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Ralph Allen Cottage


  • Beautiful 18th century cottage for 4
  • Large well equipped kitchen with dining table for 4
  • Courtyard garden with gas BBQ and table and seating for 4
  • Original stone winding staircase
  • 1st floor lounge with large TV and plenty of seating on the L shaped sofa which is also a sofa bed
  • 1st floor cloakroom
  • 2nd floor bedroom with super king bed that can also be twins with en suite shower room
  • Private parking space for 1 car
  • Local shops and cafes and only a 10 minute stroll into central Bath

Situated in the vibrant community of Widcombe in a little row of terraces, this thoughtfully renovated home has everything neatly stacked up. There is a spacious and comfortable room on each of its 3 floors, all of which are connected by an impressive and original winding stone staircase. Beside the kitchen is a small walled courtyard equipped with a gas BBQ for alfresco dining. Widcombe Parade around the corner has good pubs, fine dining, mini supermarket, coffee shops and take-outs.

The pavement entrance leads directly into the large, bright fitted kitchen with a glazed door and window onto the courtyard. There is an original and ornate, cast iron fireplace packed with decorative logs. Beside this is a handsome circular wood table with 4 upholstered chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, 2 electric ovens, microwave, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a small dishwasher and a washing machine. There is a coffee machine, a digital radio and plenty of crockery and cooking utensils, with utility items stored under the stairs.

Outside, in a small courtyard topped with ivy, is a large table for 4 with two chairs, a bench and a gas BBQ. Above the courtyard a steeply terraced garden path with tumbling greenery, leads up to a private access road with allocated parking for 1 car.

All the rooms have deep front and rear original sash windows, with thick Bath stone walls and treads that are still visible all the way up the atmospheric narrow staircase. It could have been designed by Ralph Allen himself, to showcase his local stone mines from which Bath was built. Carpeted and cosy, the first floor is now a living room and cloakroom and on the second is a bedroom with en-suite shower room.

The stylish living room in deep grey, dark wood and amethyst has a large indulgent ‘L’-shaped sofa for 5. This can be made up as a double sofa bed, or two single sofa beds. On the wall is a large TV and Sonos sound bar, with Netflix for movie nights and WI-Fi.

On this floor is a contemporary cloakroom tiled in travertine. There is a large hand-basin with storage under, a WC and an additional small storage cupboard for toiletries.

On the top floor under the eaves, is an elegant double bedroom in soft greys, with pretty limed oak furniture. There is secondary glazing to the front and views of steep terraces and little gardens to the rear. A large wardrobe has shelves and drawers for further storage, along with a dressing table and stool, hairdryer and clothes rail. The bed can be made up as either a 6’ superking or 2 single beds to suit your requirements.

The en-suite shower room is tiled in travertine and has a walk-in shower with overhead rainfall or handheld set, a small hand-basin and WC.

The property has a private parking space for one car behind the property. Please note, it is a narrow lane if you have a very large car. Alternatively the Bath Spa train and coach stations are less than a 5 minute walk away.

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)
Bath city high street is within a 5-10 minute stroll and has everything you need including Marks and Spencers food shop. In addition, the local facilities in Widcombe Parade around the corner are very good and include a newsagent, chemist, a couple of coffee shops, hairdressers, florists, and several pubs, restaurants and Indian, Chinese and American takeaways. The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury's or otherwise Marks and Spencers on the high street. There is also a coop food shop in Widcombe parade just around the corner from the property. The City has many historic sites and museums and galleries, as well as great shops, bars and restaurants and is easily accessed from the bridge and foot path from Widcomb parade leading to the Bath Spa train and bus stations at the bottom of the high street. Bath Narrowboats rent barges and bikes to explore the city or the Kennet and Avon canal and towpath. After all the activity, pamper yourselves in the piping hot pools of the Thermae Spa, or enjoy a night at The Theatre Royal or Komedia Comedy Club.

The property has a private parking space for one car behind the property. Please note, it is a narrow lane if you have a very large car. Alternatively the Bath Spa train and coach stations are less than a 5 minute walk away.

