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The Bathing House


The Bathing House is a simple, romantic retreat where you can leave the frantic pace of the world behind you and unwind.

 

You’ll hear nothing during your stay here, save the soothing sounds of the river below, along with passing boats and the occasional seal

                          - The Independent in its list of best UK Valentine's Day retreats

 

Bookings for the Bathing House are handled for us by Helpful Holidays.

Click here to book The Bathing House


Click the picture below to go straight to a virtual tour inside the property.

The Bathing House virtual reality tour

Built in the 1770s, at the same time as Sharpham House, this then fashionable Bathing House was created on a bend in the river, below the main House

 

 

The building was originally constructed as a small octagonal tower with three windows facing the river. Unlike many bathing houses at the time, the one at Sharpham did not have a stairway down to a plunge pool and people would have entered the river from the bank or beach below.

The building was extended during the first part of the 19th century to create the one that you see here today. It was used from then on as a family home for estate workers. The 1851 census shows that Anthony Newland, the gamekeeper, his wife and three children lived here.

The Bathing House has one main living room, a beautiful bedroom with balcony overlooking the River Dart, a kitchen, a bathroom, a utility room and a sofa-bed in the lounge.

Inside the Bathing House at Sharpham

Outside, a patio running the whole frontage of the Bathing House overlooks the water. Guests have reported seeing amazing wildlife close up - including otters feeding on fish in the River Dart.


 

A perfect Valentine's retreat

Click here to read about The Bathing House in The Independent's list of best UK Valentine's Day venues


Holiday lettings at the Bathing House help to support the charitable work of the Sharpham Trust.

 

Privacy and peace remarkable. A truly special place, house, land and water. We even had sun every day...love what you are doing. PS: Otters seen (over an alfresco breakfast). First time ever for us.

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Programme Administrator
Tel: 01803 732542
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT