Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Area: City Centre Bathrooms: 1 Parking: 0
Weekly: From £606.00 Short breaks: Please call
A Georgian gem, re-imagined with contemporary flair and dramatic flourishes. This handsome apartment for 2 in central Bath is a rare find, being close to city life and yet set in a tranquil location with the sound of bubbling water over the nearby Pulteney Weir. The train station is a 10 minute level walk.

Johnstone on the Weir

Johnstone Street is part of the architect Thomas Baldwin’s grand late 18th century designs for the Bathwick extension to the city. It is named after William Johnstone who, in 1767 became Sir William Pulteney - reputedly the wealthiest man in Great Britain - and the landowner who created the world famous architectural heritage of the Pulteney Estate.

The apartment has all the lovely historic detail for which Bath is renowned worldwide. There are high ceilings with elaborate decorative cornicing, light pouring from immense sash windows, a grand original decorative marble fireplace, sparkling chandeliers and to the front, views of an elegant Bath stone terrace with the distant vista of wooded hills. To the rear is a peaceful sunny balcony with an extending awning for rain or shine. This balcony is perfect for alfresco drinks or morning coffee while you take in the breath-taking view of the weir.

Boldy decorated with verve in rich deep with paler greys contrasted with flashes of crimson and gold, the apartment blends striking historical detail with contemporary living. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is framed by two huge arched sash windows, complete with working shutters. Between these is an elegant dining table to seat 4. There are 2 white sofas also seating 4 and a freeview TV on a sideboard containing books and games. The glossy grey fitted kitchen has a quartz stone worktop and includes an induction hob, an oven, a small dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment. A large traditional alcove cupboard contains a microwave, crockery, cutlery, glassware and a good range of cooking equipment along with recycling crates.

The glamorous bedroom has a sumptuous 6’ double bed and impressive floor to ceiling windows with gracious French doors leading onto a stylish balcony overlooking Beazer Maze (a petite labyrinth), Pulteney Weir, and the city glimpsed through the trees. There is a large antique wardrobe with drawers and a dressing table with chair. Flanking the majestic fireplace with its plaster bust of Apollo are two delightful mustard coloured art deco chairs with side tables and lamps. Listening to the murmur of the river Avon, it’s hard to believe that you are at the centre of a bustling city and only around the corner from Baths’ historic sites, shops, bars and restaurants.

The smartly tiled contemporary bathroom continues the blend of historic and contemporary style. There is a large walk-in shower and a hand-basin mounted on a smart cabinet with storage. Above is an opulent Georgian mirror with a mythical carved ‘Ho-ho’ bird. Next is the WC with a deep shelf space for additional toiletries. A separate cupboard within the bathroom has a small washing machine and shelf space for laundry, whilst an alcove cupboard in the entrance lobby contains further utility items.

The property comes with parking for 1 car for on street parking or is a 10 minute level walk to the Bath Spa train and coach stations.

Services Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Linens and towels
  • Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
  • Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
  • Free internet access
  • All utilities (except telephone charges)
The property is in a perfect position within Bath. So central to the high street and restaurants and yet tucked away down a quiet cul de sac street which overlooks the running waters of the weir. Around the corner from the property is the start of town and the street is lined both sides with restaurants, pubs, convenience stores and shops. Waitrose supermarket is only a few yards further and you will be on the high street in only a few minutes. The Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, and the Thermae Spa are within a 5 minute walk. Book a show at the Theatre Royal or an evening at Komedia comedy club. You can also take advantage of proximity to The Rec, home of Bath Rugby with the season running from September to May and matches every two weeks. Tel the Box Office outside the grounds 0871 721 1865 to book tickets up to 4 weeks in advance or visit www.seatexchange.co.uk for online tickets. Enjoy a day in the shops, take a dip in the thermae spa, and head back to the property for an aperitif on the tranquil balcony, taking in the maze and the soothing waters of the weir, before heading back out for a fabulous dinner.

Key Features

Area: City Centre
Double Bedrooms: Superking
Twin Bedrooms or Double: 0
Twin Bedrooms: 0
Single Bedrooms: 0
Family Bedroom: 0
Sleeps: 2
Children: Welcome
Parking Spaces: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Pets: No
Weekly Price: £606.00 - 800.00
Short Break from: £314.00
Rating 5

Facilities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Netflix movies
  • TV
  • Views
  • Washer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wifi
  • Stereo

Floor Plans & Access Statements

You can download floor plan and access statements for this property from the links below.

Floor Plan

Testimonials

Loved the ‘old world’ look and feel of this place but happily impressed with the modern conveniences and the comfiest of beds. The location is great because you can walk everywhere. Great pub “The Boater” just around the corner with friendly staff and excellent food. Highly recommend.
Johnstone on the Weir Dianne - 2019-08-27
My grandson and family enjoyed their stay tremendously. The apartment provided everything they needed

and the central location allowed them to easily explore Bath on foot.

As they were happy, we are happy as well and will certainly recommend

Bath Holiday Rentals to all our friends.

