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Leisure Services Offered by Alumni

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UK Based Offers

Arrow Bank Bed & Breakfast

Ruth Brinton-Bivand (European Studies & Modern Languages 1979) is offering alumni cardholders a 10% discount on Bed & Breakfast rates at Arrow Bank, her extensively restored house, situated by the River Arrow at the heart of the picturesque village of Eardisland and close to places of interest and local pubs serving meals and snacks. The house provides an ideal base from which to explore the black and white villages of northern Herefordshire and all the rural charms the area, which includes the Welsh Marches, has to offer.

Tel: +44(0)1544 388375   |   |

The Big House Co.
Various Locations

Alumni friends, family or work colleagues who want to hire a big house in the UK, should look no further; The Big House Co. is one, if not THE best!  Reunions, birthdays, family gatherings - or just an excuse for a party!  You may wish to take advantage of a 15% discount, on rates, from October through to May.  Two houses are located near Taunton, Somerset & one at Bideford, Devon; each house sleeps over 20 people in Georgian or Victorian splendour, depending on whether you want convenience or coastal.  Ben Fox (MBA 1996) with business partners, have been running this highly regarded, national and local award winning business, for over eleven years. 

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Church Street Cottage, Widcombe, Bath
Self Catering Accommodation

This 4* Georgian self-catering cottage which sleeps three is ideally situated in Widcombe for attending university reunions or short breaks in Bath. The cottage, arranged over four floors, is tucked away in a quiet street with breathtaking views over Lyncombe Vale yet is within easy reach of the city centre. The cottage has two bedrooms (the main bedroom extends over the whole of the top floor), bathroom, lounge with original beams, dining area, patio, kitchen with eating area, utility room and a secluded south-west facing garden. Morag Egan (Education 1991) is offering alumni cardholders 10% on rental rates.

Mobile: 07928 727311   |   Email:

Dyfi View B&B
Machynlleth on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park

Dyfi View B&BMike and Gill McKever (née Harbord – Pharmacy 1974) are offering Bath Alumni cardholders a discounted rate at their 4* B&B in Machynlleth. It is ideally situated for exploring southern Snowdonia and mid Wales with plenty of walking and cycling trails. Cader Idris and the Aran range are close by for the more enthusiastic walkers. Machynlleth itself is a fascinating old market town with specialist shops, the renowned Museum of Modern Art and Y Tabernacle, which hosts the music festival in August.

Tel: +44 (0)1654 702023   |   Email:

Equestrian Outfitters

Equestrian Outfitters is quickly establishing itself as a leading retailer in equestrian clothing and equestrian equipment, we have a large range of products; everything from jodhpurs and riding boots for the rider to horse rugs and tack for the horse.

If you are interested in anything Ben Wolfenden (BSc Mathematics & Statistics 2004) will be happy to offer fellow alumni a 10 per cent discount on our regular prices. Please use the discount code: bathalumni10

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Perran Dunes Holiday
Perran Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Perran Dunes Holidays is a family run business that operates a privately owned luxury equipped self-catering mobile home on the Perran Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall.

Our mobile home is a prestige standard “2009” 35x12 foot eight-berth unit which benefits from three bedrooms, large integrated fridge-freezer, gas fire in lounge, microwave, heating in bedrooms and bathroom, separate toilet and large shower unit with thermostatic shower and TV with DVD/CD/freeview in the lounge. We have a seating area outside the caravan and also provide you with a barbeque for those hot summer days! Gas and Electricity charges are included in the cost of the holiday. We do provide quilts and pillows but please note, we do not supply bed linen, bath towels or other personal items so please remember to bring these with you as required. Linen can be arranged for an extra cost through Haven.

The site has a great range of facilities and has direct access to one of the finest beaches in Cornwall. It is well situated to visit anywhere in Cornwall with Penzance only about a half hour drive away and the wonder of Cornwall, The Eden Project only a few miles away. There is also a local bus service onto the site to Newquay and Truro. It has also recently been seen on the BBC programme “The ONE Show” highlighting the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife associated with the park (The Park has a David Bellamy Gold Award).

