At the end of August as a little treat, my fiancé Will and I went away for the night in Bath. Will went to uni there and I’d been before but only once so we thought it would be a nice place to go and spend a day and decided to stay overnight as well.
We booked in for one night at Chestnuts House, which had amazing reviews on Trip Advisor. It was only £110 including breakfast and the rooms looked lovely, the reviews also said that the breakfast had won awards! We arrived around lunchtime after a beautiful, scenic drive and found the guest house no problem. It’s in a great, central location to the city centre and it’s not on a main road either so parking isn’t a problem (they have free parking available) and neither is noise.
If you’ve ever been to Bath you’ll know that parts of it are very hilly so we were pleased to find that Chestnuts is on a flat road and the entire stretch of road into the centre is pretty flat also! Upon check-in we were shown to our room which was on the ground floor with its own private, enclosed patio area. The room was so nice, it had everything you needed and the little touches were so sweet. All of the toiletries were from The White Company and they even had two little cakes waiting for us upon arrival.
After fawning over our room we set off into town, which is only about a 8/9 minute walk from the guest house, and made our way to a lovely little pub called The Huntsman for a drink as we were parched! I even treated myself to a glass of wine, which was really nice. I loved the green that they had on the walls, it went with the dark woods so well and made it feel cosy and inviting.
Once we had finished out drinks we walked round the little shopping arcades for a bit and then decided we were starving. We were almost spoilt for choice with all of the restaurants and pubs surrounding us but chose Las Iguanas in the end as we both really fancied Mexican.
Will and I both had nachos to start and then I had the shredded beef tacos and Will went for the garlic chilli prawn ones.
The food was lovely! The tacos were a little spicy for me but I still managed to eat two of them before I felt like my mouth was on fire haha.
After lunch we went to Bath Abbey for a tour, wow what a place. It is stunning inside! The windows, the ceiling, the tapestries framed on the walls, it’s all beautiful. I took a lot of photos because I just couldn’t resist, I didn’t want to bombard this post with 4587 images so I’ve chosen a few of the best.
It really is a stunning place and it’s actually free to walk around so if you’re going to Bath I’d recommend going to the Abbey.
We were pretty tired after all the walk we had done so we got an ice cream from Marshfield and walked back to Chestnuts House. We had a dinner reservation at 8pm for Firehouse Rotisserie so left ourselves plenty of time to get ready (and for our massive lunch to go down!).
Dinner itself was lovely, I wasn’t super hungry so decided to get two starters instead of a main and opted for Calamari and the Garlic and Parmesan bread. Both delicious! I also had Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Caramel Brittle for dessert.
The menu here isn’t huge but the food was lovely and really reasonably priced too.
We were so full after dinner that we just went back to the guest house and watched TV in bed for a bit. It actually turned quite chilly in the evening so getting back to our room and into bed was lush. The bed was so comfy too, literally perfect. I honestly couldn’t fault Chestnuts House on anything. The house itself was beautiful and absolutely immaculate and our room was amazing. As if all that combined wasn’t already enough, the breakfast was fantastic!
We both had the cooked breakfast but they had a great menu with lots to choose from. There was porridge topped with fruit, Eggs Benedict, omelette, poached eggs with smoked pancetta and not to mention a table piled high with fresh orange juice, fruit infused water, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, breads and cheese.
I’m so glad I came across Chestnuts House, we looked for hours on various websites but after spending a bit of time on Booking.com we came across Chestnuts and after reading the reviews and looking through the photos we were sold. The next time we go to Bath for the night we definitely know where we’ll be staying!
Have you been to Bath? What was your favourite spot?