Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Bath & North East Somerset - Eighteen
6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms
Eighteen was built in 1743 and remains a single, intact, property with many original features, in the heart of Bath. Set as part of a set of such house on an elevated pavement the house has five floors and large, private gardens to the rear. The house is a family house, rented occasionally to visitors.
Lower Ground Floor: Twin bedroom and utlility area .
Ground Floor (main entrance): Dining Room, Kitichen (with gas Aga) and main shower room/toilet
1st Floor: Drawing Room and 'Withdrawing' Room
2nd Floor: Double bedroom and Triple bedroom
3rd Floor: One twin bedroom, one double bedroom and one singe bedroom
Private Gardens to rear: four tiers containing gas barbecue, varied planting and extensive seating areas. There is always a shaded area and (when the sun shines) a sunny area. At the top of the garden is the stone built summer house, with sofa and chairs, a table and a large mix of jazz and classical CDs to listen to.
The house has a very well equipped kitchen and dining area.
Entertainment: Fibre-optic, superfast broadband is available. The Drawing Room has a digital TV with an HDMI cable for streaming from your computer. There is a large (60+) collection of DVDs to choose from. A large selection of games are available too (board games, cards etc). The house contains libraries of books (some 500) to browse, from modern fiction, to travel and science fiction.
The house is not suitable for guests who will have difficulty with stairs.
Bath was not built for cars! However I can offer day passes to park in the nearby residents street parking areas and I have a garage that is an 8 minute walk from the house that you can use. You need to allow time if you bring a car to Bath, but once here you can park it and forget it...
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
I am currently a senior member of staff at Repton School, Derbyshire, and as such my wife and I live at the school in term time. We have three adult children and one grandson. 'Eigtheen' is our family home, and much as we love being there, we also enjoy sharing it with other people when we cannot be there.
We bought in Bath City having owned a house in a village 7 miles south of Bath for 7 years. Much as we love the countryside, with our children growing up we all felt we would enjoy living in this glorious city - with all that it has on our doorstep.
What sold the house to me was the sense of history - the grandeur of the rooms and the sense of space and... finally... the idea of having our own stone summerhouse at the top of the garden!