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Coming up for air!

The Bath Holiday Company

It seems a little quieter in Bath today; a beautiful sunny day that feels more like Spring than the advancing Autumn. Many schools have gone back and like lots of parents out there, we at the office have started to come up for air!

The summer was SO busy & as usual, ours flew by in a haze of happy guests & sunshine through the windows. Bath was packed to the rafters as the summer sun heated up the streets and people from all over the world enjoyed our hot & happy city. We even managed to get a little bit of sun ourselves this year as we were blessed with so much of it. A great and busy Summer!

Whilst mainly looking after our guests over the school holidays, we have also taken on more beautiful properties, giving everyone even more choice & variety. Watch our website as it grows & come and stay. Again, like the parents out there, we’re extremely proud of our lovely new additions and want to show them off!

So whilst we’re quite grateful for the on-set of the colder weather & a little cool down, guests are now thinking about Christmas already, (oh good grief, did I say that word out loud?!). And between now and Christmas is definitely the best time of the year to visit Bath. It’s cooler, it’s relaxed, it’s cosy – we like that! Come and see the sights without being stifled, cosy up in the calm, bring your friends (or don’t!) and we hope to see you very soon!

It’s hot in the city!

The Bath Holiday Company - Its Hot in Bath - Holiday Lets

Well we’re having a scorcher of a summer in Bath & the city is full of extremely happy visitors. If all you have to do is wander around Bath, smooch in coffee shops, sit outside restaurants & pose for photos by the river then this is the place to be! Bath is full of leafy parks & squares, cool places to eat and drink (both types of cool!), wonderful gardens & air-conditioned shops. The heavenly rooftop pool at the Bath Thermae Spa is definitely calling out your name! And the stunning Georgian architecture looks even more majestic in the bright sunlight. The Roman Baths are lovely for a cool-off (no, don’t jump in!) as they are mostly underground & a have-to place to visit.

We have another new holiday home right in the centre, next to Queen Square. It is so central and yet peaceful and cool inside. I would love to live there! It will be on our properties page any day now. Call us to ask about it. It sleeps 6, each bedroom on a different floor & is beautifully re-furbished, furnished & equipped. It’s like a calm, French beach house (without the beach!).

For an incredible Summer holiday, come and stay with us. We have a variety of homes in terms of size & style and there’s something for everyone. Unless you want a beach; we don’t have a beach – but we have everything else. Including a brand new casino. Yes you heard right! And it’s actually rather beautiful – well worth a visit and you absolutely don’t have to gamble – watch the football (OMG, that’s another story for another day), have a drink, something to eat… and pretend you’re James Bond. You’ll be shaken not stirred.

New Central Properties and June Offers

New Central Properties and June Offers – The Best Time of the Year!

Wow, we’ve been busy! Our laundry collectors are building their muscles fast! But rather than give them a rest, we’ve reduced our June prices to give everyone a chance to visit Bath before the great School Holiday rush and to make the most of the June sunshine.

We have some fabulous new properties and some fantastic special offers. In Broad Street we have a great new property with a roof terrace that can sleep 11 guests. It also has two large studio apartments that together sleep 9 guests. If you’d like the whole property for a group of 20 we can accommodate you and even have some extra beds on top of that if you are a bigger group. The roof terrace is perfect for this lovely weather that we’re having at the moment – couldn’t be better. And we have a Jacuzzi bath if you’d rather stay indoors. The whole house has just been finished to a high standard with Full Sky Packages and everything you could need to make your city centre stay just right. With so much going on in Bath in June, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab a bargain!

We also have a new luxurious house in Crescent Gardens that sleeps 11 guests. Again, it has just been completely re-furbished with all you could need. Have a look at our very special reduced prices for the remainder of June and get in before Bath is full to the brim again for High Summer.

We have much more too – so please do contact us with your enquires and we’ll find the best fit for your stay in Bath.

See you soon!

The Night Circus is Coming!

The Night Circus @ Walcot House - BathOh My Gosh, we are so excited here in the office of The Bath Holiday Company! For our Christmas ‘do’, we are all going to The Night Circus at the newly refurbished (‘think urban Babington House’ according to the Bath Chronicle) Walcot House in Bath! And we can use our Pixie app to pay!

