Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about Bath Mill Lodge Retreat that you need answering, you may well find the answer below in our list of frequently asked questions:
Are there any job vacancies available at Bath Mill?
If you are interested in careers with Darwin Escapes at our resort, please visit our Bath Mill careers page to find details of any roles which are available.
How do I get to Bath Mill Lodge Retreat?
Follow the A4 along Bath Road/Bristol Road until you reach a roundabout with three exits, one going to Bath (A4) / Twerton (A36) and another being towards Combe Down and Newton St Loe. Take this exit towards Newton St Loe and go straight down Pennyquick road for just over a mile. You will then see signposts to take a left turn towards our luxury resort.
How far is Bath Mill Lodge Retreat from Bath city centre?
Bath Mill is located just ten minutes away from Bath city centre, making it the perfect destination for Bath city breaks for anyone who isn’t so keen on the prospect of staying in a busy city centre hotel.
There are plenty of places to park in Bath city centre as well, but if you would prefer to leave the car on park, there is also a scenic walk directly into the city to be enjoyed when you take a stroll along the Newton Brook which runs past the resort.
How much does it cost to get a taxi into Bath city centre from our resort?
It usually costs around £10.00 for a taxi directly into the city centre.
Is there a bus stop located close to the Bath Mill?
There is a bus stop located close to the park entrance. On weekdays buses run every 15 minutes directly into the city centre.
What is the nearest train station to Bath Mill?
The nearest train station to Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is Oldfield Park Station which is around 2.2 miles away from our resort. Ordinarily, car journeys to the resort from here will take 8 minutes.
Holiday Break Questions
Are there many scenic walking routes to be enjoyed in the local area?
Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is located in an idyllic part of the Somerset countryside, with a plethora of scenic walking routes to be enjoyed around the area including the walk along the Newton Brook directly into the city centre.
Please see reception for more information on the walking routes that are available and to receive the code to unlock the back gate.
Are towels provided at Bath Mill?
Towels are provided as standard in all Bath Mill Holiday Lodges.
Do the holiday lodges have a freezer?
The majority of our lodges feature a freezer in their well equipped kitchens, with the only exception being the Norland Lodge, which have a mini kitchenette and slightly more limited self catering facilities.
Is Bath Mill pet friendly?
Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is a perfect destination for pet friendly holidays in Somerset, with a number of units allocated specifically for pet owners. This includes the Hartfield lodge and also the Pemberley lodge.
Please just let us know when you are booking your holiday if you are planning on bringing your pet with you so we can ensure that you get a pet allocated unit.
What attractions are there near Bath Mill?
You’ll never run out of things to do when you stay here, with there being plenty to do in and around the resort, including the Bath city centre. For more information on things to do, please visit our local area page.
What can I expect in my Bath holiday lodge?
The majority of our lodges are fully equipped for self catering with full kitchen facilities including ovens, microwaves and fridge freezers. The only exception to this is the studio Norland Lodge which has a kitchenette featuring a microwave, toaster and kettle so that the essentials are covered.
Comfort and relaxation in a luxurious environment is a key feature we strive for at this resort, which is why all lodges are equipped with stylish but comfortable furnishing and bedding. You will also find a plethora of entertainment features including flat screen TVs with Freeview channels and Wi-Fi access.
What time is check-in at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat?
Check-in at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is normally from 4pm. The only exception to this is anyone having a one night stay in the Norland lodge where check-in is from 12pm.
If you are running late and don’t anticipate that you will arrive before 5pm, please call reception on 01225 333909 and we will help arrange an alternative for your key collection.
Are any of the holiday lodges at Bath Mill available to purchase?
As much as we know that most of our customers would like to spend as much time as possible at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, we unfortunately do not have any holiday homes for sale on our resort. All of our lodges are available for hire only for customers looking for luxury holidays in Bath.
Are there any films available to watch?
Films cost £2.95 each and can be viewed in your holiday lodge. You can pay for these on departure.
At what times is food served in The Brook?
Between Monday and Thursday the Brook serves lunch between 12pm and 2pm. The kitchen then re-opens for dinner from 5pm till 9pm.
On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant serves food between 12pm and 2pm and then re-opens between 5pm and 9pm.
On Sunday, the Brook is open between 12pm and 3pm. It then re-opens for dinner between 5pm and 8pm.
Can anyone use The Brook bar & Bistro?
The recently refurbished Brook Bar & Bistro is located on-site at Bath Mill and open to the public.
Can anyone use the gym at Bath Mill?
The Gym at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is available for the benefit of holiday makers staying at the resort only and is not open to the general public.
Is Bath Mill a camping or touring site?
No, Bath Mill just features holiday lodges which are available for hire for luxury holiday breaks in Bath.
Is Bath Mill open all year?
Our resort is open all 12 months of the year.
Is free parking provided at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat?
Holiday makers staying at our resort will benefit from free parking. Many of our holiday lodges have parking spaces available right next to the accommodation, with one space allocated per lodge.
There is also free parking available for customers using The Brook Bar & Bistro.
Is there Wi-Fi internet access available?
Basic Wi-Fi internet access is provided free of charge for our customers staying at the resort. However, there is a higher speed Premium Wi-Fi package available for £14.95 which covers up to 10 devices if required.
What are the gym opening hours?
The gym is open between 9:00am and 9:00pm daily for the benefit of our holiday makers. We do require a £5 deposit for a gym access card.
What are the opening hours of The Brook bar & Bistro?
The opening hours of The Brook Bar and Bistro are as follows:
• Monday – Saturday – 12pm-2pm/5pm-9pm
• Sunday – 12pm-8pm
What happened to Newton Mill Holiday Park?
Bath Mill used to be a camping and touring caravan site known as Newton Mill Holiday Park. Darwin Escapes ploughed in significant resources to completely overhaul this site and turn it into one of the most luxurious holiday lodge destinations in the region.
What is Darwin Escapes’ Dog Policy?
We’re pet-friendly, but do have a few rules to ensure the park can be enjoyed by pet-owners and non-pet-owners alike.
We ask that no dogs, pets, or animals of any kind may occupy a non pet unit without the prior permission of the Park Manager. (This can be achieved by including your pet on your booking form to ensure you are allocated a pet-friendly unit).
a. Where allowed, all pets must at all times be kept under proper control and must not enter any facility building. (excluding guide dogs)
b. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (unless in the dedicated dog areas) and prevented from fouling.
c. All fouling should be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
d. In accordance with the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the following breeds of dog are not permitted anywhere on the park at any time: Pit-bull Terrier Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero as well as any other breed at the Park Manager’s discretion.
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