Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Area: City Centre Bathrooms: 3 Parking: 4
Weekly: From £1115.00 Short breaks: Please call
Be prepared to truly unwind and relax in this stunning stone and glass architecturally designed 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached gated home with private parking. Built into the hillside, and set in an enormous garden, it is surrounded by decking and patios allowing you to take in one of the most captivating views in Bath. Awarded 5 star gold by Visit England.

The Looking Glass House

The house is spread over 2 floors and entrance into the property can be either through the ground floor next to the private parking, or up through the garden to the main living area comprising the ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, dining and lounge. The house is located off Lyncombe Hill, one of the 7 hills that form the little city of Bath, and is a 15 minute walk down into the centre of town or about a £6 taxi ride.

The main entrance on the first floor leads you into a wide hallway off which both of the bedrooms can be found. The master bedroom on your right has a superking 6 foot bed, a large chest of drawers, a triple wardrobe and a small sofa to snuggle up on with your favourite book. There are patio doors off the bedroom leading to the back garden or to the decking off the lounge. There is an ensuite bathroom with sink, w.c. and beautifully tiled walk in shower. The 2nd bedroom on the left of the hallway has 2 single beds which can zip together to make a 6 foot superking bed, a chest of drawers and wardrobe. There is a door leading to a large bathroom with sink, w.c. bathtub and separate shower. This bathroom is a jack and jill bathroom meaning there is also a door off the hallway to it. Therefore it can be used as a private ensuite to bedroom 2 or as a family bathroom.

Carry further down the hallway and the property opens up to the open plan lounge and dining area designed with solid wood flooring throughout and floor to ceilings windows which open up completely to show off the stunning views of the gardens and beautiful hillside. A wrap around decking with table and 6 chairs and a 2 seater bench are perfect for al fresco dining or for just simply taking in that stunning view. The lounge has two 3 seater sofas, a wall mounted gas fireplace and extra casual chairs are dotted around allowing you to take in the view from different areas. A floor to ceiling bookshelf is filled with books and decorative pieces. There is a large flat screen freesat TV with Netflix, and all catch up channels, a DVD, Wifi, and a Bluetooth sound system.
The dining table, cleverly positioned to allow you to dine with a view, is extendable and has 6 chairs. The kitchen adjoins the dining area and is fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare a lovely meal. There is a single electric oven and hob, microwave, fully stocked cupboards and plenty of windows so you don’t ever have to miss out on that view.

A contemporary wooden and glass staircase leads you down to the ground floor where you will find a table and chairs, additional seating, a desk, large chest of drawers and a trundle daybed. There is a shower room with sink, w.c. and shower and a separate utility room with extra hanging space, and washing machine with combination dryer.

The property comes equipped with everything you will need including toiletries, linens and towels, stock items and a welcome hamper for your arrival. As with all of our properties it is strictly non smoking in the property.

The property has the rare advantage of private parking within the grounds of the house. There would be room to park 3 or 4 cars.

SPECIAL NOTE: Parties/Hen Parties: As the house is located in a quiet residential area, the Owners of the Looking Glass House do not want parties to be held or what is generally thought of as "Hen Parties" in this house. Dinner parties for those occupying the house are of course no problem. If you think you may be too high-spirited for the Looking Glass House, another choice might be preferable.

SPECIAL NOTE: Children: The Owners are happy to have children in the property but want you to be aware there are no stair gates and the property has a lot of glass and sharp edges with an open tread staircase, so you will need to determine if the property would be suitable for your children.

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)
There are many local facilities in Widcombe Parade just 15 minutes walk from the property, including: a small supermarket, chemist, a couple of coffee shops, hairdressers, florists, and several pubs, restaurants and Indian, Chinese and American takeaways.

The nearest supermarket is Co-Op on Widcombe Parade, with larger supermarkets in the city centre around 20 minutes walk or a £6 taxi ride.

The City has many historic sites and museums and galleries, as well as great shops, bars and restaurants and is accessed at the bottom of Lyncombe Hill and across the road and public foot bridge 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 comes with private parking for 3-4 cars. Alternatively the Bath Spa train and coach stations are a short taxi trip.

