The Bathing House
Located in Ashprington, Devon
This romantic riverside cottage is situated on the banks of the River Dart on the Sharpham Estate two miles from the Devon village of Ashprington and can sleep three people in one bedroom and a sofa bed.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
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.
This magical Grade II* listed Georgian bathing house sits beside the River Dart down half a mile of bumpy track two miles from Ashprington. Part of the Sharpham Estate designed by Capability Brown, it is very special accommodation in the most romantic secluded setting you could wish for. Head down the steps into the simple country style kitchen with its solid fuel range. Upstairs you will find the charming double bedroom where you can wander out on to the balcony and watch wildlife around the river. Up more stairs again are the magnificent octagonal sitting room with its lofty ceiling, grand plasterwork, a wood-burning stove for snuggling up beside, a double sofa bed and windows where you can while away the hours gazing up and down the river and across the wooded banks with the telescope provided. Outside you can wander down steps to the river or sit on your terrace to eat out or maybe try your luck fishing for bass. The estate is fascinating to explore and wander. During summer months you can swim in the outdoor unheated pool, or maybe visit the vineyard to taste the excellent wine or the cheese at the creamery and buy some to take back to your cottage. There is an excellent seasonal café for eating out if you don't feel like cooking, or you can head to the local village inns or Dartmouth and Totnes for a wide range of eateries and interesting shops. There is a three-mile walk to Totnes, where the motte and bailey castle is interesting, or you can enjoy fun trips on the steam railway to Buckfastleigh or boat trips along the River Dart to Dartmouth. The Bathing House is a remarkable cottage for a very memorable break in beautiful Devon surroundings.
The pretty village of Ashprington straddles Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart and is home to the award-winning Sharpham vineyard.