Stunning Bath apartment that was once home to a queen up for sale

Written by on May 13, 2022

A flat in Bath – once home to a queen – is up for sale with a price tag of more than a million. Queen Charlotte, consort to George 111, lived in 93 Sydney Place in the 1800’s while visiting Bath to ‘take in the waters’

It is understood that HRH used to use the first floor of the Grade 1 listed property as a ballroom while in the city. The apartment, which enjoys open views over Sydney Gardens and the Holburne Museum, may no longer have its own ballroom.

But there is no doubt it is a property fit for a queen, with chandeliers, drawing room and a host of original period features. On entering the apartment, currently on the market with Savills with a guide price of £1,150,000, there is an ornate, sweeping staircase in the communal hallway.

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Imposing double doors lead into the apartment’s entrance hall, formerly the receiving room, with tall ceilings and ornate cornices, and one of three bespoke chandeliers designed for the property by the current owner. Adjacent is a rare and elegant first floor conservatory sun room built above the Doric porch entrance to the building.

The hall leads through a beautiful curved door into the stunning drawing room – once used as a ballroom by its royal visitor – with a dual aspect, 14ft ceilings and three tall sash windows and French doors leading out to a balcony running the width of the drawing room, with exceptional open views over Sydney Gardens and the Holburne Museum. A spokesman for Savills said: “The proportions of this once ballroom are breathtaking and the property has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by the current owner, with particular care taken to restore the original features of the building.



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath

“The ornate cornices and ceiling roses are believed to be original and are still in immaculate condition throughout.” Set within the drawing room is a bespoke walnut kitchen with marble worktop that has been sympathetically designed to mirror the curvature of the room and the beautiful curved door leading back to the entrance hall.



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath

Connecting the drawing room with the main bedroom are a pair of imposing 10ft wedding doors. These doors can still be opened fully to create a dramatic front-to-back aspect through the property.



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath

The bedroom is similarly impressive, measuring 25ft x 19ft, and complete with original cornice, picture rail and ceiling rose. The en suite bathroom is positioned at the rear of the room with stylish porcelain ware and a roll top bath with views to the rear overlooking St Mary the Virgin church, Bathwick.



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath

For those wanting some outdoor space in this royal pad, there is currently planning consent to reinstate the original balcony which was once positioned across the rear of the first floor of the building. Bedroom two is accessed from the entrance hall and comprises a walnut mezzanine sleeping area, which houses within it a beautifully designed en suite shower room.

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The property also has a separate utility room accessed from the communal hallway, on the half landing below. Designed and built by prominent architect John Pinch The Elder, Sydney Place is Grade I Listed and was considered the centre of fashionable life in Bath.



Apartment at Sydney Place, Bath

Savills property agent Jack King said: “The history of the property really is amazing and this – coupled with the grandeur and proportions – will mean it is hugely popular.”

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