Graham Parsons (BPharm 1990) is offering a 10% discount to fellow University of Bath alumni.

Mob: +44 (0) 7799 794237   |   Tel: +44 (0)1752 403809   |   

*New Provider*
Stag Cottage, The Lake District
Cottage available to rent

Stag Cottage is situated in a peaceful location in the North Lakes with stunning views of the Ullswater fells. It is easily reachable from the M6, Penrith being the nearest town. It has a double room and a twin room, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a utility room. The cottage is centrally heated and the cosy, open plan living area has a wood burning stove. 

There is a pub within walking distance and a shop and two other pubs a five minute drive away.

There is a terrace and an enclosed garden and off-road parking for up to three cars. The cottage is child-friendly and a cot is available. No pets allowed.
Frances Riley (BA European Studies 2000) can offer a 10% discount to Bath alumni. 

Phone: 07980 353192


International Offers

*New Provider*
Feuilla Nature Holidays in the Corbières Maritimes
Languedoc Roussillon, France

Pick your dates and your preferred activities and I will tailor a programme to make the most of your stay! From your base in Feuilla, a tranquil village nestled in a natural circus, you can explore the spectacular landscapes in this lovely unspoilt corner of southern France. Whether you want walking, spring flowers (lots of wild orchids), bird watching or Cathar castles, it's all on your doorstep. Watching the eagles from the terrace and tasting the fabulous local organic wines are all part of the experience! Great walking in the hills or around the coastal lagoons and birdwatching with local experts. We offer 4 and 7 nights stays for 4 people hosted in a comfortable and contemporary eco-friendly barn conversion. The property is called "La Rassada", which is the Occitan name for the endangered, though locally quite common and rather feisty, ocellated lizard. 4 night stays with 3 days activities from 330€ per person. Pip Benson (EuroStud 1982) is offering alumni a 10% discount and looks forward to welcoming you to "La Rassada" for your own personalised introduction to the Corbières Maritimes!

Tel: +33 (0)4 68 42 82 56


Best Western Plaza Hotel
Greek Islands

Up to 30% discount off the official rates, as well as special discounted rates on excursions, daily cruises, rent a car etc, is being offered to cardholders by Lucas Georgas (Business Administration 1995), manager of this hotel in the heart of Rhodes town on the island of Rhodes. The hotel, which has a restaurant, cocktail bar and a large swimming pool with snack bar, is a short distance from the beach and not far from the medieval walled town. It is open all year round but bookings and discount are subject to availability and advance booking of at least seven days.

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Chateau de Tennesus
Poitou Chartentes, France

Alumni cardholders thinking about holidaying in France may wish to take advantage of 10% discount on prices at Chateaux de Tennesus, a 14th century castle located in the Poitou Chartentes region in the west of France. Pippa Freeland (European Studies 1979) has spent the last eleven years renovating the castle to its former glory. The offer applies all year round except in the months of July and August.

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Holiday Apartments

Rosie Riley (European Studies 1981) is offering a gorgeous 2 bed apartment in Kalkan , Lycian coast (South). Spectacular sea views and glorious private balcony. Large shared pool, part of small friendly complex. Nearest airport Dalaman. 10% discount off normal rates for alumni.

Tel: +44 (0) 1926 421910 or +44 (0) 7768 953744   
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Cycling Country Bicycle Holidays
Spain and Portugal

Cycling Country offers fully supported and self-guided cycling holidays for all levels in beautiful Andalucia, Southern Spain and central Portugal. Come and experience Iberia from the saddle as we explore the tranquil countryside on quiet routes that take in the famous white washed villages, olive groves and distant snow-capped mountains. Enjoy charming rustic accommodation in carefully selected inns and hotels and sample the traditional fare of this diverse region. Take our Moorish Andalucia trip and discover the sights of majestic Seville and Cordoba and the famous Alhambra Palace in Royal Granada. Or voyage from coastal Lisbon to the other side of Portugal via the UNESCO heritage city of Evora. The use of quality Trek hybrid and Orbea road bikes, transfers and experienced guides are included to make your journey a comfortable one. Owner Geoff Norris (DBA 1993) is offering a 10% discount to alumni and families.

