Bath is often heralded as the most beautiful city in Britain. With its stunning Georgian architecture and historic Roman sights, together with boutique shopping and gastro delights, there is a reason for everyone to go there. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and with such well known attractions as the Royal Crescent and Roman Baths it is easy to see why.
Over 5 million people head to Bath every year for a break. It is one of the few cities, that make a truly relaxing city experience. The lack of high-rise buildings makes it feel more like a town. The river Avon runs through the city and is a great place to relax in the summer months.
Bath’s location, also makes it very convenient to travel to. 2 hours from London by either car or train, and under 3 hours from Manchester. Bristol International Airport is only 30 minutes away too so you can fly there easily from many UK airports.
Staying in a holiday cottage close to Bath is a great choice for your holiday. The countryside surrounding Bath in Somerset and Wiltshire is simply stunning. From your base here, you can explore the Cotswolds and Stonehenge easily. It is a great spot for holidaying throughout the Westcountry.
To tempt you further, here are just a small selection of holiday cottages that you could rent this year.
This charming cottage lies between the Mendips and the Cotswolds, overlooking open countryside. Located on the edge of Norton St Philip, an ancient village with excellent gastro-pubs, it is a great choice of holiday cottage.
Greengrove Cottage is your chocolate box thatched cottage. Situated in a peaceful Wiltshire village, it is just over 30 minutes from Bath and ideal for exploring many National Trust properties close by such as Stourhead House and Longleat Safari Park is also just a short drive away.
Knapp Barn in Bishopstrow is only 30 minutes from the centre of Bath and is heaven for cyclists, golfers and horse enthusiasts. With direct access to bridle paths and the open countryside beyond, this cottage makes for a truly relaxing holiday.
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