Tucked away in the southern hills of Bath sits Bear Flat; a charming, friendly neighbourhood adorned with sweeping views of the city.
Bear Flat has established itself as one of Bath’s most sought-after suburban areas, owing to its great range of local amenities and close proximity to the bustling city centre, which can be reached in just 15 minutes on foot.
The neighbourhood boasts a tight-knit community, with The Bear Flat Association being established back in 2012 to act as an information hub for residents and local businesses alike. A community market is held on the third Saturday of each month, with stalls stocked with locally-produced foods, art and crafts.
As Bath’s longest-established Estate Agents, the team at Pritchards understands why so many people are enticed by Bear Flat’s charm. If you are considering moving to the area, let us help your decision by exploring more of the area’s benefits…
Everything you need on your doorstep
As mentioned, Bear Flat has an extensive range of amenities – including a Post Office, supermarket and delicatessen – so you can shop for your essentials without heading into town. Another independent shop not to be missed is the fascinating Rolfey’s antiques and collectibles emporium – perfect if you’re looking for unique trinkets and furniture for the home.
The area is also home to a handful of independent eating and drinking establishments, including The Bear pub and restaurant, the Bear Pad café and Menu Gordon Jones, which was recently recognised as the best fine-dining restaurant at the 2016 LUX Awards.
When you wish to venture a little further afield, the glorious Georgian city of Bath is mere minutes down the road. You will never be stuck for things to see or do (or eat) when you visit the city; you could spend your day strolling around the Roman Baths, relaxing in the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa, or indulging in retail therapy at the SouthGate shopping quarter.
Escape to nearby parks and open spaces
Bear Flat may be a stone’s throw from the city, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle there are a number of nearby parks and open spaces in which to do so. Alexandra Park peers over the city and is the perfect place to while away an afternoon; it has a bowling green, boule piste and play area for children. Pathways run through Beechen Cliff’s woodland, while the Bloomfield area features a large, grassed space with access to the National Cycle Network.
Close to good schools
If you have children, ensuring that they attend a good school is no doubt one of your top priorities. Thankfully, there are several highly-rated primary schools within the vicinity, including Moorlands and Widcombe Infants and Junior Schools, and the Paragon Junior. In terms of secondary schools, Hayesfield Girls’ School and Beechen Cliff for boys are both local, as is Prior Park College, which is one of the UK’s largest mixed Catholic public schools.
Excellent transport links
Whether you travel by bus, car or train, you are bound to be impressed by Bear Flat’s excellent transport links. A regular bus service runs into town and if you commute by car, Englishcombe Lane provides an easy route to Bristol via the A4. The city’s main train station, Bath Spa, is a ten-minute walk from the centre of Bear Flat; trains run on a regular basis to locations across the UK, including Bristol and London.
If you have decided to look for a home or apartment within the in-demand district of Bear Flat, we have a range of stunning properties for sale. With Pritchards Estate Agents, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of service.
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