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The Bathing House

Ashprington, Devon (Ref. 976200)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Clark

    “From start to finish, this was so easy.”

    Sykes staff responding to booking request outside traditional 9-5 office hours, directions etc.

    Sykes staff responding to booking request outside traditional 9-5 office hours, directions etc. Lovely touches at the bathing house, Sharpham wine, fresh flowers, plenty of ‘essentials’ like toilet roll, washing liquid and hand wash. Plenty of logs and kindling and eco friendly fire lighters. House really well equipped for a self catering break away from it all. Stunning week in stunning location. Will defo use Sykes again

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available

The property

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 is 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.


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
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


The pretty village of Ashprington straddles Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart and is home to the award-winning Sharpham vineyard.

Region Information

Note: The outdoor unheated pool is available from June to the end of August weather permitting,during daylight hours.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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