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Charming period 3 bedroom home sleeping 6 in Bath

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Prior Park Cottages - a house that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Perfect for city ladies and gents who adore country living and country girls and boys who prefer to frolic in the city. This charming period 3 bedroom home for 6 on the southern slopes of the city will win everyone over. With a combination of stylish and luxurious interiors, great city views, pretty terraces, a short 5 minute stroll to the city centre or rolling green hills to explore, this house will be everyone's cup of tea. Awarded 5 star gold by the Tourist Board.

In an idyllic location, this recently renovated house at the end of a short steep flag-stoned path has rewarding views of the spire of St. Matthews church, the city and surrounding countryside. There are great local facilities, and it's less than a 10 minute walk to the city centre and Bath Spa railway station, with frequent connections to London Paddington and Bristol Temple meads.

The ground floor has a smart and spacious open-plan kitchen and diner that can become a cosy retreat. Centrally placed in the period kitchen with granite work surfaces, is a large range style cooker with a 5 ring gas hob, 2 ovens and a grill. Appliances include a microwave, small dishwasher, small fridge and separate freezer and plenty of china in plate racks. In the middle section of the room is a wood-burning stove set in a handsome bath stone fireplace with a basket of logs, a large leather sofa and small TV. At the far end, in a pretty square bay with decorative stained glass, is a contemporary oak dining table to seat 8. The dining area looks onto a pretty paved front terrace with a bench and outdoor table and chairs for 4.

A linear tiled cloakroom with WC and sink set into a wood worktop doubles as a utility with a washing machine and separate dryer.

Behind the kitchen is a pretty little study with a small desk and chair along with a well-padded decorative iron bench.

Outside is an attractive raised courtyard with lovely views over the city. There is a pretty table and four chairs, two sun loungers and a gas BBQ ready to fire up.

The original stone staircase has a smart grey runner leading up to a large contemporary shower room on a half-landing Tiled in smooth creamy travertine throughout, it has a large walk-in shower, double hand-basins and a WC in a separate alcove.

On the first floor is an inviting living room in rich warm browns, cream and silver with original cornicing and working shutters - a feature throughout the house. At one end is a handsome decorative bath stone fireplace with mirrors reflecting pretty hanging chandeliers. Choose between a large 3-seater sofa, 3 armchairs, a contemporary chaise longue or a vast leather beanbag. On a wood cabinet is a TV with DVD and Sky satellite along with a selection of films.

Also on the first floor is a pretty bedroom with a 5' bed, dressing table and decorative stool. Two built-in alcove cupboards provide hanging space and storage.

On the second floor is a large light and airy cream master bedroom with gorgeous green vistas. A comfortable super king 6' bed has alcoves either side with a selection of novels. A wardrobe provides hanging space with a small chest for storage. There is a small TV with DVD.

With stunning views overlooking the Abbey and City centre, is an indulgent bathroom with a gorgeous egg-shaped free-standing bath tub. It is tiled throughout in smooth creamy travertine with a lovely decorative fireplace adding to the ambience. Add to this a large walk-in shower, double hand basins and WC for complete luxury.

Finally, a pretty twin room has two 3' beds (which can be zipped together to make a superking bed) and a shelved alcove full of books. A fitted cupboard has lots of shelf space and there is a further cupboard on the landing with plenty of hanging space.

More Details

Property Manager
Alexa Simms
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was perfect for our group of six adults. Only five minutes' walk from the station and the centre if Bath, the house is comfortable, stylish and well-equipped. I would certainly recommend it

*Testimonial taken from www.bathholidayrentals.com
Jul 2014
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • A linear tiled cloakroom with WC and sink set into a wood worktop doubles as a utility with a washing machine and separate dryer. The original stone staircase has a smart grey runner leading up to a large contemporary shower room on a half-landing Tiled in smooth creamy travertine throughout, it has a large walk-in shower, double hand-basins and a WC in a separate alcove. With stunning views overlooking the Abbey and City centre, is an indulgent bathroom with a gorgeous egg-shaped free-standing bath tub. It is tiled throughout in smooth creamy travertine with a lovely decorative fireplace adding to the ambience. Add to this a large walk-in shower, double hand basins and WC for complete luxury.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1st Floor Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin or Double room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • on the first floor is a pretty bedroom with a 5' bed, dressing table and decorative stool. Two built-in alcove cupboards provide hanging space and storage. On the second floor is a large light and airy cream master bedroom with gorgeous green vistas. A comfortable super king 6' bed has alcoves either side with a selection of novels. A wardrobe provides hanging space with a small chest for storage. There is a small TV with DVD. Finally, a pretty twin room has two 3' beds (which can be zipped together to make a superking bed) and a shelved alcove full of books. A fitted cupboard has lots of shelf space and there is a further cupboard on the landing with plenty of hanging space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Charming period 3 bedroom home sleeping 6 in Bath
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
5

