Set in the heart of the delightful world heritage city of Bath, this large period property offers a unique experience to sample 'Georgian' living at first hand. Elegantly furnished and sympathetically restored, the house retains many Georgian characteristics and offers spacious, comfortable holiday accommodation on five floors. It also boasts a surprisingly large terraced garden complete with summerhouse.
A gentle 2-minute stroll brings you to all the amenities that Bath has to offer, including unique shops, fine dining, outdoor cafés, architecture and museums, a thriving indoor and outdoor theatre culture, and not forgetting the newly refurbished spa baths, with its wealth of treatments and award winning roof top pool. There are many parks and gardens to relax in, and guided open top bus tours take you out to the perimeters of the city to soak in the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
For days out further afield, there are many National Trust properties within the area, notably Stourhead and Dyrham Park, and within an easy drive you can reach the delights of Cheddar Gorge and caves, Glastonbury, famous for its Tor, cathedral city of Wells, Longleat House and Safari Park, and The Cotswolds. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
Lower ground floor: Living room. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Ground floor: Kitchen with gas Aga cooker, Dining room with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Main living room with wooden floor, gas powered "open fire" and original features with adjoining "withdrawing" room. Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link). Third floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment, bidet and toilet.
Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas Aga. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Piano. Enclosed garden with summer house, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas BBQ. Lockable garage (1 small/medium car), 8 minutes' walk. Pet free of charge. No smoking.
NB: There are 20 steps and slopes in the garden.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Bath is the gateway to the West Country of England, and is an easy 90 minute train journey from London, Paddington, station, whilst also 40 minutes drive from Bristol Airport. The quieter pace of life and the friendly welcome of local people makes a visit truly memorable.
Bath is a wonderful small city to stay in, with one of Britain's top regional theatres within 10 minutes walk of of the property as well as a wealth of excellent eating places, along with clubs for the more energetic. Country walks are also easily accessible from the house, either along the canal or up into the surrounding hills.
For lovers of beautiful cities, Bath is hard to beat. The grandiose Neo-classical Palladian crescents, terraces, and squares spread out over the surrounding hills and set in its green valley are a demonstration par excellence of the integration of architecture, urban design, and landscape setting, and the deliberate creation of a beautiful city. Not only are individual buildings such as the Assembly Rooms and Pump Room of great distinction, they are part of the larger overall city landscape that evolved over a century in a harmonious and logical way, drawing together public and private buildings and spaces in a way that reflects the precepts of Palladio tempered with picturesque aestheticism.