6 bedroom terraced house for sale

Gay Street, Bath, BA1

Sold STC £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully appointed Georgian townhouse
  • Desirable central location
  • Fine architecture and period features
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • In all, about 3,846 sq ft
  • Rear courtyard and two front courtyards
  • Grade II listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant and beautifully appointed townhouse in a desirable central location

Location

Gay Street is situated in the heart of Bath, with The Circus, Brock Street and The Royal Crescent to the north and the city centre city to the south. There are local amenities on Brock Street as well as the picturesque shopping promenade of Margaret's Buildings. There is an excellent range of schools in both the public and state sector with Kingswood, The Royal High School and King Edwards all close by.

Bath is a World Heritage Site famed for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage and provides an extensive range of business, entertainment and cultural facilities along with two universities. There are well regarded schools in both the state and independent sectors and a mainline rail link to London Paddington (journey time approx 90 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time approx 15 mins). Junction 18 of the M4 motorway is about 9 miles to the north and Bristol International airport is some 20 miles to the north west.

Description

18 Gay Street is an elegant and beautifully appointed town house, built in 1759 by John Wood the Elder. The property is listed Grade I and offers a wide façade of four windows. Set at the top of Gay Street, adjacent to The Circus, number 18 forms an important part of Wood's thoroughfare between his Queen's Square and King's Circus. The house has wonderful views to the rear toward Bath Golf Club.

The many original architectural details are important features of the house. Most notable is the superb grand staircase with its beautiful wide mahogany handrail on turned spindles. The elaborate ceiling cornices on both the ground and first floor have been meticulously restored. The combination of fine architecture and conscientious renovation is enhanced by the outstanding interior design which flows through the house.

The accommodation is presented in immaculate order and is cleverly arranged over 5 floors. The drawing room is on the ground floor, enjoying a dual aspect with large sash windows, a fine marble fireplace, arched alcoves and intricate cornices. Also at this level is a study that overlooks the courtyard garden, and a cloakroom.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the upper floors, with the master bedroom suite occupying the whole of the first floor . The second floor has a guest bedroom with a bath and W.C. The second room is currently a large study. Both rooms benefit from fine views across Bath. The top floor provides three further bedrooms and a bathroom.

The kitchen/breakfast room with its hand built units, limestone work surface and four oven Aga is located on the lower ground floor, along with the dining room and access to the small front courtyard and rear courtyard garden.

There are also extensive vaults which are currently used as a cinema room, workshop and utility room. There is a separate cellar with original wine storage bins - this cellar also houses the boiler and central heating system.

Square Footage: 3,846 sq ft


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 August 2017

Nearest stations

  • Bath Spa (0.6 mi)
  • Oldfield Park (0.8 mi)
  • Freshford (4.0 mi)
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Edgar House, 17 George Street, Bath, BA1 2EN

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Edgar House, 17 George Street, Bath, BA1 2EN

01225 686082 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bath Spa (0.6 mi)
  • Oldfield Park (0.8 mi)
  • Freshford (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Bath

Edgar House, 17 George Street, Bath, BA1 2EN

01225 686082 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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