Bath’s city centre is a treasure trove of shops, culture and beautiful buildings. It is a hive of vibrant activity and is easy to navigate, making it a great spot for visitors.
The central streets are home to many independent small businesses as well as a range of high street stores. Visit the recently refurbished Southgate area of Bath and have a wonderful modern shopping experience with a wide variety of stores and eateries, as well as unusual things to look at, such as the hanging displays, the colourful phone boxes and the central square area where you will often find pop up stalls, big screens showing off sporting events and more.
in Stall Street and Union Street, you will find tempting offers for confectionery, jewellery and accessories. Following these streets will bring you through the town and towards the iconic sights of Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. Here you will also find street performers and many photographic opportunities.
Beyond these main streets there are unique pedestrian-only passageways with an eclectic mix of smaller retailers, offering the perfect gifts to bring back as souvenirs of your trip. Head down one of these to find Sally Lunn’s where you can sample a real Sally Lunn Bun and visit the museum.
Bath is home to The Corridor, one of Britain’s first indoor arcades and the newer Milsom place, just off of Milsom Street, where you will find designer fare and a whole host of restaurants to whet your appetite.
The city centre isn’t just home to shops. Pulteney Bridge is right in the heart of the city, which was famously used in Les Miserables. Bath has many parks and gardens such as Sydney Gardens, Victoria Park and Henrietta Park. Bath also has many museums and galleries, including the Jane Austen museum, complete with guides in period costume, the Fashion Museum, the Holburne Museum and so many more.
If you are interested in staying in the city centre and having all these attractions on your doorstep, take a look at some of the properties in the city centre available for you to make your home for a few days.
From Nespresso to Nintendo, The Apartment, Bath is an excellently-located two-bedroom apartment in central Bath.
The first bedroom is a large, bright double bedroom with king size bed (or twin beds on request). The open fireplace and large sash windows are elegant original features and south-facing views take in the length of Ralph Allen Drive and Widcombe Hill. At the rear of the property, the second bedroom is a well-proportioned double bedroom, featuring a comfy double bed, original fireplace and built in wardrobe.
The homely lounge is flooded with light from the large, original south-facing 16-pane sash window. The room hosts an extendable dining table and chairs, designer sofa (which can convert to a sofa bed) and a feature armchair. Brimming with technology, the lounge is equipped with satellite TV, blu-ray player, Nintendo Wii and wall-mounted 40” Samsung LCD TV.
A well-equipped and cleverly designed galley kitchen features high-end integrated appliances to meet your every need, including a built-in double oven and sleek induction hob, full suite of cooking facilities and an integrated NEFF fridge with ice-box. A Nespresso machine and milk frother are provided for that much needed espresso or cappuccino to kick-start your day. And there is a washer dryer, so you can pack a little lighter!
The newly renovated bathroom features a large walk-in rain shower with separate handheld spray. A chrome towel rail is complemented by a lit, motion-activated mirror cabinet featuring de-mist function and integrated razor/electric toothbrush socket.
This gorgeous two-bedroom holiday home in central Bath is ranked in the ‘10 Best Holiday Homes in Bath’ by Booking.com and consistently rated positively by guests.
The Paragon is a wondrously quirky Georgian Townhouse located in the bustling heart of historic Bath.
Arching over the ancient steps that lead from Roman Road down to Bath’s Artisan Quarter and Walcot Street, this listed building has been described as “like a Landmark Trust house but more beautiful.”
Packed full of original features the house sleeps 8 in four double bedrooms and is spread over a total of 6 floors. Up to 2 extras sleep in comfortable day beds in the larger rooms.
Awarded a special Gold by VisitBritain for 2018 / 19 and with the kitchen in the original vaults below street level you could not find a more original or characterful property for your special stay in Bath.
To be found just a few minutes’ stroll from Bath’s spectacular city-centre attractions, The Bird, Bath (previously The County Hotel) has re-branded to fit in with its distinctive new personality as part of the Kaleidoscope Collection. Owned by seasoned hoteliers, Ian and Christa Taylor, The Bird is a name that better reflects the vibrant transformation of the hotel, which has already seen refreshed public spaces, additional bedrooms, a new bar, relaxed restaurant and meeting spaces, as well as a much-loved pop-up beach bar for summer.
