Iconic former care home in Bath is on the market for £2.50m
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has brought to market the former Newbridge House care home in Bath.
Newbridge House has traded as a reputable residential care home for many years, offering care for up to 20 elderly residents. It sits in a striking detached Edwardian property of traditional brick and Bath stone elevations on a site of around 0.58 acres with gardens to the side and rear. Accommodation, which is set over four floors, has retained many of its period features including a full-length balcony and rear elevation offering panoramic views over Bath to the south.
Newbridge House benefits from a superb location in a desirable suburb of Bath, just under a mile from the city centre. It has a prominent frontage onto Newbridge Hill with an attractive courtyard approach leading to the main entrance, and Chelsea Road is within a short walk, offering a thriving local high street with a variety of shops and amenities.
Anil Iltas, whose family has operated the care home for over 10 years, comments, “This has been a very difficult decision for us to make and we are very sad to be closing Newbridge House. We had a fantastic team who have done an amazing job throughout the pandemic keeping our residents safe and cared for. Unfortunately, the past two years have taken their toll and we have been hit by rising costs and an acute shortage of staff which has made it very difficult to operate and invest in the future.”
Rob Kinsman and Oliver McCarthy at Christie & Co, who are handling the sale, comment, “The availability of this vacant care home represents a rare residential redevelopment opportunity in the area which, subject to the necessary consents, could be suitable for conversion to a large family home, or converted to a number of high-quality apartments. It also offers exciting potential for care providers seeking representation in Bath and will be of particular interest to specialist care providers and supported living operators.”