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After 9 months of traveling full-time, Kyle and I agree on one thing: slow travel is the best way to travel. We don’t really enjoy moving around every few days like most digital nomads do; if we can help it, we try to stay in a place for at least two weeks so that we can find a place to settle into and call “home”, and so that we don’t feel rushed to experience each destination.
But sometimes it just has to happen. Take our recent visit to Bath, for example. We were there for only three days and sightseeing took up most of our daylight hours. But! Thanks to Panda Sanctuaries, we managed to “find sanctuary” from playing busy-tourist and retreat to two of their amazing holiday rental apartments.
Panda Sanctuaries’ Toll Keeper’s House
We stayed here on our first night in Bath and it was an amazing way to be introduced to the World Heritage Site that is the city of Bath. How so? I’ll show you…the most notable feature of this apartment: THE VIEW!
They actually call it the Toll Keeper’s House because it used to be a toll house for the historic Cleveland Bridge. It dates all the way back to 1827 but is now part of Panda Sanctuaries’ lineup of short-term accommodations and has been entirely refurbished into a modern, three-story home. How cool is that?!
We had a relaxing evening at the Toll Keeper’s House where we did some work and ordered delivery (via Deliveroo), then had an amazing night’s sleep!
Panda Sanctuaries’ Henge House – Sarsen Apartment
Panda Sanctuaries then invited us to stay the next two nights at their Sarsen Apartment, which is a unit inside a new-build property they call Henge House. A stark contrast to the Toll Keeper’s House, the Sarsen Apartment felt much newer in age and was more contemporary in its interior design. This was actually our first time staying in a place that was so modern and contemporarily-designed so it was a really nice experience.
Also, we did all of our Bath sightseeing while staying in the Sarsen Apartment, and although it’s not located in the city center, it’s only a 10-15 minute walk to all the main Bath attractions. I think that’s actually a great thing, since you don’t have to deal with the noisy tourists when you’re just trying to relax or get some work done.
Overall, we just adored both apartments and found them to be perfect sanctuaries for our slow and practical-travel preferences. Of course, we must also give a shout out to Pete and especially Ana for being so friendly and welcoming! Cheers, guys!
Many thanks to Panda Sanctuaries for sponsoring our stay in exchange for exposure to our online audience.
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