Key Features

Area: City Centre
Double Bedrooms: 0
Twin Bedrooms or Double: 1
Twin Bedrooms: 0
Single Bedrooms: 0
Family Bedroom: 0
Separate WC: 1
Sofabed: 1
Sleeps: 2
Children: Welcome
Parking Spaces: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Pets: Yes
Weekly Price: £790.00 - 1000.00
Short Break from: £390.00
Rating N/A


  • Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Netflix movies
  • Views
  • Washer
  • FF Kitchen
  • Garden Furniture
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wifi
  • Sofabed
  • Stereo
  • BBQ

Floor Plans & Access Statements

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

Floor Plan Access Statement


Lovely cottage located 5 minutes from the centre of Bath! House was in great condition and host was very communicative.
Ralph Allen Cottage Oli - 2023-02-15
We stayed Ralpha Allen Cottage over Christmas and the place is everything the photos and description say. The cottage is just an easy 15 minute walk to Bath Abbey. The local shops in Widcombe have everyone thing that you need... Co-op store, local connivence store, coffee shop, deli/coffe shop, pubs, takeaways etc. I from the Bath area, so I know it well and knew that this would be an idea location for our stay. Apart from the city you can head up the road to Prior Park and enjoy the walk round the lakes and Palladium Bridge. You can easily access the Bath Skyline walk from the cottage which gives you some breath-taking views of the city. The property it self has a fully functional kitchen with everything you need. the lounge is comfortable on the first floor and the bedroom is spacious for a 1 bed. The step out the back up to the parking are narrow and can be slippy when wet. Apart from that an excellent property and location.
Ralph Allen Cottage David - 2022-12-27
A lovely comfortable cottage great location and close to Bath centre Would definitely recommend
Ralph Allen Cottage Maureen - 2022-11-07
Great property location (close enough to the City centre without the noise of the city) and gorgeous property with lots of character. Back patio was great if you had dogs and easy access to local parks/walks for dog walking. Everything was provided for at the property, very clean and tidy. Extremely comfy bed!
Ralph Allen Cottage Emily - 2022-10-30
We decided to have a little mini moon in bath and felt an air bnb was better for us, This cottage is adorable, it’s got so much history and character with modern interior, it had everything you needed. The cottage is in a perfect location, the neighbourhood is lovely and quiet and It was only a 10-15 min walk away from the centre of Bath, so we didn’t have to use the car. There is a designated parking space on the lane behind the cottages which is handy, however we did find this hard to find at first even with the instructions that we were given, and it’s a very tight squeeze! We have an estate car, which we managed to get in although a little hairy at times! There is a very detailed and handy welcome book for when you arrive, with lots of suggestions on activities, restaurants, places to see etc.. I have to mention that the bed is one of the comfiest I’ve ever slept on! 10/10 on that one! Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely be back if we came back to Bath again.
Ralph Allen Cottage Erin - 2022-10-25
My husband and I loved everything about this cottage!! The location was perfect for us. We had a car but walked to city center, which was an easy 15 minute walk. The restaurant at the end of our street, White Hart, was delicious! And convenient after a drive in from London. The extra touches by Alexa was also VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! There was milk, tea, sparking water and treats awaiting our arrival. If you’re contemplating this property for your holiday - don’t delay! You will not be disappointed! My husband and I will certainly be back if we’re ever in Bath again! Thank you!!
Ralph Allen Cottage Lucero - 2022-10-01

Wonderful little cottage in a great location to explore everything that Bath has to offer!

