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Sir Walter Elliot's House

Sir Walter Elliot's House, Bath (Bath)

An elegant and spacious Regency town house in central Bath, where Jane Austen's Persuasion was filmed. 3 very comfortable rooms and personal service.

Other properties near here


  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Private/enclosed garden
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Sitting room
  • Hair dryers
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (walking distance)
  • Tennis courts (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)


Sir Walter Elliot's is a Regency town house which has been restored to how it might have been in the 1810s with a few mod cons such as bathrooms and central heating and Wi-Fi discretely added to make your stay authentic yet comfortable to the latest standards.

The house is directly opposite Sydney Gardens, and the level walk to the city centre will hardly take you five minutes. The hotel is 600 yards from the famous Pulteney Bridge, and from there guests can enjoy the excellent shopping, restaurants, museums and architectural sights for which Bath is world-famous. The house is perfectly located for your stay in the Georgian City, your visit to the Roman Baths, and your relaxation in the 21st Century Thermae Spa.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable as befits the Earl of Camperdown who lived here in the 1830's, and have been decorated in keeping with the period of the building.

History to the present day

On 30th September 1808 the Right Honourable William Harry Earl of Darlington of Raby Castle of the one part, and John Jacobs of the Parish of Walcot in the County of Somerset, Builder and Plaisterer of the other part, signed a Building Lease of Ground in Sydney Place, Bathwick, to build one substantial dwelling house. Despite the time of year, and the lack of lighting and modern powered machinery, the house was to be roofed by 25th December of that year, and completed by 25th March in 1809. A feat that makes the recent restoration of this house, that was structurally in fairly good condition, over a period of some twelve months look distinctly dilatory!

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served Monday - Sunday 8.00am - 9.30am but can be earlier or later by prior arrangement. The option of a full English or a continental breakfast with an Austrian flavour is available. 

Grounds and gardens

Sir Walter Elliott has a garden with terrace and garden furniture available for guests use.

Other facilities

The hotel provides warm hospitality and elegant, but private, surroundings for a special event or house party. Naturally the connection to Jane Austen provides an obvious theme for a party or wedding.

The first floor double drawing room can easily accommodate twenty couples for a period ball, but parties in excess of 60 or 70 guests seem to soak up the spaciousness of Sir Walter's Dining Room and Ballroom.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: 95 Sydney Place, Somerset, Bath, BA2 6NE, United Kingdom

Check In: From 4.00pm  Check Out: By 10.30am

Directions: From Bath city centre head east over Pulteney Bridge, and just before the end of Great Pulteney Street turn right onto Edward Street which brings you to a roundabout. Turn left and after 50 yards turn right onto Sydney Place and the destination will be on the right just before post box.

Nearest Train Station: Bath Spa and it will take 15 minutes to walk and a taxi will cost £5.00.

More photos of Sir Walter Elliot's House, Bath

Front Ballroom Guest Entrance View from Mrs Smith's Room Dining Room New Sydney Place
Staircase Sir Walter Elliot's Room

Customer feedback

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, August 2013: Warm and friendly greeting on arrival. Breakfast very good, cooked fresh and attentive host. Would be improved if provided (for the money) individually replaced toiletries, as when travelling light, for the cost of the accommodation, would expect as a minimum small shower gel and small shampoo. As noted by previous guest feedback - also a television - to watch morning news. Thanks for the hospitality. 4/5

, May 2013: I honestly can't imagine a better place to stay in Bath. Sir Walter Elliot's House has very spacious and comfortable rooms worthy of any top hotel (I can see why an Earl lived here), the location central, the breakfast delicious, and the charming Julian and Mechthild will look after you like royalty! 5/5

, December 2012: We were thoroughly pleased with our stay at Sir Walter Elliot's House. The hosts were warm and welcoming. The house itself was beautiful and comfortable. We would certainly book again. 5/5