So which activity is top of your to-do list? Table tennis, swimming, the gym? The bar? Perhaps a stroll to the beach? There will never be a dull moment in this exceptional house for up to 16 guests.
You’ll be sure of a warm welcome to this wonderful, huge Edwardian house overlooking Brixham harbour. Original features - the decorative plasterwork, oak panelling and high ceilings are balanced with contemporary touches that make living here a holidaymaker’s dream. Echoes of the first owner, wealthy local Charles Hellier in 1910, ground this house.
You’ll find it at the end of a private road, behind a stone gateway, nestled in pristine landscaped grounds, with sea views from the gardens and verandas. Perhaps you’ll spot the hunting lodge decor, antiques and chandelier-lit oak staircase by the iridescent stained glass window in the grand entrance hall. Perhaps you’ll notice the 180 degree sea views over Brixham Breakwater from the main drawing room, or the oak-panelled dining room with original stone hearth - just ready for a roaring fire later. There’s so much to take in.
The country kitchen is the perfect vision of luxury self-catering - complete with a separate preparation area if you’d like to hire in caterers to help with a large group. Outside, you’ll see a stunning al fresco dining area with brick BBQ.
When you’re ready for a spot of competition, assemble teams in the dedicated ‘fun floor’ with its own bar, table tennis, playroom with blackboard wall, gym and indoor heated pool. A full size snooker room is just waiting to be discovered on the ground floor.
Friendly housekeepers live in the lower ground floor apartment and are always on hand.
If you ever exhaust the entertainment in the house, venture out to the gorgeous chalky beach below - Brixham Breakwater, and the shops, tearooms and impressive fish market in Brixham. Discover the remains of an Iron Age hill fort at Berry Head and the nature haven between Berry Head and Sharkham Point. Vibrant Torquay and picturesque Paignton are within striking distance.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Relish the country house hotel vibe of the eight grand bedrooms, each with its little flourishes - a French bed here, ornate marble mantelpieces there. The bathrooms are lavish - one has an Edwardian style bathtub just ready for you to sink into luxury.
Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Niche Retreats 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.
At a glance
- Sleeps 16
- 8 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- No pets allowed
- Swimming pool
- Private parking
- Coastal views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 0.2 mile from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Games room
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
The property and location are both fabulous and the warm welcome from housekeeper Angela was superb.Mr Kevin Pike - 10th February 2019
Love this house. Perfect for shared family holidays and making memorie;. perfect lay-out e.g. large communal space for enjoying company but also space to hide if it's not your day!Hazel Hynam - 25th November 2018
It was perfect for our celebration - 2 50th birthdays with a group of friendsMr Charlie Withers - 8th November 2018
The house is excellent for a large group. Mrs margaret davey - 14th August 2018
Outstanding in all respects. Caretaker Angie very helpfulMrs M Phillips - 4th June 2018
Had a great weekend... would totally recommend the caterers that we used, Jody @ Greedy Bird - email@example.com, pictures of her food can be found on facebook, really makes the stay FabMrs Sally Whittaker - 24th May 2018
Wolborough House is fabulous in every respect. The property is well looked after with comfortable furnishings suitable for the period, with kitchen equipment more than adequate to cater for 16 people. The property has the feel of a well-loved home rather than a standard holiday rental. The whole house was heated to a constant comfortable temperature (as was the swimming pool and games room) which was very welcoming on a cold February weekend. Being right on the coast and a short walk in to Brixham, its location cannot be beaten and everyone in our party would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect coastal break.Ms Karen Pankhurst - 15th February 2018
We loved every minute of our second stay and it was a pleasure to see Angie and her husband again. The property is first class for use by a large family group.Jacqueline Wilding - 3rd November 2017
Wonderful holiday home for all the family, had a brilliant time . Special thanks to the wonderful and helpful Angie. will be back. Hazel Hynam - 4th October 2017
We had a great long weekend in this wonderful property. There are fascinating features, excellent amenities and an unbeatable location. The children loved the pool and some serious snooker was played!Also, a warm welcome from the housekeeper.A lovely stay and we would like to stay here again some time.David Maddox, Cardiff - 1st February 2017
A wonderful house in an unrivalled and panoramic positionRay, New Forest - 1st August 2016
A wonderful weekend in this amazing house celebrating my 60th birthday with all my family. Many memories made.Celia and Family, Basingstoke - 1st February 2016
Fab house, great views. Loved the binoculars in the dining room. Brilliant time had by all. Celebrating 2 x 60th 1 x 40th and 1 x 30th birthday ages 2- 86! Enjoyed all facilities and lovely warm welcome from Angie.Val, Pete & Family- Somerset - 1st February 2016
