Freshford, Bath & N.E. Somerset
+44 (0)1225 723731

In rolling countryside a ten-minute drive from Bath is this elegant, country house hotel with a spa set in the original walled garden


21 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Sweep up the drive to this creeper-clad Georgian house and you’ll feel nicely rural. Friendly staff show you to your room – choose from classic doubles (some with valley views) or garden suites with their own sitting rooms and hot tubs. Head for the mini spa: outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and plunge pool set in a pretty walled garden. There are treatments available too.

On balmy days take afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the manicured lawn and topiary or snuggle up in front of the open fire with a good book if it’s chilly. Food is country-house dining with a focus on local produce; help yourself at breakfast to pastries, cheeses and cereals or go for the full works including eggy bread.

Stride the fields and lanes surrounding you or join the Cotswold Way by foot or bike. Peto’s wonderful gardens at Iford Manor are nearby and there are National Trust houses to visit.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the countryside yet so close to Bath
  • Spending the afternoon in the spa before a slap-up meal in the chandelier room
  • Being able to walk from the door
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You should know

  • You're just off the A36 and may hear some traffic noise
  • Some of the smaller rooms have showers only
  • The spa can get busy


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £6.50. Mains from £15.50.


Nightly price
from £98
Singles £139-£289. Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£25 per person per night.
2 Suites for 2
From £251
2 Suites for 2
From £234
3 Suites for 2
From £208
3 Doubles
From £183
10 Doubles
From £132
1 Double
From £98



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The neighbourhood

You’re surrounded by rolling Cotswolds yet you're on the A36 that zips you into Bath in ten minutes where you'll find its famous Abbey, Pulteney Weir and The Royal Crescent. Frome is close too and has a popular market on the first Sunday of the month - food and artisan wares. The Farleigh Farm Shop is two miles and a great spot for a bite of lunch.

Local points of interest from Chris Hardwicke

  • Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths are nearby, with rich history to explore. We recommend the Above and Below tours at the baths.
  • The Holborne Museum, set in the Sydney Gardens - find bronze sculptures, silver, porcelain and Dutch landscapes, plus Sir William Holborne's library of 1800 periodicals.
  • The Grade-II listed Victoria Art Gallery houses a collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts; while the Fashion Museum, originally 'The Museum of Costume', holds contemporary and historic dress.
  • Enjoy views of the city and Pulteney Weir from Pulteney Bridge - shops line both sides of the bridge, making it a good spot for a little sightsee-and-shop.
  • Enjoy a stroll and a picnic at the famous Royal Crescent, surrounded by beautiful park space.
  • For walkers: there's the 6-mile National Trust's Skyline Walk; stretches of the Cotswold Way; the Ghost Walks of Bath tour, taking you through the city; The Mayor's Guides, run by volunteers; and In the Footsteps of Jane Austen, an audio tour of Bath.


Chris Hardwicke

Ian and Christa Taylor own a small collection of stylish, interesting hotels in the area.