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The Saltings, Batheaston, Bath Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Saltings, Batheaston, Bath

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 47 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

The Saltings is a four star rated Grade II listed one bedroom cottage with an interesting history dating back to the 16th century. Up to around 100 years ago it was used as a place to salt the meat for what was then a butcher's shop on the high street, part of the same building.The conversion to a high quality holiday let was completed in 2011 by the owners, John and Jane Moon.As well as retaining as many of the original period features of the property as possible, John and Jane have enhanced the building's character through careful use of stone and wood to create a unique and very comfortable, character property, ideal for couples looking for a romantic or relaxing break or a single person seeking a peaceful haven.The secure car parking space in front of the cottage is just one of the features which makes the Saltings high on convenience. There is a bus stop on the High Street outside the courtyard, so you don't even need a car, the journey into Bath being about ten minutes.

The Saltings is a four star rated Grade II listed one bedroom cottage with an interesting history dating back to the 16th century. Up to around 100 years ago it was used as a place to salt the meat for what was then a butcher's shop on the high street, part of the same building.The conversion to a high quality holiday let was completed in 2011 by the owners, John and Jane Moon.As well as retaining as many of the original period features of the property as possible, John and Jane have enhanced the building's character through careful use of stone and wood to create a unique and very comfortable, character property, ideal for couples looking for a romantic or relaxing break or a single person seeking a peaceful haven.The secure car parking space in front of the cottage is just one of the features which makes the Saltings high on convenience. There is a bus stop on the High Street outside the courtyard, so you don't even need a car, the journey into Bath being about ten minutes. You can walk directly in about 35 minutes or take a leisurely stroll or boat ride from the nearby River Avon.

Location description from owner

The England region

Bath is at the centre of an almost unrivalled tourist area which offers year round entertainment and activities for young and old alike.The beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and Mendip hills offers 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 10 minute bus or taxi ride from Batheaston.

Batheaston

Bath is a World Heritage tourist destination, its history dating back to pre Roman times. It is 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 Thermae Bath Spa 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 new Southgate shopping area features all the quality brand names housed in impressive Georgian 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 family owned bistros cooking the best local produce. Amongst some of the best known names are Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's Italian" 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. 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 Saltings.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
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House rules

We have put much care into the property and would ask you to treat it respectfully, returning it to us as close to how you found it as possible, thanks :-)

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About the owner

John and Jane M

Tourist Licence
617701

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Aug 2016
Years listed:
5
Skype name
edisonmoon
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jul 2011. Located in Bath, it has 47 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £458 to £500.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Aug 2016.

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“Perfect Honeymoon Location”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2016

My husband and I arrived Sunday 3rd April, to find The Saltings was everything that we had hoped it would be and more. It is an immaculate cosy cottage, which was an absolute pleasure to return to, after spending our days exploring Bath. The local bus into Bath passes every 15mins and we were also fortunate enough to, have the weather to enjoy the boat ride too. We will definitely be booking to stay at The Saltings in the future, not just because there are still places in Bath that we would like to explore, but because we just loved curling up and relaxing away from everything in this beautiful cottage.

We are tingling reading your review. :-) It makes us feel very happy that we made your honeymoon so special and the Saltings suited you so well. Looking forward to welcoming you again. John and Jane

“Excellent cottage - a real home from home”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2015

The cottage was excellent, everything you could ask for to make your stay comfortable & relaxing. The welcome pack was a very nice touch & the comprehensive "making the most of your stay" information very helpful. It really is the perfect base for exploring Bath without having to worry about driving - the bus stop is right outside & the buses are frequent.

Thanks for the review Duncan. We are pleased you found our guide useful. We have stayed in many other properties where they are out of date, so we make sure ours is updated regularly so it is useful. It's also a good excuse for us to try out many of the delights of Bath to make sure they come up to our standards :-) Hope you are able to visit us again sometime. Regards John and Jane

“Lovely cottage stay near Bath”

Reviewed 31 May 2015

Lovely cottage that suited our needs very well for a week (2 adults and a toddler). We thought it was a pretty cottage, decorated in a lovely style and had all the amenities we needed, for our first week of travel in England. The spiral staircase is a bit of a pain to negotiate with luggage, but guess that only happens twice during the week. It was nice to be a little away from Bath itself.

Thanks Lynley. Pleased you enjoyed the Saltings and made the most of the area, including Badminton! Regards, John and Jane

“Beautiful cottage in a great location!”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2015

The Saltings cottage is a wonderful place to stay! The decor & feel is great, so peaceful. You are welcomed with fresh bread and stocked up with eggs, butter, drinks & milk too. Just down the road is Bathampton Mill which was a pleasant meal. We took a lovely stroll along the canal into the city of Bath for the day, so much to see and do. I would recommend to anyone booking themselves a break here!

Thank you very much for the review - we really appreciate it! Glad you like the location - we are lucky to have the Bathampton Mill so close - it's even better in summer, so come and see us again :-)

“Fantastic - Enjoyable Stay”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2015

The Saltings is just the perfect little cottage! Great location, with space to park your car & leave it for the weekend. Access to the center of Bath is so easy, there is a bus stop right outside of The Saltings & the numbers John & Jane left for the taxi company were very useful. Taxi arrived promptly and was very reasonably priced. The cottage is very cosy & perfect for a weekend get away. The facilities were great, we chose to eat out one evening & cook at the cottage another. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be more than happy to return in the future, in fact it is highly likely we will! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Thanks Natasha. It sounds like you enjoyed the Saltings to the full and we are pleased you had such a good time. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Regards, John and Jane

“Beautiful, homely cottage. Great location”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2014

I booked The Saltings as a suprise birthday weekend for my boyfriend. Loved the location, all so friendly in the area. The cottage is very well equipped, very snug - the oven unfortunately did not want to play. We would book to go back. Thank you

Hi. Glad you had a nice time with us. Sorry about the oven - it just decided to stop working while you were there, which was unfortunate for you. All fixed now but we realise it's not great when it happens to you. It was perfectly fine immediately before your stay but faults can happen anytime. Anyway, we are pleased you would like to book again. :-)

“Fantastic cottage, cosy, warm and welcoming”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2013

Lovely cottage just on the outside of Bath town centre roughly a 5 minute drive. Great views surrounding the cottage. W ould definitley return to the cottage. Nice and secure just off the road and very convinient with a country feel.

Thanks for taking the trouble to write, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! :-)

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