Balloon Watchers Retreat

Balloon Watchers Retreat

Balloon Watchers Retreat is a quirky one bedroom ground floor flat in a gothic Victorian villa, just a short walk into the centre of Bath.

This cosy flat has a double bedroom, compact kitchen, shower room, and comfortable sitting room featuring  fantastic views over Bath, where you can watch Hot Air Balloons taking off from Bath’s Royal Victoria Park.

The sitting room has a comfy sofa, dining area and  single bed for extra guests.

Hot Air Balloons are the flat’s theme.

You will be delighted to relax in this charming retreat. Give in to your bohemian impulses and enjoy this  eclectically furnished and unusual retreat close to all the  wonders that Bath has to offer.

This apartment is located in an a gothic Victorian villa situated on the lower slopes of the Wells Road close to the River Avon and the South entrance into the centre of Bath.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a character-filled building and is not the “perfect boutique hotel” so many guests desire nowadays.  It may not be your cup of tea, but if you enjoy the unusual and the quirky, this is the right place for you.

Set back from the road, behind an iron gate, this gothic wonder was once a Victorian Schoolhouse.  Its owners have lovingly rearranged it into five uniquely decorated apartments.

Unique, individual, bohemian?  These are the words to describe this amazing first floor flat. Bright and airy, with windows galore Balloon Watcher’s offers one bedroom accommodation only 10 minutes walk to Bath Spa Railway station and a couple more minutes walk to the Thermae Spa itself!

LOCATION: The Wells Road leads right to the centre of Bath, and our house is located just a little ways away from the River Avon, so it is an easy stroll into Bath with all its cafes, pubs, excellent restaurants and historic sites.

We are also a short stroll from our “Reproduction Georgian” Southgate Shopping Centre, replete with restaurants and shops steps away from the Bath Spa Railway and Bus Stations.


From £135 - £190 per night

Bedrooms / Sleeps

1 Double Bedroom, 1 daybed in lounge. Sleeps up to 3


  • BEDS:  One Double Bedroom. One Single Bed in Living Room
  • BATHROOMS: One bathroom with tub and shower.


Please note, map locations are approxmiate and may not be 100% accurate.

Rates & booking:

RATES: Rates vary for the time of year and the length of stay, but always include all taxes and utilities. Special rates apply for Christmas and New Year. Minimum stay is only 2 nights, 3 nights for Bank Holidays.

  • For up to 2 guests: £135 – £165 per night – £700 per week
  • For 3 guests: £160 – £190 per night – £850 per week

We will be requiring a 50% deposit with your reservation. This deposit will act as a guarantee of your arrival.

YOUR FULL BALANCE will be taken 6 weeks before arrival.

We will take this from your credit or debit card also.

CANCELLATION: In the unhappy event that you must cancel after you have paid your deposit or your full balance, we will make every effort to rebook the property. If the property is rebooked, your funds will be returned, less a £50 Administration Fee.

However, if the property remains unbooked, you will forfeit these funds paid to us in good faith.

Comments from the Guestbook:


Fantastic place, perfect for our weekend! 14-17/8/21


Really great place, nice and close to town. The perfect place to make your base camp for forays into bath. Hilary and Mark were responsive and very helpful whenever we needed something! Would definitely stay here again. 11-15/7/21

The apartment was perfect for our requirements.

Property is close to the city centre and is very convenient. The host was great and we really enjoyed the stay. 9-10/22

Loads of character

Great place with loads of character. Only a 5 minute walk to town. 7-9 July 23

Fantastic stay

Overall fantastic stay. Thanks to Hilary – would definitely recommend her apartment to future users.