WELCOME TO BATH

Divided by the River Avon, which flows through the city from east to west, the city of Bath has long been known for two things: its old Roman spas, and the premier residential living it offers

Sam Daniels

Associate, Bath office sam.daniels@knightfrank.com

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 to enjoy for all ages, 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 in Bath since lockdown has been very busy; there is now clear evidence that many people in London are keen to move away from the Capital and we feel our office offers such a buyer a superb alternative in property type, value for money, and lifestyle.

For those looking to sell with us, we have a growing database of quality prospective buyers, who are looking for a wide range of property.

And, with the world of work evolving, Bath is ideal for those wanting to work part-time from home, but keep their job in London, thanks to train services from Bath Spa that reach London in around an hour and 15 minutes.

Sam Daniels

Associate, Bath office sam.daniels@knightfrank.com

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 to enjoy for all ages, 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 in Bath since lockdown has been very busy; there is now clear evidence that many people in London are keen to move away from the Capital and we feel our office offers such a buyer a superb alternative in property type, value for money, and lifestyle.

For those looking to sell with us, we have a growing database of quality prospective buyers, who are looking for a wide range of property. And, with the world of work evolving, Bath is ideal for those wanting to work part-time from home, but keep their job in London, thanks to train services from Bath Spa that reach London in around an hour and 15 minutes.

Bath in numbers

The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Bath (2019)

£905,186

How old are buyers in Bath?

20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+

A well-earned reputation for being a foodie heaven, Bath has a fine balance of mid- to high-end options, as well as several prominent vegetarian and vegan eateries.

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, in paticular.

Restuarants including OAK (formerley 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's 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 artisinal, while SouthGate and Union Street are home to large high street retailers well-known to most.

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

• Internationally

London

Scotland

South East

South West

Yorkshire & Humber

Where do buyers come from?

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

• Finance

Entertainment

Entrepreneur

Finance

Other

Legal

Professional

Property

Where do buyers come from?

• Internationally London Scotland South East South West Yorkshire & Humber

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

Finance Entertainment Entrepreneur Finance Other Legal Professional Property

Education is cream of the crop within the west and south west region, and is a good reason why many families choose to buy within the city of Bath.

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 southern-most outskirts.

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 ­– 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.

Famed for its Roman baths, the city is a popular tourist attraction in the UK – delights residents can enjoy on a daily basis.

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 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 serveral 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 futher reasons why 3.8 million visitors pass through the city on annual basis. These are delights residents can enjoy on a daily basis.

What can you get for your money in Bath?

Rivers Street, BA1

Guide Price: £995,000

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathroom 2 Reception rooms

sam.daniels@knightfrank.com

Lansdown Place East, BA1

Guide Price: £1,875,000

4-5 Bedrooms | 2-3 Bathroom 3-4 Reception rooms

charlie.taylor@knightfrank.com

Lansdown Crescent, BA1

Guide Price: £2,950,000

5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathroom 4 Reception rooms

charlie.taylor@knightfrank.com

All property has been sold by Knight Frank within the past 12 months. The guide prices shown are representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.

Get in touch to book an appointment ­– we'd love to talk to you about your next move.

KNIGHT FRANK BATH

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4 Wood St, Bath, BA1 2JQ +44 (0) 1225 805 228