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4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
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Self contained apartment in our big eco veggie house. One bedroom with a double bed, ensuite toilet/bathroom with a bath tub and shower (accessed through the bedroom), open plan kitchen with a fridge + electric hob + microwave and sitting/sleeping space for extra people. Ideal for a couple with a child or two. 10 miles from Bath and Bristol.

The space

What makes it unique... What doesn't!! You won't find many places like this (in England at least)... It's more like a West Coast USA house as seen in Lloyd Khans amazing books (look him up). And there's an adjacent scrapyard! And many different facets within the site - beautiful vegetable garden, craftsmen... feel free to get involved if you want.
Another part of the site is populated by friends engaged in Circus, Theatre and Prop work for places such as Glastonbury, Boomtown festivals etc.
This is separate to the house as is the scrapyard and you would never know there was so much going on around you. Our last visitors remarked that what they found most noticeable, was the silence in the morning - no city noise or light pollution here!
This is our family home with a cat and the accompanying chaos of a disused quarry that is home to around 15 people living in trailers and cabins etc almost all employed in creative industries.. If you're looking for somewhere fastidiously neat and tidy or you're scared of spiders it's not for you but if you like what you see, we'd love to have you here :-)
This apartment , although part of the main house, is a private and very relaxing place. Feel free to mingle with ourselves and other guests in the rest of the house or enjoy a quiet and peaceful break on your own.

Guest access

You will have the whole apartment to yourselves and it's balcony, it is accessed via our main door and the atrium. You can use/sit in the atrium, as well as the garden and the rest of the main house

Interaction with guests

We are happy with interaction or no interaction :-). Please yourselves and feel at home .

Other things to note

Coffee and tea included in the price of the room.
We cook vegan in the house and offer meals at an extra cost, £4/person for a hot breakfast and £8 for dinner. At least a day's notice is required, please ask for details if you're interested.
We rent out other rooms in the house, so if you're looking for a space for more people, please get in touch.
We ask that no meet is cooked in the house.

Our full address:
Rockaway House
Eastcourt Rd
Temple Cloud
BS39 5BU

If you're driving you can find us via GPS/sat nav as United Vans or Cloudhill Commercials or Quarry Garage, although please note our lane has a funny angle and you can't turn into it coming on Eastcourt Rd from the A37 direction.
Coming south from the A37 from Bristol, it's better to turn left in the village of Temple Cloud into Temple Inn Lane (opposite Texaco garage). Follow the road through the houses and down the hill into the countryside and you'll come to a T junction, at which you turn right. Follow the windy lane until you see a huge industrial unit (Oakus) on your left, then take the next right into Eastcourt Rd under the bridge. Follow the road up the steep hill and sharply round to the left. After about 500 meters you'll see a right turning up a very steep hill with a hanging sign saying Cloudhill Commercials and a wooden one for Rockaway Hose. Follow the track up the hill and sharply to your right and the house will be in front if you at the end of the driveway. Park on the right hand side if possible.

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Extra people $9 AUD / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Strictly no smoking.
If you have a dog, please don't let it out in the rest of the house.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - We let out 2 other rooms in the house, so there might be noise from other guests. Also, the space is inside of our house, where we work in the daytime
Pet(s) live on property - One friendly cat


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

121 Reviews

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Sasha User Profile
July 2017
The place was beautiful, surrounded by nature and interesting art/decor. We were only disappointed that we didn't get to meet the hosts/creators of this place! Would recommend to travellers in the area!

Justin User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at Marta's place. The grounds are very unique and Marta was an accommodating host.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay here. It is a little secluded oasis but close to lots of places. The apartment was lovely and Rockaway house was very interesting too. Thanks Marta.

Sophie User Profile
October 2016
We loved our little getaway to Rockaway. The most amazing home and even better hosts! The apartment itself was great, everything you need. Breakfast was very delicious we would highly recommend! Such a friendly and welcoming home, would recommend to everyone! We can't wait to stay again! Thank you

Heath User Profile
October 2016
Had one of the best experiences here, little out of Bath and we arrived in the night, it was a little tricky to find the spot. Then we opened the door to a mini paradise of art, knick-knacks. The hosts were lovely, the house is amazing, your room is very separate from the main area so it is really private too. Definitely recommend!

Tracy User Profile
July 2016
Marta was a very welcoming host. Nice to have a kitchenette when travelling.

Neet User ProfileNeet is a superhost.
May 2016
We stayed at Marta's for only one night (unfortunately as we would have like to examine all of the curios and explore Temple Cloud more). We found the apartment clean and well stocked and Marta welcomed us warmly. A really interesting place - would recommend staying longer than one night!

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Temple Cloud, United KingdomJoined in August 2014
Marta User ProfileMarta is a superhost.

I moved from Poland to the UK in 1998 and lived in London until a couple of years ago when I met my partner Mark and ditched the city to become a country girl. I always loved the countryside and spending as much time outdoors as possible, so the only thing that could make me happier is to be able to make a living out of it! We have plenty of space to share in the house where we live with Mark's daughter Tess and her boyfriend Chris and their two cats. Up until I moved here I was always planning the next trip to somewhere, I spent nearly half of my time traveling. I loved discovering new places and going back to the familiar ones, changing the scene, the climate, the food, the people... but now I just can't get enough of staying at home!
I enjoy gardening, films (I worked in a cinema in London for 15 years), reading (many different things), live music, vegan cooking, exercising, but also just good old house keeping - cleaning and improving the space and making people feel good in it.
I try to keep a healthy lifestyle and be as self sufficient as possible.

We also rent out apartments in Morocco, Essaouira, so please get in touch if interested!

Languages: English, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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