"The interior has been beautifully designed around a serene colour palette, creating a calm and peaceful internal living space, with exceptional natural light and generous Georgian proportions"
This outstanding four-bedroom split-level apartment occupies the second and third floors of a Grade II-Listed Georgian building on Queen’s Parade in central Bath, a most sought-after location just moments from The Royal Crescent and The Circus. The space has been beautifully designed around a serene colour palette, creating a calm and peaceful internal living space of approximately 1,400 square feet.
Queen’s Parade consists of twelve level-terrace Georgian houses constructed from limestone ashlar to the front and rear and double pitched slate roofs. Akin to many of the finest original Georgian buildings in Bath, the house was designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1766 and 1770. Queen’s Parade was originally earmarked as the site of the Assembly Rooms and leases were granted for house-building in 1766. The house itself has a handsome frontage and holds great stature, sitting towards one end of the parade. The apartment is accessed to the front of the building through a communal stairwell – there is no lift in the building.
The primary living spaces are interconnected and arranged across a lateral open plan on the second floor of the building. An incredibly light living room with a high-vaulted ceiling sits to the back of the house, providing elevated views out to the neighbouring gardens and Royal Victoria Park beyond. A guest bedroom, with ample in-built storage, adjoins the living room.
The beautifully light kitchen and dining area sits to the front of the building with rooftop views out to towards the city, furnished with an excellent selection of freestanding units, bespoke cabinetry and inset pantry cupboards. Four original fireplaces, each in working order and with attractive tiled surrounds, are located in the living room and kitchen and two of the bedrooms above.
The master bedroom sits at the top of the internal stairwell and has a tastefully decorated en-suite, original fireplace and deep inset wardrobes. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom also occupy the second floor, alongside access to additional loft space above.
Residential parking is available directly outside the property. The building is equipped with a state-of-the-art fire alarm system.
Bath is the only city in Britain to achieve Unesco World Heritage status which continues to be vehemently protected. Founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans, who famously used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa, it became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant city with neoclassical Palladian buildings.
The city harbours a strong community of independent retailers, coffee shops and eateries with Colonna and Smalls, Corkage, LandRace and the weekly Farmer’s Market ranking favourably with local residents. Royal Victoria Park provides a wonderful green expanse in the city centre and is also home to the revered Botanical Gardens.
The city is uniquely situated in a hollow in the hills and the surrounding Somerset countryside which provides an incredible backdrop, is within moments reach. The National Trust Skyline Walk offers up exceptional views of the city below, through 6 miles of meadows and ancient woodlands.
Transport links are excellent, with Bath Spa train station located in the heart of the city centre, providing a direct line to London Paddington in under 1.5 hours. The M4 motorway sits just on the edge of the city centre and is reachable by car in 15 minutes.
Lease Length: approx. 961 years
Service Charge: approx. £190 per month
Ground Rent: approx. £20 per annum
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Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.