Now with 27 en-suite bedrooms featuring every home comfort, many have far-reaching views across the cricket and rugby grounds to Bath Abbey, with the rolling hills of Bath and beyond.
Breakfast is served in a lovely bright dining room, which overlooks Bath Abbey and opens into the conservatory, where morning coffee and afternoon tea can be enjoyed, while the Taylors have also created a wonderfully eclectic neighbourhood bar with relaxed food offering, designed as social hub for work or play. A space for freelancers to work, friends to meet for coffee or a relaxed dinner, there’s a bar for seasonal drinks and various seating areas centred around vast contemporary pieces of art. A separate meeting room also provides a creative space for workshops and get-togethers, private parties, celebrations and more.
Visitors and locals alike won’t have to wait long for the next seasonal pop-up, a visually exciting Winter Wonderland for the festive season, and arguably the coolest party space in town. Set in a fantastical venue full of surprises, woodland branches and spruces will be strewn with fairy lights, tables topped with flickering candelabra and chairs draped in Bavarian rugs to keep you cosy. Everyone is welcome to simply drop in to experience the magical vibe.
The Bird is easily reached via all main approaches to Bath, and has plenty of parking for guests.
Eight is a small and independent townhouse hotel with a restaurant in the heart of Bath.
We have eight bedrooms that effortlessly marry past and present. Each one has its own history and charms, yet all share the latest in up-to-the-minute creature comforts. As a small, independent townhouse, we’re able to give each and every guest our undivided attention. Nothing is too much trouble.
We serve eight dishes that change with the seasons. All of our plates are small so you can choose two, three or four each and savour the best ingredients available right now from coast, field and forest. Pair your selections with a glass or bottle from our extensive wine list or ask for a recommendation.
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While you’ll find many historic hotels in Bath, there aren’t any quite like the luxurious No.15 Great Pulteney. Independently owned and set in three Grade-I Georgian townhouses, No.15 is a quintessentially English luxury townhouse hotel and spa that’s full of surprises and curiosities.
Our 40 bedrooms are individually designed with a supremely comfortable night’s sleep in mind, while also being spaces you’ll want to spend lots of time in. Captivating collections, bespoke art, joyfully unexpected touches, calming colour schemes and ambient lighting all help to create a truly unique experience.
Wonderfully restful sitting rooms with open fires provide the ideal backdrop for relaxing over everything from speciality Origin coffee and homemade patisserie to afternoon tea or simply soaking up the gallery-like feel. Cafe 15 is the hub for delicious dinners and our famed Sunday brunch in intriguing surrounds, while Bar 15 – serving up creative liquid libations and wonderful wines from across the globe – becomes a big part of our focus after dark.
We’re lucky to be in possession of characterful event spaces with plenty of period charm, which lend themselves perfectly to intimate or lavish drinks parties, decadent dinners or super centrally-located meetings.
Sybarites will also be keen to note that we have a spa with a personality all of its own. Bespoke art installations dictate the individual themes in our four treatment rooms, while you’ll also find a large cedar wood hot tub within historic, exposed stone vaults, a lovely barrel-shaped sauna and a separate steam area.
To be found in a peaceful residential area on the grandest street in Bath city centre, you wouldn’t know you’re just a short stroll from the all the city’s boutiques, restaurants and cultural highlights. Just 90 minutes from London by train, and a 10-minute walk from Bath Spa Station, No.15 Great Pulteney is a stylish place to stay and a great place to meet, with a touch of luxury for the curious modern glamour, and plenty to discover. . .
Two luxury apartments situated in the residential, conservation area of Oldfield Park, just 10 minutes walk from Bath city centre. Bath View Two sleeps 2 people . Bath View Four sleeps 5 people. Both apartments are decorated in a modern style with high quality fixtures and fittings. Both are equipped in full for a self catering break. There are amazing views over the whole of Bath from Bath View Four. Parking and WIFI are free.
This apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious lounge with lots of seating and amazing views over the city of Bath. There is a fully fitted kitchen with dining table seating 6.
