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Character Cottage - walking distance of city - sleeps 4, free parking & wi fi

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 shower room, sleeps up to 4

Laburnum Cottage is situated in the courtyard to the rear of Devonshire House Bed & Breakfast. With its own patio, seating area for 4 around a small pond. The cottage has a quaint yet charming atmosphere, providing a welcome oasis from the hustle and bustle of the World Heritage City of Bath. Only a 20 minute pleasant walk into the wonderful city of Bath, with its many tourist haunts and historic past. The cottage itself is entered through a stable door directly into a fully fitted kitchen with dining area for 4. A short hall leads to the open plan lounge with sofa bed (small double), TV, dvd and CD player. A shower room is situated off the hall. A romantic double bedroom is reached via a spiral staircase, with the roof windows creating a light and airy space, a WC and wardrobe are on this mezzanine level, which has a sloped ceiling, low on each side. A secure parking spot is available within the courtyard for you or make use of all the free on street parking.

The City of Bath: Bath has a wealth of interesting historic sites, along with superb shopping, beautiful parks and amazing architecture.

Around and about: The picturesque villages of Lacock and Castle Combe are about 30 minutes from Bath. Bradford on Avon, Glastonbury, Wells and the Cotswolds surround Bath. Wales is a 30 minute drive away.

What's on?: May sees the Bath International Music Festival with an opening night extravaganza in the city. December sees the Christmas market set up in the Abbey Churchyard, a real festive treat. Experience a carol service at the stunning Bath Abbey or take in the pantomime at the Theatre Royal.

More Details

Louise Fry
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Louise Fry

We are Chris and Louise Fry. We took over Devonshire House B&B and Laburnum Cottage in 2004 and have been welcoming guests from all over the world ever since. Between us we have notched up 45 years experience in the hotel industry and have used that knowledge to create a relaxed place for you to stay with a personal touch.

Louise Fry purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Louise Fry chose Bath

We love living in the city of Bath, it has everything you could wish for from a city, theatre, great shops, restaurants and an amazing history along with fantastic architecture. Yet, only a 5 minute drive to outstanding countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

Free and secure parking, so you can leave your car and wander into the city. A pretty patio area to enjoy that chilled glass of wine on a summers evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kevin and I had a wonderful time staying at the cottage whilst performing at the theatre in Bath. It was a little home away from home, clean and cosy! Hope to come stay again! Lots of love Camilla Dallerup and Kevin Sacre xx
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bath in Bath and North East Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You are welcome to check in earlier, just let us know in advance so that we can organise it
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Through the bedroom area
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is on the ground floor, the toilet (WC) is up the spiral staircase through the bedroom area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , situated on an open mezzanine
    Lounge area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in the lounge
  • 1 double bed on an open mezzanine floor with a (small) double sofa bed in the lounge area, a cot can be provided for babies.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cottage has all the amenities of home, fully fitted kitchen with microwave and washing machine. We like to think we have thought of everything, from hot water bottles to a selection of dvd's, but do let us know if there is anything else we can provide to make your stay more comfortable. Ask about our spa package which included entry to the Thermae Bath Spa in the city.


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Character Cottage - walking distance of city - sleeps 4, free parking & wi fi
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay the accommodation was excellent just like home from home

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Louise
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It's a lovely cottage, everything works well and is well thought through. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely little cottage in Bath

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect base for our weekend exploring Bath. The cottage is very small, but cosy and well equipped. It is within walking distance of Bath centre and we enjoyed a nice scenic walk in to town. There was a Tesco express 2 minutes down the road which was very handy. The hosts were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, so pleased you enjoyed your time in Laburnum Cottage and hopefully see you again in the future. Kind regards. Louise
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Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is small but adequate and the layout is abit strange with the toilet being upstairs via the bedroom, and the shower room via the lounge/kitchen, if sharing with non family members this can be awkward, hence why not many pictures. My husband is over 6 foot and he found the bedroom in the eves not good for his head and spriral staircase tricky. It is further than a 10 minute walk to town, I'd say 20-30mins, but its a pleasant walk downhill.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments are appreciated and acted upon, although in our Holiday Rentals description it states a 15 minute walk into the city (not 10 as you say), however, I have split the difference and amended it to 20 minutes. It does also state the location of the toilet and the shower, we do not want anyone to be disappointed when they arrive so if guests are sharing we do always make it plain over the phone that the toilet is only reached through the bedroom area. I remember that you did not make the booking, so perhaps your friend did not pass this information onto you. I am sure you appreciate when converting very old buildings you have to utilise every space and the utilities open to you, the spiral staircase is a feature in itself, but if we know there are mobility issues with guests we will always re confirm that there is a spiral staircase, to ensure they are happy with that. I have amended the description of the mezzanine to include sloping roof, low at the sides so all those lucky tall people can be made aware. Thanks again, it was great having you stay. Louise and Chris
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Ancaster Ontario Canada

Laburnum cottage Bath

  • 4 of 5

This clean picturesque cottage was our home for the month of August and it was the perfect location for us to explore both the city and the surrounding countryside.

Information was available for us to plan our adventures.

Our hosts Chris and Louise made us welcome and offered any help we needed to make our stay pleasant. The circular staircase to the loft/bedroom area could be a little tough for less mobile guests.

Good grocery shopping is a twenty minute walk away - with a bus ride back!

There are good restaurants aplenty that will suit all tastes. Jamie's Italian was fun and good food. Lunch in the Pump Room is a must.

The race course gave us a chance to watch and bet with some success.

We would without a doubt, recommend this rental property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bristol International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Devonshire Arms
Nearest Ferry
208 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Entry Hill Golf
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bath Spa
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
M4 Junction 18
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Bear
Car: not necessary

Bath is a World Heritage City, with historic links, fantastic architecture and is a must see for all visitors, its many sites include the famous Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Museum. The Thermae Bath spa is the only natural spa in England which allows you to soak in the natural thermal waters of the city. Ask us about our special spa package.

Set in the heart of the West Country, Bath is surrounded by the Cotswolds, the Mendip Hills whilst having the National Trust villages of Lacock and Castle Combe on its doorstep. Stonehenge is only an hours drive away, Salisbury, Cardiff and Bristol are equidistant, making Bath a great base for any traveller. Wells, Glastonbury and Bradford on Avon are all close by.

Other Activities: If you were thinking about relaxing at the Thermae Bath Spa, then our package (ask for details) includes a complimentary bottle of wine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bath, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

A two night minimum applies to each weekend, a 3 night minimum applies over Bank Holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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