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Semi-Detached Home with Nice Views
Hosted by Petra
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3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 shared baths
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The space

Our house is a 1940s semi-detached building in a quiet residential area not far from the centre of Bath. We can offer one of our two sitting rooms which converts into a private bedroom. A sofa bed folds out to a king size comfortable double bed. All our bedding is made of 100% cotton and towels and hairdryer are provided. There is also a very small single bedroom (just space for sleeping in a full size single bed) available upstairs. It is very quiet in our street at night and many guests have commented on how well they have slept here. Bathroom and kitchen are shared with the host family. Guests are welcome to help themselves to hot drinks at all times and to store items of food in the fridge.

You will enjoy great views across the valley from the garden and its sheltered patio. We are a vegetarian household and provide a wholesome cold buffet style breakfast (muesli/ porridge/ yoghurt/ wholemeal toast or rolls with a number of different spreads or cheeses/ boiled eggs/ fresh fruit and tea, fresh coffee and juice ) included in the price. There is the option of an occasional vegetarian meal with us (by arrangement) when I would ask for a contribution towards the cost. I'm happy to cater for people with special dietary needs provided that you let me know in advance.

The house is situated on the north east side of the historical City of Bath, about 30 minutes on foot or less than 10 minutes by car from the centre, yet very close to open countryside with some lovely walks. One of those takes you to an old Norman chapel, surrounded by an old cemetery and a holy well in an enchanting garden.

The bus stops opposite the house and takes about 20 minutes to the bus and train station.

There's plenty of on-street parking and the neighbourhood is very pleasant.

Bath is a popular tourist attraction, with a cosmopolitan ambience but small enough to explore its historical sights and unique architecture on foot. The city has a variety of great restaurants, some of which are very reasonably priced .
The nearest local shop (open 7/7) also is within easy reach on foot.
The Richmond pub/restaurant 0.6 Km up the hill, open Tuesday - Sunday

Theatres, cinemas, sport-centres, the famous spa-bath, museums, art galleries, pubs and night-clubs - it's all there.

Bristol is 15 mins away by train whilst Salisbury, Oxford and famous sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury, the Cotswolds and Glastonbury or the beaches of the south coast are within easy reach for a day out.

Non-smokers. No Pets.


Guest access

Guests are welcome to sit out on our patio when the weather allows! We have a long garden with a small field at the end, and beautiful views over the countryside to the south east. In summer we often serve breakfast in the garden.

Interaction with guests

Having lived here for a long time, we know all the best places to visit, and we're happy to discuss the local area with guests. We provide a local map and bus timetable too.

Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

As I work part-time and irregular hours it is more convenient for me to have flexible check-in hours. It is all the more important for guests to communicate their approximate arrival times as soon as they know, if possible the day before, so that I can make the necessary arrangements; sometimes a bit of negotiating is needed to find a time that suits both the guest and us.
We are a vegetarian household. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare cold snacks but only for veggie food.
In the evening people are free to return to the house however late they wish, but naturally we would expect a "quiet " return after midnight. Similarly we ask guests not to use the shower after midnight or before 7.30 am unless we have agreed to it beforehand, the reason for this is that the main bathroom is next to our bedroom and in the past jet-lagged guests have had noisy showers at unsociable hours. There are of course alternative facilities on the ground floor.

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Some spaces are shared - Bathroom is shared with host family


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Amanda User Profile
October 2017
What can I say? The rooms were great. The location was great.The food was great. Petra made us so welcome it was incredible. She even gave my friend's mum a lift into town. We shared breakfast over a couple of hours with hilarious and interesting conversation. It was an absolute joy to stay there.I can't thank Petra enough.

David User Profile
September 2017
Have used AirBnb several times, this was the first time staying with the hosts and was a real treat. Petra and husband were lovely making us welcome in their home, nothing was too much trouble from Wifi to finding taxis to town and back, breakfast in the morning was delicous and accompanied by great coffee and conversation - we were in no rush to leave and would be quick to return if we are back in Bath another time. Thoroughly recommended, thank you!

Trang User Profile
August 2017
We had lovely experience here. This was such a nice, warm place to visit. A fully book shelf double room made me feel like home. She brought us some sweet fruits as the sweet that she welcomes us.

Amy User Profile
July 2017
Lovely hosts! Delicious breakfast! Warm and welcoming home. Bus stop right outside.

Kewei User Profile
July 2017
Petra and her husband are very nice and friendly people. The garden is beautiful and big. The room is very clean, and the bed is very soft and comfortable.

Katie User Profile
July 2017
Petra is a lovely host and nothing was too much trouble. We were met with cups of tea and breakfast was delicious. The room itself was clean and very comfy. The locations is good for parking and a short walk through the lovely streets of Bath to the town centre. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

Claire User Profile
July 2017
Petra and Dick were great hosts, our 2 year old daughter made friends with them within seconds! We slept very well as it is a very quiet neighbourhood. Breakfast was fabulous too. It is a shame we had such a short stay there...thanks Petra for a lovely time.
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Response from Petra:
Hi Claire, thanks for your lovely review. I'm sorry I missed the time slot to write one for you. We were on holiday. We enjoyed your company very much and you are welcome here any time in the future.
July 2017

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Petra User ProfilePetra is a superhost.
Hi, My name is Petra. Both my husband and I are quite sociable and enjoy meeting people. I work part-time teaching German which means that I can spend parts of the day at home. My favourite thing is dancing - Swing, Argentine Tango and a bit of Salsa and that keeps me busy tw…
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