Residential Sales

The Circus, Bath

Offers in Excess of

***Best and final offers by 16th November ***
A rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent ground and first floor Grade I listed 3 bedroom garden maisonette, retaining a wealth of period features, along with a spacious one bedroom courtyard apartment and a private parking space, in need of some cosmetic updating and located in Bath’s finest landmark residential address.

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
3 Receptions

Full Description


17 The Circus is a magnificent Grade I listed Georgian townhouse of stunning proportions, currently divided into 2 separate dwellings. The principle 2 floors are currently presented as a charming ground and first floor 3 bedroom maisonette with a beautiful private walled garden. The lower ground floor is presented as a particularly spacious one bedroom self-contained courtyard apartment, both the maisonette and apartment are currently on the same title.

The property is entered into elegant communal entrance halls with direct access through to the rear gardens and benefits from having a private gardeners WC. The maisonette is accessed from the hallway into a pretty hallway with stairs that rise to the first floor. At ground floor level to the front there is an impressive formal drawing room, with a fine aspect over-looking The Circus green, with a wealth of period details, which includes a handsome period fireplace, intricate period cornicing detailing, working shutters and a range of bespoke built-in cupboards and shelves. To the rear there is a pretty dining room, over-looking the sun terrace which leads through to the kitchen, which conveniently enjoys direct access to the gardens.

The elegant first floor accommodation comprises 3 attractive bedrooms, the master bedroom has impressive floor to ceiling sash windows with Juliette balconettes, over looking The Circus In addition there is a guest en-suite bedroom to the rear along with a further double bedroom that is currently arranged as a study. There is also a further well-appointed shower room and WC.

The lower ground floor apartment is self-contained (although on the same title) and can be accessed both independently from the communal entrance halls and via the private lower ground floor courtyard. The spacious apartment is currently arranged as 2 guest bedrooms, with ensuite facilities and an internal kitchen, along with a large utility room and butlers pantry. There is a small private ornamental courtyard garden to the rear along with a large courtyard to the front and ownership of the vaults and undercroft storage.

Agents Note: There is a counter lease granted for 999 years on 31.07.1986 to the current owners of the upper maisonette with 3/5th share of a 999 year lease for the second, third floor and a WC on the half-landing granted in 1986. Lessees of the upper maisonette pay £25 annual ground rent and contribute to 2/5th of building insurance and maintenance of the communal areas.

Key Features

  • **Historic photos which are not currently truly representative of the current condition**
  • Architecturally significant and highly sought-after residential address
  • Private walled garden and sun terraces
  • Formal drawing room
  • Large self-contained one bedroom courtyard apartment
  • Private courtyard and vaults
  • Private garaging available by separate negotiation in nearby underground car park
  • Formally Gainsborough’s Bath residence
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