Antique WC’s now in Ivybridge

Antique loo

We now have a choice of Antique WC’s in our Ivybridge Showroom.  These original toilets are extremely unusual and may be an ‘acquired taste’ but we think they are fabulous!

Listed Property Show

The Listed Property Show

We will be exhibiting at the Listed Property Show this weekend (18-19 February).  Therefore the showroom will be closed Friday 17th reopening Monday 20th February.

Antique WC’s now in Ivybridge

Antique loo

We now have a choice of Antique WC’s in our Ivybridge Showroom.  These original toilets are extremely unusual and may be an ‘acquired taste’ but we think they are fabulous!

Marlborough Showroom

Marlborough Showroom. The Marlborough showroom will be closing from Saturday October 28th 2016.  All existing & outstanding enquires will be completed and returned as previously agreed with our affected customers. From Monday 31st October, please make all enquires through our Ivybridge showroom, where Nick & Donna will be happy to assist you; the contact details are email: or Tel: 01752 698250.

Stewart & Kim would like to thank all of our customers for their custom and support over the last three years and can you assure you all that the business will continue to operate from Ivybridge, under the stewardship of Nick & Donna Cowen.

The Annual Bathroom Brands Sale – ** TWO WEEK EXTENSION – Now Closes 13th Nov ***

** TWO WEEK EXTENSION – Now Closes 13th Nov! ***

The Annual Bathroom Brands sale will be taking place from 24th September to 30th October this year with huge saving opportunities of up to 50% from the recommended list price; as always the Marlborough & Ivybridge showrooms continue to display a large selection from the Burlington range. This spectacular and genuine sale offers fantastic prices across all of the Bathroom Brands ranges; if you are planning a bathroom project,  a renovation or are involved in a restoration project this is the perfect time to purchase your new Traditional Style Bathroom, along with a beautifully Restored Original Cast Iron bath from our huge stocks. The baths can be restored to your requirements. For more details contact us on 01672 511620 or 01752 698250 –

Come see us at North Devon Show – 3rd August AND The Countryman fair on 7th August!

We will be exhibiting at The Countryman Fair on Sunday 7th August.  This always proves to be a great day out – not to be missed!

Cornwall & Devon Countryman Fair

Antique baths business taps into new market

Antique baths business taps into new market. A couple who took the plunge and opened an antique bath business to the rich and famous are branching out.


Stewart and Kim Joyce opened Antique Bathrooms of Ivybridge & Marlborough in the Wiltshire town in 2014. Now, they have joined forces with Nick and Donna Cowen to open a second branch in the Devon town where the business was founded way back in 1991.


Stewart and Kim bought the business in 2013 after Nick and Donna emigrated to Australia to start a new business. But missing life, friends and family in the UK, the couple are now back – and refurbishing their old showroom in Ivybridge.


Marlborough was chosen as a location because of the number of period properties in the area, and to benefit from easy access to London, and the South, where many of the finished baths go.


Stewart said: “When I took over the business, I opened a showroom in Wiltshire  – which is home for me – while the workshop stayed in Ivybridge.


“The re-opening of the Ivybridge showroom is great news for our customers, great news for the business, and great news for me as I was driving between the sites two or three times a week. This allows me more time to concentrate on growing the Wiltshire side of the business.


“Nick and Donna are old friends, and it’s great to have them back – both as mates and as business partners.”


Nick said: “We ran a fencing company in Melbourne for four years, but we missed our antique baths, as well as our friends and family of course!”


Antique Bathrooms of Ivybridge & Marlborough buys and refurbishes cast iron  roll top bathtubs before selling them on to plumbers, interior designers, boutique hoteliers, Lords and Ladies, and regular homeowners looking for an authentic tub for an older home. Personalised baths can vary in size from 4ft 6ins long to nearly 7ft long.


Clientele include world-famous actors, musicians and politicians.


It takes between four and six weeks to re-enamel, prime and polish an antique bath – which all date from the last 19th and early 20th centuries and are English, British or French in origin. An individual bath can range in price from between £800 and £10,000.


The company also refurbishes and sells antique taps, along with a full range of traditional style basins, cisterns, toilet pans and wooden toilet seats – which alone can sell in excess of £500.


The showrooms can be found at the Elcot Lane Trading Estate in Marlborough, and at Ermebridge Works, Ermington Rd, Ivybridge. For full details, log on to

News Update

Antique Bathrooms Ltd are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening the Ivybridge showroom during January.

The previous business owners, Nick & Donna Cowen, having spent the last four years in Australia, are returning to the UK and will join forces with the current owners Stewart & Kim Joyce in this exciting new phase of the business. Antique Bathrooms have been established since 1991 and have a long held reputation for quality throughout the South West and the re-opening of the Ivybridge showroom, alongside our existing Marlborough showroom (Wiltshire) will allow us to continue to serve both the South West and South of the country from our easy to reach showroom facilities.

Our previous customers include Rock Stars, Actors, Celebrities, Designers, Lords & Ladies and just about anyone who enjoys a relaxing bathing experience.

We will be displaying a large range of beautifully restored original cast iron baths, we supply baths ranging in size from 4ft to 6ft, alongside traditional China and Brassware from some of the UK’s leading manufacturers.

Look out for opening offers and promotions during this next stage in our company’s history and we look forward to welcoming new, existing & previous customers to our showrooms in the very near future.

If you are planning a bathroom project, or are looking for a Cast Iron bath, then Antique Bathrooms should be your first port of call for the complete traditional or classic bathroom experience. We are the home of the original Antique Cast Iron bath.

We are always on the lookout for baths to purchase and restore if you have an unwanted bath then please contact us, via our website.

To find out more about the range of services we offer please contact us at:-

Antique Bathrooms of Marlborough

Manton West, Elcot Park, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 2BG

Email:- Tel:- 01672 511620


Antique Bathrooms of Ivybridge

Ermebridge Works, Ermington Road, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9DE


New Arrival

New Arrival. The latest addition to our unrestored bath stock; The beautiful Calne Bath, an Original Single end bath with very decorative Ball & Claw feet. This lovely single end original bath will be a fantastic addition to your traditional bathroom project.  The bath once fully restored will look equally at home as a freestanding centre piece in a master bedroom along with the traditional brassware, exposed waste and shrouds or as a feature in your traditional bathroom.  A full range of Taps, Mixers, Wastes & Shrouds are available in the standard Chrome, Polished & Brushed Nickel, Antique Gold finishes; and new additions of finishes being available of Raw or Polished Brass, from our UK based manufacturers. All finishes other than Chrome carry a three or five week lead time and are supplied to order. All baths restored by ourselves carry a cast iron guarantee. To enquire about The Calne bath, please call us on 01672 511620, email or follow the link to our contact us page. We are the home of the original antique cast iron bath and have large stocks of baths to suit all budgets and requirements. Along with the traditional ranges of China & Brassware all under one roof.

Marlborough Showroom Opening Hours

Our Marlborough Showroom opening hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9.30am to 2.30pm – Outside Hours Appointments available

Tuesday – Closed –

Friday – 9.30am to 2pm – Outside Hours Appointments available

Saturday – 10am to 1pm – Outside Hours Appointments available

‘We are more than happy to open on a Sunday upon request and to cater for specific customer requirements.’


The Ivybridge Restoration facility is open daily from 9.30am to 2.30pm – Monday to Friday,  & Saturday morning from 10am to 12.15pm.