House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
What a location! The Old Bakery is situated on one of the oldest streets in the centre of the bustling town of Dartmouth.
Orginally dating from around 1600, The Old Bakery is a Grade II Listed three storey townhouse steeped in history. This stunning house has recently been refurbished to the highest of standards whilst keeping the original charm and character. The original bread oven, which is believed to have been abandoned in the early 20th Century, has also been retained as an attractive feature.
The property offers sunny accommodation and is very comfortably furnished with a clean and neutral decor scheme. On the ground floor is the family kitchen and lounge with granite flooring throughout. There are four bedrooms, all spacious and very tastefully decorated, which include an ensuite master bedroom with a mezzanine gallery inside the room, an ideal set up for parents with young children.
Only steps away from a local deli, you can pick up freshly baked croissants in the morning or even have breakfast out the famous Cafe Alf Resco before spending the day enjoying the ancient towns cobbled streets, market and active port.
Dartmouth lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideally located for exploring the neighbouring towns and beaches of Torquay, Brixham, Salcombe and the wider South Hams. The stunning beach at Blackpool Sands is just ten minutes away by car. Woodlands Adventure Park, Agatha Christie's Greenway House, River Dart Boat cruises, fishing trips and the steam railway are all nearby, so the area is perfect for family holidays all year round, whatever the weather.
The property is up a hill and there is plenty of space to off-load your luggage from the car. From the road there are 12 stone steps up to the property through a stable door into the kitchen.
There is no outside space at this property.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, electric oven, fridge freezer, slimline dishwasher, wine cooler and coffee machine. A small utility cupboard houses a washer/drier and microwave oven. There is a large dining table which can comfortably seat six. The open plan contemporary living area is just a couple of steps from the kitchen so there is no need to feel cut off from the rest of the family when you are cooking.
The comfy sitting room has a roaring wood burner which will crackle away while you relax with a glass of wine. There are two double sofas and occasional furniture, flat screen TV with SKY Plus, DVD player, BOSE Soundock (for ipod).
There are two pretty double bedrooms on the second floor which include a master bedroom with ensuite, stairs lead up within the bedroom to a mezzanine gallery, this area is ideally set up for parents with young children (can sleep 2 children on a truckle bed).
There is also a further double bedroom on the third floor.
All bedrooms have bedside tables and hanging space.
There is a w.c with wash basin on the ground floor. Located on the first floor there is a large family bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and w.c. In addition to the family bathroom there is also an ensuite.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool Sands 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 55 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The West Country region
Devon is a popular holiday destination in South west England.The scenery and climate have made the area a favoured destination for the past 250 years. Over that time much has changed, yet much of the character and many of the local traditions have remained.
The coast and countryside are still extraordinarily beautiful, which is why more than two thirds of South Devon is carefully protected as a national asset, either in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or as part of the Dartmoor National Park.
Dartmouth is characterised by its narrow lanes, stairways and corridors and plenty of medieval and Elizabethan features. It is a beautiful town steeped in history with many of the buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest building in Dartmouth is the Cherub Public House which dates back as far as 1380!
The Britannia Royal Naval College famous for training the Royal Navy's Officers sits majestically overlooking the town and down the River Dart towards Kingswear and the Dartmouth Castle and out to sea. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway is on the Kingwear side of the river and trains run regularly offering a traditional and unique blast from the past.
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12 Jan 2014
"Charming place for a relaxing break"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Bakery. The building itself (Grade II listed) is full of character - even retaining the old bread oven in the kitchen - and has been thoughtfully furnished, w… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Bakery.
The position of the property is ideal for exploring Dartmouth and the beautiful South Hams and it lends itself well to families or larger groups of guests.
We certainly hope to see you again soon.
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