Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bathwick (BA2 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bathwick (BA2 4).


Defining 'BA2 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BA2 4", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bathwick is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 35, Wellsway, Bathwick, Bath, sold for £1,000,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 231 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,329.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. ;-) They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £6,150-£6,500, £6,500-£6,850, £6,850-£7,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 149 sales in Bathwick (BA2 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bathwick (BA2 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bathwick

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bathwick (BA2 4). Of the 149 transactions, half were sold for between £4,670 and £6,610 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BA2 4' is £5,490. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,610m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Bathwick

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Bathwick. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

Property price heatmap for Bathwick
House price heatmap for Bathwick

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BA2 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA2 5 Combe Down £4,210m2 £5,100m2 £6,210m2
BA2 9 Corston £3,950m2 £4,260m2 £5,680m2
BA2 3 Oldfield Park £4,150m2 £4,710m2 £5,220m2
BA2 6 Bathampton £4,850m2 £5,810m2 £7,050m2
BA2 8 Peasedown St John £3,240m2 £3,710m2 £4,320m2
BA2 1 Twerton £3,540m2 £3,940m2 £4,570m2
BA2 0 Timsbury £3,310m2 £3,830m2 £4,420m2
BA2 2 Odd Down £3,750m2 £4,170m2 £4,900m2
BA2 7 Limpley Stoke £4,390m2 £5,170m2 £6,300m2
BA2 4 Bathwick £4,670m2 £5,490m2 £6,610m2

Will Bathwick house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BA2 4 (Bathwick). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BA2 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bathwick (BA2 4) over time
House price trends for Bathwick

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bathwick and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Bathwick data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Shakespeare Avenue, Bathwick, BA2 4R 137m2 £5,233 20
Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, BA2 4B 94m2 £6,114 17
Sydney Wharf, Bathwick, BA2 4A 53m2 £5,180 16
Devonshire Buildings, Bathwick, BA2 4S 123m2 £4,813 16
Greenway Lane, Bathwick, BA2 4L 165m2 £6,226 13
Wellsway, Bathwick, BA2 4R 143m2 £4,386 13
Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, BA2 4D 92m2 £6,437 12
Longfellow Avenue, Bathwick, BA2 4S 135m2 £5,490 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bathwick is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
35, Wellsway, Bathwick, Bath £1,000,000
Feb-2024
231 4,329
29, Shelley Rd, Bathwick, Bath £705,000
Feb-2024
166 4,246
Flat 44 Connaught Mansions, Great Pulteney St, Bathwick, Bath £500,000
Jan-2024
81 6,172

See the entire list of all sales in Bathwick (BA2 4) here.

About

HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.