The Base Vegan Retreat Animal Sanctuary

Based in Bristol (the UK's Vegan capital!) our animal sanctuary offers the opportunity to meet graceful and enlightened beings who have been liberated from farming and neglect, or those just in need of a new home.

We are a not-for-profit. The care and feed of the animals is financially supported by a luxury guest cabin and donations.

Luxury Guest Cabin

The cabin is at the top of the garden, surrounded by animals with views and optional use of the outdoor spa area (extra charge). We also offer cooked breakfast and afternoon teas. Book your stay and enjoy a unique experience which also supports the costs of the sanctuary and our campaigning work.

  • .Luxury Cabin

    The luxury cabin with a view, set at the top of the garden amongst the animals. It has a spacious studio interior with L shaped lounger, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and adjoining kingsize bedroom.
    Full Kitchen
    £ 159 per night
  • Kingsize Ensuite

    Rooms in the Main House
    Kingsize ensuite with TV, fridge, capsule espresso and driveway parking. This is a separate room in the main house, not the cabin. Generally a 2 night minimum stay, but if you need a one night stay it may be worth messaging Jacqui on 07932728606.
    £ 70 per night

House Rule #1:

Animal derived food products are not allowed on the premises.

This includes meat, fish, milk, cheese, butter & eggs and food products containing such ingredients.

Whilst we accept innocent mistakes, flagrant breaches of this rule will be dealt with seriously. This is to protect the sanctity of our vegan retreat for all guests, current and future. A note about pet food.

The luxury cabin with a view, at the top of the garden, has an elevated position, the decked terrace gives open views of the mature gardens and dramatic sunrises over the rolling Cotswolds beyond. The cabin is a bespoke self build with a calm and spacious interior.

The entrance opens into a studio area which is open plan to the fully equipped kitchen. The studio area has a large L shaped lounger containing a double sofa bed and a private bathroom. There is a separate adjoining bedroom with a king size bed. Underfloor heating through out and a wood burner makes it warm and cosy all year.

The kitchen is fully equipped with espresso pod coffee maker, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Towels, hairdryer, iron and travel cot are also included as are other essentials like coffee pods, firewood and loo roll.

Breakfast & Afternoon Tea

We also provide vegan breakfast and afternoon teas, each freshly prepared to order by your hosts and delivered either to the cabin or in the gardens.

Cooked breakfast.

The cabin includes a fully equipped kitchen with an espresso pod machine, smart TV and underfloor heating throughout and a real wood burner. Very cosy in the winter. We are also fully licensed serving organic wines and prosecco, all vegan of course.

Small Animal Sanctuary

The animal souls living here take forms known as Rabbit, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Guinea Pig, Dog and Cat. Taking the time to see the individual in each one allows us to see 'who' they are. They roam free in the garden during the day, doing the things they need to do. We aim to make the whole place and guest experience testament to why putting animals first is the most beneficial thing we can do for ourselves, individually, socially and globally.

Children's Animal Picnic - available with afternoon tea
Jacqui with a liberated baby rabbit.

Our VIP animal guests are granted a free stay for life. It is central to what we do. Having someone to look after is good for the soul.
Although they are mainly an endearing nuisance, it is a pleasure to watch these lucky souls who have landed on their feet and are finally allowed to do the little things that make them who they are. Dirt baths, digging, sunbathing, having 'food fights' and playing territorial gangsta tag.

Animal Advocacy

Campaigning against our dominion over animals and promoting an evolution of humanity is an essential extension of our work.

Linda the turkey demanding her daily smoovin'
Fiaz enjoying being the centre of attention.

Exclusive Spa Sessions

Endulge in our new outdoor spa area where you can get warmed up in the hot tub, chill in the cold plunge and relax in the sauna. Chat, eat and drink in the sheltered pergola lounge whilst watching the rescued VIPs. Full details here.

Location

We are located east edge of Bristol, convenient for Bath. Just 20 minutes' drive to Bristol's vibrant city centre, and 30 mins to the picturesque and historic city of Bath.

Staying at The Base feels like you're in the countryside yet we are under 5 minutes' leafy stroll to the hidden Aspects Leisure Park with multi-screen cinema, restaurants with good vegan options, a pub, 10 pin bowling, gym and swimming pool! A few minute's further walk is Gallagher Retail Park with clothes shops, 24 hour supermarket, Subway, Starbucks and Costa Coffee.

Cock Road Ridge is on our doorstep and is ideal for taking The Dog out for a walk. It has tracks through meadows and wooded areas, hills and views.