Apsley House

In a Georgian country house said to have been built by the Duke of Wellington for his mistress, Claire and Nicholas Potts’s elegant B&B is run with ‘friendliness’ and a fair number of egg dishes at breakfast. More

Contact details

Apsley House
141 Newbridge Hill
Bath
Somerset
BA1 3PT
England
01225 336966

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 1 on ground floor, plus 1 self-catering 2-bedroom apartment.

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), ¼-acre garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Classic FM in drawing and dining rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £99–£280. 1-night bookings refused Sat in peak season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a Georgian country house said to have been built by the Duke of Wellington for his mistress, Claire and Nicholas Potts’s elegant B&B is run with ‘friendliness’ and a fair number of egg dishes at breakfast. Managers Miro Mikula and Kate Kowalczyk, ‘a delightful young couple’, ‘make guests feel welcome’. Newly refurbished public rooms are filled with antiques, paintings and original features. ‘Well-proportioned’ bedrooms (some snug) have a modern bathroom and individual period character. Choose a room with a carved four-poster bed and French doors leading to the garden, or one on the top floor, with views towards Beckford Tower and the Cotswold Way. Biscuits, coffee and a choice of teas are provided; fresh milk is available on request. In the morning, have an ‘excellent breakfast’ overlooking the pretty garden, ‘with surrounding hills forming the horizon’. Fresh fruit and glass jars of cereals are set on the large dresser; cooked dishes, including a daily special, are served on tables laid with crisp white linens. The city centre is a half-hour’s downhill walk away; alternatively, a regular bus service will take you there. (RG, and others)

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Apsley House
141 Newbridge Hill
Bath
Somerset
BA1 3PT

Guest comments

'Managed by a delightful young couple providing helpful service. Adequate parking, a must in a city where space is at a premium. Only five minutes by car, bus or taxi to the centre. It has comfortable, well-proportioned rooms on several floors, each tastefully decorated; most look across Bath to the hills beyond. Throughout the interior objets d’art and pictures provide interest. A spacious lounge, with honesty bar, looks across an attractive rear garden. Breakfast is taken in an adjoining room, also overlooking the garden with surrounding hills forming the horizon. It was excellent: cereals, croissants, fresh fruit, etc; sausages, bacon from a local farm, cooked to order. ' - Ron Grreenman - January, 2016
'We could not fault it. The room opening on to the garden was first class. Service superb, staff excellent. Perfect, freshly prepared breakfast. But it took us (70 years old) 50 minutes to walk to the centre. ' - Kenneth & Mary Moore - August, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • The Roman Baths

    A magnificent temple housing a Roman thermal bathing complex.

  • Pulteney Bridge

    Now a Grade-1 listed building, this bridge is one of only four in the world to have shops along its full span on both sides.

  • The Jane Austen Centre

    A permanent exhibition telling the story of Austen's experience in the city of Bath.