Somerset Place is an elegant Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse located close to Bath city centre. The crescent is situated high above the city on the south-facing northern slopes and benefits from spectacular panoramic views over the city.
Many local amenities are provided in nearby St. James's Square, Margaret's Buildings and Brock Street that offer a variety of shops including a caf�, newsagent, chemist, florist and deli along with art galleries and restaurants.
Royal Victoria Park is also nearby, with a celebrated children's play area, botanical gardens and wide open spaces, very popular with families and dog walkers.
The city of Bath is a World Heritage site famous for its Roman origins and Georgian architecture that provides a full range of sporting, leisure, business, shopping and dining facilities along with excellent schools in both the private and state sectors.
Nearby schools include the Royal High, Kingswood, King Edwards Pre Prep and St. Stephen's Primary. Other schools within the city are King Edwards, The Paragon, Prior Park College and Monkton Combe along with two universities.
Bath Spa station provides mainline rail services to London Paddington (from 75 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (from 15 minutes) and junction 18 of the M4 is approximately 10 miles north of the city.
Designed by John Eveleigh in 1790, Somerset Place emulates the style and sinuous line taken by nearby Lansdown Crescent. Following extensive restoration and refurbishment of the crescent over recent years, this house has been finished to a very high standard, retaining much of its period charm while creating a home suitable for modern living.
The stylish and beautifully appointed accommodation is arranged over five floors amounting to approximately 4,167 sq ft. On the ground floor is an impressive and welcoming entrance hall with beautiful stone floors and cantilever staircase with polished walnut hand rail rising to the upper floors.
Additionally to the ground floor is a large dining room with feature fireplace, modern wooden floors and wedding doors opening up to the kitchen. The high-end, hand-built kitchen offers practical storage solutions, along with a feature island unit complete with integrated induction hob and rising extractor. There are further integrated appliances along with sleek stone work surfaces and useful amenities such as a Quooker hot water tap. Finally to the ground floor is a large rear entrance hall/boot room with separate cloakroom, door out to the rear garden and stone steps down to the lower ground floor level.
On the first floor there is a grand south-facing drawing room with ornate cornicing, a high ceiling, feature fireplace and a trio of tall sash windows with working shutters which lead out to the covered first floor balcony. From here there are the most amazing views overlooking the private residents' park and Georgian Bath beyond. Wedding doors lead through to the withdrawing room, also with impressive ceiling height, ornate fireplace and a tall sash window with views over the rear garden.
The large principal bedroom suite is situated on the second floor, with an ornate fireplace and triple sash windows, taking in the impressive south-facing views of the city. The luxurious en suite bath/shower room with warm tiled floor comprises a stylish freestanding bath, spacious walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins on a floating stand and WC.
From this floor, easy return stairs lead to the third floor. The third floor comprises a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and views of the garden, two further bedrooms with far-reaching views to the front of the property and a smartly appointed shower room.
On the ground floor half landing there is access to a study/bedroom 5, which has an en suite shower room leading off and views to the side overlooking the gardens of Somerset Place and Lansdown Place West.
To the lower ground floor, accessed via an attractive stone stairway, is the family room. This provides a great space to unwind and enjoy a good film, or could provide an area for the younger members of the household to have independent living space. There is a practical limestone tiled floor and attractive stone fireplace with inset electric fire. Leading off is a utility room with work surfaces, cupboards, space for appliances and a door out to the lower rear courtyard. Also leading off is a hallway to the front vaults and lobby access via stone steps to the front and lower front courtyard.
Additionally to the lower ground floors is a smart shower and cloakroom and games room/bedroom 6. A unique feature of the lower ground floor is that it also lends itself to being self-contained and this could, with relative ease and any necessary permissions, be achieved.
The property has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard with tasteful d�cor that enhances the grandeur of the property. It stands head and shoulders above many other Bath townhouses in terms of both the quality of the finish and its commanding position in this most luxurious and exclusive development.
The gardens of Somerset Place have been thoughtfully landscaped to reflect the curves and serpentine nature of the neighbouring crescents and buildings, which creates a visually impressive space that affords areas for quiet reflection and ease of maintenance. Immediately off the back of the home is a large paved terrace ideal for entertaining or al fresco dining. This leads via steps to sweeping intertwined pathways, which lead to the top of the garden. Here, there is a practical area with pedestrian gate leading onto Somerset Lane and a gate and then steps to the side, which in turn lead to the covered parking area (accessed via shared wooden gates with number 17). A notable and impressive feature is the Cedar of Lebanon tree that takes pride of place in the centre of the garden. Garden lighting runs to one side of the garden's walls.