The Georgian splendour of Bath
Bath is famous for its stunning Georgian architecture, but the city is also made up of a number of friendly communities, each with its own character. There is a broad spectrum of property – from Georgian houses and apartments, to Victorian terraces, to new builds and refurbishments. Bath is particularly popular with families moving from London, as well as ex-pat buyers, and there is a very lucrative holiday let market.
The city has a thriving shopping centre and a fine choice of restaurants, cafés and bars. There are several cultural attractions (eg the Roman Baths and the Theatre Royal), and a year-round programme of events (including the Bath Festival, Christmas Market and Jane Austen Festival). Bath also boasts two universities, a premiership rugby team and a booming tourist industry.
Bath is very well located, with good access to Bristol, London, the M4 and M5. There are plenty of parks and green spaces, as well as easy walks out to the surrounding countryside, giving residents (and visitors) the best of both worlds: all the convenience of city living, but with rural diversions on the doorstep.
Cobb Farr’s Bath office is located in a landmark position between two iconic addresses – The Circus and The Royal Crescent.
The quintessential market town of Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon is a vibrant, historic market town that is well known for its rich variety of architectural styles, including Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Edwardian. The influence of the wool trade is evident in its weaver’s cottages, merchant’s houses and converted mill buildings. The variety of property on offer both in Bradford on Avon and its outlying villages makes the area a very popular choice for family homes and holiday lets.
Bradford on Avon is situated just eight miles to the east of Bath. Like Bath, it also boasts excellent restaurants, boutique shops and cultural attractions, such as the Tythe Barn and Wiltshire Music Centre. There is an excellent range of amenities in the town, as well as a lively programme of community events.
Transport links are good, with regular trains to Bath and onwards to Bristol and London. But many people come to Bradford on Avon and the surrounding villages seeking a retreat from busy urban centres; this area offers a taste of quintessential West Country life.
Cobb Farr’s recently refurbished Bradford on Avon office is set right in the heart of the town, on Market Street.