December Newsletter

To start off our December Newsletter we think it’s fitting to finally reveal Billy’s Christmas Outfit for 2013… After a lengthy decision making process, Billy has opted for reindeer antlers, elf ears and a fluffy Santa Scarf. Over on the Villa Magdala Facebook page we had some fun coming up with some captions, please feel free to add your own over the next few weeks of Christmas. The best we’ve had so far is ‘Is he in charge of Elf and Safety?!’.

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New Year’s Eve

Soon we’ll be heading into a whole New Year at Villa Magdala and we’re looking forward to sharing you with more monthly news from the B&B. We still have rooms available for New Year’s Eve if you fancy spending the day in Bath! There are a few events taking place on New Year’s Eve which we are only just a few minutes walking distance away from us which we think you would enjoy:

New Year’s Eve Ball at the Pump Room

For the romantics and groups…

“Join us at the Roman Baths to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

Black tie, Sparkling cocktail reception around the magical torch-lit Roman Baths, Superb five course dinner with half a bottle of wine, Light entertainment provided throughout dinner, The Pump Room – Kim Cypher Quartet, Reception Hall – Jeanne Marlow Duo, Fun casino and Champagne bar, After dinner entertainment, The Pump Room – Live band Dancin’ Easy and a disco, Reception Hall – Disco, 7.45pm arrival with carriages at 1.30am”

New Year’s Eve at Clayton’s Kitchen at The Porter

For the sophisticated foodies… “Enjoy a lavish menu at The Porter this New year’s Eve.” 

Circo Bar and Lounge Vintage New Year’s Eve 

For Cocktail lovers… “Come celebrate the year that was 2013 with cad about town and musical maverick Lord Antony B (Sunday Best Compare) and his Vintage Sound System playing all the hits and more besides from through the decades!”

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Thinking about Valentines?

You may think it’s too early to start talking about the most romantic day of the year but as this year the day coincides with a weekend, it’s bound to get booked up rather quickly! The team at Villa Magdala have kindly put together a list of the ‘Top three places for a romantic dinner in Bath‘ and here they are…

Circus Restaurant

“This family run restaurant has consistently great food and great service, and it’s fabulously romantic. Candlelit dinner here is a must. ”

The Porter- Clayton’s Kitchen

New to the Bath scene, The Porter has been re-vamped into a place fit for relaxing, socialising and most importantly…eating. Dishes like their Cannon of Lamb are already becoming a favourite here at Villa Magdala.

Kilted Chef 

‘The Kilted Chef have a fantastic set lunch menu for 2 Courses £15.45 and  3 Courses £19.65, they also cater for people with Coeliac or Food intolerances extremely well’

We’ll be offering our standard package of complimentary Bucks Fizz, Award Winning Cooked and Continental Breakfast, Independent Big Ben Discount Card (Getting you up to 10% off the majority of independent restaurants and attractions in Bath), Free Wifi and Free parking. Book here now for a special stay.

Thank you for such a wonderful year, to all we’ve spoken to via social feeds and all the lovely customers who have stayed at the B&B this year. We hope to see you again very soon,

The Villa Magdala Team x


Planning a wedding? Why not have Villa Magdala all to yourself?

Organising your Wedding or big celebrations in central Bath? Want an affordable choice for all your guests to stay in one place to make it even more special?

We are delighted to announce, that after our success with looking after wedding guests and celebrations at our B&B in the last two years, that we’re now offering our guests to have Exclusive Use of Villa Magdala! After numerous requests and fantastic comments on our hospitality and general luxury interior we feel over the moon to now be able to present this as an choice for any guests celebrating with a big party.

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Villa Magdala is only a short walk (5 minutes max!) from some of the best wedding and event venues such as the Pump Rooms, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Guildhall, all which offer great value in a fantastic setting.

Here at Villa Magdala we hope to ensure that you and your guests are catered for in every way, even though we are a B&B we like to ensure we can offer those tiny extras, if necessary, that make your stay go from great to excellent.

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Exclusive use for your wedding party or celebration in Bath includes the following..

Full use of: 20 x King/Superking or Twin Bedrooms – (Accommodation for 40 guests)

And all our public areas, our garden and private car park.

