BTP Forum

BTP Forum at Komedia

Bath Tourism Plus had there annual forum today at Komedia. A good venue if a little dark during the day – the food was good though!

Interesting to hear about what a great city Bath is (as if we didn’t know that already!) and how visitor visits are increasing year on year. So many things are being planned too – Bath in Fashion week, Great British Feast along with all the other regular festivals.
There was exciting news about the renovation of the Cleveland Pools and a presentation from Bath Rugby and the new Apex Hotels MD. All very interesting, all enhancing this great city of Bath and making a great place to live, work and visit!! See Visit Bath Website for all the great details about Bath – and get the new Bath App too!

The Scallop Shell

A great new fish and chip shop in Bath!

Had great fish and chips here on Thursday – the place was packed even at 7.30! We had to wait in the pub next door – which wasn’t such a problem! You can’t book but it is definitely worth the wait – not just your usual fish in batter – we had scallops in a shell, fresh herring fillets, great chips and tartar sauce and all washed down with an excellent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc! Great addition to the Bath Restaurant scene. You might want to wait until the excitement of a new restaurant has died down a bit!!



Bath Literature Festival

Small Wars – Sadie Jones

Had a successful outing to hear Sadie Jones talk about Small Wars – really interesting lady and some great questions from the Audience. She let on that one of her other books, ‘Outcast’ has been adapted by the BBC for a 2 part autumn drama. Cant wait for that!

Last day of the Bath Literature Festival but as ever a great success with some great authors in town.

New Managers!

New Mangers!

We would like to welcome new managers to Ashley Villa Guest House. Lyndsey and Elizabeth.

This experienced British couple have moved back to the UK from Lanzarote where they have been living for the last 20 years! They have fitted in so quickly – and after two weeks they are already getting stuck in to cooking, cleaning, painting, DIY, and all the administration. Well done guys!

Jette & Ashley

Accommodation near Bath Rugby Club

Weekend Accommodation Near Bath Rugby Club. Watch them  play at home!

Queensberry Estates offer a selection of accommodation from affordable bed and breakfast at Ashley Villa to luxury self catering accommodation at Bath View Two & Four, these apartments offer accommodation  near Bath Rugby Club, just 15 minutes walk from the Rec. where you can see Bath Rugby play.

Our larger property Bath Townhouse sleeps 14 – 22 people and is a 5 minute walk from  the Bath Rugby home ground.


Looking for Cheap Hotels in Bath England? Try Ashley Villa!

If you are looking for  cheap hotels in Bath England, then Ashley Villa can offer you excellent accommodation and service at a great price!

We offer extremely good value for money at this family run bed and breakfast just one mile from the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath. Look no further – our mid-week deals are especially good value! We offer the best prices if you are looking for a cheap hotels in Bath England.

We are a great base from which to visit The Roman Baths, Stonehenge, Lacock, Castle Combe, Cotswolds, Jane Austin Museum and so much more!

Holiday Apartments in Bath

Luxury Holiday Apartments in Bath

Enjoy the freedom of staying in  self catering holiday apartments in Bath. More relaxed , more spacious and more economical that staying in a hotel.

Bath View Two and Bath View Four offer luxury self catering accommodation just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Bath! Fully Equipped with all mod-cons. Free parking and WIFI.

Come and visit Bath during the Music Festival, the Fringe Festival, or just to chill out at the Thermae Bath Spa!

Bath View Apartments Self Catering

March Blog

February saw Ashley and Jette Baker getting stuck in to their new project – St James’s Apartments in the middle of Bath. Externally the Bath Tap pub as was, still looks the same but we have taken out 7 skip loads of rubbish and old building materials. We had one whole load of metal which we have recycled and a similar amount of wood which was also recycled. Some of the wood has had the nails and screws removed and we have re-used it building stud work and as battens for new wall linings.


The electricians and plumbers have spent the last 4 week stripping out all the old circuits and pipes as we are completely renewing everything. Building regulations have improved , so an upgrade was required, but we want to provide a high quality flat with first class facilities, so everything will be new.


We want to be environmentally friendly so we are installing insulation that is sympathetic to an old georgian building. The Georgian windows will be refurbished and draft proofed, but we cannot double glaze them due to the listed building status and we are waiting to hear from the planning office whether secondary glazing will be allowed. Here’s a sneak of the new copper bath – mostly still under wraps -but a sign of the exciting features to come in the new “St James’s Apartments”

Copper Bath


At Ashley Villa, Adriana and Elias the new Managers have settled in well and are already providing a first class service to our guests as the many very positive trip advisor reviews and other web reviews will prove. They are getting to know Bath very quickly and have visited many of the Bath Attractions including the Thermae Spa. A couple of the bedrooms have had a fresh lick of paint to freshen them up, and we have ordered 3 new single beds for the single room and a twin room. Our lounge is also getting some new sofas to replace the tub chairs providing more seating and we hope a cosy feel.


We are looking forward to the Bath Half Marathon this weekend and Jette is supporting the  “Great Comic Relief Bake off” by selling cakes and drinks from the Ashley Villa car park to the many people who will be watching the race. Adriana has volunteered to make some Romanian buns and some of Jette’s friend are also brining along cakes, brownies and biscuits to sell. There is a band that plays opposite Ashley Villa for the duration of the Race so we can expect a great atmosphere and all the money taken will go to a good cause. We will let you know how it went in next months blog so keep in touch!