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Grays looks like it's stepped out of the pages of an interior design magazine. Set on a residential street, the boutique bed and breakfast occupies a large semi-detached, three-storey Victorian villa, built in 1876 out of Bath's cream-coloured limestone. Much thought and good taste has gone into the style of the dozen spotless bedrooms, in the form of colour-coordinated fabrics and attractive, reproduction French-style furniture. Some rooms have far-reaching views across Bath, and all are equipped with lovely soft bed linen and smart modern bathrooms. Breakfasts, served in a prettily decorated and spacious conservatory, are a further highlight, showcasing lots of locally-sourced ingredients.
The elevated location means that bedrooms at the front of the house have superb views right across the city.
Alexandra Park, with its panoramic views over the city, is a 10-minute walk away.
By car: around 45 minutes from Bristol, 2 hours 30 minutes from London and 3 hours 30 minutes from Manchester. There is free parking on site.
By train: there are direct services to Bath Spa from Bristol Temple Meads (11 minutes), Cardiff Central (1 hour 5 minutes) and London Paddington (1 hour 15 minutes). The hotel is around 15-minutes walk from Bath Spa station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Ideal for couples seeking a smart base in Bath, who are happy to eat out and don't mind the steep walk from the city centre. We love the lounge, with its squishy sofas and armchairs, a wall papered to look like bookshelves, and good stock of literature on Bath.
Service & Facilities
On arrival James or Eliza give you a map of the city marked with Grays' location, and run through all you need to know to get the best out of Bath.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
The views from front-facing bedrooms, which take in distant landmarks such as the Royal Crescent, Beckford's Tower and Solsbury Hill (an Iron Age fort). Our favourite room is Number Six, Grays' most luxurious room, with a white-painted, modern four-poster bed and wingback armchairs in front of its big bay window.
Facilities include: double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, Caroline Henry of Bath toiletries, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities
Food & Drink
The breakfast room is a lovely conservatory, its tables strikingly covered in blue-and-white checked tablecloths with matching napkins. The full English is excellent, with free-range eggs from a local farm and bacon and sausages from one of Bath's best butchers.
Breakfast: continental, cooked and vegetarian options, locally-sourced produce. Served 8.30-10am daily.