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Fiona Hall

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French

Pretty Georgian Cottage In Beautiful Bathford On The Outskirts Of Bath

19 Reviews
People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset - No. 33

Quirky, Comfortable And Stylish 2 Bedroomed Bath Stone Cottage

First we fell in love with this beautiful, friendly village, and then we found our lovely little cottage with its quirky, sunlit rooms. Just 3 miles from central bath and all it has to offer, no. 33 is a wonderful place to stay. Built in 1751 of local bath stone but now offering the creature comforts of modern day living, the cottage is well equipped and comfortably furnished and is a delight to come home to.

There are countryside walks from the house and a regular bus service into bath if you want to leave the car at home. It is just a short stroll to either the community shop and café or the local pub both of which offer a truly warm welcome and excellent food. For the more adventurous it is possible to join the kennett and avon canal towpath nearby and walk into the centre of bath.

Whether you come to our cottage to enjoy the many cultural delights of the city of bath and its fabulous shops or to relax and explore the gorgeous cotswold countryside you will understand why we fell in love with bathford and no 33.

Groundfloor

Kitchen

Living room with woodburner

Dining room

First floor

Master bedroom with king size bed

Second bedroom with small double

Bathroom with shower, hand basin and w.C.

Outside

Sunny, south facing garden with terraced seating areas and lovely views

Free, unrestricted parking in front of the house

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fiona Hall (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French

Why Fiona Hall chose Bath & North East Somerset

We love coming here and have been made so welcome by everyone we have met. Houses are only seldom available as very few people choose to leave this lovely village so we were delighted to find No.33 and look forward to many more happy times in Bathford.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the fact we can hop on a bus and enjoy the trip into Bath with no parking or traffic worries. With the pub at the bottom of the road and the great village shop and cafe we can forget about the car if we want to.

There are just so many things to do it will be a long time before we get round to them all.

Reviews

4.5
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Pretty Georgian Cottage In Beautiful Bathford On The Outskirts Of Bath
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 19 reviews
3

Lots of character but less comfortable

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is located in a busy, steep street, halfway between the bus stop and the village shop. NIce village, great walks. You can walk to Bath along the canal. A lot of tourist information in the cottage, OK.

The cottage is cosy and nicely furnished but to expensive for the basic comfort. The tiny bathroom, kitchen to far from the dining room. Steps between every room also upstairs. You have to watch your steps all the time. My husband fell badly when his sock got stuck on a protruding screw.

The cottage was clean, except for the kitchen: sticky cooking grease film on the worktop and floor. Well equipped kitchen, but not enough dish washer tablets. not enough kitchen towels etc. We had to do with one kitchen towel and one dish cloth for 9 days. No dish brush, no scourer.

Same for the bath towels, one set for 9 days.

We couldn't unlock the front door from the outside and couldn't lock the kitchen door from the inside. Quite a hassle every night.

No fresh milk when we arrived.

There was a serious leak in the living room. Water dropping from the sealing on the television set. We reported it to the owner, but nothing has been done while we where staying there. We had to remove the TV set to another spot and put towels by every rain shower.

We would not recommend this property for visiting Bath. It takes to long by bus, but the property is convenient for exploring the region by car.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It is good to hear that you found our cottage to be cosy, well equipped and nicely furnished and that you enjoyed your walks in the beautiful countryside. It is true that Bath is a hilly area and also that along with most of Britain it suffers from traffic congestion but that is one of the reasons we love Bathford as we can safely leave the car in front of the house and walk in or catch the bus. It was very unfortunate that there was exceptionally heavy rain just before and during your stay with some parts of the country under water. We do our very best to make sure each guest enjoys their stay but sometimes things are just beyond our control. We were most concerned to learn there was water penetrating the cottage and as you know responded immediately and, unable to get through on the foreign mobile number we had for you, we ensured you had all our contact details in case you needed any further help. We explained that this was an extreme weather event and not a leaking pipe in the cottage. First thing on the Monday an exterior survey was carried out and the work needed was done over the following week. Because of the storms, mud and debris had been washed down from the neighbouring land and had blocked a rain hopper causing the heavy rain to overflow and penetrate the building just above the ceiling. Although we didn’t hear from you again, we asked our housekeeper to pop in a few days later to check you were ok and to see if you needed anything. Unfortunately we were unaware you were having difficulties with the locks or that you needed additional supplies as she could have resolved these issues when she came round. We do our best to provide guests with what they need and if additional requests are put to us we endeavour to meet them (within reason) as quickly as possible. We found your comments on supplies for longer stays very useful and will definitely review this for future guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Bathford so much and hope you enjoy less dramatic weather on your next trip to Britain.
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5

Lovely cottage in a lovely village location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable two night stay at No33. The cottage is really very pretty and very well equipped. It was lovely and clean on our arrival and milk and biscuits were waiting which was very welcome. The cottage is in a wonderful location and so close to Bath that you can enjoy the best of both worlds, country and bustling city centre in one. The local gastro pub in walking distance was welcoming and the food enjoyable a lot of the menu taking French inspiration. We have already recommended No 33 to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated. The village has been looking particularly pretty these past few weeks with lots of roses and wisteria in bloom. Sometimes it is hard to stray too far away. We were there ourselves recently for the start of the Bath music festival which was great fun. There always seems to be so much to do and never enough time!
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4

