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Saltford, Bristol

A large village it may be but Saltford has a vibrant community; being surrounded by the lush countryside of the Avon valley, it has a distinctly rural feel, despite being conveniently situated alongside the A4 roughly midway between Bath and Bristol. The River Avon winds its way along the edge of the village, home to otters, swans and kingfishers; the hills and fields stretch out beyond, and all feels well.

Not surprisingly, Saltford is one of the most sought-after places to live in this neck of the woods; it’s a good place to live, work and visit and so people come here at weekends to escape the nearby cities. They come to stroll along the river, to cycle long the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, to enjoy themselves kayaking and paddleboarding and to soak up the peace and the charm by the weir.

You’ll like it, so do go and have a little explore when you’re staying at Bluehaven on your large group holidays in the UK; take a wander round the village and see the lovely old houses – one is a medieval manor that’s thought to be the oldest continually occupied house in England. You can follow one of the village history walks, go and see the Victorian Brass Mills and have a browse in the shops. Rumbling tums can be satisfied with a leisurely lunch at one of the 4 pubs in the village; come back in the evening for authentic Bengal cuisine at Golden Moments, or go to The Thai Saltford. Fill your bellies then amble back to Bluehaven for a nightcap by the firepit before you turn in. It’s the kind of stuff that happy large group holidays are made of.

All information correct at the time of writing


EAT

There are pubs and restaurants in the village of Saltford, just a very short stroll from Bluehaven. For tasty home cooked pub food go to The Bird in Hand. or The Riverside Inn, right on the waterside. Tuck in to hearty breakfasts at Flourish Food Hall & Kitchen, relish the exquisite flavours of authentic Thai cuisine at The Thai Saltford, or traditional Bengal dishes at Golden Moments. A little further afield there are cosy country inns and a multitude of places to eat in Bath and Bristol.

PLAY

Your own adventure story starts right here, with exciting experiences to be found just a stone’s throw away and within a few miles of Bluehaven. Take to the waters with Bath Paddleboard centre for SUP fun on the River Avon in Saltford or in the centre of Bath with Original Wild. Book for fun fuelled activities with West Country Games, dress up for a day at the races, slow down the pace with a skippered boat trip.

VISIT

You might want to venture out to some of the amazing local attractions when you’re on your large group holidays at Bluehaven. Where better than Bath with its elegant Georgian architecture? Visit the Roman Baths and the glorious abbey, browse the museums and galleries. At Bristol you can get close to marine life at Bristol Aquarium, sense of curiosity will reach new heights at We the Curious; let your imagination set sail onboard SS Great Britain. Have a family day out at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park where dinosaurs roam.

SHOPS

If retail therapy is your thing, you’re in luck. Just a short drive from Bluehaven are Bath and Bristol with shops galore; whether you prefer big name stores or smaller independent shops you’ll find plenty to satisfy your sense of style. Foodies will love the delightful delicatessens and artisan markets; fill your basket to the brim at one of the local farm shops, packed to the rafters with what’s made, grown, raised and grazed close by.

OUTDOORS

Embrace the great outdoors, enjoy beautiful scenery and fill your lungs with wholesome fresh air; it’s simple, it’s free and it’s manna for the soul. Cycle the Bristol & Bath Railway Path stopping off at Warmley Waiting Room for coffee enroute. Take a leisurely wander along the River Avon at Saltford rounded off with a pub lunch on the way back. A few miles further are Bath Skyline Walk and the Victorian garden cemetery at Arnos Vale for something entirely different.

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