One of the advantages of staying in Bristol is that the countryside experience is nearby. Berwick Lodge, a privately owned manor house with 14 rooms, a fine dining restaurant and views across to South Wales, is only 15 minutes from the city centre, via the M5. Each room has its own personality, and the emphasis is very much on the classic and the luxurious, featuring open fires and large stained windows. The grounds even feature a marble statuary. If your ideal stay involves playing a character in a Jane Austen novel, this is the place for you.