Top places to live in Somerset Bear Flat, Bath
The best of both worlds in this 'village' to the south of the city centre, with a lovely community feel and lots of indy shops – yet with everything the World Heritage City of Bath has to offer on your doorstep. Top 200 Places to Live series.
Enjoy the best of both worlds in this ‘village’ to the south of the city centre, with a lovely community feel and lots of indy shops – yet with everything the World Heritage City of Bath has to offer just a 15-minute walk away. No wonder Bear Flat made it onto The Times‘ list of top places to live in the UK.
Aside from Bath’s myriad delights? You’re close to the Two Tunnels Greenway, a 12-mile circular cycle route.
AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE
Not the cheapest. £649,605 in 2019. Terraced £643,496, semis, £691,000 and detached, £768,333. Local estate agents include Andrews.
You’re spoiled for choice. State options include Ralph Allen School, Hayesfield Girls School, Beechen Cliff (boys) and St Gregory’s Catholic College. Most of the Bath independents including Kingswood Prep & Nursery and Kingswood School on a gorgeous 100-acre site as well as Royal High Prep School GDST, Royal High School GDST, Monkton Combe Senior, Monkton Combe Prep, The Paragon, Prior Park College and Bath Academy.
BEST KEPT SECRET
This was the original pilgrimage route from Bath Abbey to Wells and Glastonbury.
Bath Spa to London Paddington from 1 hour 18 mins.
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