Bath Mini Break - No. 15 Great Pulteney
A few days before we were moving house Simon and I visited Bath and had the lovely treat of staying at No. 15 Great Pulteney for the night. If you’re planning a big move I really recommend organising a mini break to escape all the boxes and the stress of packing! I was so lovely to leave our flat and have a rest from all the moving stress
* The hotel - No. 15 Great Pulteney - kindly offered us a one night complimentary stay with breakfast and use of the spa in exchange for coverage on my blog and Instagram. During our stay we paid for all other food and drink.
I’ve been to Bath a few times and before we left London I wanted to make the most of being so close to such a historic and beautiful city. Bath is the perfect size to explore in a few days and there’s lots of choice, whether you love history, relaxing in spas or exploring indie coffee shops there’s lots to keep you entertained. During this trip I noticed that a lot of my favourite independent shops and cafes had shut down which made me really sad for the city, luckily I found some new places which were just as good.
Before I tell you what we did around the city I want to show you how beautiful No. 15 Great Pulteney is. Our bedroom was really comfortable, I so appreciated a good night’s sleep after weeks of dealing with my PGP and SPD (read my pregnancy post here if you have no idea what I’m talking about!) I had to walk with crutches and having a really good bed to rest in was heavenly! The shower in our room was also amazing, just what I needed to soothe my poor pregnant body.
The rest of the hotel was decorated in an electric style with something to look at around every corner, definitely the most interesting hotel I’ve been been to. The bar was particularly beautiful with the textured walls and glass tables full of vintage treasures. Simon and I really enjoyed our time relaxing there, me with a hot chocolate and him with an old fashioned.
After a really good night’s sleep Simon and I headed down to the spa as the hotel had very kindly offered me a facial and Simon had use of the hot tub and sauna. I opted for the Glowing Radiance facial which was just what the doctor ordered. Most of the treatments at the spa are suitable for pregnant ladies which is wonderful as I sometimes feel as though I’m missing out.
My skin had been so so dry throughout my whole pregnancy. Nothing I was doing was working but this facial completely solved my itchy dry skin - a miracle. I love a good facial but the one I had at Spa 15 was by far the best I’ve ever had, I really wanted another one right after!
During the rest of the day we explored Bath and discovered some really lovely spots. Luckily a few of my Instagram followers suggested an amazing cafe called Landrace Bakery for us to try, Simon and I love popping out for coffee and it really was such a beautiful spot.
I love walking around Bath, its the kind of place where you can just wander. If you get off the beaten track and escape the hoards of tourists there are pretty courtyards and countless beautiful buildings to look at. I have a real soft spot for the peach toned Bath stone too.
On our way to Hay ( a must visit when you’re in Bath) Simon and I stumbled across an amazing bookshop called Topping & Company. It was what you want every bookshop to be like, tall old fashioned shelves, pots of complimentary tea and lots of cosy spots for reading. I’ve heard there’s also one in Edinburgh so we’ll have to visit now we’re living in Newcastle.
This little trip was just what we needed. We got back to being "us" and actually talked about things other than packing! The move had taken over our lives and it was such a treat to not think about moving across the country for a bit!
A huge thank you to No. 15 Great Pulteney for allowing us to stay the night, we will be back!
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