|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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In the golden heart of classic Georgian Bath is a shimmering apartment for two with a tranquil terraced courtyard garden. Bask in the glow of this beautifully decorated home with handsome Georgian proportions and elegant period details. Surrounded by historic architecture, galleries, museums, fine restaurants and gorgeous boutiques, this wonderful apartment has the Midas touch.
The large elegant living room has lofty ceilings, ornate cornices, an antique chandelier and gorgeous muted gold papered walls. Tall sash windows with working shutters overlook the smart historic Queensbury hotel on a listed Georgian terrace complete with black iron railings and decorative balconies. Two large handsome sofas and a comfortable armchair surround a large grey marble fireplace with mirror over. There is a TV with DVD and a selection of films, books and games.
The bedroom is romantic, tranquil and similarly decorated in gold tones, with a 6'bed (which can be made up as a twin room with two 3' beds.) An antique wardrobe sits in a wide alcove with a central chest of drawers and an easy chair and iPod docking clock radio placed by the window with its sweeping drapes.
The apartment continues down three steps to a delightful curved lobby lined with bookish wallpaper, with doors into the bathroom, utility cupboard and kitchen.
The contemporary bathroom is fully tiled in travertine with a bath (with shower over), a hand basin and WC. There is a separate utility cupboard housing a combined washing machine and dryer, domestic appliances and shelf space.
The kitchen combines the old with the new, with an antique pine table and contemporary chairs to seat 4, in front of an exposed bath stone chimney breast. Surrounding this is a contemporary glossy cream and grey kitchen with a well organised array of crockery and cutlery. The kitchen provides an induction hob, an electric oven, a microwave, dishwasher, and a large Smeg fridge and small separate freezer. French doors lead out to a charming terraced courtyard garden.
The garden is a green sanctuary with bath stone walls, broad stone steps and mature trees and shrubs on 3 levels. You can hear the gentle chimes of The Christchurch on Julian Road. A store-room provides two folding outdoor chairs and a table for alfresco dining.
We have a great time in Bath and the apartment was absolutely perfect! We were lucky with the weather so the garden was a plus.
The bed was extremely comfortable and the lounge a delight. It was also nice to be a short walk out from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to make it easy to enjoy everything. All in all a lovely stay
From the initial booking inquiries to the introduction to the apartment when we arrived, to each day and night if our stay, we couldn't have asked for a better location to spend leisure time in Bath. The apartment is located mid-hill, which put us a quick walk from city center, but out of the crush of thousands of Christmas Market visitors arriving each day.
The apartment was very well appointed, but felt comfortable and easy to use. Although we didn't cook while there, we appreciated the convenient kitchen for mornings spent over coffee and yogurt and afternoons with wine and cheese.
The bed was VERY comfortable (which made it a little difficult to start our days too early), and the living room allowed the one of us who is an earlier riser to read, watch television or look at the computer without waking the later riser.
As we brought limited clothing and had just spent 5 days in London, we made good use of the washer/dryer combo, too.
Alexa, Olivia and Sara could not have been more welcoming or accommodating with the restaurant tips, meeting us at the house, extending our stay another day (because it was just too lovely to leave). We felt we'll-supported.
This house goes on our list of properties to return to in the future!
Surrounding you are the splendours of Georgian Bath with the Assembly Rooms visible and The Circus and Royal Crescent only a minutes walk. Museums and galleries abound with The Fashion Museum and The Museum of Bath at Work at either end of the street. The city centre is on your doorstep with a great choice of shopping and entertainment and many more historic sites to explore. There are exceptional restaurants on the doorstep. Dine at The Olive Tree opposite, The Circus Restaurant on Brock Street, Casanis Restaurant on Saville Row past the Assembly rooms, or for a more informal bistro style try The Chequers on Rivers Street. In a maze of smaller streets close to the apartment are St James Parade or Margaret's buildings providing gorgeous boutiques, a hairdressers, barbers, chemist, florists, delicious delis, news agents, organic greengrocers and Cavendish Cooks with home cooked food to take away that can be pre-ordered.
There are frequent trains to London Paddington or Bristol and the Bath Spa train and coach stations are a 15 minute walk. Alternatively there is a parking permit provided allowing you to park on Russel Street itself or on neighbouring streets in resident bays on a first come basis.
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