Every house tells a story, and Charlotte Street Townhouse has five storeys to tell. Gazing down in Georgian splendour on the beauty of Bath bustling past far below, this is a slick, smart and very sweet city break for up to 14 family and friends. Move in, chill off, clink flutes in the heated terraced garden, feel awfully grand.
Opulence comes as standard here, in the swagged curtains, the high ceilings, the big skirting boards, the feature fireplaces, and the sense of timeless, chunky beauty. It’s a great, grand place to gather and remember why you wanted to get together in the first place. Escape, explore, celebrate.
Celebrate with bistro-quality fine dining prepared by Côte at Home, or roast your own fine meats from Avellino’s deli on the range cooker. Chill in the open-plan kitchen/diner, host a barbie and sip a Prosecco under the garden pergola, dump your dirties in the dishwasher. Wrap up with a Nespresso under the stars.
This is the perfect city-garden space. It’s stepped, terraced and beautifully laid out. After a day at the Roman Baths or steaming yourself in the rooftop thermae spa, come home to an outdoor-indoor space with magical lighting and two distinct seating areas.
Chill and chink glasses beneath the wooden pergola or relax around the table and chairs with a book and a bottle. Fire up the coal barbie and eat under big blue skies. Stay out on the heated terrace to toast the twinkling stars.
Pick from three grand living rooms from the gracious Georgian period, when Palladio’s laws of proportion embraced mathematical perfection in the shape of circles, squares and half-squares. Ceilings were high, skirting boards chunky, and alcoves, doors and mouldings all seem to belong to the same family.
Charlotte Street Townhouse embraces and celebrates these Palladian laws, while still making a grand entrance into the 21st century. With five storeys of Georgian glory here, there’s plenty space to be together or slide apart as the mood takes and three TVs to avert any bickering over channel choice.
As the evening drops, binge a box set on Netflix, take a book to a quieter space, or move into full-on party mood with wine from the Tasting Room, beats on the Bluetooth and space to move on the expansive floors. Charlotte Street Townhouse is a place to let go or kick back. It’s a place to do ‘you’, even if you’ve forgotten what that might be.
You might be the world’s greatest chef, itching to get the range cooker heated up and the hob flames firing. Then again, you might just want to call up Dineindulge or Côte at Home for in-house, restaurant-quality dishes without needing to call up a taxi. The only finger you’ll lift is to raise a glass.
Stock up at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s or Morrisons and add a few special touches with Italian treats from Avellino’s, wine from the Tasting Room, pastries from the Bertinet Bakery and meat from Larkhall Butchers. Tuck in to takeaways from Goulash, JC’s Kitchen, LJ Hugs and Chaiwalla.
Head out for private dining at The Ivy Bath Brasserie, or contrasting flavours, textures and temperatures with English, Indian and Asian influence at menu Gordon Jones. Try Italian dishes with a contemporary twist at Sotto Sotto, or sophisticated dining at The Circus, with its braised rabbit and pancetta pie, and pistachio and lemon polenta cake.
Pubbing it? Nowhere’s more edgily pubby than The Bell Inn, a musical place owned by its own customers and offering the self-proclaimed smallest pizzeria in the world. Or go traditional with sharing boards and roasts at the Hare and Hounds, with striking views out over the countryside.
Sleeping 14 in five beautiful bedrooms complete with four-posters and panelled walls, Charlotte Street Townhouse promises views across the rooftops to the hills that frame the city and a deep sleep in sumptuous surroundings.
The master bedroom offers a superking, while bedroom two comes with a kingsize and its own en-suite. Bedroom three is a double and bedroom four provides twin singles, perfect for children. There’s a large shared bathroom with its own bath and separate shower.
On the lower ground floor, you’ll find a self-contained apartment complete with kingsize bed and en-suite. It connects with the main house through an internal door for family flexibility.