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Splendid 7 bedroom Georgian self catering town house in central Bath

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Georgian town house sleeping 14 in 7 bedrooms. TripAdvisor rated 5/5.

Rennie House has been sympathetically designed combining Georgian period charm with contemporary comfort, style and safety. Rated 5/5 with a certificate of excellence on T r i p A d v i s o r. Seven elegant bedrooms sleeping 14 people, provides flexible accommodation for groups of friends, families and corporate events. The dining room with mellow Bath stone walls and wood panelling, seats 14 comfortably around a huge dining table. The adjoining spacious kitchen is superbly equipped for enthusiastic cooks or just a great place for making a cup of late night cocoa. The south facing first floor sitting room with delightful views over Bath to the green hills beyond, is the perfect place to relax on big cosy sofas after a day sightseeing or shopping. There are three luxurious bathrooms, so no long waits for a bath. Two bathrooms have huge double ended baths and big walk in showers, the third is a funky wet room with shower and WC. A utility room with washer/dryer and WC adds to the convenience of the house. The pretty courtyard garden is perfect for BBQ and summer drinks.

More About Rennie House: built from the famous golden Bath stone, Rennie House is comfortable, warm and quiet while being very close to the centre of town. The south facing house is spread over five floors with light streaming in through large sash windows looking out across the town to the hills beyond. There are seven bedrooms, two singles and five with twin or super king beds. One of these also has a single bed. Each bedroom has a distinctive character with subtle colour schemes and wallpapers as the backdrop to a charming mix of vintage and contemporary furniture. There is ample hanging and storage space and good mirrors in every bedroom. Beds are handmade by a traditional English company. Goose down duvets and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets guarantee a relaxing night of comfort and luxury. Individual toiletries are provided for each guest. The house features original art and if you fall in love with any of the pictures they can be bought from the artist. Parking is provided.

Not just a rental house, but a whole holiday: At the centre of Rennie House is the beautiful dining room with Bath stone walls, wood panelling and a black Victorian cooking range creating a wonderful, comfortable atmosphere for relaxed meals around the huge oak table seating fourteen. Lounge on a pew from a Devon church and watch others whip up a banquet in the fabulous black wood kitchen with a range cooker, American fridge freezer and two dishwashers to cut down on drudgery. If you want food delivered, meals provided or a chef to cook for you, anything can be arranged (for additional charge). If you would like suggestions for activities, we can book classes in arts and crafts, cookery, wine tasting and jewellery making, in the town or around the dining table at Rennie House (for additional charge). Booking for the theatre, restaurants and entertainments can be arranged too (for additional charge). With Bath's full calendar of literary, music, film and food festivals, vintage and the Christmas markets, heritage museums and the Theatre Royal, you will never be short of things to see and do.

Out and about in Bath: Rennie House, built in 1768 when Georgian Bath was being developed, is a perfect example of a five storey Georgian town house. Jane Austen's parents were married in St Stephen's church Walcot, a few hundred yards from the house. Today Walcot is famous for art galleries, design and antique furniture shops, groovy cafes and vintage shops. On Saturday, browse in the antique market after brunch at Ben's cafe then walk a little further down Walcot and you are in the centre of Bath with its Roman Baths, intriguing individual shops and numerous tourist attractions. Nowhere is far to walk in Bath. Criss-cross the town dip in and out of the shops and marvel at the beautiful yellow Bath stone Georgian terraces and crescents. You can swim in outside heated pool on the roof of the Thermae Spa in the natural warm waters which gave Bath its name. If you fancy a taste of the country, take a boat trip through fields to Bathampton Mill for a drink and a meal. Nowhere offers more than Bath

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Carter
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Sam Carter

I live in Bath with my wonderful wife and my two fantastic children. Rennie House and Benson Cottage are a family run business. My mum did all the interior design of both houses. I run the business. Because it is a family run business I really do care about the houses and our guests having a fantastic time.

Sam Carter purchased this house in 2010

Why Sam Carter chose Bath & North East Somerset

Rennie House is a beautiful Georgian townhouse from 1768. My mum did an amazing job designing the interior and it's simply wonderful to spend time in it. It is perfectly located in Bath city centre and only 10 minutes walk to all major attractions - Roman Bath, Bath Abbey, Thermae Spa. It's only 5 mins walk to restaurants and bars.

