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21st February 2014


Modern doesn’t have to mean characterless or incongruous, discovers Amanda Nicholls. 

While exploring the latest developments popping up across the city and fitting in very nicely indeed. If we had to hazard a guess, we’d wager that the words ‘period property’ ‘honey-hued’ and ‘Georgian gem’ would feature prominently on the checklist of the average house hunter in Bath.


Those looking forward to retirement and preferring the idea of village life might find Brunel Crescent in Box – due for completion in March – just the ticket. A mixture of 12 apartments and cottages, aimed at the more mature house hunter, it sits among gardens featuring a courtyard, Italian flagstones, a fountain and a pavilion.

“These are exciting times for Bath, with new developments being given the go ahead,” said Francine Watson, negotiator at Knight Frank. “What is great is that we can offer a wider choice of properties that are now more accommodating than perhaps the traditional period properties that Bath has to offer. Buyers looking for easy to manage accommodation on perhaps one level, or with lifts and walk-in amenities, can really benefit from properties without the restrictions of Grade I or II listings.”

Mews cottages start from £395,000, apartments start from £375,000 and penthouses start from £795,000


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“Brunel Crescent stood out because of the high quality of the finish everywhere, and we should like to live there because it is a small block of only 15 residences situated in a lovely position in a very pleasant village. So many we have looked at have been in much more urban surroundings and contain too many homes.”
Mr & Mrs Morrell, Cornwall

“My late husband judged What House's "Best Apartment competition" for thirteen years so we visited hundreds of apartments up and down the country.  With this in mind I would say that what attracted me to Brunel Crescent was that it seemed to be well built with top quality finishes but, the best thing was the view, parking facility and storage space.  So many small apartments have little or no cupboards or store rooms, Brunel Crescent has both.”
Mrs Jones, Dorset

“We went around the Crescent apartments yesterday.  We both thought the penthouse was very impressive, spacious and thoughtfully and carefully detailed, all down to you personally we suspect!  The so-called retirement market is lacking this sort of apartment, and is something I have been advocating over many years to developers.  We hope the development proves successful for you, it deserves to.”
Mr Ward, Wiltshire