29 St James’s Square benefits from a West facing façade with fine Ashlar elevations, large windows with glazing bars all enhanced with deep cornices and plain parapets. The property was acquired approximately 30 years ago by the present owners and has been comprehensively renovated and has since benefitted from a high level of care and attention to the property, now beautifully presented throughout. Many of the appealing original features remain and have been restored, including fine marble fireplaces, detailed cornicing, delicate ceiling mouldings throughout, together with working shutters all complemented by hand built radiator screens and a hand painted Smallbone kitchen. There are attractive brass door furnishings throughout the property. The accommodation flows over 5 floors and the east/west orientation provides wonderful light through the large sash windows.
The property is approached on the ground floor via a separate entrance hall with a doorway leading into a reception hall having an elegant staircase with mahogany handrail leading to the first floor. A cloakroom is located to the rear off a separate lobby. Also on the ground floor is the fully fitted kitchen and the quite beautiful dining room to the front with a stunning fireplace and handmade cabinets either side. Leading up to the first floor, a wonderful feature is the large half landing with an attractive window overlooking the garden to the rear, this in turn leads to the drawing and withdrawing room. Both have natural wood floors and are linked by a large opening, again with the east/west aspect providing a wealth of light. Both rooms have matching marble fireplaces and the withdrawing room has a beautiful period grate flanked on either side by bookcases.
Leading up to the second floor once again is a mezzanine level with a very attractive, useful cloakroom and on the second floor is a wonderfully sized principal bedroom overlooking St James’s Square with a feature fireplace and working shutters. The door leads through to the dressing room fully fitted with wardrobes and an en-suite shower room, recently fitted to a high specification with a large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC with a beautiful fireplace flanked by original cupboards.
On the third floor are three good sized bedrooms with generous ceiling heights and a separate bathroom.
On the lower ground floor is a large sitting room with the original Bath stone fireplace surrounds and an original dresser. To the front is a study which could be utilised as a separate bedroom with butler’s pantry leading off. Also at this level is a utility room housing the gas fired boiler, as well as a separate bathroom. It should be noted that this floor could easily be utilised as a separate apartment, having private access leading down into the lower courtyard at the front. In addition, at this level there are 2 large storage vaults to the front which are fully tanked.
Externally, the charming east facing garden is walled on all sides and has been planted to provide colour throughout the year, with a large paved terrace leading up to a lawn and a further separate terrace to the rear benefitting from the evening sun. It is bordered by clipped topiary and flowing shrubs which provide a quiet
and relaxing private garden.
It should also be noted that a nearby single garage is available subject to negotiation and residents parking is available within St James’s Square.
St James’s Square is one of the finest and most complete Georgian squares within the city of Bath, with all the houses having a wonderful aspect to the front over the gardens providing a charm all of its own. Located close to the world renowned Royal Crescent it was designed by John Palmer circa 1790 and was completed by 1794.
It is a delightful backwater within this beautiful Georgian city and benefits from easy access to the city centre with nearby St James’s Street providing a delicatessen, newsagent, chemist, hairdresser, greengrocers and florist, with the open spaces of Royal Victoria Park and the Approach Golf Course being close by. The large formal garden within the centre of the square contains some remarkable specimen trees and number 29 is located towards the middle of the eastern side of the square.
The property is within easy walking distance of the commercial heart of this thriving, vibrant and cosmopolitan city with its extensive chain and independent stores, together with culture and social attractions, including the Abbey, Bath Thermae Spa, Theatre Royal and Bath Rugby.
There is an excellent range of private and state schools, catering for all age groups which include King Edwards, Kingswood, The Royal High, together with Bath University for higher education all of which are within easy reach. Communications include Bath Spa railway station providing services direct to London Paddington and the South West. Whilst access to the M4 motorway junction 18 is approximately 10 miles to the north. Bristol international airport is within 20 miles.