Home away from home…

It’s the first day of your holiday. You flew in last night, surrendered to blissful, contented slumber as soon as your head hit the pillow, and the last thing you want to think about this morning is getting up in time to go down to breakfast. So you sigh, turn over, and go back to sleep.

We’ve all been there. The lazy morning after the rush and hustle of travelling: sometimes the prospect of even the tastiest full English breakfast (and we reckon Three Abbey Green serves a good contender for the title,) isn’t enough to entice us out of bed in a timely fashion. If this sounds like your song, then we have the perfect accompaniment: Abbey View apartment.

Abbey View is a first floor self catering apartment just across the square from Three Abbey Green: same lovely location, same distinctive period features and modern comforts, and the added component of lots more space and autonomy. When you arrive to stay in Abbey View you will receive the same warm welcome you can expect at the guest house, including restaurant recommendations, help with your luggage and all the local insider tips you desire. But if you’re an independent spirit who likes to work to your own timetable, the freedom of our lovely apartment will suit you perfectly – you will have everything you need at your fingertips and we won’t bother you again until we hear from you!

The apartment has a fully fitted kitchen with oven, stove, dishwasher and washer-dryer, so you can cook as much (or as little) as you like and needn’t worry about washing up afterwards. If you want to freshen up your favourite outfit for a night on the town, your welcome pack includes instructions for using the washing machine – though you’ll be forgiven for leaving it untouched; you are on holiday after all.

High ceilings and tall sash windows fill the comfy living room with natural light and fresh air, ideal for a gentle start to the morning. There’s no better way to feel like you’re on holiday than getting up late and having breakfast in your pyjamas, is there? And if you’re anything like me, breakfast will likely be followed by a luxuriously long hot shower. The bathroom has an integrated radio so you can belt out a few tunes to wake yourself up a bit, and the wetroom-style shower enclosure gives you plenty of room to dance while you’re rinsing your hair.

When you’re ready to venture out, there are all sorts of ways to fill your days in Bath, and they’re all within a short walk of the apartment. But if you want to really spread your wings, you can hit the road and head out to see some of the fantastic sights beyond the city itself:

  • Take a Mad Max tour and spend the day visiting Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles, or the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds.
  • Take the number 1 bus to Prior Park Landscape Garden and in ten minutes you could be immersed in the genteel Georgian landscapes conceived by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
  • An hour away by car, the National Arboretum at Westonbirt is a great place to while away a summers day, or watch the seasons turn. If you’re of a scientific turn of mind you can learn about the natural flora of the region; if like me, you’re more of a daydreamer, you can imagine yourself lost in some great magical forest of legend (but watch out for elves…).

And one of the best things about taking the self catering option and staying in Abbey View, is coming ‘home’ at the end of a long and tiring day out. If you can’t face sprucing yourself up for a restaurant dinner, Marks and Spencer is barely two minutes away, so you can grab whatever supplies you need (including a bottle of your favourite tipple to round off the night), before putting your feet up and relaxing on the sofa.

It’s the best of both worlds: the comfort, location and friendly service you would expect from an award-winning bed and breakfast like Three Abbey Green, with the space, freedom, peace and quiet of your own home away from home. Take a closer look at Abbey View for yourself, and don’t hesitate to call us if you want to know more – we’d love to hear from you!

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