Apartments make nice homes too
Apartments make wonderful homes for many people, from young professionals and second-home owners to downsizers. Deciding whether to live in an apartment or a house ultimately comes down to personal preference - you either love the idea of one or the other.
Overall, apartments are perfect for anybody who wants to call a place a home. Being specialists in selling and letting apartments, 100% of our buyers and tenants are solely looking for this type of property.
This is mainly down to a lifestyle choice. Location is key for them, wanting to be in the heart and soul of city living in Bath. They want to be close to its architecture, boutique shops, transport links, independent cafes, restaurants, bars and so on. Size is less important as they’re more likely to find that sort of location living in an apartment than a house.
Bath is known for its Georgian townhouses converted into apartments, which add a lot of appeal to a home. Whether in a contemporary or traditional style, they provide plenty of character. Rooms are large and bright, boasting period features such as ornate cornicing and original fireplaces. For those who prefer brand new properties, character can still be entwined. For example we’re marketing Millenium House which beautifully blends old with new, creating a lovely space finished to a very high standard.
A home does not need to be large or lavish either. Apartments help you feel safe and cosy. A smaller place means there is less additional maintenance. You don’t need to hoover as much or have as many windows to clean. If you’re not on the ground floor you won’t have a garden to look after and its upkeep and utilities are generally lower too. There is also shared responsibility for maintaining the building.
Apartments boast excellent security too. Neighbours are in close proximity, some buildings have guards and others have secure front doors which can only be accessed with a card or a code. All of this creates a safe-haven for anybody living there, as well as an ideal lock-up-and-leave options for second home owners.
Another great benefit of apartment living is the social implications of living so closely with other residents, reinforcing a sense of community one associates with village life for example.
And finally, for buy-to-let investors they make great investments as there are so many professionals seeking quality apartments to rent.