Our Family Break at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

I recently wrote about our trip to Bath, and today I wanted to share with you where we stayed in the historic city. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I love lodge holidays. So when I found out that Bath Mill Lodge Retreat was 3 miles away from the city, it seemed the perfect place to stay.

The Mill

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

We arrived on a beautiful sunny day in February, and checked in at The Mill at Bath Mill Lodge, where you will also find the bar and restaurant. Now if you are looking for a holiday that offers activities and entertainment, this is not the place for you. However, if you want peace and tranquillity then Bath Mill Lodge is perfect. The only sound we heard was from the babbling brook that runs the length of the site.

Hartfield Lodge Bath Mill

We stayed in a Hartfield Lodge at Bath Mill. There were televisions in all 3 bedrooms, a Smart TV in the living room where you could hire films for £2.95, and a large decking area where you could watch the world go by.

Bedroom at Bath Mill Lodge

Hartfield Lodge - Bath Mill

Hartfield Lodge Decking

What is provided in the lodges at Bath Mill

The lodge had the added bonus of a washing machine, plus a huge dining room table which was perfect on the one evening we cooked. To be honest I wish we had cooked more, as the kitchen was better equipped than my own at home. And no need to bring a tea towel, dish cloths, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets as these are all provided.

Hartfield Lodge kitchen

Does Bath Mill offer wifi

Bath Mill offers free wifi which was fast enough to cope with Netflix and the usual social media updates. You can connect 4 devices, or pay a small charge to get faster wifi and add up to 10 devices.  Perfect for when your kids have several devices that have to come on holiday with you.

3 Bed Hartfield Lodge

Getting into Bath from Bath Mill Lodge

The reason we chose Bath Mill lodge is the proximity to Bath city centre. Using the Newbridge park and ride, you could leave your lodge and be in Bath in just over 20 minutes. There is also a bus stop just up the road from Bath Mill, and if you wished to take a taxi it would be around £10 – £15 each way.

After a day of walking around Bath, there was no better feeling than retreating to our lodge for the evening. It’s the little things that make a holiday park stand out. Games are included in the lodge, and we enjoyed teaching the kids to play Cluedo, tested our knowledge with Trivial Pursuit, and got beaten at Connect Four. And let’s not forget the glass of fizz you are given when checking in.

1 bedroom lodges at Bath Mill

We went for a stroll one afternoon, and fell in love with the 1 bedroom lodges they also have at Bath Mill Lodge. I am currently plotting a night away for me and the husband, just so I can stay in one.

Bath Mill Lodges 1 bedroom

And how cute is the gym on site. It is open to Bath Mill residents for a small charge.

Bath Mill Lodge Gym

And this has to be the prettiest phone box EVER.

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

The Brook Restaurant at Bath Mill

As is the tradition with the majority of our holidays, we always dine out on our final evening. We decided to try the restaurant on site at Bath Mill, so we could enjoy a few drinks and stroll back to our lodge. We had a lovely window table, and despite it being fairly quiet it still had a nice atmosphere.


Son and I ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection. I ordered mine with peppercorn sauce, and there was plenty to go over my steak.

Steak at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

Husband went for chicken and chorizo which he said tasted amazing, and Katie ordered off the children’s menu. She went for chicken nuggets after her first choice of jacket potato was unavailable.

The Brook Restaurant

Dining in The Brook Restaurant at Bath Mill, was the perfect end to our break away in Bath. The lady who served us was attentive, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her. They have themed nights during the week, and this is worth asking about when you check in.

The Brook Restaurant

The following day it was time to say goodbye to Bath and check out. You know it has been a successful holiday when the kids are already asking to go back. Thank you Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, you were wonderful.

If you would like to know more about the places we have visited, you can find them on our Travel – UK page and Travel – Abroad. 

We paid for our holiday to Bath Mill, however our meal at the restaurant was complimentary.


Review of Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

25 thoughts on “Our Family Break at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat”

    • It certainly was nice and cosy and loved being out in the day, and just chilling out in the lodge during the evening. There were plenty of families there with younger kids, older kids and also perfect for couples too x

    • Caro, we have totally fallen in love with the city now we have visited. I really want to go back in the summer, as well as Christmas time when they have the markets on. The lodge would be perfect for little ones too as such a great place to stay x

    • The park and ride was fantastic, and at less than £6 return for all of us it was a bargain too. I love York and great to hear you found something similar close to the city. I love city breaks but I prefer to stay somewhere quieter, and Bath Mill was perfect x

    • Aw thank you Heledd, that is a lovely thing to say. I can’t believe we have only just discovered Bath, but I have totally fallen in love with the city x

    • Thank you Angela. The meal was beautiful and it was lovely to just stroll back to the lodge on our final evening. The lodge was one of the nicest ones we have ever stayed in. So warm, cosy and quiet x

    • Suzanne it has become one of my favourite places too, and that’s after one visit. Already planning on going back, hopefully in the summer. The lodge was perfect for us and oh so cosy x

    • It was definitely the perfect place for a chilled out break with the family. Hopefully we can return later on in the year x

    • You would love it there Sarah. Perfect place to chill out with the boys, yet 10 minutes from the city of Bath x

  1. Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is lovely, right?! We really enjoyed out stay and are lodge converts – so much more luxurious that a static holiday home with all the space. We didn’t have chance to eat in The Brook but now I’m wishing we’d made an extra effort. That steak looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

    • I couldn’t believe you went just a few weeks after us Claire. Lodge holidays are definitely our number one choice of accommodation when staying in the UK. Having older kids the extra space you get is a god send. The Brook was wonderful for a meal on our last night x


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