House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Live the high life at this spacious and contemporary apartment for 14 (or up to 16 with sofa bed) in central Bath. Perched above a fashionable restaurant (opening in March 2014) with fabulous city views and a thriving night-club scene a stone`s throw away, you`ll see why Georgian Bath became the hottest ticket outside London for its top combination of shopping, fashion, entertainment, high society, eye-catching architecture, and health benefits from the thermal spa waters.
The grand apartment in a listed Georgian building has been given a contemporary makeover in pavilion grey, with an impressive staircase leading up to the large open plan living and dining room, sociable kitchen and 6 bedrooms, all with their own small TV and DVD.
The living room is great for gatherings, with high ceilings and three tall sash windows with glorious views of distant hills, Grand Bath stone terraces, Sham Castle and Bathwick Hill on the eastern slopes of the city. Below are gardens and buzzing outdoor terraces when the restaurant is open. There are stylish sofas to seat 12, one of which is a sofa-bed and additional pouf chairs for extra seating. Above a marble lined decorative fire-place is a large TV with DVD and deep alcoves on either side hold a selection of books, games, films and Wi-Fi. At the other end, a large oak table seats 14 with comfy leather dining chairs for all.
The sociable fitted kitchen has oak floors and a wood-look surfaces, with a large central island and breakfast bar with stools for 5. There is an electric hob with oven, a large fridge with separate freezer, a dishwasher and lots of storage. Turn up the sounds on a retro radio with ipod docking and mix cocktails by a large white dresser with an extensive collection of glassware and crockery. There are lively views of the city streets with handsome Bath stone buildings, vintage shop fronts and café society.
The striking staircase continues up to the second floor with 3 bedrooms and a shower room at this level, all with views. The first charming bedroom in grey and sage has two 3` twin beds that zip and link to become a 6` bed along with an easy chair that doubles as a fold-up bed. This room has a fitted wardrobe in one alcove, beside a pretty decorative fireplace and small hand basin in the other, with a couple of small chests for storage and a small TV with DVD. The next spacious room in grey and taupe is a triple with three 3` beds, two of which can zip and link to be a 6` double. It has a fitted wardrobe with shelf space, along with a chest of drawers with TV over and shoe storage with mirror over. The third double bedroom in grey, silver and turquoise is sweet, with a 4`6`` bed, a silver chest of drawers with TV over and a little alcove to hang clothes.
This floor has a small contemporary tiled shower room with walk-in shower, small hand basin with some storage under and WC. Housed in an under-stairs cupboard next to the shower room, is a washing machine combined with drier.
The top floor under the eaves has 3 bedrooms with views over the rooftops to the surrounding hills. On this level is a family bathroom and a small shower room. The first bedroom is a smart twin room in grey and charcoal with two 3` beds that zip and link to become a 6` double. There is a fitted wardrobe with several chests of drawers and a small TV over a decorative fireplace. The next spacious twin is in grey and green with 3` beds that zip and link to become a 6` double. In this room is a fitted wardrobe with several chests of drawers and a small TV over a decorative fireplace. The final cosy and compact double room is decorated in grey and heather with a 4`6`` bed with chest of drawers and small TV.
The spacious family bathroom has double stone hand basins set onto a small grey dresser, a bath with shower handset and WC. Additionally, there is another small contemporary shower room with corner shower, hand basin and WC.
It is difficult to be more central and everything truly is on your doorstep. George st is adjacent and is lined with night clubs, restaurants, galleries, shops and wine bars. Close by is Milsom Street, Bath`s main shopping thoroughfare, which leads down towards the Pump rooms, the Roman Baths, thermae spa and Bath Abbey and in the opposite direction is the famous Circus and Royal Crescent, set in front of lovely Royal Victoria Park where you can enjoy miniature golf, botanical gardens, hot air balloon trips and a children`s outdoor play area. Whatever you choose to do, shopping, sightseeing or entertainment, most pursuits are a pleasant stroll of about 5-10 minutes away from your flat.
A parking permit is provided allowing you to park 1 car in resident bays on neighbouring streets. Charlotte Street car park is also a 5 minutes` walk away or the park and ride bus stops around the corner from the property. The Bath Spa Railway and bus station are a 10-15 minute walk
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Availability Your dates are available
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11 Aug 2014
"Thankfully I found this Needle in the Haystack !"
If you are looking for glamour, comfort and privacy then look no further than The Haystack. I stayed here for a friends Hen Night and it was perfect! The location - excellent and views over Bath stunn… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review. Sorry you had trouble with the dishwasher. Please don't ever hesitate to phone me during your stay as we will always ensure to find a solution for you with a matter or urgency. Take care and hope to see you again soon.
15 Jul 2014
"Great location and lovely property"
The Haystack is a beautifully presented property located right in the heart of Bath. The thermae spa, abbey, shops, bars and restaurants are just a short walk away. The kitchen and dining facilities w… More
Thank you so much for writing a review. We have taken on board your comments and I have amended the directions to make it even more clear for future guests. Helpful to know.
14 Jul 2014
"Excellent house, brilliant position, highly rated."
We stayed here for a stag weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. There were 13 of us in total and everyone had a proper bed. The lounge was plenty big enough to house everyone. A little ne… More
13 Jul 2014
"Overpriced. not good value for money!"
OVERPRICED. This property may appear very luxurious but certainly did not offer value for money! Stayed with a group of 12 ladies on a Hen weekend. Only 2 bathrooms and a VERY small shower room! No… More
Sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your time at the property. We have taken your comments on board and any of your points have been actioned. There is double glazing on the windows but the property is such a great central location with everything on your doorstep that I am afraid it does come with city center noise. Sorry once again it was not as you had hoped for.
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