Local Bars, restaurants, shops are just 5 minutes walk away. Bath’s many interesting tourist sites such as The Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are within a 10-15 minute walk. Bath Spa Train Station and Coach station are just 10 minutes walk.
Bath Townhouse is a beautiful Georgian townhouse situated in the centre of Bath. This townhouse is split in to two apartments; Bath Townhouse 14 and Bath Townhouse 8. They can be combined to sleep 23 or rented separately.
This is a perfect location for groups of all kinds: mixed, female, male, families, wedding groups and corporate groups. The property has been lovingly restored and decorated to the highest standards in a modern vintage style which makes the most of the many original features, including the cornicing, Georgian fireplaces, original shutters , beautifully restored Georgian windows and original vault area.
Both apartments are fully equipped for a self catering holiday break, with fully fitted kitchens, wide screen TVS, free WIFI and top quality bedding and towels.
Bath Townhouse 8 has 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 beautifully presented wet rooms/bathrooms, a comfortable lounge with modular, colourful seating, modern lighting, fully fitted kitchen with table and chairs for 9 people. The lower ground floor has a additional entertainment area in the vaults, a great area if the ‘kids’ want their own space!
Bars, restaurants, shops, and all Bath’s many interesting tourist sites are right outside the front door! The Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are just a stones throw away. Bath Spa Train Station and Coach station are 5 minutes walk.
Whether you are in Bath to watch Bath Rugby play at home at the famous Recreation Ground, visit your son or daughter at Bath University, have a little retail therapy in the great independent shops or enjoy the many festivals that take place in Bath then this is the perfect property for you and your group!
Our newly renovated contemporary apartment at No 2 Hedgemead Court is designed for luxury relaxation. This is a spacious two bedroom apartment which has been awarded 4 Star Gold for special welcome. It is within easy reach of Bath, the M4 and Bristol Airport with free off road parking. This is a tranquil apartment with views down to the middle of the city from the sitting room and is adjacent to Hedgemead Park, one of the original pleasure gardens in Bath.
There is a also lovely little balcony to sit and enjoy the view over Bath.
This beautiful luxury self catering apartment sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms, made up either as 6 ft 3 super kings or singles. Together with Egyptian cotton linen and 1200 pocket sprung mattresses this ensures a restful night’s sleep.
No 2 Hedgemead Court has luxury finishes throughout: with a large modern fully equipped kitchen and living dining area, realistic wall hung fire and 46 flat screen television and flat screen TVs in the bedrooms, comfy Schreiber sofa and snuggle chairs all combine to make the perfect end to a busy day in Bath. A calm drink on the balcony looking down into the city just tops it all.
The bathroom has a large walk in drench shower and a luxurious Victorian claw bath.
Media facilities include free high speed Wifi throughout, iPod docking station, Smart flat screen TV with Netflix in the sitting room and flatscreen televisions in each bedroom.
Books and DVDs are also available in the apartment together with a few board games.
If you book with us you can enjoy all the benefits of the bath Reward Card…giving discounts across a wide variety of city restaurants and attractions such as 3 hour spa session at the Thermae Spa for the price of 2 (Mon-Frid only), 10% off the Roman Baths and 10% off No 1 Royal Crescent.
This is another of the five properties owned by Tucking Mill Self Catering. Do look at our other city property, The Old Smithy Loft or our 3 country cottages at Tucking Mill just 12 mins drive from the city centre in rural bliss, Tucking Mill View, Brooks’ View and Fishermen’s Retreat.
The apartment is owned and managed by the Family Team; with Ann who has a background in hospitality and much travelling, Michael and Nikki Head Housekeeper the team does their utmost to ensure you enjoy your stay.. You will also likely come across Rob our invaluable man of all trades..
Our luxury 4 Star Gold self-catering apartment was once the workplace (smithy) of local blacksmiths. Just two minutes walk from the Kennet and Avon Canal (good spot for cycle rental) which runs through Bath city centre and 10 minutes from Bath Abbey.
