Sold 2 bedroom property sold in Lansdown Crescent, Bath, BA1

Guide Price £1,000,000

Summary

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Receptions
  • Beautiful Entrance Hallway
  • Fine Stone Cantilevered Staircase
  • Superb Drawing Room With 15 Ft. High Ceilings And Bay Window
  • Master Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Study/library
  • Bedroom With Adjoining Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Numerous Fitted Cupboards
  • Shared Walled Garden With Lawns, Spring Bulbs And Terrace
  • Garage At The Rear
  • No On-going Chain

Description

Number 20’s most famous occupant, William Beckford, lived here from 1822 until his death in 1844. Beckford was famous for being an art collector and it is believed he used to house his collection within the drawing room. To begin with William Beckford owned number 20 and 1 Lansdown Place West and in the 1820s he commissioned the Bath architect, Henry Goodridge, to build the bridge that links the two properties. The bridge was also his library, which still features oak bookcases that may well have arrived from Beckford’s mansion, Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire, which he owned before moving to Bath. Beckford then sold...
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Number 20’s most famous occupant, William Beckford, lived here from 1822 until his death in 1844. Beckford was famous for being an art collector and it is believed he used to house his collection within the drawing room. To begin with William Beckford owned number 20 and 1 Lansdown Place West and in the 1820s he commissioned the Bath architect, Henry Goodridge, to build the bridge that links the two properties. The bridge was also his library, which still features oak bookcases that may well have arrived from Beckford’s mansion, Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire, which he owned before moving to Bath. Beckford then sold 1 Lansdown Place West and bought 19 Lansdown Crescent and combined the two properties. At the end of the bridge, in the apartment, he placed a large mirror that is still in place today. The communal garden behind the property was the beginning of “Beckford’s ride” which ran all the way to the very top of Lansdown to Beckford’s Tower.

The property was bought by Barratt in 1980 and divided into five apartments of which flat 3 occupies the ‘piano nobile’ of the house and has been owned by the same family since 1987

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Cultural Highlights

Halloween Fright Fest

Halloween Fright Fest

Halloween Fright Fest Neston Farm28th October 10am –

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Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper

Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper

Howard Hodgkin: India on PaperVictoria Art Gallery, Bridge

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Bath Brunch Market, Green Park Station, Bath

Bath Brunch Market, Green Park Station, Bath

Bath Brunch Market Green Park Station, Bath 9:30

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Party In the Dark !

Party In the Dark !

Alice Park: Party in The DarkSaturday 28th October

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Testimonials

I was very impressed with Crisp Cowley’s proactive approach of bringing cash buyers round for exclusive pre-market viewings.
Andrew Penney, Cambridge Terrace
Crisp Cowley worked tirelessly to find us a buyer and successfully negotiate the sale.
Mr & Mrs Hardy.
We have been delighted with the way Crisp Cowley have conducted the sale of our family’s house in Bathwick Hill.
RL
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