Tel/Fax: +34 958 360 655   |   Email:   |   

Daphnes Club Apartments
Peloponnese, Greece

alumni are offered a 20% discount off the official pricelist of Daphne's Club Hotel Apartments on the north-east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece, within the reach of Mycenae, Epidavros, Delphi and Olympia. The 11 spacious air-conditioned apartments with private verandas are owned by Dafni Mavrommati (European Studies & Modern Languages 2001) and her family.

Tel: +30 (0) 27430 22966   |   Fax: +30 (0) 2743 26966   |   
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El Molino del Conde
Andalucia,  Spain

El Molino del Conde is a beautiful mill in the heart of Andalucia set in big secluded grounds bordered by a stream and surrounded by hills and tranquil olive groves. There is a private swimming pool. El Molino has been lovingly restored to retain all the character of the big old mill house with high levels of comfort. Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Malaga and Ronda are all easily accessible. Sleeps 12-20+

There are high beamed ceilings, comfortable bedrooms and large luxurious bathrooms. The Old Bakery kitchen (with original bread oven) is designed for large groups, with a restaurant-grade cooker, big fridge and dishwasher. There is also a second fully-equipped kitchen. For summer dining, the poolside pergola seats 24. Indoors, the dining room seats 18 and the adjoining Old Bakery kitchen can seat a further 10. Catering and maid service are available
El Molino del Conde is perfect for extended family groups of grandparents, parents and children. With 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, El Molino is also a great location for reunions of friends and for special birthday celebrations.

El Molino del Conde is owned and managed by Nick Moody (MBA 1994) and his wife Amanda. Alumni cardholders are offered a 10% discount.

Tel: +34 (0) 656 32 56 39 |   Email:    |   

'Great Oak Barn' Holiday Home
Southern Brittany, France

A 10% - 15% discount, according to season, is offered to alumni cardholders by Julie Cavendish (European Studies & Modern Languages 1979) and her husband on the weekly rental of comfortable spacious 4-bedroom barn in the midst of peaceful village with Bar & Boulangerie.

A well-equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher and laundry. Step from the living space onto a large paved terrace and two acres of garden, with open views to unspoilt countryside. Well-behaved pets welcome. 2 open fireplaces and dining for 12. Leisure facilities include stereo, DVD, bicycles, badminton, BBQ, tennis racquets, board games. Indoor tennis court and boules within village. Country walks and cycle tracks start from the village. Barn lies 2 miles from the market town of Malestroit and 7 miles from the large freshwater lake at historic Rochefort en Terre and only 10 miles to Lac au Duc freshwater lake at Ploermel with numerous water sports and sandy beach plus a golf course, yet only 15 miles to the coast and sandy beaches which are all safe for family bathing. There is also an open-air swimming pool in nearby Serent (4 miles). Property is a smoke free zone.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1666 829130   |   Email:   |   

Holiday Gites

Central France

Derek Scoins (PG Diploma in Language Studies 1990) and Cathy Doggrell are offering 10% discount to alumni for the rental of three attractive gites in the department of Cher, ca. 50 kms south of Bourges in central France.

Le grand Champiau

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms

Le petit Champiau

Sleeps 2 + 2 in 1 double bedroom and 2 single futons

These two rural gites are on the same site with connecting doors, which means they can be booked together if required. Both have fully equipped kitchens, separate terraces with wooden furniture and gas barbecues, and share a mature garden, swimming pool, and jacuzzi.

Sleeps 2 + 2 in 1 twin room with double sofabed in the salon

L'Hermitage is in the small town of St. Amand Montrond (again, approx. 45kms south of Bourges). It has a sun terrace and private garden and despite being in a very quiet spot near the town's wooded fortress site, is only a 10-minute walk from the town and all the usual facilities.

