The Best Guesthouses in Bath, England

The yurt-inspired Roundhouse sits in the middle of a working organic farm in Bath, England
The yurt-inspired Roundhouse sits in the middle of a working organic farm in Bath, England | Courtesy of Roundhouse / Expedia
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27 November 2020

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, it’s easy to see why Bath is one of the top destinations in the UK. Famed for its historic landmarks, beautiful Georgian architecture and buzzing cultural scene, Bath has so much to offer. With a whole city to explore, it’ll definitely take you more than a day to get around everything. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best guesthouses available, perfect for extending your stay.

Waterhouse

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Set among a woodland backdrop in a serene part of Somerset, the Waterhouse is an ideal choice for a weekend getaway. Making the most of its country credentials, the Waterhouse is surrounded by picturesque Somerset countryside. The area has also plenty of traditional pubs you can pop into. Each of the guesthouse’s individually designed rooms comes with luxurious egyptian cotton sheets, a flat-screen TV and Duck Island toiletries as standard. The guesthouse lies just 3 miles (4.8km) outside of Bath, which means you have the best of the countryside and the city just on your doorstep.

Brooks Guesthouse

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Just around the corner from the Royal Crescent, a collection of beautiful Georgian townhouses, Brooks Guesthouse definitely shares their opulent reputation. With 22 modernly furnished rooms on offer, Brooks is also one of the more eco-friendly businesses on our list, having been given the Green Tourism award several times over the past few years. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area, and, as a bonus, the award-winning kitchen serves some of the best breakfasts in the city.

The Henry Guest House

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The Henry Guest House
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A family-run bed and breakfast in the heart of Bath, the Henry lives and breathes local history, as the building itself dates back nearly 300 years. With seven spacious bedrooms spread over three floors, the guesthouse mixes a classic feel with contemporary touches. With most of the famous landmarks just a short walk away, the Henry Guest House is an ideal base for exploring the city.

Hobbit-Style House

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Hobbit Style House
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Fans of the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit will jump at the chance to stay at this Shire-inspired guesthouse. Tucked under the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside, this self-contained guesthouse, with its cosy design and casual decor, is sure to make you feel like you’ve woken up in Middle Earth. Just a little outside of the city centre, in a quiet residential area, Hobbit-Style House is a great place to start an adventure of your own.
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Wentworth House

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Wentworth House
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A traditional guesthouse in the suburbs of the city, Wentworth House is a striking building with a classic approach to style and service. Featuring refined rooms and an open reception area, the guesthouse is an ideal rest stop between sightseeing trips in the city below. As well as having a fully stocked bar and a restaurant serving some delicious homemade meals, an extra feature worth mentioning is the heated pool just outside the garden – perfect for a relaxing dip on a summer’s day.
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  • Roundhouse

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    Roundhouse
    The yurt-inspired Roundhouse sits in the middle of a working organic farm in Bath, England | Courtesy of Roundhouse / Expedia
    If you’re looking for something a little more unique and a little more private, why not consider the yurt-inspired Roundhouse? Found in the middle of 40 acres (16.2ha) of a working organic farm, the house is fully self-contained, with a bedroom, kitchen and an en-suite bathroom. Adding to this eco-friendly vibe, visitors can purchase some of the delicious homegrown produce available from the farm’s shop, which is open every day.

    Anabelle's Guest House

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    Anabelles Guest House
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    Slap bang in the centre of the city and just a little over a 1,000 feet (305m) from the historic Roman Baths, Anabelle’s is the perfect choice if you want to spend as much time as possible in the city. The rooms and overall interior are pristine, yet cosy, and the friendly team will make you feel welcome. With just a short distance to all of the best-known attractions, Anabelle’s makes for a great base camp while you explore the local area.

    Cedars B&B

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    Cedars B&B
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    This 4-star B&B is a sleek and modern choice, located just outside of the city. Relatively new in comparison to some of the other guesthouses on our list, Cedars B&B is a great option for both work trips and leisurely weekends away. Complimentary breakfast is available in the dining hall or delivered to your room. If you’re looking for something a little more special, Cedars has an Airstream mobile home available, perfect for a romantic trip to the historic city.
    These recommendations were updated on November 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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