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Perfect Georgian Cottage for Girls Get Togethers and Family Celebrations in Bath

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Georgian Cottage Central Bath Sleeps 8 Perfect For Get Togethers

Benson Cottage, completely refurbished in January 2013 is a the perfect place for a holiday break in beautiful Bath. A hidden gem in a secluded pedestrian street in the centre of town, a few minutes level walk to all the major tourist attractions, restaurants and bars. From outside Benson Cottage has all the charm of a Georgian Bath stone home, step inside through the original front door and you find a loft style, open plan fabulously equipped kitchen dining room. The large wooden table seating up to 10 is perfect for celebration meals and get togethers. Glass doors lead through to the charming sitting room with two large comfy sofas and a chaise longue. There is plenty of space to lie back and watch the 32' TV/DVD, relaxing after a day of shopping, sightseeing or a night on the town. The stairs to the first floor open directly into a loft style sleeping area with exposed beams, funky wallpaper and cushions. The room is flooded with natural light from the huge lantern skylight. There are two generous single beds which can be made up into a super king. Our beds are handmade by a traditional English company using natural fibres with super comfy pocket sprung mattresses. Our soft, cosy feather and duck duvets and pillows with Egyptian cotton, satin stripped sheets guarantee a night of comfort and luxury.

Double folding doors lead to the second bedroom with twin or a super king bed. Both rooms have plenty of hanging and storage space. There is a drench-style contemporary shower room, making the upstairs area perfect for four friends sharing or a family with two children.

The third bedroom is downstairs from the kitchen dining area. This large cosy room is decorated in soft, sumptuous colours with vintage fabrics and furniture. There are twin beds that can be made up as a super king and a separate full size day bed. If you have an extra person, we can put a fold up bed in this room too without it being too cramped. Next to the bedroom is a contemporary elegant bathroom with bath and shower. We have oodles of hot water, fluffy white towels and personal toiletries to ensure everyone can have a comfortable shower or bath before venturing out on the town. This downstairs floor is perfect for three friends or a small family.

We provide a washer/drier in a warm cupboard with hanging space for drying wet coats. Travel cots and high chairs are available. The house has wifi internet access and iPod docks.

We have a library of paperback books and DVD's for longer stays and relaxing weekends.

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Carter
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2018

About Sam Carter

Benson Cottage is our latest family project in Bath. After the success of refurbishing Rennie House, our first holiday home in Bath, we searched for another pretty Georgian property near the centre. We eventually found Benson Cottage in Autumn 2012. Our aim is to provide a wonderful cosy place for get togethers, family celebration or just hanging out with friends. Rachel searches out the properties and does a total refurbishment. She loves tracking down vintage accessories in markets to bring a more personal touch to the quality furnishings that make the house so comfortable. We have relished refurbishing Benson Cottage, creating a contemporary, exciting space for our guests to enjoy seclusion and comfort in Georgian surroundings. It is gives us great joy to be able to offer such a delightful house so near all the major attraction of Bath, at the same time being a comfortable and quiet place for relaxation and fun. Sam has designed and set up our websites to show the house at its best and manages the day to day running of both properties. He is on hand and ready to help all the time. If you need ideas for things to do while staying in Bath, Sam can help. We can arrange for extra services such as a chef or additional cleaning if you are staying for longer than a weekend. We hope you will share our excitement visiting this beautiful city and enjoying all it's many charms.

Sam Carter purchased this house in 2012

Why Sam Carter chose Bath

The layout of the house is perfect for different groups. The ground floor with kitchen dining room and living room separates the two sleeping floors each with their own bath/shower rooms. Hen parties will love the funky decor and open plan spaces for a gathering. Two families with one or two children each will be able to have their own areas then meet together in the communal living spaces. The stairs are open plan but easily manageable for small children. The house could not be more convenient for the town, only two minutes walk from Milson Street and a few minutes from all the main attractions. Waitrose is five minutes away and there are wonderful cheese, wine and deli shops all close by.

If you fancy breakfast out, there are several cafes within a few minutes walk open early that serve wonderful croissants or cooked breakfasts.

What makes this house unique

A Georgian Cottage, right in the centre of town but with all the style and convenience of a contemporary city loft. The perfect place for a cosy weekend break or a longer holiday to explore all the city has to offer.

