- Updated On:
- September 20, 2023
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 393.00 m2
Pitt House is a notable double fronted Grade 1 listed townhouse over 5 floors and is perfectly located to enjoy all the culture and vibrancy the World Heritage City of Bath has to offer.
This classic Georgian property was built by the renowned architect Thomas Baldwin circa 1789 as part of The Bathwick Estate and is the former residence of the British Prime Minister William Pitt. Meticulously restored, it is now presented as an elegant family home with a truly luxurious feel all complemented by the hand built and crafted fixtures, fittings and restored fine architectural detail throughout. Being double fronted, each floor is light and spacious with high ceilings, period fireplaces all served via a traditional stone cantilevered staircase.
The prominent facade forms part of the symmetry surrounding the grand fountain at the beginning of Great Pulteney Street.
This is a landmark location giving the property a fabulous ‘Georgian Bath’ outlook from the front whilst all principal rooms at the rear have the benefit of a delightful south/west view over Pulteney Weir & Gardens and beyond
to the green hills that surround the city.
The benefit of living in the city of Bath cannot be underestimated. Not only does it boast Olympic class sporting facilities at Bath University it is also home (and within walking
distance) of Bath Rugby’s premiership ground. Close to this is the cricket club and not too far away is Lansdown Racecourse, Golf Club and Tennis Courts.
The Theatre Royal and Ustinov
regularly put on pre–West End productions and the city boasts literary and music festivals, art galleries and museums including
the Holburne, which is situated at the end of Great Pulteney Street.
As well as boutique shopping, fine dining and award-winning cafes, residents of Bath also get to enjoy acres of beautifully maintained parks and publics spaces. The National Trust own and maintain land, fields and ancient woodland above Bathwick Hill and to quote them; “Only a short stroll from the city centre, enter another world onto the skyline hills above Bath”. Almost adjoining Pitt House there is a choice of three delightful parks; Henrietta Park, Sydney Gardens and The Parade Gardens all exquisitely maintained and beautifully presented. Also within walking distance there is access to the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath for a gentle stroll or cycle ride to one of the tea rooms or The George public house in Bathampton.
Pitt House is convenient for some of the best schools in the west country which include nearby Widcombe and Bathwick St Mary’s Primary Schools, and a choice of independent schools including The Paragon, Prior Park College, King Edward’s School, Monkton, The Royal High School and Kingswood. There is further education at Bath University, Bath Spa University and Bath College of Higher education.