2 bedroom flats to rent in Bristol: Best developments

Bristol is a city beloved by its residents for its creative, independent spirit. It regularly features among the best places to live in the UK, and has been voted the happiest city in the country. With a diverse population of people from all backgrounds, Bristol boatsts a vibrant arts, culture and music scene. Verified residents have provided their feedback on some of the city’s newest property developments. From their reviews, we’ve created our list of the best 2 bedroom flats to rent in Bristol.

What’s it like to rent in Bristol?

Bristol is a great city to rent in, with a variety of new rental-only developments providing a wealth of choice for renters. The city has a population of just less than half a million, and is small enough to navigate with ease. Everything is within easy reach and it has a friendly, community-focused atmosphere that residents pride themselves on.

Bristol is popular thanks to its great quality of life and ease of access to London and other major cities. While the cost of living is high compared to some cities, it’s much cheaper than London. Estimates suggest living in Bristol is around 17% cheaper than London overall. The cost of renting is the most significant saving for Bristol residents, with rental costs in Bristol up to 47% lower than renting in London.

The rental market is thriving, with a growing list of options for 2-bedroom flats to rent in Bristol. The private rental sector provides a wealth of options, while a number of new rental-only developments are appearing. Popular areas including Harbourside, Temple Meads and Finzels Reach are all subject to new developments.

Is Build to Rent right for me?

Build to rent can be a great option if you’re looking for 2-bedroom flats to rent in Bristol. The developments tend to be modern, with high specification fittings and décor. The properties are made to rent, rather than to sell, and as such they’re designed with tenants in mind.

Features of build to rent developments can include on-site management teams and communal working and socialising spaces. Some also include perks like health clubs and spa facilities, concierge services and inclusive Wi-Fi.

Build to rent properties can also cater for a variety of tenancy lengths. Longer tenancies, sometimes up to five years, are more common with build to rent properties. Some may also be available with short-term tenancies. Build to rent apartments tend to work out slightly more expensive than the traditional rental sector. However, with the numerous perks and services included, build to rent packages can be an attractive option.

Living in Bristol

Bristol regularly features among the best places to live in the UK. In 2019, the city was voted the UK’s happiest city. The city’s crime rate is the second lowest of all the major UK cities. The city centre has the splendid River Avon snaking around it, plenty of green spaces and well-maintained streets. All these factors add up to make Bristol a pleasant place to live and work.

The city is within easy reach of stunning scenery and rolling countryside. Just a short distance from the city centre, the National Trust’s Leigh Woods nature reserves sits beside the meandering River Avon. The charming villages of The Cotswolds are also easily accessible, as are the dramatic Devon coastline and the rolling Mendip Hills.

The city has excellent shopping and a great choice of restaurants, cafés and bars. There is also plenty of historic architecture and picturesque scenery, with numerous public parks and the famous landmark, Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol is a highly accessible city, with the M4 and M5 nearby and a regular, reliable train service from Temple Meads station. Trains take just over an hour and a half to reach London Paddington.

2 bedroom flats to rent in Bristol: Best new buildings as rated by tenants

It’s time to reveal the best new build 2-bedroom flats to rent in Bristol. Verified residents have reviewed each building on HomeViews. They give their feedback on everything from design and facilities, to the management team, services, location and value for money. Take a look at the list to see the very best buildings for 2-bedroom rental flats in Bristol.

The highest-rated rental development for two-bedroom apartments in Bristol is Box Makers Yard. The development offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, either furnished or unfurnished. The apartments come with options including courtyard or city views, extra storage and private balconies or terraces. A range of flexible tenancy lengths is available, from short-term tenancies up to five years. Furhter perks for residents include the communal lounge, the air-conditioned gym with weekly fitness classes and the private rooftop dining suite with its outdoor terrace.

Box Makers Yard is situated close to the city centre and just moments away from Temple Meads Station and Castle Park. The bars and restaurants of King Street and the Harbourside are also within easy reach.

Read reviews and details of Box Makers Yard, BS2

Redcliff Quarter takes second place in the list of two-bedroom apartments in Bristol. This mixed-use development has 128 rental-only apartments and is less than half a mile from Bristol Temple Meads station.

Residents facilities and services include a communal roof garden, a 24-hour concierge and cycle storage. Queens Square is only a short walk away, as are the city centre shops, bars and restaurants. Residents praise the superb design of the apartments and the convenient, central location.

Read reviews and details of Redcliff Quarter by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

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4.04 (27 reviews)

Third-placed Hawkins & George is set in Finzels Reach, right in the heart of Bristol. The development includes a mix of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments. There are local bars, restaurants and coffee shops right on its doorstep. As well as the convenience of local amenities, residents have access to 24-hour assistance from the excellent management team.

Reviewers highlight the superb location right in Bristol city centre, the on-site facilities including the gym and work areas, and the stylish, modern design.

Read reviews and details of Hawkins & George, BS1

Invicta is rated the fourth-best building for two-bedroom apartments in Bristol. This residential development is located on Bristol’s popular Harbourside. Various waterfront attractions, including an excellent choice of bars and restaurants, are within easy reach. The shops and nightlife of the city centre is also less than half a mile away.

Residents mention the superb Harbourside setting, the well-designed accommodation and the attentive management team.

Read reviews and details of Invicta by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

Rounding off the top five two-bedroom flats to rent in Bristol is Canons Gate. This rental-only development is located in Bristol’s sought-after Harbourside. Features of the development include balconies, landscaped communal gardens and open-plan living rooms. The popular Harbourside area has numerous bars, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions.

Residents of Canons Gate highlight the generous proportions and modern styling of the apartments, and the development’s sought-after location.

Read reviews and details of Canons Gate by A2Dominion Rental Only, BS1

We hope our list of the best 2-bedroom flats to rent in Bristol has helped you to learn about life in this exciting city. If you’re considering a move to Bristol, click through to our dedicated area guide below. From there, you can read more about the city, and find great rental opportunities across the city.

Bristol is located in the South West of the UK but it has great transport links throughout the country. It also has an airport close to the centre. Combining city and countryside living Bristol is one of the most popular cities for Londoners looking Read more about Bristol

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