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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Perfect Georgian Cottage for Girls Get Togethers and Family Celebrations in Bath.
Completely refurbished in January 2013, Benson Cottage is the perfect place for a get together in beautiful Georgian Bath. This hidden gem in a quiet pedestrian street is just three minutes from Milsom Street and a short level walk to all the main tourist attractions of Bath. From the outside it is a pretty Georgian cottage, but step inside and you find an exciting open plan interior, beautifully furnished to sleep up to 8 people in comfort. The original Georgian front door opens into a fabulously equipped kitchen dining room. This is the place for celebrations meals around the large wooden table seating up to 10. Glass doors lead through to a charming sitting room with a chaise longue and two huge comfy sofas. There 32" TV with DVD player for relaxing after sightseeing or a night on the town. We have a great library of paperbacks and DVDs. The ground floor separates the two sleeping areas, making the house perfect for hen parties, re-unions and family gatherings. The upper floor is flooded with light from a large lantern window and attractively decorated with funky wallpaper and cushions. This area is partly open plan with two generous single beds that can convert into a luxurious super king. All our beds are handmade by a traditional English company using natural fibres with high quality sprung pocket mattresses. We have ultra soft feather and down duvets and pillows with Egyptian cotton, satin stripe sheets, ensuring comfort and luxury. Folding double doors lead through to the second bedroom overlooking gardens, with two singles or a super king bed. The contemporary drench-style shower room with WC makes the upstairs area perfect for a family, two couples or four friends.
Downstairs from the kitchen dining room is a third large, luxurious bedroom, beautifully decorated in soft colours with vintage furniture and accessories creating a cosy, sumptuous atmosphere. There are twin beds that can be made up as a super king and a pretty day bed with a pocket sprung mattress. If you have an extra person, we can put a fold up bed in this room too without it being too cramped. The contemporary bathroom has a double ended bath with shower. There is oodles of hot water, white fluffy towels and personal toiletries so everyone can shower or bath in comfort before an evening out in the town. If you are planning a longer stay we have a washer drier under the stairs with a warm hanging area for drying off wet coats. Outside is a small vaulted area.
We welcome hen parties and families but regret we do not accept bookings for stag parties.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or London Heathrow 28 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa Railway station direct line from London P 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
About this location
The Somerset region
The West Country region is known for its beautiful countryside, traditional villages with thatched cottages and old pubs and a stunning coastline. Near to Bath you can drive to the beautiful villages of the Cotwolds, Tetbury, Stowe-on-the-Wold and many others. Longleat House with its wildlife park is less than an hour away. The exciting city of Bristol offering all types of cultural opportunities in the arts, theatre and excellent shopping is only ten miles drive or a short direct train ride.
Bath is a UNESCO world heritage city, renown for its superb mellow Georgian Stone buildings and historic Roman Baths. The Thermae spa offers rooftop all season outdoor bathing in the natural hot springs which brought the Romans to Bath. Relaxing in the warm water overlooking the rooftops at sunset is a treat never to be forgotten. The Spa can be booked for treatments, swimming in the indoor pool, or complete packages including meals, rooftop bathing and therapies.
River trips up to Bathampton Mill are delightful on summerdays or evenings. Strolling around the town, visiting the famous Royal Crescent, the skyline often filled with hot air balloons, Bath Abbey and the fascinating Roman Bath remains is a delightful way to spend a day or two in the town. There are numerous small fascinating museums all in easy walking distance of the cottage. The town is known for its wide selection of independent shops, particularly for fashion and vintage finds not available in most highstreets. The best of the chains can also be found in Southgate near the stations which is the newly developed area, perfect for shopping trips with friends.
There are bars and restaurants to cater for every taste and occasion, all close to Benson Cottage so you are never more than ten minutes from home. The newly extended Waitrose is a few minutes easy walk away if you are planning meals at the house. Specialist cheese and wine shops are nearby for gourmets and there are several great cafes less than five minutes walk for breakfast.
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27 Jan 2015
"Great place in central Bath"
Bath is not cheap and looking for a place for a girl's weekend in January we came across Benson Cottage which seemed like the best deal. It's in a very central location (not good for people … More
6 Jan 2015
"Great place to stay"
My brother booked this cottage over Christmas and I joined him with other family members for a family get-together. The cottage is central, really well equipped and very well laid out with lots of spa… More
27 Nov 2014
"Perfect for a girls weekend break"
We stayed at Benson Cottage last weekend for a hen weekend. There were 9 of us split between the two bedrooms and sofa bed. The accommodation had beautiful decor, was well maintained and perfect for… More
2 Sep 2014
"Great value for classy accommodation"
8 of us stayed at Benson Cottage for the weekend (two nights) to celebrate my best friend's hen weekend. The booking process was easy and efficient and Sam (the owner) was very helpful and always… More
25 Aug 2014
"Brilliant Bank Holiday Retreat"
A group of 7 of us stayed at Benson Cottage for a 4-day break over the August bank holiday weekend and it was fantastic!Initially we had another house booked for our short stay but we were let down at… More
15 Jul 2014
"Benson's Beyond Brilliant...!!"
Booked the cottage for 10 of us for a 2 night stay hen weekend. From the moment I made the first inquiry to arriving on the day, Sam the owner was fantastic. The little things went a long way. Bread,… More
2 Jul 2014
"Stunning cottage in a brilliant location"
I booked Benson Cottage for a hen do of 9 and none of us were disappointed. Sam (who was very helpful and accommodating) was there to great us along with a bottle of wine, some fresh bread and some ja… More
2 Jul 2014
Me and eight girls stayed here for my best friends hen weekend in April, the location was fantastic and Sam (the owner) answered all of my questions quickly and with lots of detail and advice for our … More
13 Mar 2014
"Everything we hoped for and more!!"
We recently stayed at Benson Cottage for my best friends Hen party. Having arranged the weekend in secret, the hen was blown away by the perfection of Benson Cottage! The beautiful decoration, style, … More
2 Mar 2014
"Brilliant quirky cottage for a city break"
We spent a few nights in benson cottage for a hen party and it was brilliant and the owners/manager were very helpful. The cottage is located within 5-10 minutes walk from everywhere including the spa… More
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