Ivythorpe Coach House

Bath, Bath & N.E. Somerset

Escape from London... hop off the train in this lively village near Bath and walk to your own peaceful coach house. Delicious hamper!


6 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Wake to distant steam train, church bells, tinkling goats and rustling trees. You look out from this beautifully worn Bath stone coach house over Limpley Stoke valley – peaceful, rural, timeless. The renovation has been sleekly done, yet the feel of the old building remains: original wide doors, arched or round windows and deep sills. Step into a big open-plan space with tip-top kitchen at one end, sofas and huge double doors opening onto the gravelled terrace at the other. Walls are clad in wide painted boards, floors are flagged and heated; attractive cupboards topped with oak contain all you need to cook for two or a party. Up the sisal stairs to luxurious bedrooms with Marimekko wallpapers, perfect linen and local art. Nifty wet rooms have proper showers and Cowshed lotions. Pretty Freshford is thriving with inn, post office, and brilliant shop/café selling a great range of organic local food – Selina leaves you a delicious breakfast hamper and wine. The train to Bath is a five-minute stroll; Selina knows the area well and can advise on all things Babington, theatres, festivals, walks and cycle paths. Lovely.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £175
Weekly price
from £1000
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1756 beds2 bedrooms


Fantastic three night stay, one of the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in. Great welcome hamper with delicious products of Jam, Museli, Bread, Butter, Milk and Wine. Great attention to detail, comfortable, spotlessly clean and very cosy with underfloor heating. A very peaceful setting, so a goodd sleep in comfortable beds. Freshford is a beautiful village and great for traveling into Bath.

Helena, Woodbridge suffolk

We stayed at Ivythorpe Coach House the night before and night of our wedding. It provided a beautiful setting for our preparations and was the perfect retreat after all our celebrations! Selina, the host, was extremely thoughtful, she organised a new full length mirror for us and we arrived to a welcome card wishing us luck for the wedding and a basket of goodies including wine, bread, milk, eggs and jam. The house is furnished to an excellent standard and the underfloor heating downstairs kept our toes cosy! An idyllic setting and a lovely stay with a welcoming host.

Susie, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Selina Hutchison

  • Bath is a World heritage Site, and as well as the famous Roman Baths and Georgian Architecture, provides excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, and rugby at 'The Rec' for those that like it!
  • Voted by some as 'the best village in England', Freshford offers the best of all worlds: great village pub, shop, cafe, train station, rivers, walks, views, and still only 10 minutes from Bath. Ivythorpe Coach sits at the centre of the village.
  • Sites within a 10 minute drive include Bath, Iford Manor and Gardens, Bradford on AvonSites within 15-60 mins drive include Bristol, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells, Babington House, Longleat
  • Local NT trust and EH properties include Prior Park, Dyrham Park, Bowood, Lacock Abbey, Farleigh Castle, Stourhead, Castle Combe
  • Lots going on year round, with Bath Festivals of Music, Literature, Theatre, Art,and Opera as well as the Bath Christmas Market
  • Plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits from your door, with walks along the river, cycling along the canal, and punts and barges for hire. Tennis court in the village.