This Former Suffragette Hub is Up for Sale

By Sophie Bucknall

2 years ago

For those who can't choose between town and country

Fancy residing in a stylish home steeped in history? This property, located just outside Bath, became known for its role in the all-important Suffragettes’ battle to attain votes for women. Set in a bustling village and amongst pretty countryside, it’s just a short drive from Bath’s city centre – and it’s now up for sale with Carter Jonas for £1,300,000.

This Former Suffragette Hub is Up for Sale

Garden exterior shot of georgian suffragette hub Designed by the architect of Bath’s Royal Crescent and Circus, John Wood the Elder, this property is one of the most historic properties in the Bath area. Known at the time as The Suffragette’s Rest, it was an integral hub and refuge for suffragettes on their release from prison. Its most notable guest was none other than Emmeline Pankhurst – a key pioneer in the suffragette movement – and after whom the property is named.

With this property, you’ll have the best of city, village and country life. It’s positioned on the fringes of the Cotswolds and is surrounded by charming countryside offering idyllic riverside walks. Head along the river and you’ll soon arrive in the centre of town; there you’ll find a cafe, pharmacy, hair salon, vet, post office, two general stores, and various restaurants. And the city of Bath – with its endless cultural, shopping and dining opportunities – is just a short drive away.

suffragette hub georgian bath property sandstone walls and front gardenThe house enjoys a traditional Georgian exterior, typical to those found in Bath’s city centre, and boasts large white paned windows and sandstone walls.

Inside, you’ll find elegant and stylish interiors; modern comforts seamlessly blended with original features, in a stunning regency setting. This is particularly exemplified in the drawing room, with its pale painted wooden floor, period lighting and tasteful furniture.elegant and traditional cream and pale drawing room

Downstairs, there’s the impressive kitchen/dining/living area. Arranged in open-plan style, this room will be the heart of the home, and makes an ideal sociable spot to gather together in. The bespoke kitchen boasts Caesarstone worktops, a new Everhot range cooker, a boiling water tap and a huge central island.

open plan modern and homely kitchen and living area

Made for dinner parties, your guests can chat with drinks in the living area while you’re cooking, before seamlessly moving to the dinner table for a sit-down meal.

Want to go alfresco? There’s a rear biophilic courtyard perfect for drinks or dinners on sunny evenings. The front garden, meanwhile, is landscaped and offers a charming place to enjoy your morning coffee.

Do you fancy owning a slice of history with this charming and elegant home? This property is on the market with Carter Jonas for £1,300,000


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