Romantic in Bath
looking for a romantic retreat to spoil your loved one
and want to do it in style, it’s time to book a
room at one of Bath’s most decadent hotels, or a
table at an intimate candle-lit restaurant - and there's
plenty to choose from in Bath.
The Ayrlington [map]
can be found on Pulteney Road, and is undoubtedly one
of the best hotels in the area. Offering stunning Victorian
surroundings including a beautiful walled Oriental
garden, The Ayrlington is perfect for a romantic
hideaway that still manages to be close enough to
the most popular tourist attractions in Bath.
Rooms are decadent and large offering en suite accommodation
and traditional luxurious furnishings. Four-poster
beds are available in some rooms along with views over
the stunning garden.
The bedrooms are all named after flora and fauna with
an Eastern feel, so honeymooners or those celebrating
anniversaries can return to the Poppy or Bamboo bedroom
on a yearly basis.
Alternatively, be treated like a lord and lady at The
Bath Priory Hotel and Restaurant [map].
This imposing hotel was built in 1835 on land that was
once owned by The Priory of Bath Abbey. Over the years
it has served as many things including a private boarding
school, but today it is a fine example of a modern and
high quality retreat.
The Priory has 27 individually decorated and furnished
rooms. All rooms are adorned with fine antiques and decorated
with traditional objects d’art and fabrics. An unusual
touch is the pre-war 1930’s Marconi and Bush
wireless that features in most rooms, and adds to the
feeling of splendour and atmosphere.
The attached Linden Villas [map] have a further four
luxurious apartments. Each one is individually
designed but they share the feeling of space and comfort.
The restaurant here offers dining in a low-key and romantic
atmosphere. Head chef Robert Clayton ensures that
each dish is as tempting as the next and particular specialities
include fish and game, as well as delicious desserts.
Another venue that offers indulgence on a grand scale
is Hunstrete House [map] in the Mendip Hills, which is
just six miles from the City of Bath.
Hunstrete House offers truly beautiful rooms with four-poster
beds and views across acres of countryside including
deer parks and woodland streams.
The cuisine at Hunstrete House rests in the capable hands
of head chef Danny Moon and tempting dishes on the a la
carte menu include Salad of Smoked Quail with Pickled
Wild Mushrooms, Tarragon Vinaigrette, and Roast Fillet
of Aberdeenshire Beef, Savoy Cabbage and Speck, Shallot
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