THE ROYAL CRESCENT The Royal Crescent, one of Bath's most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger.
This impressive landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I listed terrace houses. It is without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK. The 500-foot-long crescent has an impressive ha-ha, which was designed to keep grazing animals out of the more formal areas of the garden. Many notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was built, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.
Today, The Royal Crescent is home to the five-star hotel The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, a luxurious haven of elegance and tranquility, a museum of Georgian life at No. 1 Royal Crescent, and private housing.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION 25 Royal Crescent is an exquisite complete Grade I listed crescent house, one of the finest properties in the city of Bath. Situated at the heart of this iconic and world renowned address, number 25 also has the benefit of the original coach house and stables that provides superb ancillary accommodation, as well as extensive garaging and off-road parking.
The accommodation is arranged over five principal floors and is presented in immaculate decorative order. The house has been maintained to the highest standards over the years and has been the subject of a substantial program of refurbishment and improvement.
Contemporary fixtures and furnishings and high-quality decoration, sit perfectly alongside many original features typical of the period. All improvements both decorative and structural have been implemented with impeccable style and meticulous attention to detail.
The proportions of the rooms are exceptional. Upon entering there is a grand reception hall with the central features being a magnificent staircase and decorative plasterwork.
On the ground floor is a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a bespoke Martin Moore kitchen that complements the fine ceiling detail and original fireplace. High end modern appliances are integrated with hand-built kitchen cupboards that are finished with a beautiful marble work surface. A door leads directly into a formal dining room to the rear of the house. Also on the ground floor is a garden room and cloakroom.
Of particular note are the first floor drawing rooms. The proportions are superb. There are three full-length Georgian sash windows to the front that enjoy stunning views over the Crescent lawns. There is also a beautiful marble fireplace, and a striking pair of wedding doors that lead to the withdrawing room. Each room has wooden floors, elaborate cornicing and benefit from considerable light.
On the second floor there is a master suite with luxurious en suite shower room, a study and a laundry/utility room. The top floor still benefits from good ceiling heights and provides four further bedrooms, a separate bathroom and a further shower room.
On the lower ground floor there is a cinema room and gym. Adjacent to the gym is a separate WC, shower room and steam room. In addition there are storerooms, a utility room and cellar. The vaults have in the past provided a separate annexe, with a sitting room, kitchen area (currently marked on the plan as 'Hallway'), and bedroom with en suite shower room. The vault can be accessed via its own private entrance off the front courtyard.
THE COACH HOUSE To the rear of the property is the Coach House complex. The Coach House itself is a three bedroom, three bathroom annexe that can be accessed from Crescent Lane/Marlborough Buildings.
EXTERIOR To the rear of the property are beautifully landscaped gardens. Immediately to the rear of the house is a raised terrace providing an ideal space for outside dining. Steps lead down to an area of garden that is mainly laid to lawn flanked by stone pathways and well-stocked flower borders. There is a double garage and gated courtyard that provides off-road parking. In addition, the original stables provide further parking and outbuildings.
LOCATION The Royal Crescent is famous the world over and is situated in the heart of the city of Bath. Bath is a World Heritage site famed for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage. The city enjoys a wealth of cultural, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities as well as excellent communication links. The M4 junction 18 is approximately 10 miles distant and there is a mainline rail link to London Paddington from Bath Spa station (journey time from 75 mins). Bristol International Airport is approximately 18.6 miles away. There are five independent schools in the city as well as an excellent choice in the state sector. Bath also has two universities.