Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Area: City Centre Bathrooms: 1 Parking:0
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This perfectly located private retreat for up to four people forms the major part of a classic Georgian townhouse in the centre of one of the most fashionable parts of the world heritage city of Bath. The apartment boasts a fabulous large walled garden, a sleek modern kitchen and breakfast area, a cosy sitting room with dining area, two elegant bedrooms and a sumptuous bathroom. Situated in a quiet location in the heart of the elegant 18th century Bathwick estate, the apartment is just a few steps away from the famous Pulteney Bridge and the Holburne Museum, featured in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton.

Johnstone's Secret Garden


Uniquely designed apartment on two levels

Fantastic city centre location

Contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar

Cosy sitting room with internet TV and dining area

Sumptuous master bedroom with 6’ super-king double bed, sitting area river views

Flexible second bedroom with zip&link beds for 2 singles or a superking and river views

Fabulous large bathroom

Central heating throughout

Outdoor seating area and large beautiful walled garden with rear exit to the Pulteney Weir and maze

Just a short walk to the Abbey and Bath’s many attractions

10 minutes walk to railway station

William Johnstone gave his name to this street as he developed what was to become the world famous architectural heritage of the Pulteney Estate. Built at the end of the 18th century to designs by architect Thomas Baldwin, Johnstone Street is the epitome of classical Palladian architecture. Johnstone was reputedly the wealthiest man in Great Britain and in 1767 he became Sir William Pulteney, sharing the name and fortune of his wife, Frances Pulteney.

Houses such as this were built for people to come from their country estates to enjoy the attractions and entertainments of Bath. They would bring a small retinue of staff and the properties would be full of life and entertainment. This apartment has been created in what would have been the working hub of the Georgian household.

Johnstone’s Secret Garden is on the lower ground floor and garden levels of this elegant house. Entered via the main entrance to the building, it has its own entrance off the ground floor communal hallway and down a flight of steps to the main hallway with a design inspired by travel. The walls here are hung with maps, sledges, walking sticks and ice picks suggestive of world travels.

Off this central hallway are two bedrooms and a sumptuous bathroom. With three lighting levels to choose from the roll top bath is perfect for a sumptuous soak after a busy day walking and shopping before a night out in this amazing city.

The stunning master bedroom contains a huge 6’ Superking double bed. The room also has ample space for two ‘Dorset stripe’ tub chairs and table in front of a ‘living flame’ gas fire - perfect for morning coffee or a ‘finale’ before bed. In the morning the original shutters can be opened to reveal views of the river Avon and Pulteney Weir and distant glimpses of Beechen Cliff.

The second bedroom shares this delightful aspect and contains two comfortable single beds - but, by arrangement, these ‘Zip&Link’ beds can be repositioned and connected together to make another 6Superking double bed.

A further flight of steps leads down to the garden level with its thick stone walls all painted a gleaming white. There is a sleek modern kitchen and a breakfast bar for two - perfect for an intimate chat over a glass of wine while dinner is being prepared - and a generous larder with small freezer.

Adjacent is the cosy sitting room with antique old Welsh furniture and a striking display of blue and white china. Here there is a comfortable armchair, sofa for 2 and an easy chair. Relax in front of the WiFi TV. There is also a dining area with dropleaf table and four matching ‘William IV’ dining chairs. A door opens to the laundry whilst another opens to the cleaning and boiler cupboard.

Two arched glazed doors lead from this level onto the stunning walled garden with lawn, clipped boxed hedges and planted areas as well as a large outdoor table with six chairs. This area of the green catches the afternoon and evening sunshine so is perfect for those alfresco occasions. A secret lockable gate leads to the famous Beazer Mazeand the riverside in the centre of the city.

Given the secret nature of this fabulous apartment its hard to believe that you are in the centre of a bustling city and only a short walk away from Bath’s world famous historic sites, shops, bars and restaurants.

The property is just a 10 minute level walk to the Bath Spa mainline train as well as bus and coach stations.