Story Book Cottage - Absolutely Lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely cottage with beautiful views from every window, very clean and well maintained with excellent help from Marcus. This cottage was a storybook setting. From the initial walk up the cobbled sidewalk entry, beautiful outdoor sitting spaces, incredibly large and beautiful bathrooms, bedrooms, sitting spaces - it was even better than we had imagined from the great online photos. Close to all the attractions, yet quiet and private. We highly recommend this cottage as a truly lovely and unique place to stay and will try to book it again if we are ever in Bath!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How absolutely gorgeous to read. Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed your time so much. Hope to see you again one day. Take care.
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4

Weekend visit

  • 4 of 5

Characterful and rather quirky cottage that was perfect for our weekend stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO, USA
5

Beautiful home, well-maintained, great views.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. WiFi was the best! Nice welcome packet. Clean and well-maintained.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed your time in Bath. Hope to see you again soon.
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Beautiful Bath - cold house

  • 3 of 5

Firstly, I would have to say how stunning Bath is particularly at Christmas, it is such a festive city with a lovely atmosphere. However, the house although the position being close to the centre of town was brilliant, it is located at the top of an extremely steep hill. The car parking is most likely some distance from the house and therefore loading and unloading is something of a challenge especially when there is, as we experienced, heavy ice on the ground. The house was cold unless the heating on full for a long time in which case it is too stuffy and over a week we could not get a happy medium...... Windows cold and shutters not all able to close so not very effective. The shower on the top floor was far too hot and we were not able to control the temperature and the bath plug was ineffective. Overall, I think the house was beautiful to look at, but issues such as the steep hill, the temperature control - or lack of - needs to highlighted.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you of course for taking the time to write and for highlighting these issues but sorry you had these problems. We did not hear from you during your time there but I so wish you had contacted us as we could have solved these issues for you. We want all of our guests to love their time but can only fix a problem if we know about it. Once down Prior park cottage road it is a level easy walk to the centre/shops but I appreciate the property is at the end of a steep road. We certainly don't want there to be any surprises for our guests so highlight this early on in the description about the property. Hopefully we can welcome you back into one of our many properties and happy to discuss options on the phone with you so we find you the perfect property for your needs.
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Oakland, CA
5

Prior Park Cottage in Bath, UK

  • 5 of 5

The Prior Park Cottage in Bath, UK, was a great place to stay. It fit our group of five adult travelers very well. It is nicely updated, very clean, and well laid out. It was very quiet and relaxing, just what we needed after spending six nights in London. The cottage is well located, close to shopping, City Center, and restaurants/pubs. The White Hart Inn is a great place for food and beverages, and Lennie's Café down the street is great for coffee (which we Americans really enjoy). Overall, an excellent place to spend time in Bath. Also, very close to the bus/train stations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House

  • 4 of 5

Family of 6 with elderly parents. We enjoyed the house, unfortunately didn't get the sun on the front or back garden areas though despite being end Sept and lovely weather.

The house is suitable for groups, but you need to be aware there is a very steep hill to walk up to the front door with a cobbled path which is not suitable for oldies!

The ad for the property advised there was option for 1 double to be split, but this was not available when we arrived. Caused a few laughs!

Loved Bath and the house is in a good position for proximity to the town centre and amenities. Close to local supermarkets shops pubs and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bristol International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many bars to choose from in the immediate area
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bath Spa
Nearest Restaurant
Many restaurants to choose from in the immediate area
Car: not necessary

The local facilities in Widcombe Parade are very good and include a newsagent, chemist, a couple of coffee shops, hairdressers, florists, and several pubs, restaurants and Indian, Chinese and American takeaways. The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury's. Nearby Prior Park Garden Centre is great for lunch as well as having a deli, pets, plants cards and gifts. National Trust owned Prior Park Gardens has a lovely walk to a palladium bridge, or explore rural footpaths across the hills above Widcombe for flower filled meadows, hidden churches, manor houses and stunning views of Bath - part of the Bath Skyline walk. The City has many historic sites and museums and galleries, as well as great shops, bars and restaurants. Bath Narrowboats rent barges and bikes to explore the city or the Kennet and Avon canal and towpath. After all the activity, pamper yourselves in the piping hot pools of the Thermae Spa, or enjoy a night at The Theatre Royal or Komedia Comedy Club.

On Prior Park Cottages Road itself there are a few unrestricted parking spaces if you are lucky enough to grab one. Alternatively we provide a parking permit for 1 car to park on the neighbouring streets. The Bath Spa train and coach stations are only about a 5 minute walk away.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • For full property details and to book, please visit www.bathholidayrentals.com/properties/prior-park-cottages

    For a 2 night weekend stay a third is complimentary. Bank Holiday Weekends charged at full rate

    50% deposit required to confirm booking. Full payment due 6 weeks before stay.
    A refundable damage deposit is required which is refunded after your stay if everything is in order.

    Guests are responsible for any costs incurred in paying by bank transfer.
    Surcharge payable for Credit cards, no charge for UK Debit cards.
    All utilities (except telephone), linens, towels and weekly cleaning for stays over 12 days are included in the price.
    Free internet Access.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 50.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £300.00
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