Intimate, family-run bed-and-breakfast in Georgian home
Charming, individually decorated rooms with wood floors and TVs
Delicious home-cooked breakfast is included in room rate
Quiet countryside location, an easy drive to Bath and Bristol
Living room lounge area and lovely dining room
Well-kept garden terrace with lawn and dining area
Friendly owners create a personable stay
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Located a 20-minute drive from Bath (pro for some)
All rooms have a shared bathroom
Some rooms on small side
No restaurant or bar (breakfast service provided)
The Riverside Lodge is a mid-range bed-and-breakfast situated in a Georgian home in the English countryside, about a 20-minute drive from the heart of Bath. All three guest rooms have a shared bathroom, but rooms are individually decorated with charming country decor as well as wood floors, TVs, electric kettles, and bathrobes. Guests rave about the owners, who offer a friendly, home-away-from-home experience. The breakfast served in the dining room or outdoor garden terrace is a real highlight. For guests who'd rather be closer to town, there are lots of three-pearl hotels in Bath proper, such as Royal Hotel or The Halcyon, but the atmosphere in these isn't as intimate.
Riverside Lodge is an intimate, traditional bed-and-breakfast where guests are welcomed by Karen, Alan, and their collie, Hattie, in their Georgian home built in the mid-1700s. The spot has the cozy feel of a family home, and the decor throughout is English country with contemporary and classic flourishes. In the lobby, more aptly called a living room, white tiled floors are paired with floral wallpaper accented with ornately framed mirrors. In the attached dining area, there's a long wood table and plaid upholstered dining chairs. White paneled walls and decorative cornices combine for a stylish spot for guests to enjoy breakfast together. The charming garden features a well-manicured lawn, old stone wall, potted plants, and a second table where guests can enjoy breakfast outdoors on nice days. With only three guest rooms, this cozy property is ideal for couples and families looking for a home away from home
Countryside spot in driving distance to regional destinations like Bath and Bristol
Riverside Lodge is situated on a quiet lane some distance from major roads and disturbances (and, incidentally, it's not at the side of a river). The seclusion is part of the charm, and the location is actually fairly central for those traveling by car, as major regional cities and attractions are in easy driving distance. Bath and Frome are about a 20-minute drive, while Bristol and Wells are about a 30-minute drive. London is about a two-hour drive, without traffic, or the Great Western Railway from Bath takes about an hour-and-a-half. Free parking is available at the Riverside Lodge.
Three homey, individually decorated rooms -- most with shared bathrooms
The bed-and-breakfast's three rooms include two Double Rooms and one Twin Room (with bunk beds) with a shared bathroom. The individually decorated rooms have the personal feel of bedrooms in a family home. Rooms can be small, but they're cozy and decorated with trinkets set on window sills, wood floors, and framed pictures on shelves and walls. In the Twin Room, a small wooden wardrobe is topped with toy wood trains, while blue and yellow plaid curtains combine with the pillows and bedding. Other rooms may feature wood or brass beds, chaise lounges, or damask fabric accents. Rooms include electric kettles, small TVs (older, flat-screen models), bathrobes, alarm clocks, and free Wi-Fi. The shared bathroom includes a shower/tub combo and toiletries for guest use.
Classic home-cooked breakfast in dining room or garden terrace
Like many bed-and-breakfasts, this one has limited extra property features. There's a pleasant living room style lobby and an attached dining room. Breakfast is either served in the dining room or outside in the garden, which is also a nice lounge area. Guests give positive reviews to the home-cooked breakfast, which is included in the room rate and range from full English to smoked salmon and eggs. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property, and there's free parking. The owners are happy to assist with recommendations and directions.