Fodor's Expert Review Lorne House

London Rd., Box, , Wiltshire, SN13 8NA, England

As an alternative to staying in the city center, Lorne House in the nearby village of Box is a popular boutique bed-and-breakfast option. About a half-hour journey, regular buses run from Bath to a few hundred yards from the hotel's front door. Lorne House was the childhood home of the Reverend Awdry, author of the Thomas the Tank Engine book series; railway aficionados will be able to see the famous Box Tunnel nearby. Rooms are comfortable and surprisingly quiet, given the guesthouse is on a busy stretch of highway. The owners are very attentive and full of advice about the area.

PROS

  • comfortable and quiet rooms
  • easy public transportation link to Bath
  • friendly and welcoming owners

CONS

  • on busy road
  • distance from city center
  • rooms on the lower floor do not have a view

QUICK FACTS

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Quiet
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01225-742597
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HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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