14. 2, on ground floor, accessed off the garden terrace.
all year except Christmas.
drawing room, dining room, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 7-acre gardens and terracing (canal walks, mooring), unsuitable for disabled, free parking space for each room.
all day in public areas.
not under 6.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B (continental breakfast) single from £95, double from £100, family rooms also available. Cooked breakfast £5.50–£9.50. Supper menu daily. 6.30-8pm. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Queen Victoria’s photographer chose a ‘gorgeous spot’ on a hilltop for his red brick villa, with ‘lovely views’ of Bath in the distance. Today, the late Victorian house is run as a ‘friendly’, upmarket B&B by ‘kind’ hostess Susan Keeling and ‘helpful, considerate’ manager Grant Atkinson. Choose among ‘luxurious-feeling’ bedrooms, each named after a writer, with floral fabrics, comfy seating, a book or two by the wordsmith in question; some larger rooms are set up for a family. ‘Our troop of four was put in two rooms opposite each other. The children were delighted – they thought theirs was better than ours. A sweet note in the room welcomed them by name, and gave the number to call if they needed us.’ Breakfast in the ‘pretty’ conservatory is a fine way to wake, with fruits, meats, cheeses and ‘fantastic’ home-made muesli (though an ‘odd’ choice of piped music); cooked dishes cost extra. ‘The lady serving couldn’t have been nicer, and made it an enjoyable experience.’ After, take ‘a fun walk’ down to the Kennet and Avon Canal, then a stroll into town.
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A magnificent temple housing a Roman thermal bathing complex.
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A permanent exhibition telling the story of Austen's experience in the city of Bath.