Holset House

Located in East Portlemouth
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


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 children's 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.

Accommodation: 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).

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

Parking: Ample for 5 cars


  • Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity, heating. WiFi. Complimentary logs for open fire in winter.
  • 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.


Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details

East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth is a small pretty village set on a hill giving outstanding views to Kingsbridge and Dartmoor. Set in an area of outstanding beauty, it has one of the quieter sandy beaches of the area and is fantastic for families..even dogs are welcome all year round here. East Portlemouth has a number of small beaches. Fishermans Cove, Small Cove and Mill Bay. All have won Safe Bathing status and this is great for families of young children as you know the water is clean, shallow and safe for paddling. At low tide, you will find lots of shallow rock pools and you can pick up the Ferry to Salcombe from Fishermans beach. Well worth exploring is the trail form Ease Portlemouth to Prawle Point. Here you find a watch station, manned by volunteers and you can take in the magnificent views out to sea. This area is very popular with birdwatchers as many migratory species gather here. If you walk on to East Prawle then you can pick up refreshments at the village cafe or at the Pigs nose.

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