The location is residential, tidy, and generally very quiet (although if you are a light sleeper the family upstairs might prevent you from sleeping in, unless you can ride it through until they leave the house!).
The flat is in great condition, bright, and well furnished with most things you’d need for self catering. The back garden is tidy too.
I’d be a bit wary about booking it for 8 people. Two double bedrooms (very comfy beds) then the rest on two double convertible sofas in the long living area would be a full house, plus a bit crowded to cook/eat and coordinate bathroom use.
The Gloucester Road has nearby bus stops to get to the town center or out to Cribbs Causeway Mall. Across it, Horfield Common is a great green space with a good playground for young children to enjoy.
I signed on at the adjacent Horfield Leisure Center (on their pay as you go plan, but if you are an Everyone Active member maybe you are already good to go) which is well equipped (pool, gym, classes, skate park) and not overly crowded even on busy weekday evenings. Tesco is about a 10-15 min walk away.
Mark was very responsive with the few questions we had, and the neighbors I talked to were friendly. I was always able to find parking somewhere along the short street at any time. My only regret is we missed the neighborhood street party because we were away that Saturday; I bet it would have been fun!
The apartment was beautifully clean and well stocked with thoughtful extras. Mark was on hand to answer questions and help out and was efficient and professional whenever we contacted him. We even had the chance to chat with the neighbours who were lovely! Everything was made as easy for us as possible re. Wi-Fi, instructions for the shower (which was fab!),keys etc.
My only criticism would be the lack of DVD players and the fact that the volume on the televisions had been limited to a particularly low level. I understand that tenants had been inconsiderate in the past but it felt very prohibitive.
That said,it wouldn't stop me from staying there again - I would just come armed with a laptop!
Really really nice apartment enjoyed our stay. We all felt the rooms were a great size and fully furnished. Excellent and what a great location! The only downside was the fact there were motion cameras in the doorway and kitchen. Would definitely stay there again though.