5 bed semi-detached house for saleUpper East Hayes, Bath BA1
Points of interest
- St Mark's CofE School0.3 miles
- St Saviours Infant Church School0.4 miles
- Bath Spa1.2 miles
- Oldfield Park1.6 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Features and description
- Stunning Proportions
- Far Reaching Views
- Amazing Features
- Versatile Accommodation
This magnificent Grade ii-listed home, constructed circa 1790, is located on Upper East Hayes, a hillside to the north of Bath city centre. Arranged over four storeys, the house extends over 2,800 sq ft and has a commanding south-facing view over the whole city, across to the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills beyond. The vista combines the pinnacle of British classicism with the enchanting landscape of a fabled Avalon. Bath’s city centre and train station, with excellent links to London, are a short walk away.
The entrance is on the upper ground floor and leads into a beautiful hallway, with a magnificent cantilevered stone staircase that links all the floors. The interior exudes an immediate sense of grace, in part thanks to the excellent quality of light and finishes throughout. The layout retains classical proportions and simplicity in both its plan and elevations, with two well-proportioned main rooms to be found on each story.
The hall on the upper ground floor leads to a large drawing-room on the garden side, and left to a study with fitted bookshelves. On the lower ground floor, there is a beautifully appointed kitchen with simple and elegant, freestanding cabinetry throughout, hardwood work surfaces and wonderful details such as arabesque arches. A classical roundel is set above the cooking range. To the rear, a bathroom and vaulted storage.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom, situated on the garden side, is decorated in lavish wallpaper. This takes its inspiration from traditional circus’s, combined with touches of the late Victorian Gothic. To the rear, there is a guest bedroom.
On the top floor, there are two further rooms, both characterised by extraordinary vaulted ceilings. At the garden elevation of this story is a spacious room with a mezzanine, currently arranged as a studio. To the rear is a bedroom, also with a mezzanine, utilising this space for a bed, it benefits from has outstanding views over the city landscape and Mendips beyond.
The gardens of 32 Upper East Hayes are of particular note and have a range of areas ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining and the property has the benefit of an allocated parking space.
32 Upper East Hayes is set back from a quiet residential road. A secluded walled courtyard leads to the front elevation, both of which are made from heavily rusticated Bath limestone. This provides a wonderful contrast to the fine Bath stonework of the garden elevation; a contrast believed to be put in place at the time of construction for the dual purpose of decorum and security.
Upper East Hayes is located in the village of Larkhall in Bath, much-loved for its independent spirit. There is an excellent bookshop, deli, butcher, and organic farm shop all within easy walking distance of the house. The city harbours a strong community of independent retailers, coffee shops and eateries with Colonna and Smalls, Corkage, LandRace Bakery and the weekly Farmer’s Market oft-cited as local favourites. Royal Victoria Park provides a wonderful green expanse in the city centre and is also home to the revered Botanical Gardens. Uniquely situated in a hollow in the hills, the surrounding Somerset countryside makes an incredible backdrop for the city. The National Trust Skyline Walk offers up exceptional views through six miles of meadows and ancient woodlands.
Bath is the only city in Britain to achieve Unesco World Heritage status which continues to be vehemently protected. Founded in the 1st century ad by the Romans, who famously used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa, it became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant city with neoclassical Palladian buildings.
Transport links are excellent, with Bath Spa train station in the heart of the city centre providing a direct line to London Paddington from approx. 75 mins. The M4 motorway lies to the north of the city
Square Footage: 2,314 sq ft
Floor plans and tours
Floor plans (1)
No virtual tour availableAsk agent for virtual tour
More informationReport this listing
Stamp duty calculator
These results are not provided by NatWest and are only indicative based on a repayment mortgage product. The interest rate has been assumed to stay the same for the selected mortgage term. Repayments will be subject to the product provided and your circumstances. Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page are marketing materials provided by - Savills - Bath. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions or related information provided here and they do not constitute property particulars. Please contact Savills - Bath for full details and further information.