Wolborough House

Brixham, Devon (South & East)

  • 5 Star Platinum
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats

You can book this property from:

  • £3845 per week
  • £549 per night
  • 5 Star Platinum
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


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

Special Features

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


  • Ground floor WC


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Wolborough House perches above the Torbay shore; a luxury Edwardian mansion commanding unparalleled views of Brixham Harbour and the sea beyond. This family-friendly retreat can comfortably accommodate a party of up to 16, making it an ideal venue for celebrations.

Wolborough House was built by wealthy local Charles Hellier in 1910. Original features include decorative plaster work, high ceilings, solid oak panelling and large period windows. The mansion strikes an enviable balance between contemporary living and period charm.

The property is reached by a private road, where beyond the stone gateway lie pristine landscaped grounds. Sea-view lawns, verandahs and mature trees frame Brixham Harbour below.

Lower ground floor
The purpose-built 'fun floor' boasts its own bar, table tennis, a playroom for children complete with a chalkboard wall, a well-equipped gym and an indoor heated swimming pool. Also equipped with a double walk in shower.

The spacious eighth bedroom is situated on this floor, with a large double ended shower & toilet next door together with a large sauna.

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.

Ground floor
The splendid entrance hall boasts hunting lodge decor, showcasing a stag's head among other antiques. The chandelier-lit oak staircase frames an iridescent stained-glass window.

Bright and generously-proportioned rooms destine Wolborough to entertain. The principal drawing room boasts plush seating and a plasma television with Sky TV and a DVD player, whilst Wi-Fi access is also available. The room has 180 degrees sea views over Brixham Breakwater.

The grand oak-panelled dining room holds a 16-place table complete with soft leather chairs, and a stunning original stone hearth.

A fully-fitted country kitchen characterises luxury self-catering, with a range electric cooker with gas hob, and breakfast table. There's even a separate preparation area should you wish to indulge in hired help. The room's sunny aspect graces the Devon coast and is complemented by an al-fresco dining area complete with a brick BBQ, roof shelter and lustrous grounds.

Just off the entrance hall, a full size snooker room with sea views solves rainy afternoons.
The ground floor also boats a cloakroom toilet.

First floor
The bright gallery landing houses two corridors of sleeping accommodation in the form of 1 kingsize bedroom ensuite, 5 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms (one of which has zip and link beds that can be adapted to a super-king bed, 1 luxury master en-suite shower with twin sinks and 2 principal family bathrooms each fitted with an Edwardian style bathtub, shower and one with a shower and bathtub.

All rooms are comfortably furnished, all with wardrobes and a hair dryer in each plus 6 bedrooms have sea views, one with garden terrace views and just the lower ground with no views.

The generously proportioned master bedroom features high ceilings mounted with a chandelier and decorative plasterwork, along with panelled walls and a fireplace. The room is flourished by a French-style wooden bed, walk in wardrobe and lavish en-suite. All bedrooms but the fourth twin feature fireplaces, from ornate marble mantles to rustic cast iron hearths. The third bedroom boasts a pretty garden-facing balcony.

From its picturesque setting, guests are within easy reach of the pretty chalky beach below known as Breakwater Beach and also the charming shops, tearooms and impressive fish market which front the pretty seaside harbour town of Brixham. Berry Head to Sharkham Point, a National Nature Reserve, is a 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.

The vibrant seaside town of 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.

For those wanting to enjoy a full breadth of outdoor activities, the Dartmoor National Park and 41 National Trust homes & gardens to visit, are all within easy reach by car.

Visitors to Devon arrive through a combination of road, rail, sea and air. Brixham is highly accessible by car being close to the M5 & A380.

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!

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


We had a brilliant time the property has improved since our last stay 5 years ago. Simply the best!

Mr Stephen E,

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

Mr Kevin P,

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 H,

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

Mr Charlie W,

The house is excellent for a large group.

Mrs margaret d,