English Rose

20 Mount Road, Southdown, Bath, BA2 1LD
Telephone: 01225 337388

The Meeting Place
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Our cottage Bed and Breakfast is situated on a hill between the city and the countryside and is ideally placed to give you the best of both worlds. The city of Bath chosen by the Romans for its hills and hot springs has been a mecca to visitors for thousands of years.
The Meeting Place, 8KThis is our single room which has recently been refurbished in the Gustavian style with a new comfortable Laura Ashley bed and antique wardrobe. The room which faces east looks over Bath.
The Meeting Place, 7KThe blue room is the first of our double rooms and can as the picture shows also be two singles. The room is light and airy and has wonderful rural views of Somerset and Duchy farm land. On a clear day one can see some thirty miles in the direction of Wells the smallest city of England.
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The Lilac room is the second of our double rooms with views of Bath and the surrounding hills. The Laura Ashley bed is comfortable and the room is cosy and well-appointed with plenty of wardrobe space for clothes and other holiday stuff. The room has calm and restful atmosphere and still has its original period fireplace.
The Meeting Place, 8KThe Front living-room has been restored to its original Edwardian grace but with greater comfort. The authentic fireplace and furniture all match the period. The room is light and friendly and a great place to take tea and relax after a busy day in Bath.
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There is always a welcome tray of tea or coffee when you arrive.
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The breakfast room leads off from the front room and is ideal for our hearty breakfasts that will set you up for the coming day. The room is cosy and relaxing with a newly fitted wood burning stove. Pegasus (our family horse) keeps a friendly eye on us all.
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The Meeting Place:

A family history

The cottage was built around the turn of the 20th century by Mr. Bryant, a local craftsman, for his family. They were very religious family and followed a way of worship that was more akin to the Plymouth Brethren: administering to themselves without the need of a vicar and preaching as the spirit moved them. When their mission tent was damaged in a storm the house was used as a temporary chapel until new one was built next door. The present owners were lucky in making contact with one of the surviving members of the family who has sadly since died; she is the little girl resting on her mother's knee in the picture below who's name was Rhoda. We were given many insights into the history of the house and the way the family lived. They were a happy and cheerful family who grew up with strong moral and religious principle and they all seem to do well in the world. We feel very privileged to have had this connection with the family.

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If you are interested in a more detailed history of the Bryant family and what life was like in the earlier part of the 20th century then you can read a full account by Rhoda's of the Bryant family when you visit. When we told her we were turning the house into a B&B she replied "Can't you hear I am dancing with joy".


The Meeting Place is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful city of Bath. From nearby Round Hill, called in the past High Barrow Hill, you can see the city spread out in all her spendour.
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To the West stretches the lush Duchy of Cornwall countryside full of woods, farms and wonderful secluded walks.

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Breach Wood in Spring with bluebells

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Nearby Secret walk to Englishcombe

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Full English Breakfast:
Fruit Juices or Fresh Gratefruit, Cereals, Egg, Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms, Beans & Tomatoes
2 Poached Eggs on Toast
Scrambled Eggs & Smoked Salmon
Teas, Coffee and Toast


Continental Breakfast:
Fruit Juices, Fresh Grapefruit, Cereals, Muesli, 2 Croissants or Brioche, Fresh Brown or White home made bread, served with butter, jam and marmalade.
Tea or Coffee


All produce are organic whenever possible

Visitors Comments

"Splendid time - much too short. Most definately the best accommodation in England. Beautifully appointed rooms, splendid hospitality and wonderful meals. Many thanks to our hosts." ~ Thomas, Mary Grace and Timothy May, USA.

"Thank you for wonderful, homely stay. Very comfortable and well fed! All the best." ~ Eric Zidd & Monique Saudi Arabia.

"Thank you for such a brilliant time at The Meeting Place!! We will certainly come back here." ~ Sachie Yoyo, Japan.

"What a wonderful place to stay. Wonderful food, wonderful ambiance and thoroughly recommended. We'd come again!" ~ Alison Wynn

"Thank you for a very pleasant and homely welcome. We liked all the books and magazines in the room. Very comfortable bed and a wonderful choice of breakfast.""Thank you very much for your kind hospitality. Very friendly, very clean and yes great muesli." ~ Linda

"A third vote for the muesli! You must take out a patent! Thank you for 'going the extra mile for us', back next year for the half-marathon." ~ Karen

"Hospitality above and beyond the call of duty. Many thanks to you both for making it a lovely stay." ~ Ian

"Just love your B&B, wish we could take the blue room home! Thank you for your advise: we also love Bath!" ~ Heather, Brian (London) & Amy New Zealand


Single Room £38.00
Double/Twin £58.00
Single occupany of a Double room £46.00

Prices include breakfast also Tea and Coffee on request

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