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John Wood Townhouse

Entire house hosted by Neri
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds4 baths
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Built in 1748 by John Wood the Elder, the architect famous for Bath's Royal Circus and Queen Square, John Wood Townhouse is a stone's throw from the Abbey, Roman Baths, Thermal Spa, train station, and high street, 4 minutes' level walk from the train, bus and coach station and 2 minutes' walk from a taxi rank. Despite being in the very centre of the city, Pierrepont Place is a quiet cobbled street.

We really hope every guest feels at home and endeavour to make them as comfortable as possible.

The space
Numbers 1-5 Pierrepont Place were built over the course of four years, with number 1, “Linley House”, commissioned by the distinguished composer Sir Thomas Linley for his daughters to live in. Gainsborough’s portraits of these two beauties, renowned musicians in their day, hang in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. It is rumoured that their maid was the concubine of a certain Admiral Lord Nelson, whom she no doubt met in secret in the shared garden at the rear of the house, visible through your bedroom window. The en-suite bathroom of the Four Poster Suite lies beneath the chapel of the Masonic Hall next door, so don’t be disturbed if you hear organ pipes and singing from above whilst bathing in the wondrous circular bath...

5 Pierrepont Place was built in 1748 on a plot within the former orchard of Bath Abbey. Next door stands the Masonic Hall, which originally was the first Theatre Royal outside London. The Masons acquired this house in 1809 and it then changed hands for the first time since when we bought the place 200 years later. Luckily, and rather uniquely, we have what must be a complete paper trail history of the building, which is displayed in the Hall. John Wood The Elder’s signature and wax seal adorn the original vellum deeds, which describe in detail how the house was to be built, from citing the source of the stone, through to the colour the windows and front door were to be painted. Subsequent deeds, leases, mortgages and other legal documents plot the house and its inhabitants’ history over the years right up to the current owners.

The Superking Suite was originally the kitchen of the house, there is a fantastic stone fireplace which would have contained the hearth and bread ovens.

Despite being in the very centre of the city, Pierrepont Place is a quiet cobbled street. We are a stone's throw from the Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Thermal Spa, the train station, and the high street. We are 4 minutes' level walk from the train, bus and coach station. We are 2 minutes' walk from a taxi rank.

Directions

From the train station... Head straight up Manvers Street, turn left on to Henry Street, then right on to Old Orchard Street "leading to Pierrepont Place". We are no. 5, on the right hand side, a brown door opposite a shop called Wool.

From the Abbey... Walk towards Parade Gardens and turn right on to Pierrepont Street. Then walk underneath the colonnade on your right on to a cobbled street. Turn the corner and we are no. 5, on the left hand side, a brown door opposite a shop called Wool.

From the "High Street"... Walk to the bottom of the high street until you reach Marks & Spencer on your left hand side. Turn left at Marks and Spencer and then take the first left down a cobbled street called Old Orchard Street "leading to Pierrepont Place. We are no. 5, on the right hand side, a brown door opposite a shop called Wool.

Parking

The street outside the house is a no parking zone (the lack of yellow lines is apparently due to the cobbles being grade 1 listed!). There is an NCP car park at the end of our road.
Built in 1748 by John Wood the Elder, the architect famous for Bath's Royal Circus and Queen Square, John Wood Townhouse is a stone's throw from the Abbey, Roman Baths, Thermal Spa, train station, and high street, 4 minutes' level walk from the train, bus and coach station and 2 minutes' walk from a taxi rank. Despite being in the very centre of the city, Pierrepont Place is a quiet cobbled street.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Dryer
Iron
Washer
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
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Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Roman Baths
Pulteney Bridge
Parade Gardens
Abbey
Shopping center
SPA

Hosted by Neri

Joined in September 2018
  • 21 Reviews
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I used to live in this property, running it as a successful bed and breakfast. When we sold the place a couple of years ago, we became friendly with the current owners and I am delighted to serve as host. I moved to Bath six years ago, and pretty much daily I think to myself how beautiful this city is and how lucky I am to live here. There are fantastic restaurants, museums, bookshops, independent shops galore. I am very happy to recommend where to go and what to see depending on your interests. I live a stone's throw from the property with my family, and am here to help with anything you might need during your stay in Bath. We will have complementary drink, fresh milk, tea and coffee, breakfast cereal, bread ready on arrival. I look forward to welcoming you.
I used to live in this property, running it as a successful bed and breakfast. When we sold the place a couple of years ago, we became friendly with the current owners and I am del…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Safety & Property
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $850

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