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River House and Friary Coach House

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Guest Accommodation

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Silver Stars are awarded to guest accommodation with a superior level of quality, hospitality, service and cleanliness.

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In extensive grounds, comfortable and spacious accommodation on offer

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At a glance

Family rooms
Accessible rooms

Set in eleven acres of delightfully peaceful former monastery grounds, River House offers views over the beautiful gardens, and is just five miles from Bath. Accommodation consists of comfortable bedrooms in the main house with lounges and relaxing areas for guests to enjoy, and the separate Friary Coach House – a luxurious, self-contained building adjacent to the main house. Guests in the Coach House have the option of breakfast being delivered to their own dining room. Attentive service and a genuine welcome are assured.


  • Rooms: 6
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: by arrangement only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Chocolates, fridge, speciality toiletries, fresh fruit, flowers – complimentary
  • Self-catering available


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs


  • Grass tennis court
  • Private fishing
  • Riding stables
  • Bicycles available
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Other leisure facilities: Hot tub, badminton, art, nature trail, clock golf

Getting here

A36 south of Bath, pass signs for Freshford on left, left at crossroads sign, down narrow lane signed "No through road".

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Nearest motorway junction

M4 junction 18
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