Cream Tea on arrival for 40

Informal Buffet Supper for 40 on Friday night

Full Breakfast with Bucks Fizz for 40 on both mornings (late breakfast until 10.30am on
Sunday Morning)

Extra beds available in certain rooms at an extra £45.00 per child per night (children up to the
age of 16)

Dedicated event planner to oversee your event

Friday & Saturday Night


Please feel free to contact Kimberley Blair on 01225 466 329 to discuss anything regarding the exclusive use stay, availability and any wedding/event related press. Look forward to hearing from you!

June/July news at the Villa Magdala B&B

I think it is safe to say that Villa Magdala is becoming more popular by the day, and not just because we’re great at what we do but rather because our dog Billy’s ‘celebrity status’ is ever increasing!  Dawn Porter, British television presenter, writer, comedian ( and a just a lovely lady!), came to stay and Billy told us she was solely here to just see him for an exclusive photo shoot: we remain unconvinced, but happy for his new networking skills across his Twitter!Dawn, Porter, Villa Magdala, Bath, Billy, Dog, lovely, lady

Jubilee celebrations in Bath were amazing. In particular the fireworks on the Friday were stunning, coupled with amazing music all over the city in a variety of venues; our guests really enjoyed themselves and welcomed a return to their Jubilee-free rooms after all the festivities!  Bath truly managed, as always, to cater to all tastes of activities.

Other exciting things coming up in July and August in Bath and surrounding areas, seems to be the ‘Festival Season’!

Kilver Court  in Shepton Mallet, about a 30 minute drive away, is holding a ‘Music under the Arches‘ event on the 14th and 15th of July. They have the amazing The Concordia International Ensemble performing on the Saturday staged under their stunning viaduct, and on the Sunday the ‘Sunday Showcase’ of fresh new music talent from around the Somerset area. Brilliant for a weekend of music.

Roman Baths by Torchlight, relax and enjoy the romantic torchlit ambience of the Great Bath. A truly stunning historical setting, much more magical at night!1 July – 31 August, Roman Baths, tel: 01225 477785

Bath Americana Festival, The South West’s favourite festival of American folk music focusing on bluegrass and Appalachian music with a special celebration of the banjo. 4-8 July at the wonderful American Museum.

Bath Guitar Festival, Europe’s number one guitar festival returns for its 19th extravaganza. 19-25 July.

Bath Folk Festival, attend a live gig or learn to play an instrument at various workshops. 13-19 August.

Our lovely garden is coming along fine, got the new turf down, fencing going up, deckchairs ordered but it hasn’t stopped raining since we began! We only hope that we’ll have another late Summer like we did last year so our guests can enjoy the outside, there’s nothing better than tea and cake outside on a lovely afternoon!garden, villa magdala, b&b, bath, best, luxury, boutique

Villa Magdala has been awarded it’s Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, we are so grateful to have received this again, it really lets us know that what we are doing is to the highest of standards. Thanks to everyone again for such excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Our kitchen assistant Joe has had a mention – he created a new dish ‘Granola Glass’ and has been recognised for this,  he is over the moon! Always good when individual staff members are praised. We really appreciate the time and trouble guests go to to post a review – it is so important for us to climb the Trip Advisor ladder!

Breakfasts remain a hugely favoured part of peoples stays with us. Joe has also created his own homemade Orange and Grapefruit marmalade to accompany our breakfasts which guests have been buying as well; seems like he’ll be famous for it soon enough!

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Our butcher Arthur (Billy’s best friend-wonder why?) is such a lovely character and also supplies us with only the best local meat produce for our chef William Hyde to cook; which is constantly praised.Villa Magdala, Billy, Dog, Butcher, Arthur, Bath
We are also pleased to announce our winner of Name the Stag Competition was Grayson Heighway for General Staveley! We loved the idea of calling him a ‘General’!  If Grayson could please contact Kim at the B&B on 01225466329 we can arrange your free nights stay!
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I think that’s all for now, but do stay tuned..we have some fantastic competitions and offers coming up. Make sure to follow us on our Twitter…exciting!
V.M x