Unique 16th century house near Bath

House - Entire home/apt · Market St, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LL, United Kingdom

A very special and historic house in the heart of picturesque Bradford on Avon, with sunny roof terrace and many fascinating period details.

The Space

Tricorne House is a 16th century house full of original period features, with a charming rooftop terrace and all modern amenities, Tucked up a little alleyway off Market Street, it is 15 minutes from Bath and close to the Cotswolds. This is a rare chance to experience life in an extraordinary and romantic house with Georgian mullioned windows, wood panelling and heavy oak beams, candlelight gleaming in a Georgian parlour straight from a Jane Austen novel, charming antique furniture – this very comfortable house has it all.

The compact kitchen is fully fitted and the spacious (approx 5.5 metres by 5.5 metres) first floor sitting room has large and luxurious leather sofas, large oil paintings and a widescreen tv, dvd player and music system.

Access to the well-appointed bathroom is through a 16th century stone mullioned fireplace on the first floor. so you need to duck down!

The huge top floor bedroom is a stunning room complete with en suite loo and basin and a dramatic timbered ceiling.

Enjoy your breakfast on the secluded roof terrace surrounded by red geraniums.

We love our little house and take good care of it - we hope you'll enjoy it, too

The 16th century house is tucked up a little alley in the heart of Bradford on Avon, a perfect and historic little market town at the southern edge of the Cotswolds and just 15 minutes by direct train or car to the cultural city of Bath, with its fabulous Thermal Spa and unique historic attractions.

Bradford on Avon has a wide range of attractions including historic sites, great restaurants (plus Italian, Thai, Indian and Chinese takeaways), pavement cafes, wine bars and country pubs, art galleries and antique shops, delicious local food shops including an excellent delicatessen, a weekly farmers market - and a wide choice of live music within the town.

You are close to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, and 40 minutes from Stonehenge and Avebury, 20 minutes from the exquisite National Trust village of Lacock (Harry Potter location) and 45 minutes from Castle Combe (another popular feature film location) for sightseeing, with wonderful local walking and cycling, golf courses, waterside pubs and boat and bike hire on the River Avon and the Canal which both run through the town centre.

This is a beautiful corner of England with rolling countryside, welcoming local pubs and fine country houses such as Longleat and Stourhead - and easy access to the Dorset and North Devon seaside beaches.

You are just 5 miles and 15 minutes by frequent direct train from Bath and its Bath Literature and Arts Festivals, the Pump Room, Royal Crescent, Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, Theatre Royal, the American Museum, the Costume Museum, the renowned Bath Christmas Market and a great range of designer shops. Bristol is just 30 minutesby direct train from the local station, for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain, the Bristol Zoo, the Old Vic and festivals such as the International Balloon Fiesta in mid August.

Bradford on Avon is an unspoilt little market town in a picturesque valley setting on the River Avon, home to kingfishers, herons and swans. It has an extraordinarily rich history from Iron Age fort and Roman villas to Medieval seat of power and Georgian boom town and consequently, some of the most important historic buildings in the West Country, including the medieval Tithe Barn (one of the largest and most impressive in Britain), and the exquisite little Saxon church.

Honeyed stone Georgian inns, merchant houses and weavers’ cottages cluster on the hillsides overlooking the town centre. You’ll find a great selection of places to eat from top class cuisine to quirky canalside cafes and cosy pubs. There is live music at a selection of different locations within the town centre, plus the Wiltshire Music Centre, one of the best music venues in the South West.

Tricorne House gets its name from a small etched cartoon on the parlour window glass. Dated March 20th 1745 and signed by the son of the house owner, Ambrose Portch, the drawing shows a man with long curled hair wearing a Georgian tricorne hat.

This is an old house retaining many of its original features, which some might find a little challenging! Access to the house is up a flight of stone steps from the street, then over old cobblestones. The interior wooden staircases are fairly steep, there are several low beams, a step up into the back kitchen and you have to duck to get into the bathroom – but we hope you’ll agree that’s all part of the charm.

There is easy access to London, by train direct from Bradford on Avon to Waterloo (1’45”) or via Bath to Paddington (1’45”), and by car via M4 or M3 motorway, just 2 - 2.5 hours.

Tricorne House is in the centre of Bradford on Avon so parking is at a premium. There are parking spaces at the bottom of the steps outside the house but your time is limited to one hour. Free long term parking is available on road parking in Newtown, 2 minutes walk away at the top of Market Street and there is low cost parking in the St Margaret’s and Station Car Parks.

Nearest airport: Bristol Airport at 27 Miles
Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 75 Miles
Nearest Train : Bradford on Avon at 500 Metres
Nearest Motorway : Junction 18, M4 at 14 Miles
Nearest Beach : Burton Bradstock at 65 Miles
Nearest Barpub : Bradford on Avon at 100 Metres
Nearest Golf : Bradford on Avon at 1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant : Bradford on Avon at 100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Guest Access

Guest have the whole house and roof terrace.

Interaction with Guests

We hope to meet guests to answer questions. If this is not possible, we leave full details and our housekeeper lives nearby.

The Neighborhood

This is an historic old market town stuffed with fascinating buildings, in the middle of beautiful countryside (easily within walking distance), canal and river walks and cycling and only 15 minutes from Bath. On the southern edge of the Cotswolds and 2 hours from the Dorset coast.

Getting around

Very convenient public transport links. Ten minutes from Bath by train, 30 minutes from the lively city of Bristol, and frequent local buses.

Other Things to Note

Bradford on Avon has many lovely restaurants and pubs, with live music events almost every night.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $947 /week
Monthly Price: $4305 /month
Cancellation: Strict
  • We loved the house. We had a wonderful stay.
    The roof terrace was a hit: morning breakfasts, tea and cake ... it served all purposes.
    Bathroom was clean, light, ... revitalising.
    Ground floor: bit dusky, but cosy sitting and dining room.

    Stephanie left us plenty of information about the house, the area, shops, things to do ... Via mail and with leaflets in the house.

    Warmly recommended.

    July 2012
  • The house was really beautiful and Stephanie left plenty of information for us about the place and the general area. Perfect location, great atmosphere, lovely restaurants in the town and a beautiful house! The bed was very comfy too. Overall a fantastic stay.

    June 2012
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