We did it again. American travel bible Condé Nast has named Bath in the top ten best cities to visit in the UK. But it isn’t only this new accolade that has sparked people’s interest in our fair city again, but a certain Netflix binge watch known as Bridgerton which has been filming its second series within our streets.
Living and working in Bath, you can’t help but fall in love with the wealth of Georgian properties this beautiful city is blessed with. It is therefore no surprise that we were top of this new research by Garrington Property finders. We achieved top billing because living here, we enjoy an “an idyllic blend of impressive architecture and natural beauty, while offering residents an enviable quality of life.”
The exquisite selection of period properties we are blessed with was on display for all to see for those who indulged in Bridgerton. Reaching over 82 million households, and based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels, Bridgerton is a Regency-era romance-drama and has spiked a new trend known as “Regencycore.” Filmed in Bath, the series features many of our well-known and loved buildings.
The Holbourne Museum was one such property. In the show it became Lady Danbury’s residence, which we are sure you eagle-eyed local viewers would have noticed – and of course, you will have also spotted the Royal Crescent. But what you may not be aware of is that we have just sold (sstc) a property that featured in the production, set within one of Bath's ever-popular Georgian streets, Abbey Street. One lucky buyer will soon be living their own Bridgerton life enjoying their new homes’ fine Georgian architecture and an array of period features including stunning high ceilings, large sash windows and original fireplaces.
As stunning as the exteriors of these properties are, it is interiors where Regencycore seems to be gaining momentum locally – we have even seen some touches whilst we have been undertaking virtual tours and valuations. But what can you do to add a touch of Bridgerton-inspired Regency style to your apartment?
Your home doesn’t need to have period heritage to take advantage of this new and decadent trend. Think grand, statement pieces such as a luxurious boudoir-style bed. It of course needs to work with the room, but adding this kind of bed will bring a touch of elegance, especially when dressed with opulent bedding and accessories.
How about creating a space to relax in whilst you are elegantly reclining, enjoying the pages of a new novel? Maybe you are even working your way through the Bridgerton books! Of course, the perfect seating and reading nook accessory is a chaise longue, and now they are back in fashion. With many a home now finding space for a small or large version of this much-treasured daybed, they are an ideal accessory for your home, especially when placed close to a bookcase.
At The Apartment Company, we love seeing our city getting all this attention, especially because it is the glorious backdrop of our lives. Whether the surge in Regencycore has had a part to play in how revered our city is we cannot say. We may be biased but as far as we are concerned, Bath has so much to offer.
If you’re thinking of moving to or within Bath and are unsure where your next move should be, contact our beau monde team as, when it comes to Bath society and apartments, we know where to find the right home to meet your needs.