|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
What could be more English than a romantic walk through beautiful Georgian Bath, a crackling fire in a cosy and atmospheric 18th century family home, a glass of good red wine and the glorious prospect of a delicious dinner already prepared by award winning Cavendish Cooks. This charming family apartment for 4 next to Bath's top landmark locations provides a delectable slice of Bath life.
This ideal family location has something for everyone, from the classical architecture of The Royal Crescent and The Circus, to the children's adventure playground in Victoria Park, an 18 hole golf course with splendid views, great local shops, pubs, museums and galleries and the heaven-sent Rebecca and Nancy of Cavendish Cooks around the corner to ensure your fridge is stocked full of mouth-watering home cooked take-away meals.
Tucked away, down a flight of steps and through a pretty courtyard garden with outdoor table and chairs for two, is a large welcoming split-level kitchen with honeyed stone floors, a large dining table to seat up to 6 for meals and family pastimes, two easy chairs beside a deep window bay, a TV with DVD and a wood burning stove stocked with logs. A vast range style cooker with a 5 ring induction hob, 2 ovens and a grill is at the heart of this home and there is plenty of cooking equipment and a mouth-watering selection of cookbooks for inspiration. The raised section of the kitchen has a deep Belfast sink, a dishwasher, microwave, a large fridge and small separate freezer and dryer (the washing machine is situated by the Bathroom).
A wide lobby has been imaginatively styled as an intimate picture gallery and TV room with a super large sofa to seat 4 opposite a large wall-mounted TV.
The master bedroom has a sumptuous 5' brass bed, a lush draped window overlooking an internal courtyard, a small chest of drawers and a small built-in wardrobe.
A second lobby is used as a pretty library and study with a good selection of books and films, an ornate writing desk with telephone and WiFi. French doors lead into the little courtyard and log store. A large fitted wardrobe provides more hanging space and storage. A couple of steps lead into a vaulted lobby with large chest of drawers and washing machine in a utility alcove.
There is an enchanting blue and white twin bedroom in another vaulted room with two smartly accessorised single 3' beds, a dressing table, chair and selection of books.
A handsome traditional styled bathroom with stone floor has a deep double-ended claw foot bath (with shower over), a large hand-basin, and WC. There is a little chair with shelves and table for toiletries.
There is a parking permit for 1 car for on street parking in the many resident bays in the area.
Cavendish Garden Apartment is a truly charming abode, ideally situated within a few minutes walk of so much of Bath's splendour, The Royal Crescent, The Circus, cosy restaurants and the shopping on Milsom Street. The apartment is presented to the same exacting standards that are a hallmark of Bath Holiday Rentals' attention to detail - super-comfy beds with loads of pillows, plenty of towels beautifully laid out, what appear to be hand-picked pieces of furniture and accessories and a "welcome goody tray", to mention but a few. The second bedroom, built in what was presumably at one time the cellar, is totally charming and the kids will love it! I felt really at home here during my stay and I'm sure others will do too
*Testimonial taken from www.bathholidayrentals.com
Bath & the Best of the West!
The attractions of the World Heritage City of Bath, are well-known, but Bath is also a perfect base from which to explore the picturesque West Country of England. Located close to the M4 and M5 motorways, 1.5 hours by train from London and just over half an hour from Bristol International Airport, Bath is surrounded by several designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and many of the region's attractions can be reached within a short journey time from the city.
One firm family favourite is Longleat, owned by the Marquis of Bath and set in 900 acres of landscaped parkland. Longleat Safari Park is home to the famous Lions of Longleat and a full day of fun is guaranteed, as this attraction boasts not just the safari, but a maze, adventure park, Jungle Express and much more.
Heading slightly further west is the cathedral city of Wells with its narrow streets, abundance of historic buildings such as the moated Bishop's Palace and lively twice-weekly market. In the same direction you will find Cheddar Caves and Gorge where the world-renowned Cheddar cheese is made and the caves of Wookey Hole, home of the legendary Witch of Wookey – great for a rainy day underground adventure!
En route from Bath to Wells, you should not miss the mystical Glastonbury Tor, one of the most spiritual sites in the UK. Steeped in history and legend, the climb to the top is well worth the effort for the views across the Somerset Levels.
World famous Glastonbury Festival needs little introduction, however, it's always worth checking out what's on at The Royal Bath & West Showground on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet which hosts anything from antiques fairs to The Royal Bath & West Show.
To the south east of Bath lies Stonehenge, a majestic stone circle that has been the subject of much speculation ranging from how it was built to ceremonial significance. Audio tours are available on entry and it retains its magic whatever the season, but particularly around the summer and winter solstices. Around 25 miles away is Avebury, considered by many to be the most impressive of all remaining pre-historic earthworks in Europe.
For outdoor enthusiasts there is a wealth of walks, cycle rides and boating opportunities with cycle and canoe hire readily available. Bath is an ideal base for sporting aficionados, whether as spectators or participants when attending events such as rugby or football matches, Badminton Horse Trials, Castle Combe Circuit or perhaps taking a trip down to the coast where you will find Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, where the sailing events for the 2012 Olympics were held.
Last but by no means least, neighbouring Bristol with its iconic suspension bridge, floating harbour, SS Great Britain, vibrant street life and home to famous street artist, Banksy, should not be missed.
Whatever your taste, stay with Bath Holiday Rentals and our helpful, knowledgeable staff will assist you in planning your perfect stay in the West Country.
The apartment is located behind the world renowned Royal Crescent and close to St. James Square where you will find an Italian delicatessen, a coffee shop, newsagents, pub, florists, organic green-grocers and Cavendish Cooks. It is about a 10-15 minute stroll to the high street either past some of Bath's most stunning architecture or through Victoria Park. The city centre has a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, and the Thermae Spa for you to explore. The Marlborough Tavern gastro pub is adjacent and serves fabulous food with a large outdoor terrace for when the sun shines. Victoria Park is just down the street with botanical gardens, award winning play centre, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, hot air ballooning, miniature golf and much more. The Approach 18 hole golf course is across the road and has wonderful views of Bath and the surrounding hills.
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