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The House near Bath

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Woolverton, Bath BA2 7QS England
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Owner operated quirky house for people looking for something out of the ordinary. Gorgeous garden with great views especially from the huge conservatory. Unusual Asian/African feel bedrooms with no wardrobes, just pegs. A sense of fun is the theme and there is opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Billiards
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Darts
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Dave W wrote a review Oct 2020
Hindhead, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Having spent a wet day shopping in Bath, 'The House' was a warm and wonderful sanctuary for my partner and me. We were welcomed by our hosts and shown to our fantastic room which had delightful views across the fields. Everything was spotless and we were made to feel much more like guests than as mere customers. We loved the relaxed, first-name terms, atmosphere and were made to feel welcome and valued. Breakfast was utterly delicious - try the eggs Benedict, you won't be disappointed! Thank you Rowena and Mike, we will certainly return!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rowena Smith, Owner at The House near Bath
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hi Dave, Thank you for our first review of 2020! And what a lovely review it is! Everyone else staying were on two or three night breaks and because you and Anne were only with us for one night I didn't feel I'd got to know you as well as the others. So I am really pleased you felt at home and I only wish I'd had time to chat to you two a little more. I do know that you are teachers though and on your half term break. I am heartened by the fact that you said you would return and if you do I hope to get to know you both better, Rowena
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654shirl wrote a review Nov 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom30 contributions15 helpful votes
I stayed here whilst on a guitar weekend with like minded players. This a lovely old house with large bedrooms and extremely comfortable beds. On that basis alone it is worth a visit, but the thing that makes this an outstanding place to stay are Rowena and Mike. Both introduced themselves as soon as I arrived and I was given a choice of room . As others have said nothing is too much trouble and they are so friendly and helpful. So rare to find people running somewhere with customer service being their top priority. Thank you for making my stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rowena Smith, Owner at The House near Bath
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hi Shirley I am ever so sorry not to have replied to your lovely review before now. For some strange reason we did not get any notification of your review so I have only discovered it when a new review came in this week. It seems strange as there were two missed ones. But better late than never I guess. I love Ronnie's guitar courses as everyone is always friendly and you all have a common interest in music. On my part it is so wonderful working to live music. But thank you so much and I am so happy that had a good time and hopefully we may see you again on another course, Rowena
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Paul and Laura wrote a review Oct 2019
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We booked this place as part of a gift voucher we received. The house was perfect! We arrived with a warm welcome from Rowena and Mike, who immediately made us feel welcomed and at ease. Rowena kindly showed us round the whole house, giving us a choice of each room available; all rooms were beautiful. We chose a room with a view of the country fields which was filled with cows, which was rather peaceful to watch. We were a bit uncertain if we would be too far away from bath.. this was not the case and really easy to travel to. A bus arrives opposite the house every 30 minutes to bath (bus stop is outside the house opposite: no sign, locals happily showed us) with a breathtaking 20 minute journey to bath. Next door is a Lovely country pub with an open fire.. perfect for a drink whilst waiting for the bus. An Uber back cost around £15. Overall this was a perfect break for us. Comfortable beds, yummy cookies, Local produce used for breakfast. It almost felt like visiting family, despite just meeting Rowena and mike they make you feel very relaxed. Also loved the house shares a journey of a well travelled couple. Thank you Rowena and mike, We plan on returning very soon with our 2 year old son. Laura and Paul
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rowena Smith, Owner at The House near Bath
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hi Laura and Paul Firstly my apologies for not replying earlier. For some strange reason we didn't get notification as we usually do about a new review and I don't tend to go into Tripadvisor unless I am replying to a review. And you gave us such a wonderfully explicit review which I hope will give other potential guests a very detailed picture of The House. If you do come back with your son you will join our little club of guests who come back time and time again after they have children and I have seen so many grow from little ones to teenagers. I look forward to them coming each time as I shall if you come but as age, and along with that, memory, is catching up with me you must remind me in an email about who you are. I will remember after some prompting, I promise, Rowena
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Deb0rahB wrote a review Oct 2019
London60 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed for one night as a base for a weekend in Bath. Ideal location and much better value for money than a city centre stay. Very warm welcome from the owners who go to great lengths to make you feel like you're staying in a friends home rather than a hotel. Beautiful room with loads of space (walk-in wardrobe and huge bathroom) and a really comfy bed. Colonial style decor makes a nice change. Breakfast was delicious and we loved the fact that all produce is sourced locally. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: No lifts, so stairs to all rooms. We were on the first floor. Rooms either overlook the...
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Response from Rowena_Mary_Smith, Owner at The House near Bath
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Deborah Of all the guests staying with us I would never have put you or Ray as reviewers so it was a lovely surprise! Pleased you mentioned my colonial style decor as I think sometimes people don't see it as that, they just see that it's different but they don't recognize the colonial connection. Thank you and Ray for choosing us to spend your Ruby anniversary and very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Rowena
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Kingstongirly wrote a review Sep 2019
Dorchester, United Kingdom94 contributions50 helpful votes
My husband bought me here as a birthday surprise and we loved every moment. The house is quiet, stood in beautiful surrounding. The breakfast is plentiful and Rowena and Mike go to great lengths to ensure everything offered is of the best and freshest quality from either local or uk suppliers. We made use of the snooker table and board games one rainy morning so this was a great addition to the property. As a busy couple we found our stay very relaxing, any questions were answered with ease and I personally could talk with Rowena for hours. Their generosity, kindness and passion pours out, which is what makes this place an absolute treasure. We'll be back and hopefully for longer next time.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rowena_Mary_Smith, Owner at The House near Bath
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Melissa, I hope I've got the right person as I'm not Hercule Poirot so can't always solve the mystery (or murder in his case...)! And if so thank you for a truly wonderful review and it was great to speak at length to two young people who appreciated everything done for them. I was most impressed by the fact that you have both stayed in your respective jobs for a number of years. Good to see such loyalty in young people. And Ryan, hope you're impressed with me pronouncing the name of your company as it should be - the German way! But that was about the limit of my German sadly. You're a lucky girl to have someone like Ryan who went to a lot of trouble to make your birthday just right Melissa and I am very flattered that he chose us to help with it. Thanks for nearly bringing tears to my eyes, Rowena
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PRICE RANGE
US$130 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
woolverton hotel somerset
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Woolverton House Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetBathWoolverton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The House near Bath
Which popular attractions are close to The House near Bath?
Nearby attractions include Iford Manor: The Peto Garden (4.9 km), Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite (4.2 km), and Bradford-on-Avon Wharf (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The House near Bath?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The House near Bath?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The House near Bath?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The House near Bath?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The House near Bath?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mes Amis, Thai Kitchen, and The High Pavement.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The House near Bath?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is The House near Bath located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Woolverton.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The House near Bath?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The House near Bath?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Farleigh Hungerford Castle (3.6 km), Westwood Manor (5.3 km), and The Hall - Alex Moulton Charitable Trust (7.6 km).