The Base Retreat, Bristol

Vegan Retreat and Small Animal Rescue

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Vegan Accommodation in Bristol

Located on the edge of Bristol on the same side as Bath, we offer a detached and well appointed garden chalet with a view and outdoor hot tub. The Chalet sleeps 5, and we also offer three additional creatively refurbished rooms in the main house (same site) accommodating a further 5 guests. A large outdoor hot tub nestled under the canopy of a mature eucalyptus tree is an optional extra bookable for your exclusive use.

The Base has been created by vegan couple Jacqui & Fiaz who are very experienced hosts and also keep rescued small animals roaming free in the garden during the day. The chalet is at the top of our garden where we live, so we are here if you need us. Naturally, we also welcome guests who are traveling with pets. Cock Road Ridge is on our doorstep and is ideal for taking The Dog out with hills, wooded areas and views. Perfect!
We are plant based accommodation which means everyone is welcome but we don’t allow meat, fish or dairy on the premises.


The chalet’s elevated position and bi-folding doors to the decked terrace offer spacious views of the mature gardens and dramatic sunrises over the rolling Cotswolds beyond. Perfect for summertime but also very cosy in the winter with underfloor heating throughout and a real wood burner.
The Base feels like you’re in the countryside but we are under 5 minutes’ leafy stroll to Aspects Leisure Park with multi-screen cinema, restaurants, pub, 10 pin bowling, gym and swimming pool! Chiquito’s have a great new vegan menu and Frankie & Benny’s have vegan options. A few minute’s further is Gallagher Retail Park with clothes shops, 24 hour supermarket and Cafe Nero.
We are located in Hanham on the east edge of Bristol. Just 20 minutes’ drive to Bristol’s vibrant city centre, and 30 mins to the picturesque and historic city of Bath.


The chalet

The entrance opens into a spacious studio area with a kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom and full kitchen complete with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Adjoining the studio is the second bedroom, also with a kingsize bed.

The kitchen in the chalet is fully equipped with glasses, crockery, pans and utensils and also a coffee capsule machine for fresh espresso coffee. Towels, hairdryer, iron and travel cot are also included as are other essentials like coffee pods, firewood and loo roll.
Rooms in the House

These are creatively refurbished double ensuites and are equally well appointed with underfloor heating, coffee capsule machine, fridge, iron and hairdryer etc.

V-Gang Takeover

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Enjoy that cosy and relaxed feeling of a private group booking in a green and spacious setting. The only other guests you’ll be sharing with is our VIP animal guests! Your hosts Fiaz & Jacqui are also on site to be at your service and to look after the animals.

We offer tasty violence free meals including indian sharing platters, and drinks and treats including cocktails, prosecco on ice, afternoon tea and sharing cake plates. Accommodation includes the cabin in the garden (sleeps 4, with full kitchen, decking and view) and all 3 double ensuite rooms upstairs in the main house. Your communal space will be in the cabin, decking and gardens, the main house is for access to the 3 guest rooms only. Use of the outdoor hot tub is also included, nestled under the canopy of a mature eucalyptus tree with an overhanging fairy light chandelier. You can even book a fun round of short massage treatments for the whole group.

Luxury Cabin

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Small Animal Rescue

Although mainly a great inconvenience, it is a pleasure to watch these lucky souls who have landed on their feet and are finally allowed to do the little things that make them who they are. Dirt baths, digging, sunbathing, playing food wars and territorial gangsta tag as well as the surprisingly high level and collaborative behaviour taken up by the rabbits of Perimeter Penetration Testing.



The Chalet

Weekdays: £115pn. Weekends: £135pn.
(Based on 2 guests, for extra guests add £10 each)

Rooms in the House

Double Room: 1 guest: £65pn, 2 guests: £85pn
Small Double Room: 1 guest: £59pn, 2 guests: £69pn

The Hot Tub

£59 for first day, then £20 per consecutive day thereafter.
Confirm with payment by 9pm the night before.
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations with more than 30 days’ notice will be refunded in full.
Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice are not refundable.
Group bookings are not refundable.
24 hour grace period, meaning you can cancel free of charge in the first 24 hours after booking, provided your arrival is not within the next 7 days.


Message us with your dates and number of guests, or text Jacqui on +44 (0) 7932 728 606.
Terms: full payment at time of booking to reserve your dates.
Payment: BACS or card.