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Sleeps 16 adults Bedrooms 8 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Brixham
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Large Holiday House, near Brixham (WOLBHOBC)

The Property 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.

The Property 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. Also equipped with a double walk in shower.

The 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 Sky TV and a DVD player, whilst Wi-Fi access is also available. The room has 180 degrees sea views over Brixham Breakwater.

The grand oak-panelled dining room holds a 16-place table complete with soft leather chairs, and a stunning original stone hearth.

A fully-fitted country kitchen characterises luxury self-catering, with a range electric cooker with gas hob, 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 sleeping accommodation in the form of 1 kingsize bedroom ensuite, 5 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms (one of which has zip and link beds that can be adapted to a super-king bed, 1 luxury master en-suite shower with twin sinks and 2 principal family bathrooms each fitted with an Edwardian style bathtub, shower and one with a shower and bathtub.

All rooms are comfortably furnished, all with wardrobes and a hair dryer in each plus 6 bedrooms have sea views, one with garden terrace views and just the lower ground with no 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.

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.

The vibrant seaside town of Torquay with its wide selection of restaurants, bars, shopping arcades and lively nightlife is just over a 25 minutes' drive away and picturesque Paignton with its family-friendly Zoo and fine golf courses is just under a 15 minutes' drive away.

For those wanting to enjoy a full breadth of outdoor activities, the Dartmoor National Park and 41 National Trust homes & gardens to visit, are all within easy reach by car.

Visitors to Devon arrive through a combination of road, rail, sea and air. Brixham is highly accessible by car being close to the M5 & A380.

The Paignton, Torquay & Newton Abbot mainline train stations are very close by and the close proximity of Exeter airport makes it more or less effortless to arrive and be sure of a fabulous and ever memorable Devon stay!

Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Games Room
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon


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