Sir Walter Elliot’s House

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

Period hand-printed wallpaper and marquina marble are among the remarkable features of this listed house... and breakfasts can be Austrian!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Utterly wonderful hosts at this Grade I-listed house. On one of Bath’s finest Regency terraces, it has been so beautifully restored that the BBC filmed it for Persuasion; Jane Austen Society members often stay. Up several stairs are bedrooms flooded with light, two with views over Sydney Gardens, one with a bathroom in marquina marble, cherrywood and ebony. Have breakfast in the convivial family kitchen, or in the plant-filled conservatory. For the adventurous, Mechthild will serve an Austrian alternative – cold meats and cheeses, fresh rye breads and homemade cakes. Herrlich!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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

Special offer: 25% discount for Sawdays guests booking stays prior to 18th April 2019. Please email Julian direct to receive your pre-Easter discount.

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


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

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!