At Combe Grove we wish to work in harmony with nature, and are working towards becoming as environmentally-friendly and sustainable as we can possibly be. This includes seeking out ways for our guests to explore the local area using the greenest possible methods of transport. We encourage you to explore as much as you can by foot, bike and public transport, and have set out the following guidelines to make this easier during your stay.
Whilst we try to make access around our site as easy as possible for all, Combe Grove is a Grade II listed building, and therefore visitors with mobility impairments should be aware that some areas may be difficult to reach. We encourage you to speak to our friendly team before visiting to ensure your needs are catered for.
Finding your way here
- If you are travelling by train, Bath Spa station is approximately 30 minutes away by bus. You can catch the Bath Skyline tour bus from Dorchester Street, just opposite the train station. The bus will take you out of the centre of town and stops on North Road opposite Ralph Allen School. There is then a short walk along the road before turning right into Combe Grove’s drive. The walk down the drive to the manor house take approximately 15 minutes. There are two sets of steps to reach the hotel, 94 steps in total. W would recommend making your journey during daylight as we do not have lighting along the drive at this time. There is no footpath along the driveway, so pedestrians should aware be of the traffic.
A single ‘local journey’ on Skyline bus costs £2.50.
- Alternatively, there is a taxi rank at the train station or call local company Abbey Taxis – 01225 444 444 who know our location well.
- Our closest airport is Bristol Airport, which is approximately one hour away by taxi. For a greener option, you can take the Air Decker airport shuttle bus to Dorchester Street, Bath and catch the Bath Skyline Bus from the same stop during the hours of 10.30am to 5pm in the summer months and 11am to 4pm in the winter months, or take a taxi. The Air Decker takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes and a single, adult ticket costs £14.
- If you are planning to drive here, the postcode for your satellite navigation is BA2 7HU
Getting around Bath
It’s easy to leave your car behind and explore Bath on foot, by bike, boat or even carriage.
At the bottom of Brassknocker Hill, you can hire bikes and boats from Bath Narrow Boats, have a look here for more information. The Bath Skyline Bus will get you to the city centre and show you some of the best views of Bath along the way. Once in the city, you can hop into a horse and carriage for an immersive experience of our Georgian city.
Arrival and Car Parking
You will arrive at Combe Grove via one of two winding driveways. One entrance from Claverton Down Road and the other on Brassknocker Hill. Both driveways are sometimes a little narrow and winding, so the largest buses we can accommodate are 29-seaters.
There is ample free parking at Combe Grove. The largest car park is in front of the manor house, with smaller parking areas a short walk away.
You will find hotel reception in the manor house, where a friendly team will be waiting to greet you, and the leisure club reception is in the coach house building opposite.
As a Grade II listed building, not all areas of Combe Grove are wheelchair accessible. The ground floor of the manor house, which includes the lounge, library, bar and dining room, are accessible for wheelchairs but please be aware we do not have a dedicated disabled toilet at this time. Our gentlemen’s toilet downstairs is accessible for those with limited mobility, and disabled ladies may use this if they feel comfortable. All other toilets are accessible via steps. Our fitness facilities and bedrooms do not have wheelchair access at this time. If you are visiting in a wheelchair we recommend speaking to our team beforehand. We will do our best to be as helpful as possible.
We have three dog friendly rooms in the Garden Lodge and dogs are welcome in the drawing room and on the terrace. There is an additional charge for four-legged friends for additional housekeeping costs but guide dogs are welcome free of charge.
Manor House and Garden Lodge
We have nine ensuite rooms in the manor house. Rooms 1 – 5 are located on the first floor which is accessed via 1 flight of 27 steps. Rooms 7-10 are on the second floor, which is accessed via 2 flights of stairs totalling 50 steps.
There are plenty of spaces to relax at Combe Grove. The lounge is a comfortable space with plenty of seating to meet, relax and enjoy some refreshments. The library is available to book for meetings and private dining.
The ladies’ toilets are at the top of the stairs, on the first floor, and the gentlemen’s toilets are located on the ground floor.
The Garden Lodge is a separate building to the manor house and is approximately a two-minute walk from the manor house from front door to front door. We have 31 ensuite rooms in the Garden lodge. There are 72 steps to the Woodland View rooms, 60 steps to the Valley View rooms, 39 steps to the Garden Balcony rooms and 14 steps to the Garden Terrace rooms.
Dining at Combe Grove
Our bar is great spot to have coffee or order a bite to eat from the bar menu, which is available all day. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, our dining room can seat 40 people and our Roman Room has additional seating for 12 people. Families with children are invited to dine in the Roman Room, where there is more space for high chairs.
Guests are welcome to make full use of the leisure club facilities during their stay. Find out more about our facilities here. The changing rooms have showers, lockers and hair dryers and towels, robes and slippers are provided.
We have three treatment rooms in the Garden Lodge, where our therapists can offer you a range of treatments, see the options available here. Some treatments can be received from the comfort of your room. For availability, please get in touch with the leisure club team who will be happy to help.
Grounds and Gardens
Combe Grove has 76 acres of land and a breath-taking view, which can be admired from the lawn and terrace. In the summer months, you are welcome to dine outside on the terrace. Just above the terrace sits our gazebo, a lovely spot to curl up with a book or paper when the weather is good.