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Renovated in October 2010 this one bedroom character cottage is located just two miles from the centre of Bath. Spread over three floors there is a generous sized bedroom on the ground floor with a king size bed and an occasional single or double bed, a lounge on the first floor, with an occasional double sofa bed and a kitchen/diner on the top floor with rooftop views over the village to the hill beyond. The top floor bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over and has been fully tiled in natural stone. The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with a microwave, gas hob, electric oven, washer/dryer and dishwasher. There is full central heating, free broadband WI-Fi, free local and national phone calls and Freeview television. Parking is free on-street parking. There are plenty of great places to eat within walking as are canal and riverside walks and the outstandingly beautiful St. Catherine Valley.
Batheaston: Batheaston is a small historic village on the edge of the Cotswold and St. Catherine Valley. Access by car or bus takes a few minutes and it takes about 40 minutes to walk to Bath along the canal tow path. During the season there is a boat service to Bath. Within a short walk from the cottage there are several good local pubs and restaurants, a small supermarket, chemist, fish and chip shop and hairdressers.
Bath City: Bath is a city in Somerset in the south west of England. It is situated 99 miles (159 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. The population of the city is about 80,000. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590, and was made a county borough in 1889 which gave it administrative independence from its' county, Somerset.
The city was founded, among surrounding hills, in the valley of the River Avon around naturally-occurring hot springs where the Romans built baths and a temple, giving it the name Aquae Sulis. Edgar was crowned the first king of England at Bath Abbey in 973. Much later it became popular as a spa resort during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone.The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Bedroom: This large bedroom has a really good quality king size bed, bedside tables with side lights, bedside rugs, double wardrobe, full length mirror, five drawer dresser, and hair dryer. The studio sofa bed converts to a comfortable single bed. Cotton bedding and plenty of towels are provided....moreless
Bathroom: The stylish bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over, heated towel rail and a huge mirror. The bathroom is fully tiled with travertine stone tiles. Plenty of towels are provided....moreless
The property is arranged over three floors, has gas central heating, free broadband Wi-fi and a telephone that is free to use for local and national calls. The cottage is non-smoking. There is free on-street parking, usually very close by. Originally a Georgian church furniture workshop the building was converted around 1920 and retains some character....moreless
There is a collection of maps, local guide books, local history books, hardback books and paperback novels....moreless
All linen is provided including for the occasional beds if required....moreless
The separate lounge has a really comfortable large sofa that converts to a good double bed, two stylish easy chair, coffee table, a side board, TV with Freeview, CD player/IPod dock and wall lights....moreless
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There is free on-street parking, usually close by. No one has ever highlighted a problem finding a space....moreless
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The telephone is free for local and national calls....moreless
Plenty of towels of different sizes are provided....moreless
The washing machine is capable of drying small loads....moreless
The brand new fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, a fridge with a freezer compartment, electric oven and a gas four plate hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle & cookware.
Where the check-in day is Saturday the check-out day is also Saturday.
Weekend rates apply to Friday, Saturday nights and Bank Holiday weekends.
A 30% deposit is required to secure the property and the balance is due 60 before arrival.
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This is an entire region of fascinating depth and historical context. The area has varied geography including river valleys and rolling hills. The history of human habitation is long but expanded massively during Roman times, and played significant roles in the Saxon era and English civil war. Industry developed from a largely agricultural basis to include coal mining with the coming of canals and railways. Bath itself developed as a spa resort in Georgian times and remains a major cultural tourism centre having gained World Heritage City status.
Batheaston was named Estone in the Domesday Book and is overlooked by Solsbury Hill which is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and was an Iron Age hill fort occupied between 300 BC and 100 BC. It is also linked to Bathampton on the south bank of the river via a toll bridge. Near the river crossing is the site of a Roman villa. Elsewhere in secluded St Catherine’s valley is the Tudor manor house, St Catherine's Court.
There are many places to visit including tithe barns, ancient churches, pristine villages and the Cotswold Way. The West Country features not only the amazing city of Bath, but Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury and Glastonbury. Longleat Safari Park and many National Trust country houses are less than one hour by car.
Year Purchased: 2001
About: My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own all
the properties we let and that currently includes two cottages in beautiful Freshford near Bath; one
one bedroom cottage just outside Bath and The Old Museum in Looe, Cornwall.
We have designed the business on our own experiences of travelling and staying in holiday
apartments. Here are our main principles:
• Be as responsive as possible to any email communication from the customer. We try to
answer all emails within the hour.
• Offer interesting, historic buildings in a beautiful and relaxing environment.
• Offer locations that work well without a car.
• Try to make the properties as close to a “home from home” as possible.
• Work hard to keep the standard of maintenance as high as possible.
• We pay a bonus to our housekeeper if the words “spotlessly clean” appear in a review.
• Make the business of booking as simple and straightforward as possible.
• Trust our guests.
• Provide enough information to enable guests to find the property easily.
• Make the check in as simple as possible.
• Provide a stress-free holiday from beginning to end.
Why Bath: The Batch, Batheaston was completely renovated June 2013. It is located in a
lovely Cotswold village, yet surprisingly close to the City of Bath. All our
previous experience has come together in creating this holiday cottage.
This cottage is for you if you:
• Enjoy the wonderful walks along the canal, rivers and the beautiful St Catherine Valley.
• Be able to get into Bath Centre within ten minutes, with or without your car.
• Explore Bradford-on-Avon, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Bristol, Wells and the many other towns
and cities that are within an hour by train or car.
• Relax and enjoy the peace of the English Countryside.
• Enjoy cosy winter evenings.
• Find out how friendly the people of Batheaston are.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: • Completely renovated in June 2013.
• Close to some great typical pubs that serve good food and often has live music.
• Boat service to Bath during the season.
• Peaceful location in Georgian village.
• Friendly shop opposite and village amenities five minutes walk away.
• Close to many attractions, country house estates and National Trust Properties.
• Many things to do for everyone of all ages.
• Bus stop for Bath outside the front door so forget the car and parking.
• A safe and healthy environment for children.