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Alston Hall

(Ref. 1160516)

Battisborough Cross, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 38 Guests

  • 18 Bedrooms

  • 17 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Over three floors
  • 18 bedrooms: 2 x family room with super-king-size, single and en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 1 x second-floor family room with king-size with en-suite bath, basin, and WC there is an interconnecting door into an adjoining twin room, 1 x super-king-size with dressing room and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, double basin, and WC, 1 x super king-size with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 2 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 1 x double with ensuite bath, basin, and WC, 3 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite bath, basin, and WC, 3 x second-floor twin with en-suite bath, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 x sitting room
  • Utility
  • Reception with woodburning stove
  • Snooker room
  • Study
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor pool size - 38' x 18' x 8'2" to 3'6" deep
  • Indoor pool size - 38' x 18' x 3'6" deep
  • Central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky sports, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 40 cars
  • Wraparound garden with lawn, patio, tennis court, children's play area, barbecue, and unheated outdoor pool
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome first dog free a fee will be charged for extra dogs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Beach 1.4 miles, shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.9 miles miles
  • Note: The outdoor swimming pool is available from 26th May to 15th September
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Alston Hall is a remarkable, three-storey country house down a long drive a mile from Battisborough Cross.

Originally a rectory and then a hotel, it is designed for serenity, fun, and relaxation for huge groups of family or friends.

This property is a fabulous base for big occasions and small corporate events.

The entrance hall, which doubles as a sitting room, has a wonderful feel of grandeur, with its oak paneling, stained glass, piano and wood burning stove in a massive fireplace, and a magnificent gallery above with more seats.

You can spread out in two more plush sitting rooms.

If you don't want to take advantage of the professional catering, the kitchen is fully equipped to cater for extensive meals to enjoy in the dining room with its long table supplemented by two smaller ones.

For an added touch of luxury, you can hire a butler or maid.

After dinner, the snooker room awaits, complete with a bar for your drinks.

If you need quiet time, you will find a handy office with a desk to escape to.

And at the end of the day, drift up the elegant stairs to a choice of eighteen bedrooms spread over the first and second floors, seventeen of which have an en suite bathroom, ensuring no morning queues.

With its former role as a hotel, the house has all sorts of fabulous activities to enjoy, including an indoor swimming pool, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a play area, three acres of lawns and gardens, and an enclosed walled garden with barbecues, perfect for an evening of chattering and alfresco dining.

This spectacular abode really does offer everything, there’s no chance of getting bored!

If you do want to venture beyond the grounds, you can find more activity at Fort Bovisand where you enjoy concessionary rates for scuba diving, as you do at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club where you can play a round or be pampered in the spa.

Mothecombe Beach on a stunning stretch of coast is just a couple of miles from the Hall and you can walk in either direction on the South West Coast Path.

And in the unlikely event you tire of country house living, the bright lights of the lively city of Plymouth await.

Alston Hall is an extraordinary place to gather with friends and family, offering a unique blend of historic charm and modern luxury.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Newton Ferrers 3.7 miles; Bovisand 9.2 miles; Plymouth 11.3 miles.

Battisborough Cross is a wonderful village resting between Mothecombe and Membland in Devon. The village is ideally located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, well-known for its plethora of scenic walks, bike rides and stunning beaches. Your local amenities can be found in the nearby village of Newton Ferrers, where you can dine at the Dolphin Inn, or stock up on essentials at the convenience store and delicatessen. Continue onto Bovisand, home to a beautiful family-friendly beach and bay, as well as a picturesque harbour, the Watch House Battery, a café, and the nearby Mussel Inn. Further afield, you’ll find the bustling port city of Plymouth, where you’ll find many attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, National trust – Saltram, The Box, Royal William Yard, Devil’s Point and the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Dining options include, Cosmic Kitchen, Boston Tea Party, Waypoint Bar and Bistro and three Michelin Star Restaurants, Acleaf, Barbican Kitchen and Fig Tree @ 36 for those who prefer fine dining.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas