The Power House

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

An exciting and welcoming new house built into the hill, with delicious food and amazing views. Stroll in ancient woods, walk to Bath Races!


1 bed


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


On top of Bath’s highest hill lies Rikki’s Bauhaus-inspired home, its glass walls making the most of a magical spot and a sensational view; on a clear day you can see the Welsh hills. In the vast open-plan living space – homely, inviting, inspiring – are treasures from a lifetime of travels: ancient Tuareg camel sacks, kitsch Art Deco pots, gorgeous Persian chests. Bedrooms in the house are airy, with doors onto a huge balcony; the simple, colourful studio room has a wood-burner and little kitchen. Rikki is an incredible chef and uses the finest ingredients from Bath’s farmers’ market, ten minutes away. Breakfasts are superb – good coffee too.


  • 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

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Self-catering available in the studio.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Advice on walks, a Bonio and a pat on the back.

Exceptional walks with fields, woods, streams, in short - a dog paradise.

Dinner (minimum party 6) £25. Pubs/restaurants 3-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £70
2 further small doubles available, sharing bathrooms.
1 Single
From £70
1 Studio for 2
From £100
1 Double
From £100


If you are looking for a delightfully different place to stay, with superb views, excellent walks all around, comfortable beds and an outstanding breakfast, you need look no farther than the Power House. Rikki was a warm and welcoming host, happy to accommodate our individual needs. I would happily return.

Pat, Montreal, quebec

Absolutely fantastic stay at the The Power House! Beautiful views, comfortable beds, and a gorgeous dinner with our friends and host. We will absolutely stay again next time while visiting Bath.

Jan, Richmond

Rikki made us so welcome and accommodated our family in her fascinating house with individually themed bedrooms, for the week end of our daughter's wedding- magnificent breakfast saw us through until the reception. She went the extra mile to ensure we had a wonderful day, and had available gluten and dairy free options for one of our party. We loved the tranquil atmosphere of the Power House, with its far reaching views above Bath , but convenient for the city. We hope to return again. Thank you Rikki.

Aldyth, Truro

A perfect peaceful place to escape it all for a night, the Studio is cosy and has a lovely relaxed vibe. Rikki provided a 'DIY' breakfast which was lovely. We will certainly be back to do some walks and stay longer next time.

Jessy, Salisbury

We had a great night at the Power House and were made to feel very welcome. The studio was cosy especially with a wood burner, the bed very comfortable. Rikki made a fantastic breakfast for us and we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

Bridget, Bristol

Excellent hospitality, Rikki is very obliging and couldn't do enough for us. Lovely accommodation in the studio, (which we stayed in) Surrounding gardens and breakfast room. Truly is a doggy paradise. Fabulous views when the sun shone. Local pub is dog friendly as well, log fires and we had an excellent valentines dinner. Would love to visit again.

Donna, Nottingham

Rikki made us very welcome and her breakfasts were home made and delicious! Our children still talk about them! The house is really unique and full of fascinating artifacts from the familys travels. We stayed in the studio in the garden and our 3 children aged 8-12 stayed in the house. It was a warm cosy house with a large garden, trampoline, lovely walks nearby in the woods and loads of space for the kids to run around. Bath is 15 mins drive away. Rikki was also a great source of inspiration for places to visit and things to see. We would really recommend it. The Clark Family


A delightful and spacious room in a beautiful hilltop setting surrounded by panoramic, heart-stopping views of Bath and beyond. Rikki is a wonderful hostess & cook--we ate lovely breakfasts and a delicious dinner at her table. The walks to a nearby sheep paddock and on into Bath were also beautiful.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rikki Howard

  • A 10-minute drive from the centre of vibrant, fascinating Bath.
  • Incredible walks in every direction, including ancient woods with a 220 degree vista of the Bristol valley.
  • Two fabulous pubs minutes down the road.
  • Saturday farmers’ market in Bath - wonderful, local and organic, with everything from medicine to homemade pasta, cheeses, sausages, cider.
  • Golf course and Bath Races within walking distance.