This Luxury South Facing Garden Level Apartment is located within a double width Georgian Residence with parts dating back to the 18th and 19th Centuries. The self contained accommodation is approached through the main communal hall of the house and down a short flight of steps to the garden level. The Internal Natural Water Spring is the main feature just outside the entrance to the apartment.
The house and this apartment were extensively refurbished a few years ago to exacting standards retaining many interesting features. In addition the apartment enjoys the benefit of having a side door onto the south facing patio and garden which guests are welcome to use. Although less than a kilometre from the city centre the views are surprisingly countrified with a plethora of beautiful trees interspersed with fields.
The spacious accommodation is definitely worth considering for up to two couples wanting to stay briefly in Bath on a 2 day minimum 'B & B' Self Service basis and is also ideal for those wanting to stay longer on a Self Catering basis.
It is also worth noting that Church Street is a quiet residential street (well away from main roads) which leads to the local Manor House and Church dating back to the 15th Century. There are pleasant walks nearby including the Skyline Walk, a stroll around Prior Park Gardens (National Park) or delightful canal tow path walks with cycle rides available for bikers. However one of the prime advantages of staying at Somerset House is that it is only a few minutes walk into Widcombe where there are a couple of excellent gastro pubs and a small busy cafe. On the far side of the river, a further 2 - 3 minutes walk, is the main line train station and the bus terminus. Alternatively it will only take about 15 minutes walk from Somerset House to access the City Centre where there are numerous restaurants, museums, library, theatre, Roman Baths, and Spa facilities. Taxis are always available to and from the City Centre at between £3.50 and £5.00 a journey (Abbey Taxis 01225 444444).
The Accommodation in More Detail Comprises:
Cantilevered Stone Staircase leading to Private Hallway
Good Size Living Room with 3 Double Settees and 32" Flat Screen 'SKY' Television
Natural Wood French Kitchen Fully Equipped with Integral Fridge, Microwave/Oven & Dishwasher,
Internal Character Vaulted Dining Room with French Oak Table and 2 Benches seating up to 8 people
Large Double Bedroom overlooking the garden with recessed wardrobe, settee, 2 chest of drawers and flat screen TV
Small Cosy Double Bedroom with 4' 6" wide bed and bedside tables
Luxury Natural Stone Tiled Bathroom with Bath & Large Shower Cubicle. Use of Character Stairwell Cloakroom
Cupboard Housing Washing Machine
Gas Fired Central Heating - Fire Alarm meeting current regulations
On Street Parking (Permits Provided)
Use of Sunny South Facing Garden
Directions from M3/A303/A36/B3110 approaching Bath from the SOUTH
(This is the best approach from London South (Gatwick or Dover), Southampton and the South).
Head away from London on the M3, then after Basingstoke take the A303 (towards Exeter). After about 45 kilometres (30 miles) and about 5 kilometres after Winterbourne Stoke, take the A36 past Stonehenge (signposted Warminster and then Bath). Keep following the A36 and after about another 45 kilometres (30 miles) you will drop down a long windy hill and pass over a viaduct with traffic lights on the far side. Turn left at these lights and proceed to the top of the hill where there is a roundabout. Turn right and follow the road for about a kilometre. Just past the entrance to Bath University (on the right) there is a junction where you fork left into what will become Widcombe Hill. Then after about 1 kilometre take the third turning on the left into Church Street. Somerset House is about 100 metres on right hand side of this narrow street. We will provide parking permit. Press bell No 2 for Simon & Angela Calvert-Jones.
from the SOUTH WEST
If you are travelling from Plymouth or Exeter probably best to head for the M5 and travel north to Junction 15 where you take the M4 towards London and follow directions above from Junction 18. The alternative is to leave the M5 by Exeter and to travel towards Honiton on the A30, then continue on the A303 for about 50 kilometres (30 miles) as far as the junction roundabout with the A37 and follow that road past Shepton Mallet. About 4 kilometres (2 miles) further on fork right onto the A367 which after some 20 miles takes you right down into Bath. At the bottom of this road is a large roundabout system under the railway line. Turn right under the first railway arch, (ignore first left into City Centre) and go under second rail arch and take first left onto dual carriageway. Filter into right lane and after 400 metres turn right and then immediately left just before the White Hart Pub onto Widcombe Hill. Travel about 400 metres up Widcombe Hill and turn third right into Church Street. Somerset House is about 100 metres on right hand side of this narrow street. We will provide parking permit. Press bell No 2 for Simon & Angela Calvert-Jones.