A stunning individual, contemporary house situated in one of Bath's most exclusive locations, with landscaped gardens and superb views, approximately half a mile from Bath Spa station.
Widcombe Hill is undoubtedly one of Bath's most sought-after residential locations, occupying an elevated position on the southern slopes of the city and thus enjoying far-reaching views, together with the convenience of being just minutes from the city centre and all of its amenities.
Bath is a World Heritage city, renowned for its shopping, cultural and recreational attractions.
There are excellent educational facilities in the city and surrounding areas - of particular note are Prior Park College, King Edwards School, the Royal High School and Kingswood School in the private sector.
There is also well-regarded education in the state sector as well as two universities.
Bath Spa mainline railway station is within approximately half a mile and offers regular services to London Paddington and to Bristol Temple Meads.
The M4 motorway (junction 18) lies to the north of Bath and gives good access to London.
Bath is also home to premiership rugby and has horse racing at Landsdown. There are a number of good golf courses in the area and sports clubs.
An outstanding detached contemporary residence sitting on a plot just over a third of an acre on the highly sought-after Widcombe Hill. The property was designed by a local award-winning architect in 1997 and takes full advantage of the wonderful aspect and glorious views of its location which extend over the city, Lyncombe Vale and Prior Park.
Unique in its design, the property also benefits from being extremely private, with an almost rural outlook, yet with a very convenient location for accessing the city of Bath.
Meticulous attention to detail has been paid to every aspect of the spacious design and ensures maximum quality of light throughout the day. The accommodation, which is arranged on a variety of levels over two floors is well planned and spacious. Elegant floor-to-ceiling windows, limestone and polished wood flooring, and the finest fixtures and fittings throughout, combine to produce a stunning and extremely comfortable home.
The property has underfloor gas central heating and a built-in vacuum. Energy efficiency is provided by passive solar gain through the 'K' glass pyramid roofs and the heat recovery ventilation system which also ensures that fresh air is delivered to all rooms.
The planted roof is kept healthy by a built in irrigation system which also contains the temperature of the warm roof construction, making it virtually maintenance free. The natural cream limestone paving flows through the rooms and out into the gardens, the same natural Bath stone used outside is brought into the pyramid roof entrance hall, living and dining areas, giving the house an inside/outside style of living.
The property is approached via a gated entrance, and access can be granted automatically from the house. There is a large parking area that provides parking for several vehicles as well as access to a detached double garage and adjoining workshop.
Internally the property is extremely well maintained and decorated to a high standard. The accommodation flows very well and is perfectly designed for modern day family living and entertaining. Each of the bedrooms are well proportioned and enjoy en suite facilities.
Square Footage: 3535 sq ft
Acreage: 0.34 Acres
Once on Widcombe Hill and heading up hill, Aquila is situated on the right hand side before the gates of Crowe Hall.