Raby Place is the first terrace of Georgian houses at the bottom of Bathwick Hill. This sought-after residential location is approximately half a mile on foot of the city centre via Great Pulteney Street.
Bathwick Hill is a magnificent wide road flanked on both sides with some of Bath's finest examples of Georgian townhouses and villas.
There are local shops and amenities and the Kennet & Avon Canal runs close by, its towpath being accessible from Bathwick Hill.
There is a bus service linking properties on Bathwick Hill to the University and city centre. Some of Bath's most well-regarded schools are close to the property.
Bath Spa Station and the bus station can be reached via Pulteney Road.
Raby Gardens are private gardens which are open to residents of Raby Place exclusively. These park grounds are situated opposite Raby Place and No. 8 has a fine view of these gardens, as well as Bath Abbey and the surrounding cityscape.
8 Raby Place is a beautiful Grade II listed family home which has been the subject of a tasteful and thorough refurbishment. The highest quality materials and fixtures have been used sympathetically and the end result is stunning accommodation over four floors in the main house, a two-bedroom apartment on the lower floor plus a further one-bedroom living area in the front vaults. The property has a wealth of period features including sash windows, beautiful cornicing and fireplaces and a handsome wrought iron and leaded balcony.
The property is entered via a spacious entrance hall at ground floor level with a beautiful stone staircase rising to the upper floors. The dining room is at the front of the property with a large sash window to the front and a Jetmaster fireplace. The dining room opens through to the main kitchen which comprises a beautiful range of base and wall units with integrated appliances, including an AGA. This in turn leads through to a further part of the kitchen with a glazed roof. Sliding glass doors open onto a wonderful raised terrace with steps down to the garden.
The ground floor also has a utility room and a cloakroom. On the half landing between the ground and first floor is an excellent size study. On the first floor is a truly exquisite drawing room with beautiful proportions, two full-height sash windows with working shutters and a working fireplace. There is access to a handsome wrought iron and leaded balcony with spectacular views across the city towards Bath Abbey. The drawing room opens through to the withdrawing room which is another excellent size room with an attractive view to the rear.
The second floor is truly luxurious and comprises the principal bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. The bedroom is a spacious double, running the full width of the house and having wonderful views over Raby Gardens, Bath Abbey and the surrounding cityscape. The bathroom is accessed via the dressing room. The third floor comprises three further bedrooms, each with a wonderful outlook, and a shower room.
On the lower ground floor and independent from the main house, with access via steps to the front is a well-proportioned two-bedroom apartment. The apartment is entered via a spacious kitchen/living/dining room with original dresser and a Bath stone fireplace. There are two bedrooms to the rear, a utility room and a shower room. There is a further bedroom and living/kitchen area in the vaults under the street.
The rear walled garden of 8 Raby Place is accessed from the kitchen, which leads out to a wonderful raised terrace with steps down to the garden. In addition there is access from the utility room. The garden has a paved patio area and a graveled area flanked by mature shrubs and trees, creating a sense of privacy.