Services Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Linens and towels
  • Weekly clean (min 11 night stay)
  • Weekly linen change (min 11 night stay)
  • Free internet access
  • All utilities (except telephone charges)
The property is in a perfect position within Bath. So central to the high street and restaurants and yet tucked away down a quiet cul de sac street which overlooks the running waters of the weir. Around the corner from the property is the start of town and the street is lined both sides with restaurants, pubs, convenience stores and shops. Waitrose supermarket is only a few yards further and you will be on the high street in only a few minutes. The Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, and the Thermae Spa are within a 5 minute walk. Book a show at the Theatre Royal or an evening at Komedia comedy club. You can also take advantage of proximity to The Rec, home of Bath Rugby with the season running from September to May and matches every two weeks. Tel the Box Office outside the grounds 0871 721 1865 to book tickets up to 4 weeks in advance or visit for online tickets. Enjoy a day in the shops, take a dip in the thermae spa, and head back to the property for an aperitif in your private garden, taking in the maze and the soothing waters of the weir, before heading back out for a fabulous dinner.

Key Features

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Feature Value
Area: City Centre
Twin Bedrooms: 0
Single Bedrooms: 0
Family Bedroom: 0
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Feature Value
Sleeps: 4
Children: Welcome
Parking Spaces: 0
Bathrooms: 1
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Feature Value
Pets: No
Weekly Price: £1025.00 - 1405.00
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  • Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Views
  • Washer
  • FF Kitchen
  • Garden Furniture
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wifi

Floor Plans & Access Statements

You can download floor plan and access statements for this property from the links below.

Floor Plan Access Statement


It was just so lovely to spend a week at the Secret Garden exploring both Bath and the surrounding area. The location is really perfect- both private but close to everything. Loved the garden and the easy access to the labyrinth park located just behind the property. Nicholas, the owner was very helpful and kind. Easy access to groceries, restaurants and the beauty of Bath. Thank you so much!
Johnstone's Secret Garden Ann - 2023-09-11
Just book this place. You will NOT be disappointed. My wife is telling me to make sure to use the word ‘magical.’ Ideal location, great amenities, and Nicholas is such a wonderful host. It was… magical.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Matthew - 2023-09-04
Location, location, location! The flat is very unique with a beautiful garden. We hope to be back.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Joanne - 2023-09-01
Great location opposite the river - peaceful but easy to walk to everything. We visited in summer and made a lot of use of the garden which is great for eating out. The two downstairs rooms - the kitchen and lounge are both small-ish with limited room for sitting / eating. This was fine for us as the weather was nice so we ate in the garden a lot. But a group of four might find those areas a bit on the cosy side. That said, the upper-floor rooms make up for it, especially the main bedroom which is lovely. The hosts were extremely responsive and helpful. We had a slight issue on arrival and they resolved it within the hour.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Christopher - 2023-08-23
Johnstone Secret Garden was one of the most charming and unique places we've ever stayed at. It really lives up to its name and description as "idyllic" and a "private secret garden." We enjoyed having our meals out in the lovely garden. Our stay at Johnstone Secret Garden was a special treat and a rare find.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Craig - 2023-08-18
Great stay! Perfect location!
Johnstone's Secret Garden Celina - 2023-08-06
Very nice location. Highly recommended
Johnstone's Secret Garden Frank - 2023-07-13
Johnstone's secret garden is a gem. It is convenient to everything and the unit has tremendous charm. I only wish the weather had been a bit less wet so we could have enjoyed more of the beautiful garden.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Melanie - 2023-04-28
Absolutely gorgeous house. The pictures simply do do it justice. Extremely spacious and close to all amenities Bath has to offer. If this house is available, don’t miss out.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Graham - 2022-12-10
Great location
Johnstone's Secret Garden Andy - 2022-10-26
What a beautiful respite! The flat itself is beautifully laid out, with the main room really a ginormous studio suite. The kitchen is bijou but perfectly appointed , and the cozy lounge was a great place to sit at the end of the night....or even to view the beautiful garden on a rainy afternoon. The location is smack in the middle of everything, couldn't ask for more. And was so fun to pop out of the back garden door onto the maze - it literally did feel like our own secret garden.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Kirstie - 2022-10-03
Beautiful house, kind host, even better than the pictures. Everything you could need for the perfect stay in the centre of Bath with a dreamy garden. It's lovely to experience Bath in a house like No.12, it's very special. Planning our return trip already!
Johnstone's Secret Garden jaclyn - 2022-08-19
5 Stars! Johnstone's Secret Garden home was as wonderful as it appears in the pictures online. The home had everything we needed for an extended stay in Bath. We were lucky enough to enjoy this home and city for the month of July! Nicholas and Clare were easy and responsive to all our needs/requests. The location was perfect for exploring Bath, Stonehenge, and multiple villages within a short train or bus ride away. The home had a kitchen stocked for us to be able to have meals at home often. The beds were comfortable and the in-home washer allowed us to pack fewer rounds of clothing. The garden, the maze, and the river directly out the back living/kitchen area were what put this apartment over the top!! We were able to have meals in the garden and many evenings with wine on a picnic blanket by the weir. I highly recommend Johnstone's Secret Garden for your getaway :)
Johnstone's Secret Garden Eileen - 2022-08-03
Amazing location, and beautiful home. perfect place to stay in Bath.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Jillian - 2022-06-26
One of the best locations in Bath, having the private garden was a real treat, and my choice to return to for Bath. Great hosting and good communications with the host.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Deborah - 2022-06-07
This property is in a great location. You can even see the Weir and river from the main bedroom. The garden was beautiful and you can access the riverside from a gate at the bottom of the garden. I would highly recommend this property if you're visting Bath.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Spencer - 2022-04-01
We had a lovely stay!

