Sydney Road, Bath BA2

Guide Price £3,500,000

An outstanding refurbishment of an important Grade II* Listed central Bath landmark building. The property offers a garden, roof terrace with fine views and 4 bay garaging. In all about 7,218 sq ft / 671 sq m.

  • Freehold
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Roof Terrace
  • 7,218 Approx Sq ft


Originally named Canal House, this historically significant and architecturally valuable building was designed and builtby the renowned Georgian architect, John Pinch the Elder(1769-1827).

It was built by the Bathwick Estate (Duke of Cleveland) in 1817 for the Kennet and Avon Canal Company, and is described by British Listed Buildings as ‘One of the most architecturally refined buildings connected with canals, remarkable for its visual, structural and functional

relationship with the canal tunnel beneath’. It is remarkable in that this is a freestanding building, designed for a specific commercial tenant, yet essentially domestic in style.

Cleveland House is a Grade II* Listed Building situated in a prime position within the Bath Conservation Area and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cleveland House has recently undergone a total refurbishment resulting in the creation of a truly exceptional Bath residence.

The highest quality of restoration has ensured the retention and replacement of a wealth of period features, whilst skilfully incorporating the latest technology and most luxurious contemporary features. Twin door cases either side of the property lead to impressive stair halls. Both have cantilevered stone staircases, one climbing the full height of the building, whilst the more formal staircase leads up to the original boardroom on the first floor. This stunning room is now the drawing room. At 30ft long, with a 20ft high domed ceiling, decorated with newly commissioned landscape panels by the artist, Michael Dillon, this room is a rare gem. A stunning centrepiece fireplace, with carved stone and marble surround, stands opposite the three large sash windows, with

their original shutters, which look down the canal and across to Sydney Gardens.

The handsome new Kitchen/Breakfast room is fitted with hand-crafted solid oak cabinets with granite work surfaces. This room’s three large sash windows offer a distinctly different, rural and surprisingly green, view to the south, along the canal and its towpath. An impressive formal Dining Room leads off the Kitchen, enjoying the same fine view, and also featuring an attractive fireplace. This room leads into a Study/Library, with fitted

book cases and another fine stone fireplace. A door leads to the second staircase.

On the ground floor are two magnificent Bedroom Suites featuring opulent marble bathrooms incorporating standalone baths and walk-through showers plus double-basin vanity units. At the far side of the house, on the ground floor level, is a newly built, substantial family room. It would be quite possible to install an additional kitchen and bathroom here to create a self-contained annexe if desired. This large room leads through a rear lobby to a short flight of stairs up to a glorious first floor roof terrace. This large space is south west facing, with incredible views across the city.

The second floor offers two further Double bedrooms, both with their own high-quality and stylish Bathrooms.

The lower ground floor provides a further Bedroom Suite, and also a Media/Film Room prepared for the latest technology. In addition, there are numerous ancillary rooms providing excellent storage including a barrel vaulted store room and wine cellars with the original slate bins. There is also internal access to the quadruple garaging.


Cleveland House is built over the Kennet and Avon Canal in a delightful and picturesque setting. Opposite the property is an entrance to Sydney Gardens, Britain’s last remaining eighteenth century pleasure gardens. This is a delightful green space in the heart of the city, leading

to the renowned Holburne Museum where Sydney Road meets Great Pulteney Street, one of the finest, and widest, Georgian streets in Europe, offering a short level walk directly into the centre of Bath. The neighbouring, 5 Star, Bath Spa Hotel offers numerous leisure facilities, and Bath Recreation Ground, home to the premiership rugby team, is a short stroll away. The range and quality of nearby schools, both primary and secondary, is excellent: options include St Mary’s Primary

School, Bathwick, the Paragon, King Edward’s, Prior Park, Monkton Combe, Kingswood and The Royal High.

Bath is a World Heritage city famed for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture. With a variety of historical sites and many museums, it is also a year-round festivals city, ranging from the world-class annual Mozartfest to The Great Bath Feast. The Theatre Royal brings pre-London runs to the

city, and it is famed for its high quality independent shops and award winning restaurants.

Communication links from the city are excellent, with a frequent direct rail link from Bath Spa Station to London Paddington (approx 90 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (approx 15 mins). Bristol International Airport is approximately 19 miles to the south east and Junction 18 of the M4 about 10 miles to the north.

Additional Information

Tenure: Freehold

Services: All mains services are connected

Planning: The property is Listed Grade II*


01225 747250

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Wood Street
Bath BA1 2JQ