Peaceful two bedroom apartment in Bath's iconic Grade II listed Empire building ideally located right in the heart of this World heritage city, with fine south-westerly views over the rear of Bath Guildhall and Bath Abbey.
The Empire was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1901 for hotelier Alfred Holland and is a key landmark in the centre of Bath overlooking Pulteney Weir. The conversion into exclusive apartments for the over 50s took place in the mid-1990s.
The Empire is very centrally located next to Bath Abbey, the River Avon, Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge, and Waitrose with a short flat walk to Bath Spa railway station, and all the restaurants, theatres, bars, galleries, and unique shops that Bath has to offer.
The Empire offers an impressive range of facilities, including an administrator on-site, two lifts, splendid drawing and dining rooms which are available for parties, two very reasonably priced guest suites, cinema room, laundrette, billiard room, craft room, exercise room, sauna, library and delightful well maintained and award winning roof garden. There are also many optional communal activities including regular Sunday lunches, drinks parties, scrabble sessions and film nights. The owner of this apartment very much enjoyed taking part in these activities and was in charge of the honesty bar in the drawing room.
This fourth floor (of six floors) apartment (with lift access) benefits from a spacious hall with coats cupboard, and cupboard with hot water cylinder. The hall opens into a grand, sunny, and spacious drawing room with panoramic views over the Guildhall and Bath Abbey. This room has good ceiling heights up to 10'3" and a period fireplace with coal effect fire. Next to it is a separate kitchen. The second bedroom, again with views, is located next to the kitchen. The main bedroom, also facing south west, has two windows, a spacious wardrobe, and an en suite bathroom. There is a second shower room. The apartment is peaceful, with double glazed windows, and has impressive views.
The apartment would be perfect either as a principal residence or as a second home because it is secure, with a concierge and is located close to Bath Spa railway station, with London Paddington 80 minutes away, and with easy access to Bristol airport.; this apartment offers an enviable location and life-style.
Tenure: Leasehold. Lease Years Remaining: 99 years remaining
Service Charge: £12,776.64 pa
Ground Rent: £838.34
Parking: Central Zone, residents' permit available
Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset
Council Tax: G