatables and even an indoor football pitch. Planet Ice is an indoor ice rink, home to Bristol Pitbulls ice hockey. Then there are the giraffes and bears and lemurs at the Wild Place Project, the Belong Gaming Arena, the crazy Upside-Down House and Aerospace Bristol round the corner. You'll probably work up quite an appetite. So, it's just as well The Mall and The Venue give you more than twenty restaurants and cafe's to choose from.
The Severn Estuary
From The Haw Wood, the fascinating Severn Estuary is less than five miles away. It’s a unique and incredibly diverse environment with sandy shores, intertidal mudflats, rich saltmarshes, seagrass beds, biogenic reefs and wild rocky coasts: a rare ecosystem supporting some of the most important and protected natural habitats in the UK. Here on the south side of the estuary there are countless walks with stunning sunset views over the water. Head down to Weston-super-Mare for a superb slice of great British seaside.
The Best of Brizzle
It’s no wonder Bristol is Britain’s fastest growing city. It’s been named the happiest city in the country and regularly tops the best place to live lists. From Brunel, boats and bridges to a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, there’s plenty to suit everyone. From The Haw Wood, you’re less than half an hour away from the city’s top attractions, from museums and galleries to family favourites and top music and sports venues.
and Retail Therapy
With Cribbs Causeway less than a couple of miles away, you’ll find everything you need close to home, and all of Bristol’s major shopping areas are within easy reach.
All your favourite stores – over 150 of them - less than ten minutes from home at The Mall and The Retail Park at Cribbs Causeway, as well a host of restaurants, leisure and entertainment centres. Popular shopping includes John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Boots, H&M, River Island, Fatface, Morrisons, Next and Sports Direct. The Mall is open late every weekday evening until 8pm, with over 7,000 free parking spaces. Twice a year, in March and September, it’s also home to Bristol Fashion Week, as well as Winter Wonderland from mid-November.
For day-to-day essentials, there are plenty of convenient local options. Larger Morrisons and Asda superstores are also short drive away. Nearby Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze have a wonderful villagey feel, with a great selection of independent shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants to explore.
Bristol Shopping Quarter
Bristol promises the best city centre shopping in the South West, including Cabot Circus and The Galleries, as well as the pedestrianised areas around Broadmead, Quakers Friars and The Arcade. You’ll find flagship department stores, high street favourites and stylish designer names, as well over 100 independent retailers. And with a huge selection of cafés, bars and restaurants to keep you going, you can shop without any danger of dropping.
North Bristol offers a wide range of education choices for students of all ages, including nearby academy primary and secondary schools.
Henbury Court Primary Academy, rated Good in its latest Ofsted review, is the nearest local nursery and primary school. With around 350 pupils, it’s part of the Endeavour Academy Trust and about 15 minutes’ walk from The Haw Wood. Nearby Blaise Primary and Nursery is rated Outstanding across all criteria. Brentry Primary School, rated Good, and Little Mead Primary Academy, Outstanding, are also close by. For pre-schoolers, local options also include Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre, Purple Daycare and Acorns Nurseries. There are also a number of Forest Schools in the area, based on the Scandinavian approach to learning, where 3–7-year-olds can explore nature, develop self-confidence and learn to love mud!
Blaise High School is a former community school converted to an Academy with a thriving local catchment – famously where Channel 4’s Skins series was filmed. Bristol Free School is a short drive away in Westbury-on-Trym. Orchard School is in Horfield. St Bede's College is a highly regarded Catholic secondary school. Independent options include Redmaids High School, Badminton School, Bristol Grammar and Clifton College.
Bristol is home to both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, with the University of Bath nearby. There’s also a strong local network of sixth form and further education colleges, including City of Bristol College, as well as many adult training providers.
Living at the edge of the city means easy access to outstanding transport links as well as all the convenience of being so close to town. It’s a quick commute into Bristol city centre, while you’re just a few miles from the national rail and motorway networks.
If you’re driving into the city centre, allow about 25 minutes from The Haw Wood outside of rush hours. And when you need it, you’re exceptionally well connected to the national motorway network too, with Junction 17 of the M5 less than five minutes away. From there you can reach Cardiff in under an hour, Birmingham or Exeter in 90 minutes, and London in around two and a half hours.
From The Haw Wood, Bristol Parkway station is less than 5 miles drive, and Bristol Temple Meads under half an hour. Regular mainline services will whisk you to Bath in 15 minutes, Exeter in an hour, Cardiff in 80 minutes, and London Paddington in under two hours. A new train station in Henbury is proposed as part of the MetroWest Phase 2 programme, to be served by an hourly service from Temple Meads.
The area is particularly well served by city bus routes. First Bristol operates a regular service to Bristol city centre, running every quarter of an hour and taking about 30 minutes. There are routes to Avonmouth, Shirehampton and Stoke Bishop, as well as just up the road to Cribbs Causeway. Not surprisingly from there you can get a ticket to just about anywhere in the Bristol area.
Bristol is a great place for cyclists. It was the UK’s first Cycle City and remains one of the most cycle-friendly places to live in Europe – it’s ranked 15th in world by Coya. There are now marked cycle routes on almost every major road, and if you’re commuting from The Haw Wood, The Downs Way route, through Westbury-On-Trym and North Bristol will get you right into the centre of town in little more than half an hour. The Concorde Way takes you across North Bristol to Stoke Gifford. Then, at the weekend, you can explore longer distance trails, like the Avon Cycleway, an 85-mile round Bristol route that literally starts and finishes at the end of the road.
If you’re travelling further afield, Bristol Airport is around 30 minutes away, and with such quick access to the M5/M4, you’ll be at Heathrow in under two hours.
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