Gallery Beautiful : photo by Iain KempGallery Beautiful is adorned with original antiques and striking contemporary art : photo by Iain Kemp

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1 Guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

LUXURY ALCHEMIST* RETREAT STAY at contemporary art GALLERY BEAUTIFUL : : for art lovers of alchemy : Stunning grade II listed manor set in enchanting National Trust The Courts Garden : Only 15mins from Bath, Wiltshire : 1hr 15mins from London by train :

The space

GALLERY BEAUTIFUL is an alchemist's playground : :
*fine artists, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, actors, dancers, musicians, singers, composers, writers, poets, dreamers, creators, thinkers and doers : :

Our luxurious residency retreat offers freedom to explore, contemplate and conjure within a idyllic tranquil setting : Enrich your life and your practice : Take time to be still, observe and go within : Nurture your inner connection with yourself and nature : Allow inspiration to flow and experience a magical way of being : :

Stay in a stylish double bedroom with stunning views of the gardens, a writing desk and free wifi for only £395 per week : Create in your own private studio space for an additional £45 per week : (Painting, sculpting etc in bedroom is not permitted.)

£55 per room, per person, per night : Minimum one month stays : :
If showing as 'unavailable' please contact us as to check availability : :

Guest access

When you're not busy conjuring, contemplating, creating, exploring or just being, make yourselves at home : Relax, read books by the fire in the drawing room or watching movies in the attic snug : Get toasty by the cosy kitchen aga and bake something : Raid the dressing up box and get inventive : Chat over fine wine & local cheeses in the butler's pantry or play poker into the night : Or come along to a fun local event – Art Openings, Meditation Evenings, Art Film Nights, Inspiring Talks, Supper Club and more : :

Interaction with guests

GALLERY BEAUTIFUL : : is our home as well as place of business, so we'll be milling about conjuring, creating and playing too : We're around for picnics, fun and forward roll races during our down time, although Peony's record is pretty hard to beat...

Other things to note

Room only – no food provided.
One person per room (negotiable).
Sorry, no children or pets allowed.
Minimum of a one month (4 week) bookings.
Maximum of three month (12 week) bookings.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: £1000
Weekly Discount: 1%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Please look after our home as you would your own.
Please respect our privacy, just as we respect yours.
Please do not smoke in the house or put your butts in the flower beds.
Please do not pick the flowers or fruit in the garden.
Please do not block the driveway as the gardeners need access. There is plenty of off street parking.
Please do not play ball games in the garden.
Please picnic in the arboretum only.
Strictly no dogs allowed in the garden.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

28 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Mairéad User Profile
December 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed with Sonya and had a really comfortable stay. The house is massive and very well-decorated, quirky but homely. The bed is extremely comfortable and we had our own bathroom. The only negative for us was that the room can get very chilly! Being an old house, there not much that can be done about that. Once you are under the covers, you won't notice. Sonya was happy to keep the heating on and was very welcoming, offering us her own living space to hang out in.

Fiza User Profile
November 2014
Sonya is a warm host and its a stunning house. The gardens are fab. Be sure to check out the gallery too.

Cindy User Profile
September 2014
The home and garden are absolutely gorgeous, and Sonya made us feel very welcome in her house. It's the epitome of a peaceful getaway from your busy lifestyle. A beautiful 30 minute walk to the Great Chaulfield Manor is highly suggested, and food at the local pub is quite good (get the fish n' chips!). Holt is a sweet little town that makes you feel like you can forget all your worries and just enjoy what's in front of you. If you don't rent a car, you will have to take a taxi to different towns, as it is unsafe at times to travel down roads in between towns (no footpaths). But there's plenty to do in neighboring Bradford on Avon (5 min. taxi ride) and certainly Bath (which is about 30-45 minutes away by taxi/train). This is not your "typical" BnB. Sonya treats you more like a friend than a customer/guest. You'll have to speak up if you need something specific, like the room warmed, or more bath towels, breakfast at a very specific time, etc. But Sonya is very kind and will accommodate. WiFi is not available in your room (the signal is too weak) so you'll have to access it in the breakfast room downstairs. This is a charming, gorgeous old estate...but still old, so don't expect the normal hotel amenities such as bright room lighting, hotel-style hot shower, instant heated room, etc. If you can forgo these expectations, you'll have a truly memorable experience.

Kevin User Profile
September 2014
We had a brilliant stay at the stunning house and grounds. Sonya was very friendly and accommodating. The house is stunningly designed & decorated. Bed super comfy, room quiet, spacious and we had our own bathroom. The gardens are amazing, incredibly well kept. We also hired canoes from the nearby Familyadventurestore and canoed down to Bradford On Avon. Highly recommended. Hope to return.

Helen User Profile
July 2014
We had a fabulous stay at this unique property. Sonya was away but her parents took excellent care of us, with freshly prepared breakfasts every morning. We were free to come and go as we pleased and able to roam around the beautiful landscaped gardens. The bedroom is situated on a private wing so it's like having your own apartment. We will definitely be back next year!

Sonya and her family are extremely kind and helpful hosts who immediately made us feel welcome and at home. We had a wonderful stay in this elegant, historical house and really could not have wished for more. The place is a true delight inside and out and as for sleeping the room is quiet, spacious and the bed is extremely comfortable. The gardens are beautiful and so serene. The whole house is creatively decorated with a relaxed, graceful air. The surrounding countryside is peaceful and enchanting, and catching the train from Bradford On Avon into Bath was very easy. Many quaint surrounding villages here and plenty to see and do. Sonya, her family and this beautiful place made this first stop on our UK holiday an absolute treat and one we will always fondly remember.
Sonya User Profile
Response from Sonya:
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you both too :)) xx
July 2014

Lucy User Profile
July 2014
Our stay in Holt was amazing. Sonya and her family are the most welcoming of hosts and made our stay all the more enjoyable. The house is beautifully decorated and the garden is extensive and meticulously maintained. Our room had a huge, ridiculously comfortable bed, with a lovely view to the garden. The house is reachable easily from London - a train and short taxi ride will take you right to the front door. Probably about an hour and a half in total. The town of Holt has a few pubs and places to eat within easy walking distance, plus there are lots of towns close by that are easily accessible if you have a car. My husband and I had such a relaxing and enjoyable time and would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a break from city life. Thank you so much Sonya! :) We'll definitely be back!

England, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2014
Sonya User Profile

GALLERY BEAUTIFUL : : Alchemist-in-Chief and fine artist Sonya sprinkles a little magic wherever she goes : Her latest creation Gallery Beautiful – an enchanting creative escape for joyful alchemists – is putting heart back into art : Gallery Beautiful's Alchemist Retreat offers an elegant, tranquil space to nurture your inner connection : contemplate, conjure and create : :

Sonya's paints by 'cosmosis' – her otherworldly iridescent oil paintings are subtly absorbed minglings with universal forces – empyrean
consciousness expressing itself : Like space, Sonya's paintings expand in all directions, off canvas onto couture, fabric, objet, wallpapier and papier as five unparalleled collections in the art, interiors and luxury lifestyle arena : :

Sonya's recognised as a prolific contemporary bespoke creator of highly collectable hand-painted and limited edition pieces : :

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