Caroline was lovely via email (prompt helpful responses) and even more so in person.
She greeted us with warm smiles, showed us the place, gave us a map and directions, and we had the feeling she was always available if we needed, without ever being intrusive. A really pleasant host who made us feel welcome and well taken care of.
The house is a lovely 10'-15' minute walk from the train station. Very handy despite not being right in the town center.
The whole town feels extremely safe even late at night. We walked back to the house at midnight without any problem.
Bath is quite expensive, but this place is one of the cheapest you can find. Also, it's not just a room in a B&B/hotel, it's a one bed apartment with cooking facilities.
The self-contained apartment is just next the owners' home and it shares the lovely garden, however you have your privacy, and you can go in and out the property by using a little gate at the back of the garden.
There are two comfy single beds (2 more people can sleep in the living room if needed), the bathroom has a bathtub/shower and even a washing machine, the kitchen/living room is lovely, with big windows that let you enjoy the view of the garden. The pictures you see here tell the truth.
It was great: instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate, biscuits, good variety of cereals, fresh fruit, ham, cheese, eggs, milk, butter, honey... and a freshly made loaf of bread (delicious!).
I will definitely be back and I would recommend this place to anyone.
Thanks again Caroline, you made us enjoy Bath even more!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden House is situated in a beautiful garden of a Georgian Terraced house. It is very private and secluded, and only a very short walk into the bustling city centre. The Garden House has been refurbished to a high finish. It is light and airy and sleeps 4 - double bedroom and pull out double bed. There is an area upstairs with steep stairs that can act as a chill out area or can accommodate another 2 single beds if required (with additional costs for 6). The kitchen is well appointed if you want to cook with oven, microwave and hob. There is a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. Beautiful bathroom/wet room with walk in shower and also a bath. The Kennet and Avon Canal is 1 minute away with beautiful walks. The local supermarket is similar distance and very well stocked for most things. National Trust land only a few minutes away for great walks and beautiful views of the city. It is really quick and easy to get into the city and only takes a 10 minute stroll to be amongst the shops, sites, bars and restaurants. The Garden House is very close to the city centre. It takes no more than 10 minutes to walk down the hill and into the city. Number 18 (university bus) bus stops on Bathwick Hill nearby by the Tesco mini-supermarket. ... more less