Battisborough Cross: 2015 Property details for L35

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Ref: L35
Location: Battisborough Cross
Region: South Hams
County: Devon
Sleeps: 34
Stars: 3 stars.  Click for more information.
Changeover day: Friday
Bedrooms: 2 doubles  5 bunks  2 family rooms
Bath/Shower: 9
Price Band: L35 (Prices from £2000)

See page 114 of our 2015 printed brochure
L35 joined Helpful Holidays in 2005
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No smoking No pets
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"We had a great weekend at Battisborough House - thanks so much." Read more reviews (15)...
Holidaymaker on 26th Nov 2013
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2015 features  
 
Heating and electricity Electricity costs are included.
Heating costs are included.
This property has central heating.
This property has electric fires and/or electric radiators.
Entertainment There is a piano.
There is a broadband internet connection (more...).
There is one television.
There is one DVD.
Linen and towels Linen and duvets are provided free of charge.
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).
Parking Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property.
Suitability Baby sitting is not available.
Two travel cots are available.
Two highchairs are available.
Smoking IS NOT ALLOWED at this property (more...).
Utilities There is one freezer.
There are two fridges.
There is one microwave.
There is one dishwasher.
There is one tumble drier.
There is one washing machine.
There is a phone for incoming calls only (more...).
Pets Pets are not allowed (more...).

The place:
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.

The property:


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 from the Coast Path (a very fine stretch of it). 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) leads to the main hall, large enough for eightsome reels, with oak floor, piano, sofas, TV. The sunny living room has fine views from its big bay window, part book-lined with ornamental fireplace. Next door, the snug - a cosy room with table/chairs, sofa, VDU/video. And, next door to it, a 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, freezer; access to boot rooms (suitable for dog beds) 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 10 and £300 for 6). Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 4pm.

This is a much loved place, ideal for large family holidays - hugely spacious.

Other Helpful Holiday properties in Battisborough Cross:   L127 (sleeps 10)  L194 (sleeps 38) 


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