The Old Bakery apartments
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
***PLEASE NOTE: This advert is the combination of properties The Stables (Home - 195171) & Chalkley's at The Old Bakery (Home - 195170), please check the availability of these two properties before inquiring***.
The Old Bakery stands in the North London Winchmore Hill Conservation Area on the edge of Winchmore Hill Green. The buildings dates in part from the 1600AD.
We offer two apartments of great charm. The Stables (1 bedroom/ sleeps 2) is, as its name suggests, a converted stable building and stands in the secluded walled garden of the Old Bakery.
"Chalkley's" (2 double bedrooms/ sleeps 4) is in the most historic part of the Old Bakery and is named after the family of bakers who lived and worked here for four generations. "Chalkley's" has a comfortable living room, spacious dining room (large enough for 6 guests to dine together) and two lovely en-suite bedrooms.
These apartments offer atmospheric, charming and comfortable accommodation in a memorable historic setting. Romantic bedrooms and cosy living rooms are combined with contemporary bathrooms and kitchens. These unique, cottage-style apartments are relaxing hideaways after your busy days sight-seeing.
Elegantly and stylishly-furnished with some antique items and original paintings.
This is a family run business. We offer you all the privacy you require but with the assurance of having us on-site to give advice if needed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 40 km, Nearest railway: Winchmore Hill 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details outdoors|
The Stables (sleeps 2) is situated in the delightful and secluded walled garden of The Old Bakery. It has its own sitting out area in the garden with a table for 2.
Chalkley's, (2 bedrooms - sleeps 4) is in the most historic part of the Old Bakery building. It does not have access to the garden.
The Winchmore Hill Conservation Area, is centred on "The Green" , where you will find two excellent delis, traditional tea shops, varied restaurants, good pubs, and antique and gift shops. There is a small supermarket on The Green and a large Sainsbury supermarket within 5 minutes walk.
Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes' walk from The Old Bakery giving fast access to the centre.
The South East England region
London offers so many opportunities for visitors that is is difficult to decide where to start.
The range of theatre is second-to none in the world, and whether you like musical theatre, opera, ballet, or drama or comedy you will find it in plenty. Musical concerts for all tastes also abound, from classical to jazz and everything in between.
There are museums both large and small, from the huge British Museum to, for example, the domestic-sized John Soane Museum. Children adore the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum with its dinasaurs. National Museums are free of charge.
Those who love historic architecture can visit the gothic Westminster Abbey (venue of Royal Weddings since the 1500s) or Christopher Wren's classical St Paul's Cathedral (venue of the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana). Greenwich Palace and the Royal Observatory are along The Thames to the East and to the West is Hampton Court (see www.hrp.org.uk). You can visit both by river boat.
Clothes and gift shopping in London is a major attraction, with Oxford Street and Regent's Street easy to reach in 30 minutes from the Old Bakery. Covent Garden Market offers a smaller scale shopping experience with intreguing stalls and many interesting smaller clothes shops.
You may also enjoy a visit to an ancient food market, Borough Market near London Bridge and Southwark Cathedral. ( Then walk along the Thames path to Shakespeare's Globe theatre, past the re-creation of Sir Franics Drake's small wooden ship, "The Golden Hind", in which he circum-navigated the Globe.)
We provide guide books, maps and city-walk books for our guests, as well as ideas for days out in London and beyond, with details of how to get there etc. These ideas include visits to some lesser- known places of interest, which you may find particularly useful if this is not your first visit to London.
Winchmore Hill Green is the heart of a "Conservation Area", i.e. an area of historic architectual interest. "The Green" was originally the centre of a small village with mediaeval roots. Remarkably, it has retained its friendly atmosphere and community cohesion, despite being absorbed into London in the 1860s when the railways arrived and tranformed the way of life. It is often said that London is a series of villages. If so, Winchmore Hill is one of the finest.
We are fortunate that many buildings survive from these earlier times, including The Old Bakery (a Listed Historic Building dating back to circa 1600), of which your apartment is a part. Among other buildings of interest are the Friends Meeting House (Quakers) and the 18thC clap-board cottages in Church Hill.
"The Green, Winchmore Hill " makes an ideal venue for your self-catering holiday. There is the excellent " Deli on The Green" just 50 metres from the Old Bakery and "The Larder", a specialist food and wine shop, on the other side of the Green. You will also find two delightful traditional tea shops, a coffee shop and good quality restaurants to suit most tastes, all on your doorstep. You will enjoy the antique shop and gift shops around the Green. On a more mundane level there is a Sainsbury Supermarket 5 minutes walk from the house and a smaller supermarket (open til 11pm) on The Green.
Grovelands Park, originally the grounds of elagant Grovelands House, offers pleasant local walks and play areas for children. Grovelands House was designed by John Nash and the grounds and lake were laid out by Humphrey Repton, the renowned and ground-breaking landscape artist.
In nearby Enfield town (4 minutes by local train) you can see "Gentlemen's Row" one of the finest surviving 18th century streets. The poet John Keats spent his childhood in Enfield.
Day-trips to Hatfield House, where the first Queen Elizabeth lived before coming to the throne in AD 1595, and to Cambridge (make sure you see King's College) can be made from Winchmore Hill station.
As Winchmore Hill station is just 2 minutes' walk from the Old Bakery, your access to the centre of London is easy and quick. There is a fast commuter service to the centre, one of the many reasons why Winchmore Hill is so popular with Londoners. Trains from Winchmore Hill intersect with the Piccadilly line and Victoria Line at Finsbury Park (12 minutes) and with the Victoria Line at Highbury and Islington (15 minutes). So, you can get to the British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Theatreland in 25030 minutes. At weekends trains run direct in 22 minutes from Winchmore Hill to King's Cross- St Pancras, where Eurostar arrives and departs from/to Paris. A day trip to Paris is possible if you are willing to get up early.
There is also a local bus service from Winchmore Hill Green to Southgate on the Piccadilly line.
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