South West England

South West England is the largest of the country’s nine official regions. It stretches from the Isles of Scilly at the south-westerly tip of the UK up through Cornwall and Devon to Gloucestershire and Wilshire at its easterly border. The largest cities in the region include Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter. The National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor sit within South West England, with other key visitor attractions being Cornwall, with its beautiful beaches and fishing villages, Stonehenge, and the historic city of Bath.

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A harbour with colourful boats in Cornwall, South West England

Where is South West England?

South West England constitutes the region from the south-westerly tip of England (the Scilly Isles and Cornwall) up to Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Bournemouth in the east. It has the longest coastline of any English region (700+ miles), which overlooks the Bristol Channel, English Channel and Celtic Sea.

Population of South West England

The population of South West England was estimated at 5.6 million in 2019. Despite being the largest of England’s nine regions at 9,200 square miles, its population is one of the smallest.

South West England regions

South West England is made up of seven counties: Bristol, Cornwall (and the Isles of Scilly), Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. We take a look at these below.

Clifton Suspension bridge in Bristol, South West England

Bristol

Bristol is the largest city in South West England and is also one of the seven counties that make up the region. Bristol University and the University of the South West of England bring many students to the city, while media, electronics and aerospace industries are the main economic drivers in the city and surrounding areas.

Cornwall (incl. Isles of Scilly)

With its rich history of mining and fishing, Cornwall attracts thousands of visitors each year. It’s a favourite destination for many Brits holidaying in the UK, thanks to its mild climate and outstanding beaches and countryside. The only city in Cornwall is Truro and the region boasts its own language, which has seen a major revival since interest grew during the early 20th century.

Devon

Neighbour to Cornwall and great rival when it comes to cream teas (scones with jam and clotted cream), Devon is also a tourism hotspot. It boasts a similar landscape of moorlands, rugged coastlines and pretty fishing villages, with Exeter as its principal city. The collection of resort towns along its south coast have become known as the ‘English Riviera’.

Dorset

The ceremonial county of Dorset includes Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and Dorset. Dorchester is the county town but much of the region has a low population density, with more than half of its area designated an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bath in South West England

Gloucestershire

Named after its historic principal town Gloucester, Gloucestershire also includes the popular towns of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud. It boasts large areas of outstanding natural beauty, including a large area of The Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale.

Somerset

A largely rural county, Somerset includes a wealth of beautiful landscapes, including those of the Mendip Hills, Quantocks and the Exmoor National Park. Somerset’s two cities are Wells and Bath – both of which boast historic cathedrals and the latter of which was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a landlocked county bordered by Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset and Dorset. Trowbridge is the county town but the region is probably best-known for the ancient stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury, which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

South West England Cities

Bristol is the largest city in South West England, with a population of around 430,000 people. Other principal cities include Exeter, Bath, Gloucester, Bournemouth, Wells and Plymouth.

Reviews in South West England

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Keep clean every where and add some car park

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Review Date Nov 2021

The location is great and convenience.however there were some unhappy issues happened in the past 3 months, someone pushed my intercom during the midnight, this situation happens weekly, it’s really ridiculous.
Another issue is that many young teenagers paying bicycles and scooters in front of Tannery House and Twin house, they distributed the residents and the destroyed some facilities, however no one stop them. I hope these cases will be improved in the future.
More over. No car park is another big issue.

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The public area is very dirty, as well as the life in the Tannery House. the cleaners are not doing good every day. There are much excrement of the dogs in front of the apartment apartment, it looks bad.
Moreover. too many cars just park in the public area between Tannery House and Twin House. It’s not too good.

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All apartments are well Furnished , it’s really good.

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My dishwasher doesn’t work at all, I call Bosch to repair it, however the engineer said that there are some components were missing, so that can’t repair. Customer service Joni said that she will order a new one for me, it takes more than 1 months already, I am waiting for the new one soon.

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Thank you for your review Nicole. I would welcome to discuss your repair experience and invite you to call me on 0208 825 1069.

Comfortable, clean and modern.

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Review Date Nov 2021

Overall it’s ok. Some seagulls during the summer (loud) and there are not a lot of restaurants and bars immediately on our doorstep, which makes it quite quiet. Pub and restaurant areas are just 5-10 min away.
2 convenience stores can be found right on our doorstep, which comes in really handy.
There was some antisocial behaviour from a group of young kids but that has been resolved.

Not the most picturesque but definitely comfortable.

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The building itself is great. Everything seems to work and its clean. Windows and walls are well insulated, we barely hear anything from our neighbors or the street. The bike storage with bike tools and cleaning station is really helpful. The indoor patio brings a lot of light in, could be a bit greener but I’m just nitpicking.

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Nothing, everything was on great shape and as better than expected.

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I personally haven’t raised anything but Im aware the bike shed door wasn’t locking and they have looked into it.

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Really pleased to hear that you are enjoying your stay with us and love the area as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, I appreciate it .

Good place

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Review Date Nov 2021

Transportation is convenient and not too noisy

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Good living environment, the lobby and corridors are cleaned regularly. The apartment is stylishly designed.
But sometimes it is found that the garbage is not collected, and there may be cars packed at the door of the garbage room.

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If you don’t have a car, you first need to know the transportation package

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If tenants is problem, they need to respond quickly

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Thank you for your feedback Wilson, it is appreciated. We have indeed found this to be a ongoing issue at the site with regards to the waste collections, please rest assured that we are working with Bristol City Council and also with the Management Company for Redcliff Quarter to ensure this is addressed and to resolve the issue with regards to unauthorised parking onsite.

Great place

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Review Date Nov 2021

-Convenience and easy to travel to everywhere.
-Too noise at Midnight

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-Lack of facilities of playground for children
-Design is good and modern
-Recycle items: need to provide more bins
-property management: cleaning service is poor, such as outside of window cleaning which is prefer if they can provide monthly cleaning

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Good place for living and transport to everywhere. We also have a good neighbour and community team to share living tips. We always get in touch with our neighbours and arrange gathering activities monthly.

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Quick response to inform contractors to fix issues

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Petrel, we welcome your comments. If I can be of any assistance please call me on 0208 825 1069.

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