In December 1800, Jane Austen was told by her parents that they were leaving the country rectory where she’d lived all her life to retire to Bath, she is said to have fainted with shock!
This little gem of information comes from ‘A Charming Place’ by Maggie Lane. I couldn’t resist delving into this absolutely delightful paperback whilst staying at 4 Sydney Place, Jane’s home in Bath where she and her sister Cassandra moved to with their then retired parents. Sydney Place was the only home in Bath where Jane and her family truly settled, and is the only one now to bear an impressive plaque proclaiming her residence.
It is clear to see why the house appealed to Jane’s family, light and airy spacious rooms overlook the entrance grounds of The Holburne Museum of Art, then called Sydney Gardens. It is located just off the famous Great Pulteney Street and within easy walking distance of independent shops and restaurants as well as historical sites such as The Royal Crescent, Roman Baths and Pump Rooms.
The first floor apartment at 4 Sydney Place is truly gorgeous. It has been beautifully refurbished to compliment period features, providing luxury accommodation for the 21st century visitor to Bath.
Spacious open plan living leads through wedding doors to a regency bedroom. A modern kitchen and bathroom compliment the architecture.
There are even some gorgeous glass filled hand poured candles on hand to provide a wonderful relaxing room fragrance to soothe the weary traveller!
Bath Boutique Stays is Bath’s leading independent holiday rentals business, and offer a beautiful collection of boutique styled Georgian properties to rent in central Bath, 4 Sydney Place being one of them. Marcus, Director of Bath Boutique Stays, is unfailingly friendly and helpful. He never fails to reply to emails (and tweets!), and nothing is too much trouble. He also has a true love and passion for Bath and a wealth of knowledge about his beloved city.
As we walked around the city I was struck by the depth of his knowledge of the history of Bath, and also of the many individuals and independent shops, restaurants and coffee shops. In a city which attracts so many visitors from around the world, it is lovely to see such a shining example of hospitality.
At Aspirational Bride we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated hen party, or maybe even a pre-wedding treat! With a portfolio of properties to choose from Bath Boutique Stays can offer a Georgian holiday townhouse, one and four bedroom luxury apartments and their jewel in the crown a two storey luxury Bath penthouse.
Attention to detail is superb, with Cowshed bathing products and free car parking. If you book one of their spa packages will receive a complimentary visit to the Thermae Bath Spa and guest list entry to Bath’s premier cocktail and champagne lounge. Perfect!
I have fallen in love with Bath all over again, thank you Bath Boutique Stays!
Image credits – Tony of AphroditeNet Photography.
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