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The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath

7 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Old Sweetshop is one of the most interesting and important houses on the High Street in Batheaston. As its name suggests, it was once a place of business, originally two adjacent houses, the other being a haberdashers. Many original period features dating from the 16th century still survive, but modern additions such as a recent kitchen, wet room, super fast broadband, LED TV and fantastically comfortable beds, bring all the luxuries of the modern world. Downstairs, there is a generous size living room with wood burner supplementing the modern gas central heating, sunny conservatory and a separate dining room as well as the modern kitchen/diner. A utility area with AEG and Miele appliances, leads to the downstairs wet room with Mira shower. Three bedrooms upstairs, the rear ones wi...The Old Sweetshop is one of the most interesting and important houses on the High Street in Batheaston. As its name suggests, it was once a place of business, originally two adjacent houses, the other being a haberdashers. Many original period features dating from the 16th century still survive, but modern additions such as a recent kitchen, wet room, super fast broadband, LED TV and fantastically comfortable beds, bring all the luxuries of the modern world. Downstairs, there is a generous size living room with wood burner supplementing the modern gas central heating, sunny conservatory and a separate dining room as well as the modern kitchen/diner. A utility area with AEG and Miele appliances, leads to the downstairs wet room with Mira shower. Three bedrooms upstairs, the rear ones with views of the surrounding countryside, also have a shared bathroom with shower over the bath. Outside, there is a sunny patio area and small lawn with a barbeque area. Batheaston is just 10 minutes by bus from the centre of Bath. The bus stop is about 30 seconds walk. You may park right outside the house on the high street (time limited) or in our secure parking space in our courtyard, just around the corner.More
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About the Manager
John and Jane Moon (Property Manager John and Jane Moon)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
We are on hand if you need anything, but will generally leave you alone
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Reviewed 12 April 2019

Batheaston is a charming village and The Old Sweet Shop was a super base for a short break in the Bath area. As someone else commented the cottage is bigger than it seems in the photos. There is a large lounge with a side room...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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John M, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

Thanks Sheila for your comprehensive review. It was nice to meet you and then to hear how impressed you were with the house. We are very proud of it and the work we have done to make it what it is. We hope we will...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Plus points first - a charming property with comfortable beds, clean and tidy and a nice addition of a bottle of wine, bread, milk and butter left for us. Handy location for Bath city centre and easy access to motorway. My mum booked this property...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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John M, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We are as disappointed in your review as you claim to be with the property. Having gone out of our way to answer your Mum's very numerous questions about things which were clearly and unambiguously stated, it is very sad for us when you make...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2018
John M, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A good spacious house, well equipped, with a lovely small garden. Communication with the owner was good, the location is excellent for Bath and for walking up Solsbury Hill and along the river. Comfy beds.

Date of stay: August 2018
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John M, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks Stephen. We really appreciate your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regards John and Jane stay-in-bath

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

The cottage was amazing for a girls trip away! The cottage is a lot bigger than in the photos and very very clean! I was very impressed and happy on arrival and did not want to leave at the end of the stay. The fire...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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John M, VR Owner at The Old Sweet Shop, 3 bed 16th century cottage, Batheaston, Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thanks Dominique, we are so pleased you loved the house. We agree, the pictures are a little decep[tive and it's difficult to get an idea of how much space there is. To be honest, the house has been so popular since we listed it, we...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Bath is a World Heritage tourist destination, its history dating back to pre Roman times. It is now acknowledged as the second most popular tourist destination in England and the 4th most popular in the UK. Renowned Georgian architecture rivalling that of Paris, Venice or Rome has been enhanced in recent years with the addition of the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal spa, featuring the natural mineral waters which first attracted the Romans. But it's not just about history and architecture. Bath has some of the best shopping in the UK!
Getting around
We are very lucky to have excellent transport links of all kinds, especially the bus stop on the road outsidse the courtyard. Guests find this the most convenient way to access the City, bypassing much of the trafiic with bus lanes. On average it takes about 10 minutes to the City. Most guests leave their cars in our car park and use the bus for the duration of their stay.
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