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Lorne House in Box, Bath, Wiltshire Review

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Disclosure: We were invited on this break for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Dave and I have never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before but when we were invited to Lorne House, on London Road, Box just outside of Bath in Wiltshire we thought it would be a great opportunity to see what a B&B had to offer.

Review: Lorne House Bed and Breakfast - Bath, Wiltshire
Review: Lorne House

What is Lorne House?

Lorne House bed and breakfast is a beautiful historic building – it’s the childhood home of the author of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories – and it’s well situated and easy to find. It also has ample off street parking and an immediately welcoming atmosphere. A great base for anyone visiting Bath or the local area.

Review: Lorne House

What was our family room at Lorne House like?

We’d requested a family room with a single bed for LP and a travel cot for Little Man and couldn’t have been more impressed with the room – it was beautiful and a lot nicer than many hotels we have stayed in. The bathroom had not only a really big bath but a wet room style shower too and complimentary toiletries.

Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House

The main bedroom had TV with freeview, a DVD player, free wifi and many books for both us and the children as well as a beautifully stocked tea and coffee station. It couldn’t have been better!

Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House

Lorne House didn’t have a huge amount of communal space but the space it did have was lovely – a veranda/balcony with ample seating and an enclosed garden that the children loved exploring. There was also the dining room that you were able to use in the evening by request.

Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House

We were given keys to come and go as we please and the whole of Lorne House had a really lovely, homely atmosphere to it but with beautiful furnishings and lots of ways to help you make the most of your stay – tourist information, DVDs to borrow etc. We got the impression that they would do their best to help with any request.

Review: Lorne House

What was breakfast like at Lorne House?

Breakfast was perfect. With a great selection of cereals, fruit and cakes as well as any combination of cooked breakfast too and unlimited teas, coffee, toast and anything else you needed. They had highchairs and children’s crockery and cutlery too.

Review: Lorne House
Review: Lorne House

Lorne House was a beautiful place to stay and it was a shame to go home after just one night. We all slept really well and had a wonderful breakfast. The only small thing that I could improve our stay would have been if bed guards were supplied but it was easy enough to bring our own.

If you’re looking for a good base to explore Bath and the surrounding areas then Lorne House would be perfect. As a first Bed and Breakfast to stay in it has put the bar quite high for our future nights away!

Lorne House - Bath, Wiltshire Review

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, this place looks lovely. It’s good that they were able to cater for the kids as well – family rooms aren’t always easy to come by.

  2. This looks like such a stunning place, I’m not sure I’d want to leave if we ever stayed there! I’ve not tried a B and B before, but certainly wouldn’t have expected anything like this.

    Stevie x

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