Key Features

Area: City Centre
Double Bedrooms: 1
Twin Bedrooms or Double: 1
Twin Bedrooms: 0
Single Bedrooms: 0
Family Bedroom: 0
Sleeps: 4
Children: Welcome
Parking Spaces: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Pets: No
Weekly Price: £1115.00 - 1595.00
Short Break from: £600.00
Rating 5 Star Gold

Facilities

  • Digital radio, bluetooth enabled
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Netflix movies
  • Surround Sound Music System
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Views
  • Fireplace
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Washer
  • TV & DVD
  • FF Kitchen
  • Garden Furniture
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wifi
  • Sofabed
  • Entry Phone
  • BBQ
  • Sky TV

Floor Plans & Access Statements

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

Floor Plan Access Statement

Testimonials

“Alexa’s Airbnb is beautiful beyond words, and is located a mere 5-10 minute walk from the Roman Baths, as well as the center of the city. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, and the dressers and clothes cabinets are completely empty and available for use. There are very comfortable couches and sofa chairs both upstairs and downstairs for relaxing, and the kitchen has every amenity needed for cooking if one desires to do so. The second floor patio is extensive and not only has the furniture needed for outside dining, but also provides a gorgeous view of the countryside that adds to the pleasure of staying at Alexa’s Airbnb. Sara gave us the keys at check in and familiarized us with operating the electric gate that keeps both the house and one’s car completely secure. Sara was also extremely accommodating when we thought we’d have to check out late due to a tire blowout that our rental car experienced the day before. This house is very amenable for friends/couples traveling together, as the spaciousness of the place and the bedrooms that have their own bathrooms afford plenty of privacy. It’s expensive, but well worth the price, especially if two couples are splitting the cost. If you’re going to Bath, this Airbnb would definitely be a fantastic place to stay if it’s available.”
The Looking Glass House Charles - 2019-07-10
We stayed here on the weekend of my wedding and couldn’t have had a more perfect stay. The garden and house were beautiful, and were so peaceful with just the sounds of the birds. It was surprising to us that we were in Bath City Centre within 6 minutes of walking. Would 100% recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Bath.
The Looking Glass House Sheila - 2019-06-24
"My husband and I recently stayed at the Looking Glass House in Bath. It was one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in, and we have stayed in many. The views from the huge balcony were mesmerising and I found myself out there often enjoying the vista. The house had everything we needed, including three bathrooms, lovely modern kitchen and lovely decor throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if we were holidaying in the area again. Also, great communication from Bath Holiday rentals, especially Sara!"
The Looking Glass House Robin L - 2019-05-31
The most amazing 80th birthday celebrations weekend one could wish to have in this awe-inspiring situation. The comfort, spaciousness, facilities and of course the view were ideal for our family get-together and so close to our daughter’s property too. Thanks to our daughter for organising it and the owner/agency for making this lovely place available
The Looking Glass House Sam and Peter - 2019-05-03
We had a lovely time here. The house and its design and architecture is amazing. And then the spectacular views! The gardens were great for the Easter egg hunt. We definitely gonna come back!

I think it was great staying here it is huge! The views are amazing!! I think it was a great place to stay.I am sad we are leaving. It was one of the best places I’ve been!!!
The Looking Glass House Hartwig Family - 2019-04-24
“What a fantastic location! Waking up in the morning and enjoying a coffee at the 1st floor terrace, enjoying the utterly brilliant views. The place is very stylish and equipped with everything you would need. The gardens are super well kept and we had the best Easter break ever A bit on the pricey side but very highly recommended Thank you”
The Looking Glass House Markus - 2019-04-23
This is the second time that we have stayed in the house, and it was even better in the spring! The garden was beautiful and the views were fantastic, no doubt helped by clear blue skies and a warm sun. The house has everything you need and there are days when you don't even need to go anywhere! We didn't put the T.V. on once as the best entertainment was the stunning outside. Looking forward to returning for Christmas...it is one of our favourite spots.
The Looking Glass House Elizabeth - 2019-04-12
“We had a fantastic stay. It’s a lovely spacious house, beautifully positioned on the edge of Bath town centre, with special views of the local countryside, in a quiet lane but only a 15 minute walk away from the centre. If you are looking for a special stay close to Bath but with your own space and quiet don’t hesitate.”
The Looking Glass House Louis - 2019-03-28
We were looking for the perfect place to hide and so some A-level maths revision…and found it. Such a wonderful place to spend time with the ever-changing views and the ability to walk into town in only 15 minutes. Had a wonderful walk around Prior Park Gardens - bottom entrance only 10 minutes away. Did the Bath Skyline Walk which was muddy but spectacular. Found a lovely wine ship - Beckford Bottle Shop - and cinema at Tivoli - both to be strongly recommended. THANK YOU for sharing this magical place.
The Looking Glass House Louis, Carys, Huw, Catrin & Marian Kenna - 2019-02-19
Fantastic property with awesome views. Light, airy, comfortable beds and all in all a great space. We stayed at The Looking Glass House the week before Christmas and it was a perfect time to do so!
The views from the living area were superb (even on the shortest day of the year!). We loved them so much we booked to return in the spring. The house has everything you need and has clearly been designed by a very decent architect! Lots of space downstairs housing a laundry area and a separate shower - great to use after going for a run up and down the hills in Bath. Also a day bed and lovely reading/study area.

