May highlights for the Bath property market
8th May 2017
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Trawling through Rightmove, Zoopla and the like will give you a decent overview of choice in the Bath property market but there’s no substitute for a bit of advice from the heart of the local industry. Each partner in our office tends to specialise in different parts of the Bath property market and have visited all of our properties many times so we thought it might be helpful to ask each of them to highlight three properties from their section of our current stock to recommend to buyers. Here are their choices and comments on each – if you’d like further details on each, do let us know by email at info@madisonoakley.co.uk or on 01225 466525

Bath property – Apartments – chosen by Louise

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Victoria House, Weston Road – £300,000

Offered with no chain, this second floor 709sqft two double bedroom apartment sits in a spectacularly convenient location on Weston Road just above the northwestern corner of Royal Victoria Park and enjoys views over to the slopes of Bloomfield from the south facing balcony and sitting room. With a private garage, sensible management charges, a long lease and double glazing throughout. Victoria House is a 1968 Cross built block of twelve apartments with an internal management company. Some upgrading required to reach top potential but this is a fabulously spacious and well planned city apartment in a perfect spot for city shopping, park walks and the Weston community. Sole Agents. Louise says “you’re only the other side of the park from town and this is a well balanced flat with plenty of space inside, a balcony with great views and the huge bonus of a garage as well. It does need some work inside but the location is spot on”

St Peters Court, Dorset Close – £230,000

An immaculate ground floor 468sqft one bedroom apartment with private patio and gated off street parking space in this Victorian church hall 2008 conversion, tucked away in a cul de sac off the Lower Bristol Rd with level access to the city centre and Oldfield Park station. Sitting/dining room open plan to kitchen, double bedroom with triple mullion window, white three piece bathroom, halls and storage cupboards. Private rear patio, allocated parking space in gated rear car park, double glazing and gas CH. Long leasehold/share of freehold. No chain. Sole Agents. Louise says “a large ground floor one bed with parking is rare enough but this flat is also in superb condition, in a quiet position and would make a great let or home. Very reasonable management fees too!”

The Hexagon, Kempthorne Lane – £225,000

Ground floor 598sqft two double bedroom apartment with high ceilings and allocated parking in this 2005/6 conversion, ideally placed on the plateau at the junction of the Wellsway and Frome Rd. Retaining much of the original early 1800s character and charm with substantial Bath Stone elevations and sash windows. Dual aspect sitting/dining room with open plan kitchen area off, two decent double bedrooms and a white three piece bathroom. Perfectly situated for local amenities with Sainsburys just 200yds to the south and plenty of bus routes to town via the Wellsway. Off street private parking space in the courtyard to front. Well kept communal halls, cycle/bin stores and gardens. Sole Agents. Louise says ” in beautiful condition with parking and set well off the road, this has been a successful let for several years but these flats also prove popular with professional singles/couples as they are an ideal blend of character and low maintenance”

Bath property – BA2 family homes – chosen by Amanda

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Lymore Avenue, Oldfield Park – £300,000

 
This 848sqft end terraced Victorian two storey home enjoys fabulous views to the rear over to city spires and a 43ft x 18ft rear garden. Benefiting from two double bedrooms and a white three piece bathroom on the first floor, the property has been slightly extended on the ground floor to add a full width kitchen and a side porch to the original pair of reception rooms. Absolutely ready to move into, with modern kitchen and bathroom fittings complimented by double glazing and gas central heating. Ideal location for a walk through the park behind to the Two Tunnels or down to Oldfield station. Offered with no onward chain by the owners Sole Agents. Amanda says “a sweet characterful home with a sensibly extended kitchen, great views, a lovely garden and that all important first floor bathroom”

 

