Hill House Bath

Bath, Bath & N.E. Somerset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1225 920520

Warm-hearted Georgian townhouse a hop up the hill from the centre of Bath. Good conversation and food, sink-into beds, views over the city


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A thoroughly unstuffy house – one of those places where you step into the book-lined hall and think, ahh, I like it here. Harry is a past master at sussing what you want and making you feel at home, from convivial moments with guests before you go out for dinner to the lively conversations encouraged round the table in the morning. He has stories up his sleeves for all occasions and Douglas produces the most delicious breakfasts: homemade marmalade, allotment berries, pancakes, a full English, a daily changing special…

Head out for theatre, shops, a Thermae Spa soak, antiques, good places to eat. Harry and Douglas know Bath well and are happy to help – make time to browse in Topping, one of the best bookshops anywhere.

Pat Jasper the sleepy terrier, on your way up to your inviting bedroom – all different (Swedish naive art in one, Dartmouth graphics in another), and each collected, loved piece or painting has a tale too.

Hill House Bath - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The house party vibe - at breakfast there's a ban on mobiles (albeit humorous); everyone complies and, of course, the chat starts...
  • All the art, antiques, quirky market finds and family pieces collected over many years
  • Harry and Douglas - your hugely hospitable and helpful hosts
Hill House Bath - Gallery

You should know

  • Bedrooms are on the first, second and top floors (two on each) - lots of stairs and they get narrow and steep going up to the attic rooms
  • Mind the low, easily missed step going into some of the bathrooms
  • Parking is just down the road - Harry or Douglas usually hop in and show you where and give you a permit


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £100-£125.
5 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £100



An elegant, art-filled town house with a big, friendly heart. Harry and Douglas welcome people in as if they've known them for years. Douglas produces different, delicous specials every day for breakfast. Harry gets the conversation flowing round the table so there's a relaxed, convivial house party vibe each morning. Guests leave feeling well looked after, refreshed, enlivened and keen to return.

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

The house is halfway up a hill, a few minutes from the centre of Bath, and your hosts say, "The higher the climb the better the view." Get to know the city by doing the Mayor's Guided Tour. Food shops, markets, art, antiques galore; good restaurants within a 10-minute walk. Harry has tips about lesser known things, like one-off art and craft classes.

Local points of interest from Harry Tedstone

  • Welcome from Douglas and Harry! To help you plan your stay we have a digital guidebook which you can download from our website with details of all the attractions, discounts and recommendations for things to see and do in our wonderful historic city.
  • On arrival you will also be given a Bath Reward card to use giving discounts / benefits including :-- 3 hours for the price of 2 Mon to Fri at Thermae Spa- discounts on entrance to several museums- discounts on tours, restaurants and other attractions.
  • Throughout the year Bath holds many events including - The Bath Festival- Bath Rugby, Lansdown Racecourse and other sporting events- Jane Austen Festival- Bach and Mozart Festivals- Comedy Festival- Literary Festival- World renown Christmas Market
  • The three Crescents Lansdown, Camden and of course the Royal Crescent are all no more than 4 minutes away. However, if you want to proper walk then the countryside is 10 minutes away. The Skyline Walk, Prior Park and Sham Castle are all with visiting
  • The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are 8 Minutes Walk from Hill House, through lovely streets with great independent shops and art galleries. Also look out for Holburne Museum and Herschel Museum of Astonomy - 15 minutes walk - there is something for everyone
  • Closer to Hill House we have The Fashion Museum & Assembly Rooms, Bath Museum of work &Bath Museum of Architecture. ...... and do not forget the Mayors Walk that starts outside the Roman Baths at 10.30am & 2pm. It's free and a great way to get to know Bath


Harry Tedstone

Harry was a social welfare lawyer; Douglas was a chef and events caterer. They moved to Bath in 2011, restored the house from top to toe - a lot of work - and started up their B&B in 2012. Both are urbane, humorous and very thoughtful. They love what they do and love people and bringing them together. Jasper the ancient Parson Russell Terrier lives here too.