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Murder Mystery Weekend - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018


Bailbrook House Hotel
Bath, Somerset

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Event Type: 1 night weekend  Event Type Info
Plot: Dead Ringers
£170 per person - Weekend - 1 Night Stay  1 Night Price Info
£240 per person - Weekend - 2 Night Stay   2 Night Price Info

Single Room supplements apply (£50 per person if staying 1 night or £102.50 if staying 2 nights)
The second night of a 2 night stay is on a bed and breakfast basis
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This event is a murder mystery weekend. The murder mystery lasts from mid-afternoon on the Saturday until mid-morning on the Sunday. Included in the price are tea and dinner on the Saturday and breakfast on the Sunday (also breakfast on the Saturday if you stay on the Friday night and breakfast on the Monday if you stay on the Sunday night). You can either come on the Friday night and visit the local sights or have a relaxing day using the facilities at the hotel, or else you can just come on the Saturday afternoon for the murder mystery (click on the "Plot Details" tab above for information about the story).

For more details about how our weekend events work see the Weekend FAQ page

About the hotel:
Bailbrook House is a Grade II listed property set within 20 acres of private grounds with commanding views towards central Bath and adjoining countryside. The property was originally built as a private residence in the early 1790s and has had a number of uses over the years.

The hotel has recently undergone an extensive £10 million refurbishment. The Mansion House has been reconfigured to create 13 prestigious feature bedrooms, many of which offer additional touches such as original fireplaces, roll-top baths and large bedroom spaces.

Bailbrook Court is adjacent to the Mansion House and offers 81 classic and executive bedrooms, all of which have been completely refurbished to a high contemporary standard.

Bailbrook House is now a member of the Hand Picked Hotels Group as a four star property.

For more information about the hotel and photos click on the "Hotel Info" tab above.
This event is a murder mystery weekend. The murder mystery lasts from mid-afternoon on the Saturday until mid-morning on the Sunday. Included in the price are tea and dinner on the Saturday and breakfast on the Sunday (also breakfast on the Saturday if you stay on the Friday night and breakfast on the Monday if you stay on the Sunday night). You can either come on the Friday night and visit the local sights or have a relaxing day using the facilities at the hotel, or else you can just come on the Saturday afternoon for the murder mystery (click on the "Plot Details" tab above for information about the story).

For more details about how our weekend events work see the Weekend FAQ page

About the hotel:
Bailbrook House is a Grade II listed property set within 20 acres of private grounds with commanding views towards central Bath and adjoining countryside. The property was originally built as a private residence in the early 1790s and has had a number of uses over the years.

The hotel has recently undergone an extensive £10 million refurbishment. The Mansion House has been reconfigured to create 13 prestigious feature bedrooms, many of which offer additional touches such as original fireplaces, roll-top baths and large bedroom spaces.

Bailbrook Court is adjacent to the Mansion House and offers 81 classic and executive bedrooms, all of which have been completely refurbished to a high contemporary standard.

Bailbrook House is now a member of the Hand Picked Hotels Group as a four star property.

For more information about the hotel and photos click on the "Hotel Info" tab above.
Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers 

Wellingford Bell Ringers Association are hosting a weekend of socialising and competitive bell ringing. Ringers from all over the country are invited to come along, meet new enthusiasts and compete in the recently created "Change Ringing Cup". The WBRA are a fairly new group on the bell ringing scene but have already begun to earn a reputation for taking themselves a little seriously and being overly competitive. They, however, claim that they are simply enthusiastic and enthusiasm can only be a good thing. Can't it..?

Bailbrook House Hotel

Bailbrook House, Eveleigh Avenue, BATH, Somerset BA1 7JD
Tel: 01225 855100     Please note the venue will not be able to help with bookings for this event.

For more information about the hotel please visit their web site

Click here to see a map for the Bailbrook House Hotel

Bailbrook House is a Grade II listed property set within 20 acres of private grounds with commanding views towards central Bath and adjoining countryside. The property was originally built as a private residence in the early 1790s and has had a number of uses over the years.

The hotel has recently undergone an extensive £10 million refurbishment. The Mansion House has been reconfigured to create 13 prestigious feature bedrooms, many of which offer additional touches such as original fireplaces, roll-top baths and large bedroom spaces.

Bailbrook Court is adjacent to the Mansion House and offers 81 classic and executive bedrooms, all of which have been completely refurbished to a high contemporary standard.

Bailbrook House is now a member of the Hand Picked Hotels Group as a four star property.
Bailbrook House is a Grade II listed property set within 20 acres of private grounds with commanding views towards central Bath and adjoining countryside. The property was originally built as a private residence in the early 1790s and has had a number of uses over the years.

The hotel has recently undergone an extensive £10 million refurbishment. The Mansion House has been reconfigured to create 13 prestigious feature bedrooms, many of which offer additional touches such as original fireplaces, roll-top baths and large bedroom spaces.

Bailbrook Court is adjacent to the Mansion House and offers 81 classic and executive bedrooms, all of which have been completely refurbished to a high contemporary standard.

