The city of Bath in north-east Somerset is famous for its elegant, stone-faced Georgian and Regency townhouses. The M4 passes within 10 miles of Bath and the city is served by a regular rail link into London Paddington, with journeys taking around an hour and a half.
The grand houses of Widcombe above the city provide perhaps the most exclusive accommodation, along with the imposing Royal Crescent, Circus, Lansdowne Crescent and Cavendish Crescent. But even beyond these prime locations in the BA1 postal district, there is a general air of affluence that permeates to the more modest dwellings in Bath.
The Bath riverside regeneration project and the newly restored Somerset Place both offer more contemporary living space, with a range of flats and apartment buildings, but the city's status as a World Heritage site prevents much new building in the area.
The Bathwick and Camden districts of the city are composed of more modest terraced housing along with some semis, although prices here too tend to be a great deal higher than in many parts of the UK.
Students at Bath University tend to congregate in areas such as Combe Down, Newbridge Southdown, Twerton and Oldfield Park, so if you're planning to invest in the buy-to-let market, these areas may provide some of the best opportunities.