Tel: + 33 (0) 248 56 36 32   |   Email:

Holiday Gîte

A 10 per cent discount is offered to alumni when making a direct booking to Sandrine Moyle (née Dupont, Modern Foreign Languages 1998) for delightful gîte accommodation in Normandy.  The recently renovated and secluded property sleeps up to six people plus a baby and is ideally situated to explore the best of rural, coastal and historic Normandy including Mont St. Michel and Second World War sites.

Tel: +44 (0) 1508 558339   |   Email:

La Folie des artistes Gite
Pierre Dorée Region

La Folie des artistes is a spacious two bedroom house in the courtyard of the small chateau owned by Robert Innes (BSc Architecture 1986). Moiré is a quiet village in the Pierre Dorée region of the Beaujolais noted for its beautiful honey coloured limestone. There are wide reaching views over the surrounding vineyards to Mont Blanc in the East and les Monts du Tarare in the West. Robert is happy to offer a discount of 10% to University of Bath alumni.  

Robert is also offering a 10% discount on his paintings, which can be viewed at his website.

Tel: +33 (0) 474 71 87 94   |   Mob: +33 (0) 689 40 01 36

La Jujotte

Ragnar Weissmann (Biological Sciences 1995) is offering alumni cardholders a 15% discount on Bed & Breakfast rates at "La Jujotte", his ecological and healthy family run bed & breakfast (self-catering option available). "La Jujotte" is a traditional 18th century stone house with a beautiful 4000 square meter garden, bordering the river Garonne and situated in an exceptional setting, at a stone's throw from Bordeaux

Tel: +00 33 (0) 556 676959   |   Email:   |   

Le Jas du Boeuf 
Provence, France

Nestling on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Lure, Le Jas du Boeuf offers painting holidays and charming B&B accommodation in the heart of Haute Provence.

A beautifully restored 200 year old farmhouse set in seven acres of land, this tranquil location offers a unique and charming blend of traditional and contemporary B&B accommodation and a peaceful retreat.  Time can be spent simply relaxing at the infinity swimming pool with its stunning views over the Luberon or in one of the many secluded sunny or shady corners of the grounds.  All the traditional Provencal hallmarks are in close proximity: olive groves, lavender fields, sunflowers, vineyards, ancient villages, pine and herbs fragrant in the heat. The vibrant colours of the landscape and the variety of light will appeal to painters and to those who simply want to relax in a beautiful setting. Open all year for residential painting holidays and / or B&B accommodation (5 double rooms, no single supplement for painters, groups welcome).

Alumni are offered 10% to 15% discount, according to season, by Les & Wendy Watkins (née Coleby, European Studies & Modern Languages 1978).

Tel: +00 33 (0) 492 758478   |   Email:

La Petite Colombe
Aix en Provence 

La Petite ColombeChristine Balandier-Brown (MA Language & Education 2005) would like to offer a 10% discount for the summer rental (July and August) of ‘La Petite Colombe’. This fully renovated 35 m2 studio is situated 5mns from Aix en Provence in a peaceful location within a two acre landscaped property. It has a kitchen and a bathroom as well as its own terrace , garden and parking. It is ideally situated to visit Aix, Marseille, the Luberon mountain, Avignon, Arles etc. It is also 5mns by foot from a tennis club with open air swimming pool.

Tel: (33) 44 22 66251   |   Email:

Luxury Apartment

Madeira is a gorgeous island in the Atlantic with great temperatures all year round and is ideal for walkers and those we just want to chill. Brand new, luxury apartment close to the centre of FUNCHAL, MADEIRA available for rent. £275 per week and 10% discount for alumni members. Sea view, pool, all mod cons. Offered by Diane Floyd, (European Studies 1987).  

Wilaykha Satyavanija (Business & Community 2003) is offering a 20% discount on full board accommodation in Chiangmail, the northern province of Thailand. There is an airport transfer service from Bangkok or Chiangmai international airports.

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Siambeach Resort
Hua Hin, Thailand
siam beach resort
Wilaykha Satyavanija (Business & Community 2003) is also offering a 5% discount at Siambeach Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand (excluding long weekend and other promotional packages). Resort information and photos are available at their website. 

