Three Grade I listed buildings in Laura Place in Bath, one of the main settings in Jane Austen’s final book Persuasion, are to be sold at auction with a guide price of more than £4 million.
The office and residential properties at 10, 11 and 12 Laura Place were acquired by the current owner between the 1960s and 1980s.
There are currently two vacant flats and two vacant offices in the properties.
Laura Place was built for Sir William Johnstone Pulteney in 1788, and was named after Henrietta Laura Pulteney who inherited the estate in 1792.
Jane Austen wrote Persuasion in 1815-1816 and one of the main characters, the wealthy Lady Dalrymple, lives ‘in style’ in Laura Place.
The property will be sold at an Acuitus Bespoke online auction on 15th December.
Peter Mayo, of Acuitus, saod: “These properties are genuinely unique and occupy a prominent position in a beautiful part of Bath.
“We expect there to be interest not least because of the location’s associations with Austen and the opportunity to own a landmark in the city.
“Close to ‘The Rec’ – the famous home of Bath rugby club – and within minutes’ walk from Pulteney Bridge these are truly exceptional buildings in a UNESCO World Heritage City.”