Bath’s best connected community

Oldfield Park is officially Bath’s best connected community! We were very interested to read the latest study published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Across the whole of Bath & North East Somerset, Oldfield Park came top as the best connected neighbourhood. The study ranked every one of 32,844 neighbourhoods in England based on… Read More



Moorland Road shopping and Christmas lights switch on

With the Bath Christmas Market starting this Thursday (24th Nov) and going on until the 11th December, the city centre will again be a mecca for Christmas shoppers from far and wide. This event brings in a huge amount of revenue for stallholders, charity collections and city businesses alike every year but the throng of visitors… Read More



Buying property and the art of compromise

Compromise – verb “to allow your principles to be less strong or your standards to be lower” Having spent some of last week filming around the city with some buyers on a certain Channel 4 programme, we have been discussing the essence of compromise quite a bit! As with many potential viewers, we started off with… Read More



Buying student accommodation in Bath – briefing notes from Madison Oakley

Buying student accommodation in Bath Bath is consistently included in various Top 10 lists of places to invest in student property and, with over 20,000 students (or approaching 20% of the total city population) at two universities, the Norland college or various language schools, demand for quality accommodation is unlikely to be an issue for… Read More



AquEye and the best views of Bath

Plans were announced last week for a proposed £5 million observation tower project called AquEye in Bath and have already stirred up a storm of comments in Twitter and on local letters pages. Located on the sluice gate island next to Pulteney Weir, 25 visitors per trip would be swung up from the Parade Gardens… Read More



Article 4 in Bath – some thoughts on impact 18mths on

By way of introduction, on the 31st May 2012 BANES issued a notice of intention to implement an Article 4 direction. This meant changing the use of a property from C3 (residential) to C4 (HMO) from the 1st July 2013 required planning permission. A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is defined by the Housing Act 2004 as: A house… Read More



Moorland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath – the evolution of a community high street

    Sparked by a chance conversation with another Moorland Road shop owner, I thought I could do with a little historical research project in my copious spare time! The aim was to illustrate the many changes in our local community “high street” over approx 80yrs. In the spreadsheet below, you’ll find a list of trades and occupations… 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



First time buyers losing out in Oldfield Park

Having sold quite a few homes in the area in January, we have met plenty of young couples and small families hoping to live in Oldfield Park. Sadly, in almost every house sale recently, these clients have been beaten to the properties by investors wishing to buy to let to students. Experienced cash buyers are hard… Read More



@home with our estate agents in Bath

Would you like to feel @home with your estate agent?   Visit our new offices – we’d love to meet you! Madison Oakley Estate Agents in Bath are delighted to announce the opening of our brand new premises in Moorland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath (BA2 3PL). We’ve moved from our Shaftesbury Road offices as of… Read More