This elegant first floor apartment is decorated in duck egg blue and cream throughout and is particularly relaxing as the Old Smithy is down a cul de sac, away from the hustle and bustle of Bath.Situated just off Bathwick Hill, your stroll in to town in Jane Austen’s footsteps takes you along iconic Pulteney Street, past Laura Square, along Pulteney Bridge, the only bridge with shops on in the UK and admire the weir. You will find yourself just beside the Abbey and the Guild Hall. Of course, you don’t need to go even that far to enjoy the historic features of Bath..the Holburne Museum, home of many Gainsboroughs and a lovely cafe and Sydney Gardens one of the Uk’s original pleasure Gardens are within 10 minutes walk.
Newly converted, the large open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting area with ample room for 4 is ideal for relaxing after a day in Bath.
The apartment sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms with the option of kingsize double and single beds and a flat screen TV in each. All our beds gave luxury 1200 pocket sprung mattress and Egyptian cotton bed linen to ensure you have a very comfortable sleep. The bathroom has a full sized bath and a drench shower.
This is free and immediately outside the door and is 3 metres (the standard car park size) wide. The neighbouring property has no rights over the car park area.
The Old Smithy Loft, 4 Star Gold luxury self catering also benefits from free Wifi, iPod docking staton, flat screen TV, games and books apart from the TVs in both bedrooms and in the sitting room.
In the apartment you will find full details of the Reward Card which entitles you to discounts at many restaurants, shops and attractions such as 3 hours for 2 at the Thermae Spa.
Owned and managed by the Family Team…with a background in hospitality and having travelled all over, Ann, Nikki and Michael will all do their best to use their experience to make your stay enjoyable.
The apartment is on the ground floor of one of this architecturally impressive circle of Grade I Georgian houses. With views over the rest of The Circus, the mature trees in the middle, and the secluded private garden to the rear. With the Royal Crescent, Queens Square, Assembly Rooms and the town centre within a few minutes walk.
This contemporary apartment, in a warm palate of chocolate, plum and biscuit throughout, has undergone several transformations in its lifetime yet has retained all its period charm. The large sitting and dining room with sash windows overlooking two aspects of The Circus has two French style velvet sofas by a decorative fireplace. There is a TV with Blue Ray DVD and a separate radio with I-pod docking. A dining table seats four and a French style dresser contains crockery, cutlery and a selection of novels, films and games.
The neat fitted period kitchen has an electric hob and oven, a microwave, a large fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher..
A large mirrored lobby before the bedroom which has fitted wardrobes and shelving leads to the spacious and comfortable bedroom which has a 6′ bed, a fitted wardrobe, a dressing table with storage and a tallboy and a cupboard containing a washer/dryer machine. A radio/alarm with I-pod docking is provided.
The contemporary bathroom has smart cappuccino coloured tiling and contains a double ended bath with shower over, a hand basin with lots of storage under and a WC.
The apartment has gas central heating, hair dryer, iron, microwave, dishwasher, towels and toiletries. A Free car parking permit is available as is free internet access.
18 The Circus is a self-catering property with character. The maisonette that occupies the top two floors of one of this architecturally impressive circle of Grade I Georgian houses. With views over the rest of The Circus, the mature trees in the middle, and the northern Lansdown slopes of stunning terraces of Georgian houses, and with the Royal Crescent, Queens Square, Assembly Rooms and the town centre within a few minute’s walk.
Access is via a communal hallway and carpeted staircase that leads to the maisonette’s front door on the second floor. Inside is a small hall, off which sits the spacious and airy sitting room that is tastefully and comfortably furnished and decorated and being south facing, is very light. On this floor is also a large fitted kitchen with dining table and chairs. A mezzanine room houses the washing machine and dryer for exclusive use of visitors to this home.
The stairs on this floor lead to a well-lit landing, off which lie the bedrooms. The front bedroom is a very large room with a double bed and conveniently, a single bed for family use. This brightly furnished bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has twin beds and is next door to a family sized bathroom with bath, shower-in-bath, basin, WC and airing cupboard.
The property contains gas central heating, gas hob, gas double oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, microwave, TV in lounge and master bedroom, video, stereo, towels and toiletries.
Free Car Parking Permit available
Free Unlimited fiber broadband
Please note: the house is a listed 4 story Georgian townhouse and as such does not have an elevator.
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