Holbeton, Plymouth, PL8


  • 18 Bedrooms
  • 17 Bathrooms
  • 8 Reception Rooms

18 bedroom house under offer

  • Reference Number KIN130286
  • Agent Marchand Petit Newton Ferrers
  • Agent Number 01752 873 311

Guide price £1,950,000

About this property

An inspiring country house of great charm and distinction, nestled in a remarkable location in Devon's sought after South Hams region, close to a dramatic mix of sandy beaches and estuaries with the backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. An ideal opportunity for the next owners to enhance and bring their style influences to the fore in this enduring 18 bedroom, 17 bathroom former Rectory and boutique hotel set in its own grounds approaching 4.5 acres.

Location and description
Originally commissioned in 1906 for the vicar of Holbeton, Alston Hall is a well-appointed country home set in a slightly elevated location overlooking fields with far reaching sea views out to the Mewstone in Wembury Bay and across to the rugged backdrop of Dartmoor National Park.
Surrounded by farmland, remarkably private, and accessed off its own long tree-lined drive, Alston Hall is within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the largely National Trust owned coastline and close to the twin estuary villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, and readily accessible to the A38. The famous film set sandy beaches at Mothecombe where Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and International Velvet were filmed along with the renowned Schoolhouse restaurant are only two miles away.
Formerly a country house hotel and then more recently a family home, this 18 bedroom house is currently used for short or long term holiday letting, comfortably sleeping 38 with 17 en-suite bedrooms, and complemented by its own tennis court, an outdoor pool, a heated indoor pool, snooker/games room and croquet lawn, the property offers comprehensive amenities and excellent parking with scope for the next owners to upgrade. The bedrooms are arranged over two floors and the well-proportioned and grand reception rooms offer an adaptable layout on the ground floor. These reception rooms flow beautifully off of the exceptionally impressive Grand Hall with its handsome galleried panelling and ornate stained glass windows. The third floor accommodation could be reconfigured to provide an internal annexe or gym and cinema room.
The detached outbuildings offer potential for further ancillary or letting accommodation.
The nearby villages of Holbeton, Newton Ferrers, and Yealmpton offer an excellent range of amenities, while the town of Modbury is within 10 minutes' drive, and the M5 at Exeter is within three quarters of an hour's normal driving time. The large City of Plymouth, with its comprehensive amenities, excellent university, regional hospital, Theatre Royal and outstanding historic waterfront, is about 20 minutes away.

Council Tax Band H
EPC Rating E
Private Drainage
Oil Fired Central Heating
Mains Water and Electricity

Local Authority
South Hams District Council. Current Band H.

Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Main water.


Very strictly by prior appointment only with the sole agents Marchand Petit, Newton Ferrers Office. Tel 01752 873311.

NB. The property can barely be seen from the public highway, and access to the private drive is strictly prohibited without prior appointment.

From Yealmpton, take the A379 towards Kingsbridge and after approximately 2 miles, turn right to Holbeton. Continue for 3 miles, passing both turnings to Holbeton and continue on through Battisborough Cross. After a further ½ mile, turn right to Alston, continue for approximately 200 yards and turn left into the entrance for Alston Hall.

Newton Ferrers 3.5 miles, Mothecombe Beach 1.5 miles, A38 7 miles, Plymouth City Centre & Waterfront 11 miles (distances approximate)

Key Features

Holbeton, Plymouth, PL8
  • A wonderful family country house
  • In secluded countryside setting
  • Sweeping tree-lined driveway
  • Nestled in approx. 4.5 acres
  • Glorious, panelled Grand Hall
  • 4 Reception rooms, snooker room, kitchen
  • Utility, snug, study, cloakrooms
  • 18 bedrooms (17 en-suite)
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • 1493 sq m (16,072 sq ft) prime for refurbishment
  • Detached garage block with accommodation potential above subject to the necessary consents
  • Gardens, grounds and tennis courts in need of refurbishment


Floor Plan

EPC Chart

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The Green, Parsonage Road Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Devon PL8 1AT

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01752 873 311