About us

LOCATION

The best location for Bristol office space to let, for those seeking a relaxed working environment, but requiring easy access to their customers & suppliers in the city, and throughout the south-west and beyond. Situated in the open countryside, but within minutes drive of Bristol city centre, Clifton and the industrial areas of Ashton and Winterstoke Road. It is situated within the idyllic town of Long Ashton.

ESTATE HISTORY

Long Ashton lies in the picturesque countryside just outside Bristol on its south western side. It is a popular commuter area, with access into the centre of bristol or clifton within a few minutes.

Long Ashton Business Park now occupies the site of a farm complex which has existed for over 750 years. It was originally the home of Baron Jeon D’Ashton, who was the first lord of Ashton Phillipps (the original manor of long ashton).

Three of the buildings are named after Baron D’Ashton’s other manors – Ashton Theynes, Ashton Lyons and Ashton Merietts. The name of Ashton Phillipps has otherwise been reserved.

The site has a colourful history. Sir Richard AP Meryck who owned the manor in the 15th century sponsored the Cabot voyages to the new world in 1497 and 1503. Some historians are certain America was named after him.

Later the manor was acquired by the Smythes of Ashton Court and became the dower house to Ashton Court Mansion, and re-named “the Lower Court”. The widow of Sir Hugh Smythe went on to marry Sir Fernando Gorges who became the Governor or New Somersetshire, one of England’s first colonies in North America. With their removal back to Ashton Court, the lower court lost its prominence and became the home farm to the Ashton Court estate.

In 1947, the estate was broken up to pay death duties and Lower Court Farm was sold out for single ownership after over 300 years.

The redundant farm buildings were renovated in 1989 to become Long Ashton Business Park.

STYLE

Farm buildings retaining much character converted into commercial property units to let. All units are fully contained, centrally heated and have their own front doors at ground level.

USE

Category B1 planning. No manufacturing.

TENANTS

Media, marketing, IT, electronics, construction, healthcare, beauticians, retail brands, surveying and much more.

LEASES

We offer a standard commercial property lease of up to 10 years with agreed break/review dates as required. Assignments/sublets of existing leases are sometimes available for shorter periods.

RENT

By negotiation. Rents are very reasonable for Bristol commercial property of this type.

SERVICE CHARGES

Low by industry standards. Currently around £3/sq ft. p.a. Each unit pays its fair share of the running costs of the commercial property estate. This includes heating oil, electricity, insurance, maintenance of common parts, window cleaning, waste disposal etc. Telecommunications are not included.

BUSINESS RATES

Payable separately to North Somerset Council. However most businesses here do not have to pay anything at all.

BROADBAND

Fibre optic broadband is available.

PARKING

Parking is free and allocated and is dependent  on office size. There is plenty of free visitor parking.

ACCESS

Unlimited 24/7/365 access with security gate control outside normal business hours.