What makes this house unique

There is no city more beautiful than Bath. It is unique and a truly wonderful place to stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Superbly appointed kitchen, wonderfully comfortable beds and charmingly deoorated. We had a wonderful weekend of good wine and good company. Thank you Rachel - your property is gorgeous and we'll be looking for an excuse to return.
Feb 2012
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wet room
  • The luxurious bathrooms have large double-ended baths, huge walk in showers and are decorated with funky architectural wallpaper. These splendid rooms are a strong added attraction to Rennie House. Many houses in Bath have tiny bathrooms added to the back of the house, but these are beautiful rooms to relax and luxuriate in comfort and style. The shower room on the top floor is tiled throughout with a wet floor for a more relaxed feel. The shower room has a WC and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , twin beds or super king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds or super king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds or super king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds or super king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , twin beds or super king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , single bed and fold up bed
  • All the bedrooms have their own individual character. On the top floor there are 3 cosy attic rooms: one is a single and two either two twins or one super king bed. The large bedroom on the second floor facing south has two twin or one super king bed and a comfortable single day bed with a pocket sprung mattress. Next to the sitting room on the first floor with adjoining door, is a pretty single bed and fold up bed (if needed) which doubles as a second sitting room. There is a single day bed (and fold up bed if needed), two chairs, a chest of drawers and full length built in hanging cupboard. The ground floor has two good sized bedrooms which can be arranged as twins or super kings doubles. All bedrooms have hanging and storage space and good mirrors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house has five floors with many stairs. People with mobility difficulties can stay in two bedrooms on the ground floor, where the dining room, kitchen and a large bathroom are down one flight of stairs and the sitting room up two short flights. These rooms would be suitable for elderly people who can manage some stairs. Care needs to be taken with very small children on the many stairs. The steep stone steps to the garden are not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or very small children.

Reviews

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Splendid 7 bedroom Georgian self catering town house in central Bath
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
5

A really lovely house, brilliantly located

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. We were 11 in total staying and we had a further 6 guests join us for dinner on the Saturday night. The house was perfect, and everything was made easy through Sam the owners helpful correspondence and the house being excellently equipped and lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you all had a good time at Rennie House and that your parent's enjoyed their anniversary party. Thank you for booking with us. The house was left in perfect condition. You're all welcome back anytime!
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5

An Excellent Weekend All Round

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a great location for visiting Bath. Everything we needed was provided – including a welcome pack of tea, bread etc. Sam made the whole experience smooth and stress-free, from initial enquiry right up to vacating the property, also sending us a list of options for places to visit and eat out beforehand. This was a 50 year reunion of 7 university mates and wives, and I have had so many kind accolades from them all for choosing this place. A very happy experience all round. Thank you Sam and Rennie House.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We were in a party of 12 who stayed in the house.

The location is excellent. A short walk takes you into the centre of Bath and it's main tourist attractions.

We were provided with a parking permit that allowed us to park close to the house. The parking is on steep streets so you'll get some exercise even going to and from your car!

The exterior is a typical Bath town house and lis very attractive. The interior is equally lovely, clean and well furnished. Our bedroom was very comfortable. There is a relaxing lounge, a spacious and very well equipped kitchen and a very sociable dining area. The number of bathrooms is adequate, one with an interesting layout of a bath in the centre of the room.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. Wonderful to read you all had a good time at Rennie House and in Bath. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You were all great guests and are very welcome back anytime. Best wishes, Sam
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Super house to share with friends and family

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Bath at Rennie House which is perfectly located to explore this wonderful town. The house was very well equipped and ideal for a holiday with extended family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah. Great to read you all had a good time at Rennie House and in Bath. Thank you for booking and looking after the house. You were all perfect guests. Please do come again. Thanks, Sam
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5

An experience to remember!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, brother in law and I rented Rennie House through the Christmas period and took away 11 other members of our family for a few days for some well earned rest after the festivities.

We came across it purely by accident on the internet after an exhaustive search trying to find somewhere to house us all and decided to book it solely on the pictures posted. We were amazed by how easy and quick it all was - everything was done via telephone and email and no question was too much trouble to answer.

