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The Empire, Bath, BA2








541 sq ft

50 sq m

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Key features

  • For sale via 'secure sale' online auction
  • Very central yet quiet apartment
  • Expansive views across Pulteney Weir, The Rec, the River Avon and Parade Gardens
  • High ceilings, generous rooms, original cornicing and EPC rated C
  • King sized bedroom and large bathroom
  • Ample built-in storage
  • Exclusively reserved for the over 50s
  • Vibrant community with ample amenities: Lounge and bar, billiards room, sauna, fitness area and cinema
  • Award winning communal gardens
  • Immediate exchange of contracts available


Bathed in natural light, this well cared for 3rd floor apartment, which benefits from two lifts and a sweeping mahogany staircase, boasts 6 foot high windows with expansive sweeping views over The Rec, across to the Parade Gardens, the River Avon, Pulteney Weir, Bath's beautiful cityscape and surrounding countryside.
Complementing its showstopping views, no. 20 offers high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms including a large walk-in shower room and king-sized bedroom, cornicing throughout and plenty of built-in cupboard space. It also benefits from an EPC rating C.

The Empire enjoys its own vibrant community and impressive communal areas: As well as boasting its own concierge, there is a small library, lovely light-drenched lounge area with popular subsidised bar, a dining room that hosts popular bi-weekly Sunday lunches, plus a billiard room, sauna, fitness room and even a cinema room which hosts film evenings every Monday. The residents are close-knit and welcoming, frequently organising various days and nights out together.
Meanwhile, The Empire's pretty communal garden complete with pergola, raised flower beds and ample seating areas with views of Bath Abbey's spires and the beautiful surrounding Georgian rooftops of Bath's historic quarter is, unsurprisingly, a consistent winner of the 'Best Small Garden' Bath in Bloom award.
There are also three guest suites which can be rented for a nominal fee.

You cannot get more central or more wonderfully situated than The Empire! Located in the centre of the city, there are three very good restaurants on the doorstep, the beautiful Parade Gardens are just across the road and there is a large Waitrose less than a 5 minute walk away. Bath Spa railway station with direct lines to Bristol and London Paddington is reachable on foot in less than 10 minutes. Bristol airport is a half hour drive away. The A4 Air Decker direct bus to Bristol airport departs from Terrace Walk, just 3 minutes walk away.

EPC rating C
Ultra fast broadband available
Council tax band F: £3043.52
Service charge: £12,304/yr
Ground rent: £838/yr
Leasehold. Length of lease 95 years
No pets permitted

Being sold via Secure Sale online bidding. Terms & Conditions apply. Starting Bid £320,000. This property will be legally prepared enabling any interested buyer to secure the property immediately once their bid/offer has been accepted. Ultimately a transparent process which provides speed, security and certainty for all parties.

Pattinson Auction are working in Partnership with the marketing agent on this online auction sale and are referred to below as 'The Auctioneer.'

This auction lot is being sold either under conditional (Modern) or unconditional (Traditional) auction terms and overseen by the auctioneer in partnership with the marketing agent. The property is available to be viewed strictly by appointment only via the Marketing Agent or The Auctioneer. Bids can be made via the Marketing Agents or via The Auctioneers website.

Please be aware that any enquiry, bid or viewing of the subject property will require your details being shared between both any marketing agent and The Auctioneer in order that all matters can be dealt with effectively. The property is being sold via a transparent online auction. In order to submit a bid upon any property being marketed by The Auctioneer, all bidders/buyers will be required to adhere to a verification of identity process in accordance with Anti Money Laundering procedures. Bids can be submitted at any time and from anywhere. Our verification process is in place to ensure that AML procedure are carried out in accordance with the law.

A Legal Pack associated with this particular property is available to view upon request and contains details relevant to the legal documentation enabling all interested parties to make an informed decision prior to bidding. The Legal Pack will also outline the buyers' obligations and sellers' commitments. It is strongly advised that you seek the counsel of a solicitor prior to proceeding with any property and/or Land Title purchase.

In order to secure the property and ensure commitment from the seller, upon exchange of contracts the successful bidder will be expected to pay a non-refundable deposit equivalent to 5% of the purchase price of the property. The deposit will be a contribution to the purchase price. A non-refundable reservation fee of up to 6% inc VAT (subject to a minimum of 6,000 inc VAT) is also required to be paid upon agreement of sale. The Reservation Fee is in addition to the agreed
purchase price and consideration should be made by the purchaser in relation to any Stamp Duty Land Tax liability associated with overall purchase costs.
Both the Marketing Agent and The Auctioneer may believe necessary or beneficial to the customer to pass their details to third party service suppliers, from which a referral fee may be obtained. There is no requirement or indeed obligation to use these recommended suppliers or services.
COUNCIL TAXA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council Tax in our glossary page.
Band: F
PARKINGDetails of how and where vehicles can be parked, and any associated costs.Read more about parking in our glossary page.
GARDENA property has access to an outdoor space, which could be private or shared.
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Lift access,Ramped access

The Empire, Bath, BA2


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bath Spa Station0.3 miles
  • Oldfield Park Station1.0 miles
  • Freshford Station3.7 miles
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