Savills | Sydney Place, Bath, BA2 6NE | Property for sale
1,821 sq ft(169.18 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000

Sydney PlaceBath, BA2 6NE

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Formerly occupied by Queen Charlotte
  • Exceptional views over Sydney Gardens
  • Stunning drawing room with balcony
  • Bespoke walnut kitchen
  • Impressive principal bedroom suite
  • Elegant first floor sun room

A simply exquisite Grade I listed, two-bedroom first floor apartment.

About this property

  • Queen Charlotte, consort to George III, lived in 93 Sydney Place in 1817 when in Bath to ‘take in the waters' and is believed to have used the first floor as a ballroom during her stay.

    The apartment is accessed by a beautiful and ornate sweeping staircase in the communal hallway. Imposing double doors lead in to the apartment's entrance hall, formerly the receiving room, with tall ceilings and ornate cornices, and one of three bespoke chandeliers designed for the property by the current owner. Adjacent is a rare and elegant first floor conservatory sun room built above the Doric porch entrance to the building. The hall leads through a beautiful curved door into the stunning drawing room (30ft x 21ft), with dual aspect, 14ft ceilings and three tall sash windows and French doors leading out to a balcony running the width of the drawing room, with exceptional open views over Sydney Gardens and the Holburne Museum. The proportions of this once ballroom are breathtaking, and the property has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by the current owner, with particular care taken to restore the original features of the building. The ornate cornices and ceiling roses are believed to be original and are still in immaculate condition throughout.

    Set within the drawing room, is a bespoke walnut kitchen with marble worktop, that has been sympathetically designed to mirror the curvature of the room and the beautiful curved door leading back to the entrance hall. Connecting the drawing room with the main bedroom are a pair of imposing 10ft wedding doors. These doors can still be opened fully to create a dramatic front-to-back aspect through the property.

    The bedroom is similarly impressive, measuring 25ft x 19ft, and complete with original cornice, picture rail and ceiling rose. The en suite bathroom is positioned at the rear of the room with stylish porcelain ware and a roll top bath with views to the rear overlooking St Mary the Virgin church, Bathwick.

    There is currently live planning consent to reinstate the original balcony which was once positioned across the rear of the first floor of the building (Ref:18/03060/FUL).

    Bedroom two is accessed from the entrance hall and comprises a walnut mezzanine sleeping area, which houses within it a beautifully designed en suite shower room. The property also has a separate utility room accessed from the communal hallway, on the half landing below.

    Designed and built by prominent architect John Pinch The Elder, Sydney Place is Grade I Listed and was considered the “centre of fashionable life” in Bath. Ideally located at the eastern end of Great Pulteney Street and adjacent to Sydney Gardens and the Holburne Museum to the north and St Mary the Virgin church, Bathwick to the south. The property is a short walk to Bath Spa station, which offers mainline railway services to London Paddington (journey time from 75 minutes) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time from 15 minutes).

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The history of the property really is amazing and this - coupled with the grandeur and proportions - will mean it is hugely popular.

Jack KingProperty agent

Local information

  • 93 Sydney Place is well positioned in a historic part of the city; Jane Austen once lived close by at No 4 Sydney Place and the property also neighbours the Holburne Museum and Sydney Gardens at the end of Great Pulteney Street.
  • Great Pulteney Street provides a delightful level approach to the city centre.
  • The Kennet and Avon canal is easily accessed through Sydney Gardens, with good walking routes and cycle tracks.
  • The centre of Bath offers numerous leisure, shopping and sporting facilities.
  • There is good access to major transport links, with Bath Spa railway station providing a fast route to London Paddington (from approximately 75 minutes).
  • The M4, Junction 18 is approximately 10 miles north.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Leasehold (965 years remaining)