For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Bristol City Council, who can be contacted on 0117 922 2400.
Offering 48 Extra Care retirement apartments, Ash Lea Court in the Monks Park suburb of Bristol has a wide range of on-site facilities including shared gardens, residents’ lounge, hair salon and guest room.
The on-site manager takes care of buildings/grounds maintenance, as well as assisting with access to further support. Optional activities on the estate include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings, craft groups, film shows and keep fit, making this a fun and sociable place to live.
In the locality
Conveniently located adjacent to Monks Park, the development is just a short distance from the heart of Bristol city centre. You’ll therefore find a host of high street shops, cafés and restaurants all on your doorstep. Monks Park is the highest point within the city, offering fine views and pleasant walks close to the estate.
The Southmead hospital is just a short walk away, plus there are doctor’s surgeries in the locality. Nearby Filton offers large areas of open space, which include several playing fields and a golf course.
Points of interest
There are several theatres including Bristol Hippodrome, a larger theatre which hosts national touring productions. The Colston Hall is a popular music/entertainment venue with bars, a café and restaurant housed in a grade II listed building. Local museums and galleries include M Shed, The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, The Watershed Media Centre, Arnolfini gallery and the Royal West of England Academy in Clifton.
Bristol has many listed buildings including Tudor Red Lodge, the Georgian House and Blaise Castle House. The city is also home to the annual International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court.
How to get here
Getting around is easy too. The estate is close to the A38 Filton Road, which is easily reached via the M32. Bus services operate to all local towns and villages. The main Bristol Temple Meads railway station offers good links for exploring the South West region and beyond, as does the main coach/bus station.
Filton Abbey Wood is a more local train station, where services include Portsmouth, Cardiff and the seaside towns of Brighton and Weston Super Mare. On the outskirts of the city is a large international airport, easily reached via shuttle bus from Temple Meads.
Distance to GP: 0.17 miles
Distance to shop: 0.17 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.05 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles