Abbey Lane, Freshford, Bath, Somerset. BA2 7TB
A country house set in 10 acres of gardens and grounds, with picturesque walks on the doorstep, everyone who visits Homewood is encouraged to feel at home. Guests can expect an inviting mix of roaring log fires, beautiful antiques and original 13th century features combined with 21st century comforts and statement art, for that lived-in home from home feel. Just 15 minutes’ from Bath, Homewood is within easy reach of all that the world heritage city has to offer, while also being the perfect base in which to truly relax and discover a taste of the good life. There’s an elegant spa set within a leafy walled garden with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool. A luxurious treatment menu featuring reflexology to facials and bespoke body treatments uses all natural and organic ila products. Homewood is well known for its delicious home-cooked food in relaxed surrounds, from Sunday lunch with family and friends, decadent afternoon teas and simple, ingredient-led dishes for lunch and dinner, using the best of local produce. Book online via www.homewoodbath.co.uk
The Bird, Bath
18 -19 Pulteney Road, Bath, BA2 4EZ
A vibrant, independently-owned boutique hotel with the best views across Bath.
To be found just a few minutes’ stroll from Bath’s spectacular city-centre attractions, The Bird, Bath (previously The County Hotel) is the city’s newest boutique hotel where visitors to Bath to migrate. Owned by seasoned hoteliers, Ian and Christa Taylor, The Bird features 31 thoughtfully-designed rooms from spacious family rooms to light-filled double or twin rooms – many with views out over Bath Abbey and The Rec – to compact but well-furnished cosy rooms at the top of the house. Beautiful pieces of art, Nespresso coffee machines and the comfiest beds combine to create the perfect home from home. Delicious cooked-to-order and continental breakfasts are served in The Roost at the heart of The Bird, while there are also vibrant meeting and event spaces perfect for workshops, get-togethers, private parties, celebrations and more. With restful public areas and some of the coolest party space in town, The Bird is easily reached via all main approaches to Bath, and has plenty of parking for guests. Book online via www.thebirdbath.co.uk