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Wolborough House | Sleeps 16, Indoor Swimming Pool, Sea Views, Walk to Brixham

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Magnificent house to sleep 16 with heated indoor swimming pool & snooker room!

**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**

BRAND NEW ~ Using the latest 3D tour technology, you can literally immerse yourself inside Wolborough and walk throughout the house with your mouse or keypad! Just scroll right to the bottom of this page and under the "Facilities" section, click on the link "Wolborough House 3D Interactive Tour".

Wolborough House perches above the Torbay shore; a luxury Edwardian mansion commanding unparalleled views of Brixham Harbour and the sea beyond. This family-friendly retreat can comfortably accommodate a party of up to 16, making it an ideal venue for celebrations.


Wolborough House was built by wealthy local Charles Hellier in 1910. Original features include decorative plaster work, high ceilings, solid oak panelling and large period windows. The mansion strikes an enviable balance between contemporary living and period charm.


The property is reached by a private road, where beyond the stone gateway lie pristine landscaped grounds. Sea-view lawns, verandahs and mature trees frame Brixham Harbour below.

Lower ground floor

The purpose-built ‘fun floor’ boasts its own bar, table tennis, a playroom for children complete with a chalkboard wall, a well-equipped gym and an indoor heated swimming pool.

The sunny and spacious eighth bedroom is situated on this floor, with a large double ended shower & toilet next door together with a large sauna.

The lower ground floor apartment is the private dwelling of the helpful House Keepers who have full knowledge of the house and its features, should you need

help during your self-catering stay.

Ground floor

The splendid entrance hall boasts hunting lodge decor, showcasing a stag’s head among other antiques. The chandelier-lit oak staircase frames an iridescent stained-glass window.

Bright and generously-proportioned rooms destine Wolborough to entertain. The principal drawing room boasts plush seating and a plasma television with Freeview and a DVD player, whilst Wi-Fi access is also available. The room has 180° sea views over Brixham Breakwater.

The grand oak-panelled dining room holds a 16-place table complete with soft leather chairs, whilst an original stone hearth beckons roaring fires.

A fully-fitted country kitchen characterises luxury self-catering, with a full range electric cooker and breakfast table. There’s even a separate preparation area should you wish to indulge in hired help. The room’s sunny aspect graces the Devon coast and is complemented by an al-fresco dining area complete with a brick BBQ, roof shelter and lustrous grounds.

Just off the entrance hall, a full size snooker room with sea views solves rainy afternoons.

The ground floor also boats a cloakroom toilet.

First floor

The bright gallery landing houses two corridors of sumptuous sleeping accommodation in the form of 6 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 1 luxury en-suite shower/bathroom and 2 principal luxury family bathrooms each fitted with an Edwardian style bathtub and one with a shower and bathtub.

All rooms are luxuriously furnished and all double bedrooms boast sea views.

The generously proportioned master bedroom features high ceilings mounted with a chandelier and decorative plasterwork, along with panelled walls and a fireplace. The room is flourished by a French-style wooden bed, walk in wardrobe and lavish en-suite. All bedrooms but the fourth twin feature fireplaces, from ornate marble mantles to rustic cast iron hearths. The third bedroom boasts a pretty garden-facing balcony.

Please note that 3 of the bedrooms do not have wardrobes.


From its picturesque setting, guests are within easy reach of the pretty chalky beach below known as Breakwater Beach and also the charming shops, tearooms and impressive fish market which front the pretty seaside harbour town of Brixham. Berry Head to Sharkham Point, a National Nature Reserve, is a haven for wildlife. Berry Head is also the site for the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. The former artillery house now houses a public display.

Review by Brian from Somerset: "Beautiful house that is well maintained and very comfortable. Excellent facilities. Outstanding views. The welcome pack of milk, bread, cheese etc. was a lovely touch. Very helpful caretakers who were not intrusive. All in all a fabulous place for a weeks stay."

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Property Manager
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

A wonderful weekend in this amazing house celebrating my 60th birthday with all of my family.
Feb 2016
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5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


A terrific holiday! Definitely recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

The house was AMAZING! We were all really impressed and so enjoyed hanging out in the house. After a day trip to one of the many places to visit, we arrived 'home' and the kids swam and swam, whilst the adults cooked and played snooker. Who could ask for more? Angie the housekeeper was so friendly and helpful. A really wonderful holiday – thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

• The preferred check-in day is Saturday.
• Arrival is from 4pm onwards and departure is by 10am.
• We offer 2 night minimum stays in Low Season, 3 night minimum stays in Mid all year round with the exception of all Peak Weeks.
• All bedrooms are furnished with wardrobes and each have a hair dryer also.

Please Note: Wolborough House is the perfect setting for family get-together's looking for a beautiful house to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. However, we are unable to accommodate wedding guests, hen or stag parties, single sex groups or corporate away days.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brixham in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 1 luxury en-suite bathroom and two principal luxury family bathrooms each fitted with an Edwardian style bath tub and one with a shower also.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • From the grand main entrance hallway the fine wide oak staircase leads up to a bright gallery landing leading to two corridors of sumptuous sleeping accommodation in the form of 6 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, Each bedroom has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard with beautiful antique furnishings, luxury beds, sumptuous carpets and breath-taking sea views to 6 of the double bedrooms!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A full size snooker room can be enjoyed just off the entrance hall and enjoys beautiful sea views to provide the perfect backdrop to an afternoon game or two. The purpose-built ‘fun floor’ is situated on the lower ground floor where guests can unwind in the large games area complete a bar area, table tennis, a lovely play room for children complete with chalkboard wall, a well-equipped modern gym and also an impressive indoor heated swimming pool for swimming and simply enjoying!

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