Ivy Grove, Oldfield Park £300,000 offers over

An extended 940sqft inter war three bedroom family home with spectacular panoramic Bath views, a south facing garden and a garage. Located in this tucked away cul de sac off Ivy Avenue, you’ll be transfixed by the views from the master bedroom from Kelston Roundhill all the way to Claverton Down. Once you’ve torn yourself away, you’ll find a classic family home with three bedrooms (two doubles and a single), two generous receptions, first floor bathroom and a rear triple aspect kitchen extension. Double glazing, GCH, plenty of front gardens behind the garage and a child friendly south facing rear garden. Owner suited. Sole Agents. Amanda says “wow, the views are amazing but the house is pretty special too once you’ve updated it. The gardens are a real feature and the garage is a big plus but these family semis are so adaptable and always prove popular”Ivy Grove, Oldfield Park – £300,000 Offers Over

Ambleside Road, Kingsway – £300,000

An extended semi detached three bedroom family home situated on this ever popular Kingsway estate with views to the front stretching as far as Lansdown and Weston. Internally, the property offers accommodation of; entrance porch, lounge/diner, office area, downstairs cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom along with double glazing and gas central heating  The outside area includes a garden to the front, an enclosed stepped rear garden, under-croft storage space and a garage in a block nearby. With all this house has to offer, it is sure to prove very popular.  Sole Agent. Amanda says “right in the heart of the estate, the extensions here have created a proper sensible family home with a lot of living space”

Bath property – Larger family homes – chosen by Sarah

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Winchester Road, Oldfield Park – £450,000

This three storey four bedroom 1325sqft Victorian end terrace is tucked away on this quiet side street within sight of Moorland Rd shops and enjoys superb views up to Bloomfield Crescent, a south facing garden and a detached garage. Now needing refurbishment but offering an appealing original layout ready for a new family to put their own stamp on. Ground floor houses two reception rooms, kitchen, W.C and lean to. First floor comprises of three bedrooms, bathroom and W.C whilst the second floor offers a further double bedroom with the best view in the house. Double glazing, gas heating and offered with no onward chain. Ideal location for St Johns primary school, the Two Tunnels cyclepath, local shops, Oldfield station and city access. Sole Agents. Sarah says “this one is a real project but I love it! Lots of space inside, a lovely sunny garden and the garage is invaluable around here. A lot of work but could be a real forever home” 

Elm Grove, Lower Swainswick – £480,000

At the far end of this favoured cul de sac on the lower slopes of Solsbury Hill and thus ideally situated for Alice Park and Larkhall shops.This 1950s three bedroom family home offers 1054sqft of two storey accommodation (with further potential for expansion judging by neighbours efforts) and enjoys quite glorious southwest facing corner plot gardens, views up to Lansdown and a peaceful setting.. Original footprint extended with a rear conservatory and a side utility plus shower room. Three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Ground floor houses two reception rooms and kitchen. Some updating now needed to reach top potential but this is a wonderful and rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home with a generous plot. 55ft square rear gardens, side garden with workshop & shed, garage and a driveway to front. Owner suited. Sole Agents. Sarah says “I’d extend this house to the side and above like next door has done and the plot really works for this. Also, the garden is amazing and being at the top of the cul de sac guarantees you peace and quiet”

Hayes Place, Bear Flat – £525,000

Spread over three floors with 1458sqft of accommodation, packed with character features and right in the very heart of the thriving Bear Flat community, this is a perfect city base with bags of space. Four double bedrooms (master ensuite) and family bathroom over the top two floors. Ground floor houses two open plan receptions and an enormous 20ft3 x 10ft11 kitchen plus side conservatory. Rear enclosed 16ft x 15ft west facing city garden, views from the top floor over to the northern ridge and parking outside. Straight down the Holloway to the train station and city amenities. Sole Agents. Sarah says “huge amounts of space inside – all the bedrooms are great sizes and the kitchen is perfect for kids or entertaining. The garden is small but you’re bang in the heart of Bear Flat with the park nearby”

 

For any advice on the Bath property market from our local experts, call us on 01225 466525 or visit our website at www.madisonoakley.co.uk

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