Great views and very peaceful.
'The Retreat' Private Access Garden Cabin in Bath
'The Retreat' Private Access Garden Cabin in Bath

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

'The Retreat' is a compact, independent access cabin in a quiet corner of Bath with underfloor heating. Close to RUH, M4 and 5 min drive to Center. En-suite with large shower. Free on-street parking. On bus route. Beautiful countryside views. Breakfast basket provided. Double bed. Nestled in some lovely scenery, the Cabin is compact and contains all mod cons you would want for a short and relaxing break in Bath.

The space

We have a bespoke and beautifully crafted Garden Cabin nestled in our garden. There is a double bed with comfortable memory topped mattress. Set in a lovely quiet corner of Bath offering stunning views. Originally designed for visiting family and friends, it is small yet perfectly formed (think George Clarke's Amazing Spaces type design). It is fully double glazed with lovely underfloor heating and has been certified by guests as cosy at -5 degrees. There are tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge, fan as well as a hairdryer. There is a TV in the cabin and good Wifi access. There is an en suit shower room with a generous sized shower. A breakfast basket is provided each morning containing a variety of cereals, fresh fruit, toast with jam and marmalade. This is provided along with a choice of tea or fresh coffee.

We are delighted to have hosted people from all over the world who are visiting Bath for both business and pleasure. We find guests really enjoy the privacy, independence, tranquility and quality service of the Cabin. The space is compact and generally guests use it as a base from which to explore and rest in. There is space under the bed to accommodate large cases but you may find it easier bringing a smaller overnight case for your Garden Cabin escape!

Guest access

The cabin has independent private access meaning you can come and go as you wish with a key provided. There is a set of decking steps down to the cabin and whilst most people can negotiate the route with no problems at all it wouldn't be suitable for people with mobility issues.

Interaction with guests

Someone is generally around day and night with the exception of school pick up times. I have lived in Bath for 14 years and my husband has grown up in the area. We love Bath and the surrounding area and are only too happy to help our guests get the most from their stay. Please read my guestbook section for a rundown of our top picks of restaurants, cafes and things to do in Bath.

Other things to note

As I have a young family, I am regularly out of the house during the day. I like to know when people will check in so I can try and plan my day around your plans - so please let me know in advance when you will be arriving. If I can't be around then please refer to the self check in section on how to access the Cabin.

Please bear in mind our lovely Cabin is not slap bang in the city centre nor is it 'spatially generous!' (it's cute and compact). As stated many time in the description it is a 5 min drive away yet some guests still mark us down on location ratings when reviewing us :( It is incredibly quick and easy to get into the centre and our nightly rate does reflect the fact it is compact and not in the middle of Bath. Please consider this before booking - we promise you a great, peaceful and high quality stay but we can't pick up and move the Cabin :)

On week days I will be doing the school run from 08:15-09:15 and 15:00-16:15.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 6
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: 89 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

We have a young family and a great relationship with our neighbours and we ask that you respect this by being courteous and quiet both outside and inside the cabin. Please park your car responsibly.
Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed either inside the cabin or anywhere in the garden.
You are welcome to bring a take away back but we ask you to eat it outside the cabin - as we like to keep it clean and fresh for our guests.
On initial arrival, please do not access the Cabin without firstly meeting with me or letting me know you will be using self check in.
You are welcome to photograph the Cabin and the view from the back of the house but please don't photograph the front due to neighbour's privacy. If myself or my family is in the garden then please refrain from any filming or photographs

Cancellations and refunds - unfortunately past guests have abused my trust and goodwill when it comes to cancellations and refunds. As such I follow the policy as set by Air bnb. If you need to amend or cancel your booking within my 5 day moderate
cancellation period, please refer to the Air bnb policy for refund guidance. Please don’t embarrass either party by asking for preferential treatment.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

161 Reviews

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Philip User Profile
July 2017
This is a comfortable and elegantly equipped space with good transport links into Bath and friendly, accommodating hosts.

Shane User Profile
July 2017
Perfect for a night's stopover in a lovely scenic area. Patio space to sit in the sun and a modern shower. Right next door to a bus stop so getting to town was easy and heather provided lots of information! Thanks Heather!

Tessa User Profile
July 2017
My sister and her husband stayed here for a night and said 'Thank you Heather for making us feel very warmly welcomed and looking after us. We really enjoyed our visit.'

Beryl User Profile
July 2017
The room is very small and there are no chairs in it. The bed is not a normal double sized bed. But Heather is lovely and the location is wonderfully quiet. Also on a bus route to the city centre which operates late in the evening.
Heather User Profile
Response from Heather:
I feel your 3 star rating is unduly harsh and as you are new to Air bnb, I felt I should comment that perhaps in future you need to read the full description listing of spaces as I have gone to great lengths to explain the Cabin is small but you somehow missed this point and marked me down on it. Please remember the ethos of Air bnb is staying away in places that are a bit different from the norm for a fraction of the price. If having 2 chairs in your room is so important then I would suggest maybe a hotel or apartment stay at double or triple the price would be more suited to yourselves. With best wishes, Heather
July 2017

Zara User Profile
July 2017
Heather and her family were lovely, the room was clean and comfortable. Exactly what we needed for our night away. Breakfast was lovely the next day in the garden.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Nice get away to stay at.

Michael User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed being so close to the bus and the park and ride. This small cottage is clean and cute. There is not much space but it is organized well.

Bath, United KingdomJoined in November 2014
Heather User Profile

I am a married Mum of 3 great boys - it's their tree house every guest admires when they arrive! I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Bath over 15 years ago. We have a touring caravan which we use to explore the fantastic countryside and coast we have on our doorstep. We love meeting new people and, if asked, offering local advice on where to visit and eat. Hopefully you will find us friendly and approachable and will help you get the best out of your stay in Bath

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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