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Alston Hall

Battisborough Cross, Devon (Ref. 976180)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 38

  • Bedrooms 18

  • Bathrooms 17

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Jones

    “The property was in a very poor condition internally and obviously has not had money spent on it for some considerable time.”

    To say that our holiday was ruined by the state of the property is an understatment.

    To say that our holiday was ruined by the state of the property is an understatment. Dont book here.

    - Mr Jones, August 2020

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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 comfort, fun and relaxation for huge groups of family or friends.

The entrance hall, which doubles as a sitting room, has a wonderful feel of grandeur, with its oak panelling, 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 comfortable 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.

You can even engage a butler or maid for true country house luxury.

After dinner, head through to the snooker room, where you might have stashed your bottles in the bar.

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

And at the end of the day, drift up the elegant stairs to a choice of 17 bedrooms spread over the first and second floors, each one with an en suite bathroom so no one has to queue.

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, tennis court, a play area, three acres of lawns and gardens and an enclosed walled garden with barbecues.

Noone can complain they are 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 a very special house to gather with friends and family.


  • Three storeys
  • 17 bedrooms
  • Nine first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double with dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, two basins and WC, 4 x double (one king size), 2 x twin, 2 x family rooms with double and single bed with en suite bathrooms with baths, showers over, WCs and basins
  • Eight second floor bedrooms with en suite bathrooms with baths, WCs and basins: 4 x double (one with king size bed), 3 x twin, 1 x family suite with double and twin bedrooms either side of an arch (no door) and small seating area
  • Ground floor hall with seating and wood burning stove
  • Two sitting rooms
  • Snooker room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Office
  • 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 with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky sports, DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 40 cars
  • Garden with tennis court, childrens play area, barbecue, indoor pool, outdoor unheated pool
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: The outdoor swimming pool is available from 26th May to 15th September
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm

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

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About the location


Battisborough Cross Is a tiny hamlet, one mile from the mouth of the beautiful River Erme estuary, the sandy beach at Mothecombe and from the open sea

Region Information

Note: The outdoor swimming pool is available from 26th May to 15th September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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