The Perfect Place to Stay in Bath (with a toddler and without)

By Abi King | England

May 21

 

Royal Circus Bath - staying in Circus House

It’s easier than ever to take selfies when you stay closer to them ;-)

Finding a Great Place to Stay in Bath

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bath has plenty of great places to stay, from hotels to guesthouses.

But on my latest trip, I discovered another kind of gorgeous hideaway: a luxurious self-catered apartment that overlooked The Circus itself. I found the place through a partnership with Hideaways, a company that principally curates gorgeous country and coastal cottages, but also, as you’ll see, a few city apartments too.

What surprised me even more was the dual function of this Hideaway: this spot was perfect for a romantic break and perfect for a stay with a toddler.

How could this apparent paradox be?

Well, pull up a seat and I’ll explain.

Staying in Circus House Bath

Walking in to Circus House in Bath

Hideaways Circus House: The Vibe

Luxurious cream and silver with splashes of purple. Clean, calm and making the most of those views outside. Fresh flowers and inspirational books about the local area made it feel like a travel journey even inside.

Inside Circus House in Bath

Hideaways Circus House: The Rooms

Two bedrooms, one with twin beds and a travel cot provided. One spacious double bedroom. Having two rooms like this, and a lounge, meant that once baby Lab was asleep, we really could feel as though we were on a romantic trip away (rather than hiding in the bathroom to eat dinner. This has been done…)

There’s also space for the travel cot in the main room as well, though. So if your baby is younger than six months they can still sleep in the same room as you, in accordance with current health guidelines.

Bedrooms at Circus House - great place to stay in Bath

Hideaways Circus House: Dining & Facilities

A small but beautifully decorated and well equipped kitchen served all our needs for a weekend break. It also made life much easier than forcing baby Lab to stay still in restaurants every night. She’s pretty good (and we still ate out a lot – see future posts for where to eat in Bath!) but it certainly gave us options. Hideaways also provided a high chair, which again made life easier.

As for romance? Well, there was a lovely bottle of wine and glasses left to welcome us into our stay. Plus some less romantic but still very useful products in the shape of bin bags and washing up liquid.

Fresh flowers and design magazines at Hideaways in Bath

Hideaways Circus House: Unusual Fact

Legend has it that The Circus was inspired by the circle at Stonehenge and the thought that Bath had once been the Druid centre of England.

Travel cot and twin rooms in Bath Circus House Hideaways

Hideaways Circus House: Family Friendly

Yes, yes, yes! The only two things to note (a lot of white, which is a little nerve-wracking, and several flights of stairs with no lift) are more than made up for by the provision of highchair, travel cot and a wonderful box of toys.

Keys for a stay at Circus House in Bath

A Place to Stay in Bath in the City Centre: Great Location

Bath is a small spot, but the stretch that links the Royal Circus, Crescent and Assembly Rooms to the shopping heart of the city is steep. Those gorgeous stone buildings clearly come from another time and traffic snarls are as familiar to locals in Bath as the honeyed stone that draws the crowds.

What I’m saying, is, it’s worth staying in the centre, be that at the top or the bottom.

Ditch the car and plan to walk.

This lovely spot lives at the top, with great views and easy access to shops and attractions (you can see the Assembly Rooms from one room and The Royal Circus from another. It’s also close to an expanse of greenery for toddlers to run around in.

Fresh daffodils and view of The Circus in Bath

Related: Things to do in Harrogate to Relax and Recharge

Circus House with Hideaways in Summary: A Great Place to Stay in Bath

How to Book a Stay at the Circus House with Hideaways

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Disclosure – we received a complimentary stay at Circus House for review purposes. However, as ever, as always, we kept the right to write what we like. Otherwise there’s just no point!

Finding a perfect place to stay in Bath

I could watch the sun set all day… Well, you know…!

About Hideaways

Hideaways offer a wide selection of personally inspected, self-catering holiday cottages across the South of England and the Welsh Borders. Our range includes quirky follies, gate lodges and converted chapels as well as traditional thatched cottages, state-of-the-art barns and chic town houses and apartments.

With over 25 years of experience, let us help you find the right cottage for your holiday or short break.

Bath in England deserves so much more than just a day trip from London. Stay in the iconic part of The Circus to see the city at its best and explore one of the best places to travel in Britain. #Bath #Luxury #England #TravelEngland
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About the Author

Abigail King is an award-winning writer and author who swapped a successful career as a hospital doctor for a life on the road. With over 60 countries under her belt, she's worked for Lonely Planet, the BBC, National Geographic Traveller and more. She is passionate about sustainable tourism and was invited to speak on the subject at the EU-China High Level summit at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.Here she writes about food, travel and history and she invites you to pull up a chair and relax. Let's travel more and think more. Welcome!

  • Sounds gorgeous- having your own space and the flexibility of being able to cook makes such a difference, as does all the paraphernalia and things like toys. But I love places where you don’t have to sacrifice a bit of style at the same time.

    • Abi King says:

      Exactly! Long live a true family friendly approach, instead of using that title as an excuse for everything just being made of plastic and a (more than a )little unclean!

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