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5 bedroom terraced house for sale

Somerset Place, Bath, BA1

Guide Price £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine Grade I listed townhouse
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • In all, 4,921 sq ft
  • Terrace and landscaped gardens
  • Two garages

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse in a newly renovated crescent with stunning views overlooking the city of Bath.


Somerset Place is an elegant Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse located close to Bath city centre. The crescent is situated high above the city on the south facing northern slopes and benefits from spectacular panoramic views over the city. Many local amenities are provided in nearby St. James's Square, Margaret's Buildings and Brock Street that offer a variety of shops including a café, newsagent, chemist, florist and deli along with art galleries and restaurants. Royal Victoria Park is also nearby, with a celebrated children's play area, botanical gardens and wide open spaces, very popular with families and dog walkers.

The city of Bath is a World Heritage site famous for its Roman origins and Georgian architecture that provides a full range of sporting, leisure, business, shopping and dining facilities along with excellent schools in both the private and state sectors. Nearby schools include the Royal High, Kingswood, King Edwards Pre Prep and St. Stephen's Primary. Other schools within the city are King Edwards, The Paragon, Prior Park College and Monkton Combe along with 2 universities. Bath Spa station provides mainline rail services to London Paddington (approx 90 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (approx 15 minutes) and junction 18 of the M4 is approximately 10 miles north of the city.


Designed by John Eveleigh in 1790, Somerset Place emulates the style and sinuous line taken by nearby Lansdown Crescent. Following extensive restoration and refurbishment of the crescent over the last two years, this house has been finished to a very high standard, retaining much of its period charm while creating a home suitable for modern living. The stylish and beautifully appointed accommodation is arranged over five floors to 4,921 sq ft. On the ground floor is an impressive and welcoming entrance hall with wooden parquet floors and cantilever staircase with polished walnut hand rail rising to the upper floors. Additionally to the ground floor is a large dining room complete with feature fireplace and ornate Ionic columns, a family room with feature fireplace and large rear entrance hall/boot room with separate cloakroom.

On the first floor there is a grand south-facing drawing room with ornate cornicing, a high ceiling, feature fireplace and tall sash windows with working shutters overlooking the private residents' park. Wedding doors lead through to the withdrawing room again with impressive ceiling height, ornate fireplace and a tall sash window with views over the rear garden.

The large master bedroom suite is situated on the second floor, with an ornate fireplace and triple sash windows, taking in the impressive south facing views of the city. The luxurious en suite bathroom with warm wooden floor and part wood-panelled walls comprises a freestanding roll top bath, spacious shower, twin wash hand basins and WC. From this floor, stairs lead to a mezzanine dressing room which is fitted out with wardrobes. The third floor also offers three excellent bedrooms with far-reaching views to the front and rear. There is also a stylish en suite shower room to bedroom two and a further beautifully appointed bath and shower room.

To the lower ground floor, accessible from steps leading into the front courtyard - is the spacious kitchen and breakfast/family room. The handmade bespoke kitchen offers a range of stylish base, drawer and tall handpainted units, complemented by granite work surfaces and an island unit with wooden work surface and sink. Also in the kitchen is an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, sleek range style cooker, discreet extractor and filtered drinking water taps. Off the kitchen is a breakfast/family room with feature fireplace and built-in dresser complemented by a beautiful stone tiled floor. Also to the lower ground floor is a practical utility room with access leading out to the rear courtyard, cloakroom and access from the hallway to the front storage vaults.

The property has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard with neutral décor that enhances the grandeur of the property. It stands head and shoulders above many other Bath townhouses in terms of both the quality of the finish and its commanding position in this most luxurious and exclusive development.

The gardens of Somerset Place have been thoughtfully landscaped to reflect the curves and serpentine nature of the neighbouring crescents and buildings, which creates a visually impressive space that affords areas for quiet reflection and an ease of maintenance. Immediately off the back of the home is a large paved terrace ideal for entertaining or al fresco dining. is leads via steps to the sweeping gravel pathway flanked by well stocked and planted flower borders. In turn the pathway leads to the top of the garden and garages passing a number of seating areas and a bespoke water feature. e garages are accessed o Summer Lane which runs around the rear of Somerset Place, and amount to 439 sq . They are divided into two but linked by a door way. ere is an electric roller door to one and a sliding door to the other. Additionally, there are front and rear courtyards and access to the residents' gardens which lie to the front of the crescent and have been designed to reflect a parkland setting.

Square Footage: 4,921 sq ft


Somerset Place is situated on the northern slopes of Bath accessed from either Cavendish Road or Lansdown Crescent off Lansdown Road. There is two hour on-street bay parking available for visitors.

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19 October 2016

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