Wolborough House

Brixham, South Devon Coast

  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats

You can book this property from:

  • £3815 per week
  • £545 per night
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • 16 Guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 5 double beds
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 4 bathrooms
  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Picture this… a luxury mansion dating back to the Edwardian times, Wolborough House occupies an elevated position overlooking Brixham harbour and Torbay - the perfect celebration destination in this popular holiday hotspot.

Opulent Wolborough House dates back to 1910 and can accommodate 16 people in 8 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and amazing 'fun floor' with indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, bar, double walk in shower, table tennis table and a childrens’ playroom.

From its commanding position on the cliff top the grandeur of this property doesn’t stop at the front door. Step inside and enter a world of beautiful interiors - from the chandeliers, high ceilings and panelled walls to ornate marble mantles, roll top bath and soft plush furnishings. Artworks depicting the old Great Western Railway hang on the walls and add to the charm of this stunning property.

Accommodation is spacious and well proportioned with plenty of bathrooms. Bedrooms are beautiful, the master has a walk in wardrobe and lavish en-suite. A pretty balcony off the third bedroom, to the front of the property is the perfect spot for a little ‘me time’ - just hide away, relax and take in the fabulous coastal views.

This outstanding holiday home is within easy reach of Breakwater Beach beach, shops, tearooms and impressive fish market harbour front. Explore from Berry Head to Sharkham Point, a National Nature Reserve and 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. Vibrant 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. Dartmoor National Park and numerous National Trust homes & gardens to visit, are all within easy reach by car.

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!



Lower ground floor: 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.

Swimming pool and playroom, gym, bar, table tennis.

Ground floor: Entrance Hall: hunting style decor with antiques, chandelier, oak staircase and stained glass window.
Drawing room: Plush seating, plasma television with Sky TV and a DVD player, Wi-Fi access. 180 degrees sea views over Brixham Breakwater.
Dining room: Oak panelled. 16-place table complete with soft leather chairs, and a stunning original stone hearth.
Kitchen: Fully-fitted country, full range electric cooker with gas hob and breakfast table. Separate preparation area. Al-fresco dining area complete with a brick BBQ, roof shelter.  

Snooker room: Just off the entrance hall, full size snooker table, sea views.

Cloakroom: Toilet with wash hand basin.

First floor

Gallery landing: two corridors of sleeping accommodation.

Bedrooms:  All rooms are comfortably furnished with wardrobes, hair dryer. 6 bedrooms have sea views, 1 has garden terrace views. The lower ground floor bedroom has no views.

1 Kingsize bedroom ensuite

5 double bedrooms

2 twin bedrooms (one zip and link beds that can be adapted to a super-king bed,



1 luxury master en-suite shower with twin sinks

2 principal family bathrooms each fitted with an Edwardian style bathtub, shower

1 shower and bathtub.

Outside: Extensive landscaped grounds. Lawns with sea-view lawns, verandahs and mature trees fabulous outdoor seating area and corner arbour.

Parking: The property is accessed via a private road and has plenty of private parking


Facilities and services: WiFi connection available. Garden/courtyard. On the coast with sea views. Bedlinen and towels provided (beach towels not provided). BBQ. Arr/dep for weekly bookings is Saturday. Short breaks available in low and mid season. Travel cot and high chair available. Private parking. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Indoor heated swimming pool. Sauna. Full size pool table. Boat mooring. Bike rentals.

Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Marsdens Devon 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.


The property and location are both fabulous and the warm welcome from housekeeper Angela was superb.

Mr Kevin Pike,

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,

It was perfect for our celebration - 2 50th birthdays with a group of friends

Mr Charlie Withers,

The house is excellent for a large group.

Mrs margaret davey,

Outstanding in all respects. Caretaker Angie very helpful

Mrs M Phillips,

Had a great weekend... would totally recommend the caterers that we used, Jody @ Greedy Bird - enquiries@greedybirdkitchen.co.uk, pictures of her food can be found on facebook, really makes the stay Fab

Mrs Sally Whittaker,

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,

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,