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



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



Exploring the local history of Bath from inside the property industry

I make no secret of my passion for local history and thoroughly enjoy poking around the library or searching the web to see what I can learn. I’m also an avid collector of old photographs, postcards and maps of Bath, which always brings complaints from the kids when I drag them yet again to a… 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



Student accommodation list for 2015/16

Updated as of 06/02/15 STUDENT HOUSES 2015/16 Prices are monthly – Per Whole Property / Per Person   5 BEDROOMS MAYFIELD RD – 1800 / 360 BECKHAMPTON RD – 1875 / 375 4 BEDROOMS LANDSEER RD – 1340 / 335 DARTMOUTH AVE – 1400 / 350 MORFORD ST – 1700 / 425 BECKHAMPTON RD –… Read More



Albert Terrace – city cottage living

A gorgeous Victorian two bedroom hidden gem of a cottage, tucked away south of the Lower Bristol Rd off Burnham Rd and perfectly presented throughout. Extended to the rear, this little beauty is an ideal first home or investment and handily located for city access, joining the Linear Park at Bellotts Rd or Moorland Rd… Read More



More old photos of Bath

Taken during the Second World War we think or certainly after the Bath Blitz of 1942 – Victoria Park below the Crescent has been segmented into Dig for Victory allotments and the remains of St Andrews Church are still standing behind the Crescent, albeit without its spire.  A view of Camden Crescent that would be impossible to take… Read More



Bath student accommodation list 2013/14

Please find below our current student accommodation list for 2013/14. We will be releasing more houses shortly but, in the meantime, all details for the following homes can now be found on our website at www.madisonoakley.co.uk/propertytolet – most student houses displayed have floorplans and internal photos to help you shortlist. Please allow at least 24hrs notice… Read More



Caledonian Road – three bedroom extended Victorian home

Significantly extended to the rear on the ground floor, this superb three double bedroom Victorian central Oldfield Park home is handily placed for Moorland Rd and Orange bus routes alike. Crammed with features, including two gorgeous woodburners and ideal for families or investors. Ground floor comprises of two separate receptions, full width kitchen/breakfast room, rear… Read More