The Bathing House is a romantic cottage converted from a Grade II* listed Georgian bathing house on the banks of the River Dart on the Sharpham Estate two miles from the Devon village of Ashprington. The cottage sleeps three people on a double sofa bed in the second floor sitting room and the first floor double bedroom with balcony, plus a bathroom. On the ground floor is a kitchen and utility room and on the top floor is the sitting room with a wood burning stove and views of the river. Outside are steps down to the river and a terrace with table and chairs where you can fish. Part of the estate and gardens can also be walked and there is an outdoor unheated swimming pool available from June to August if the weather permits. On a lovely estate and just two miles from the village, The Bathing House is unique accommodation in a stunning setting for a Devon break.
Three levels. 1 x middle floor king size double bedroom with balcony. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor kitchen. Utility room. Second floor sitting room with double sofa bed and wood burning stove.
Electric fires, night storage heating with wood burning stove. Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for three cars. Garden with outdoor unheated pool. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Note: The outdoor unheated pool is available from June to the end of August weather permitting, during daylight hours. Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly. Note: There is no TV at this property.
The pretty village of Ashprington straddles Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart and is home to the award-winning Sharpham vineyard.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!