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5 bedroom house to rent
Royal Crescent, Bath
Letting information:Furnishing: Furnished
First Listed on Rightmove: 11 October 2011 ( 786 days ago )
A truly unique opportunity to experience the splendour and grandeur of one of Bathâ€™s most extraordinary townhouses in a setting synonymous with Bath. This wonderfully restored five bedroom Grade I Listed Georgian property in the world renowned Royal Crescent is arranged over four floors and is bursting with exceptional period features and charm. Tastefully furnished throughout with stunning period and antique furniture, the house has been finished to the very highest standard. Within easy walking distance of the boutique shops at Margarets Buildings, Bath city centre and the picturesque, tranquil gardens of The Royal Victoria Park, the house also offers convenient access to Bath Spa Railway Station and the M4 Motorway.
The accommodation is arranged over four storeys, from the ground floor up, with the main reception rooms on the ground and first floors and the bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper floors. The current owners have taken great care to restore the house to its former glory with the majority of its original features retained. The level of finish is of the highest standard in both decorative and structural elements combining to create one of Bathâ€™s most exceptional townhouses.
On the ground floor the property is entered via a grand reception hall with original tiled flooring and decorative cornice work. This leads to the staircase with mahogany handrail leading to the upper floors. There are two grand reception rooms on this level with the dining room positioned at the front of the house with views out over the Crescent lawn and beyond. To the rear is a sitting room with views out from French doors onto the garden. To the left of the windows is a secret cocktail room hidden behind a false wall. Also on this floor is the magnificent and newly constructed kitchen/dining room designed by a renowned local architect with handmade units and space for informal dining and a decorative lantern providing natural light. This room also leads onto the garden. On the half landing leading up to the first floor there is a delightful octagonal reading room with windows overlooking the garden.
On the first floor are the two main reception rooms with spectacular high ceilings and a wealth of period features. The drawing room and the withdrawing room are divided by wedding doors which can be used to separate these rooms or create a large entertaining space. The drawing room has three full length southerly facing windows with spectacular views which create light and airy living. The rear withdrawing room also has a delightful outlook via a large Venetian window over the formal gardens. Both reception rooms boast a number of period features, including fireplaces, high ceilings and original attractive detailing in the cornices and architraves; the most elegant entertaining space. On the second floor landing there is a utility room and on the mezzanine there is a small cloakroom.
On the second floor are the master bedroom suite, situated to the front of the house, and the main guest bedroom suite situated at the rear, overlooking the formal garden. The bathrooms are all recently fitted and are of a high standard designed to modern specifications.
The upper floor has three further bedrooms; one of which is a spacious bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking views to the northern slopes and Royal Victoria Park. To the rear of the property is a substantial manicured, lawned garden accessed via both the kitchen and the sitting room.
The Royal Crescent is Bathâ€™s most famous and recognisable Georgian terrace. Begun in 1767 by John Wood, the Younger the Crescent took 8 years to complete and included some of the grandest houses in the city. Number 20 is well placed in the Western half of the crescent and enjoys spectacular views across the crescent lawn to the city. The Royal Crescent is conveniently situated on the edge of the city centre, allowing walking access to all of Bathâ€™s cultural and social amenities. Bath Spa railway station is also a brief walk away, which offers a high speed intercity service to London Paddington (approx. 90 minutes), Bristol and the South West. The M4 is approximately 10 miles away at Junction 18, and Bristol International Airport can also be conveniently reached (appox. 20 miles).