Ralph Allen Cottage Pete - 2022-08-08
This house is located in a fabulous neighborhood in Bath, just across the river from the train station. Around the corner from the house is short commercial block with everything you need, cafe, pub/restaurants, quick-markets, boutique shops and a pharmacy. There is even a doctors office for emergencies! Just up the hill is a park with a fabulous view of Bath, but the walk will require some huffing-and puffing before you get to the view. It was quite the climb!
Ralph Allen Cottage Todd - 2022-08-03
Great location just across the bridge from the city. Lovely courtyard garden and a bonus to have parking. A character town house which is well equipped and very comfortable bed!
Ralph Allen Cottage Marcia - 2022-06-27
We stayed in a lovely little flat in Widcombe (make sure you follow the helpful parking instructions carefully as it's a tight space to manoeuvre in and you need to enter from a specific road). We were greeted with some treats and the place was clean and in a great location near the centre. We had a minor maintenance issue one day and the company came out immediately and sorted it which I was really impressed by. We would love to return either to this or another of their places in Bath.
Ralph Allen Cottage Lucy - 2022-05-02
A lovely cosy cottage over 3 floors with a very comfortable superking bed. The location is also perfect being 5 mins walk from Bath Spa Station for access to explore other local towns like Bradford-on-Avon and Chipppenham, and Bath Town Centre. The parking space is great as well and my little Focus fitted perfectly although I'm glad I don't own anything much bigger!. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a break in Bath. This is how to do AirBNB!
Ralph Allen Cottage Jon - 2022-03-31
We had a smashing experience staying at the cottage. It was exactly as described, exceeded our expectations and provided an excellent base to explore Bath.
Ralph Allen Cottage Gary - 2022-02-28
Great host, excellent location
Ralph Allen Cottage Arthur - 2022-02-20
Lovely cottage in Central Bath with a garden and parking. Furnished to a very high standard with everything you need. We had a wounderful stay!
Ralph Allen Cottage Hannah - 2022-01-31
Stayed here in December 2021 for a weekend staycation to explore Bath for the first time. The cottage is so charming, the check in experience was easy, communication with the host was superb, the amenities was fantastic and it was really appreciate to receive the welcome goodies on arrival - a nice touch. Clean, cosy, super central (5 mins walk into the City Centre). Thank you - if we ever return to Bath, this is where we will stay again - and will be recommending it to friends.
Ralph Allen Cottage Ali - 2021-12-13
Lovely cottage in a great location
Ralph Allen Cottage Sanjay - 2021-11-14
Ralph Allen Cottage is ideally placed for the centre of Bath! We parked the car in Millbrook Lane and did not use it again for the whole of our stay. The cottage was spotless, well equipped and very warm and comfortable - the central heating went on and off at all the right times! Big comfortable bed, good storage space in the bedroom and the shower room was great! There is a large sofa in the lounge, so room to chill out. There is a loo on the same floor and as the cottage is over three floors it does save your legs! The stairs are tight and if you have mobility issues you may find them difficult. The television could do with updating but that’s being really picky. Overall we thought No 22 was a lovely cottage and the parking space is a real bonus! We really enjoyed out stay. We would stay there again and would certainly recommend it to others.
Ralph Allen Cottage Anne - 2021-11-09
Possibly the favourite AirBNB I have stayed in. Great little house, great locality and amenities and a stones throw from the city centre. Would stay again
Ralph Allen Cottage Tim - 2021-10-31
Perfect location just a few minutes walk away from the Town centre and all other amenities. The local high street is at the bottom of the road with everything that you could need.
Ralph Allen Cottage David - 2021-09-29
Thanks so much for the most wonderful stay Alexa. We had a really comfortable stay and the house was perfect and cosy. The welcome package is such a lovely touch and started off our trip perfectly. If we visit Bath again in the future we will most definitely come and stay at Ralph Allen Cottage again. Ideal location from the city centre it’s so close! Also great communication with Peter who checked us in quickly and helped us with directions.
Ralph Allen Cottage Naomi - 2021-09-27
This is a lovely little house in a great location a short walk from Bath centre. There are some nice walks along the canal close by. The house is beautifully decorated and was very clean. We had a lovely stay
Ralph Allen Cottage Helen - 2021-09-25
Lovely cottage, good to have parking. Max 10 minutes from Pulteney Bridge and excellent position for the canal.
Ralph Allen Cottage Linda - 2021-07-23
Great location and lovely house. Just a short walk into bath city centre so very accessible to shops/food etc. We had a lovely weekend at this property.
Ralph Allen Cottage Zoe - 2021-07-18
loved the apartment very clean and had all the necessary things like milk, tea bags and toliet roll,ect. Loved the things that were set out for us on arrival and all the team were lovely and helpful. Its in a very good spot near a co op and a pub and not far from the station and nice little walk to the centre and by the canal. The apartment is very homely which as couple we really loved and we enjoyed the stay in Bath overall. Love the recommendationsof restaurants and bars too.
Ralph Allen Cottage Caeia - 2021-07-04
Cottage was a beautiful and just like the photos, great location only a couple of minutes walk from the station and centre of Bath. Definitely visit again
Ralph Allen Cottage Andrew - 2021-06-17
perfect distance from everything you need together to. Beautiful place you will love it
Ralph Allen Cottage Emma - 2021-06-14
Conveniently located, peaceful space. The small touches on arrival were very much appreciated.
Ralph Allen Cottage Callum - 2021-05-19
Great location, very nicely finished cottage over three floors. Very responsive hosts. Overall, a lovely few days away.
Ralph Allen Cottage Rachel - 2021-04-29
We had this little trip booked for a while and kept getting postponed due to Lockdown restrictions constantly changing. We finally got away with our little dog for a few days and we were not disappointed, timing worked out perfectly as the Lockdown restrictions had just lifted, which meant pub gardens were open 👏🏻 The house was absolutely stunning and was the perfect choice for what we were looking for. Perfectly located, within walking distance of everything we wanted. Finding the parking and getting to the entrance of the property was a little difficult, but we got there in the end. We would definitely come back.
Ralph Allen Cottage Charlotte - 2021-04-18
