The Bath Priory
At a Glance
Housed in a rather splendid Georgian country house, the Bath Priory creates a welcoming stay with individually designed rooms and homely touches
With an award-winning restaurant, L’Occitane Spa, indoor and outdoor pools and acres of exquisite gardens, you may wish to never leave the grounds
Despite having the feel of a country house hotel, the Georgian terraces, historic sights and Roman baths are just a 25-minute walk or short drive
Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea on the terrace, looking out over the award-winning gardens
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
To start planning your holiday to The Bath Priory
Offering a tranquil haven within walking distance of Bath’s honeyed stone terraces, the Bath Priory welcomes guests as if to the home of a friend, albeit a friend with an award-winning restaurant and L’Occitane spa housed in Georgian grandeur.
With 33 guest rooms and suites housed in a splendid Georgian home, within walking distance of Bath yet with a quiet, tranquil location and picturesque gardens, the Bath Priory combines the escape of a country house with the access to the sights and restaurants of a city hotel.
Tastefully and individually furnished with antiques, heavy drapes and thoughtful touches such as homemade biscuits, the rooms are supremely comfortable. Crisp white bed linens, Vispring beds and L’Occitane bath amenities create a welcoming retreat, while complimentary WIFI keeps you connected with the outside world.
Under the expert eye of Michael Nizzero, formerly of The Ritz, the main restaurant is a form affair of seasonal flavours exquisitely crafted into contemporary French cuisine. An extensive wine list is artfully presented by the Head Sommelier, all to be enjoyed with sweeping views across the award-winning gardens of the house. For a more casual dining experience, The Pantry is open all day for everything from hearty burgers to mussels, indulgent afternoon tea to cocktails. A sumptuous Drawing Room and Library, the walls adorned with art from the private collection of the owners, offer a cosy and welcoming retreat in which to unwind.
While the sun-drenched terrace, heady scent of wisteria and tranquil gardens may be all the relaxation you need, the Garden Spa by L’Occitane, the first for the brand, is an olfactory journey to Provence. Botanical ingredients, essential oils and transformative scents create a sanctuary for a range of treatments, while the indoor pool, sauna and steam pod complete the indulgently relaxing escape.
With four acres of manicured grounds, ponds and fragrant kitchen garden, the Bath Priory offers plenty of space to explore, unwind and soak in the beauty of a classic English landscape. Step outside the grand gates and you’re just a three-minute walk from Royal Victoria Park, while a 20-minute walk across the park brings you to the elegant terraces, historic sights and shopping of Bath.
The 33 rooms of the Bath Priory are all named after flowers, and the beauty of that flower is reflected in the rooms, with individual design and homely touches that create a sense of staying in a country home rather than a hotel. Vispring beds and L’Occitane products amplify this comfort, while delightful views of the courtyard or garden remind guests of the stunning landscape outside.
The two Family Suites offer two rooms and a spacious living room, ideal for families with children under 12. Babysitting is available on request.
The 3AA Rosette restaurant is an award-winning culinary triumph, a formal dining experience with modern, French dishes crafted from seasonal and local ingredients and accompanied by an extensive wine list. For a more casual affair, The Pantry offers a menu of classics such as Cornish cod and chips, steak, mussels and charcuterie boards, open from breakfast to cocktail hour and everything in between. Afternoon tea is an occasion at the Bath Priory, with towers of delicate pastries, finger sandwiches and cakes enjoyed with beautiful views over the award-winning gardens.The luxurious Garden Spa is a first for L’Occitane and whisks guests away to the perfumed fields of Provence with natural oils, lotions and treatments that conjure up a fragrantly scenic landscape. A sauna, steam pod and indoor swimming pool are ideal for unwinding, post-sightseeing, while a heated outdoor pool allows you to enjoy the beauty of the gardens while soaking in the sunshine of the summer months.
With Bath on your doorstep, you could spend your days exploring the city of Jane Austen, the Roman baths, the thermal waters of the spa, or simply wandering through the iconic Georgian terraces of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the hustle and bustle of the city, the four-acres of manicured grounds and gardens of the Bath Priory are a picturesque escape.
Haile Brant (Staff)
When in Bath naturally one of the main goals is to relax, unwind and enjoy, all of which can easily be achieved when staying at the beautiful Bath Priory Hotel. It is located just a 20 minute walk from the centre of town and a five minute walk from the Royal Victoria park and Bath Approach Golf Course. Each room in the bath priory has a different theme, including my personal favourite, an African animal themed room featuring wallpaper of exotic creatures. Coming out of your private quarters, take tea in the cosy drawing room while overlooking the beautiful gardens, a rarity for such a centrally located hotel. A croquet lawn offers itself to guests for a leisurely game to enjoy the beautiful weather. Should you be interested in pampering yourself, head down to the spa, the first and only L'Occitane spa in the UK. As your appetite comes to life, find yourself in the 3 AA Rosette Restaurant for some delectable dinner options and an upscale atmosphere.
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Explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon
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Highclere Castle - The real Downton Abbey
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Stonehenge and Bath day trip
For a chance to see two of Britain's oldest sites, take a day to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Your private guide will lead you around both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining the history of each and showing you beautiful countryside along the way.
Location & directions
Located in a residential area of western Bath, the Bath Priory is a 20-25 minute walk from the city centre.
How to get there
Bath Spa Station is approximately one and a half miles from the hotel and taxis are readily available. London Heathrow airport is approximately a 2-hour drive from the hotel with Bristol airport just a 40-minute drive away.