Dressmaker’s Salon

Dressmaker’s Salon

Unusual, eclectic, spacious and gracious, the Dressmakers Salon is a remarkable 3 bedroom apartment on the first floor of The Raglan Villa, a Gothic Victorian Villa just steps away from the centre of Bath.

It includes a very compact kitchen, full bathroom with shower over tub, cloakroom, and large, uniquely furnished sitting room with dining area – perfect for entertaining.

Raglan Villa 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.

The space is amazing. With a myriad of hallways and doorways, decorative fireplaces and an ornate alcove, historical costume pictures decorating the walls, and last but not least: views over Bath and beyond; you will adore this apartment.

LOCATION: The Dressmakers Salon occupies most of the first floor of this 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.

You will also find a Sainsbury’s Local grocery and convenience store there as well as the hop on – hop off sight seeing buses.

If you walk up the pedestrian streets through the shopping centre, you will reach the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey in short order.


From £175 - £375 per night

Bedrooms / Sleeps

3 Bedrooms - Sleeps up to 5 persons


  • BEDROOMS: With one twin bedroom, one double bedroom and a quirky single bedroom off the lounge, this apartment is a maze of rooms.
  • BATHROOMS: One family bathroom with tub and shower & a cloak room with toilet and basin.


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: £175 – £225 per night – £900 per week
  • It’s £50 for each extra guest, per night.
  • For up to 5 guests: £325 – £375 per night – £1,500 per week


We will be requiring a 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: There is a £50 fee for cancellation up to 6 weeks before arrival.   In the unhappy event that you must cancel after you have paid your full balance, we will make every effort to rebook the property.  If the property is rebooked, your funds will be returned up to the value of the new booking, 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:

Great place

Great place in a superb location, would definitely recommend for anyone looking to stay in Bath. November 2021

Lovely Apartment

The dress keepers salon is a lovely apartment about 10 mins stroll to the town centre of Bath. It’s a lovely apartment. Nov 2022

Such a good time and will happily return!

Fantastic house full of character and quirkiness. Good position for walk into town. Comfortable and well laid out. Will definitely return. March 2022

Utterly delightful flat, in a unique period building. Thoughtfully decorated and comfortable. Ideally situated for access to the buzz of the city but quiet enough to sleep with a window open. We had a perfect weekend! September 22

Really nice flat

Full of character, but comfortable too. This is a really nice flat, and beautifully quiet too. Mark communicated well and talked us into the flat without any problems. 30/9-2/10/22

Great spot

2nd time staying here, a great spot for visiting Bath.  4-6/11/22

Excellent location

A quirky flat in an excellent location to explore beautiful Bath 11-13/11/22

Perfect location

4 of us stayed at the Dressmakers for 2 nights for a school reunion. Location was perfect, 8 minute walk to the centre of town, nice and warm and clean in the apartment. A perfect base for visiting Bath. 2-4/12/22

Great place

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

Nice place

Very responsive host, clearly they make a lot of effort to make this a nice place to stay. Luke 10-12/8/23