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Lots of stone and wood here but everything you need from the modern world too!Well equipped kitchen. We will even leave you some bread to get started :-)
Entire cottage
5 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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The 'Old Sweet Shop' is exactly what its name suggests. The house dates from the 16th century and was once 2 shops, one selling sweets. As you might guess, it is full of character and period features, but a recent renovation also gives you a modern kitchen, a wetroom as well as a bathroom, gas central heating and all the conveniences you might expect.

Located on the high street in the village of Batheaston, a small suburb of the City of Bath, just 10 min's by bus. Private parking space close by

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is 4PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Flat path to front door

Availability

20 Reviews

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Ernie User Profile
Ernie
April 2018
The Old Sweet Shop is absolutely stunning. A beautiful job of remodeling with wonderful finishes and modern conveniences while maintaining the character of the old building. If you’re over 71 inches tall, mind your head. Part of that old character is the low doorways and the lin…
John User Profile
Response from John:
What a lovely review Ernie, thank you so much. We are pleased you loved the Old Sweet Shop as much as we do. It's been a great success for us and we enjoyed transforming it into a holiday let worthy of our small portfolio. We really hope you will come and see us again. Regards John and Jane Stay-in-Bath
April 2018
Shannon User Profile
Shannon
September 2018
What a fabulous place. The guidebook we received was spot on, with helpful entry instructions and information about the accommodation and local area. We couldn’t have asked for a better equipped place to stay, and while a little out of Bath, the views of the countryside were love…
John User Profile
Response from John:
What a lovely review Shannon. We are pleased you took time to write it. It's great you found our guide useful. We put a lot of effort into it and to be honest have never seen anything approaching it when we have stayed in self catering properties . Often it's a struggle to obtain the address! Anyway, we hope you will be able to come back to the Old Sweet Shop again sometime. Regards John and Jane stay-in-bath
September 2018
Rose User Profile
Rose
September 2018
This house is much roomier than the photos suggest. Great location, the house has a good vibe and perfect for families. Check in was easy and straight forward as was the communication. I would stay again if ever in Bath.
John User Profile
Response from John:
You are not the first person to be surprised at the size of the Old Sweet Shop. It's quite deceptive in the pictures. Anyway, we are pleased you liked it and thanks for the review. We hope we will be able to welcome you again. Regards John and Jane stay-in-bath
September 2018
Rachel User Profile
Rachel
August 2018
The Old Sweet Shop is a lovely property, clean, comfortable and with all the creature comforts needed for your stay. There was a lovely welcome pack of bread, butter, milk and eggs and even a bottle of wine! The location was perfect for visiting Bath and the ferry from Bathampton…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Hi Rachel. Thanks very much for your kind and comprehensive review. We like to hear about our guests experiences at the local places at it helps us to make recommendations. We agree, Gather is rather special - we are so lucky to have this so close and it's become a major attraction of the area. Best regards John and Jane Stay-in-bath
August 2018
Jane User Profile
Jane
July 2018
The Old Sweetshop is a lovely and spacious property. Very well maintained and looked after. A lovely enclosed garden. Ideal for travelling into Bath, and other surrounding places. There is a lovely Pub by the river, which does excellent food and drink, and is only a short walk aw…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for your kind words Jane, much appreciated. We appreciate any recommendations you make about us and hope you will be able to return one day. Regards John and Jane stay-in-bath
July 2018
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Sheridan
July 2018
Excellent host, lovely home and shops etc are near by. Thank you!
John User Profile
Response from John:
We are very pleased you loved the Old Sweet Shop - it seems everyone does :-) Hope you will be able to visit again. Regards John and Jane Stay-in-bath
July 2018
Ksenia User Profile
Ksenia
July 2018
One of the best airbnb places we've stayed in so far. Absolutely everything was perfect! Clean, comfortable with everything you would possibly need provided. The house has this almost fairy taleish atmosphere to it which makes your stay that bit more special. I would highly recom…
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks so much for your kind words. Creating a nice atmosphere is quite tricky, but we are helped by the hundreds of years of history which comes with the house. We are very pleased our efforts were appreciated by you and thank you in advance for your recommendations to others :-) Regards John and Jane stay-in-bath
July 2018

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