A romantic and super-stylish retreat with a wood-fired hot tub for stargazing, privately secluded in a hillside garden on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 20 minutes away from the city of Bath.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The Loft doesn’t just look as though it’s been plucked from the pages of a high-end style magazine.

Designed to perfection, the exquisite apartment has featured in a number of publications, including the celebrated book Living Life Beautifully.

Nestled in the picture-perfect hamlet of St. Catherine, part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are idyllic brook-side Cotswolds walks to be taken right from the doorstep, while bustling Bath is a mere five miles away.

Not that you’ll want to tear yourselves away from your romantic first-floor retreat. Privately secluded in a hillside garden and surrounded by magical woodland, you’ll have plenty of space right where you are…

…complete with a wood-fired hot tub and complimentary robes to help you see in the sunset (available for an additional fee.)

Inside awaits a dreamy tableau of butter-soft furnishings and sleek accessories, beautifully decorated in Cabbages and Roses’ classic ‘shabby chic’ style.

Every facility you could possibly need has been provided, from the well-equipped bijou kitchen-with-a-view and romantic dining area, to a luxury bathroom with an indulgent rolltop bath that’s just waiting to be filled to the brim with bubbles.

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At a glance

  • A super-stylish first-floor studio apartment for a romantic couple, secluded in a private hillside garden on the edge of the Cotswolds.
  • An extra bed can be provided for an older child, at a small additional cost. A travel cot is available if you are bringing a baby.
  • Fully self-contained, there is a well-equipped kitchenette and a bathroom with an indulgent rolltop bath.
  • Unwind on the large decking area with a well-deserved glass of wine and listen to the relaxing sounds of wildlife – bliss!
  • There is a wood-fired hot tub available at an additional cost, ideal for stargazing. During high summer (June – September) swimming pool access may be available, please ask the owner for details.
  • There are plenty of beautiful Cotswolds walks from the doorstep, and the World Heritage city of Bath is 20 minutes away by car. There are two country pubs in Marshfield, both 10 minutes’ drive away.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Double bed, sofa, Freeview TV with Google Chromecast, kitchenette with two-ring hob, convection oven, fridge, all pots and pans, crockery and cutlery supplied. Bathroom with rolltop bath. Large furnished decking, optional hot tub with dressing gowns provided.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife watching, picnic spots, country pubs, National Trust properties, historic sites

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After a long day exploring your enchanting surroundings, curl up in the downy double bed, and get ready to begin all over again!

Mornings are well eased into with fresh coffee out on your large, secluded deck, listening to the birds’ joyful chorus. When you’re ready, rustle up a hearty breakfast in that gorgeous kitchenette – you’ll definitely need it, if you’re planning to lace up those walking boots again.

If you’ve decided to take the car, a 20-minute drive through charming country lanes will take you straight into Bath, a World Heritage site peppered with honey-hued Georgian architecture and gorgeous green spaces.

A further ten minutes away lies Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, which is home to 2,500 different species of trees from all over the world. Or how about pretending you’re landed gentry for the day, with a trip to Dyrham Park – a National Trust stately home with magnificent gardens to take a turn around? Other local National Trust hotspots include Lacock Abbey and Castle Combe.

The Loft’s friendly owners will also be more than happy to supply you with information about the very best local places to drink, dine, and hole yourselves up in if travelling further afield isn’t quite your thing. There is a ‘secret’ wild swimming spot just 20 minutes’ walk away… just ask for details!

But for now, simply pour another glass of wine and get lost in romantic conversation with the one you love, dreamily surrounded by the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

Things to note

Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am. Well-behaved dogs may be accepted for an additional cleaning fee, to be agreed on booking. Please note that the property is set above a storage block that is an outbuilding of the owners’ house, but there is plenty of space for you to enjoy maximum privacy throughout your stay. The Loft is not set up for children, so they must be supervised at all times, particularly in the garden and out on the deck, which has a steep drop.

Where you'll be staying

St Catherine, Somerset

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