On the 550-acre Capability Brown-designed Sharpham Estate (vineyard, wine tasting, award-winning seasonal café) 2 miles from Ashprington (½ mile rough track), on a bend of the River Dart, a Grade II* Georgian bathing house, secluded in trees with only an occasionally occupied boathouse as neighbour. You are welcome to use the outdoor unheated swimming pool (26' 3'' x 16' 5'' x 3' 3'' to 6' 6'' deep, available June to end of August weather permitting, daylight hours), wander parts of the estate and explore the gardens. A wildlife haven (birdwatching) in an idyllic, tranquil situation, with views to wooded banks, riverside terrace (table/chairs, fishing - sea bass) and steps down to the river (gated), only disturbed by lapping water and the occasional passing canoe, boat or seal.Eight steps (handrail) down to terrace and simple beamed kitchen (microwave, solid fuel range, electric cooker, larder fridge); step up utility room (dishwasher, washer-drier, freezer, loo). Upstairs, a double bedroom (5' bed, footboard) with glazed door to small balcony and fabulous river views, bathroom (suite, shower over bath). More stairs up to living room - the original octagonal bathing house with high ceilings, ornate plaster work, woodburner, double sofa bed and windows looking up and down river. Binoculars provided (no TV). Spring water. Three mile walk to Totnes (partly on scenic cycle path). A simple, romantic retreat in which to unwind and reflect. All proceeds go to the Sharpham Trust educational charity.
Ashprington: pretty village with good food pubs, straddling Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart. Award-winning vineyard and cheese creamery (tours, shop, seasonal café), 1 mile. Totnes (very attractive old town on the Dart), 3 miles. Dartmouth (town) and golf, 8 miles.
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.
Ashprington The pretty village of Ashprington straddles Bow Creek, a tributary of the River Dart and is home to the award-winning Sharpham vineyard.
This property offers the following short breaks: