The Madison Oakley estate agent blog

Discover the top Bath estate agent marketing ideas via our blog plus the latest news, tips, local history and local photos. If you need advice on any aspect of the local property market, search over 400 of our articles from our Bath partners by using the tags or category options. Alternatively, use our keyword search for more specific information. We also publish a regular monthly article series with the latest house price data on the Bath property market. Lastly, for even more local history info, we do recommend the East Twerton & Oldfield Park History Society website for a visit


Bath pubs in 1694

I’ve just acquired a copy of Joseph Gilmore’s map of Bath in 1694 (http://www.bathintime.co.uk/image/681221/the-city-of-bath-gilmore-1694) and, having always been interested in the history of Bath’s pubs since reading several of Kirsten Elliotts books, I noticed that the Gilmore map has a list of Bath pubs and hostelries trading at the time of publication (spellings left as per original list);… Read More


Targeting the periphery – Article 4 in Bath

Having studied the supplementary planning document supplied on the BANES website (and in particular the designated high density zone map – detailing Census Output Areas or COAs) – available at http://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=577 – we have noted that the current zone does not extend as far across Oldfield Park as expected. In particular, streets such as Dartmouth Avenue, Millmead… Read More


Article 4 direction – a new era for Bath

On the 12th June 2013 the Cabinet of Bath and North East Somerset Council made the decision to confirm the Article 4 Direction on HMOs from 1st July 2013 and adopt the Supplementary Planning Document ( click here to see the HMO supplementary planning document ). A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is defined by the… Read More