The Coach House, Bath
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Coach House is a 4 star 'Gold', luxury two bed cottage in a private courtyard on the edge of Bath, built in early 2013. Just like our other properties, the Saltings (174775), the Old Workshop (252945) and Mulsanne House (274673), the Coach House is finished to a very high standard, ideal for a romantic get-away, a relaxing break or a base for all the many sights of the area. The accommodation is flexible, so the property is suitable and cost effective for between one and four people. Amongst the many compliments from the 2013 English Tourist Board inspection were, "outstanding levels of housekeeping were demonstrated".
One of the main attractions of the Coach House are the stunning views at the rear of the river Avon and the beautiful hills surrounding Bath. John and Jane's efforts with their previous properties has resulted in overwhelmingly positive reviews, with many guests writing long letters of thanks which include such comments as "the best beds we have ever slept on" and "to a much higher standard than any self catering property we have ever stayed in". Jane and John have been determined to finish the Coach House to an even higher level and the initial reaction is this has been achieved.
Solid oak flooring, skirtings and architraves add an immediate feeling of quality, quickly reiterated by the sumptuous feel of underfloor heating. There is a luxury oak painted kitchen, an ensuite shower room and main bathroom.
The bedrooms can be made up as doubles or twins, making the property suitable for any combination of guests from 1 to 4. A single person, one couple, two couples or parents with 1 or 2 children or a group of friends. Just let us know. If you use only one bedroom, the costs are less!
You can walk to the river Avon and a super riverside pub from where you can take a beautiful boat trip into the City of Bath. The surrounding countryside is easily accessed, by car, public transport, bike or on foot.
The courtyard in Batheaston is just on the edge and ten minutes drive from the City of Bath. The luxurious four bed 'Mulsanne House' and the other properties can also be rented in conjunction with this property if you have a large group. Please enquire for details or look at our website www.stay-in-bath.co.uk .
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super Mare 72 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 35 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
It's hard to overstate just how brilliant the area is as a year round destinantion, with Bath at its centre. It's almost unrivalled in the quality and amount of entertainment and activities it offers for young and old alike.
The beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and Mendip 'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' offer plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, walking, cycling or just chilling out.
Country pubs, Michelin starred restaurants, historic buildings, great nightlife, festivals all year round - what more could you want?
Use Batheaston as a base or as a destination in its own right.
Access is from the M4 from the East or M5/M4 from the South or North. Bristol airport is within 45 minutes drive and the Bristol-London rail line provides regular services to Bath Spa station, which is an inexpensive bus or taxi ride from Batheaston.
Bath is a World Heritage tourist destination, its history dating back to pre Roman times. It is now acknowledged as the second most popular tourist destination in England and the 4th most popular in the UK.
Renowned Georgian architecture rivalling that of Paris, Venice or Rome has been enhanced in recent years with the addition of the £45+million Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal spa, featuring the natural mineral waters which first attracted the Romans, who named Bath, Aquae Sulis. The http://www.thermaebathspa.com offers every kind of luxury pampering experience, including the open air roof top hot bath, which is not to be missed.
But it's not just about history and architecture.
Bath has some of the best shopping, eating and drinking experiences to be had.
The Southgate shopping area has all the aesthetic appeal of Georgian Bath with its traditional Bath stone buildings, but it was all built in 2009! It features all the quality brand names housed in impressive style buildings and complements the famous Milsom Street and the myriad of streets, alleyways and passageways housing many unique shops and designer boutiques.
When it comes to food, the choice spans everything from grand Michelin starred restaurants to wonderful family owned bistros cooking the best local produce. Amongst some of the best known names are Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's Italian" and Carluccio's in Milsom Place and Michael Caines at The Priory, as well as a huge choice of other eateries including an authentic Sushi restaurant, wonderful tapas and a quirky Nepalese dining experience. You will be further spoilt for choice by the massive selection of Indian, Chinese, Italian, French, Far Eastern and British food on offer.