So, The Night Circus is the first immersive dining experience in Bath and it’s being put on by ‘Festival In A Box Presents’ – a fascinating and very experienced company who spend their whole lives organising festivals and parties (I can think of worse jobs to have!). See Festival in a Box Presents for more information. The evenings are based on the story, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern and will be full of fun with live and immersive theatre, circus performers, music and their own Ringmaster (who has been borrowed from The Swingers – he’s a lot of fun!). I can’t wait for the three-course banquet by Ebbie’s Kitchen – I’ve known Ebbie since she was little, she trained with Jamie Oliver and her food is (in Craig Revel Horwood voice) A. MAZE. ING! Ebbie cooks for Weddings, Festivals, Bar Mitzvahs… find her here if you’d like to read more about her and her skilful team: www.ebbieskitchen.co.uk

We still have some availability left for accommodation with The Bath Holiday Company and are wavering our 2-night minimum stay, so if you don’t live in Bath, you can still come to The Night Circus! Call or email us to stay at one of our incredible townhouses (the whole office can stay!) or one of our apartments for smaller groups.

To book a stay on any of these nights; 14/15/16/21/22 December, call 01225 571234 quoting ‘The Night Circus’ or e-mail us at hello@holiday-lets.com You can even buy discounted tickets as part of a package with us, just ask Dan.

For tickets to The Night Circus call Festival in a Box on 01225 740610, or e-mail thenightcircus@festivalinabox.co.uk

More info: Click HERE! (might take a second to load)

Time to put your woollies on… and sometimes your wellies!

The Bath Holiday Company - Time to put your woollies on... and sometimes your wellies!

Autumn is definitely here and Bath is looking especially beautiful. The trees are turning and the leaves are dropping, making such a lovely backdrop to our golden–coloured buildings.

We are cosy in the office preparing for our Winter guests and making sure that we have some very special offers available. We have some more exceptional properties to offer – see our Queen Square and Chapel Row properties – perfect for keeping warm and relaxing after a day shopping and sightseeing in Bath.

The Bath Magazine wrote a lovely article about The House on Queen Square – please have a look, it’s on page 116 and 117. And look out for our article coming up in the Christmas edition of InBath.

The clocks go back this Sunday (I really don’t understand why!), so the evenings will be darker and although I hate to say it, Christmas is coming to Bath! The lights are in situ, waiting to be turned on – no official date released yet but it will be around 14th November – and the Christmas Market is planned for 23rd November until 10th December. Bath is always incredible once it’s decorated for Christmas, even for Bath Bah Humbugs like me!

Before that, is the annual Bath City Centre firework display on 4th November. Always a lot of fun! Then you can start thinking about Christmas – yikes! Have you done your shopping yet?!

The Travelling Life

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We’re feeling quite excited in the office. Not because we’re going on holiday – because we’re not; but because so many of our clients are off travelling whilst we look after their homes for them. It’s very rewarding to be able to offer gorgeous homes in Bath and in the beautiful countryside around whilst helping their lovely owners to go off and travel themselves.

We have covered Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Greece – and it makes us feel so happy to help enable this. In return we can offer their homes to guests from all over the world. A great exchange!

The last thing one of our clients said to me before he packed his car for Spain – was “thank you so much for doing this, we wouldn’t be able to do it without you”.

Whats On

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Whats on in Bath… there is so much to do and see in Bath, it’s almost too much to keep up with. Our friends and colleagues at Visit Bath do a sterling job of keeping everyone abreast of all the best things to do in Bath and their new visuals are brilliant in our opinion.

Have a look at their site to see what tickles your fancy!

Click here to find out more: Visit Bath – Whats On

Wow, we’ve been busy!

The Bath Holiday Company - Crows Nest - BlogWell, it’s been all fun here at The Bath Holiday Company! That’s not strictly true actually because we’ve all been working incredibly hard getting all our new properties ready to offer to our guests! We are terribly excited about the unique homes we have and we’re so proud of their quirkiness and character. You’re going to love them!

