Bath Spa and Batheaston are such lovely places to visit that you will not want to leave. I have visited the area many times, and at the end of my holiday, I always wish I could stay longer. I have found a wide variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts, Airbnbs, pubs and restaurants in the area; there is something for everyone! In addition, the bus service that runs between the two towns is quick, convenient and inexpensive.
One of my favorite places to stay is Brooks Guesthouse. This elegant bed and breakfast is close to Royal Victoria Park and the Royal Crescent. It is quiet, comfortable, the breakfast is delicious, and the staff are pleasant and helpful. I have stayed here twice and would stay again in a heartbeat. I don’t have many photos of Brooks, except for this little apple tree that grows along the side of the building.
In Batheaston we stayed at an Airbnb called Coronation Cottage. This delightful cottage has a stone fireplace, wood beamed ceilings, spacious kitchen, a spiral staircase that leads to the upper floors, and a lovely outdoor sitting area. Our host, Nick is terrific, and even hurried over one evening when we had forgotten the key. It is located in a quiet area, and the Gather Cafe, just over the road as they say in the UK, is a good spot for breakfast.
The neighborhood is lovely, and is a nice place to stroll and take photos.
From Coronation Cottage, it is a nice walk to the Bathampton Mill, a pub that has creative and delicious food in a beautiful setting next to the river.
Photo curtesy of theTravelsketcher.
In Bath, we had a delicious lunch at a French restaurant called Raphael. We enjoyed a bottle of chardonnay over a long leisurely lunch. Hey, we were on vacation!
There are old photos on the walls, and I found this one of what the building looked like in 1912.
As a side note, you will find many talented buskers in Bath. It seemed like every time we turned a corner, we heard another one.
Sadly, I did’t get her name, but she has a fabulous voice!
Have you visited Bath and Batheaston? If so, please comment below with your favorite places to visit.