Thank you for a smashing time! Many great cheese boards enjoyed here. Beautiful! The chefs also wanted to say What a house! Thank you Angela and Steve for all your help!Anna, Alyer, David, Jenny and the Cheese Journeys Group- USA - 1st October 2015
Wonderful family Christmas at Wolborough House. Our family, age ranges from 95 to 18 months. Some members came from Australia, and we all agreed that the house and location were wonderful! Special thanks to the housekeeper Angie for all her helpBob from Swansea - 1st October 2015
Amazing house, spectacular views! Fantastic fun weekend to celebrate a 50th birthday.Twiddy Family - 1st September 2015
Special memories to take back to Shropshire. Can I move in?! Thank you!Karen Harwood- Shropshire - 1st September 2015
I love it!Awesome!Had fun swimming in the sea and the pool.Had a wonderful time and a truly brilliant stay. Thank you so much!Roberts and Rayden Families - 1st August 2015
I have loved every minute of this holiday. The house is beautiful and is meant to be filled with people. Stunning views. I'll look back in years to come and this will probably be one of my most memorable holidays of all! Thank you Angie for all your help and patience; sorry you had an early morning knock!Clare Allitt- Atherstone - 1st August 2015
Thank you Angie for answering all our queries and for allowing us to stay a bit longer on the Sunday! So lovely to return to Wolborough House for our second stay. The house is stunning and beautifull decorated but also a welcoming place for the whole family to relax. Fabulous views across the bay- our favourite spot is watching the changing seascape from the wonderful dining room- saw mackrel swarming in the sea (and I caught some!) Enjoyed watching the gig in Brixham. Thank you so much from all of us! xWybrows, Coles, Oreszczyns, Boyles and Grandma- Winchester - 1st August 2015
What a lovely house with stunning views! We have had a brilliant time here with great facilities. Loved the comfy beds and pillows. Will remember this stay for a long time!Very happy guests! - 1st August 2015
25th Wedding Anniversary celebrated in style for hubby and I. Great place, great company, we hope to come again soon!Liz Ansell - 1st July 2015
Fantastic house with the most amazing views which we have tried to imprint in our memories! We had a wonderful week hardly straying from the house. We enjoyed everything and loved Brixham.Wallers, Copelands and Howell Families- Hartford - 1st July 2015
We loved all the fantastic views, facilities and company. A great weekend!Vicky Parr - 1st July 2015
Enjoyed a wonderful time here, great! Will come again.P M Banglam - 1st June 2015
Lovely house and the pool was fun. Nice views and nice walks.Ellie Picillo - 1st June 2015
A wonderful house and location. Everyone had the most fabulous time. You'll never get tired of that view and with so much to do, you'll have to tear yourself away for the short stroll to the beach below. The only gripe would be that the beds should be larger, inkeeping with the grand rooms.... Not much of a gripe I know!Vicky Parr from Weston super Mare - 1st June 2015
Thank you so much! Second time here and even better. Great time had by all. Brixfest is so great- watching fireworks from the patio- perfect holiday! Thank you!Stubbs Family - 1st June 2015
4 Generations celebrating a 60th Birthday. Great house and fantastic views!Lin, Stuart and Family- Wandover, Bucks. - 1st May 2015
Spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this beautiful house. Great place to take a break! Loved the pool, amazing house to spend a weekend in! Relaxing was good!!Kelly, Mark, Louis, Gracie and Lucas - 1st May 2015
Fab house to entertain 6 children and 8 adults- perfect house to celebrate mum's 60th!!Shelley, Taff and the kids - 1st May 2015
Wonderful place, everything we could need and more! Great help from housekeepers also.Debbie and 14 other old friends- London, Devon and USA - 1st April 2015
What a wonderful place to celebrate a 40th Birthday- We couldn't have wished for more! Thank you all!Simon, Nicky and Flo, Friends and Family- Milton Keynes - 1st April 2015
Thank you to the Holdens who have let us stay in their amazing house. I loved every minute; it was so cool!Kate - 1st February 2015
Absolutely brilliant holiday for the festive period and to celebrate joint milestone birthdays. The house is perfect for large get-togethers, stunning views and has everything you could need. Fabulous time with family and good friends.The Controns- Walton-on-Thames - 1st January 2015
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.Dr Brian Geary & family, Somerset - 1st October 2014
Absolutely fantastic house! Everything was just as described even better. The caretakers were also most helpful. Highest recommendation!Tobin Denney, Ohio, USA - 1st October 2014
The visit was exceptional. The house was warm and felt like a home, a feeling that was enhanced by Angela and Steve's care and attention. It is obvious they care a lot for the house and it really comes across. It was the best birthday of my life.Peter Darby, Worcester - 1st September 2014
This holiday house was really exceptional in every way- position, size, facilities, equipment and quality. I would recommended it to anybody. We (8 adults and 5 young children) had a superb holiday and even the weather was on our side.Tony from Kent - 1st July 2014
