Type: Guest House
The Edgar Townhouse is a small friendly guest house located on Great Pulteney Street in the centre of Bath. The house was designed in the classical Georgian style between 1780-1790 by the architect Thomas Baldwin, and lies on the former estate of Sir William Johnston Pulteney who developed the land and gave his name to the street.
The Edgar Townhouse is named after King Edgar who was crowned the first King of England in AD973. Edgar was crowned in Saxon monastery, which was destroyed and is now replaced by the 15thC abbey, which is a short walk from the guesthouse.
When UNESCO designated Bath a World Heritage site in 1987 it put Bath on a par architecturally with the great beauties of Florence and Rome.
Great Pulteney Street one of Europe's most magnificent avenues designed by Thomas Baldwin to be exactly 1000ft long and 100ft wide. At one end of Great Pulteney Street is Pulteney Bridge, which was modelled by Robert Adam on the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Walk over this bridge and you are in the centre of Bath, close to the Roman Baths, the pump rooms and the famous Royal Crescent and Victoria Park.
Bath is a city of all seasons. The famous Jane Austen lived in Bath and set many of her novels here as did Charles Dickens. Throughout the city the honey coloured stone buildings are built in tiered ranks, crescents, parades and squares are interspersed by spaces, which sympathetically link buildings and landscape.
The Edgar Townhouse is privately owned and has been converted into comfortable 18 bedrooms bed and breakfast accommodation. Most of the rooms have original fireplaces and carved ceilings. The rooms are centrally heated and are a mixture if double, twin, single and family rooms, all having their own private shower and WC, colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
The proprietors aim to offer good clean accommodation at an affordable price in the centre of Bath. Most of the main tourist attractions are within easy walking distance including the shops and excellent restaurants where one can sample local food, such as the Bath Buns, Sally Lunn Cakes, Bath Chaps and most famous Bath Olivers.
Free internet terminal, wifi and free UK calls. See guesthouse for restrictions.
Rooms at the guesthouse are situated over 6 floor and we do not have a lift.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The guesthouse has a 3 day cancellation policy. A contract is now in existence and you are advised to take out holiday insurance as you are liable for the amount stated. In the event of non-arrival we reserve the right to charge you for the cost of the room. Guests are asked to confirm their cancellation in writing quoting the cancellation number given by the receptionist upon notice. For stays of 7 nights and more the first nights stay is non-refundable if cancelled at any point. There is a 2 night minimum stay at the weekend.
- 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Capacity||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Double (En-Suite) 5th Floor check in: 3-8.30pm||2||£79.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Double (En-Suite) check in: 3-8.30pm||2||from £70.00 to £85.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Double (En-Suite) for single occupancy check in: 3-8.30pm||1||£70.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Double (En-suite) Lower Ground Floor check in: 3-8.30pm||2||£79.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Family / Quad (En-Suite) (1 double bed, 2 single beds) check in: 3-8.30pm||4||£150.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Single (En-Suite) check in: 3-8.30pm||1||from £63.00 to £70.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Triple (En-Suite) (1 double bed, 1 single bed) check in 3-8.30pm||3||from £90.00 to £130.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Twin (En-Suite) 2nd/4th Floor check in: 3-8.30pm||2||£79.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Twin (En-Suite) 4th Floor check in: 3-8.30pm||2||from £70.00 to £140.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Twin (En-Suite) 5th Floor check in: 3-8.30pm||2||£79.00 per room (breakfast included)|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per unit per week or per unit per night for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Film or TV location
- In town/city centre
- Non smoking establishment
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest - A Georgian town house situated in the prestigious Great Pulteney Street which is exactly 100 feet long by 100 feet wide. The hotel was built by Thomas Baldwin between 1780 to 1790 and still retains many period features.
Children & Infants
- Accept children all ages
- Food/bottle warming available
Parking & Transport
- Off site parking
- Cater for vegetarians
- Serve breakfast
- Delta accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates
- Switch accepted
- Visa accepted
Room / Unit Features
- Colour television in all bedrooms
- Four poster beds available
- Hairdryer in all bedrooms
- Non smoking rooms available
- Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
- Accept coach parties
- Broadband Internet Access
- Central heating throughout
- Ironing facilities
- Public telephone
- Separate guests' lounge
From M4 jct 18
Follow signs A46 to Bath for 10 miles. Join A4 to Bath. Continue on A4 for 1 mile until major traffic lights, keep to inside lane. There is a sign at traffic lights left to Warminster. Follow this direction going over iron bridge. Keep on to the end of this road passing the fire station. At the end, turn right at junction and take 2nd turning right down Gt. Pulteney Street. The guesthouse is situated on the left-hand side.
Public Transport Directions
From Bath Spa
Leaving station head straight ahead down Manvers Street. Pass bookbinders and police station. Manvers Street leads into Pierrepont Street. Continue straight on, the river will be on your right. Go right over Pulteney Bridge and continue straight over the roundabout with fountain. You are now in Great Pulteney Street and the guesthouse is half way down on the right hand.