Paragon Luxury Townhouse 7001
Townhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
THE PARAGON is a unique Luxury Townhouse in an historic Georgian Terrace in the very centre of Bath, with 4 gorgeous bedrooms, amazing views and space to graciously entertain a 10 person group. Close to Assembly Rooms and some of the most wonderful shopping & dining in all of England.
Only a short stroll to the Roman Baths and Bath's magnificent Abbey, The Paragon Luxury Townhouse is ideal for gatherings of friends and small groups wanting to spend time together in this World Heritage City.
There are 4 beautifully furnished bedrooms, comfortably set up to sleep 8 persons in either twin or kingsized beds and at a squeeze 10 guests.
There is one large family bathroom, one en suite shower room, 1 stylish wet room and a cloak room.
The elegant period Drawing Room provides looks out over the streets of Bath and provides a delightful space for entertaining or simply relaxing after a hard day of site-seeing and shopping.
A small enclosed seating area is right outside the front door, with historic benches where many of the denizens of Bath have sipped their champagne in the cool of the evening.
You will also be delighted with the stunningly designed kitchen, which is on the lower ground floor and opens from the lovely Formal Dining Room.
This is an elegant, but very quirky residence that is spread over six floors. PLEASE NOTE: The staircase is quite narrow and winding, so bear this in mind if you have small children or guests with mobility issues.
THE PARAGON is a unique property in the centre of Bath and will make your stay in Bath extra special!
Everything you could possibly require will be in the house, from TV's in the top bedroom and sitting room, DVD and WIFI, to lovely linens and towels. Speciality teas and coffees, as well as milk and cookies and other special treats are waiting for you upon your arrival.
PARKING: We have one FREE PARKING PERMIT to park one vehicle in the central zone near the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super-Mare 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Further details indoors|
This is an fabulous house in an amazing location with all its wonderful period features retained alongside modern facilities such as Flat Screen TV, DVD, Stereo and WIFI.
Everything you could possibly require will be in the house, from lovely linens and towels to tea, coffee and cookies. There is plenty of natural light and some of the most amazing views you could hope to see, while the many heritage sites of Bath are just outside your door .
|Further details outdoors|
You will be in the very CENTRE of BAth - everything you could possibly desire will be at your doorstop!
There is a two night minimum stay, with a three night minimum on Holiday Weekends.
This is luxury home, but older children of 10 years and above are welcome as long as they and their parents are well-behaved.
Please Remember that All Laura's Properties are Non-Smoking!
The West Country region
Bath is in a wonderfully central position in the Southwest, laying at the foot of the Cotswolds and at the gate to the Mendips. There are fascinating prehistoric and heritage sites fanning out in all directions - most in less than an hours drive. Here are some of the highlights:
To the South West:Stonehenge
Yes it looks exactly like the Stonehenge you have seen in pictures! But it is the real thing! Thousands and thousands of years old and no one really knows what its true purpose was or who built it. Exceedingly interesting audio guides and fine gift shop as well as outside tea shop serving yummy and comforting "rock cakes". There are many tours that include Stonehenge you will find in our Tours around Bath section.
Salisbury and Old Sarum:
On the route that will lead you to Stonehenge is the city of Salisbury, renowned for its amazing Medieval Cathedral, which is unique in Britain. Built entirely in the 13th century, between 1220 and 1256, its unity of vision is remarkable. Its beauty has inspired generations of artists, including Constable, to capture with paintbrush or camera, its famous spire, the tallest spire in England (at 404 feet), rising above the Salisbury meadows and the River Avon.
Just a few miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury lies Old Sarum, the original site of Salisbury. This is a massive Iron Age hill fort which was reused succeeding conquerors, including the Romans, the Saxons and the Normans, flourishing in medieval England. This dramatic site at Old Sarum contains the ruins of a castle, a Cathedral and Bishop's Palace. The Iron Age ramparts give fine views of the surrounding landscape.
Bath is the only place in England with real hot springs and since the dawn of time it has been the healing centre for England. The Romans did not discover the springs, but they made good use of them. They arrived in the area around 45 A.D., after sweeping across Europe, and were delighted to find the healing mineral hot springs and the gorgeous location for them to start a settlement. And settle they did! This location had everything to offer, from the natural hot mineral springs, to the verdant wooded hills, giving shelter, game, and necessary resources such as lead and coal. In addition, the settlement had its own Clairvoyant or Seer, so that the new city, called Aquae Sulis, became a spiritual centre as well.
This was a big city, like Rome, with stone walls, stone buildings with decorative porticos and mosaic floors, and with its mild climate, green and pleasant hills, became a major retirement centre for generals and senators. Its Roman heyday lasted for 400 years! The Romans left when their empire collapsed and the rest is history.
Today, Bath is a small, but cosmopolitan and lovely city. In the time of King George, the city fathers built many innovative buildings in a style that has come to be known as the Georgian Style. Bath is the birthplace of this once modern architecture. Now, with its architectural integrity and the golden hue of its stone, it is one of the jewels of Britain's heritage.
