Tucked away within Bath’s historic city centre is an exquisite self-catering apartment that invites you to step inside, indulge and unwind in its simplistic but chic surrounds. Dating back to the 1800s, it once held a very different purpose as the workplace or ‘smithy’ of local blacksmiths, from which it takes its name. Today this boutique accommodation couldn’t be further from its labouring origins, yet it still retains unique character, whilst embracing a new enlightening aura.
This charming first floor apartment offers a safe haven from any outside noise and has recently been refurbished with the help of House Interior Design to encapsulate an elegant luxury interior, with the introduction of gentle pastel hues that offer an inviting warmth in the furnishings. Each piece has been carefully selected to help soften the supple tapestry of fabrics, with every last detail considered. Sleep well on pocket sprung mattress lined with luxurious Egyptian cotton, with a realistic electric fire sitting neatly in the open plan kitchen and living area completed to an exquisite finish.
Stylish and sophisticated, The Old Smithy Loft has been awarded a 4 Star Gold Award for Exceptional Accommodation and Welcome and on gracing its presence in the company of it’s delightful owner Ann, it’s easy to understand why visitors are so keen to check in to this chic down-town space, located just off the Georgian splendour of Great Pulteney Street.
The property benefits from its central location, sitting back from the bustling sounds of the city, nestled along a quiet side street, mere footsteps from the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. A short walk will also lead you to the door of the magnificent Holburne Museum and neighbouring Sydney Gardens. Whether you’re keen to wander round the decorative collections of fine art, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the traditional pleasure gardens, you are sure to adapt to a slower pace of life, allowing yourself the time to pause and appreciate the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage city.
To book your special stay at The Old Smithy Loft click here, or to find out more about what the immediate surroundings have to offer, make sure to read the following instalment, offering further insight into how you may want to relax along the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, which winds its way through the outskirts of the city; plus learn about the other delightful attractions found on route.