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The Bathing House

Ashprington, Devon (Ref. 976200)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Nicky

    “Our second stay at this beautiful hideaway!”

    The most idyllic sanctuary with nature abundance. A daily visit from wodger the seal, 2 deers, mother and ducklings, herons, crows, rooks, squeaks of the otters at dusk to name but a few. A great please for resting the mind & body and just being in the moment.

    - Nicky, April 2022

The property

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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Hall Utility


  • 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 Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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.

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

Note: Next to the Bathing House is the Boat House which is occasionally occupied. It has a separate entrance and no use of the garden. Guests in the Bathing House should not be disturbed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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