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One budget, two postcodes; Bath or Barnes?

One budget, two postcodes; we look at the buying options in the capital and the west country with our area price comparison of Barnes and Bath.


One budget, two postcodes; we look at buying options in the capital and the west country with our area price comparison of the affluent and leafy London suburb Barnes and the historic city of Bath. We’ll focus on what £1,200,000 can get you in these areas, including a Grade II listed three bedroom apartment in London and a 6 bedroom maisonette in an archetypal Bath townhouse.


The World-Heritage site of Bath is a city steeped in history and culture. Renowned for its stunning Georgian architecture, Roman-style baths, and strong connections to Jane Austen, Bath attracts tourists from around the globe. Bath is by no means just for tourists however, with plenty of parks and gardens offering green space, as well as festivals held throughout the year, from literature and comedy to classical concerts. There is also a plethora of great schools including Kingswood School, King Edward’s School and Royal High School, as well as the esteemed Bath University, making it a highly desirable location for students and families. Most of the sales in Bath over the past year were terraced properties which on average sold for £471,869, while the overall average price of  £483,293 was more expensive than nearby Bath Spa (£424,307) and Combe Down (£437,010).

Argyle Street, Bath, Somerset
6 bedroom maisonette in Bath
£1,150,000 Leasehold

Arranged over four floors, this maisonette is set in a beautiful, converted Grade II listed terraced townhouse. The property has been extensively refurbished while retaining many original features including large sash windows, the cantilevered staircase and open fireplaces.

Contact Winkworth Bath or call 01225 829000 for more information.


Offering the best of both worlds, Barnes provides residents with an idyllic village setting, but is less than a 20 minute journey by train to London Waterloo. Barnes has attracted myriad well-known celebrities, with current residents including Stanley Tucci, Zac Goldsmith and Gary Lineker, to name a few. Schools in the area are excellent, and include St Paul’s School, The Harrodian, and Chiswick School. There is plenty of greenery to be found in the area with Barnes Common providing 120 acres of land, as well as the London Wetland Centre. On top of the swath of independent shops and a weekly farmers’ market, locals can enjoy Rick Stein’s only London-based restaurant. Barnes is serviced by two national rail train stations, with the nearest underground service in neighbouring Hammersmith. The majority of sales in Barnes over the last year were of terraced properties, which sold for £1,181,294. The overall average property price was  £1,224,146, more expensive than the neighbouring area of Mortlake (£972,681) and East Sheen (£966,903).

Roehampton Lane, London, SW15
3 bedroom flat/apartment in Barnes
£1,200,000 Share of freehold

This spacious apartment offers 1,743 sq ft of lateral space in a Grade II listed development. The apartment comprises three/four bedrooms, two main reception rooms both with access to the balcony with garden views, as well as twenty-four hour porters and off street parking.

Contact Winkworth Barnes or call 020 8255 0088 for more information.

Or why not get 2 for the price of 1?

Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset
2 bedroom flat/apartment in Bath
£549,995 Leasehold

This beautiful apartment is on the ground floor in a Grade I listed Georgian house. The property comprises two double bedrooms, drawing room, kitchen, study area and a wet room. While the kitchen was refurbished in 2014, there are also an abundance of period features including high ceilings, cornicing and a period fireplace.

Contact Winkworth Bath or call 01225 829000 for more information.


Victoria Bridge Road, Bath
3 bedroom flat/apartment
£625,000 Leasehold

With wonderful views over Bath, this apartment comes with three bedrooms and open plan living accommodation. The high-quality fitted kitchen comes complete with high gloss handle-less finish and a Quartz Stone worktop with perimeter upstand. Moreover the property comes with underfloor heating and Porcelanosa floor and wall tiles, as well as Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware.

Contact Winkworth Bath or call 01225 829000 for more information.


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