I am looking to rent a cottage this December over to holidays for up to 2 weeks to, well basically, skip Christmas. I've been to the UK several times before, twice to London and once to northern England. I have heard Bristol is lovely and was wondering if it might be a nice place to rent a little cottage to hibernate for a couple of weeks while still having access to groceries and internet (for movies and music)?
I don't know much about Bristol other than its maritime history. Is it a friendly place? Is it a walkable city? Are there taxis if my rental is not in downtown Bristol?
My budget won't be too large but I also won't be looking for anything too fancy. Really, I would just like to be in a friendly place, where nobody knows me, that's accessible and easy to get around, has some nice things to look at and allows me a comfortable place to write and listen to music... And maybe on a occasion visit the local pub.
Thank you :)