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All is square in love and war: Georgian square that featured in period drama Bridgerton and boasts 13 houses, four apartments and two commercial units goes on the market for the first time in 300 years – for £18.5million

  • Beauford Square in Bath is now on the market for the first time in 300 years
  • The properties on it currently achieve a rental income of £609,039 per year
  • It was used in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton as the street dates back to 1730
  • It is in a scene in episode two where Eloise and Penelope discuss pregnancy  

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An entire Georgian square that featured as a location in the hit Netflix drama series Bridgerton has gone on the market for a whopping £18.5million.

Beauford Square in Bath boasts 13 houses, four apartments and two commercial units, which bring in an impressive rental income.

The entire street of cottages, which date back to 1730, were developed for long-running charity St John’s Foundation and was used as the backdrop for Netflix’s raunchy Regency series.

The square was used for a number of street scenes in the first series of Bridgerton, including a scene in episode two where Eloise and Penelope discuss pregnancy and another where a carriage passes through following a wedding.

Beauford Square in Bath boasts 13 houses, four apartments and two commercial units

Beauford Square in Bath boasts 13 houses, four apartments and two commercial units

Beauford Square and 11A Princes Street form a square around a communal lawn, enclosed by iconic railings dating back to 1805 and shaped to commemorate pikes used in the Battle of Trafalgar

Beauford Square and 11A Princes Street form a square around a communal lawn, enclosed by iconic railings dating back to 1805 and shaped to commemorate pikes used in the Battle of Trafalgar

The historic £36.7million villa used as the home of the aristocratic Bridgerton family is also available to rent. 

Recently, sources said that Bridgerton bosses axed a ‘very dark’ storyline in season three after ‘concerns’ were raised over a ‘sex plotline’.

One of the houses also became affectionately known as ‘The Christmas Card House’ after featuring on a Christmas card produced for the Bath Preservation Trust in 1965.

St John’s Foundation is one of the largest landowners in Bath, but the charity has now decided to sell to rebalance assets and decrease the property it owns in favour of financial investments.

That means Beauford Square is on the market for the first time in almost 300 years.

Agents Carter Jonas say it is ‘an exciting and rare investment opportunity’.

Also included in the sale are Royston House, a building of 13 period apartments near Bath Abbey, and Lark Place, a row of nine Georgian cottages next to Royal Victoria Park, making a total of 41 properties.

The Square was used in a scene in episode two in the first season where Eloise (right)  and Penelope (left) discuss pregnancy

The Square was used in a scene in episode two in the first season where Eloise (right)  and Penelope (left) discuss pregnancy

It was also used in a scene which saw a carriage pass through following a wedding

It was also used in a scene which saw a carriage pass through following a wedding

The historic Bath properties currently achieve a rental income of £609,039 per year

The historic Bath properties currently achieve a rental income of £609,039 per year

It is the first time in almost 300 years that the Georgian square has gone on the market

It is the first time in almost 300 years that the Georgian square has gone on the market 

The entire street of cottages, which date back to 1730, was used as the backdrop for Netflix's raunchy Regency series

The entire street of cottages, which date back to 1730, was used as the backdrop for Netflix’s raunchy Regency series

The properties currently achieve a rental income of £609,039 per year, which could increase to £724,920 a year when contracts come up for renewal.

St John’s Foundation was founded in 1174, serving the Bath community for over 800 years. The charity, which focuses on supporting children, older adults and people in crisis, will reinvest money from the sale of the buildings to help change the lives of the people they support.

Beauford Square and 11A Princes Street form a square around a communal lawn, enclosed by iconic railings dating back to 1805 and shaped to commemorate pikes used in the Battle of Trafalgar.

The buildings were designed by architect John Strachan and are a fine example of Georgian architecture, with the historic Theatre Royal frontage shaping the south side.

All the properties are within close proximity to the centre of Bath, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

David Hobdey, Chief Executive Officer at St John’s Foundation, said: ‘These buildings have been in our possession for many years – Beauford Square in particular has been owned and tenanted by the Foundation since its construction in 1730.

‘The sale of these buildings will enable us to inject the finances back into the Foundation to help those in need and we are delighted to be working with Carter Jonas to find the new proud investor for these properties.’

Lee Richards, head of BTR and PRS at Carter Jonas, said: ‘This is a truly rare opportunity to purchase a selection of historic buildings which present excellent investment potential.

‘The buildings are near to 100% occupied and are highly desirable due to their picturesque facades and fantastic location.’

Source: Daily Mail UK

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