Bailbrook House is now a member of the Hand Picked Hotels Group as a four star property.
Originally built for a wealthy lawyer, Dr. Denham Skeet, Bailbrook House was designed by the well-known Bath architect John Eveleigh. Eveleigh was also responsible for a number of other landmarks in Bath, notably Camden Crescent, Grosvenor Place and buildings in Grove Street, just across Pulteney Bridge.

Work began in 1790 but due to interruptions and the uncertainties caused by the Napoleonic War, was not completed until early in the 19th Century at about the same time as Jane Austen took up residence in Bath.

By this time Dr. Skeet had sold the property to Valentine Jones, a merchant and official in the West Indies who became Public Secretary in Barbados and Commissary General for the British forces stationed in the Leeward Islands. When in Bath Jones entertained lavishly, including among his guests at Bailbrook Prime Minister William Pitt the younger. Sadly the temptations of his office proved too great and Valentine Jones was tried and imprisoned for his part in corrupt dealings relating to the misdirection of Treasury bills through an accomplice in Philadelphia and fraudulently supplying the British forces in the West Indies.

Bailbrook was taken by The Crown as reparation and sold in 1814 to Thomas Walters, ironically the head of the leading Batheaston family from whom Dr Skeet had originally bought the site in 1790.

The Walters family then let Bailbrook to Lady Isabella King, daughter of the Earl of Kingston. Lady Isabella was never married but instead devoted her time and energy to charitable and benevolent work, becoming associated with many prominent figures in the Evangelical Revival. As Patroness of a number of charities, her work was particularly targeted at street beggars, aiming to 'save the innocent and the unprotected from the dangers attendant on idleness and poverty.' Initiatives included a knitting school and a button-making school for children.

Whilst still in residence in 1815, she set about converting Bailbrook into a home for The Ladies Association - "A community for the ladies of gentle birth and their servants", the wealthier members effectively subsiding others on very modest incomes. Preference was given to the widows and daughters of clergymen and of naval and army officers. The community in their turn helped in the running of a school for orphaned girls, like the ladies "to be of gentle birth", which was established close by.

Other patrons of the association included three bishops, two duchesses, two marchionesses and Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III who paid a visit to the house in 1817 with her son the Duke of Clarence (later King William IV).

The Ladies Association eventually moved from Bailbrook and the house was adapted as a private nursing home, remaining in this use until well into the 20th century.

Eventually Bailbrook was purchased by the Post Office and converted into a training college with new buildings added in the 1970's and later. Passing on to RCA (the Communications Company) and then Serco, the college became dedicated to the training of air traffic control personnel. Sundial Group purchased Bailbrook in 2001 and refurbished this wonderful property. The hotel was then acquired by the prestigious Hand Picked Hotels group in June 2012 and entered an extensive programme of refurbishments in 2012-2013 which have restored the hotel to its former glory.
* Free car park
* 2 restaurants - Lansdown Restaurant and Cloisters Fine Dining Restaurant
* Gym
* Conservatory Bar
* Royal Lounges
* 20 acres of grounds
The facilities available in each bedroom include:

* Complimentary WiFi and broadband socket
* 37" flat screen TV with Freeview channels
* Media hub to connect devices to TV
* Tea and coffee making facilities
* Air conditioning
* Fridge
* Iron and Ironing Board
* Hairdryer
* 24 hr room service
* Telephone
* Desk with reading lamp
* Seating furniture & coffee table
* USB charger
* Safe
* Bath with in-bath rain shower
* Heated towel rail

Classic and executive bedrooms are situated in Bailbrook Court.

Deluxe and feature rooms, plus the four poster room, junior suite and master suite are located in the Mansion House.

Wheelchair accessible rooms are available in Bailbrook Court.
The following attractions are all nearby:

* City of Bath
* Thermal Spa
* Roman Bath
* Bus Tours around the city
* Shopping in the city
* Longleat
* Jane Austen Museum
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Classic bedroom
Classic bedroom
  
 
Executive bedroom
Executive bedroom
  
Deluxe bedroom (Thomas Gainsborough)
Deluxe bedroom (Thomas Gainsborough)
  
 
Feature bedroom (General James Wolfe)
Feature bedroom (General James Wolfe)
  
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
  
 
Four poster room
Four poster room
  
Suite
Suite
  
 
Suite bathroom
Suite bathroom
  
Master Suite
Master Suite
  
 
Lansdown Restaurant
Lansdown Restaurant
  
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
  
 
Exterior of Hotel
Exterior of Hotel
  
Check in from: 3:00pm
Murder mystery starts: 4:00pm
Tea: 4:00pm
Afternoon ends: 5.30pm

Murder mystery continues in the bar: 7:20pm
Dinner: 8pm
End of the evening: 10.30pm (approximately)

Breakfast: 8:00am to 9:30am
Murder mystery restarts: 9:30am
Murder mystery finishes: 10:30am
Final check out: 11:00am

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