Ivybridge holiday cottage rental, Battisborough Cross with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and private tennis court

L35 - Battisborough House

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Cottage / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 34 Home 294515

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Cottage / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 34

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

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.

Size Sleeps up to 34, 9 bedrooms
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 9 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Property is within 1 mile of a sandy beach
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private tennis court
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3 star.

The Devon region

The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.

Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.

Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.


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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    Calendar last updated:25 Nov 2015

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