English Rose

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


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Our cottage Bed and Breakfast is situated on a hill overlooking the city of Bath. The city of Bath chosen by the Romans for its hills and hot springs has now been a mecca to visitors for thousands of years. The centre of Bath is only a short car ride away or 15 minute by local bus which runs frequently. We also provide free off road parking.
The Meeting Place, 8KThis is our single room which has recently been refurbished in the Gustavian style with a new comfortable period 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 faces south and west is light and airy with wonderful views of Bath and the surrounding countryside. .
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The Lilac room is the second of our double rooms with views of Bath and its 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 retaining its original Edwardian fireplace.
The Meeting Place, 8KThe Front living-room has been restored to its original Edwardian grace but with greater comfort. with an authentic period fireplace and furniture to match. The room is bright and friendly. Many of our customers remark on how cosy it feels.
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There is always a welcome tray of tea or coffee when you arrive to relax you after perhaps a long journey or a full day sight-seeing in Bath.
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The breakfast room leads off from the front room and is ideal place to enjoy our hearty organic breakfasts that we guarantee will set you up for the coming day. The room is relaxing with a newly fitted wood burning stove in case the weather should turn cold. Pegasus (below) our trusty family rocking horse keeps a friendly eye on us all. His standards are extremely high.
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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 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. The house was used as a temporary chapel when the mission tent was damaged in a storm. 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; her 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 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 this family and what life was like in the earlier part of the 20th century then you can read attached to this website a semi-biographical account of life in the Bryant family by Rhoda who against her true inclination became a teacher. When we informed Rhoda we were turning the house into a B&B she replied "Can't you hear I am dancing with joy".

Location

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 city spread out in all her spendour.
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Putney Bridge from
the river Avon
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The Abbey and parade gardens
from the river

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Empire Hotel now flats

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Cross Baths with new Spa
complex behind
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Bath Guildhall and Abbey

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St John's the baptist hospital 1147
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Menu

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

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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

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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


Tariff 2016

Single Room £42.00
Double/Twin £62.00
Single occupany of a Double room £48.00

Prices include breakfast also Tea and Coffee on request
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