Tel: +66 (0) 32 442 485 Fax: +66 (0) 32 442 486 


“Mazamet Central”
Bed & Breakfast

South of France

Mazamet CentralChristina See (BA European Studies & Modern Languages 2000) is offering alumni cardholders a 10% discount at her Bed & Breakfast, Mazamet Central, in the south of France.

Situated at the foot of the Montagne Noire in the Midi Pyrenees, and close to the Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc, Mazamet is a traditional French Market Town in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is extremely popular with families, walkers, cyclists, golfers, fishermen and anyone looking for a relaxing break. We offer you a warm, relaxed and friendly welcome, clean and comfortable accommodation, with a swimming pool, in an amazing location. We are situated in a quiet street just off the main square and are in easy reach of bars, restaurants, shops, the local market, train station and attractions. The lake in the mountains is just a 10 minute drive and the Mediterranean is just over an hour away. Full details are on the website.

Tel: 0033 5 63 61 10 23   |   Email:

Pure Chalets
Samoens, French Alps

PureChalets offers fantastic catered ski and snowboarding holidays for up to 21 guests, and is privately run and owned by Liz Stoves (née Holt, Modern Languages and European Studies 1996) and Andy Stoves (Mechanical Engineering 1996).

They are based in the charming alpine village of Samoens, the only “historically listed” ski resort in France. It gives direct access to fabulous skiing, starting at 1600m and rising to 2500m with over 265km of pistes. The chalet is in a great location, only a 5 minute walk to the ski lifts, very close to the village centre, and less than an hour away from Geneva airport.

Facilities in the chalet include a luxury outdoor hot-tub, games room, extensively stocked bar and an open log fire. The chalet is fully catered, with breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes and a delicious 4 course dinner with quality wines. The chalet is also open during the summer, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and rafting. 

New for this year they have their brand new 5 ensuite bedroom Chalet Orion. Sleeping up to 14 guests Orion is located 200m from the centre of Samoens. With stunning views of the village and the mountains Chalet Orion is the perfect base for a fantastic winter sports holiday.

A discount of between 5-15% (depending on the week) is offered to Bath alumni.

Tel: +33 676 379932 or +33 643 637 863   |   Email: 

*New Provider*
Ski condo available to rent

Caroline New (Business Administration 1984) is offering rental of her timeshare ski condo at Smugglers Notch Resort, Vermont, USA. It is available for rent during the winter ski season 2010/2011.  

The condo sleeps up to 10 adults and is in the Tamaracks building, which is part of the North Hill Complex. Visit to view floor plans and details of the resort, which is renowned for its family and children's programs, and has been voted No.1 in North America for several years in a row. 

Dates currently available are 31 December 2010 to 7 January 2011 (£2500.00) and 7 January 2011 to 14 January 2011 (£2000) and they can offer a 10% discount to Bath Alumni. 


Venture Nepal LogoAdventure Travel from Venture Nepal

Venture Nepal’s mission is to provide unique, fairly priced and exciting travel opportunities to everyone from all walks of life. We operate on the belief that high commission rates automatically narrow the diversity of travelers to Nepal. Unlike larger adventure travel companies, our reduced rates makes travel to this amazing country accessible to everyone. We act as the link between you and some of the most respected guides and activity leaders in Nepal. Our close relationships with these native guides allow us to design your trip to suit your needs.

We provide trips such as trekking, mountaineering and rafting, as well as many other unique adventure holidays. Visit for more information. Venture Nepal also offers volunteering opportunities in teaching and childcare with a local orphanage organisation setup through our friends in Kathmandu. Jack Lewis (MEng Mechanical Engineering 2009) will provide a 10% discount on your deposit to all Bath Alumni.

Tel: 05602586713   |   Email:

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Alumni Benefits & Services

Please note that any benefits and/or services featured here are taken up entirely at your own risk.

The University of Bath provides no guarantees or warranties in relation to the quality or suitability of any services offered by third parties, nor in relation to the accuracy or reliability of advertisements placed by them and accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever in relation to such services.

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