A truly exquisite Grade I listed Royal Crescent house, complete with coach house and ancillary accommodation situated in the heart of this world famous location.
THE ROYAL CRESCENT
The Royal Crescent, one of Bath's most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger.
This impressive landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I listed terrace houses. It is without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK. The 500-foot-long crescent has an impressive ha-ha, which was designed to keep grazing animals out of the more formal areas of the garden. Many notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was built, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.
Today, The Royal Crescent is home to the five-star hotel The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, a luxurious haven of elegance and tranquility, a museum of Georgian life at No. 1 Royal Crescent, and private housing.
25 Royal Crescent is an exquisite complete Grade I listed crescent house, one of the finest properties in the city of Bath. Situated at the heart of this iconic and world renowned address, number 25 also has the benefit of the original coach house and stables that provides superb ancillary accommodation, as well as extensive garaging and off-road parking.
The accommodation is arranged over five principal floors and is presented in immaculate decorative order. The house has been maintained to the highest standards over the years and has been the subject of a substantial program of refurbishment and improvement.
Contemporary fixtures and furnishings and high-quality decoration, sit perfectly alongside many original features typical of the period. All improvements both decorative and structural have been implemented with impeccable style and meticulous attention to detail.
The proportions of the rooms are exceptional. Upon entering there is a grand reception hall with the central features being magnificent staircase and decorative plasterwork.
On the ground floor is a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a bespoke Martin Moore kitchen that complements the fine ceiling detail and original fireplace. High end modern appliances are integrated with hand-built kitchen cupboards that are finished with a beautiful marble work surface. A door leads directly into a formal dining room to the rear of the house. Also on the ground floor is a garden room and cloakroom.
Of particular note are the first floor drawing rooms. The proportions are superb. There are three full-length Georgian sash windows to the front that enjoy stunning views over the Crescent lawns. There is also a beautiful marble fireplace, and a striking pair of wedding doors that lead to the withdrawing room. Each room has wooden floors, elaborate cornicing and benefit from considerable light.
On the second floor there is a principal suite with luxurious en suite shower room, a study and a laundry/utility room. The top floor still benefits from good ceiling heights and provides four further bedrooms, a separate bathroom and a further shower room.
On the lower ground floor there is a cinema room and gym. Adjacent to the gym is a separate WC, shower room and steam room. In addition there are storerooms, a utility room and cellar. The vaults have in the past provided a separate annexe, with a sitting room, kitchen area (currently marked on the plan as 'Hallway'), and bedroom with en suite shower room. The vault can be accessed via its own private entrance off the front courtyard.
THE COACH HOUSE
To the rear of the property is the Coach House complex. The Coach House itself is a three bedroom, three bathroom annexe that can be accessed from Crescent Lane/Marlborough Buildings.
To the rear of the property are beautifully landscaped gardens. Immediately to the rear of the house is a raised terrace providing an ideal space for outside dining. Steps lead down to an area of garden that is mainly laid to lawn flanked by stone pathways and well-stocked flower borders. There is a double garage and gated courtyard that provides off-road parking. In addition, the original stables provide further parking and outbuildings.
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I know this property very well and it never ceases to impress me. Simply put, it is one of Bath's finest houses; the proportions, presentation, outlook and location are superb.Luke Brady