Set within the rolling hills of the most amazing West County landscape, Bath has become the perfect base from which to explore our English history. There are many nearby historical sites, all within 60 minutes of Bath: Stonehenge, the enormous stone circle at Avebury, the beautiful cathedral at Wells, the mysteries of Glastonbury, the National Trust village of Lacock, the perfect
Cotswold village of Castle Combe, the Cheddar Gorge, or Longleat, the spectacular home of the Marquis of Bath, as well as some amazing Castles in Wales - just 45 minutes away!
The new Thermae Bath Spa
Bath has a rich array of museums and galleries, from the famous Roman Baths to the museum of East Asian Art. Regular art displays are featured at the central Library in The Podium as well as the Holburne Museum of Art which houses a fine collection of 17th and 18th century art including the likes of Gainsborough.
Attractions, Museums and Galleries:
Roman Baths and Pump Room, Abbey Churchyard (01225) 477785
If you had only one place to visit in Bath - It should definitely be The Roman Baths. This is an amazing historical artifact, the remains of life in Roman times - 2000 years old! Your entrance fee gives you a well interpreted tour with audio guides in several languages as well as special audio guides for children. The Roman Baths are truly astonishing, much larger and more fascinating than you could ever expect. In July and August, the Roman Baths are open at night, when you can enjoy an extra special experience, with the Ancient Baths lit by torchlight.
New Baths: Thermae Bath Spa, Hot Bath Street (01225) 428126
Finally, we have the Spa! This is the fabulous new building housing a state of the art spa using Bath's natural hot spring waters. Everyone who has used the spa has been delighted with its facilities, which include spa treatments, steam rooms, restaurant and four bathing pools, the highlight of which is the roof top pool. Reasonably priced with no membership or joining fees.
No.1 Royal Crescent, Royal Crescent (01225) 428126
This fully furnished 18th century house makes an excellent starting point for a tour of this remarkable city. The Royal Crescent is a crescent shaped terrace of Georgian splendor that was the height of elegance in 1774. Most of the Georgian houses built in Bath were holiday lets for the wealthy visitors to Bath. When you visit this house you get to see what it would have been like to be one of those wealthy visitors - remember: this could have been your holiday home!
Assembly Rooms and Museum of Costume, Bennett Street (01225) 4777173
Built by John Wood in 1771, this magnificent building housed the new Ball Rooms and was the all purpose entertainment centre for the fashionable denizens of Bath. If you had been one of these fashionable people, this would have been where you would have spent your evenings, arranging your children's marriages, negotiating business deals, dancing and flirting - with a little gambling for good measure. The Assembly Rooms still serve as concert hall, meeting rooms, and even ball rooms to this day. They also are home to the Museum of Costume, which houses the history of fashion, from the sixteenth century to the present day. There is usually a fascinating special costume exhibit that is all part of your entrance fee to the Assembly Rooms.
The Jane Austen Centre, 40 Gay Street (01225) 443000
Author of such classic social satires as "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma", this museum is dedicated to the life and times of Jane Austen. Set in a smaller Georgian residence, such as one in which Jane Austen might have lived, the centre offers a snapshot of life in Bath during Regency times (Jane's life time) and explores how living in Bath affected Jane Austen's life and influenced her writing. It has a permanent exhibition featuring displays of the places from Jane Austen's Bath; her life and family; Regency Bath; film costumes; a delightful Regency Tea Rooms, and lots more.
Bath Abbey and Heritage Vaults, Bath Abbey (01225) 422462
Bath Abbey is a gorgeous and stately Cathedral overlooking the Roman Baths and Pumproom, but predating them by several centuries. Remarkable for its fan vaulted interior and for the angels of Jacob's Ladder decorating its exterior, this is a must for any history buff. A bonus for your visit to the Abbey would be its fine choir and organ concerts. Restored in the 18th century, the Heritage Vaults are cellars housing objects from this Abbey and all previous Cathedrals and religious monuments on this site, some dating from Saxon times.
Building of Bath Museum, the Vineyards across from the Paragon (01225) 333895
For those wanting to learn even more about the wondrous architectural history of Bath. This museum located in the lovely Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, celebrates the construction of Georgian Houses, from the Cellars to the Rafters!
Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road (01225) 318348
An interesting insight in to Bath's commercial & industrial heritage. The museum tells a story of the city's social history over the last 200 years. This is where you find out about the nuts and bolts of working life.
Holburne Museum of Art, Great Pultney Street (01225) 466669
Formerly the grand Sydney Hotel and surrounded by the Sydney Pleasure Gardens, which were a favourite respite for the likes of Jane Austen, who lived just across the road in Sydney Place, this is now the home of the Holburne Museum. It houses an exquisite collection of 18th century art and artifacts, including paintings by Gainsborough. It also has several special exhibits of artworks, both modern and historical.
Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street (01225) 477233
This gallery is housed in the impressive Guildhall and boasts works by Gainsborough, Sickert, Turner, Farrington and Barker, as well as hosting regular temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The modern gallery on the ground floor has ever changing, high profile exhibitions featuring various mediums including applied arts, photography and local works.
Museum of East Asian Art, 12 Bennett Street (01225) 464640
A small and perfect museum, filled to the brim with the finest examples of East Asian artifacts. This museum is one of the best interpreted museums in the world, and features a timeline comparison between Eastern and Western craftsmanship. This worthy museum is important to Georgian history, for fine chinese designs featured in Georgian dinnerware and textiles.
William Hershel Museum, 19 New King Street (01225) 446865
This is the modest house in which the famous astronomer (and musician), William Hershel lived in the 18th century and from where he made many important discoveries with his homemade telescope, including the discovery of the planet Uranus. You can learn about how the less-than-enormously-wealthy folk lived at this time, visiting his workshop and music room.
The American Museum and Gardens, (01225) 460503
You may very well ask, what is an American Museum doing in Bath? Well, it must be remembered that the American Revolutionary period is the Georgian period in England. This museum is in a spectacular manor house with landscaped grounds and gardens overlooking the amazing Limpley Stoke Valley. The Manor's rooms have been perfectly reconstructed to replicate different periods of American Colonial and revolutionary life. There is also a remarkable collection of American Quilts as well as featured textile and other arts-and- crafts related exhibits. Several events take place there each year celebrating historic points in American History or simply enjoying the American holidays.
TRAVEL TO BATH FROM BRISTOL AIRPORT:
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28 Jul 2014
"Lovely house in a perfect location"
A group of us stayed at the paragon for my hen weekend and it was so perfect. Well equipped, clean, comfy beds, and really close to the centre- we didn't need one taxi all weekend which was great… More
10 Jun 2014
we stayed at the Paragon on the weekend of the 30th of May for my Hen do. the house is very centrally located, all fixtures and fittings are beautiful and the house is quirky and fun. to have a base s… More
10 Dec 2013
"A charming and relaxing stay in a beautiful quirky historic house"
We were a party of 8 doing some early Christmas shopping in Bath. This unusual house is a really comfortable and unique gem. The décor is beautiful and the beds are extremely comfortable - it very m… More
6 Dec 2013
"Beautiful Townhouse in heart of Bath"
I've just spent a fantastic three days staying at The Paragon Georgian Townhouse. Based right in the heart of this ancient city I was staying with my wife and three other couples on a Christmas shopping trip.
I love old buildings and the owners have carefully restored The Paragon retaining some wonderful quirky listed features whilst bringing it up to date - and making it luxurios. Our bedroom had a wonderful en suite and the beds were the most comfortable I've ever found.
There were chocolates and a lovely personal note from the owners on our arrival and with lots of other welcoming touches we are going to make this an annual trip.
31 Oct 2013
"Do not be taken in by the photography!"
We were a group of 6 middle aged women who specifically wanted 4 bedrooms in the centre of Bath and so were taken in by the beautiful photography and videos of the property and booked for three nigh… More
The Paragon is a beautiful, well furnished property in the centre of Bath. Due to being in the heart of the city it can be lively in the evenings and is unavoidable if you choose to stay in the centre. The majority of groups love having Bath and all it's entertainment on the doorstep.
We endeavour to represent our properties as comprehensively as possible and this property is family friendly although not suitable for very young children.
We would ask you to read the other reviews here and on our website which are more representative of the property and the views of the majority of the guests.
1 Jul 2013
"Beautiful house, amazing location"
I arranged a hen do for eight of us and chose this house as I'd stayed previously for my mum's 60th birthday. The house is beautiful and was more than comfortable for all of us. It was great to have things provided like towels, toilet paper, dish soap and all sorts which a lot of self-catering places don't. And the added touches on top of that like biscuits, croissants, tea and coffee are just the icing on the cake. We all had an amazing weekend and are all thinking of excuses to go back!
19 Mar 2013
"Stunning townhouse in convenient town centre location"
We hired this townhouse after finding it on a google search for a hen weekend. Sometimes what you see isn't always what you get but this certainly is accurately represented on the website and was… More
7 Aug 2012
"MOST AMAZING VENUE TO STAY IN"
The house was perfect for a group. Plenty bathroom facilities. The added extra were very nice such as tea, coffee and biscuits. The biggest decision was picking the room to sleep in, they were all amazing.
14 May 2012
"Everything was perfect"
We stayed at the Paragon for a long weekend for my hen do and it was just perfect! The location of the house is so central, just minutes to the shops and bars. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished, beds were really comfortable.
Great for a leg work out too, 6 floors!!
Only thing I can say is there is a walkway next to the house so can be noisy late at night but it was probably us making the noise :-)
26 Aug 2011
"Upstairs Downstairs in Bath Townhouse"
Photographs looked good, right in the centre of Bath, 4 bedrooms, recently refurbished, internet, digital tv, luxury accomodation, it must be good. How can I go wrong ?Yep, right in the centre of Bath… More
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