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Country House close to Bath, Perfect for Friend & Family Groups.

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

An historic regency Bath stone country house built as a Spa hotel in 1746.

Once owned by Dr. William Oliver who invented the Bath bun and Bath Oliver! It's only 5 miles from Bath and 15mins in the car, but feels like a rural haven.. Perfect for family gatherings or groups with 5 double bedrooms and 2 other rooms that can take more temporary beds if required. Perfect for country walks and open fires but near enough for dinner in Bath. In the summer, relax in the 1 acre garden or visit the local pub.

Beautiful country feel but only 5miles from Bath. We love the location of the house as it feels rural, with fields to the back and woods infront of us.

We have a small boat you can hire for the weekend that sits on the beautiful Bath canal which will take you into Bath.. it will take 10 adults at a time.

We can arrange personal chef, cooking courses, experiences such as floristry course or Xmas wreath making. We also have a health nutrition expert who can give talks and healthy cookery tips. If you don't fancy being healthy then maybe an English tea served in the garden for your guests including the house original Bath Buns!

You can also hire a 6-8 person spa hot / tub jaccuzzi for the garden to complete the Bath Spa experience.

Guest access

There are 7 bedrooms and three reception rooms available for you to use. We normally use one of the bedrooms as a study which is available to you with a large iMac screen and printer available. Depending on your group size we also use the top bedroom as a cinema projector room - but don't get too excited its a bit a squeeze to get more than 5 adults in at a time, but allows multi-party guests to have some different spaces to chill out. Both these spaces can also be converted into rooms with high quality blow up beds and a single bed.

Guest interaction

We have a house manager Charlie (lady) who will normally welcome you and show you around. We / Charlie are then available on the mobile for any questions that arise during your stay.

Neighbourhood overview

We do have a good local pub called The Northey and this is 1/2 mile walk.

Getting around

A bus stop is directly opposite the pub and goes 3 times and hour into the centre of Bath. We do sometimes have a car you can hire if you like. Uber does operate in Bath but isn't always available.

Other things to note

We do have 2 friendly cats who hang around the house. We normally let them roam around and Charlie feeds them in the studio outside. We do have a raised 2ft pond in the garden, so please be aware this could cause an issue for toddlers.






Hair dryer






Cable TV

Indoor Fireplace

Wireless Internet

Laptop friendly workspace

Carbon monoxide detector

Smoke detector


Free parking on premise

Pets live on this property

Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 super king bed

Bedroom 2

1 super king bed

Bedroom 3

1 king bed

Bedroom 4

1 king bed

Bedroom 5

1 king bed

Bedroom 6

2 sofa beds

Bedroom 7

2 air mattresses

Common spaces

1 air mattress, 1 toddler bed

House Rules


Suitable for children (2-12 years)

Suitable for infants (under 2 years)

No smoking

No parties or events

Additional rules

No shoes upstairs please.

Help can be found at dc-activ, Bath.

Pets are allowed by discretion and o…+ More

Check-in: Anytime after 3 pm

Check-out: 11 am

Cancellation policy


50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival


2 nights minimum stay

More Details

Mark Davies
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Box in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Brissi - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    May - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Rose - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Sabrina - 1 Large Double Bed
    Attic - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Jane - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
MENU AVAILABLE To start: Roasted garlic and cauliflower soup with truffle oil and parmesan shavings * Tomato and basil bruschetta * Goats cheese and beetroot salad with toasted hazlenuts * Salmon and asparagus tart with dressed leaves Main Baked salmon fillets with herb and pesto crust on a bed of courgettini * Confit of duck with braised red cabbage, crushed potatoes and seasonal vegetables * Roasted haddock on a garlic, saffron and leek broth with garlic greens * Herb stuffed chicken Ballantine with sweet potato mash (or new potatoes), minted pea puree and garlic and chilli sprouted broccoli * West African Peanut and chicken curry with basmati rice, tarka dhall, spinach aloo Dessert Chocolate mousse with a side of berries cranberry and hazelnut biscotti * Stick toffee pudding * Lemon posset * Baked lemon cheesecake


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Country House close to Bath, Perfect for Friend & Family Groups.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Spa house delivered everything we could of wanted for a family get together and more. The huge gardens were perfect for the children to play in, with so much for them to do they were entertained for hours. The house itself is beautiful, it has so much space (and two staircases!), plenty of room for our party of eleven.

We were made to feel very welcome and look forward to visiting spa house again in the future 🙂🙂🙂

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gemma - we're glad you had such a good time and enjoyed the house
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  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted to have the opportunity to stay in the beautiful Spa House for a weekend in May. We had all come from the US and West Africa to attend a family wedding nearby, and the house gave us an excellent place to call home in between the festivities. We were welcomed very warmly by Felicity and found the spacious and luxurious accommodation well beyond our expectations. For us, a true ‘English experience’ to complement the very happy wedding celebrations. The garden was also gorgeous and wonderful to work off some jetlag when we arrived.

The Edlemann and Gilmartin families

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect few days

  • 5 of 5

We booked The Spa House as a base for our daughter's wedding in Calne. The house was perfect for the bridal party, the room outside the kitchen made a fantastic space for the hairdresser. Felicity was very welcoming and helpful. Are certainly hoping to make a return visit when with a bit of luck it won't snow.

Steve and Claire, Peterborough

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful house in a stunning location, and absolutely delightful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic stay at the Spa House. The owners went out for their way to make our stay very special over Christmas and were incredibly helpful in the lead up to and during our stay. The house was immaculate yet comfortable and beautifully decorated. It was the perfect setting for a fantastic family Christmas.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat for a stay in or around Bath.

  • 5 of 5

Spa House was truly amazing with traditional decor yet hi tech facilities.

The large gardens were well kept with numerous seating areas and facilities for children.

The local pub / restuarant (The Northey Arms) is no more than a 10 minute walk, and serves excellent beers, wine and food.

Another bonus, not previously mentioned is the fact that buses run from the Northey Arms into Bath every 30 minutes, in other words "park and ride" without the "park".

We would definitely stay at Spa House again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great weekend in a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Felicity could not have been more accommodating. They were in contact straight away and made sure we had everything we needed. We were a large group of ladies who had a fantastic hen weekend at this house. Everyone agreed they would love to come back one day! The garden was beautiful and despite the rain we still managed to make the best of it, there are lots of garden games available. The beds were really comfortable and some people slept longer than they had done in years! The house in general has lots of character and is very tastefully decorated. We loved our group dinners in the dining room with the little snug at the end and the kitchen is very well equipped. The Sonos sound system throughout the ground floor worked really well too. We didn't go into the nearby village but went for a short 5-10min walk to the local pub The Northey Arms and had a lovely afternoon, the surrounding area is very pretty. We were all genuinely sad to leave, particularly sad to say goodbye to the friendly cats! If you want a beautiful house & garden along with great communication from the hosts, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jo - we appreciate your kind words and for looking after the house so well... you're all welcome back anytime..
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Box, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
24 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
30 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Cleaning fee £300
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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