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Plunge bath: Take a dip in the cave tub carved into a cliff

Come on in:
The 220-year-old,
3ft-deep
bath is fed
by natural
spring
water PICTURES: SWNS

A REMOTE cove in Cornwall boasts a cliff with its own built-in bath.

The 3ft-deep tub, kept full by trickles of spring water, was carved into the rock of a cave near Perranuthnoe more than 220 years ago for John Stackhouse.

Hidden depths: Entrance to the cave bath

The botanist owned nearby Acton Castle and believed that salt and spring water baths were health-giving.

The hidden bath lies at the end of a 16in-wide, 14ft-long pitch black tunnel that opens out into a small chamber.

The only clue the bath is there is the dripping of a natural tap left on for two centuries.