INTRODUCING THE OLD BAKERY:
This 17th Century, listed historic house stands at the heart of Winchmore Hill Conservation Area, which retains the charm of past times, yet is very much a part of modern London. Fast trains to the centre of the City are just 2 minutes walk away, taking you in 25 minutes to the West End, theatre-land, shops, tourist sites and museums, and to the Eurostar International Terminal. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops are nearby on Winchmore Hill Green. We offer family-run accommodation with a friendly welcome.
THE COTTAGE at The Old Bakery London is an unique holiday home sleeping 4 in two spacious, en-suite bedrooms. It is in the most historic part of the Old Bakery London. Beautiful brick fireplaces, beamed ceilings, antique furniture and comfy beds make for a delightful holiday home, with the benefit of contemporary bathrooms and kitchen.
The elegant living room has WiFi & cable TV and an excellent selection of London tour guides is provided; the dining room seats 6 and has a stunning 17th century fireplace; the contemporary, well-equipped kitchen provides a washing machine, oven, microwave, hob and fridge-freezer. There are 2 spacious double bedrooms - bedroom 1 with king-size double bed & en-suite shower room, and bedroom 2 with two (3ft/ 90cms wide) single beds & en-suite bathroom.
Towels & 400-thread Egyptian cotton bed-linen are provided. There is collection of fiction and non-fiction books for your enjoyment.
Please note that the kitchen is up a short flight (9 steps) of stairs. (See the photo) Baskets provided for carrying crockery; an additional kettle, toaster coffee-maker in the dining room.
The Cottage is maintained to to 4**** Gold Award standard)
JUST TWO OF YOU TRAVELLING?
A 1 bedroom/ 2 person configuration of this lovely Cottage is an option. Please inquire. We also have second, smaller cottage, "THE STABLES", which sleeps 2. Details of this smaller cottage are on Home Away at property reference 417278.
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.
I bought the Old Bakery in 1978. At first we used the whole of the Old Bakery as a family home, but once the children grew up and had homes and families of their own, we found that we no longer needed such extensive accommodation. So we separated the Baker's Cottage from the other section of the building which was formerly the working bake-house. We also converted the old Stables to living accommodation for guests. Of course, the family love the Old Bakery very much and gather here frequently with an increasing number of our grandchildren.