Luxury riverside holiday, sporting or film location let just outside Bath
Sleeps up to 12
River House is set in 11 acres on a former monastic site with spectacular riverside scenery and surrounded by the glorious Friary Wood. This small estate offers the ideal base for enjoying a private rural escape, exploring the historic City of Bath and discovering the delightful market towns of Frome, Wells and Bradford-upon-Avon.
With 4 luxuriously furnished double bedrooms (and a detached Coach House with modern, studio-style accommodation for a further 4 people, if required) River House features an extensive and fully-fitted Provencal-style kitchen and dining room, plus traditional reception rooms designed for entertaining guests or hosting parties (small designer marquee available by arrangement for up to 80 diners). All bathrooms feature delicious skincare by 'Heaven Scents'.
Spacious River House welcomes families, sporting syndicates and small parties celebrating special occasions. With fishing, garden games and nature trail, a secluded patio with a large hot tub and a sunny BBQ terrace, River House also has a recreation room, well-stocked library and a study with wide screen televisions and wi-fi.
Local riverside and woodland walks are abundant with wildlife and, in addition to the World Heritage City attractions of Bath, there are important archaeological sites nearby, as well as ancient canals, disused railways (such as the famous Camerton line) and Roman roads including the Fosse Way.
The historic weaving village of Freshford has a general store/post office, a station with regular trains to Bath (7 minutes) and London (1 hr 30), The Inn at Freshford - an award winning pub with its own brewery, plus an exclusive beauty spa at Homewood Park. Iford Manor, with its famous Peto Garden and seasonal Arts Festival is also within walking distance.
River House offers daily housekeeping, home-cooked meals prepared with our own vegetables and free-range eggs and professional catering for all occasions. An estate-back Mercedes and long-wheel base Range Rover are available for sporting transportation and station pick-ups, plus a small marquee is available for occasions. Pets welcome by arrangement.
Prices from -
Weekly: River House £2,800 (plus Coach House: £3,300)
Weekend: River House £1,200 (plus Coach House: £1,500)
(Friday noon to Sunday 5pm)
(All additional catering and entertaining quotations are tailored to the clients' individual requirements)
To make a reservation these are our contact details:
01225 722252 / 0771 243 7478
River House, Friary, Nr Freshford, BATH BA2 7UE
River House is delighted to organise:
Country House and Cultural Visits
Longleat, The American Museum, Theatre Royal Bath, Wells Cathedral City, The Bath & West Show, Frome Arts Festival, Bath Oriental Museum, Stourhead, Monacute and Iford Manor.
Kilver Court and Mulberry Factory Shop, Clarkes Outlet and Shoe Museum at Street, Swindon Shopping Outlet
River Boat Trips, Horse Riding, Golf, Shooting, Local Art Classes, On-site Yoga, Historical Walking Tours, Bicycle Rental and local sites of special interest such The Lavender Farm at Faulkland and The Cross Guns at Avoncliffe.