City pad or village home?

Complete chance that we took these two properties on on the same day but this is a superb example of what £250,000 buys you in and out of Bath – both properties are priced at exactly the same level, both have at least 2 bedrooms and both have gardens and off street parking but there the similarities end. Which would suit you best?

Lower Oldfield Park –

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With 854sqft of internal space, this two bedroom garden apartment is bigger than some nearby houses and comes with its own front door, a two car driveway, a 41ft x 20ft private rear garden and even two reception rooms. Beautifully kept and flooded with light, the property is a superb city base with plenty of character married to modern convenience. Once through the front door you’ll find a huge entrance hall that would easily house a study space, front facing bay windowed sitting room, two large bedrooms, dining room, an enormous kitchen and a four piece bathroom. Double glazing, gas central heating via combi boiler. Outside, the rear garden is in gorgeous condition and has a large terrace for soaking up the last rays whilst at the front there is a long driveway with a huge storage shed as well as space for two cars off the road.

Rear garden

Agents note – 11 internal and external photos available via our interactive floorplan.

From our Moorland Rd office, proceed north on Livingstone Rd and turn right onto Lower Oldfield Park. Proceed east and the property will be found on the left opposite Hayesfield Upper School.

Kitchen

Historical Notes

The houses on what is now Lower Oldfield Park are listed in Bath directories from 1882 – the address at the time was just “Oldfield Park” and covered what is now both Upper and Lower Oldfield Park. These large Victorian villas were originally named rather than numbered, with examples being Carisbrook Villas, Drakeloe, Dawlish Villas, Starcross Villas and Queen Villas. In the year construction began on this property (1882), the Marlborough Tavern sold for £915, No24 Belvedere fetched £410 and one lucky owner purchased No16 Lansdown Crescent (with gardens, carriage house and stabling) for the princely sum of £1475.

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Aumery Gardens, High Littleton –

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Ideally located in this quiet private cul de sac on the edge of open fields yet right in the heart of this sought after Mendip village, this three bedroom semi detached family home is perfect for buyers looking to escape to the country yet commute back to work in Bath or Bristol. Built in 2009 with 1005sqft of well balanced accommodation, rear gardens and allocated off street parking. Three bedrooms (master ensuite) and family bathroom on the first floor. Ground floor comprises of two full depth rooms (sitting room and kitchen/dining room) plus utility room and cloakroom. As you’d expect of such a modern home, the fittings are low maintenance and of a high standard. Superb village primary school 200yds walk to the west or two village shops 500yds north along the High St and miles of Greyfield Wood walks nearby.

Kitchen

Agents note – the full library of 17 internal and external photos can be accessed via our interactive floorplan.

Proceed out of Bath on the A4, turning left onto the A39 at the Globe roundabout. Continue through Corston, Marksbury and Farmborough. On entering High Littleton, proceed past the Post Office and the Star pub and turn left into Timsbury Rd. Aumery Gardens is the first right turning and the house will be found on the left.

Sitting room

William Smith (known as the father of English Geology, who lived in the village whilst working at a local coal mine) described High Littleton as follows; “my residence was most singular, it being nearer to three cities than any other place in Britain: it is 10 miles from Bath, 10 from Bristol and 12 from Wells.” The village is certainly extremely well placed for commuting to the three cities but also has an excellent balance of local amenities – a village stores, Post Office, hairdressers, an excellent fish & chip shop, the Star public house and a superb village primary school. Further amenities can be found in Paulton or Midsomer Norton. Just to the west of the village is Greyfield Woods – a Woodland Trust resource with glorious walks.

Rear garden

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