|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A sumptuous piece of living history, this glorious apartment for 4 (and up to 5) is a classic Georgian beauty. Set on the first floor or the ‘Piano Nobile, (which in the mid eighteenth century was the prized main floor showing off the highest ceilings and tallest windows) this handsome 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, with views of the Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park in central Bath, has stunning classical proportions, a wealth of architectural detail, and a luxurious interior.
A handsome façade leads into this lovely home, with an enveloping sense of warmth and elegance in which each room has been thoughtfully decorated. The living room has two floor- to-ceiling shuttered windows looking onto the park. Vast ceilings with original coving lend an abundance of light and a sense of openness. There are two generous sofas to seat up to 6, a TV with DVD and a selection of films. Antique sideboards contain a selection of games and books. In front of a magnificent decorative stone and cast-iron fireplace, is a dining table to seat up to 5.
Wedding doors lead into a fully fitted hand-made kitchen, displaying pretty antique china and decorative detailing on the cupboards. Neatly arranged in a ‘U’-shape, the kitchen has a gas hob, two electric ovens with grill, a large fridge and separate freezer, a microwave and small dishwasher. There is a generous array of china, glass and cookware along with a full complement of cutlery.
The large and impressive Master bedroom is panelled from top to toe and contains a handsome stone and cast iron decorative fire-place, along with two vast floor-to-ceiling windows with their original cast iron balconettes. These glorious east facing sash windows frame a view of pretty gardens, allotments and mature copper beeches in the park and are complete with working shutters and grand-pa pulls, enabling you to open both top and bottom window for air circulation. In this inviting room is a 6’ bed, a pretty antique wardrobe with shelf space and drawers under, with an additional chest of drawers positioned between the windows. A mezzanine accessed by a narrow panelled staircase, leads to an enchanting bedroom space with a single bed, a small chest of drawers and easy chair. A low dividing wall enables you to enjoy all the space and views but is best suited for adults and responsible older children. Under the mezzanine is a lovely period style en-suite, fully tiled in cream stone, with a small corner shower, a generous hand-basin with plenty of storage under, a WC and an additional glass shelf for toiletries.
The second spacious bedroom has been symmetrically arranged with two smart 3’ beds that zip and link to become a 6’ double. Each bed has a generous chest of drawers with tall lamps, and a fitted wardrobe provides plenty of hanging space and overhead storage. Tongue and groove panelling and antique wall lights add a warm period feel. The large sash window has lovely west-facing views over the park.
A graceful period-style bathroom is fully tiled in cream stone with elegant mirrored wall panels. There is a generous hand-basin with storage under, a deep bath with hand-held shower set and a WC.
There is a parking permit for 1 car allowing you to park on the street. Alternatively the Bath Spa train or coach stations are a 15-20 minute walk away.
It's a truly stunning apartment with a wonderful view, and locates on such central location however with a feel of countryside. It certainly exceeds a 5* rating. We enjoyed our time there so much that we extended our stay. Strongly recommend to anyone who appreciate the quality in life.
*Testimonial taken form www.bathholidayrentals.com
It's a very pleasant 5-10 minute stroll either through Victoria Park or past Bath's historic architecture to the city centre nearby and there are many museums and galleries en-route, as well as great restaurants, bars and cafes and an array of wonderful shops. The city centre buzzes with life and after a full day you can enjoy a performance at the Theatre Royal, relax in the hot waters of the Thermae Spa, spend the evening at the Komedia comedy club or participate in a number of music and literary festivals. The beautiful Royal Victoria Gardens has a fine botanical garden, covered tennis courts, crazy golf, a huge adventure park for children. A compact 18 hole golf course (The Approach Golf Course) with lovely views of Bath and the surrounding hills is just down the road.
At the top of Marlborough Buildings is Marlborough Tavern, a gastro pub. Around the corner at St. James Square you'll find good local amenities; a newsagents, chemists, coffee shop, Italian deli, organic grocery store, a florist and Cavendish Cooks who supply home-made take away food. At Margaret's buildings there are restaurants and gorgeous boutiques. The nearest supermarket is a Co-op on Julian Road, sainsbury's about 5 minute walk away or Waitrose in the very heart of the city
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