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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. 

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The place

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.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

There is one cot available
A dropsided or traditional cot is available
Electricity costs are included
There is one freezer
Fridge (Larder)
There is a larder fridge
The property has a woodburner
This property has electric fires and/or electric radiators
This property has night storage heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Linen, duvets and blankets are provided free of charge
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 3 standard sized cars. The driveway to the property is difficult with low sports cars. Further parking can be arranged with The Sharpham Trust at Sharpham House.
Pets are not allowed
There is a phone
There is an unheated or solar heated outdoor swimming pool
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Sofa Bed
The accommodation includes a sofa bed for one person
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
There is a vineyard nearby
There is one washer-drier

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Location:Ashprington, South Hams, Devon
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 1 ( 1 Double )
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Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2011. See page 71 of our 2018 brochure
Good for:Food & drinkPoolsRomantic escapesPools DevonSouth Devon

Where do I start? If you prefer peace, perfect peace (other than the sound of birds, a trickling stream, the rustle of the enshrouding trees or the gentle lapping of the Dart) and an uninterrupted river view, then this is the place for you to spend an enjoyable, relaxing few days. From within The Bathing House every aspect continues to be enjoyed from its many windows. Decorated in pastels and muted tones, it’s cosy simplicity emulates the natural surroundings. It has been carefully restored in the style of its time and complemented with every modern comfort and thoughtful touches providing for any season or..........weather! No technology- another breath of fresh air! We must return! Penny Corbett


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