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Stunning Georgian Country House With Private Pool, Lake And Chapel Ruin



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Country House in Ivybridge, Devon, England, UK - Set in the Beautiful South Hams

This Stunning Large Country House is the perfect place for holidays, accommodating up to 16/18 guests in sumptuous luxury. Filham House can be hired on a self catering basis, where you are able to make use of the stunning Charles York™ kitchen, beautiful private swimming pool, St Andrews Chapel ruin & of course Filhams stunning Minstrels Gallery Dining Room. Additionally, if required, we can arrange house keeping & outside catering for that special dinner party or celebration, buffet lunch or simply a BBQ around the pool area. Local Beaches are only a short drive away.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My husband & I live in Devon with our 3 children, 2 cats & 3 Ponies We are property investors & live, sleep & breath property! We have a residential portfolio as well as 2 amazing holiday homes in Spain (ref S12508 & Devon (Ref -E1349).

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

5th August 2014

Lovely place, beautiful house, wonderful time. Thank you so much! Badger UK

26th July-1st August 2014

Lovely house, we all had a fab time young & old! Amy & extended family.

20th-23rd June 2014

An amazing weekend celebrating the Jones 25th wedding anniversary. Perfect setting,pool,gardens, ducks,all amazing, especially the house. The generosity of friends and the laughter weve had is special. Mr & Mrs Allen

19th -25th April 2014

Lovely house,faultless kitchen & equipment, partied hard,lots of lovely days out & in! Thanks xx Jones,Holland, Bloor Families.

9th-11th May 2014

Fantastic House, beautiful garden,amazing pool - just perfect for our family reunion. Thank you so much we all had the BEST weekend - we shall be back soon I hope. Mrs Forsaith.

9/9/11 Childs Family Dorset

Lovely house, good company and comfty beds. Fantastic time – we plan to be back xx beautiful house and surroundings. Would love to come back! LUSH!

29/7/11 Neve & Langham Family

Best week of fun we have had for a long time. House was brilliant for all the family especially the pool. Salcombe was great. I even enjoyed time with my mother in law!

Cottage Review: We named this house Filham Palace and made my mum and Dad Queen and King for the weekend (for her 80th). Perfect setting to celebrate with the family.

Cottage Review: Filham House was a delight. In over 15 years of self catering holidays we have never rented a property that actually exceded expectation. It was even better than the photos suggested and the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. We didn't want to leave on Friday and all the party want to return- and that would certainly be a first!
Jun 2009
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Long weekend at Filham House

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented Filham House over a long weekend for a family get-together. We were all blown away by the house and grounds, which were stunning. The house was immaculate and very well appointed, and we were really impressed by the standard of finish - the furniture was beautiful, the rooms were spotless and the bedrooms were amazing (especially the Louis Suite with its amazing bed and Jacuzzi bath!). The gardens were beautiful and well kept, and there was even a pair of swans swimming on the lake. It was everything we wanted and more, a stunning posh country house that we had all to ourselves! Booking was easy and the owners were lovely and very accommodating; we would not hesitate to recommend Filham House to others. Thank you for a wonderful stay, our weekend was magical.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us who visited this grand country house over Easter, ranging from teenagers to middle- aged folk. We all fell in love with the house the moment we set foot in it. The lake and gardens are breathtaking beautiful. The house is clean and well-maintained. There is a large Tesco near by which we found to be convenient. Have highly recommended this lovely house to others. Hoping to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive, grand,welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room throughout the house with lots of character, the children loved the freedom. We had great fun in the pool and grounds, although we're disappointed not to be able to climb the tower.

The house was well equipped, it did take a little while to get used to the aga.

The balcony in the dinning room was well used and the children's x factor performances took place there.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate mum's 60th birthday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The house was exactly as advised and did not disappoint. Fabulous Dining room with wonderful food provided by the recommended caterer. Joanne and her team could not do enough for us. I hope we have the opportunity to visit again. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to welcome you back again soon. Many Thanks Joanne
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  • 4 of 5

The House was lovely, just the decoration a bit tired and also a couple of the bathroom showers needed changing but it was all very clean and we had a lovely welcome pack waiting for us when we arrived which was unexpected and really appreciated.Any problems in the house we had were dealt with straight away by either the owner or housekeeper who's cottage is in the grounds but they never bothered us. The Garden is lovely and we had great fun in the lovely swimming pool. We had days out to Plymouth, Bigbury-on-sea which was a lovely beach and also to Painton Zoo. Ivybridge, which you can walk to through a lovely park, has plenty of take-away's and a few very useful shops. All in all it was a lovely holiday and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Filham House. Please be assured that we do have a comprehensive program in place to update & improve as & when we can get access to the property. We do hope to be able welcome you back to Filham again one day soon. Regards Joanne.
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filham house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with an even lovelier pool. Lots of geounds foe kids to run around etc.. location not bad either. Joanne was loveltly.. always answers whatever query we have promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, we hope to be able to welcome you back to Filham House one day soon! Regards Joanne
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sportsmans at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Dinniton at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ivybridge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A38 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Sportsmans at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Plymouth at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mothercome at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


The beautiful Devon beaches, such as Bigbury On Sea & Mothercombe are around 15 minutes drive away.


The A38 dual carriageway provides an excellent link to Plymouth and Cornwall in the west, and to Exeter and the M5 in the east, and is only five minutes’ drive to the north. There are international airports at Plymouth and Exeter, and mainline railway stations in both cities. Plymouth has, additionally, an excellent continental ferry service.


The nearest village is Ivybridge which is a 3 minute drive away 20 min walk. Plymouth and Exeter are easily accessable in less than 30 mins.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Eater Holidays
24 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
1 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
We require a 30% deposit to secure a booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices start at £25 pppn. The above prices are based on party sizes of 12 guests, please email for a quote with your preferred dates if your party exceeds 12 guests. SPECIAL OFFER 10% Discount on all winter breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 75000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 x Bathrooms + Downstairs cloakroom.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, This room has zip-link beds so can also be 2 x singles
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, 2 Sofa bed/Futon, Has zip-link beds-can also be 2 singles + 2 futon singles
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12-18 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 x king / double bedrooms/family rooms 1 x double/twin (zip link beds). 1 x double /twin, triple or quadruple (zip link beds).


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is central heating throughout the property, free Wifi & Sky TV (including sports package). The property itself has very spacious living areas and a superb outdoor heated pool. The grounds are private and on one side there are several of acres of Private Parks, there is also a direct gate access to the park. The property is a short drive from the beautiful local south Devon beaches, and the Dartmoor National Park is within easy walking distance. There are plenty of beautiful restaurants, pubs & eateries in both Ivybridge & surrounding villages. Dinnaton & Wrangaton Golf Clubs are just a few minutes away. www.dinnatongolfclub.co.uk www.wrangatongolfclub.co.uk Outside: This stunning house is set in 3 acres of its own grounds and is surrounded by beautiful countryside walks, has a heated swimming pool, lake and charming 14th century chapel ruin that has the most amazing views from the top of the tower. The beautiful devon beaches are around 15 minute drive away. Utility Room: Yes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Self catering accommodation. Other: Of special interest is the large double height dining room with its minstrel’s gallery, marble fireplace with real effect fire and secret door, which takes you into the wine store.The beautiful pool area is great for al-fresco get togethers.

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