The Paragon Townhouse

“Historic house with literary links” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Bath, Somerset

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Set over six floors, the Paragon Townhouse is a spacious four-bedroom Georgian property in the centre of Bath, next to a house once occupied by Jane Austen’s aunt and uncle. Located just a short stroll from Milsom Street with its shops and restaurants, this impressive townhouse arches over the ancient steps leading to Walcot Street and Bath’s artisan quarter.

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The Paragon Townhouse
1a The Paragon, BATH, Somerset, BA1 5LX

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About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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