Whether you’d like to stay on a farm, in a chapel, in a country cottage or a city apartment, we’ve got an amazing choice for you. We’re so lucky in Bath to have such beautiful countryside all around the city and we can now offer you rural places to stay that are very close to Bath to give you the best of both worlds. Look at the ‘Our Properties’ page for more details.

Crow’s Nest is owned by the lovely Caro, whose nickname is Crow. This nest is one that she would love to live in herself but she lives in the farmhouse so that she can look after the animals on the farm and make sure that you have fresh produce to buy from her fabulous farm shop. Do feel free to have a gentle wander and see the newborn lambs, one of whom Caro bottle-feeds herself. Crow’s Nest has spectacular views that you have to see to believe and is a very special place to stay. It’ll get booked up fast so take advantage of our introductory offers and get in quick in case Caro moves in herself!

The Old Inn Farmhouse also has converted farm buildings to offer you. The Hare, The Pheasant and The Partridge have been completely renovated into luxurious holiday apartments with everything you need for a lovely relaxing stay. The owners have left no stone unturned to make sure that you are cosy and comfy. Again, just a short drive to Bath and very special introductory offers available. Book all three if you want to share with friends or family!

If you like quaint English Wiltshire villages with their lovely stone, historic churches, village cafés & pubs, then we have Roman Cottage in Colerne for you. A cute, cosy cottage, great for a couple, but with room to bring your baby or someone else to sleep in your room. It’s very peaceful here and very romantic if you’re that way inclined. Another beautiful building and more very special introductory offers. And again, if there are lots of you, we of course have Euridge Cottages just up the road too… We are spoiling you!

We’ll keep you posted on our other new holiday lets. The converted chapel may need its own special mention. I did get very excited when I had a look around – amazing place! Watch this space!

We Love Rugby!

six-nations-rugby-ballHere at The Bath Holiday Company we love our rugby so we’re so happy that the Six Nations tournament is upon us. A weekend of rugby is the best kind of weekend in our view! (We love all sport actually!) It’s great to see the Bath Rugby players being picked for their countries and Bath have always featured heavily in the Six Nations. I remember a few years ago there being 9 of our players in the England squad!

Wins for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland were great to watch. If you visit Bath during these games, the pubs are bursting! It’s a great atmosphere. And of course when Bath themselves are playing, the city is packed to capacity and buzzing! If you can’t get a ticket it is almost as much fun to watch it in a pub in Bath and to experience the street buzz. If you open the windows in a couple of our holiday let apartments you can enjoy the real roars from the crowd whilst watching it on the tv! It’s also possible to watch the big screen at the ground from across the river and really feel the noise! You can’t get much closer than that to any ground without a ticket.

With Spring just around the corner and the sun already starting to shine on our Recreation Ground here, right in the centre of the city, things are looking up. We have a very special, old-fashioned ground with unique views here in Bath. If you are lucky enough to get a ticket, come and stay at one of our holiday homes just a hop, skip and a jump away! Don’t jump straight back into the car and go home! Make a few days of it, enjoy the shopping, restaurants and cafes too and bring the family. Make yourselves at home. It’ll be a few days to remember I promise!

Everyone is Welcome!

The Bath Holiday Company - WelcomeJanuary is very nearly over and the bone-chilling temperatures have risen slightly, which I for one am very grateful for. I quite like a bit of rain instead of being freezing and it doesn’t really affect a visit to Bath. In fact, now is a good time to visit Bath – unlike a beach holiday! And with all the upheaval and unrest in the world at the moment, Bath is a very good choice – and everyone is welcome!

Talking of which, another welcome comes in the form of a new full-time member of staff on February 1st, which is very exciting for us. He has lots of experience in lettings and customer service and has won ‘employee of the month’ for the last few months at his former workplace. We are excited to have him on the team and to continue our excellent customer service for our guests. Welcome on-board David!

Meanwhile we continue to pick the best holiday let properties in and around Bath to offer to our guests to give them a good choice. We have some lovely holiday homes coming on to the market soon and we’ll let you know about them in more detail as soon as we can.

Keep in touch with your enquiries and also if you would like advice regarding holiday letting your own home or property.

Happy 2017!