Gorgeous Regency property once owned by Queen Charlotte is now on the market
Thanks to Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton, there’s a vogue for all things Regency right now. So it’s perfect timing for 93 Sydney Place – the former Bath home of King George III’s wife Queen Charlotte – to come onto the property market.
The beautiful apartment, which is being marketed by Strutt & Parker for £1.25 million, was used by the Queen Consort as a ballroom when she was staying in Bath. She used to visit the city to ‘take the waters’ – a famous spa treatment utilising the area’s natural springs that was popular at the time and was thought to cure a variety of ailments.
‘Queen Charlotte, consort to George III, lived at 93 Sydney Place in 1817, commemorated by a plaque on the exterior of the building, and is believed to have used the first floor as a ballroom during her stay,’ said Alistair Heather, head of Strutt & Parker’s Bath office. ‘Bath has a great lineage of royal visitors over the years and it was very fashionable at the time of Queen Charlotte to come and stay in the city to use the Bath Spa.’
Built by esteemed architect John Pinch The Elder, Grade I-listed Sydney Place was considered the centre of fashionable life in the city during the Regency period and beyond. Jane Austen was a resident in her later life, as was King William IV, who reigned from 1830-1837.
The most recent owners have renovated the flat to bring its 19th century features back to life, from an ornate sun room to elaborate cornicing details. You enter the property through imposing double doors that lead onto an entrance hall boasting tall ceilings and bespoke chandeliers. While on one side you have the sun room, down the hall you find the drawing room, which features a dual aspect, sash windows, ceiling roses and a French balcony that looks over to Sydney Gardens and the Holburne Museum – a filming location for Bridgerton. 10-feet tall ‘wedding’ doors lead to the master bedroom – these can be fully opened up for an impressive front-to-back aspect. The en-suite features a roll-top bath plus views over St Mary the Virgin church.
All in all, it’s not difficult to imagine Daphne Bridgerton, the Duke of Hastings et al heading here for a ball…
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Published at Wed, 05 May 2021 11:12:02 +0000
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