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.
Badminton Gardens is an Extra Care retirement estate of 63 apartments situated in the Downend area of Bristol. Here you will find a wide range of on-site facilities which include shared gardens, residents’ lounge, hair salon, a treatment room and guest room. Located close to the edge of the city, there is a good local shop close by and a bus route which stops outside, handy for local shops and amenities.
An on-site estate manager takes care of all the buildings and grounds maintenance, as well as pointing you in the right direction if extra support is required. If you’d like to get to know other residents, you may enjoy visiting the restaurant and coffee bar, open every day. It’s a friendly place and everyone is welcome.
In the local area
Downend has good local shopping facilities, independently owned restaurants and a designer clothes store. There are several local churches, the closest being St Augustine’s Catholic church. The area has a wide range of local parks and open spaces, most notably King George's Field, which is often used for sports matches and Page Park in Staple Hill, which has a bowling green. There is also a local cricket club located in the centre of Downend.
A wide range of sports facilities are available at Kingswood Leisure Centre, including swimming pools, a gym and various courts. Downend is close to the several cycle paths including the Bristol and Bath railway path, which also offers pleasant walks.
Points of interest
Bristol has many listed buildings in a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging from the medieval to the 21st century. There are several theatres including Bristol Hippodrome, a larger theatre which hosts national touring productions. 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.
Tudor Red Lodge, the Georgian House and Blaise Castle House are three preserved historic houses worthy of a visit. The city is famous for its music and film industries, with many popular TV programmes being filmed there. Bristol is also home to one of the seven national Foodies Festivals.
How to find us
With its excellent road, rail and air links Bristol is easily accessible from most parts of the UK. Located near to junction 1 of the M32 and junction 19 of the M4, Badminton Gardens is on Beaufort Road in the suburb of Downend, which is just off Blackhorse Lane. The area is well served by local bus routes.
In the city centre, the main Bristol Temple Meads railway station has direct services to London Paddington, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham. Nearer to the estate is Bristol Parkway, a smaller station with similar services. On the outskirts of the city is a large international airport - a shuttle bus service operates to and from Temple Meads.
Distance to GP: 1 miles
Distance to shop: 0.04 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 1 miles