Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
In the golden heart of classic Georgian Bath is a shimmering apartment for two with a tranquil terraced courtyard garden. Bask in the glow of this beautifully decorated home with handsome Georgian proportions and elegant period details. Surrounded by historic architecture, galleries, museums, fine restaurants and gorgeous boutiques, this wonderful apartment has the Midas touch.
The large elegant living room has lofty ceilings, ornate cornices, an antique chandelier and gorgeous muted gold papered walls. Tall sash windows with working shutters overlook the smart historic Queensbury hotel on a listed Georgian terrace complete with black iron railings and decorative balconies. Two large handsome sofas and a comfortable armchair surround a large grey marble fireplace with mirror over. There is a TV with DVD and a selection of films, books and games.
The bedroom is romantic, tranquil and similarly decorated in gold tones, with a 6'bed (which can be made up as a twin room with two 3' beds.) An antique wardrobe sits in a wide alcove with a central chest of drawers and an easy chair and iPod docking clock radio placed by the window with its sweeping drapes.
The apartment continues down three steps to a delightful curved lobby lined with bookish wallpaper, with doors into the bathroom, utility cupboard and kitchen.
The contemporary bathroom is fully tiled in travertine with a bath (with shower over), a hand basin and WC. There is a separate utility cupboard housing a combined washing machine and dryer, domestic appliances and shelf space.
The kitchen combines the old with the new, with an antique pine table and contemporary chairs to seat 4, in front of an exposed bath stone chimney breast. Surrounding this is a contemporary glossy cream and grey kitchen with a well organised array of crockery and cutlery. The kitchen provides an induction hob, an electric oven, a microwave, dishwasher, and a large Smeg fridge and small separate freezer. French doors lead out to a charming terraced courtyard garden.
The garden is a green sanctuary with bath stone walls, broad stone steps and mature trees and shrubs on 3 levels. You can hear the gentle chimes of The Christchurch on Julian Road. A store-room provides two folding outdoor chairs and a table for alfresco dining.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
Surrounding you are the splendours of Georgian Bath with the Assembly Rooms visible and The Circus and Royal Crescent only a minutes walk. Museums and galleries abound with The Fashion Museum and The Museum of Bath at Work at either end of the street. The city centre is on your doorstep with a great choice of shopping and entertainment and many more historic sites to explore. There are exceptional restaurants on the doorstep. Dine at The Olive Tree opposite, The Circus Restaurant on Brock Street, Casanis Restaurant on Saville Row past the Assembly rooms, or for a more informal bistro style try The Chequers on Rivers Street. In a maze of smaller streets close to the apartment are St James Parade or Margaret's buildings providing gorgeous boutiques, a hairdressers, barbers, chemist, florists, delicious delis, news agents, organic greengrocers and Cavendish Cooks with home cooked food to take away that can be pre-ordered.
There are frequent trains to London Paddington or Bristol and the Bath Spa train and coach stations are a 15 minute walk. Alternatively there is a parking permit provided allowing you to park on Russel Street itself or on neighbouring streets in resident bays on a first come basis.
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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7 May 2014
"Lovely apartment in great location"
The photos don't really do this apartment justice. It has a spacious living room with two large sofas, large bedroom with very comfy bed and good quality bedding and linen. The kitchen is well-eq… More
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