Bath has always been one of my favourite Cities, so Intrepid Papa was keen to see this much talked about place in real life.
We opted to stay in Freshford is less than five miles from Bath, with a populations of just over five hundred. But for a little place it has so much to offer, besides the beautiful buildings and rolling hills. There is a fabulous community Co-op with Cafe, and Village Shop, a great spot to grab coffee & a croissant, and pick up from fair trade goodies for the day ahead.
Bianco Rosso bring their Wood fire Pizza oven to town every Wednesday and friday evening, which is well worth the stroll down to just outside the village shop. Their contact number is: 07872 335120.
There is also a fabulous village pub the Inn at Freshford with a great menu, warm family friendly atmosphere, it’s an easy walk from pretty much anywhere in the village. Just remember your torch!
I found a beautiful little cottage in Freshford via the ever faithful Airbnb. Hannah our hostess could not have been lovelier, she was staying just next door to our Cottage, so was on hand if we needed anything. the cottage it’s self was so sweet, and had all the added amenities you could want with a little one- stair gate, travel cot, even breakfast cereals and milk ready and waiting! impeccably clean, it was excellent value, and we would definitely stay again if we found ourself in freshford again (which i think is likely as we loved it!),
We stopped for lunch at the Bunch of Grapes in Bradford Upon Avon, which i highly recommend. Great decor, tasty food-especially this desert plate which was divine.
Because we were enjoying Freshford so much, and the bebe wasn’t much in the mood for sightseeing, we only went in for the one morning, even though it’s only a fifteen minute drive from Freshford. We had a lovely time wandered around soaking up the gorgeous architecture and atmosphere.
Some activities for toddlers you could try out include Bath City Farm, the Egg Theatre for mini movers, and story time, or Music for Minis, who present informal Classical music concerts for 0-4 year olds.