A couple of weeks ago, you’ll remember that I was whizzing about like a mad thing… and my adventures started in the glorious city of Bath. I went to this golden corner of the world to explore its extraordinary independent shopping scene. I marched the streets and discovered some wonderful gems, which I’ll be revealing here tomorrow.
But today, I wanted to introduce you to the hotel I stayed in during my little Bath jaunt, for No.15 Great Pulteney was one of the most gorgeous little spots I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.
A 12 minute walk from the station brought me to the front door of No. 15 Great Pulteney, nestled on Bath’s most iconic neoclassical street. It’s made up of a collection of Georgian townhouses which all have a wonderfully rich and rather distinguished past…
After being privately owned since 1846, it became a hotel in 1948 and was run by the Salvation Army right up until 2013, when it was taken over by the current owners.
They’ve always been keen purveyors and collectors of art, which is why you’ll find such a focus on intriguing collections around the hotel. As well as working with those who’ve made making or finding beautiful things their life’s work, they’ve also been working closely with local and up-and-coming artists to commission one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces.
Upstairs on the top floor of this boutique townhouse is the Artists’ Floor, where several of the rooms feature bespoke wall murals. Art, in all its forms, is and always has been an integral part of No.15’s luxury for the ‘curious offering’ – a phrase which is at the heart of everything they do.
There are curiosities and collections in every available nook, shelf and staircase. Whether it’s the hand-blown lights above the bar in Cafe 15, framed pieces of vintage lace to beautiful art books, old slides of living stone, or a collection of antique evening bags, there’s something to capture your imagination around every corner.
No.15 Great Pulteney was the perfect place to stay for this trip. While I was discovering a wonderfully creative and independent world in the city itself, the hotel I was staying in was equally creative, curious and inspiring.
Thank you for having me, No.15. I’ll most definitely be back again soon… and do pop back tomorrow to read about my Bath adventures. Exploring the independent retail scene of this gorgeous city was enormous amounts of fun and I look forward to sharing with you!
No.15 Great Pulteney
15 Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4BS
This post is sponsored by Visit Bath and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was a guest of the hotel.