01 Feb Extraordinary Building Survey in Bath: 19th Century Coach House in 33 Acres
One of our top surveyors from our Bristol team, recently surveyed an absolutely stunning property just outside Bath, Somerset.
The coach house – the main property on the estate – dates from the early 19th century and, not surprisingly, is Grade II listed. Adjoining it is an annexe, believed to have been constructed around the same time.
In case house buyers in Bath are concerned that the 5263 square feet of space across the coach house and annexe feel cramped (!), the estate also includes an early 19th century detached, three bedroom cottage, and a former cow shed that has since been converted into a detached, one-bedroom residential accommodation.
These properties sit in approximately 33 acres, which include walled gardens, stables, helicopter hanger, a lake and a summer house.
Houses like this do not come onto the market very often, so it was a real privilege to be invited to carry out this survey. We spent several days surveying onsite in Bath, and several more preparing the 200-page report. While the main buildings were generally in good condition, as with any building this size and age, there were defects that should be taken into consideration when making a purchase. Our report covered the repairs and maintenance that should be budgeted for, and we were able to advise our client on which works needed to be carried out in the short term, and which were less urgent.
Whether you’re buying a property as large as this coach house, or something a little more modest, our Bath surveyors can help.