Vacation Rentals in Bath
There are many good vacation rental apartments in historic buildings in central Bath. You can stay in an apartment in The Circus or on the Royal Crescent, or in one of the many nearby Georgian buildings. We spent a week in an apartment just behind the Royal Crescent and loved being in such a beautiful historic building.
Things to note about Bath vacation rentals:
- Watch out for stairs. Read descriptions carefully to see if there are stairs. Many of these historic buildings do not have elevators, so you may have to climb a few flights of stairs. (Remember that what we call the second floor in North America, the floor above ground level, is called the first floor in England and Europe.)
- Parking is difficult in Bath. There are large public parking lots where you pay by the day. On street parking is mostly restricted to residents and unrestricted is hard to find. When we stay in Bath we either do not have a car, or pick it up near the end of our stay so we don't have to deal with parking. Some vacation rentals have parking or offer a parking sticker for restricted areas. If you rent your car from AutoEurope, you can pickup the car from National about two miles from the center of Bath. We usually get our rental car the day we are leaving Bath.
- Groceries are easy to get. There are two supermarkets in central Bath - Waitrose in The Podium near the Pulteney Bridge and Sainsbury's at Green Park Station.
Our sister website Slow Europe has a good list of vacation rentals in Bath and reviews. We have listed our favorites below.
Vacation Rentals in the Center of Bath
These agencies/websites are listed alphabetically and range from a one-person agency with a few apartments to an established agency with local offices and staff.
Abbey Heights: Three apartments in an historic building in central Bath. Run by owners of nearby Three Abbey Green guest house. Broadband. 2-3 night minimum. Website: Not enough photos, availablity calendar, prices.
Bath Holiday Homes: Good selection of apartments in central Bath, from sleeps 2 to sleeps 6+. Some apartments have Broadband. Website: Photos, apartment layouts, prices (no availability calendar).
Bath Holiday Rentals: Agency in Bath with vacation rentals in and around Bath (4 & 5 star). Over 30 listings, many in historic buildings. Maid service available. Some apartments have Broadband. Website: Photos, location maps, price range (no availability calendar).
Beau Street Apartments: Three apartments in a historic building in central Bath. Website: Photos (small), location map, apartment layouts, prices (no availability calendar).
Helpful Holidays: Agency with listings in England's West Country: Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. Currently no listings for Bath, but I am listing them here because they are a good agency and will probably have Bath listings again in the future.
Laura's Townhouse Apartments: Apartments in Bath. All properties in listed (historic) buildings. For some listings you deal with the agency, others you deal directly with the owner. Website: Photos, guest comments, prices, availability calendar.
SACO: Serviced apartments in an historic building in central Bath. 4 star apartments with plasma TVs, Broadband and other extras. Rent by the night. Website: Photos, location map, prices, availablity calendar difficult to use.
Town and Country Cottages: Agency based in Bath with vacation rentals in the Cotswolds, outskirts of Bath, Somerset, Dorset, Salisbury and Wye Valley (over 100 listings). Note: Most of Cotswolds listings are through Manor Cottages. Website: Photos (some listings do not have many photos), prices, location map, availability calendar, credit cards.
Farms/Estates Outside of Bath
Most of the Bath vacation rental agencies listed above have properties outside of Bath. Also check the Vacation Rental Directory sites listed below for more farm stays.
Barn Cottages Lacock: Three vacation rentals (cottages - sleep 4 - ETC 4 star) on a farm near Lacock (National Trust village), near Bath. Newly built to a high standard. Internet access (broadband) is available. Website: location maps, prices listed, customer reviews, availability calendar.
Beeches Farmhouse and Pig Wig Cottages: Four "farmyard" B&B rooms and three 2-bedroom cottages (ETC 4 star) on a farm outside the charming town of Bradford-on-Avon, east of Bath. Website: Photos, layouts, location map, prices, availability calendar, online booking.
Church Farm Country Cottages: Seven barn-conversion cottages, sleeping 2 - 4, on a farm outside of Bradford-on-Avon, east of Bath. Broadband and indoor swimming pool. Website: A few photos, prices, availability information.
Coombe Barn Holidays: Three barn-conversion cottages on a working sheep farm in Kelston, between Bath and Bristol. Website: Only a few photos, prices, no availability calendar.
Cumberwell Country Cottages: Seven apartments in a barn-conversion on a working farm near Bradford-on-Avon, east of Bath. Golf park on site. Website: Photos, prices, no availability calendar.
Executive Holidays: Ten cottages, sleeping 2 - 12, on Whitemill Farm, near Frome, south of Bath. Website: Photos, floor plans, location map, prices, no availability calendar.
Jasmine Cottage: Historic cottage (4 star) in village of Steeple Ashton, near Bath. 3 bedroom. Rent from owner. Website: Photos, floor plans, price range given, availability calendar.
Pennsylvania Farm: Three cottages, sleeping 2 - 4, on an organic farm very close to Bath. Website: Photos, location map, prices, availability calendar.
Toghill House Farm: Nine cottages, sleeping 2 to 8, on a working farm near Castle Combe, north of Bath. Website: A few photos, location map, prices, availability calendar, credit cards accepted.
Rent Directly from the Owner - Vacation Rental Directory Sites
We have listed a few good vacation rental directory websites where you book directly with the owner. You will find duplications between these lists as owners tend to list on several directory sites.
Bath Independent Guest House Association (BIGHA): A few self-catering listings for Bath. Website: Photos, location map, prices, availability calendar, link to owner website.
Holiday Lettings - Bath: Over 50 listings for Bath. Website: Great search options, photos, prices, availability calendar, personal shortlist.
Holiday Home Rentals - Bath: Over 50 listings for Bath. Website: Photos, location map, prices, availability calendar, favorites feature.
Somerset Accommodation Directory: Over 25 listings for Bath. Website: Short listing with link to owner website.
VRBO - Bath: A few listings for Bath area. Website: Photos, prices, availability calendar (some).
Tourist Office websites have lists of local vacation rentals, but the sites for the Cotswolds have limited listings. Most accommodations listings are on the main Visit Britain site and are duplicated on the local sites.
Bath Tourist Office - Where to Stay: Main Tourist Office website for Bath with tourist information and accommodations listings. Select "self catering" or "service apartment" for vacation rentals.
Vacation rentals in Bath - I live on the Circus in Bath (Slow Travels)
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