We were so blown away with the position of the house, to sit in the leather chairs in the dining room and watch the sun set over the harbour is rather specialTeresa from Langtoft - 1st July 2014
Our second stay was as delightfully as our first which was over 2 years ago. The house is maintained to a very high standard, comfy, clean and very warm. Thank you we will definitely be back, (The only negative, if you could call it one, is we could have done with more, don't laugh, toilet paper).Patricia from Wolverhampton - 1st May 2014
We had an amazing weekend at Wolborough House and would like to thank you for your help and support which made the whole process so easy.Naomi, Wiltshire - 1st February 2013
Fab time, Lovely pool views, comfy beds & great snooker table. All together a great get-together house!Bruce family, Bridport - 1st December 2012
Beautiful house, spectacular views & lovely walks.Sandra & Tony - 1st November 2012
A grand house with spectacular views & fabulous company made this a week to treasure. A wonderful week of fun, sunshine & lots of fab seafood! Loved the house, town, weather, company & funJim & Bev's Party - 1st November 2012
Everyone's written a line! Wolborough suspends all previous expectations Thank you for a lovely weekend with lovely location & ambience Thanks, it was nice Red Lion at Eastcombe Impeccable house, warm & clean Wish we were staying here too! Perfect place for the 'when I'm 64' weekend x Great house, lovely town, thanks Beautiful setting; a great weekend Great location & views, lovely townFrom us all, Wales, Surrey, Kent, London, Sussex - 1st November 2012
Spent a fabulous week here with family & friends, celebrating my 50th birthday. Had the most perfect time and have lots of memories to look back on xxxThe Hindmarsh Family, Covertry - 1st October 2012
The whole family together for the weekend. I couldn't have picked a more lovely place. Brilliant Marlene xxMarlene & Stephen, Retford - 1st October 2012
Perfect house for a 60th celebration. We will be back :) Thank you Super weekend for our family ~ we'll be back. This is our 1st time and certainly will not be our last.Mincher family, Wolverhampton - 1st October 2012
We arrived on 21st Sept, my Daddy's birthday and I was born at 23:56 that day! I've had a lovely first holiday ~ thank you so much x The most amazing weekend and a fitting backdrop for my 90th birthday celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is my 1st time travelling outside of Australia and this is the most beautiful place to come ~ forever grateful x A truly superb weekend. particularly for an old guy (90)! A magical weekend ~ a birth, a 90th birthday and a family re-union ~ the perfect setting too. Many thanks!The Callaghan Family from UK & Australia - 1st September 2012
Fantastic house...amazing views..we don't want to leave!Rachel & friends, Coventry - 1st July 2012
Pretty, Speechless!, Fabulous! Great stay, great house, great area, great views- overall, a great place to host our cousin's celebrationThe Sharma Family, Texas, USA - 1st July 2012
^Had a fantastic 50th anniversary, house superb, views amazing. Thank you for lookings after us, we will returnThe Lambs, St Alban's & London - 1st July 2012
Fabulous to wake up to these views. House, pool and all facilities superb... We've begged Mum and Dad to let us all come backThe Eadys, Leics. - 1st June 2012
What a fabulous week! The weather has been awful but it hasn't stopped us all having the best time here. We have enjoyed so much about Brixham; crabbing by the harbour, rounders on the beach, the friendly local seal, walks around the coast and great fish & chips & ice-creams. Thank you!Nick & family, W. Sussex - 1st June 2012
Had the most wonderful time in the most beautiful house. Housekeeper Cathy was fantastic and so welcoming. Wish we could stay longer, but we will return.Steve & party - 1st May 2012
Yet again another fabulous weekend in these superb surroundings. Until next time!Donna & family - 1st May 2012
Jamie's Birthday ~ Amazing place, the house is brilliant and great people. Thank you for an awesome stay. One to remember. A very memorable weekend! Beautiful views and a lovely, friendly town. Already planning a trip back. Thank You x What a house! what views!... a great time had by all. Thank YouA previous customer - 1st April 2012
Wow- what can be said that hasn't been said before. We have had such a wonderful week. The house is amazing, Brixham is gorgeous and we have all had a holiday we will never forget. The kids (and big lads) have not been out of the pool and the views from the house have kept us all transfixed for seven days! We will be coming back for sure. Thank you once again from 12 adults, four kids and two babies xxxxx.The Short Family - 1st April 2012
Fabulous house, amazing views, what a wonderful weekend.The Vowles Family - 1st February 2012
We dont want to go home. Tried hard to hide (in the airing cupboard). Wonderful, wonderful Wolborough. Thank you so much for inviting us to your beautiful, clean, cosy fascinatingly historic home.The Kirwan Family - 1st February 2012
Fantastic weekend, great weather, great wine, awful snooker. We take away some lovely memories of the house but mainly will remember this for the fun and laughter shared by all.The Johnsons, Norfolk - 1st August 2011
What a wonderful time and what a view. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.The Gray Family, Stratford on Avon - 1st August 2011
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