On arrival, first job was to explore everything that the house has to offer and it's only then that it becomes obvious that the pictures really do not do it justice!! Elegantly decorated and furnished, the house offers pure luxury in every room, while still maintaining a very homely feel. With children in our party we were a little concerned that the house might be a little to unliveable, but it couldn't have been further from the truth!! It really doesn't feel like the kind of house you have to be scared to sit down in, it just feels like home, and a lot of thought has obviously gone into making it exactly that way.

The huge dining table very quickly became the hub of the home. While the family cooks got busy in the exceptionally well equipped open plan style kitchen/ dining room, the rest of the adults drank and chatted at the table while the kids played some of the many board games provided. Once fed, the two dishwashers took the full strain of clearing up after 14 people. Heaven!!

All three bathrooms were beautifully done, with the one on the second floor with the roll top bath and large shower cubicle being fought over most.

The lounge provided more than enough space and very comfortable seating for our entire mob to enjoy relaxing evenings, then off to a large bed complete with crisp white linen.

The house is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre, but it takes you past the most interesting and varied independant stores and boutiques along the way, including the glass making workshop and craft making centre.

I would thoroughly recommend Rennie House to anyone and I can honestly say that the only critisism that I could pass is the lack of front door keys. We only had one, so arranging for the person with the key to be the first back when we all went out was tricky, but we managed!

We're already looking at booking again for next Christmas and I have a feeling we'll have to be quick to make sure no-one else snaps it up!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Stonehenge
"Amazing to visit something so old and historic. Truly one of the wonders of the world."
Roman Baths
"Fantastic museum full of interesting interactive exhibits and information. It has such beaut..."
Thermae Bath Spa
"The Thermae Spa is a must to anyone visiting Bath. Really relaxing to float in the pool and ..."
Royal Crescent
"The most beautiful spot in Bath. The architecture is splendid and the views over Royal Victo..."
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
"Great family day out to see the animals in the safari. Plus there's a brilliant adventure park."
Pulteney Bridge
"A beautiful bridge in the centre of Bath"
Sally Lunn's Tea Rooms
"The oldest tea rooms in Bath. They freshly bake the famous Sally Lunn's buns"
Jane Austen Centre
"If you love Jane Austen you have to visit this place"
Theatre Royal, Bath
"Check their listings for the best plays and musicals."
The Real Italian Pizza Co
"Great place for large groups and families for reasonably priced pizzas and lots of fun."
The Circus
"Beautiful architecture"
The Pump Room Restaurant
"Next to the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. A great place to stop for afternoon tea."
Same-Same but Different
"Great cafe for delicious tapas"
Komedia Bath
"Great place for comedy and music"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Hudson Bar
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bath Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bath Spa
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Junction 18 M4
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Hudson Bar
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Weston-Super-Mare
Car: not necessary

Rennie House is a short level stroll from the centre of the World Heritage city of Bath, famous for Roman Baths, the Thermae Spa and glorious Georgian architecture. The Jane Austen Centre and other fascinating museums are no more than 10 minutes walk from the house. Bath is under two hours from central London and Heathrow Airport by train. Bristol airport only 50 minutes by car. Along with countless historical attractions, Bath has excellent restaurants, bars and clubs and amazing shopping at independently owned boutiques, galleries and vintage stores. The magical German Christmas market in late November and December is a must.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bath, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December special offer
25 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£750
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,700
 
 
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£950
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,500
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£850
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,700
 
 
High Season
27 Mar 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£975
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£950
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Winter season: 26th Sep 2017 to 2nd Jan 2018

Midweek: Mon - Thu
2 nights £1200
3 nights £1250

Weekends
2 nights £1500
3 nights £1700

Week
7 nights £3500

Christmas
4 nights £2900

New Year
2 nights £2500
3 nights £2700
4 nights £2900

Low Season: 3rd Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018

Midweek: Mon - Thu
2 nights £1200
3 nights £1250

Weekends
2 nights £1700
3 nights £1900

Week
7 nights £2700

High Season: 27th Mar 2018 - 24th Sep 2018

Midweek: Mon - Thu (all year)
2 nights £1200
3 nights £1250

Weekends
2 nights £1950
3 nights £2100

Week
7 nights £3500

Bank Holidays and Half Term
3 nights £2200

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
3 night £2200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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