Bristol’s ‘hidden gem’ The Manor House to be transformed into student housing

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Jonathan Brecknell outside The Manor House
Jonathan Brecknell outside The Manor House

Work has started to transform a Grade II* listed 17th century property in a secluded spot close to Bristol city centre into student housing.

The Manor House, a hidden gem which was built in 1691 as a family residence behind St Michael’s Hill and has far-reaching views across the city, is to be converted into 12 stylish studio and one-bedroom student apartments.

Bristol-based developer Urban Creation, which is behind the project, will also create a new building on site housing a further six apartments.

Surrounded by Bristol University buildings on three sides, The Manor House will offer students a rare opportunity to live in a secluded spot within this historic and unusual property, yet close to everything the city centre has to offer.

The building, whose original character and period features will be preserved as part of the renovation project, also benefits from a communal terrace, gardens and off-street parking.

Jonathan Brecknell, who is director at Urban Creation and has many years of experience in converting historic and listed Bristol buildings, said: “The property has many advantages for students. It’s right next to the University of Bristol’s main campus and medical school in a quiet, secluded spot while also being a stone’s throw from the cultural and leisure hub of the city. This is a rare find that combines modern living and convenience with a slice of Bristol’s rich history – offering the best of both worlds.”

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