Holset House

east portlemouth

From £1702

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5 bedrooms

Up to 12 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: HOLSET
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Real fire
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Holset House sits in a prominent position on the top of a hill in the hamlet of Holset, just over half a mile from the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, a short ferry ride from the sailing mecca of Salcombe and surrounded by picturesque Devon countryside. The views from the house are breath-taking and reach as far as Dartmoor. This beautiful house is spacious, light and well equipped, with high ceilings, large rooms and a real sense of grandeur throughout making Holset House a really special property for family and friends to enjoy their holiday whatever the occasion. With its’ formal dining room, five bedrooms, a large well equipped modern kitchen with a full complement of fitted units and high quality appliances, fabulous lounge with an open fire along with a snug, study and childrens den, there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind. The house is surrounded by lawns, perfect for children to let off steam. Holset House is sure to be a big hit with guests of all ages!

Holset is less than a mile from the village of East Portlemouth, which sits on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary and from where you can catch the foot ferry across to the popular town of Salcombe for a newspaper or a coffee, or take advantage of the many shops, cafes and restaurants. When you are ready for more adventure the spectacular scenery from the South West Coast Path is there to enjoy, perhaps taking a break at the highly acclaimed Gara Rock Resort which serves delicious food and offers spa and cinema facilities in an unrivalled location. There is also Port Waterhouse in East Portlemouth, a scenic bar and occasional pop up restaurant, along with being where Salcombe Paddle Boarding offers hire and tuition.  Additional tidal access to the estuary at Goodshelter is just down the road from Holset for those wanting to access the water for more leisurely activities such as kayaking. The market town of Kingsbridge is a thirty minute drive away and Dartmouth around forty minutes; both have many amenities, shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. There is so much to offer in this glorious area of South Devon.

Please Note: The owners may consider allowing a well behaved dog. Call to enquire.

From Side entrance, large hallway area with table football and open tread loft stairs to children’s den. Utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. From hall Lounge, with open fire, TV, two three-seater sofas, stereo system, doors to terrace and gardens. Kitchen, with large electric Aga with hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, breakfast table and seating for 10 and door to side patio furnished with table and chairs. Door through to formal dining room, large dining table and seating for 12. Door into main hallway, front door and porch. Door into snug, sofa and armchair. Shower room, shower cubicle, WC and basin. Study, king size sofa bed. Stairs to first floor, Large master suite, super king bed, far reaching views, en suite bathroom, bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. Bedroom 2, 5’ king size bed. Bedroom 3 5’ king size bed. Bedroom 4, twin 3’ single beds, Bedroom 5, twin 3’ single beds (interlinking door joins the two twin rooms).

Surrounding gardens and large terrace, table and chairs for al fresco dining. BBQ. Swings and slide.

Ample for 5 cars.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity, heating. WiFi. Complimentary logs for open fire in winter. Wooden Cot and highchair.
  • Please note this is a No Smoking property.
  • Telephone, (guests are welcome to make local and emergency calls  but are asked to make a suitable contribution towards out of area or international calls). Mobile reception mixed depending on network.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches (sandy) at Gara Rock 0.75miles (Dog friendly), Mill Bay and  Sunny Cove 1.5 miles (Dog friendly). Gara Rock Restaurant 0.5 miles. Pigs Nose pub and Piglet cafe and shop (open March to end of October) in East Prawle. 1.5 miles. Millbrook Inn, South Pool 2 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Salcombe via passenger ferry, 1.5 miles. East Portlemouth 1 mile. Cricket Inn and Britannia fish restaurant in Beesands 4 miles Kingsbridge 9 miles.

January 2019

Hi, my name is Alex and as as the property manager who looks after Holset House, I would like to tell you why I think you will really like this property joining us for 2019. Having passed through the little hamlet of Holset walking the dog I was very pleased when both Holset and The Malthouse joined us. Holset is a really special house with lots of space, high ceilings and a real sense of grandeur, coupled with amazing views right out over South Pool and over to Dartmoor. The Times #1 Cool Hotel, The Gara Rock is a mile away serving superb food, with unrivalled views and a spa. There is estuary access a mile away at East Portlemouth and Goodshelter, The Millbrook Inn at South Pool is well worth a visit too, great food, drink and people. This house is perfect for special occasions or two families wanting lots of indoor and outdoor space to really make the most of this scenic spot just up from the Salcombe Estuary.

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