Sir Walter Elliot’s House

Bath, Bath & N.E. Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

Relaxing B&B with big bedrooms and charming hosts in a beautiful Georgian house just outside the city centre


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Ditch the car and walk to everything from one of Bath’s finest Regency terraces. This Grade I- listed house has been so beautifully restored that the BBC filmed it for Persuasion; period hand-printed wallpaper, marquina marble and views over the park as you lounge in the grand drawing room.

Julian and Mechthild love welcoming guests into their home. Join them for breakfast in the convivial family kitchen, or in the plant-filled conservatory. Mechthild will serve a full English or Austrian continental – cold meats from the local butcher, cheeses, fresh rye breads, homemade cakes and maybe Austrian coffee.

The park is opposite, the canal behind; hire bikes and cycle nine miles down the flat tow path to Bradford-on-Avon for antiques and a pint by the river. The Holburne Museum is around the corner or stroll 15 minutes to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore the Roman Baths and modern thermae spa before a cream or champagne tea and live orchestra music at the Pump Rooms.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk everywhere
  • Feeling like you’ve stepped back in time
  • Having a car parking space behind the house
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You should know

  • Rooms are reached by a lot of stairs
  • No TVs in the rooms
  • It’s not for anti-social souls


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • 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
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 300 yds.


Nightly price
from £135
Singles £100-£130.
3 Twin/doubles
From £135


I've always wanted to explore one of Bath's regency houses, and I was not disappointed! Helped by the friendly and helpful hosts, there were lots of wonderful surprises inside - a great view out to the church and garden with little pond, the huge elegant drawing room, as well as the tastefully decorated and spacious rooms. Plus you couldn't really be closer the centre of Bath.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

The B&B experience is akin to actually being the owner of a £3 million townhouse with your own staff. Something which most mere mortals will never achieve. Utterly charming staff, excellent hospitality in a wonderful Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse situated in the heart of Bath. William & Harriet.


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The neighbourhood

Walk ten minutes across Pulteney Bridge for shops, the Theatre Royal and Fashion Museum. You’ll find good food and open fires at The Pultney Arms or fine ales at the The Boater. Chez Dominque serves delicious French food with views over the weir. In summer wild swim just outside the city.

Local points of interest from Julian Self

  • You're less than 100m from the Holburne Museum with its fascinating exhibitions, concerts, and of course a tasty restaurant for lunch or coffee!
  • Opposite the house is the entrance to Sydney Gardens leading to delightful level walks along the canal or for the more adventurous hike up to Sham Castle to get a view over the whole city!
  • Every Saturday the Bath Farmers Market takes place in Green Park Station - 15 or so minutes into town, and the Bath Christmas Market beginning the final week of November was the first in the country.
  • Bath is filled with exciting restaurants covering almost every conceivable cuisine and price range. Most are within a refreshing walking distance, to work up the appetite, and therefore light on the pocket should you return via taxi in your contentment!
  • A trip to Bath is hardly complete if you have not visited the Roman Baths, with their fascinating interactive displays that will hold even children's attention for a good two hours. Adults might want to compare today's relaxing experience in Bath Thermae
  • Get to understand the history of the city in the Museum of Bath Architecture. Great displays of the development of interior and exterior building details, or visit William Herschel's House where he and his sister Caroline discovered the planet Uranus!


Julian Self

Julian and Mechthild first met over 18 years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in an Austrian Castle. After exchanging letters, Julian persuaded Mechthild to come to Bath for one of his infamous dances- and the rest is history. Julian used to practice medicine and Mechthild worked in social support both here and in Austria; they both speak German.