My sister and I liked the cottage , found it well equipped and clean. We both enjoyed our stay there

  • 4 of 5

I just thought I should mention that we couldn't find the remote control for the television and we couldn't get a signal or use the DVD player - which wouldn't load. Also, there was a very bad smell coming from the kitchen sink. However, we both enjoyed our stay - many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for rating us as 4 star. It is very much appreciated. It is such a pity that we didnt know about your problems with the tv at the time of your stay as our housekeeper would have popped round to show you how everything works. I will add some additional information to the House Book though. We would have also sent our plumber round - last time we stayed at the cottage ourselves we found half a tin of kidney beans in the kitchen ubend......these things happen from time to time. So glad neither issue spoilt your stay in this beautiful village and we hope to welcome you back again one day.
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4

Nice place and quiet location, great stay

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there for three days with family (3 people). Owner was prompt and friendly and very flexible with our early check-in. Property was cosy, clean and had all the amenities including free parking in front of the house. Heating was perfect. Nice pub down the road. Overall very happy with the stay. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very confortable Georgian cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable. It was clean, had new carpets, well equipped kitchen , good wifi and proximity to Bath is good. The communication for access to the property was fine and information on the area wad cery helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
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Bath midweek break

  • 2 of 5

Having wanted to visit Bath for so long, I chose this cottage to enjoy the whole experience of this historical town. Unfortunately, it was not as expected. Although I should have followed up on not receiving the actual address and key collection, it seems that checking all is in order with guests should be a part of the customer service. however, we drove to Bath with none of this information still trying to get hold of the owner. Fortunately we did make contact after a lot of stress. Insufficient, well used towels and a mattress that was level with the bed when someone sat on it was the reward after a long day of sightseeing. On the positive side, the cottage was clean and the kitchen well equipped. Bath is beautiful, but we have decided to revert back to B & Bs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your short break at our lovely cottage, however we are obviously very disappointed with your assessment of your stay. We completely understand that not having the access information until the day you arrived is not acceptable and for this we once more offer our sincere apologies. As you know, I was only aware of the problem on the morning of your arrival and I phoned you immediately with the missing details and of course apologised. As explained on the phone, there is an automated system in place which protects this information for security purposes but you should have been able to access it seven days in advance. Welcome emails are also sent automatically with links to the mobile app which keeps this information more easily available on your phone during your stay. I had received notification by email of each stage as usual so was unaware that you had not received anything or been unable to download our information. No system is infallible however and we are looking at ways to make the system clearer to our guests. We are very pleased that you found the cottage clean and well equipped. It is our own much loved home from home and of course we hope to meet all our guests’ expectations too. We use Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds and have a large stock of generous sized thick bath sheets and towels which we renew each year. Had we known you needed more towels our housekeeper would have been more than happy to pop some down to you. Given the age and design of our cottage, we are restricted in our options for beds and cannot access the room with a deep mattress or divan system. We purchased our sprung mattresses and bed frames less than two years ago and personally find them to be very comfortable but of course we all have different preferences. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Bath however and understand that you may feel bed and breakfast is more suited to your own personal needs.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Crown
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kingsdown Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Bath Spa
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Crown Pub or Bathford Community Cafe
Car: not necessary

Bathford village is filled with beautiful Bath stone buildings and worth exploring. We have a wonderful community shop and cafe selling delicious food and we can recommend taking a steak and kidney pie home for dinner....

There are numerous walks nearby and it is possible to walk into Bath via the canal towpath.

Bath offers a wealth of cultural sites and activities and is renowned for its excellent selection of unique shops and restauants. It has many events throughout the year, the most anticipated being its wonderful Christmas market. Check out the Bath website as there is something on all year round.

The surrounding countryside is stunning and there are many pretty little towns and villages on the doorstep with a great choice of pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

We enjoy walking through the beautiful parkland in Corsham Court and the stunning national arboretum at Westonbirt just outside Tetbury. Particularly gorgeous in spring for the blossum and autumn for the flaming maples. We also love Bradford on Avon for strolling along the canal or sitting at one of the cafes watching the boats go by. Market day at Wells is a favourite too.

The victorian Green Park Station is now a brilliant indoor market venue with weekly farmers markets each Saturday and a variety of vintage, designer, antique and modern treasures to browse through each Sunday.

We hope you enjoy Bath as much as we do.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer
27 Jun 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£750
 
 
September
4 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£675
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our short breaks are flexible throughout the year. Please contact us for details and prices.
Please note that 2 night stays are only available for weekend stays i,e Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday and Sunday nights.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly fitted Bathroom on first floor with Shower, washbasin and w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Small double 4' bed with access on one side only
  • Spacious Master Bedroom with King size bed Second Bedroom with 4' Double bed - access on one side only
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Our housekeeper offers a washing and ironing service

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