Owners put luxury bed-and-breakfast with views over Bath on the market

March 7, 2019

A Bath guest house described as “outstanding” has come onto the market with a £1.3m price tag. Hill House on Belvedere has been owned and run by Harry Tedstone, who chairs BIGHA, the Bath Independent Guest House Association, and Douglas Yeates for just over seven years.

A former pub, it was completely renovated in 2011 to create a high-quality, six-bedroom B&B in an elevated Bath location close to the Lansdown area or the city. 

The sale is being handed by the Bristol office of global real estate advisor Colliers International, which is inviting offers in the region of £1.3m for the freehold.

Harry Tedstone said: “Douglas and I really enjoy our business. Both Hill House and Bath have been very good to us. Bath is a great place to live, work and of course visit. However, having run many different businesses over many years, we have decided it is now time to move on – to have our next adventure! 

“Bath is known for its thriving, creative and supportive independent sector. The peer support we received from organisations such as Bath Independent Guest House Association was invaluable to us when we started the business. Any new owner will be able to link into such networks in order to maintain or further develop the business as they would wish.” 

Ed Jefferson from Colliers International’s hotels team added: “Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been a tourist hotspot for centuries. 

“With two universities, numerous museums, festivals and events not to mention Bath rugby, the city is a year-round destination with visitors from all over the world.” 

As well as six beautiful letting rooms and a guest breakfast room Hill House also boasts a courtyard garden linked to the owner’s accommodation. 

The private accommodation includes a dining room and kitchen on the ground floor and a large en-suite bedroom and living room in the basement. 

Colliers said the property has significant development potential including converting the basement rooms in to a self-contained flat, subject to the necessary consents.

Hill House was built in 1760 and was originally called the Belvedere Inn. In 1809 a Mr George Hulbert purchased the Belvedere Inn and later the adjacent property at No 24 Belvedere and renamed the property the Belvedere Private Hotel.  

Ed Jefferson added: “This is a highly profitable business with excellent private accommodation with development potential. 

“Bath hotels draw business all year round and we don’t think Hill House will stay on the market very long.” 

BIGHA is a voluntary membership organisation made up of more than 100 guesthouses, small hotels and self-catering accommodation providers. 



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