Paddington will soon be 55 minutes away by train. London is close – but feels a world away too. But Bath is no sleepy rural town. It’s a sophisticated city with world class amenities, superb shopping, several annual arts festivals and a number of outstanding state and private schools. It also offers an enviable mix of Georgian, Victorian and modern housing.
And then there’s the surrounding countryside, a mix of rolling hills, honey-hued stone villages, open moorland and rugged coastline.
You’ll struggle to find anywhere else in the UK that matches what Bath offers.