“This was an an extremely pleasant place to stay. Just right for the railway station if you want to commute and are staying for work in these COVID times Fully equipped kitchen with everything you could want, although filter coffee machine is a bit old-fashioned/American Bed is very comfortable”
Ralph Allen Cottage David - 2021-03-27
This three floor stone cottage is charming, and located in one of the nicest parts of Bath. The delightful high street (deli, coffee shop, etc) and access to canal walks and the Skyline walk were my favourite things about the outside. In the cottage, the dining kitchen is lovely, the enclosed patio garden very convenient, the living room comfortable (though note the TV is quite old and isn’t really a SmartTV though you can get Netflix), and the superking bed really cosy. We had a great stay. I was staying in a cottage managed by the same company immediately before and they were very helpful in moving me without a gap - and even driving my luggage to the new property!
Ralph Allen Cottage Layla - 2020-12-24
“The cottage was wonderful to stay in. An excellent location as it’s just a short walk into the centre of Bath. The place was immaculate and very cosy. Highly recommended.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Ashley - 2020-12-18
“Lovely clean space in a great location, communication is great. thanks for an amazing stay we will definitely stay again every thing you could ask for and more :)”
Ralph Allen Cottage Rachel - 2020-10-26
“We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the lovely cottage. The location is in an excellent suburb with easy and quick walking access to the city centre (5-7 minutes). The local amenities (co-op, deli', and pubs) had everything you'd really need on your door-step. We would recommend the White Hart which is just at the end of the road. The welcome pack was a very thoughtful and nice touch - thank you Laine for arranging this. All amenities/utensils you would need are available in the cottage. The parking space was a great bonus (we never used the car during our stay as everything in Bath is within walking distance). Regards Bath itself we would recommend the Sky Line walk (approx. 6 miles) for great views of the city. The Roman Baths were very interesting and took a couple of hours to get around. Overall we had a very positive experience and if we ever stay in Bath again we would certainly look to re-book this property.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Daniel - 2020-09-30
“We loved staying here. The place was beautiful and in such a great location, only a 10 minute walk to the centre of bath!”
Ralph Allen Cottage Eimear - 2020-09-25
We stayed at this cute cottage for our mini staycation. The location is great. Very easy to walk into the centre. If you are arriving by car, be warned that the car parking is very tight. Narrow lanes and a difficult space to manoeuvre into. The train station is very close so I would recommend using it. The cottage is very quaint and has lots of period touches. I would stay again!
Ralph Allen Cottage Pamela - 2020-09-18
We really enjoyed our stay at Ralph Allen Cottage. The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished. The courtyard garden was pleasant as well.
Widcombe is an area with interesting shops and pubs. It is like a village, although in the town. The white Hart pub and the Ring o’ Bells are both good for atmosphere and food. The deli take out food was excellent.
I was a bit worried about the spiral stairs as we are both “getting on a bit now”, but we were fine with them. The stair rope is really good.
We both know Bath really well as it is my home town and still one of my favourite cities.
Ralph Allen Cottage Judy - 2020-09-06
We loved our stay in this stunning cottage. Perfect location, very clean and comfortable. We were sad to leave and wish we could have stayed longer! The management company were also exceptionally helpful and the check in process was very easy. We also felt safe given the current pandemic.
Ralph Allen Cottage Emma - 2020-08-24
Beautiful cottage in the great location. Highly recommended!
Ralph Allen Cottage Anna - 2020-08-17
Charming, well-appointed 3 storey cottage with private paved patio garden, providing all home comforts including welcome for a Maine Coon cat also needing a change of scene after lock-down. Spacious enough to host a grown son and partner for a couple of nights, as well. Delivered with superb and caring customer service, set in the heart of Widcombe across the street from an artisanal gin distillery, down the road from an exceptional garden centre and farm shop, and around the corner from excellent restaurants and friendly pub.
Ralph Allen Cottage Tessa - 2020-08-08
This is a fabulous base for exploring Bath and the local area. the cottage is beautifully done-up and arranged, with thoughtful provision of everything from crockery to outside seating. All the furniture etc is high quality and comfortable. The access to the city is outstanding; the parking space is very convenient, though we were grateful not to have brought a larger car. Strongly recommended: we would book again with no hesitation.
Ralph Allen Cottage Richard - 2020-07-31
“Lovely space and great host.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Alistair - 2020-07-19
Nicely renovated cottage, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Parking space handy but access might be a bit tight for a big car
Ralph Allen Cottage Huw - 2020-03-20
“Great location, only 5 minutes walk from the station & town but quiet at night. Comfortable clean house, perfect for relaxing in. The stairs may be a little tricky if you have any mobility/balance issues but it was fine for us. Friendly welcome when we got there & they provide a really useful binder of local restaurant recommendations (& a few treats for our first night!). Had a great weekend.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Debbie - 2020-03-14
“This cottage is beautifully and tastefully decorated and thought out... has everything you need for a long or short break... situated a short walk to the centre of Bath , with cafes shops , small supermarket and an award winning pub on your doorstep. Even though the cottage is on a road, you don’t hear traffic noise... perfect place to stay.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Christine - 2020-02-10
A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the wonders of Bath will definitely stay again
Ralph Allen Cottage Darren - 2019-10-31
A charming accommodation extremely well located. It is therefore possible to leave your car on the parking space and enjoy this beautiful city.
Ralph Allen Cottage Catherine - 2019-08-30
We very much enjoyed our visit to Bath and our time at the delightful Ralph Allen Cottage. We experienced two extremes of weather, cold and wet and unusually hot! The cottage coped admirably with both extremes and was well equipped. We found all the rooms attractive and comfortable, ideally suited for a relaxing stay.