The famous Toppings bookshop is 200 metres from the house. Numerous restaurants, bars and clubs are genuinely less than five minutes walk away and all the attractions of the town no more than ten minutes level walk from the cottage. The town's main shopping street, Milsom Street is less than 5 minutes walk.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bath in Bath and North East Somerset

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower ground bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Top floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Top floor back bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King double bed or twins
    Top floor front bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King double bed or twins
    Lower ground bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Super King double bed or twins and a single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Perfect Georgian Cottage for Girls Get Togethers and Family Celebrations in Bath
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Wonderful Christmas trip to Bath

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven from Canada was perfectly suited to Benson cottage!! The location was perfect for walking and exploring Bath. The cottage can easily and comfortably accomodate large groups. Sam was very helpful leading up to our trip and also during our stay. The cottage includes two street parking spots that was very useful for us given that we had a rental.

We particularly enjoyed a meal at the nearby Italian restaurant Piattino which is located steps away on George Street. We would happily return to this rental. Thanks Sam for all your help!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear Jeremy that you and your family had a good Christmas at Benson Cottage and in Bath. It was lovely to meet you all and you were prefect guests. Please do come back in again.
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  • 5 of 5

We booked Benson cottage for a hen party in Bath and it was perfect. Within easy walking distance to everything and the cottage was beautifully decorated and clean.

Perfect for a break in Bath with friends or family.

We would definitely highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls go shopping in Bath... how wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Benson Cottage is a beautiful little gem a stones throw away from Bath City Centre with it's magical Christmas Markets, oldy worldy buildings & alleyways, quaint coffee shops & restaurants & wonderful scenery.

Would throughly recommend this property. Warm, cosy, very clean, gorgeous homely touches with bread, milk & wine for our arrival. Perfect weekend. And a magical Christmas Tree to finish it off. Thank you Sam! We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Georgina, so pleased to hear you all had a good time at Benson Cottage. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and please do come back. You were all brilliant guests. Thanks, Sam
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Would go back again

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, very central and lots of thought and consideration has gone into making it homely. Kitchen is very well equipped. Parking was a 5-10 minute walk away but so central once you are parked you don't need the car again. Thanks for making our weekend memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jo. So pleased to hear you had a good time at Benson Cottage. Thanks for writing a review. I really appreciate it. Fantastic guests. Please do come back again. Sam
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Amazing cottage! So close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful cottage, perfect for our hen party. Lovely fresh bread and wine left for us. Has absolutely everything you could need there.(including umbrellas, that came in very handy) Very close to the clubs, pubs, restaurants and shops. Parking within 5 mins walk. Can not recommend enough! Five stars from us 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emily, Great to hear you all had a good time at Benson Cottage and in Bath. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You were great guests and you're welcome back anytime. Thanks, Sam
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Perfect cottage for a girly weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in such a good location and is absolutely gorgeous! It has everything you need there - music dock, salt and pepper etc. We had a fab weekend for my sister's hen do - everything is in walking distance and the cottage was perfect for a girly night in on the first night! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Benson Cottage. So pleased you all had a good weekend. Hope your sister has a fantastic wedding. Please come back again. Thanks, Sam
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Assembly Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bath Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Bath Spa Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M4 Junction 18
Nearest Restaurant
140 Metres
Same Same But Different
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Car: not necessary

Benson Cottage is in the centre of the World Heritage city of Bath, famous for Roman Baths, the Thermae Spa and glorious Georgian architecture. The Jane Austen Centre and other fascinating museums are no more than 10 minutes walk from the house. Bath is under two hours from central London and Heathrow Airport by train. Bristol airport only 50 minutes by car. Along with countless historical attractions, Bath has excellent restaurants, bars and clubs and amazing shopping at independently owned boutiques, galleries and vintage stores. The magical Christmas market set around the Abbey in late November and December is a must.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

High Season: 1st April 2014 - 5th January 2015

2 nights £1000
3 nights £1200

7 nights £1600

Easter and Bank Holidays
2 nights £1200

4 nights £1500

New Year
2 nights £1200

Low Season: 6th January 2015 - 30th March 2015

2 nights £900
3 nights £1000

7 nights £1400

High Season: 31st March 2015 - 4th January 2016

2 nights £1000
3 nights £1200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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