King's Circus Apartment
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Who could miss an opportunity to stay in one of Bath`s most famous buildings? This lovely central apartment for two is a Georgian masterpiece. Filled with light from immense floor to ceiling windows, spacious and serene with marvelous views, this is a wonderful way to experience a glorious era in architectural style.
Designed 250 years ago by John Wood the Elder, The King`s Circus (now known as The Circus) is an outstanding building. The interior of the apartment`s spectacular main room was used to impress and entertain guests and has lost none of its impact. Lofty ceilings, ornate cornicing, grand marble fireplaces and huge shuttered windows overlooking The Circus would draw admiring glances. At the other end of the room, a beautiful glazed bay overlooked a rural idyll of walled gardens, mature trees and green hills surrounding the city. Grand folding wedding doors divided the room for more intimate gatherings.
Elegantly adapted as comfortable contemporary accommodation, the living area has two generous sofas either side of the handsome decorative fireplace. There is a small TV with DVD, CD player with I-pod and I-phone connection and Wi-Fi along with a small selection of books. An antique style dining table seats up to four. The bedroom area has a 6` sleigh bed, chest of drawers and large built-in wardrobe with additional shelving which is large enough for luggage along with utility items. There is an appealing chaise placed in the curved bay window with a reading lamp. The folding wedding doors can be closed to create a peaceful retreat.
A vast sash window lights up a compact period style fitted kitchen with polished granite worktops and stone flooring. With a cup in hand, you could linger by the windows for hours. The kitchen contains an induction hob, an electric oven and separate grill, a microwave, a small fridge with freezer compartment a small dishwasher, a washing machine combined with dryer, and plenty of kitchen equipment.
The glossy tiled cream and terracotta bathroom is smartly arranged with a bath (with hand-held shower attachment) a large corner shower, a hand-basin with shelf area and WC.
The Circus is very central and as a result is surrounded by interesting museums and galleries, great restaurants and bars, lovely shops and boutiques. Nearby are historic sites such as The Royal Crescent, The Assembly Rooms, The Roman Baths and The Bath Abbey. St. James`s Square close by has a newsagents, deli and coffee shop, organic greengrocers, chemist, florist, hairdressers and delicious pre-cooked gourmet take away meals from Cavendish Cooks. There is a range of evening entertainment at the Theatre Royal, The Komedia comedy club, The Little Theatre Cinema or pampering at the Thermae Spa. You could coordinate your visit with one of the many festivals in music, literature and food or perhaps take a hot-air balloon flight from adjacent Victoria Park. Everything truly is on your doorstep.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
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.
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