2 Sanctuaries to Retreat to While Visiting Bath

Link: Panda Sanctuaries


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! 

Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK

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?!

Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Front door
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Amazing view of the Cleveland Bridge from the living room
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Stairs
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Master bedroom
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
#ThatViewTho
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
This room used to store coal when it was the toll house but they creatively turned it into a unique en-suite bathroom!
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Second bedroom
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Full-size kitchen
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
View of Cleveland Bridge from the patio
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Patio and summerhouse
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Breakfast on the patio
Panda Sanctuaries' Toll Keepers House - Bath, England, UK
Parking for two cars right in front of the door

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.

Panda Sanctuaries' Henge House Sarsen Apartment - Bath, England, UK
Front door and corridor
Panda Sanctuaries' Henge House Sarsen Apartment - Bath, England, UK
Second bedroom
Panda Sanctuaries' Henge House Sarsen Apartment - Bath, England, UK
Living room
Panda Sanctuaries' Henge House Sarsen Apartment - Bath, England, UK
Breakfast in the living room
Panda Sanctuaries' Henge House Sarsen Apartment - Bath, England, UK
Because what’s Bath without a bath? 🙂

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.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click the links and make a purchase, we make a small commission (at no extra cost to you). If you found this post helpful, consider using our links to support us :)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe

Currently

Partners

Instagram

Load More
Something is wrong. Response takes too long or there is JS error. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Cmd+Shift+J on a Mac.