Ivythorpe Coach House is a luxury property that sits at the centre of the enchanting village of Freshford, 5 miles from the world heritage city of Bath in Somerset. Be in Bath in 10 minutes, by train or car!
It sleeps 4+2: one double bedroom, one twin bedroom (can be made up as double) and a fully sprung double sofa bed. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with shower. The newly converted listed 18th century Coach House is in the grounds of Ivythorpe House, itself a grade 2* historic country house, mentioned in Pevsner's 'Buildings of England'. The Coach House overlooks St. Peter's Church, and has an idyllic and uninterrupted view across the valley. The village lies at the confluence of the rivers Frome and Avon, and has wonderful views and walks across woods and valleys on the edge of the Cotswolds.
A 'boutique' home, Ivythorpe Coach House provides the highest level of amenities, comfort and style, including Cowshed products from the nearby Babington House, underfloor heating, and floor to ceiling glass doors to the garden.
Local amenities within 5 minutes walk include an award winning village shop and cafe, post office, and The Inn at Freshford, overlooking the river. The Coach House has its own garden area with wonderful views, and off street parking for two cars. Alternatively, leave the car at home and make use of the regular train to Bath from Freshford station, 5 minutes walk from Ivythorpe Coach House. !
Bath is a World heritage Site, and as well as the famous Roman Baths and Georgian Architecture, provides excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, and rugby at 'The Rec' for those that like it! Babington House, part of the Soho House group, is a 15 minute drive away.
Sites within an hours drive include Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat, Bristol and Wells.
Arrive by car or train.There will be wine in the fridge, a hamper of essentials, and a warm welcome.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Freshford 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
There's always something going on in Bath! Here are a few of them....
Bath Bachfest 20/02/2014 - 22/02/2014
The Independent Bath Literature Festival 28/02/2014 - 09/03/2014
Bath Fringe Festival 23/05/2014 - 08/06/2014
Jane Austen Festival 12/09/2014 - 20/09/2014
The Telegraph Bath Children's Literature Festival 26/09/2014 - 05/10/2014
Bath Mozartfest 07/11/2014 - 15/11/2014
Bath Film Festival 13/11/2014 - 23/11/2014
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