Brimming with natural hot springs, Bath is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is a great place to enjoy a luxury cottage holiday. Offering a unique experience filled with stunning architecture, iconic attractions, fantastic heritage and great shopping, Bath makes a wonderful place to experience the Somerset countryside and city life. Situated in the South West of England within the beautiful county of Somerset and within the very south of the Cotswolds, Bath benefits from stunning surrounding landscapes and countryside as well as being only around an hours drive from the coast.
There are excellent opportunities to enjoy some dining out at high quality restaurants in Bath. Bath is renowned for its great hospitality and therefore you wont be disappointed when it comes to dining and eating in the city. Abundant with fantastic restaurants, many of which are award winning, Bath can cater for all tastes from quintessentially British tea-rooms to internationally inspired fine dining. Cosy pubs and many magnificent hotel restaurants make Bath a wonderful place to dine. Some of the fantastic restaurants on offer include the award winning, Moody Goose at the Old Priory, The Raven in central Bath, The Dower House Restaurant and The Lime restaurant at Homewood Park. If you would rather enjoy the luxury of your private accommodation and cook up a storm in your high quality kitchen then be sure to pick up some beautiful fresh ingredients at the local farmers' markets in Bath such as Midsomer Nortons Farmers market held in the Hollies Gardens on the first Saturday of the month or Bath Farmers Market which can be found at Green Park Station every Saturday. You will find stalls selling fresh meats, fish, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, organic quiches, salads and herbs with all goods coming from under 40 miles away, being sold by the people that reared, made, grew or baked them.
Once you have sorted out your food situation for your evenings, you should turn your attention to the wonderful attractions and places of interest that are available for you to visit. As Bath is a designated UNESCO Heritage Site there are many options in terms of fine architecture for you to discover. What constitutes the best will be for you to decide. There is also a great collection of museums, historical attractions and family fun attractions to be had. One of the most popular places to visit whilst in Bath is the Roman Baths, one of Britains only hot springs through which natural water still flows and has a beautiful temple and bathing complex built around it. This fantastic museum is fascinating for all ages with the opportunity to meet costumed Roman characters and hear their stories; you can also listen to the audio-guide and learn more about the history of Romans in Bath. There is also the Jane Austen Centre, Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Abbey and the fashion Museum for you to explore. Historical attractions in and around Bath also include Royal Crescent, Stonehenge, Dyrham Park and Pulteney Bridge. If the amazing history of Bath just isnt keeping the children engaged then there are also plenty of places that are fun for all the family including Horse World, Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill.
It may be that once you have explored some of the brilliant attractions in Bath that youd like to enjoy the natural wonders and get out and about so why not enjoy boating on the River Avon or cycling the Colliers Way Recreational Path which weaves through 23 miles of rolling hills and stunning greenery. You can also get stuck into a game of golf, enjoy a quiet snooze by the canal as you fish or take a pleasant stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal. For the thrill seekers there is also horse riding, plus companies offering climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing as well as pursuits activity days including quad biking. And if after all that your little legs are in need of a rest then why not take a gentle horse-drawn carriage tour of the beautiful city? Or simply enjoy taking it easy and relax at your luxurious holiday home.
To add some extra luxury to your trip and make sure that you have a unique and memorable time you can also experience a hot air balloon ride exploring the Bath skies and enjoying the breathtaking views of the city. For an adrenaline rush there are also driving experiences within Bath giving you the chance to drive a classic car, take a ride in a chauffeur driven trike or have an exhilarating ride or drive in a off road 4x4! Why not experience Bath as the Romans did and enjoy a wonderful spa day at Thermae Bath Spa where you can enjoy the warm, mineral rich waters which the Romans and Celts appreciated over 2000 years ago.
Holburne Museum, Beckfords Tower and Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, Brunels SS Great Britain, Somerset and Dorset Railway, Kilver Court, Royal Victoria Park, The Botanical Gardens, Hanham Court Gardens, Somerset Lavender.
To get the best out of your luxury break in Bath, we recommend visiting the tourist information office on arrival where you can pick up some excellent free information and advice on things to see and do locally. Whatever you do on your luxury cottage break, have a fantastic time.