A superb two-bedroom apartment in this Grade II listed building located in the centre of Bath overlooking Pulteney Weir and the historic Pulteney Bridge, offered for sale with a secured, covered parking space.
The Empire was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1901 for hotelier Alfred Holland and incorporates a recently refurbished roofline that represents the three estates of the realm: a cottage, a manor house and a castle. The Empire was converted into exclusive apartments for the over 50s in the mid-1990s.
The apartment, which is situated on the third floor, is accessed by lift or by the impressive mahogany staircase in the grand Edwardian entrance hall. The Empire is located on Grand Parade in the heart of Georgian Bath with the Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and Weir, ‘The Rec’ Rugby ground, Parade Gardens and Waitrose and other shops and restaurants very nearby. The railway station is a flat walk less than 1/2 mile away and provides direct access to London Paddington (approximately 75 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (approximately 15 mins). Bristol Airport is about 45 minutes away by road.
There are extensive communal facilities: an impressive dining room and spacious drawing room, library, cinema, sauna and exercise room, billiard room and two guest suites for the owners’ use. These are all looked after by an administrator who has an office on site and a team of friendly staff. There is a delightful award-winning garden overlooking the back of the Guildhall. The Empire is a very sociable place with Sunday lunches held regularly, drinks parties, scrabble sessions and film nights.
On entering the apartment there is an entrance hall with a coat cupboard leading into an impressive sitting room with full length 15 foot windows offering a magnificent view over Bath Rugby ground and Pulteney Weir, with green hills beyond. Off this is a galley style kitchen with electric hob, Neff oven and microwave and Neff washing machine and dishwasher. Next to the sitting room is dining room/study/second bedroom with fireplace, high ceilings and stunning views over Pulteney Bridge and Weir. A shower room is next to this, with the principal bedroom offering those beautiful views, as well as built in wardrobe. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bath.
It is the beautiful views that really make this light filled apartment stand out. This combined with the central location and unique delights Bath offers make living here exceptional.
Tenure: Leasehold. Lease Years Remaining: 99 years remaining
Service Charge: £12,776.64 pa
Ground Rent: £838.34
Parking: Parking for 1 vehicle
Local Authority: Bath & North East Somerset
Council Tax: G