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

Weston High St – commercial unit with bags of potential

663sqft B2 commercial unit previously used as a dairy, with hardstanding to front. Ideal Weston High St location, 29ft10 x 15ft11 main room (with 12ft6 ceiling and full height folding access doors to front), office, reception and washroom/W.C. Available for viewings from 14th Sept onwards. Title register details – Leasehold from 21st Dec 1805, with… Read More

Saxon Bath place names

Bath is justly famous for Georgian architecture and Roman spas but it is less well known that Alfred the Great had a significant hand in the development of the city as we know it. Alfred re-fortified the remains of the Roman town as one of his burhs (forts) listed in the 886 Burghal Hidage and parts… Read More

What do sellers need from their estate agent?

When I first started looking for a job after university, I wanted to be a policeman but my eyesight scotched that idea. The next stall in the careers fair was an estate agents and my friend nudged me in their direction, probably as a joke. The chap manning the stall came over and we started chatting… Read More

Bath pubs in 1694

I’ve just acquired a copy of Joseph Gilmore’s map of Bath in 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