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Highclere Serviced Holiday Apartments, Bath Accommodation
Four self catering holiday flats
First and second floor flats ETA 4 star rated

Elegant and historic Bath is set amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in the West of England.  The Highclere Holiday Apartments are on the edge of the golden hillside hamlet of Widcombe, largely rural in outlook, but so near the heart of the city.

Highclere's four self catering flats enjoy commanding views across Bath.  The ground, first and second floor flats have panoramic views over the city with its Abbey, (floodlit at night), Roman Baths, River Avon and its bridges and the Kennet and Avon Canal.  The trees of Smallcombe Valley present a delightful view from each of the bedrooms of the accommodation, with the idyllic scenes changing from season to season.  Highclere is late Victorian, with many original features and has been sympathetically converted into four spacious one bedroom self catering apartments, each of which providing accommodation for two to four persons.  These comfortable apartments are a home from home and can be used for holidays and short term temporary stays.

The garden at Highclere is pleasant with a large patio, lawn and flower beds and garden furniture.  It is safe for children, being totally enclosed.  There is a rotary clothes-line.  There is a parking area for accommodation of a small car behind wrought iron gates at the front of the house.  For a larger car a there is meter parking in the tree lined road outside.  WIFI broadband has been fitted throughout the house.
  Highclere House from the Front
Highclere Holiday Apartments

Each close-carpeted attractively furnished apartment has one bedroom, lounge/dining area with a three piece suite and a bathroom and kitchen.  Each flat has a colour television, video recorder, DVD and CD players, night storage heaters and electric fires, clock radio, radio, hair dryer, electric iron and ironing board.  There are two electric heat pads in each apartment.

Electric showers, power points and shaver sockets are provided.  The modern fitted kitchens have washing machines and tumble dryers or washer/dryers, refrigerators, and freezers or fridge/freezers, full size cookers, microwave ovens, toasters, kettles, cutlery, cooking utensils, porcelain china and Corning Ware.

Highclere has two dog friendly flats, guests are very welcome to bring their canine family members with them if staying in the garden or ground floor apartments.

View of Bath from Highclere House
View of Bath from the Highclere House Holiday Apartments

Duvets and blankets are provided.  Service, linen and towels are included in the tariff.  Linen is changed weekly.  There is a full-service payphone in the foyer of the accommodation from which local, regional and overseas calls may be made and received.  Each apartment is separately metered for electricity.  An approved smoke and fire alarm system is fitted and is maintained and certificated annually.  Highclere's owner is a member of The National Landlords' Association and BASCA, the Bath Area Self-Catering Association.  Her husband is Jack Daniel, a Naval Constructor, whose autobiography, The End of an ERA was published by Periscope publishing in 2003.  His 6th mystery novel, "Bedsits in Bath", takes place in Bath and surrounding area and discusses some of the perils of renting accommodation to students from Bath's two Universities.  Like his other books it is available from Amazon.

View of the sunset from Highclere House
Spectacular sunset taken from the Highclere House Holiday Apartments


For 2015/16 tariffs range from £450 to £550 per week for two persons. Linen for an extra person using a bed-settee/zed bed is charged at £30 for stays up to one week. The charge for well behaved dogs is £15 per week.

2 day breaks from £230 to £250 for two persons. 3 day breaks from £250 to £280 for two persons.

The Tariff includes storage heating during the winter months, linen for the number of beds provided, bath, hand, and tea towels and weekly servicing, plus an allowance of up to 25 per week for electricity for cooking, TV, hot water, etc. The allowance for 3 day low season breaks is 12. Usage over this amount is charged according to the metered usage at the Electricity Board utility rates. Meters are read on entry and exit.


Normally Saturday to Saturday, bookings must be accompanied by a 33% deposit, balance to be paid four weeks prior to arrival. Please give alternative choice of apartment to avoid disappointment. For stays of three weeks or longer between April and October a reduction will be made in the tariff, and there is a weekly discount for Senior Citizens during this period.

Mid week bookings can be taken subject to availability.

Visitors should arrange their own cancellation insurance.  Should you need to cancel your holiday you must notify me as soon as possible in writing.  Every effort will be made to re-let the apartment, and if successful all monies will be repaid less a £25 booking fee.  If it is not possible to re-let the apartment, the deposit will be retained plus the £25 booking fee. Each case will be treated on its merits.


Apartments must be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure. Apartments are normally available to incoming visitors by 3 pm.


Fresh tea, milk and sugar are put in for new arrivals.

Other provisions will be purchased on request and placed in apartment to await arrival.


Click here to download the house's access statement (Word document).

Holiday Tours

Bath is an excellent centre for holiday touring.  To the north are the Cotswolds, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Oxford, to the south and west the Mendips, Wells, Glastonbury, Exeter and Bristol and to the east, Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury.  Wales is just over an hour's train journey away and London about an hour and a half.  For more information see Guide to Bath, Surrounding Country, Access from London, Access from Bristol.


We have a number of local visitors that can occasionally be seen from the house in the right season, including this delightful family of badgers:

Badgers     Badgers

For more detailed descriptions of the four holiday apartments at Highclere, the garden flat, the ground floor flat, the first floor flat and the second floor flat, click on the appropriate button on the left. Click here to view the house's assessment from Quality In Tourism. For further information on Highclere's accommodation, see the Information Request page or contact:

Elizabeth Daniel
Meadowland, Cleveland Walk
BATH, England, BA2 6JU

Telephone: 01225 465465