Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Area: City Centre Bathrooms: 1 Parking: 1
Weekly: From £560.00 Short breaks: Please call
History comes alive at this beautifully updated 18th century workers cottage. This one bedroom property with large double bedroom and en-suite, is 5 minutes walk from Bath Spa train station and the start of the city centre and has an allocated parking space for 1 car. Awarded 4 star gold from the English Tourist Board

Ralph Allen Cottage

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 end of Calton Road, down lyncombe hill road and across the road and foot path leading you 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: Negotiable
Weekly Price: £560.00 - 805.00
Short Break from: £290.00
Rating 4 Star Gold


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

Floor Plans & Access Statements

Sorry, no floor plan or access statement is available for this property at this time.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require specific information.


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, £30 per 2 hours
  • Additional linen changes £30 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