Henrietta Garden Apartment
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Holidays are about quality time and precious days spent living well. At this wonderfully spacious and handsomely furnished contemporary apartment for up to 5, at an impressive Georgian address in Bath city centre, you will be assured of a top quality stay. You'll have the enjoyment of a large, quiet and luxurious family home with an attractive courtyard, along with the thrill of being in the centre of a famously beautiful and buoyant city.
The finely wrought Georgian architecture above is visible from this wide basement entrance, dotted with pot plants. The smartly tiled foyer leads to a huge, comfortable living area with 2 large sash windows. Three alcoves which would have housed the kitchen range and ovens in Georgian times, have been brought up to date with a 42'' 3D TV (with BT Vision and i-Player) on one side and a selection of movies and a music system with i-pad and i-phone docking on the other. In front of the central decorative fireplace are two sumptuous leather sofas to seat 6 and two leather bean-bags. There is contemporary art on the walls along with a long rosewood sideboard and drinks cabinet with fine glassware.
There is a lively sporting theme in the dining room with pictures and framed memorabilia of favourite events. The elegant mahogany dining table to seat 6 even converts to a pool and snooker table. Pretty sideboards store tableware and a selection of games and a tall sash window overlooks a serene private courtyard garden.
An antique desk in the corner of a wide corridor has wi-fi and a laptop. Further along is a small cloak-room with WC and hand basin.
The neat fitted beech kitchen with black granite tops is well organised throughout and includes a Dualit coffee machine. A large range-master cooker has a 5 ring gas hob and electric warming plate, along with two ovens and a pan drawer. Smartly housed are a large fridge and separate freezer, a microwave, a dishwasher and plenty of white crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
Outside is an atmospheric walled courtyard garden with planted borders that are surrounded by tall, handsome Bath stone buildings. A large circular outdoor table has 6 roomy seats and a large gas BBQ for enjoyable alfresco dining.
The downstairs bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with generous en-suite bathrooms. An indulgent master bedroom has a 5' bed and a leather 2-seater sofa from which to watch TV. Two fitted wardrobes, a long chest of drawers and a tall boy provide lots of storage. Past an arched window filtering light from the courtyard above is the vaulted en-suite. In this large cream and white tiled contemporary bathroom, is a large walk-in shower, a WC and hand basin with storage under.
Another large pretty cream bedroom has a 4'6'' double bed and a 3' single. Above a chest of drawers are a TV and Wii with a selection of games and children's books neatly arranged on a bookshelf. There is a long dressing table and a walk-in-wardrobe with shelves, hanging space and another chest of drawers. A large contemporary cream and white-tiled en-suite has a walk-in shower, a double hand basin with storage under, a long bath and WC.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The house has a great central location and Bath has many beautiful historic sites, wonderful museums and galleries, good restaurants, lively bars, great entertainment and absolutely gorgeous shops and all within a short level walk. The lovely 'Henrietta Gardens' city park is close by and pleasant to stroll through at any time of year. Book a show at the Theatre Royal, an evening at Komedia comedy club or a soothing session at the Thermae Spa. You can also take advantage of proximity to The Rec, home of Bath Rugby with the season running from September to May and matches every two weeks. Tel the Box Office outside the grounds 0871 721 1865 to book tickets up to 4 weeks in advance or visit www.seatexchange.co.uk for online tickets. There are also tennis courts in Royal Victoria Park, hot-air balloon flights and The Approach Golf Course where you can play 18 holes whilst taking in wonderful views of Bath and the surrounding hills. You can enjoy all the fun of the city, with great outdoors facilities.
A parking permit for 1 car is available to park your car in residents bays on Henrietta st or neighbouring streets in the zone. Alternatively the Bath Spa train and coach stations are less than a 10 minute walk (taxis available Tel. V Cars Taxis 01225 464646) with regular links to London, Paddington and Bristol Temple Mead.
Bath & the Best of the West!
The attractions of the World Heritage City of Bath, are well-known, but Bath is also a perfect base from which to explore the picturesque West Country of England. Located close to the M4 and M5 motorways, 1.5 hours by train from London and just over half an hour from Bristol International Airport, Bath is surrounded by several designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and many of the region's attractions can be reached within a short journey time from the city.
One firm family favourite is Longleat, owned by the Marquis of Bath and set in 900 acres of landscaped parkland. Longleat Safari Park is home to the famous Lions of Longleat and a full day of fun is guaranteed, as this attraction boasts not just the safari, but a maze, adventure park, Jungle Express and much more.
Heading slightly further west is the cathedral city of Wells with its narrow streets, abundance of historic buildings such as the moated Bishop's Palace and lively twice-weekly market. In the same direction you will find Cheddar Caves and Gorge where the world-renowned Cheddar cheese is made and the caves of Wookey Hole, home of the legendary Witch of Wookey – great for a rainy day underground adventure!
En route from Bath to Wells, you should not miss the mystical Glastonbury Tor, one of the most spiritual sites in the UK. Steeped in history and legend, the climb to the top is well worth the effort for the views across the Somerset Levels.
World famous Glastonbury Festival needs little introduction, however, it's always worth checking out what's on at The Royal Bath & West Showground on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet which hosts anything from antiques fairs to The Royal Bath & West Show.
To the south east of Bath lies Stonehenge, a majestic stone circle that has been the subject of much speculation ranging from how it was built to ceremonial significance. Audio tours are available on entry and it retains its magic whatever the season, but particularly around the summer and winter solstices. Around 25 miles away is Avebury, considered by many to be the most impressive of all remaining pre-historic earthworks in Europe.
For outdoor enthusiasts there is a wealth of walks, cycle rides and boating opportunities with cycle and canoe hire readily available. Bath is an ideal base for sporting aficionados, whether as spectators or participants when attending events such as rugby or football matches, Badminton Horse Trials, Castle Combe Circuit or perhaps taking a trip down to the coast where you will find Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events for the 2012 Olympics were held.
Last but by no means least, neighbouring Bristol with its iconic suspension bridge, floating harbour, SS Great Britain, vibrant street life and home to famous street artist, Banksy, should not be missed.
Whatever your taste, stay with Bath Holiday Rentals and our helpful, knowledgeable staff will assist you in planning your perfect stay in the West Country.
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5 Apr 2014
Worth easily a 5 but for trying to find a parking space and the steps down to the apartment. The photos and description do not do this apt justice it's something else. Furnished to a very high st… More
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