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River House Bath (plus Coach House if required)

River side lawn at River House Bath. River House sleeps 10
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 reviews
River side lawn at River House Bath. River House sleeps 10
Friary Coach House next to River House sleeps 4 and has kitchen, reception and shower room
BBQ terrace has portable BBQ and large fire pit over looking the river.
Hot tub in private courtyard between River House and Friary Coach House
Dining for up to 16 in the Conservatory
Fully kitted kitchen with additonal seating and larder leading out to river terrace
The large living room has a twowood burning stove and sitting area with books and television/dvd
Main living room with log-burning fires both ends of the room and study with travel library beyond.
Bedroom 1 as super king double has an en suite shower room
Shower room ensuite to Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2 as twin beds, can also be arranged as double
Bedroom 2 as double bedroom
Bathroom with shower en suite to Bedroom 2
Self-contained studio bedroom in West Wing with shower room has its own staircase and kitchenette
West Wing studio bedroom as twin
Bedroom 5 which can be arranged as a super king double or playroom
West Wing shower room
Bath and shower room ensuite to Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 as twin, can also be arranged as super king double
Local taxis and car hire
The Friary estate surrounding River House Bath
Nigel and Woody, mini Shetland ponies in the orchard
Large, fully-fitted kitchen with additional seating and large cooking range
Bedroom 5 as playroom/super king double
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Freshford, Somerset, England
River House Bath (AA 5 star-rated with Silver Award) is a 5 double bedroom house on on the small estate of Friary on the outskirts of Bath. It was once the site of a Carthusian Monastery and is scheduled by Historic England.

The nearby village of Freshford has a regular train service to Bath taking 9 minutes, as well as an excellent shop and popular cafe (open 7 days a week) and a destination pub - The Inn at Freshford, with a rustic bar, fine dining and live music on some nights.

River House Bath can be rented on its own for up to 10 guests. Friary Coach House (which can also be rented on its own) can accommodate a further 4 guests (it will be automatically included only if numbers are or exceed 12 guests). Together they comprise over 5,000 square feet of accommodation with 2 kitchens and several living/dining rooms, ideal for larger...
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About the Owner, Penny W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
The Caretaker lives on site as does the Housekeeper, in case you require anything during your stay.
There are rare breed animals on site, which guests are welcome to approach, but be careful not to feed or touch without the caretaker being present - he will be happy to show them to you.
There is a hot tub available from early morning to early evening and a BBQ and fire pit for which the wood is supplied.
In season, there is excellent coarse fishing on the private river bank.
Please ask the Caretaker for a list of local walks and pubs or historical information on the site of Friary which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Tranquillity and Darkness policy of the Cotswold Conservation Board also applies.
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John W
Stuart, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

12 of us decided to do a Christmas away from home in 2016. We went by in April of 2016 to have a look at River House. It was exactly what we were looking for so we booked in. Our family of 6 came from the USA. We also had folks from UK and Spain in the group as well....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We really have no words to describe the beauty of the place, the quality of River House and Coach House and the kindness and professionalism of Penny and Richard. They went above and beyond to accommodate every request, big or small, and to make sure that our stay was perfect. We had dream time, and it would have not been...

Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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A stunning house in an excellent location. We stayed here as a group for my friend's hen do and it was just perfect! Spacious and very clean it was just ideal for our weekend. The owners are on hand to help if you need anything and they were very helpful which made our stay relaxing and more enjoyable. I would...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
The ancient village of Freshford (which largely lies within a Conservation Zone) has a well-stocked village shop and cafe with a modern Italian menu and organic supplies on sale, as well as fresh local produce.
The village is a pleasant walk from Friary alongside the River Frome. Longer walks, but mainly on the flat, lead to Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Iford Manor and Avoncliffe Halt Station and the famous Cross Guns Pub in the adjacent River Avon valley.
Longleat is 8 miles to the south.
The historic weaving town of Bradford on Avon is nearby and can also be reached by railway.
To the south lies Frome, better known now for its arts and music scene than its industrial heritage of milling, weaving, brewing and engineering.
Getting around
There is a railway station at Freshford and the No.94 bus serves Central Bath
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 15.0 km
Railway: Freshford: 1.0 km


Take the A36 out of Bath going South.
This is in the direction of Frome and Warminster.
Pass signs to the village of Freshford on your left.
Pass Homewood Park Hotel also on your left and after about 1/2 mile further along the A36 (after the big bend to the left), you will see a X roads sign.
Go left there. You will also see a ‘No Through Road’ (T-shaped) sign.
This lane is sometimes called Friary Wood Lane or Green Lane on maps.
Be careful not to overshoot it! If you see the Iford turning left, you’ve gone too far.
Going down this narrow road you pass through Friary Wood, then over a cattle grate.
The little estate lies in front of you at this point and there is map showing where the buildings all are
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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