This is a fine example of a Victorian mid-terrace house set in an elevated position with wonderful panoramic views over the city of Bath and the surrounding area. There is a lovely south facing mature garden with pond and wildlife area and summerhouse; an added attraction is the beautiful iron and glass canopy with tiled veranda that leads from the dining area. The house offers versatile accommodation over four floors with a living room, a dining room opening into a kitchen, two double bedrooms plus a home office/living space on the fourth floor. There is a good-sized family bathroom and utility and laundry room with wc.
The house is located in the Camden/Larkhall area of Bath, a short walk into town, just 1.6 miles from Bath Spa railway station and with easy access to junction 18 the M4 motorway.
The vendor says: It was the views from every floor right across the city to Bath Abbey and Prior Park with Beacon Hill beyond which really struck us when we first came to view this house eleven years ago, and we are still really appreciating those views. On entering from the street there is a bedroom on the left-hand side with fireplace and bookcases, and beyond that the main sitting room which is the whole width of the house. In this room there is room for the piano, a sofa and two armchairs and there is an original fireplace with gas fire. Like all the back rooms on all four floors this is south facing and so catches the sun. Upstairs on the first floor is the principal bedroom at the back which also benefits from the views; it is lovely to be woken by the sun in the morning. There is an original cast iron fireplace in this room. The room on the left on this floor is a decent sized bathroom with separate shower, bath, airing cupboard and combi-boiler, and a wooden floor. Upstairs on the top floor is an office/living space with a dormer window looking out at the view. There is plenty of office and book space and a large storage area Downstairs on the ground floor is our favourite room, a dining/sitting room which is again the full width of the house, with a wooden floor, fireplace, space for armchairs and a dining room table, and one wall for books to the ceiling. The room is L-shaped with the kitchen toward the front of the house with an original range. The utility room has a WC and space for a washing machine.
The main ground floor room leads onto a terrace with patio tiles and a lovely bespoke iron and glass veranda which we commissioned. This means that you can have breakfast outside or a cup of tea and be under cover and revel in the views. We have decking beyond the patio which is full of plants in pots and then there is a summerhouse further down the garden through a rose arch. The terraced garden includes a number of mature shrubs and climbers, including honeysuckle and wisteria, and there are also small fruit trees: plum, apple and pear.
Opposite the house we rent a garage which is currently for sale by separate negotiation. There is also parking on the street. There are lovely walks up the hill behind us to Perfect View and St Stephens Green at the top. Another gorgeous walk is up to the hill fort on iconic Solsbury Hill, featuring in Peter Gabriels song. Below us is the river and boating station and Clevedon Pools which is currently being restored. We have really enjoyed living in this house with its views and so close to the best of Bath as well as the country.
Tyning Lane has a doctors surgery and chemist, and the regular bus service into town. Larkhall village has a Co-op, chemist, post office, farm shop, and the extremely popular Larkhall Deli, as well as Ma Cuisine, and the Larkhall Inn, and the Rondo theatre. Alice Park is 0.8 miles away with play area, tennis courts and a caf and a great place to meet up with local families. The house is within the catchment area of St Saviours School and St Stephens School and there are many excellent schools within striking distance. The city of Bath itself has an enormous range of cultural and leisure attractions as well as high speed train services from Bath Spa station to London Paddington (approximately 90 minutes).