After your meal, Bath's evening entertainment is similarly diverse. Our number one recommendation and that of Trip Advisor is the 'Bizarre Bath' comedy walk. This is a brilliantly funny experience and is listed in Trip Advisor's top 10 of 'things to do' in the whole of Europe! The Theatre Royal, Komedia comedy venue or the Little Theatre, showing those hard to find films are popular choices or enjoy a sophisticated drink at Hall and Woodhouse. You can round off the night with a boogie at one of Bath's many night clubs.
At almost any time of the year, Bath is host to a huge number of festivals. These include the world famous 'Bath Music Festival', the 'Bath Food Festival' and many others covering comedy, banjo, guitar, street performance, costume and so on.
Many of Bath's visitors come just to explore the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, whilst the Abbey, the Circus, the Royal Crescent and the Assembly rooms are just a few of the sights you can catch from one of the many open top bus tours.
Or you can spend the day on the look out for the famous! Amongst those known to either live or spend time in and around the City are Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, John Cleese, Van Morrison, Midge Ure, Manolo Blahnik and Jonathan Dimbleby .
Batheaston provides easy access to all those delights but is also a destination in its own right. Situated at the foot of Solsbury Hill, made famous by local resident Peter Gabriel, the village nestles at the end of the Cotswold Way. Bordered by the river Avon, where you can fish, take a boat ride or enjoy a waterside drink and a bite to eat. Or why not be adventurous and take in some 'wild swimming' at the fabulous Claverton Weir? It's an easy cycle or good walk from Batheaston and is a gorgeously beautiful place and one of Britain's best wild swimming spots. Also easily walkable is the Kennet and Avon canal, with its immensely popular 'George' public house, right by the water. Or wander up into St Catherine's, a valley so beautiful, Jane Seymour made it her home and welcomed the likes of Robbie Williams and other celebrities. The Saltings has already welcomed a couple of 'celebrities' to stay, but discretion is assurred so we won't say who. Other 'stars' who appreciate Batheaston's qualities and have made it their home include Ian Holloway the manager of Blackpool football club.
Batheaston has a fascinating history, much of it reflected in it's many ancient Cotswold stone buildings, some of which you can see in the courtyard where the Coach House is situated. Between 1909 and 1912, Batheaston was the refuge and home of the suffragettes. The most famous, Emmeline Pankhurst, was amongst many who helped establish an arboretum in the village as a symbol of their hopes for political equality.
Within a short drive of the village you can visit Castle Combe, often claimed to be England's prettiest village (check out the motor racing circuit too!) and Lacock, a National Trust owned historic village which featured in the Harry Potter films. Longleat Safari Park is an easy 30 minute drive.
Post office, pubs, traditional English fish and chip shop, mini supermarket, chemist, newsagent and hairdresser can all be found in the village, just a few minutes walk from the Coach House.
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6 Oct 2014
"Lovely place in a quiet location"
This cottage is very well presented and in a great location for visiting Bath. It is furnished to a high standard and is very clean. One very small gripe is that none of the sheets fitted the mattress… More
Hi Jo. I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage and sorry for the couple of small issues. I don't understand why you didn't get the joining instructions - it would be difficult without them! Debbie, the housekeeper, always tries to ring guests as a back up, to make sure everything is ok, but doesn't always get through - perhaps that's what happened here. I will speak to her about the sheets. It's a new one on me - I know the beds have very deep mattresses, but the sheets should fit them. Hope to see you again, when we will try to be perfect, as we always do :-)
21 Jul 2014
"A perfect getaway"
The Coach House was a gorgeous two-storey house which had a wonderfully modern yet cosy open plan kitchen diner and sitting room. Out the back window were stunning views over the Bath area.The propert… More
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to write, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you might come and see us again - there is certainly plenty to do in Bath - we still find new things every week, after 25 years and more!
