Saturday, 12 February 2011

My Landmark of the Week
Elton House

Elton House overlooks Abbey Green, in the centre of Bath. It was given to us, with much desirable furniture, by Miss Philippa Savery, a gallant campaigner for the city’s preservation. The earliest part of it dates from just before 1700, but it was subsequently enlarged and re-fronted, becoming by 1750 a handsome robust building on several floors, with a fine staircase and excellent joinery, arranged as sets of lodgings. Thereafter the fashionable world moved up the hill, away from Abbey Green; part of the ground floor became a shop and the rest of the house stayed as it was. It is therefore something of a rarity, even for Bath.

Sleeps: 10

Beds: 2S 3T D


  • Small walled garden
  • No private parking
I make no apologies for featuring another propeerty in Bath. It is a lovely city and this house is quite differnt from Beckford's Tower. We stayed here with family and friends in 2008 to celbrate 35 years of marriage and both achieving sixty. With three bathrooms and two sitting rooms we were able to house three families including babies without getting in each other's way. And of course there is the private museum on the ground floor.

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