Homewood

Bath, Somerset

‘Set in rolling hills, 15 minutes from Bath, Homewood is a lovely hotel,’ our inspector writes of this country house extravaganza. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Set in rolling hills, 15 minutes from Bath, Homewood is a lovely hotel,’ our inspector writes of this country house extravaganza. Part of Ian and Christa Taylor’s Kaleidoscope Collection (see The Bird, Bath, in our Shortlist), it is ‘eclectic, but tastefully designed’. In comfy lounges, a reader noted ‘copper kettles, warming pans, Staffordshire dogs, a wall of plates . . .’ Our inspector received ‘a classy welcome’ in a reception area lined with clocks, and was shown to an Art Deco-style room with ‘a small sitting area, a king-size bed, ample closets, a striking espresso machine’. Mews rooms are ‘bolder and more modern’. The best rooms have a hot tub on a terrace or balcony. ‘Young, friendly staff’ serve drinks in the fuchsia-pink bar or alfresco. After a few laps of the pool or a treatment in the ‘Zen-like atmosphere’ of the spa, you can dine on a terrace with pizza oven, or in Olio, from a ‘healthy menu (lots of fish and salad)’. Maybe St Austell Bay mussels, a burger, with ‘a delicious mix of breads and oils (try the paprika!), perfectly cooked asparagus, truffle and Parmesan fries to die for’. (Carol Jackson, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Abbey Lane
Freshford
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7TB
England

Telephone

01225 723731

Bedrooms

31. 10 in annexe.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, lounge, restaurant (vegetarian/vegan menus), dining domes (4–6 guests), meeting rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), spa, indoor hydrotherapy pool, outdoor heated pool, 20-acre gardens, civil wedding licence.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, children’s menu, no charge for extra beds.

Dogs

welcomed in bedrooms (£25 per night, dog menu), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B rooms from £208. À la carte £45.