Houses and flats in Bath
Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Bath is steeped in history and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside which is just minutes from the city centre. Bath and its surrounding villages is highly sought after by national and international clients alike, not just for its unique lifestyle, but for its renowned schooling both in the private and state sectors.
The classic Bath Georgian townhouses in the Royal Crescent, The Circus and Lansdown Crescent are hugely sought after, as are the archetypal Victorian and Edwardian properties in areas such as Lansdown and Combe Down. In the villages surrounding Bath, the quintessentially English country cottages and manor houses in areas such as Freshford, West Kington and South Wraxall are popular choices for buyers looking for a more rural lifestyle with plenty of green space.
The excellent communications from Bath and the surrounding areas is a key factor in Bath’s popularity, particularly among international and London buyers. Bath Spa mainline railway station offers high speed links to London Paddington (90 minutes), Bristol and the South West, This service will only improve with the electrification of the line which is currently in progress. The M4 J18 and the M5 provide commuters with excellent connections to London, Bristol, the South West and the North.
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Living in Bath
Living in Bath is usually a lifestyle choice rather than a career aspiration. It is about trading hustle and bustle for beautiful architecture, safe and peaceful surroundings and cultural diversity in a small city which offers so much. Firstly Bath is easily accessed by rail from London Paddington (approx. 90 minutes and soon to be even less) It is also just a short drive from the M4 motorway at junction 18. Upon arriving in Bath you are immediately struck by the fusion of town and country living with a beautiful and fiercely protected skyline of green trees which surround the city. The centre has recently undergone extensive regeneration with the new Southgate shopping arcade which includes big name shops including Apple and Debenhams and providing excellent underground parking for many vehicles.
The city also boasts a wide variety of restaurants, bars and nightlife and of course the world famous Bath Rugby club situated right in the centre at The Recreational Ground. Another great pull to the city is the excellent schooling which is available. There are four main private schools, The Royal High School, Kingswood, Prior Park and Monkton Combe all of which are very well thought of. Tthere are also several excellent state schools including Beechen Cliff and Hayesfield Girls school. Bath also boasts two universities with Bath University and Bath Spa University (which is situated just outside the city). Bath University is consistently ranked alongside the top Universities in the country.
Why use Knight Frank?
Whether you are looking to buy or sell in Bath’s city centre or one of the many picturesque surrounding villages our highly experienced, dedicated sales teams can advise you every step of the way. Contact our office today to see how we can help you.