Upstairs it was like being in a very large apartment, with two very spacious bedrooms, both en suite. We spent most of our time in the living area breathing in the views! As it was winter we didn't sit outside, however there are heaters for the braver visitors. The kitchen is well positioned and has all that you need.

Great walks from the house, we did the Bath skyline walk, thoroughly recommended.
A big bonus at Christmas was the short 5 mins walk downhill into town.

We were also really impressed with the service and care we received. All in all a top job. Thank you.
The Looking Glass House Liz - 2018-12-22
Stunning view. Great sociable., comfortable, warm accommodation. Facilities wonderful. Staff and Information invaluable. Can't recommend this property enough.
The Looking Glass House M Stimpson - 2018-11-27
Stunning! Had a fabulous time. Everything we could possible need. Fantastic location and views. Sociable and comfortable, Laine was a great help. Many thanks x

Such an amazing place. Loved waking up to the magnificent views! Definitely want to come back xx

A beautiful house in a beautiful location. Absolutely stunning views and a perfect location for Bath city. The house was warm and very well equipped. Loved staying here, thank you
The Looking Glass House Michele, Michelle, Mandy, Paul, Steve and Keith - 2018-11-20
We spent 3 nights with friends at The Looking Glass House and can thouroughly recommend it. It has wonderful views from the upstairs sitting rooms, the bedrooms/ beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. We also received a nice welcome hamper with chocolates, biscuits etc.
We were kept well informed throughout the booking procedure, were greeted on arrival and had everything clearly explained to us, we had no problems with the house at all.
The house is well located, around a 20 minute walk into town, although it is at the top of a steep hill so not walkable unless you’re fairly fit!

We would not hesitate to return to Looking Glass House.
The Looking Glass House Neil - 2018-11-15
We had the time of our lives. The house is absolutely stunning and we felt right at home. We’ll definitely come back to Bath and when we do we’d love to stay here in this lovely house. Wonderful
The Looking Glass House Gozems and Roberts - 2018-11-05
Lovely location, lovely house and very helpful agents. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Spacious, relaxing, comfortable house. Location was quiet, with a beautiful yard and views. Parking a plus for Americans not used to narrow roads and street parking like we found in Bath. Close to downtown, with shopping and wonderful restaurants, and walkable (a bit challenging for 4 who are 60+, but we all went down and back up several times). All amenities as promised and more, as well as a nice welcome basket. Management company very responsive.
The Looking Glass House Karen and family - 2018-10-22
Beautiful home. We had a wonderful stay. The deck was enjoyed morning and evening, and all facilities were working well. When back in Bath, we will try to stay here again. Fantastic
The Looking Glass House Sandri family - 2018-10-16
Our recent 3 week stay at the Looking Glass House surpassed our expectations. The house is extremely spacious, and comfortably sleeps five in the two upstairs double bedrooms, and single daybed downstairs. Three bathrooms provide privacy for everyone.

The view is far more beautiful than the photographs suggest. No matter what the weather, eg watching the sunrise, or the clouds role in, the scenery is gorgeous.

The outside terrace is perfect to sit and enjoy the view, and we ate alfresco when the weather was fine. When eating inside, the large windows on three sides brought the view inside.

