An Introduction to
Pulteney House is a large, elegant victorian house set in it’s own picturesque south facing gardens, with fine views of Bath Abbey.
All ten rooms are en suite except one. All have flat screen Free View / Free Sat colour television, hospitality trays, hairdryer and all are centrally heated and tastefully decorated to a very high standard.
Our family, provide a warm and homely welcome to all guests, and have privately owned Pulteney House for the since 1979. The large, mature gardens are always kept in beautiful condition and guests are encouraged to utilise them to the full where children can play in absolute safety.
A comfortable family television lounge is available for all guests to use as well as the gardens and grounds. Full fire regulations certificate is held and large secure car parking facilities are available for guests. All entertainments are close at hand, and the city centre is just a short, enjoyable stroll away ( 5 – 10 minutes level walk ). Pulteney House is ideally located for sight-seeing in Bath, and for the surrounding areas.
Both Bus and Train stations are about a 10 minute walk away, or a 2 minute drive by Taxi ( £5 ).
Large Family Room For 3
Large family room for 3 people with 1 x king size bed and 1 x single bed and small en-suite shower. Also has flat screen Freeview television, Wi-Fi, alarm clock radio, hair dryer, central heating and hospitality tray.
Small Single with Private Bathroom
Small single room with private facilities opposite the room ( sink, toilet and shower ( for sole use of that room only, but not en-suite ).
Coach House Apartment (Self Catering)
Cottage with Kitchen, Lounge, and 1 x bathroom downstairs with 1 x bedroom with king size double bed, 1 x bedroom with 2 x single beds and upstairs bathroom. Onsite parking for 1 car, breakfast is not included.
King Size En-suite Double
Double room with King size bed and small en-suite shower ( some with shower over bath ).
Brunel Studio Flat (Self Catering)
1st Floor Studio Flat with Kitchenette, en-suite shower room, double bed and dining area for 2 people. Onsite parking for 1 car, breakfast is not included.
About Our House
The house was built in 1852 as a private town house with provision for servants to look after the needs of their employers. Stables were built at the back of the property to house at least 2 horses, probably more, with rooms above for the stable hands to live in.
The original stable building was converted into what is now the Coach House in the 1980’s and is an annex for the main building. The two ground floor rooms at the front of the house were used for entertaining and as such have beautifully decorated ceilings with plaster work typical for the Victorian era.
This is also obvious in the main hallway as you enter the building from the front door. The original Victorian hallway door with coloured lead glass can be seen near Reception and is beautiful in its’ intricate design.
This is also used a Fire door on an automatic release mechanism should the Fire Alarm sound. The rooms upstairs were used as bedrooms for the owners, and those in the basement were used for servant’s quarters, the scullery, coal store and kitchen.
The main staircase is a classic Victorian design, very elegant and sweeping. There is a servants staircase at the back, which is now used as a Fire Escape ( near Room 11 ) which is tiny and claustrophobic in comparison. The servants were not allowed to use the main staircase but had to use a separate one so as not to be seen by visitors or their Masters.
Care should be taken when using these stairs as the steps are small and steep. Use of the main staircase is recommended, even if just enjoy its’ beauty! The original owner was a retired Sea Captain who’s ship was docked in Bristol ( then a major Sea Port ). A good place to do business, but not a nice place to live.