These properties have told us that they welcome families. Apart from a friendly welcome for you and your children, this means that they may have:
To be sure of exactly what is available, please check the individual listings and contact the property directly from their own website (click “Make an Inquiry” or phone) for details.
There is so much to see and do for families visiting the World Heritage City of Bath, even if it is raining. Many of the museums will have activities, special events and courses, aimed particularly at families or just the children. For families staying in the city centre, almost all of the following venues are accessible by walking:
If you are staying for a few days, you can go beyond the city. Bath is such a good jumping off point for exciting days out in the West Country. You can visit:
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.
Find out more here.
– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool and Games Room
Lime Kiln Cottage is a great cottage for all the family. Tastefully decorated giving it a country, yet contemporary feel. Enjoy use of the indoor heated swimming pool and games room onsite. Welcomed by a local produced cream tea on arrival. This property has received a Mobility Level 2 award making it a suitable option for the elderly or those with restricted mobility.
Vellum Stone Cottage has everything you should need for the ideal family getaway – indoor pool and games room on site, Kennet and Avon Canal Close by (3/4 of a mile), walking and cycling from your doorstep. Farm Shop and country pub(s) within walking distance. The cottage features a country feel with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, with soft furnishings compliment. Enjoy admiring the sheep in the fields surrounding the farm. – 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool and Games Room
Stapeley is a popular choice of cottage when looking for the family. The comfortable and well-equipped property has everything you should need for your time away. Families can enjoy the rural surroundings and experience life on our working sheep farm. Unwind in the Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Games Room. – 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool
– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool on site | Bradford on Avon
Rickbarton Cottage gives the ideal base for that countryside retreat that everyone thrives from. Walks from your doorstep, including close proximity to The Kennet and Avon Canal (3/4 of a mile away). Local Farm Shop and village pub within walking distance. Unwind in the Indoor Heated Swimming pool. Bath is easily accessible (5 miles away). Good bus service from the village.
– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor heated pool on site | Bradford-on-Avon
Hayleaze Cottage is the perfect base for a rural retreat. Country features including a stable door on arrival, an open-plan living room and kitchen with exposed beams. The comfortable leather sofa is perfect for unwinding after a busy day of exploring. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, wardrobe and enough room for a cot if you bring your baby or toddler with you (Cot can be provided – please state this when booking).
A stunning converted barn sleeping up to 12 people, set in a peaceful countryside location. This detached barn is 3/4 of a mile from Church Farm along a country lane. It has its own landscaped garden and private driveway with plenty of parking. Use of the Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Games Room 3/4 of a mile away at Church Farm
– Sleep up to 12 – 6 miles from Bath – Rural Retreat-->