Things to do
On the Estate
Take a walk
- Combe Grove boasts 64 acres of grounds. Take a walk through our woods and try your hand at wildlife watching. See if you can spot any of the animals that have made us their home, such as the badgers, deer, squirrel, guinea fowl and fox.
- The Manor House • The Coach House • The Rustic Archway • The Archway with our Coat of Arms • The Roman Graves • The Fountain • The Pond • The Gazebo
- Our swimming pool overlooks the beautiful Limpley Stoke valley, so you can take in the views while you go for a light swim or enjoy one of our Aqua Classes. Water supports the body, reducing the strain on joints and muscles. The pressure of water helps blood flow around your body with less effort and so eases the impact on your heart. You can also enjoy a greater range of motion when supported by water.
- Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and rowers, resistance equipment including free weights and dedicated stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls and Kettle bells.
- Combe Grove has an active tennis community within the club with both competitive tennis and recreational play on offer. Tennis at Combe Grove is fun, friendly and encouraging. Improve your game technique and your tennis fitness with our tennis pro and coach Craig Hiscott. As Head Coach at Combe Grove for the past 15 years, Craig is passionate about the tennis programme he provides. Contact Craig on 07974658566 for more information.
- In the summer months enjoy some gentle fun competition on the Boules pitch. Perfect for out of the way practice for the annual Bath Boules competition.
Have some tea, snacks and take in the views
- Combe Grove chooses our suppliers carefully, making sure all our produce is grown, bred, raised, or harvested in the most sustainable and ethical way. We focus on both local and seasonal produce to provide the best experience possible.
Bath City Centre is a 10-minute taxi away. There is a taxi rank at the train station or call local company Abbey Taxis on 01225 444 444. They know our location well.
The Historic Roman Baths
- The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. The Roman Baths consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
The Royal Crescent
- The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger. This impressive landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses. It is without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK.
Jane Austen Centre
- Nestled in the heart of the city is the Jane Austen Centre, a permanent exhibition that explores Jane’s time in Bath and the influence that this beautiful city had on her books, characters and personal life. Together with its Regency Tea Room and Gift Shop, the Centre has become one of the most popular celebrations of Jane Austen.
- Pilgrims and visitors have been made welcome at Bath Abbey for hundreds of years. As one of the most visited places in the South West, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of people through its doors each year but are fully aware that every visitor comes with their own expectations, beliefs and purpose. Whether it’s to admire the wonderful architecture, to enjoy exceptional music in a beautiful setting or to pray, come and experience the Abbey’s rich history and special atmosphere for yourselves.
- One of the most photographed examples of Georgian architecture in the city and one of only four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides, Pulteney Bridge was designed in 1769 by Robert Adam. The architecture is classical, with pediments, pilasters and tiny leaded domes at either end.
Events and Festivals
Bath Comedy Festival 2019. 26th March – 14th April
Bath Comedy Festival presents household names in the world of comedy and promotes the big names of tomorrow while encouraging young hopefuls in the form of the New Act Competition, plus events involving children, women’s comedy and disabled performers.
This event brings Bath to life with a colourful, vibrant, inclusive and dedicated mix of comedy in all its many guises, including stand-up, street theatre, film, theatre, writing, art, workshops, music and mystery tours.
The Bath Festival 2019. 17th – 26th May
The Bath Festival is a celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 May.
The Jane Austen Festival 2019. 13th – 22nd September
The Jane Austen Festival boasts ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen. The Promenade attracts over 500 participants, from the very young to the young at heart, all in costume with drummers, dancers, military and naval men.
Bath Film Festival 2019. 7th – 17th November
Bath Film Festival occurs every November in the beautifully inventive city of Bath, and is filled with film fans coming together for 11 indulgent days of previews, Bath debuts, special events, Q&As, documentary features, silent films with new live scores, shorts and of course the IMDb Awards.
Loved by audience members, volunteers and local businesses, FilmBath Festival has been running since 1990. As one audience member said, “It’s the friendliest festival in Bath – by a country mile”
Mozartfest 2019. 8th – 16th November
This November sees the 29th Bath Mozartfest – recognised as one of this country’s finest celebrations of classical music.
It’s a wonderful time to be in the city – combine some Christmas shopping with experiencing some of the world’s great musicians performing in historic venues like the Assembly Rooms and the Guildhall.