Want to escape the everyday with a romantic break or weekend stay in Bath? Our city may be renowned for its architecture and culture, but its luxury self-catering properties are also something to write home about, and now is the perfect time to make post-lockdown plans.
Here, Bath Self Catering talk us through six of their brilliant properties, meaning you can plan your ideal escape to the West Country.
Offering panoramic views over the Georgian city of Bath, Hope Place brings the epitome of modern luxury to the place that inspired Jane Austen and Thomas Gainsborough. Nestled within the leafy residential suburb of Lansdown, this prestigious Grade II listed private estate offers the serenity of six acres of manicured gardens and tennis courts, all within a short stroll of the city’s most iconic attractions.
The Old Smithy Loft
Dating from the late 1800s, this property was once the workplace of local blacksmiths, and despite being lovingly transformed into a luxury boutique apartment, it still retains much of its original charm. Located in a quiet area of the city centre, this spacious first-floor apartment is family-managed with two large bedrooms and an open plan living, kitchen and dining space. The award-winning property offers free private parking – which can prove rare so close to the centre – and is a mere two-minute walk from the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Retreat in comfort to this beautifully refurbished two-bedroom cottage in a tranquil corner of Bath; just a ten-minute stroll into the city centre. This charming and historic property dates back to 1843 and provides an ideal escape for a romantic getaway, or simply a base for exploring the great sights of the West Country.
Serene Garden Apartment
A real treat to behold, this tranquil Georgian apartment is located in the heart of the city on Great Pulteney Street, but also hides a quiet green space right on the doorstep of the city. Beautifully decorated throughout and comfortably sleeping five, it is ideal for a getaway with your nearest and dearest, with plenty of space throughout.
If you’re after a sumptuous bolthole to escape to, The Place offers all the mod-cons you'd expect from a luxury apartment, with fittings and furnishings specifically chosen with your comfort in mind, from fresh linens to fluffy towels. There is also a well-equipped kitchen from which to savour stunning views over the city skyline.
This thrifty getaway takes its name from its prior purpose, when owner Jane and her team made horse rugs in their workshop. Since then, it has been overhauled and beautifully transformed into a stylish but comfortable house with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. Located close to the Cotswold Way, this alternative self-catering let offers a true escape to the country, despite Bath’s historic city being just five miles away.