House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Feel debonair in this smartly tailored Victorian town-house for 7 (and up to 8). Situated in a tranquil, residential avenue, only 5 minutes from the Bath Spa train station and city centre, this handsome house is the suave solution for a savvy city break. Awarded 5 star gold by the Tourist Board.
All the original features of this period house have been retained with the added buff and polish of a stylish, contemporary renovation. The Living room, dining room, kitchen and courtyard flow seamlessly throughout the ground floor with 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms over 2 floors above. Decorated throughout in caramel, smoky grey and gleaming with dark wood, glass, silver and glossy finishes, this sophisticated home is beautifully presented and very comfortable.
The sociable living room with cast iron decorative fireplace and tall sash windows, has a large corner sofa to seat 6, a wide armchair (also a single sofa-bed), a further seat and wall mounted TV with DVD. The glamorous dining area has a large table for 8, a sideboard with sparkling mirror and lamps and two further alcove cupboards. The large, contemporary fitted kitchen has glossy white units and central island (with 2 comfy bar chairs) topped with caramel coloured stone. Floor to ceiling bi-fold doors let light stream in and lead out to an enclosed courtyard with decorative black iron table and chairs to seat 8. Steps lead up to a sun terrace and steep sloping garden.
The airy and well equipped kitchen has a 5 ring hob, 2 ovens, microwave, wine cooler, small fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer combined, along with plenty of storage.
On the second floor, the Master bedroom has a pair of elegantly draped sash windows overlooking church spires and large bath stone homes with their long planted gardens. A matching pair of smart black easy chairs enable you to peruse the view at your leisure. This spacious room also has a large wardrobe and chest of drawers with a small TV and two 3â€™ beds (which zip and link to become a 6â€™ double). The contemporary ensuite has a fully tiled shower, WC and small hand basin.
This floor also has a large glamorous black and taupe bathroom, with a large bath (with rainfall and handset shower over), double hand basin with storage under and further storage in an alcove cupboard beside an original fireplace.
The third floor has a spacious landing with a rich, dark wood desk and chair. Three further bedrooms lead from here. One large romantic double room with city-scape views, has an ornate black and cream wardrobe and matching tallboy, with a dressing table area in an alcove. Two 3' beds can zip and link to become a 6' double.
Another cosy taupe and grey bedroom has an original cast iron fireplace with bath stone surround and mirror over. The room has a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and an easy chair. Two 3' beds can zip and link to become a 6' Double.
The final room is a pretty single, with a 3' single bed, small wardrobe and chest of drawers.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||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 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
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.
The local facilities in Widcombe Parade are very good and include a newsagent, chemist, a couple of coffee shops, hairdressers, florists, and several pubs, restaurants and Indian, Chinese and American takeaways. The nearest supermarket is Sainsburyâ€™s or else Marks and Spencers on the high street is 5 minute walk away. The City has many historic sites and museums and galleries, as well as great shops, bars and restaurants and is easily accessed from the end of St Mark's road and across the road leading you to the Bath spa train and bus stations at the bottom of the high street. Bath Narrowboats rent barges and bikes to explore the city or the Kennet and Avon canal and towpath. After all the activity, pamper yourselves in the piping hot pools of the Thermae Spa, or enjoy a night at The Theatre Royal or Komedia Comedy Club.
The property comes with a parking permit for 1 car allowing you to park in resident bays on St Mark's road or on the neighbouring streets. Alternatively the Bath Spa train and coach stations are less than a 5 minute walk away.
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