INTRODUCING THE OLD BAKERY:
This 17th Century, listed historic house stands at the heart of the delightful Winchmore Hill Conservation Area. Fast trains to the centre are just 2 minutes walk away & take you in 25 minutes to the West End, theatre-land, shops, tourist sites and museums, and the Eurostar International Terminal. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops are nearby on Winchmore Hill Green, which retains the charm of past times, yet is very much part of modern London. We offer family-run accommodation with a friendly welcome.
The STABLES COTTAGE: This cosy, romantic cottage is situated in the secluded walled garden of The Old Bakery, with direct, gated access to the street and to Winchmore Hill Green. The Stables cottage consists of a living/dining room, kitchen, shower-room and double bedroom in the eaves. The Stables have their own patio area where out guests enjoy breakfasts among the flowers and romantic evening drinks. We maintain The Stables to a 4**** standard. Egyptian cotton bed-linen & towels are supplied. WiFi is free.
Please note that we also have a larger apartment, CHALKLEY'S, which sleeps 4. The reference for this apartment on Home Away is 8549335.
WINCHMORE HILL is a delightful and safe area of London, popular with Londoners because of its excellent, fast train links to the West End and City centre. It was in 1871, when the railway came to Winchmore Hill, that a sleepy village became a commuter suburb of London and prosperous City workers built new homes in streets around the ancient village Green. The Old Bakery is close to the station, just two minutes' walk. The nearby shops, 'Deli-on-the-Green' and 'The Larder', make food buying a pleasure rather than a chore. If you wish to eat out, there are high quality restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby. There is also a large supermarket a short walk from the Old Bakery.
Accommodation at The Old Bakery offers you a more relaxing and more economical option to hotels. At The Old Bakery, you have a relaxing home-from-home where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings before and after your day's site-seeing in the centre of London. You benefit from the flexibility to choose to eat out in one the excellent restaurants on The Green, or to bring home a "take out" and eat it at your dining table, or to cook your meal for yourself in the kitchen.
This is a family-run business. We pride ourselves on our personal service and friendly welcome to all our guests. We enjoy sharing the beauty of this historic building with you.
THE CONSERVATION AREA: The village origins of Winchmore Hill (first mentioned in the history books in the 14th century as a village on the route to the Royal Hunting Forest) still reveal themselves in the historic buildings around The Green, and in a friendly community atmosphere, unusual in a capital City like London.
The Old Bakery is believed to have begun life in about 1595AD as a village hall with central huge fireplace and vaulted ceiling, before becoming, first, a farmhouse, then, in 1822AD, the village Bakehouse, and finally a private home . The Bakery was run for many years by Quakers and Winchmore Hill was an historic a centre of early Quakerism (The Society of Friends). The nearby Quaker Meeting House is still in use, surrounded by a beautiful garden.