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Hole House

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Good 3/5 Score from 2 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

If you enjoy historical properties, you will love Hole House. The owners have purposely not updated certain areas of the property as this would increase the holiday letting price quite considerably, they want people to enjoy this property as it is – affordable!!! The fascinating Tudor residence with its wealth of original features is perfect for families or couples seeking a special venue. The house is furnished in keeping with its period, with all modern conveniences in the kitchen, plenty of cloakrooms and lots of space for just relaxing. The gardens are particularly delightful and well tended. Worth a special mention is the duck pond whose residents enjoy being fed by younger visitors, the woodlands for wildlife enthusiasts. There are level lawns, perfect for relaxing or sunbathing and there is even a (challenging) footpath walk to the village. A unique holiday will be experienced at Hole House, which is the Owner's pride and joy for this reason, guest numbers are strictly limited to eight.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4)
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground Floor: Panelled Tudor entrance. Drawing room with wood burning stove. Library. Dining room. Main kitchen. Pantry kitchen. Utility room. Breakfast room. Conservatory. Two cloakrooms/WCs. Very spacious throughout.

First floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed, lounge and private bathroom/WC in separate wing (offering basic accommodation). Bedroom 2 with 7' bed. Bedroom 3 with iron double bed. Landing sitting room with sofas. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Two further bathrooms/WC's /bidets

Equipment summary: Colour television. Electric cooker. Microwave. American style fridge/freezer. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Three showers. Three baths.

Fuel included in the rental. Oil central heating if required. All bedlinen included, but not towels. Telephone for incoming calls only. Please bring logs for woodburner. Garden furniture. High chair. Cot available. M5 motorway 15 miles.

Further details outdoors

58 acres of beautiful gardens and countryside, including walled formal gardens, terraces, courtyard, woodland and a 'secret' garden with pond. Ideal for nature and bird watching. Duck pond. Footpath through fields to village. Sea glimpses. Plentiful car parking at property including garage. The owners have another small detached property within the grounds which shares some paths/driveways.

Further details

Dogs are now welcome at Hole House. No smoking inside the property. Credit card details are required as security against breakages/damage at this property. We would also point out that Hole House is booked as a holiday property only and may not be used as a venue for entertaining/parties/receptions within the duration of the booking for any guests other than those listed on the Booking Form. Your understanding and cooperation on this matter is much appreciated.

We offer a discounted price for 1-4 guests outside of the high season.

The Devon region

The Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast, features many natural landmarks including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle door, and extends over 95 miles from Exmouth to Christchurch, offering a selection of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the UK.

It is the only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, ranking the Jurassic Coast alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world.

Exploring the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. All of our cottages in East Devon are situated in what are known as the 'gateway towns and villages' to the Jurassic Coast. For further information on each village and the accommodation we have to rent please click on the relevant link below or search our Devon Cottages .


A holiday cottage in Branscombe, East Devon, is a haven for walkers and guests seeking a quiet country holiday in an unspoilt coastal village. With a cluster of thatched and stone cottages nestling alongside a narrow lane at the bottom of a wooded valley, Branscombe is believed to be the longest village in the country.

Two local hostelries, a P/O store, Norman church, couple of tea rooms and a working forge are the main facilities of the village, so this is a location more suited to visitors seeking peace and quiet in their Branscombe holiday cottage. Branscombe also offers a fine selection of dog friendly holiday cottages.

Surrounded by narrow lanes, National Trust footpaths and coastal walks, the village is especially popular for walking holidays in Devon whilst gourmets seek to enjoy the culinary delights and real ales served in the Masons Arms Inn (See our Food & Drink pages). Sidmouth town, with shops and entertainment is about ten minutes drive and there is a local bus service to the neighboring village of Beer .

For your perfect holiday cottage in Branscombe please browse our selection of holiday cottages below.

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9 Jul 2013


"Hole House, experience a bit of history"

Hole House is an interesting place to stay to say the least, situated at the end of a long single track very narrow country road it looms out of the country side as your drive over the hill.As you dri… More

25 Aug 2012


"Don't book a holiday at this house"

The first 24 hours we had little water. Just enough for kettle and to run a basin. One of our group went for a run as soon as we arrived only to find no water in shower!! This was sat late afternoon.… More

What a shame Meg 550 from London experienced the horrendous weather we had during their stay at Hole House in June. This was the week when the Axe Valley flooded dramatically enough to cause 8 boats to be washed out to sea from the Axe Harbour. In fact we contacted these guests on the day of the floods to ensure they had left the property safely and no mention was made of any problems. The owners of Hole House are aware of the leak in the conservatory and have not only made several repairs but have also put in for planning permission for a new conservatory. Unfortunately this has been turned down by the Council. However they are continuing to try to get this through. We agree the property is old fashioned but this is how the owners want it to be as they have said, on many occasions, that if they were to update the property, it would be priced out of the holiday letting market. They want people to be able to enjoy the history and location at a reasonable cost.

Had this guest informed us, during their stay, of any misgivings it is our policy to act immediately and rectify things as soon as possible to the satisfaction of our guests. Unfortunately we were not given the chance to do so on this occasion.

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Paul Douglas-Jones (Property Manager Jean Bartlett Cottage Holidays)

  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:29 Dec 2014

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