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17 Staples Hill | Freshford, Freshford BA2 7WL, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Freshford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney M Southampton, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent B&B, beautiful setting, loved watching the birds come to the feeders on the window. Francis made us very welcome. Excellent breakfast. A local bus goes into Bath from the B&B, very friendly bus driver. We really enjoyed our stay here, very relaxing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Frances welcomed us with a cup of tea in the sunroom overlooking the stunning views of the countryside. She suggested we try the local inn down the bottom of the hill for dinner and also catch the local bus into Bath for the day, both of which we did and thoroughly enjoyed. The breakfast was great; plenty of options and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner had a anniversary weekend away at this lovely quaint B and B, lovely owner she was very welcoming superb service. Breakfast was lovely my partner requested extra bacon on the second morning and duly got his wish. The steepness of the driveway that has been noted in other reviews is really not that bad as bath... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly by Frances who instantly offered to make us hot drinks while we settled in our room. The top floor was decorated beautifully with amazing views. Frances herself was very friendly and always had a smile on her face, the service at breakfast was superb and so was the food - help yourself to fresh fruit, yoghurt... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Frances made us feel very much at home. Food was superb & served with a view of the garden containing lots of wildlife, rooms were clean with en-suite, tv & tea/coffee facilities. Plenty of room to park if you can master the steep drive! Would highly recommend staying here quiet location. Easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Shepton Mallet for Bath... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We were looking for a quiet B&B near Bath for a weekend break, and we found it at Shrubdown. The welcome we received from Frances when we arrived set the tone for the whole weekend. She worked hard to make sure that we were settled and had everything that we needed. The property is charming with a lovely garden overlooking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly family run B&B attached to the family home. Currently 3 double rooms and we stayed in the room with valley view (which is v nice indeed). Bathroom has a v luxurious bath thats just been put in as part of a refit, go for room with garden view if you would prefer a shower though. We would agree... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

A very friendly B&B in a lovely location. The owner and Francis and her family were very helpful and catered brilliantly with the varying needs of her guests providing local knowledge, cycling routes local walks etc. nice walk to the local which serves lovely food and ale.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

When making your way there avoid going through Iford, roads are very narrow.We were made to feel welcome by Frances.Shrubdown is very homely.Parking is best by the layby in the road as the driveway is very steep.The room was comfortable and clean.The breakfast was very comprehensive with a wide range of cereals and fruit followed by traditional fried fare.Views over... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

A pleasure staying at this wonderful B&B, a beautiful location with stunning countryside views. Found it ideally situated for a visit to near-by Bath. The owner, Frances, was a lovely host - providing tips on visiting Bath & where to go. As I've said in the title, for a quiet B&B, Shrubdown is marvelous!

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Address: 17 Staples Hill | Freshford, Freshford BA2 7WL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Freshford
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Shrubdown is a spacious family home. It is located 5 miles from the centre of Bath and 2 miles from the centre of Bradford on Avon, in the picturesque village of Freshford. Both Bath and Bradford on Avon are situated on the River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal offering a wealth of historical interest and beauty.Shrubdown is a sprawling, comfortable house, with a south facing aspect, set in the middle of 3 acres of parkland and beautiful informal gardens. Secured by electric gates, there is ample parking. It is in an idyllic spot overlooking Iford Manor and the famous Italian “Peto Gardens”, nestling on the river Frome. It is a nature lover, bird fancier and walker's paradise.We have Double and Twin Rooms available for your stay with us. ... more   less 
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