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Bath house buying guide

Looking at houses for sale in Bath but wondering which area to choose? Our Bath house buying guide will help you find the perfect location for you. To work out your budget and how you could boost your borrowing potential, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in Bath?

The picture of 18th century style, Bath is known for its grand rows of Georgian architecture built from iconic, golden Bath stone. You've likely seen its streets in scenes of period dramas and films (Jane Austen did used to call Bath home at one point!). But this charming city has more to offer than a taste of yesteryear. It's a vibrant, buzzy city with plenty of independent shops, markets, restaurants and events to enjoy.

Situated on the edge of The Cotswolds, Bath is also surrounded by breathtaking countryside, making it perfect for family days out or weekends away. It's not too far from other cities like Bristol or London for city breaks or commuting either.

Offering a range of spacious family homes, renovated terraces and modern flats, Bath has something for everyone. But deciding on the perfect location can be a challenge. To help you get started, here’s our guide to the top 3 places to buy in Bath.


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Situated to the north east of Bath city centre, Larkhall is known for being a trendy, laid-back neighbourhood with a bohemian spirt. It's abundant with quirky bookstores, charming independent shops as well as peaceful green spaces - leafy Alice Park is a hub for families in particular.

Popular with young professionals as well as families due to the number of excellent schools in the area, Larkhall is a great choice for setting down roots.


Bath city centre is less than a 10 minute drive from the heart of Larkhall. The journey takes around 30-45 minutes on foot, but there are reliable bus services too. Need to travel further afield? Simply hop on the train at Bath Spa.

Local schools

If you’d like to raise a young family in Larkhall, St Saviour’s Infant and Junior Schools have both been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. As has St Mark’s School, the local secondary on Bay Tree Road.

Property price growth

Overall, sold prices in Larkhall over the last year were 2% up on the previous year.


Up until the mid 1700s, Larkhall village had very few buildings and was mostly made up of agricultural land. It wasn’t until the 19th century that it started to really evolve, being used to house workers and their families from the city of Bath.

Most of its development was centred on the Larkhall Inn, which was a popular meeting place for gentry who came to "take the waters" at Bath when it was a notable Spa town.

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Data sourced from Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 29/08/2023.