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Are You Thinking Of Buying A Home In Bath, Somerset?

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Are You Thinking Of Buying A Home In Bath, Somerset?

Bath is one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also one of the most unique cities in England. As the largest city in Somerset, it is a World Heritage site nestled within an Area of Outstanding Beauty.  The Romans knew a good thing when they found it, and even today, people realize the value of relocating to this stunning location. 

Bath – An excellent place to invest 

Even before the pandemic, Bath was experiencing a property boom, and now with the exodus from Londinium, it is steadily becoming the next city of choice for Londoners.    Where the city pulse and historical atmosphere are still strong but within the mellow rhythm of Somerset. 

As Bath residents, the Thomas Firbank team knows why Bath is so appealing. There is so much to see and do here.  With the Cotswolds and Mendips close by, the outdoor urge can be well and truly explored.  Bath’s theatres and restaurants ensure that the culture keeps flowing despite the rural setting.   These opportunities inspire many people to relocate here.  As far as property investment goes, value is set to increase and is safeguarded by the city’s perennial elegance. 

Why Bath is Such a Popular Destination –

It’s difficult to pinpoint any one reason why Bath is so popular because what is on offer is so diverse.  As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the UK, it is continually bringing people into the Avon Valley to visit, and often they return for more. 

Bath attracts a lot of successful people who often buy second properties in Bath and the surrounding areas.  Londoners who want a getaway that’s within a reasonable traveling distance find Bath to be the perfect destination. It’s also an excellent choice for people who want to retire somewhere scenic with lots to do and see. The area also has a lot of schools for younger families, which makes Bath an attractive choice for relocation for all ages.  As a university city, home of Bath University and Bath Spa it has all the buzz and opportunity that young people bring to the urban landscape. 

Historical atmosphere in Bath 

Another reason for Bath’s popularity is that it doesn’t lose any of its charms. There’s nothing tacky or ‘touristy’ about Bath, that’s why people love it. It’s famous for its Bath Stone architecture and Georgian buildings. The sites of historical significance like the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are the main attractions, as well as the Jane Austen Centre and Royal Victoria Park. Everything about Bath is built around its history and its preservation, which is why it’s the only city in the UK to have UNESCO World Heritage Site status.  While you can’t take the waters in the original Roman site, there are still many spas where you can enjoy the only thermal waters in the UK. 

While house prices are higher than average in the UK, it is still more affordable to live in than any London borough.  Bath has been rated as one of the best places to live in the UK.  Bath Spa railway station provides access to Gatwick, London Paddington as well as Oxford and Penzance.  The city is home to Royal Victoria Park, a botanical garden and place of National Historic Importance.  Here residents can enjoy the tennis courts, skatepark, bowling green, and golf within the striking architectural landscape of the city. 

Tips if you are scouting Bath out –

Visit Bath more than once – you won’t have time to see all the sites in one visit. There are lots of fantastic restaurants and places to enjoy a drink. If you love the theatre, Bath has many, three to look out for are – the Royal Theatre, the Ustinov, and the Rondo Theatre.  There are also several museums and galleries including the Victoria Art Gallery and the Holburne Museum.  

 Bath has been home to many artists and writers.  JB Priestly writes of the city that she “has the rare trick of surprising you all over again “so make sure you have plenty of time to explore.  A useful website to plan your trip is https://visitbath.co.uk/https://visitbath.co.uk/ and BathLifeMag@Instagram is a luxury lifestyle magazine celebrating the very best of local living in Bath.

Thomas Firbank – Bath’s Favourite Removals Company –

The Thomas Firbank team pride themselves on providing the best removals and storage service in Bath. As part of the Master Removers Group, we’re part of an elite family of removals companies that collectively cover the whole of the UK. Not only that, we regularly relocate people to various parts of Europe and all over the world. 

Thomas Firbank operates with the ethos that every customer has different needs. That’s why we get to know every person and company we work with as much as we can. This helps us create a picture of what they need from us. We’re always happy to talk through our range of services, even if it’s just a first inquiry. From the first time you phone us, you’ll feel at ease with our friendly members of staff.

Thomas Firbank has a variety of vehicles to do any size relocation, and we have the right equipment to move any furniture. No two objects are the same, and that means they all need different sorts of packaging and they need to be transported differently. Our expert team will do everything possible to make sure that your goods are in perfect condition for when you arrive in Bath.

At Thomas Firbank, we understand why Bath is such a popular place for relocation. We love our city, and we’re always happy to see more people join us as residents of Bath. Contact us today if you want to chat about Bath or a possible relocation here.