Laura Place forms a key part of the outstanding Great Pulteney Street development. Its lozenge-shaped plan is an unusual one for the day and served to create an uncommonly generous urban space, forming the ideal prelude to Great Pulteney Street.
Bath city centre is within a level walk across the famous Pulteney Bridge while The Holburne Museum stands at the eastern end, beyond which are Sydney Gardens and the Kennet & Avon Canal with its towpath providing access to open countryside.
Bath is a World Heritage Site famed for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture that offers a wide variety of cultural, leisure, sports and shopping facilities along with excellent schools in both the state and private sectors and two universities.
There is a mainline rail link to London Paddington (journey time from 75 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time from 15 mins).
Junction 18 of the M4 is approximately 11 miles north.
Number 1 Laura Place has been extensively remodelled and refurbished by the current owner with the help of renowned local interior designers Woodhouse & Law. The property makes up the greater part of a beautifully restored Grade I listed Georgian townhouse right in the centre of the city, retaining many of its original features while having been thoughtfully redesigned for modern living.
On entering, the quality of the refurbishment is immediately evident with a stunning entrance hall which leads through to the kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen has been very well designed by Woodhouse & Law and built by McCarron & Co (recently acquired by Lux Group who own Mark Wilkinson and Smallbone) with a long granite central island over floor units with an inset sink and breakfast bar. There is a double wall oven (Neff) and induction hob. There is a built-in fridge freezer and plenty of storage units and pan drawers and an illuminated display unit.
A spacious doorway leads through to the sitting room at the front of the house with views over Laura Place and the famous fountain. The kitchen and sitting room have limed oak flooring, and a cupboard in the corner of the sitting room conceals a pull-out office unit. At the rear of the ground floor there is a doorway and a few steps down to a spacious cloakroom/w.c., as well as a useful understairs cupboard.
On the first floor half landing is the utility room, cleverly situated away from the living spaces at the rear of the house.
Up a small flight of stairs is the magnificent first floor drawing room with its elegant high ceilings and three large sash windows overlooking Laura Place at the front. The room has a tremendous feeling of space with some lovely period features including impressive ceiling cornice and a stunning fire surround. A doorway leads from the drawing room into the dining room, which is arguably an even more impressive room with its feature wall covered with a hand-painted silk wallpaper. A large sash window to the rear gives ample light to the room. There is the added benefit of a small butler's kitchen with wall and floor units and a sink with a boiling water tap.
On the second floor is the principal suite, a grand room with space for a superking-sized bed and currently also housing a sofa. There are three sash windows with views right up to the Holburne Museum at the end of Great Pulteney Street. There are built-in wardrobes in the alcoves and a doorway leads through to a dressing area with further fitted wardrobes. Off here is a large en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, his and hers sink units and a walk-in wet room shower.
At the top of the stairs there is a large glass lantern roof which floods the staircase with natural light and can provide ventilation in the summer months. On this floor there are three further double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. A separate guest bathroom completes the accommodation.