We were particularly taken by the surrounding area and the delightful Widcombe High street , with interesting shops, pubs and food shops, not to mention the Farm Shop a short distance up Prior Park Road. We felt we enjoyed the best position in Bath. We were away from the crowds which gather near the Abbey and Baths, yet any of the famous sites and museums were only a few minutes away, over the footbridge, or a by a slightly longer stroll along the River Avon path.
We would have no hesitation in singing the praises of Ralph Allen Cottage to anyone planning a visit, provided they were prepared to do a bit of walking and exploring. We discovered several local buses and even visited Wells on the double-decker bus.
Ralph Allen Cottage Susan - 2019-07-16
We very much enjoyed our stay in Bath. This is a second time we have used bath holiday rentals and once again have not been disappointed in anyway.

Ralph Allen cottage is a very well appointed clean and comfortable home from home with everything you could need for an enjoyable relaxing break.

The excellent location within easy walking distance of the city centre and delightful local shops just a few steps away. The canal with its locks and lovely walks is just around the corner.

I am sure we will be back to this beautiful city and will definitely be using bath holiday rentals for our stay.
Ralph Allen Cottage Diana and John - 2019-06-13
“Gorgeous cottage, absolutely loved our stay. Every extra touch added to the experience. I particularly loved the kitchen and courtyard. Great location - easy stroll into old Bath and on the right side of town for exploring along the canals and the countryside.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Megan - 2019-05-31
“Wonderful cottage, loved the complimentary milk, wine, etc. sparkling clean, great location, quick walk to Bath, canal side. Weather perfect for enjoying the outdoor garden area. Spiral staircase may be a bit steep for young children and elderly or for someone with physical challenges. Would recommend to family & friends and would definitely stay again. Rachel Massachusetts”
Ralph Allen Cottage Rachel - 2019-03-30
“A charming old cottage, very comfortable and cosy with all amenities. Circular staircase needs care, when navigating! I particularly liked having 2 entrances, one directly onto the street. Staff in the office very helpful and accommodating.”
Ralph Allen Cottage Sue - 2019-01-11
This is a new property as of June 2018. We welcome your visit and would love for you to be the first to leave your testimonial
Ralph Allen Cottage Alexa - 2018-06-15

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, £36 per 2 hours
  • Additional linen changes £36 per bedroom
  • Admin fee
  • Dogs
  • High Chair
  • Sofa Bed
  • Travel Cot (Sheet/bedding not included - Please note, base mattress is a standard thin travel cot mattress)
Concierge Service Available


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