With off street parking for several cars, and an easy 10 minute downhill walk to Bath station and city centre, this wonderful house is highly recommended. So close to the centre of Bath, yet with the feel of the countryside. We have already booked another stay for next year.
The Looking Glass House Vanessa and John - 2018-09-21
Fantastic Home. Great Location ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Beautiful home. Short walk to Bath. Wonderful views from the large
balcony/deck.
The Looking Glass House Richard - 2018-08-28
This is a stylish, clean, modern, lovely house with a great bit of garden and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. It's about 15 mins walk from the city centre (there is a bit of a hill but it's manageable). It's in a very quiet and peaceful area. There was someone to greet us at check in and everything was explained clearly and quickly. There was a welcome package with tea, coffee, biscuits, etc., which was a great touch. The kitchen has all the necessary amenities. All in all, would definitely stay here again
The Looking Glass House Buvini - 2018-08-20
We had a lovely stay in your wonderful home. What an amazing view from the balcony. We felt right at home. I would say that the house has an American feel to it. A touch of Frank Lloyd Wright. We enjoyed Bath very much, even squeezed in a round of 18 holes ant Bath Golf Club. I suspect some remodelling by Harry Colt? Nice old course on a lovely piece of land! Many thanks for a few inspiring days.
The Looking Glass House Kraemer Family - 2018-08-10
A quiet place, time stands stil. We felt we were part of the this countryside, so peaceful, relaxing. All needs of those who stay here have been catered for. Our thoughts are to be back!
The Looking Glass House Bihani & family - 2018-08-06
House is perfect, as is Bath
The Looking Glass House Froese, Martin and Hargreaves - 2018-08-03
We were at home almost immediately. Loved the house and the wonderful setting. A beautiful place to rent
The Looking Glass House Laura and William - 2018-07-30
We had a wonderful time at a wonderful house. What a setting. Very clean and comfortable, view is amazing. We had a wonderful and happy stay. Whether day or night I will never forget this scene and house.

The Looking Glass House Nicole, Gavin, Vicci and Kevin - 2018-07-09
Fantastic home, glorious view - wonderful holiday, thank you We loved Widcombe too, super shops and restaurants, what a lovely setting for the house and a holiday in Bath
The Looking Glass House Joanna, Derek and Family - 2018-07-05
Very clean. Wonderful views. Travelled to Castle Combe after staying here and it was hard to leave. Would definitely stay again.
The Looking Glass House Barry M - 2018-06-25
“We loved everything about the house. You arrive and immediately relax, walking in and out of Bath gave us a little daily exercise, and then coming back ‘home’ to a glass of wine topped off the day. Thank you”
The Looking Glass House David & Matis - 2018-06-05
“A fantastic weekend at a gorgeous house. Well equipped, lovely layout and a delightful view which you wouldn’t tire of looking at!! If we visit Bath again we’d stay here!!”
The Looking Glass House Christine M - 2018-05-15
We know Bath well & our two sons and their families live here, but the outstanding views from your lovely house must be the very best in Bath; especially in the mornings of the last few hot days with the warm sun coming through the early mist.

Thank you for allowing us to share your home, its terraces and superbly planted garden (in its spring-time glory) for this past week - And also your interesting collection of furniture, objects and pictures.

Our best wishes,
The Looking Glass House Eliane & Paul W - 2018-05-08
Fantastic - again!!
The Looking Glass House Vic - 2017-12-12
Amazing house with wonderful views of the sunrise and snows. Lovely and cosy even on those colder days. Kitchen well equipped with everything you’d ever need.
The Looking Glass House Michael and Karen Dutton, Niki and Alex Thew and Bailey - 2017-12-12
Thank you for the most wonderful week.
The Looking Glass House The Writers - 2017-11-08
Thanks for providing us with such a relaxing, light and uplifting place to stay. The Looking Glass House was so comfortable and welcoming. The guest gift box was very kind! The views were amazing and it was so nice not to be overlooked. We loved our stay in Bath and didn’t want to leave. We would love to stay again!
The Looking Glass House Julia and Nick - 2017-11-05
Wonderful property. Great views and location. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
The Looking Glass House Dee - 2017-10-24
We stayed at The Looking Glass House for the first time last week and intend to repeat the experience as soon as we can!

This is a fantastic property with views so good it was almost difficult to leave the property and enjoy Bath. In terms of comfort we couldn’t have asked for more and were genuinely sorry to leave.

Robert, our “host” was his usual enthusiastic and helpful self and we look forward to returning.
The Looking Glass House Vic - 2017-09-23
This property is new to our portfolio as of July 2017.

If you could write a review about your stay in The Looking Glass House it will be greatly appreciated!
The Looking Glass House Alexa - 2017-07-05

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
  • High Chair
  • Travel Cot (Sheet/bedding not included - Please note, base mattress is a standard thin travel cot mattress)
Concierge Service Available