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Bath is such a beautiful city steeped in history that it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the heart of the rolling countryside of the South West, Bath is home to some of the most impressive 18th century Georgian architecture in the UK, and let’s not forget the famous natural hot springs.
Residents of Bath love the variety of restaurants, independent shops, theatres, and pubs; all of which can easily be explored on foot due to Bath’s compact size. One second you can be enjoying city living and the next you can be strolling the botanical gardens or in the middle of the Somerset countryside.
Just 25-minutes away from Bath (in Bristol) is the family-owned removals and storage company Britannia Lanes of Bristol. They have over 40 years’ experience and have offices throughout the South West so, if you are moving to or from Bath, or anywhere in this beautiful corner of the UK, get in touch with Britannia Lanes of Bristol today.
Moving to Bath
When many consider a move to Bath, they only envisage aspirational properties that have a premium budget. Granted, the classic Georgian and Regency houses of Bath are the most desirable, but there are properties to suit every budget.
If period properties have your heart, the Georgian crescents, townhouses, and elegant mansions above the town in Widcombe are second to none and date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Due to Bath’s status as a World Heritage Site, development is scarce, which is a blessing and a curse. However, many of the vast townhouses have been split into apartments and smaller homes, and the more affordable areas such as Bathwick and Camden are excellent for families.
Newbridge and Weston are also favoured by families as they are largely residential areas with fantastic schools and handy local amenities.
Similarly, the village locations close to Bath such as Freshford, Wellow, Combe Hay, Priston, and Limpley Stoke allow for some fantastic properties without the elevated prices.
Interestingly, flats are a big seller in Bath, fetching an average price of £321,880. Terraced and semi-detached properties are very popular with families. Terraced properties have an average price of £440,248, whereas semi-detached homes seem to hover more around the £402,000 mark.
The average property price in Bath is £422,770, which is similar to nearby Combe Down, but more expensive than the Bath Spa area.
Transport Links Bath
Bath is extremely well connected. The A46 is just an eight mile stretch to the M4 and Bristol can be reached in around 30 minutes in good traffic.
Bath Spa railway station is the principal station serving the city and it is also conveniently located for transfer to a multitude of local and regional bus services. There are a number of intercity trains to the likes of Cardiff Central, Portsmouth Harbour, London Paddington, Reading, Swindon, and Bristol Temple Meads. There are also CrossCountry services to Glasgow Central which travel via Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, and Edinburgh.
Oldfield Park is another station located in the western suburbs of Bath. Services are limited from this station, covering Bristol and Bath Spa.