Bay House Studio


Near Bath, Somerset

A superbly stylish cabin on the outskirts of Bath, with outdoor kitchen and wood-fired hot tub; sleeps 2-4

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

Sizzle cheese toasties over the firepit, swing in the hammock in the afternoon sun and sink into the hot tub beneath a starlit sky. At this calming larchwood cabin set in a small patch of woodland in Batheaston, indoor and outdoor living blend so beautifully. The interior is intentionally simple and carefully considered: a double Murphy bed that can tuck away into the wall in the daytime, plus 2 singles on a mezzanine level, reached by a ladder and perfect for adventurous kids. Sage-green bedlinens, birch plywood walls and cosy cream rugs make it all feel spacious and serene; in the bathroom, retro-style tiles, waffle bathrobes and Aesop toiletries add a touch of luxe.

But this cabin also encourages outdoor living year-round, the alfresco kitchen complete with butler’s sink and reeded wine glasses. An organic vegetable patch gives you the chance to pluck seasonal veg to toss in your salad or grill on the firepit; various seating areas and an apple and olive tree add to the secret garden vibe. There’s also an outdoor rain shower and wood-fired hot tub, plus SUPs to hire; the river is an easy wander away for a paddleboard adventure. And if the weather turns or you’re not in the mood to cook, simply stroll to the brilliant local cafe (5 mins), or nip into Bath for a plethora of brilliant restaurants, shops, theatres and the thermae spa.

Getting here: train to Bath Spa then bus or taxi (20 mins)

“We moved into our house 4 years ago, drawn by its extraordinary garden and wooded surroundings. Straight away, we envisioned a cabin nestled within those woods, a place where you’d be embraced by nature and tranquility. It took us 2 years to clear away the overgrowth where the cabin now sits, working with Hutsmith cabin makers to ensure the space met our high standards of design and functionality. Our goal was to create a sanctuary where people could escape the demands of daily life, reconnect with nature and be fully present in the moment.” Owners, Gaby and Matt

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Drinking my morning tea sat on the vintage bentwood chairs, as the morning sun comes through the double doors.”

We loved
Playing boules in the evening light then getting creative in the outdoor kitchen.

You may not love
Some midweek building noise from a site next door; won’t affect weekend bookings. You need to walk past the owners’ house to reach the cabin, but you’re totally secluded once here. No WiFi. Can be tricky to find parking right outside. Sorry no pets.

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  • "Thank you for such a lovely stay in your beautiful cabin. We felt completely spoilt and incredibly comfortable in such a beautiful, tranquil setting (and with the very best bathroom products!). Last night we played games in the garden and making supper we could have been in Spain! And all the amazing fruit and veg. We had a great time on the river with the paddle boards."

    Chloe, Sept 2023


  • Bath © Kirsten Drew via Unsplash
    Bath © Kirsten Drew via Unsplash
  • Cleveland Pools © Cleveland Pools
    Cleveland Pools © Cleveland Pools
  • Bradford on Avon © Michael Weir via Unsplash
    Bradford on Avon © Michael Weir via Unsplash
  • Sydney Gardens © Visit Bath
    Sydney Gardens © Visit Bath
  • Kayaking along the river in Batheaston
  • A view of the countryside in Batheaston
  • River in Batheaston
  • Soak up the views with a walk to the top of Solsbury Hill, which is just behind the cabin, and inspired Peter Gabriel’s 1977 song of the same name.
  • Slow the pace with a paddle along the River Avon – there are 2 SUPs that you can hire from the cabin.
  • Breeze along the canal path to Bath on an electric bike, which you can rent from a shop on the local high street. Lock up your wheels and take a stroll around the Georgian architecture, indy shops, museums and beautiful parks.
  • Owner Gaby is a real foodie: her suggestions include Castle Farm, Midford for the region’s best Sunday roast (they also do great curries on Fridays – book ahead for both).
  • Take a dip in Cleveland Outdoor Pool, the UK’s oldest outdoor swimming pool which has just reopened following a much-anticipated restoration.
  • Cycle to Bradford on Avon, stopping at barges selling cakes and pastries as you go.  Stroll around the shops in Bradford then refuel for the ride back at the Bunch of Grapes or Timbrell’s Yard on the river.
  • For something relaxing, Gaby, a Pilates instructor, offers 1-2-1 Pilates classes, as well as reflexology and tarot readings. She can also arrange for a masseuse to come to the cabin.


  • Standalone cabin in woodland at the back of the owners’ garden
  • Open-plan layout with mezzanine level sleeping area
  • Double bed (which can be folded away for more space) and 2 single beds on mezzanine level
  • Bathroom with shower; bathrobes and Aesop toiletries provided
  • Beautiful outdoor kitchen including fridge, electric cooker, toaster and kettle; basics supplied
  • Welcome basket of fresh eggs, sourdough bread, cheese, honey and marshmallows for the firepit
  • Guests can help themselves to the fruit and vegetable patch
  • Mediterranean-style garden area with cosy seating and woodfired hot tub (additional charge to use and must be requested in advance)
  • Board games and books in the cabin (note, no TV but there is WiFi); boules set in the garden
  • Egg collecting for kids
  • The owners are available by phone should you need them
  • Walk to shops, café, fish and chips and pubs (5-20 mins). Or drive into Bath (20 mins)
  • Hire bikes on the local high street (2 mins’ walk)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Note, there may be some midweek building noise from a site next door; won’t affect weekend bookings
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: an extra towel for swimming in the river, warm clothes for sitting out, flipflops for padding out to the hot tub

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.

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