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“Excellent base for a visit to Bath”
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The lounge and kitchen/dining area are upstairs to maximise the views
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The lounge and kitchen/dining area are upstairs to maximise the views
The kitchen has lots of oak and some nice Farrow and Ball paintwork, plus all the appliances and equ Another shot of the light and airy kitchen and dining space
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The lounge and kitchen/dining area are upstairs to maximise the views
The kitchen has lots of oak and some nice Farrow and Ball paintwork, plus all the appliances and equ
Another shot of the light and airy kitchen and dining space
Here's another shot of the kitchen
There are two lovely leather Chesterfields you can relax in and lots of light.
The kitchen area. Hopefully you can see the quality!
The ensuite bedroom at the rear of the property
This is the shower room when both bedrooms are in use. There is also the ensuite off the rear bedroo
The super king size bed is 6' 6 long. The biggest you will find in any holiday rental
The bedrooms are on the ground floor. Underfloor heating feels luxurious under your feet!
Light streams in to the living/dining area in our holiday cottage
The 'front' bedroom, made up with two single beds. You can have it as a super king as well - it's yo
The drive way down to the Old Workshop which is the 2nd on the right, behind the oak tree
Difficult to take a meaningful picture of a shower, but hopefully you get the idea!
Our first testimonial for the Old Workshop holiday cottage
Flowers are still blooming in the courtyard
The view from the living/dining area of the 2 bed holiday cottage over the Bathampton meadows
Another view of the lounge in the cottage
The lounge area of our 2 bed holiday cottage in Bath
Another picture of the lounge in our holiday cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Batheaston, Bath, Somerset, England

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Brian J
1 review
“Excellent base for a visit to Bath”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much. It's a nice, quiet and comfortable place to stay. The facilities (kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms) were very good. The only issue we had was figuring out the shower hot/cold water control system, but it did work okay. A very good location if your driving to the area. The area is very scenic and you can walk or jog through the country side among the grazing sheep. The trip into Bath (or back) only takes a few minutes by taxi. A ten minute walk down the road there is a place to take a scenic river boat ride into the center of Bath, for our ride the boat captain/ tour guide was very informative and entertaining. There are also a couple of pubs, a small grocery store, and a good restaurant / take-away place (The Fat Friar) that's open late all about a 5 minute walk down the road.

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Liked best: Very accurate and detailed instructions were provided plus helpful information and suggestions about getting around, nearby stores,and places to visit.
Liked least: Although it did work, the shower control was little tricky.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 27, 2016
Thanks for the review Brian, which we really appreciate. Glad you made the boat trip - it's a real treat isn't it?

John and Jane
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juliei185
Adelaide
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Awesome stay at the Old Workshop”
Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Awesome stay at John and Janes property. We were there for 3 nights and enjoyed it immensely. Close to everything including boat into Bath, easy access, great facilities, amazingly comfortable bed, wine and goodies to start off was a wonderful touch. Responded to a problem very promptly and were grateful for their response and attention to our needs. Just out of bath was fabulous, close enough to access easily but far enough away to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the apartment. Definitely recommend staying.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
It's very heartening to read your review and makes all our efforts worthwhile :-) 'Awesome' is about as good as it gets, so we are pleased you thought it was, It was nice to meet and talk to you, having travelled so far to be here :-)

Regards

John and Jane
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Jeffrey H
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great character and location”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This place was phenomenal. It is a cute two story town home with bedrooms on the bottom and living up top. It had a fabulous view out the back to Bath, mountains, etc. The owners left a wonderful welcome package including bread, cookies, milk and eggs which were perfect to starts us off. We had a car and parking was easy to access with a reserved space. The drive to Bath was fairly quick and painless, as far as city driving goes. This place is off the main road so it was very quiet. Everything was very clean and functioned well. We enjoyed hanging out on the second floor, reading books and looking out the large windows to the rear. There is good walking distance access to nearby restaurants and small grocery shopping.

A couple of nitpicky items: 1. The Wifi was next to useless. Half the time we could not connect a device and when we did, it was so slow it was hardly functional. Look, two teenagers, this didn't go over well. It was a struggle and we hope there is something that can be done to upgrade it as other places we stayed in England did not share this issue. 2. Hot water for showers definitely needs to be managed. There is no scald guard on the hot water heater and doing anything else with water during a shower resulted in all kinds of fun surprises for the bather.

We absolutely would stay here again and recommend this place to anyone looking for a non-hotel option near Bath.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Sep 7, 2016
We are very pleased you had such a nice time and would like to come back again. On your next visit, there should be no nitpicky things. We have just had an additional broadband package installed. It seems it wasn't working at the time of your visit, which it should have been - sorry. As for the showers, that is a bit of a puzzle as we can't replicate what you experienced, but we will keep trying :-). They are very good quality electric Mira showers only about a year or so old, so there should never be the possibility of scalding.
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rachlou83
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic stay in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for a long weekend and The Old Workshop was a fantastic choice. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed. Location was perfect with bus stops right outside and only a 10 minute journey from the city center. John and Jane left a great welcome pack which gives honest reviews on the nearby pubs, and tips on things to do in the area. The cottage itself was beautiful;very clean,and even supplied milk , eggs and other items ready for arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definately return and recommend.

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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Glad you loved the Old Workshop Rachel. It gives us great pleasure when we see our guests having such a great time, that is all we strive to achieve. See you soon.

John and Jane
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AnsiStar
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My sister and our partners stayed here for a long weekend. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the housekeeper and given our provisions and a tour. The accommodation is wonderful and has stunning views. Location is good but is about 45 minutes to walk to town (my sisters partner had a bad back so it took its toll) but fortunately a taxi is only £7-10 to the centre of Bath. Beds are super comfy and there is under floor heating should you need it. It was very hot when we stayed so we were a bit warm, but when we came back to the house our second day, a fan had kindly been left outside the front door for us. All in all a wonderful weekend and would definitely recommend.

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2016
Thanks and pleased you had a nice time here. If you come again you should take the boat from the Bathampton Mill into town. It's a beautiful trip and you can get the bus or taxi back. Glad the fan helped - you were here at a particularly hot time! :-)

John
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ilsogno
Christchurch New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Clean very comfortable accommodation in quiet surroundings”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A very comfortable, roomy and well appointed rental with a full range of facilities. This rental is well designed and probably the most comfortable we have ever stayed in. It is in a quiet area with a rural outlook away from the tourist crowds in Bath central. Good transport links into the city and elsewhere including a canal walk nearby. Local shops stock a wide range of supplies at reasonable prices.

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Liked best: The space of the property and the peaceful location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2016
We can't ask for any better comment then "the most comfortable ever", so thank you so much for telling us this as it makes such a difference. :-)
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Sueandmil...
Peterborough
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20 reviews
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“Perfectly situated”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We were delighted with this accommodation. Beautifully maintained, furnished equipped etc. Lovely views out of back sitting room window. Just outside Bath with bus stopping right outside door enabling you to leave your car at home. Great places to walk on your doorsteps. Lovely places to eat close to hand. I cannot think of one negative thing to say regarding accommodation, where it was situated or the correspondence we had with owners and caretaker. Didn't want to go home !!!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2016
That's a really nice review to receive, we really appreciate it . Hope you can come again soon.
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