A new exclusive, luxurious and up-market event venue set in twenty two acres of 18th Century landscaped parkland, the Gilt House estate is a prestigious location for Wedding Festivals, Private Parties, Intimate Corporate Events and location filming.
Ideally located 5 miles from the M4 and 7 Miles from the stunning city of Bath, lose yourself in the beauty, tranquillity and timelessness of the estate for a truly unique event. The Gilt House experience is pure gold.
Now in its bi-centennial year Parish House, now known as Gilt House Bath, is steeped in a rich history of swashbuckling maritime tales and regal links.
Built in 1816 by Captain John Parish, who fought with Nelson at the Battle of the Nile, Gilt House is said to have been funded by bounty money earned from the capture of a Spanish treasure-ship.
Many notable people have taken residence here including Lady Ponsonby, the widow of Lord Ponsonby the Keeper Of The King’s Purse!
Subsequent owners include Lady Mount Temple, and shipping magnate Bernard Cayzer, who bought Parish House after WW2 commissioning the famous interior decorator Jean Monro to refurbish its elegant interior.
GILT HOUSE HISTORY
The Main House
Currently residential, it consists of seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, large drawing room, reading room, kitchen, orangery, original cellars featuring cinema room, bar, games room and wine cellars.
The Coach House is currently used for garden storage. The buildings are of ashlar with a slate roof. The central two-storey gabled section has paired doors in a rusticated base, a sash above and the gable as pediment. There are single storey wings to each side, which have round-headed openings now filled by tripartite sashes.
Walled Kitchen Garden
The kitchen garden is a large irregularly shaped area with glasshouses along the north wall and is still a fully working garden.
Currently designed to be a residential property with 2 bedrooms.
The arboretum is of recent date. It features acers, spruce, willow, ornamental cherry and holly informally planted along the boundary.
GILT HOUSE FEATURES