Check in: Spend the night in Georgian eco-elegance in Bath
Fancy a posh staycation this summer but want to keep your eco-cred? Bloomfield House acts as a fantastic base for exploring the pretty spa city of Bath. Four posters and free electric car charging points? We're in.
Mon 4 Jun 2018
Once the home of the Lord Mayor, it’s all about eco elegance at Bloomfield House, which dates back to 1790s. Fall for the beautiful bowed bay windows and double height ceilings downstairs while four posters grace the bedrooms - for anyone living in an urban flat, this is residential living on a scale almost inconceivable today.
So what’s Bloomfield House really like?
Bloomfield House is home to six single and double rooms - the latter all have old-fashioned four posters that make any night’s sleep a little more decadent.
While rooms aren’t as high tech as modern hotels, they’re charmingly characterful - and there’s plenty of Fairtrade tea and coffee.
Bloomfield House has the most wonderful mature garden. Sit and watch the wildlife through the tall Georgina french doors with thick shutters in the breakfast room or communal, sofa stuffed library.
Spend a quiet summer evening sitting in the serene garden, surrounded by ancient trees.
The owners, Karen and Robert, have got the eco-hotel experience down to a fine art.
They’re on hand for local advice and recommendations and disappear when you’re happy to be left.
Both have been involved in farmers’ markets, organic food and sustainable living for decades so they’re a fount of helpful advice on eco-living.
"Don’t scrimp on the breakfast. At Bloomfield House, breakfast is a leisurely ritual that’s as indulgent as you want to make it"
Don’t scrimp on the breakfast. At Bloomfield House, breakfast is a leisurely ritual that’s as indulgent as you want to make it. Whether you’re after a meat, veggie or vegan brekkie, the Fairtrade and organic ingredients come from within a few miles and you can rock up to break your fast as late as 11am.
Many of the breakfast ingredients come from the Prince of Wales’ Duchy of Cornwall farm, just beyond the Bloomfield House border. The owners also co-founded the Thoughtful Bread Company and run bread making courses.
Done with breakfast? Check out our guide to a wellness break in Bath.
The sustainable bit
While it might not look as green as some notice-festooned ecohotels, the owners of Bloomfield House have been at the green game a lot longer than some - and have worked out what works to reduce their impact - and what doesn’t.
3 reasons to book Bloomfield House
- Electric car drivers rejoice. There’s an electric car charging point off road in the grounds. It’s free of charge for anyone staying.
- The hotel is powered by renewable energy supplier Ecotricity and also refill their toiletries to combat plastic waste.
- Bloomfield House is the only eco option in Bath but it's a glorious one.
Where is Bloomfield House?
Find the gorgeous Bloomfield House high on a hill overlooking Bath, in a spacious residential area. It’s a 20 minute walk into the centre of Bath.
Travel to Bath from London Paddington in 90 minutes with Great Western Railway. For further information and tickets visit gwr.com.
Free Wifi? Yes
Dog friendly? Yes
Child friendly? Yes
Want more travel tips for Bath? Check out our wellness focused city guide here.
For more information on Bath in general go to Visit Bath.