The Circus, originally called King's Circus, was designed by John Wood the Elder in the 1750's. The vision was to recreate a classical Palladian architectural landscape for Bath, inspired by the Roman Coliseum but whereas The Coliseum was designed to be seen from the outside, The Circus faces inwards. Originally the central area was paved covering a reservoir serving all the houses, which was later turned into the enclosed garden you will find today. There have been numerous historical figures in residence at The Circus including William Pitt the elder, Thomas Gainsborough and the novelist William Makepeace-Thackeray.
27 The Circus is situated on the southern side and is one of the finest examples of Bath's Georgian architecture. The property is constructed of classic Bath stone elevations under a slate tiled roof. Three classical orders (Greek, Roman and Corinthian) are used, one above the other in the elegant arched facades. The frieze of the Doric entablature is decorated with alternating triglyphs and pictorial emblems including serpents, nautical symbols, devices representing the arts and sciences, and Masonic emblems. The parapet is adorned with stone acorn finials. The property enjoys a pleasant outlook to the front over the central circular green where there is a group of mature plane trees. To the rear, the property enjoys a stunning view towards Bath Abbey and the surrounding city enveloped by countryside and hills.
Number 27 The Circus was refurbished as a whole property some 30 years ago and three apartments were created. The Garden Maisonette occupies over half of the building (Ground, Lower Ground and Garden level) and is an excellently proportioned and unique property with versatile accommodation over three floors. The property features two magnificent reception rooms on the ground floor with period features and a rare 'dumb waiter' down to the kitchen below. These are complimented by three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom or shower room. The wonderful kitchen/breakfast room has the original range and dresser together with an Aga. In addition, below the study, is a conservatory which leads out to a beautifully landscaped garden.
To the rear, leading off the conservatory is a large landscaped garden, with paved seating areas, a lower paved courtyard together with planted shrubberies, superb magnolia tree and other semi mature trees including an attractive olive tree. The garden is approximately 200 feet in length and has access to Miles's Buildings through a rear gate