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“Perfect place for our girlie weekend!”
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The Wilderness near Bath
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The Wilderness near Bath
The Inglenook Lounge
Log Fired Finnish Sauna House
TV Lounge
Dining room seats 18
Family bedroom sleeps 4!
The Kitchen
Double Bedroom
Lounge
Catered dinner parties...
The lovely private rear garden
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Cottage -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Bath, Somerset, England

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leannemas...
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place for our girlie weekend!”
Reviewed January 30, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

19 of us stayed in this house for 2 nights and had the best weekend! The house is huge but at the same time cosy enough. Facilities are lovely, modern and well kept. The host, Jo, is a delight to deal with - excellent communication and a very personable, lovely lady. The garden and sauna are beautiful as well, even in the winter. Would highly recommend this property!

Date of stay: January 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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shirinloc...
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place for large groups!”
Reviewed November 21, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The Wilderness is really well catered for for large groups of people. not only does it sleep a large number very comfortably, there are also more than enough teapots, glasses, cutlery etc! It was a lovely location, big dining table for us all to sit together, and cozy living room with a fire. We had a great time, and I'll definitely keep this place in mind for any future big gatherings I need to organise!

Date of stay: October 2016
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Daniel S
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Mr”
Reviewed November 20, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I booked the wilderness to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday with our family (13 adults and 3 young children) 16 of us fitted in perfectly and enjoyed an autumn weekend. The weather was wet and cold but the large cottage was warm and very comfortable. The log fire in the lounge was very welcome and gave the place a lovely homely feel. Even in the cold weather the log fired sauna was excellent!! really hot and very clean! The kitchen was fully equipped and we catered for 16 easily!

Would definitely return! Thanks very much Jo!

Date of stay: November 2016
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14Gerald
The Midlands
1 review
“Excellent accommodation for a large group.”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

3 families fourteen in total plus a toddler. Plenty of space both inside and outside. Large fully equipped kitchen with dining room which can easily accommodate all guests. Two sitting rooms and a separate room which can be used as a games room. We were all very comfortable and had a wonderful week.
The house is in a great location with Bath, Salisbury, Longleat all close by with numerous villages and walks to explore.
The owners made us feel very welcome and it is a house we would return to. Excellent house and holiday. Thank you.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: House and I location
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
Thank you Gerald for your lovely comments. Delighted you enjoyed your week. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Wilderness again one day
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Amy F
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't hesitate just book!!!”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I spent ages researching a venue that could cater for my sisters hen party and was pretty apprehensive that the 21 of us might feel cramped wherever we booked. I stumbled across the wilderness and am incredibly happy that I took the plunge and booked it. The photo's do not do the place justice. It was spacious, comfortable and extremely well stocked. Sometimes houses that cater for large groups don't supply plates, cutlery, pots/pans etc etc but the wilderness had everything! I was so pleasantly surprise.
And the Sauna was amazing... they had it all prepared to use so all we had to do was light it. All the people at the Hen party loved it and i definitely can not take the credit.
Jo was so easy to talk to and at the end of an email an phone whenever I had questions. It was a great experience... so much so we're considering having a christmas with the whole family there!

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
thanks Amy, So pleased you all had such a good weekend. Sorry I didn't get to meet you on this occasion, hopefully I will next time.....
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Katiebubb...
Redmond, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for a fun family gathering”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Wilderness, with a large family group of 3 generations (16 people). The House is lovely and has an amazing garden perfect for keeping young children entertained. The house is really lovely and very spacious it has lots of space for all the family to both spend time together and smaller areas for a little peace and quiet too! Really easy to book and communicate with the owner - Jo and everything was exactly as we had requested.
We also used the catering service one evening which was fabulous - the chef Di was lovely and the food was wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Space was perfect for a large group
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Delighted you had such a good weekend!
Sorry we didn't get to meet you on this occasion
Look forward to next time.......
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Jane A
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed June 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Absolutely fantastic weekend. The cottage is more amazing in real life it seems to ooze warmth and charm. The rooms and decor are lovely. The garden is big, private and well kept. We also arranged afternoon tea and it exceeded expectations the scones were freshly made that morning! Jo at the cottage was lovely to deal with too

Date of stay: June 2016
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