Discover the delights of Bath with Bailbrook House Hotel
The luxurious Bailbrook House is your gateway to Bath, just a stone's throw from the city centre. A World Heritage Site, experience Bath's Roman past, thermal hot springs, independent boutiques, remarkable musseums and galleries, and an abundance of places to eat and drink. Then, return each day to the hotel's warm hospitality and enjoy a delicious dinner or sink down with a nightcap in the Royal Lounges before a restful night's sleep. Minimoon heaven!
Regarded as one of Britain's most attractive cities, Bailbrook House Hotel is just a 30 minute walk from the centre of Bath, making it a perfect base to explore all that this historical city has to offer. Watch the hotel's video above to find out more.
A FASCINATING PAST...
Building work was started on Bailbrook House in 1790 by John Eveleigh for wealthy lawyer Dr Denham Skeet. However, due to the impact of the intervening wars, building was not completed until the early part of the 19th century.
Over the years the mansion house has been owned and lived in by many wealthy people, with one tenant being Lady Isabella King, who devoted her time to charitable and benevolent work, notably helping street beggars to ‘save the innocent and the unprotected from the dangers attendant on idleness and poverty.’
Initiatives included a knitting school and a button-making school for children and a widows of the armed forces. The charity was honoured in 1817 when Queen Charlotte visited Bailbrook House with her son the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV.
Amongst other patrons and visitors were three bishops, two duchesses, two marchionesses and William Pitt the Younger, who often stayed at the house.
A new extension was built in the 1970s by the Post Office, which converted the buildings to a training college and subsequently a college for air traffic controllers.
In 2012 Hand Picked Hotels purchased Bailbrook House, a grade II listed property, along with Bailbrook Court and 20 acres of private grounds. In 2013, the original mansion house was restored and refurbished, along with full refurbishment of Bailbrook Court
A WARM WELCOME
Relaxed elegance is firmly on the menu at Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath which offers a variety of spaces in which to enjoy modern British seasonal food. Enjoy the historic period charm of Cloisters restaurant, which takes full advantage of the building’s striking architectural features and offers attractive views out onto the gardens.
An altogether more contemporary space is The Conservatory is a modern setting with plenty of natural light and door to a summer terrace for peaceful al fresco dining. The mansion’s characterful royal lounges with their wealth of original features provide an idyllic spot in which to enjoy Afternoon Tea, served on delicate tiered stands accompanied by a selection of fine loose leaf teas.
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