Old stone cottage in a quiet, historic setting on the Bath Skyline. Good access to Bath University. Parking on street. Downhill walk into town 25-30 mins. Takes longer to walk back uphill! Taxi £7- £8. I fetch for £5, or £6 for two. Good bus. I can manage an early check-in but need to have advance notice. It helps to know how you will travel to Bath. Breakfast served at mutually agreed time. Homely atmosphere, but totally non-smokers only please. Wi-Fi very strong! I can give advice if needed.
BATHROOMS: Private bathroom.
A power shower, toilet and wash-basin with shaver point next to the bedroom for your exclusive use. A second bathroom and toilet downstairs.
WHO IS WELCOME?
Non-smokers please. Sorry, no dogs or small children. It is not suitable for people with mobility problems.
SHED: Cyclists: If you need to store a bicycle safely, there is a lockable shed.
Check-in is flexible, to fit with your travel plans. I can usually manage to fetch at the station for a fee by pre-arrangement. I respect your privacy and need to rest or work.
This is an old district of historic importance, with a stone mining legacy from the 19th century. The stone that built Bath came from this ridge.
Use Number 2 bus. The All-day bus fare to go to city is £4.50. It allows several journeys. Single fare to get to Combe Down is £2.50. Also a 3-stop hop for £1. There is a bus stop about 6 minutes walk away. The no 2 bus to Combe Down runs 3 times an hour on weekdays till 6.40 pm and half-hourly after that till 8.40. Then hourly till after 11. It takes just over 10 minutes from the FRONT of the bus station. NOTE: It's from outside the station and times do not appear on the inside boards. It states Combe Down on the service coming here, and it will say Town Centre going in to town.
The half-hourly service to the University is the circular no. 20C service. It takes about 6 minutes to the Uni. No Saturday or Sunday service.
There is on-street parking near the house, and the area is safe.
LINKS FURTHER AWAY
Bristol is only 15 minutes away by train. London Paddington is about 1 hour 20 minutes by train to Bath Spa station.
A Megabus service to London for about £10 only, takes about 3 and half hours.
There is a train service from Bath Spa for Portsmouth Harbour, and ferry for France.
A taxi on a Saturday night, for example, costs around £8.50
An Airbus A4 service runs throughout the day and into the night from Bristol Airport to Bath Bus Station. Takes one hour and 15 minutes.
TRIPS OUT OF TOWN:
Look at Bath Tourism Plus.
DETAILS ABOUT ME. I am a 'woman of a certain age' with a long and interesting life experience. I'm a wordsmith, poet and storyteller; and I volunteer on a variety of environmental projects like community gardens and orchards.
See amenities list.
I offer a simple breakfast with good coffee or tea. Some fruit, toast and cereals. No cooked breakfast offered except in particular circumstances. Snacks in MW and use of kettle and toaster. Small amount of fridge space. Excellent Wi-Fi.
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It depends on what you need. I can give advice if you want it. Plenty of info here.
I pay attention to detail. I try to make my home welcoming. You will get good rest.
Absolutely no smokers please! No dirty boots upstairs. It would be helpful to yourself to have a pair of light slippers or flipflops as the floor downstairs is tiled. Dry your towels outside the room on the rack please.
Both members of a couple should read my entry before coming, if possible, so that you are prepared.
Please don't leave a voicemail on my mobile. Text only. Please sign guest book before you leave, with your full names and an address plus phone and e-mail contact.
As an experienced traveller I think I know what people value about a space. I think I offer a characterful home with the warmth of hospitality but without intrusiveness. I have many books and things that stimulate. I help people to maximise their time in Bath, by discussing ideas and suggesting routes and timings. I have had experience of hosting international travellers. I was a Servas host for some years too, an international goodwill organisation.
My abiding interest nowadays is our role in the environment. I am a 'Green'. I've done voluntary gardening work in several parts of the world, esp. Australia and New Zealand. At present I'm involved in community gardens and an apple orchard which we have restored. I encourage awareness of our scarce resources. I take a special interest in bees and ensuring they survive and have the right conditions.
My ongoing passion is literature and I am an active wordsmith. I offer story and poetry at local performance groups at pubs in Bath city centre. I like thinking quietly. I need a swim several times a week! I'm fascinated by synchronicity.