About this listing
A 'Grand Designs' style self-contained studio with its own parking and private entrance. The studio is a pleasant stroll down to the city centre and on the edge of National Trust countryside. We provide complimentary continental breakfast provisions so our guests can enjoy breakfast in bed!
The studio offers a place to relax and a haven from the nearby city bustle. This award winning architect designed apartment is contemporary, but also warm and cosy with a light and airy feel. The living area has a comfortable sofa and armchair as well as a dining table and chairs. It enjoys underfloor heating and electrically operated curtains. It is separated from the deliciously soft and luxurious king size bed in the bedroom area by a cleverly designed room divider that offers plenty of storage (including a range of DVDs, board games etc). There is a large T.V, wifi, a DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen with tea, coffee, fresh milk, biscuits and cereals as well as a fridge (with breakfast provisions), separate mini freezer and a washing machine. The shower room is just off the bedroom. Towels and bed linen are provided. We also have a travel cot that can be made available at no cost for very little ones. The studio suits holiday makers who wish to explore and enjoy the World Heritage city of Bath and/or the surrounding areas of Somerset and Wiltshire. It is also ideal for anyone visiting the University of Bath or just looking for somewhere lovely to relax.
A parking space near the city is a rare treat in Bath, but at the studio you can enjoy free off road parking for one car on a private drive. A second car can usually be accommodated nearby with prior agreement. The accommodation is accessed via a small spiral staircase from the drive and has its own private entrance off a balcony, part of which is reserved for our guests.
Interaction with guests
We are delighted to greet you personally if we know the time of your arrival and where possible we will be happy to collect you from Bath Spa train or bus station. Alternatively, we can make arrangements to leave a key at the studio. We are happy to include simple self catering breakfast provisions at no cost. There is lots to see and do in Bath and great places to eat out and we would would be delighted to make recommendations to you.
The studIo benefits from proximity to both city and countryside. It takes just 20 minutes to wander into the city and the walk takes in spectacular views (or there are buses that run roughly every 10 mins). Should you wish to drive into the centre, there are plenty of car parks. Once there you can wander among the Georgian splendours of the Circle and the Royal Crescent or meander along the less well known avenues, cobbled streets and canal tow paths. There are no end of lovely places to stop for refreshment when the mood takes you and some fantastic award winning restaurants. A trip to the Abbey is well worth making, as is an excursion to one of the many galleries or museums. The Roman Baths offer an amazing glimpse back through time, whilst the modern Thermae Bath Spa is a wonderful way to relax and indulge in some pampering. Bath also offers fantastic shopping as well as great entertainment at the Theatre Royal, the Rondo, the Mission and the Komedia. The studio itself is situated on Bath's skyline, which was purchased by the National Trust many years ago and is a largely flat and very beautiful path which stretches around the 'bowl' of the city. You may like to wander, run or cycle along it. We like to walk to Combe Down, where the Darling Deli offers delicious breakfast and lunches Monday to Saturday. Prior Park Landscaped Gardens and the American Museum are also close by. Widcombe Village itself is at the bottom of the hill. It has a lovely artisan feel and two great restaurants, the White Hart and The Ring 'O' Bells as well as a pub and a small supermarket that is open late. There is another shop at the university offering a wide selection of international food.
You are welcome to use the parking space provided for the duration of your stay if you wish, allowing you to travel around by foot, bus, taxi or train (to other destinations). The main bus and train stations are just over 20 minutes walk away down Widcombe Hill, but there are buses roughly every ten minutes (U1 and U18) that take you from near the studio directly into town or to the railway station. There are also plenty of car parks in the city and free places to park in the evening.
Other things to note
Widcombe Hill is on the edge of the renowned National Trust Skyline Walk. The stroll down the hill into Bath takes just over 20 minutes and offers great views of the city. If you don't fancy walking down, or indeed back up, you can take the U1, 17 or 18 buses in both directions. The buses run roughly every 10 minutes during the day and continue into the early hours. There are taxis always available from Bath Spa station and plenty of car parks around the city.
We want you to feel comfortable and at home in the studio and enjoy all that Bath has to offer. The studio is in a quiet residential area, so we welcome visitors that respect our neighbours and value tranquility. Unfortunately we cannot accept pets or smokers. You are welcome to check in any time after 3 p.m. and we would very much appreciate it if you could check out by 11 a.m. on your day of departure.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
We moved to Bath quite recently having lived for many years just outside in a converted barn. Now we can't imagine living anywhere else. We live next door to The Studio, but with a separate entrance, so we are usually around if you need help or suggestions of places to go. As you will see, the whole building is a bit 'Grand Designs'. It's an exciting space with lots of gadgets and interesting angles, which make us smile. I'm a writer in my spare time and my husband Ashley does some acting so we love being able to walk down the hill to the theatre. If we could, we'd eat out every night and look forward to recommending some great restaurants to you if you'd like us to. We love interior design, walking along the canal, learning new languages, exploring new places, reading and red wine.