12. 1 on ground floor, plus 1 self-catering 2-bedroom apartment.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), ¼-acre garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.
Classic FM in drawing and dining rooms.
all ages welcomed (under-2s free).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £99–£280. 1-night bookings refused Sat in peak season.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Original oil paintings, antiques and objets d’art fill this ‘imposing’ Georgian house, a 19th-century retreat built by the Duke of Wellington, rumour has it, for his mistress. Today it’s a B&B owned by Claire and Nicholas Potts; little about it is clandestine or scandalous. ‘Friendly, efficient and helpful’, Miro Mikula and Kate Kowalczyk are the ‘delightful’ managers. Bedrooms are ‘tastefully decorated’; ‘most have views across Bath to the hills beyond’. ‘Our room had a comfortable bed and a clean, modern bathroom with big bath towels. Niggles: basic tea, UHT milk.’ Ring to discuss room choices before booking: visitors in 2016 liked their ‘comfortable, well-proportioned’ room, while another guest found her ground-floor accommodation overly snug. An ‘excellent’ breakfast (cereals, croissants, fresh fruit, etc) is taken in a room overlooking the ‘attractive’ garden; hot dishes, with sausages, bacon and eggs from a local farm, are cooked to order. The city centre is easily reached within a short bus ride or a five-minute drive (‘adequate’ parking at the B&B); keen walkers may appreciate the 30-minute stroll (uphill on the way back). (Ron Greenman, Suzanne Lyons, and others)
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