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Electricity, heating, bed linen and duvets included unless stated otherwise below in the full cost breakdown.

The property

Battisborough House is about ¾ mile towards the sea from Battisborough Cross, at the end of a lane and 400 yards by footpath across fields from the beach and the Coast Path. It is a fine, south-facing, detached Victorian house with outstanding sea views. Built as a seaside family house, it was for 30 years a children’s boarding school and Field Study Centre. Now it has been transformed back into a spacious, comfortable house with occasional reminders of its former purpose – ie. some dormitories.

There are 6 acres of grounds, including a hard tennis court, small football field, woodland for making dens and a large terrace which runs the length of the house.

Large porch (for wellies, walking boots) to the main hall, large enough for eightsome reels, with oak floor, piano, sofas, TV. Sunny living room with fine views from its big bay window, part book-lined with ornamental fireplace. Next door, the snug - a cosy room with table/chairs, sofa, TV. Large dining room with big tables seating up to 40 (with benches) and hatch to kitchen, fine view (south-facing). The kitchen is big, commercial but not unfriendly, with four-door Aga, three large sinks, commercial gas cooker, deep fryer, commercial dishwasher, microwave and table seating 14 (benches). Laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier; large larder with vegetable prep sink, commercial potato peeler, fridge, freezer; access to boot rooms and back door. Boys' communal shower-room (three showers, three loos). Three loos.

Up the grand staircase to a large minstrels’ gallery overlooking hall. Off it are six bedrooms:

- Children's room with bunk beds and a single

- Children's room with bunk beds and a single

- Double (5’ bed with footboard) with additional single, en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and fine sea views

- Double (5’ sleigh bed) with additional single, fine sea views, en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and optional door to corridor

- The master double (5’ sleigh bed) with fine sea views and en suite shower-room (suite)

- Double (5' sleigh bed) with en suite shower-room (suite)

Then through the ‘green baize door’ to three further bunk rooms with a total of 20 beds (1 star only): ‘boarding school’ fun for children. Three bathrooms (suites) plus girls' communal shower-room with 3 loos.

Prices based on 14, but occupancy can be extended to 34 by opting to take the further three bunk bedrooms (one for 8 people and two for 6 people, priced at £400 per room for 8 and £300 for 6). Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 4pm.

This is a much loved place, ideal for large family holidays - hugely spacious.

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The place

Battisborough Cross: hamlet a mile from the mouth of the beautiful River Erme estuary at Mothecombe (lovely sandy beach, seasonal tea room) and from the open sea (cliffs, coast path). Holbeton village (good pub, excellent restaurant, PO/shop), 1½ miles; pretty riverside pubs at Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo, 3½ miles; Plymouth, about 10½.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is not available
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available.
Property is within 5 miles of coast
Two travel cots are available
There is one dishwasher
Electricity costs are included
There are two freezers
There is one fridge
There is one fridge-freezer
This property has electric fires and/or electric radiators
This property has central heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
Two highchairs are available
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 12 standard sized cars.
Pets are not allowed
There is a phone for incoming calls only
There is a piano
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
There are two televisions
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Full details

Location:Battisborough Cross, South Hams, Devon
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 9 ( 2 Double, 5 Bunk, 2 Family )
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2005. See page 109 of our 2016 brochure
Good for:Large gatheringsFood & drinkBeachesBeach DevonSouth Devon
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