Thanks you so much to the team at Bath Holiday rentals, you went the extra mile to help us find a place last minute. The check in and out process was so easy. It was a perfect stay, the apartment was fabulous, great location and lovely decor.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Deborah - 2022-01-15
We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our week in Bath.
Johnston’s Secret Garden is in a superb location enabling you to easily access all the delights of the city on foot — especially good if you are a rugby union fan.
The pretty garden provided quick access to the weir and the river — we took a boat trip and were thrilled to see a cormorant, kingfisher and a heron.
The property was a delight and so cosy and warm.
The team at Bath Holiday Rentals provided first-class service and communication was excellent.
Wished we could have stayed longer and we hope to be back in Bath next year.
Johnstone's Secret Garden S & P - 2021-12-04
Beautiful, stylish place to stay right in the heart of the city. We're already planning our next visit :)
Johnstone's Secret Garden Rosie - 2021-11-14
This is a lovely period flat on two floors in a great location. The private garden is a huge plus and gets the sun in the afternoon and evenings. Booking/arrival etc all very smooth. Would recommend.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Louise - 2021-10-15
Lovely place to stay so convenient and well presented Will stay again hopefully when visiting bath Many thanks
Johnstone's Secret Garden Alistair - 2021-10-05
Absolutely gorgeous property situated in the most amazing area . Just minutes from everywhere you want to be . I can’t recommend highly enough
Johnstone's Secret Garden Caroline - 2021-09-26
'This apartment is great, and in a perfect location to enjoy Bath. My favourite part was getting up in the morning and opening the shutters that overlook the garden...I thought I as in Tuscany!"
Johnstone's Secret Garden Tony - 2021-06-07
This is a new property as of the end of May 2021. We welcome you and would love for you to be our first guest to write a testimonial.
Johnstone's Secret Garden Alexa - 2021-05-29

Chargeable Services Available

  • Additional cleaning, £36 per 2 hours
  • Additional linen changes £36 per bedroom
  • Admin fee
  • High Chair
  • Travel Cot (Sheet/bedding not included - Please note, base mattress is a standard thin travel cot mattress)
Concierge Service Available


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