"The Stables" at the Old Bakery London offers an historic, romantic hideaway in a charming area of North London with a village-like atmosphere. The Old Bakery is just two minutes from Winchmore Hill station from which trains take you in twenty-five minutes to the museums and galleries, theatres and sites of central London.
'The Stables' is stylishly furnished and equipped and makes an ideal holiday venue for a couple or a single visitor. Bed-linen and towels are provided.
The Stables is located in the Old Bakery's beautiful walled garden. There is a sitting area outside the Stables.
The Old Bakery is a 17th century former farmhouse and bake-house at the centre of historic Winchmore Hill. Around The Winchmore Hill Green are a choice of character pubs and cafes, and a variety of restaurants, as well as two excellent "deli" food shops.
Accommodation Summary : The cosy, elegantly furnished, converted stables comprise a beamed living room with flagstone floor, a small, well-equipped kitchen (with combination-microwave and hob), a shower room and toilet, and a double bedroom in the eaves. Facilities include TV, DVD and CD player and a washing machine. Guests can enjoy peaceful breakfasts or romantic evening drinks in the pleasant outdoor seating Read more
Transport links Winchmore Hill station, just 2 minutes walk away, is on a commuter line which takes you in 25 minutes to the central sites of London. It intersects with the Victoria line (underground)at Highbury and Islington (15 minutes) and with the Piccadilly line at Finsbury Park (12 minutes). From Winchmore Hill you can travel to King's Cross - St Pancras International (for Eurostar to Paris) in 20 minutes.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants Morning coffee or afternoon tea can be enjoyed at both the Deli on the Green or at The traditional tea shop "treacles". Both serve delicious light lunches and cakes. The King's Head pub has a restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and good food. Also highly recommended is "Samdan", a Turkish restaurant and our local Indian restaurant. These are all within 150 metres of The Old Bakery. There are many other choices nearby. The Deli on the Green, just over the road sells fruit and vegetables as well as groceries and a wonderful selection of cold meats, cheeses and salads. Recently opened is "The Larder", a shop selling high quality food, much of it locally produced, excellent bread and some outstanding cheeses.
The history of The Old Bakery Part of the Old Bakery dates back to 1600. It was then a village farmhouse, surrounded by orchards and fields. It is a grade II listed building of historical interest, and is, therefore, protected legally. In the 1800s, the farmhouse was linked to the bakery building alongside which housed ovens and a shop. The baker, Mr Chalkley, and his large family lived in the original part of the house, working next door. The Bakery closed in 1960. Nina Anstee purchased the property in 1978 and has lived here ever since, restoring the house and commercial buildings. The Stables were converted to a cottage about 10 years ago.
Posted by Jane and Victor Review posted on 24-June-2011, 00:00:00
The Stables is fab! Had a brill time. Such a nice hideaway to come back to after sightseeing. So easy to get in and out of central London and lovely and quiet which was what we wanted on our engagement holiday. We will definitely be back on our honeymoon, if not before.
Posted by Stephen and Melissa Review posted on 16-July-2011, 00:00:00
Pictures and words do not accurately describe the beauty and cosy atmosphere found here in The Stables!
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