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THE HIGHLIGHTS
A classy bed and breakfast in a large Victorian house in Bath's hilly southern suburbs. Be prepared for very comfy bedrooms, some with four-poster beds and great views across the city, and first-class breakfasts.

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THE LOCATION

Situated in a tranquil residential street, Dorian House is located on the southern side of Bath along Upper Oldfield Park. Nearby is Alexandra Park, boasting one of the city's finest views. Menu Gordon Jones, one of Bath's premier restaurants, adds to the locations appeal.

It's a 20 minute walk up a steep-ish hill from the centre of the city (and the train station); you may end up getting a taxi home after an evening out.

By car: 40 minutes from Bristol, just over an hour from Cardiff and 1 hour 30 minutes from Reading. There is free parking on site.

By train: Bath Spa station is just 15 minutes away by foot, serviced by Great Western Railway with links to Gloucester (1 hour 20 minutes), Bristol Temple Meads (11 minutes) and London Paddington (1 hour 20 minutes). Book trains to Bath Spa.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Behind the honey-coloured local limestone facade, you'll find furnishings are tasteful and subtly elegant. Charming period features are prevalent, including decorative floor tiles in the hall, painted grape-themed cornicing in the cosy lounge and pretty fireplaces in some of the bedrooms.

THE FACILITIES

Owned by Rosalind and Tim Forester, Dorian House is managed day-to-day by the amiable and proficient Jen and Phil Hardwick, who reside in a property at the garden's rear. The reception remains open until 7pm; guests are given an emergency number for after-hours assistance.

  • Garden
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ROOMS

With blinds on windows and furry throws on beds (four of them four-poster), some of the comfy, characterful bedrooms have Victorian fireplaces. Rooms to the front benefit from far-reaching views across Bath, best appreciated from the higher floors. Bathrooms are high-quality tiled affairs and some have bathtubs.

Room types: Cosy & Standard Double rooms, Standard, Superior & Executive King Size rooms, Garden View & City View Four Poster

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi

FOOD & DRINK

Phil, a skilled chef, crafts the superb breakfasts enjoyed in the charming rear conservatory. Notable offerings include local cheeses, smoothie shots, homemade jams and cooked platters of bacon and sausages sourced from Bath's premier butcher. The house version of Eggs Benedict was our favourite dish.

Breakfast: continental, grilled and vegetarian options, local produce. Served daily.

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