19 Jul 2014
The coach house has been finished to a high standard. Good location to get into bath, local taxi man nigel very good. 2 lovely double bedrooms, nice sized kitchen which very well equipped and lovely … More
Well, 'brilliant' is a great compliment to receive, so thanks very much indeed. We are glad you appreciated our little touches, which we try hard to include when we can. Hope to see you again, perhaps in Mulsanne House, now you have been tempted by the garden! :-)
28 Jun 2014
"Stylish and Comfortable"
The Coach House is an attractive two bedroomed property in a courtyard with a few other holiday rental properties -larger and smaller -of similar style and facilities just outside Bath. There are ampl… More
Thanks. Really appreciate you taking the trouble to write :-)
17 Jun 2014
Great house - lovely location with a beautiful walk/boat ride into Bath, Everything very smooth and easy. Would have liked at least a small outside space to sit as the weather was lovely when we wer… More
Hi, thanks for the comments and the stars and glad you enjoyed it so much. Sorry we don't have any outside space apart from the car parking area and courtyard at the front, but you obviously found the Bathampton Mill just down the road where you have a lovely riverside spot to indulge in when the weather is nice. And of course to catch the boat from, which, as you say, is a lovely experience. Looking forward to seeing you here again.
31 May 2014
"One of the best."
A wonderful place to stay, everything you could wish for, just had 4 lovely days ideal place to stay and visit Bath,everything is taken care off to make your stay enjoyable including fluffy towels to … More
Thanks so much for that kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the bed. We went to town on all the beds as we think they are very important and we've had many comments about them being the best they've ever slept on. Hope to see you again sometime. John and Jane.
28 Apr 2014
"Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view"
We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kitchen and living area are) is gorgeous, overlooking the river and countryside. We cooked in the cottage both nights and found everything we needed to make dinner. We even made use of the games available in the living area later in the evening. We requested a later checkout on our departure day which the housekeeper was very kind to grant us and which we really appreciated. Would definitely stay again!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, liked the view and found everything you needed. Your positive comments mean a great deal to us and we would love to see you again. Best regards, John and Jane
7 Dec 2013
"Very nice but..."
We found this holiday rental very nice, it's clean, spacious, has good parking spaces, and is ideal for catching the bus into Bath, and although the main road at the top of the drive can get busy… More
We have had some anguish reading your review and we are sorry your stay wasn't as perfect as we always wish it to be for our guests. We were aware the tiny LED lights around the bathroom mirror couldn't be switched off as the previous guest had broken the switch. We couldn't access a replacement in time for your stay but felt the faint glow from the mirror was not enough to cause any issues and might actually be a help as it would guide someone to the bathroom at night, perhaps negating the need for the main lights. No-one has ever mentioned lights disturbing them before and indeed many of our guests have said they have experienced the most comfortable sleep in their lives in our beds, so we didn't think it was an issue. But now you have raised it we will look at some blinds behind the doors. The ventilation system noise is a puzzle as it's not something we have experienced and nor have any of our guests. Normally the boost would only come on when cooking, so we are sorry it disturbed you. We are also shocked you could hear anything from next door, as the building has this year passed the very latest noise test for building regulations, which is extremely stringent. We can only surmise the guests in the adjoining property were very noisy indeed as again, this is not an issue which has ever been raised before, our most regular comment being how peaceful and quiet the place is. We are pleased you appreciated the cottage's other qualities.
3 Dec 2013
I've just come home from a weekend staying at The Coach House and all I can say is 'Wow!' We have lots of girlie weekends away and this is by far the nicest place we've stayed. The… More
WOW! Thanks for such an enthusiastic review, we really appreciate it and it makes all our hard work worthwhile. We would love to see you again and give you an equally memorable stay in Bath. John and Jane
27 Nov 2013
Beautiful accommodation ideally situated for Bath. We holidayed with my sister who has cancer and one of the things on her bucket list was a visit to Bath to do the spa. This was perfect and she real… More
How kind of you to write and we are very pleased you had a good time. All our best wishes to your sister and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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