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Named after its famous Roman baths, Bath is a unique and beautiful destination situated at the heart of Somerset. Less than two hours from London and right on the edge of the Cotswolds, Bath offers an eclectic mix of architectural elegance, historic interest and immersive relaxation – surrounded by some of the UK’s most serene natural beauty.
The olde-worlde wonderland of honey-coloured buildings is just a stone’s throw from endless landscapes of rolling green countryside, offering something for everyone in a compact city. That’s all topped off with some of the most beautiful holiday homes to make your stay as relaxing as the city itself, from large, luxury cottages to modern conversions.
Originally founded as a spa town in 60AD, Bath is packed full of historic sites that will leave your eyes in awe and your mind blown. As well as being a visual masterpiece, Pulteney Bridge is one of just four bridges worldwide that feature shops on both sides.
Just a few steps further and you’ll find yourself at the stunning Bath Abbey – a church dating back to the 7th century, despite being rebuilt and restored several times since then. Booking ahead of time to avoid disappointment, you can spend hours exploring the jaw-dropping Gothic architecture and enjoying the peaceful magnificence of the Abbey’s interiors.
If you’re in the mood for more incredible architecture, the Royal Crescent won’t disappoint. The Grade I listed row of 30 houses is thought to be one of the best examples of Georgian architecture the UK had to offer. While you’re there, be sure to visit The Circus – another Georgian masterpiece, mimicking nearby Stonehenge with a unique ring of townhouses.
No visit to Bath would be complete without a trip to see the namesake Roman baths. Used for public bathing until the 5th century, you can still see the well preserved Sacred Spring, Roman Temple and Roman Bath House – as well as the nearby Grand Pump Room, where water was pumped from the hot springs of the baths.
While you can’t swim in the original Roman Baths, the experience is replicated at Thermae Bath Spa, which uses the same natural hot water supply in its main spa and stunning outdoor pool.
Literary fans can rejoice at the remarkable Jane Austen Centre, giving visitors a glimpse of life in the Regency period from a beautiful Georgian townhouse setting. Immerse yourself in the culture that inspired Austen’s novels, including a lifelike Jane Austen waxwork, Pride and Prejudice costumes and even Regency Tea Rooms for a post-exploring treat.
If you want to get out and about, Bath is perfectly situated next to the Cotswolds – offering nearly 800 square miles of beautiful landscapes. Or head south to Longleat Safari Park to marvel at lions, tigers, monkeys and more. Let’s not forget one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK, Stonehenge, which is less than an hour down the road.
Since it was founded by the Romans, Bath has been the epitome of relaxation. We can’t think of any better way to enjoy that than with your own luxury holiday cottage in Bath’s beautiful surroundings. Recreate the Bath spa experience with your own private hot tub or take a dip in the swimming pool for something a bit more refreshing.
With your own home from home, you can fill your cupboards with local Somerset delights like delectable cheddar, Exmoor lamb and authentic cider. Then choose from extra-special features like games rooms and tennis courts to keep everyone happy on your Bath getaway.
With Bath holiday cottages sleeping 10, 20 or even 30 guests, you don’t need to compromise on your dream getaway with family or friends. Many of our holiday cottages are also dog-friendly, so you can bring along your four-legged family members too!
If you’d like any more assistance picking out the perfect holiday cottage in Bath, don’t hesitate to contact the kate & tom’s team. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do the rest!