New Homes in Bath
Sitting around 12 miles inland from Bristol in the South West of England, Bath is a historic city in Somerset. Around an hour by car north of Yeovil, new homes in Bath are closer to desirable spots like Frome and Shepton Mallet, which lie in the local area.
Whether you’re going for a soak at one of the iconic Roman baths, exploring the city’s history in one of its museums, or visiting notable sites like the abbey and the famous Royal Crescent, you’ve also got open spaces like Prior Park and Alexandra Park on the edge of town. Developments close to Bath are highly sought after, so take a look at what’s happening in the area below now.
A charming little city with a rich history and unique features to complement its setting in the Somerset countryside, there’s a lot to get excited about when you buy a new home in Bath. Especially when you take up one of our latest offers, with arrangements like our Part Exchange scheme ready to save you a lot of time, money and stress when you move.
Things to see and do in Bath
Bath is best known for its heritage as a Roman spa town, and there’s an array of historic baths around the city including the Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa and the Cross Bath. There are lots of interesting cultural attractions to explore, such as the Jane Austen Centre, the Holburne Museum and Bath Abbey, as well as the Victoria Art Gallery and the Museum of Bath Architecture.
The Circus is one of the city’s finest architectural examples and a must-see, while the Recreation Ground is a large open space in the heart of town. Stroll across Pulteney Bridge towards Parade Gardens and Royal Victoria Park with its fun-filled Victoria Falls Adventure Golf course, and don’t miss the views from Alexandra Park just south of the river. There are also stunning panoramas on offer from Solsbury Hill, site of an Iron Age hill fort, while the Cotswolds and Mendip Hills are also nearby.
Bath has a number of schools in and around the city centre which are rated as outstanding by Ofsted. This includes Widcombe Infant School and Widcombe CofE Junior, as well as Bathwick St Mary Church School. St Mark’s CofE is a good secondary, along with Hayesfield Girls School and Oldfield School. King Edward’s School and Bath Academy are two of the best local independents.
Transport links in Bath
In addition to a range of bus routes and park and ride services, Bath also has a number of train stations in and close to the city centre. The main central station is Bath Spa, which offers services to Bristol which only take around 10 minutes. It’s more like an hour and 20 minutes to get to London, which you can also reach via the M4 motorway, which passes just to the north of Bath.
The Bath property market
There are some delightful properties in Bath offering unique character and architecture, while you can also find stunning new homes in surrounding spots like Melksham, Westbury and Yate. Bath is a very desirable place to live, and house prices are more than double the national average. If you need a bit of extra financial support to get your deal over the line, make sure you check initiatives like the Help to Buy scheme to see if you could benefit.
Help to Buy Bath
In Bath you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.