Grange Lodge, Portishead | By appointment
Address: 5 St Peters Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6QY
This development is currently under construction and is open by appointment only.
Portishead lies on the coast around thirteen miles north west of Bristol. It looks out over the Severn Estuary across to the Welsh coastline and the Severn Bridges. You can see much of the Victorian influence in the town particularly in the High Street with its mix of shops.
Portishead's history dates back to the Roman times with its name deriving from the phrase 'port at the head of the river'. Situated on the Bristol Channel coastline, the town first rose to fame when the deep-water dock was built in the 1830's, facilitating international importing and exporting businesses. Many years on, the dock has been well preserved and is the centre of the area's urban renewal programme.
The new marina offers many opportunities for sailing, but if smaller boats are more appealing you can hire a row-boat at the Lake Grounds, one of Portishead's several Conservation Areas. Lake Grounds is an ideal place for relaxing, picnicking, watching cricket or bowls, or even playing pitch and putt with the grandchildren!