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

A quick tip on filtering properties on Rightmove

Yesterday I had a call from a chap who told me he was looking in North West Bath for a 3 bed detached home under 400k with parking and gardens. Apparently he’d been searching for some time and not having much luck.  He was not on our mailing list and had called on the off… 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

Newbridge Gardens – family home needing TLC

An early 1930’s semi detached home, situated in a cul-de-sac location off Newbridge Road. Although needing some love and attention, this house offers purchasers the opportunity to  create a lovely, spacious family home. The 1147 sq ft of accommodation is laid out as follows; Entrance hallway, living room, conservatory and open kitchen/dining room on the… Read More

Weston schools history

We are indebted to Neil Jackson for providing us with this snippet of Weston history, which connects neatly with our research on Weston Park/Grove House. Excerpt from “A Weston Miscellany” by Weston Village Townswomen’s Guild, 1999 “In 1795 Miss Resbury Hocker started a school in The Grove. She was helped by Baron Daly who established… Read More

Weston Park Estate history

The origins of the Weston Park Estate date from 1810, when local landowners began to rapidly develop the land between Weston Road (near to the current site of the Old Crown public house) and Royal Victoria Park (opened in 1830). Along with the Leir and Murch families, the four Spurway brothers owned the majority of… Read More