The Bath office focuses on residential sales in both the city and surrounding countryside, including properties located in Bath’s most historic landmarks such as The Circus, The Royal Crescent and Great Pulteney Street.
Bath has long been a highly desirable place to live in the UK, with its World Heritage Status and iconic Georgian architecture a prominent draw. The high standard of both state and independent schooling, along with its accessible rail links to London, means Bath is particularly attractive to young working families looking for the perfect mix of city and country living.
Bath is family friendly and offers many leisure activities for all ages to enjoy, including the historical Thermae Spa and Roman Baths, the prestigious Bath Rugby Club and Bath Racecourse in Lansdown. There are also an impressive number of parks and outdoor spaces, as well as a thriving array of independent cafés, bars and restaurants.
Property-wise, classic Georgian townhouses are well sought-after in the city centre, while families are invariably drawn to more suburban locations such as Lansdown and Widcombe, where good schooling is nearby and the city is within walking distance.
The property market has always been resilient in Bath, which has been primarily fuelled by the increased footfall from London as we see Bath becoming more and more of a commutable place for those working in London a few days a week. The amount of prospective buyers looking in the area has increased 142% from June 2021 versus the five year average (excluding 2020) and the number of offers accepted on properties in the area is also up by 215% from June 2021 versus the five-year average (also excluding 2020).
Bath has become a popular West Country outpost for food and drink lovers in recent years. The spa town has a significant array of choices to suit all tastes and budgets, and has earned its reputation as something of a vegetarian foodie Mecca in the west.
Restaurants including OAK (formerly the fabulous Acorn) and the Green Rocket are two of the best veggie/vegan dining spots the city has to offer, while more traditional English and European fare can be enjoyed at The Pump House and Chez Dominique.
Fine dining is not to be missed at the three-rosette Dower House, or the Michelin-starred The Bath Priory Restaurant. The town centre is also littered with numerous inns, gastro pubs and watering holes.
For shoppers, Bath Abbey, Walcott Street and Guildhall Market are fine destinations to peruse the independent and artisanal, while South Gate and Union Street are home to large high street retailers well-known to most.
Bath in numbers
The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Bath year to June 2021
Increase in prospective buyers year to June-21
Increase in exchanges year to June-21
Who lives here?
Families and young professionals are typical demographies living in Bath. According to Knight Frank buyer data, we investigate where a majority of buyers come from and what their professions are.
Where do buyers come from?
Source: Knight Frank. Average prices is for sales over £700k for the year to June-21. All other metrics are June-18 to June-21.
What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?
Families who look to live within the city thanks to its high-quality standard of education are also likely to do so because of its connections with the rest of the UK.
Bath is home to several major educational institutions including two universities, a further education college and five independent schools, as well as several highly regarded state schools. Universities include the University of Bath, which was founded in 1966 and Bath Spa University, which gained university college status in 1992.
Independent schooling is considered some of the finest in the west and across Somerset in particular. Co-educational establishments include King Edward's School to the west of the city centre, Kingswood School (which also offers full boarding) in the north, and Prior Park RC College, on the city's southernmost outskirts.
Bath has great transport links: London can be reached by train from Bath Spa station in one hour and 15 minutes, while Heathrow, Bristol and Birmingham international airports are all within driving distance.
Originally named Aquae Sulis – "the Waters of Sulis" – Bath derives its name from the Roman settlement that the city existed within c.60 AD.
The city is a popular tourist attraction in the UK, famed for its Roman baths – delights residents can enjoy on a daily basis. The thermal springs that run off the River Avon distinguished the city as a place of high culture with Roman settlers, and remain a defining feature through to its modern history.
Today, residents and tourists alike flock to several of the spas and bathhouses that sit on the original Roman sites. Other cultural icons, such as the Museum of Bath Architecture, The Theatre Royale and the Victoria Gallery are further reasons why 3.8 million visitors pass through the city on an annual basis.
What types of property are available in Bath?
From terraced townhouses to flats on the most famous crescents, here are some of the properties we’ve sold recently across the city of Bath.
4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms 3 reception rooms
Guide Price: £1,000,000
Springfield place, BA1
5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms 4 reception rooms
Guide Price: £1,500,000
Royal Crescent, BA1
9 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms 8 reception rooms
Guide Price: £5,750,000
Knight Frank has listed all properties within the past 12 months. The price per square meter shown for all sold property is representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.