Johnstone on the Weir Sonia - 2019-07-25
Wonderful location. One would be hard pressed to find such a view. As always, our stay in one of Alexa’s properties was top notch.
Johnstone on the Weir Barak - 2019-06-27
“A great apartment very nicely put together and well styled. It has a great balcony with an outlook over the weir and is all very central. For those driving there is a parking permit which enables you to park in the road too. The kitchen is nicely equipped as when we are they we like to cook. All very good indeed”
Johnstone on the Weir Darren - 2019-06-20
“Great place to stay and great hosts. We will definately stay again”
Johnstone on the Weir James - 2019-06-07
“Excellent Choice for a Bath-based vacation in the Cotswolds.”
Johnstone on the Weir Connie - 2019-05-29
“Beautiful decor in a fabulous location close to town with wonderful views of the river. Wished our stay was longer. Beautiful abode Alexa and the view was better than the photos. We enjoyed watching a family of finches near the balcony. All so very pretty. Loved the decor. Thanks again.”
Johnstone on the Weir Julie - 2019-05-24
“Definitely the best Airbnb I have ever stayed in! I can whole-heartedly recommend to anyone looking for something more than just a place to sleep - half of our stay in Bath was just chilling in this beautiful, stylish interior. The welcome was so warm I can safely say it was one of the best experiences I've had recently. Additionally, the property is so close to everything, including the train station, that we could walk everywhere within 10 minutes. Much more than I expected! So worth the price - will most definitely be back here when I'm in Bath next!”
Johnstone on the Weir Aleksandra - 2019-05-17
“Wow! What a special place this is! We stayed three nights here and can honestly say it's one of the best places we've ever stayed in. The apartment: A stunning building with grand rooms that are richly decorated with plaster work on the ceilings- a real Georgian treasure! The decor itself is tasteful and modern while also paying homage to the Roman history of Bath, we especially loved the impressive plaster busts surveying the living spaces. It feels like a space in which the host cares deeply about the interior and making it a special place for her guests, and we appreciated it. Every thing was super clean and tidy, we had everything we could possibly need, and we very much appreciated the extra generous touches in the kitchen. Above all, it is a quiet space, which is really important to me as I'm such a light sleeper. The location: This place is smack dab next to the Pulteney bridge, and the balcony looks over the Beazer Garden Maze and the river Avon - we loved sitting out of the balcony and watching the joyful activities in the park, and in the evenings it became the most peaceful spot to sit and while away the evening. To say this is central is understating things, we were literally on the very doorstep of everything we wanted to see and do, with barely a few minutes walk before we were right in the middle of things - yet the street itself is so quiet and calm - it's not a through road so it's very peaceful indeed, with only residents coming down. The host: Quick responses, polite, attentive and super professional. We were met at the door by a very kind lady who took our bags as we set off to find a spot to park, and who made us most welcome and settled us in before bidding us farewell. There is a really well thought out welcome pack in the apartment with so many great suggestions and local knowledge - much care and thought went into putting this pack together and it shows. I cannot recommend this place enough - for us it was more than we would normally be able to afford, but we thought it well worth the price and well worth lashing out that little extra for what was quite simply a wonderful and truly special place to stay in the heart of Bath. We have many happy memories of staying here and would love to come again!”
Johnstone on the Weir Blessin - 2019-05-16
“Lovely apartment. Thoughtfully decorated and very comfy. Excellent location with plenty of sunlight.”
Johnstone on the Weir Linda - 2019-04-24
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Johnstone on the Weir. We stayed three nights and enjoyed all the amenities the flat had to offer. It is beautifully decorated with a modern kitchen and bath. The location was very convenient yet allowed for privacy. We could walk around the city to see the sights and it was a quick ten minute walk to the train station. The view of the weir is amazing! We would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful property
Johnstone on the Weir Sharon - 2019-04-23
We absolutely LOVED staying here. It was the absolute right choice for us while in Bath and we hope to get to stay here again one day. It is so close to everything and the view is breathtaking. It's perfect.
Johnstone on the Weir Jamie - 2018-11-12
“Beautiful historic flat that looks just like the pictures. The location was fantastic and we were able to walk to all the sites. Everything was nice and clean and the bed very comfortable. The welcome pack that included a bottle of wine, snacks & milk etc was very much appreciated. The small thoughtful touches make a big difference. Would stay again.”
Johnstone on the Weir Sepideh - 2018-10-19
“your view out onto the Weir is just fabulous..we loved the easy walk into the centre of Bath. A place that gives you a sense of grandeur of times past .”
Johnstone on the Weir Julie - 2018-10-12
This property is new to us as of September 2018, we are looking forward to your feedback.
Johnstone on the Weir Alexa - 2018-08-15

Services Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Linens and towels
  • Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
  • Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
  • Free internet access
  • All utilities (except telephone charges)

Chargeable Services Available

  • Additional cleaning, £30 per 2 hours
  • Additional linen changes £30 per bedroom
  • Admin fee
Concierge Service Available