Colleton Hall and East Wing

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved


Manor Country Estate
Wow Factor
Quirky Modern Great Value
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

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Welcome to the stunning grade II listed Colleton Hall and East Wing. It holds a truly marvellous location, nestled within thirty-eight acres of private woodland and parkland, it offers those fortunate enough to stay the perfect country escape where they can enjoy total tranquillity. Its unspoilt location, set between Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor to the south, makes Colleton the perfect choice for those wishing to really explore Devon and all that it has to offer. While you will be staying in an area boasting rolling countryside, moorlands and valleys, the rugged north Devon coastline with its gorgeous beaches, is just a short car journey away.

The home boasts a rich and fascinating history and while it is believed to date back to Elizabethan times, Sir James Roupell Colleton purchased the Hall in 1833 and spent several years upgrading the house enhancing the existing Georgian features; today’s style and architecture reflect this. In recent years, Colleton Hall has been completely refurbished by the present owners, revealing original features and now seamlessly blends its original character and charm with modern interiors and updated furnishings.

Colleton Hall can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across six, well- appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation, the four grand reception rooms including a grand gothic reception hall are all south facing, overlooking the impressive grounds with doors leading onto the terraces. The large, family kitchen boasts all the tools a budding chef could possibly need! Upstairs on the first floor are the six bedrooms, three king-size doubles, two double rooms and a children’s bunk bed room, each with en-suite bathroom or shower room.  There are terraces from the West Wing bedroom and also the master en-suite overlooking the lake and parkland in the distance.

Large groups can be comfortably accommodated in the additional East Wing, taking the total number of guests up to 18. The stylish East Wing is a separate annex with a private entrance hall, living room, kitchen and 3 well-appointed bedrooms. Making it ideal for young families or older members of the party who require additional privacy.

This makes Colleton Hall and East Wing the perfect accommodation for big friends and or family groups celebrations, with pleanty of space and great value for money.

The real wow factor can be found outside, the grounds are south facing which allows guests to enjoy wonderful countryside views. The expansive grounds offer the opportunity for long walks through the totally private woodland alongside the stream which flows to the Little Dart River. The children are bound to enjoy wildlife spotting with the opportunity to see a range of diverse wildlife (including red deer) and birdlife!

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What you should know…

  • Those travelling outside of the Summer months should bring their wellies for walks through the woods!
  • All bedrooms are located on the first floor so not suitable for those requiring ground floor accommodation
  • One of the bedrooms makes use of bunk beds and as a result is better suited to children although this can be easily adapted for comfortable single occupancy
  • There is both a lake and a stream in the gardens and so we advise that particularly young children are not left to explore alone
  • Grab one of the many Seasonal Promotional Opportunities -  Summer holidays, school holidays, Christmas/New Year, Easter, Bank Holidays, Thanksgiving, Valentines/Romantic Escapes, Autumn Colour on Exmoor, Hidden Escapes without the crowds in shoulder/low seasons and more

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Vegetable Patch)
  • Travel by Train possible
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ AGA All Bedrooms En-Suite Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

COLLETON HALL | 6 Bedrooms & 6 Bathrooms | Sleeps 12

Ground Floor
- Main hall
- Drawing room with open fireplace
- Dining room with 18 seater regency dining table and log burner
- Grand reception hall with sweeping staircase
- Kitchen with electric range cooker, combi microwave, large larder fridge, dishwasher, wood burner and built-in in Bosch coffee machine and smart TV
- Pantry with wine chiller
- Catering kitchen/ utility room with AGA, electric hob, dishwsher, larder, fridge, upright freezer & two washing machines
- Games room with quarter size snooker/pool table
- Good size boot-room
- 2 downstairs cloakrooms

There are two staircases leading to:

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed, luxury en-suite bathroom, smart TV and access to private terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed, double size en-suite shower room, smart TV and access to private terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed, smart TV and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, smart TV and en-suite shower-room
- Bedroom with double bed, smart TV and en-suite bathroom
- Children's bedroom with single bed or bunk beds with en-suite bathroom

EAST WING | 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms | Sleeps 6

Ground Floor
- Open plan ground floor with sitting area, dining table and kitchen with central island
- Kitchen comprises electric range cooker, combi microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/drier

First Floor
- Master Bedroom with Double bed and smart TV with ensuite shower room with hand basin, WC and shower
- Bedroom with twin Single beds
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family Bathroom with handbasin, WC and bath with shower over. 
- All bedrooms face South with views over the lake and Park.

Exterior Grounds
- Large entertainment terrace
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Selection of games including football with net, rounders, cricket & boules
- 3 acres of gardens including a vine for alfresco dining. Lake and borders lit at night
- 10 acres of private parkland with 350-year-old oak - including designated picnic area, firepit, logs, director's chairs also with solid tables and benches
- 25 acres of private semi-ancient woodland including a picnic area overlooking a stream with solid tables and benches
- Wildflower meadow and picnic area - solid table with benches
- Vegetable garden when in season and subject to availability
- Lake with steps for dark water swimming and outdoor towels, paddle boards, canoe, rowing boat, lifejackets & lifebuoys provided
- Duck feeding
- Extensive walks throughout the estate and the opportunity to spot a wide variety of wildlife including birds and red deer

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi with CAT6 cabling
- Smart TVs
- USB points in all bedrooms
- Sonos sound system to all ground floor rooms with sub-woofer in the reception hall
- Baby grand piano
- Retro & contemporary board games
- Card table & playing cards
- Extensive eclectic library
- Pool/snooker table
- Iron/ ironing board
- Parking for up to 14 cars

The Hall also comes with complimentary extras such as fresh flowers throughout, bottles of sprakling wine and beer, chocolates, and a stocked pantry of condiments and essentials, to make your stay just a bit more comfortable!

Little Sustainability Gems About the Property

There are over 3000 trees in the grounds which helps to off-set carbon emissions, and the owners plant new trees annually.


About the surrounding area of Colleton Hall and East Wing
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The near-by villages of Nomansland, Rackenford and Witheridge together offer helpful amenities including excellent pubs, post offices, village stores and restaurants. The Michelin award-winning restaurant The Mason Arms is just a 10-minute car journey away in Knowestone, while The Stagg Inn, said to be the oldest pub in Devon, is just over a mile away in Rackenford. The old market town of Tiverton is 15 minutes away, set on the banks of River Exe, it boasts its very own Castle,canal walk and a wider range of fantastic amenities with a large variety of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. South Molton and Barnstaple offer weekly pannier markets with a wide range of local produce.

There is plenty to see, do and explore in the surrounding area, Exmoor National Park is just 20-minutes from Colleton Hall, while buzzing Exeter is half an hour away, enjoy a fun-filled day spent in the ancient city after a scenic car journey through the Exe Valley. For the beach bums and keen surfers, there is easy access to the popular beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Lynton, all less than an hour away.

There is easy road access to Colleton Hall for those coming from all directions, situated just 20 minutes from Junction 27 of the M5 and 5 minutes from the A361. For those travelling by train, Tiverton Parkway station is just twenty minutes away, from here it is possible to reach London Paddington in just two hours. For those arriving by air, Exeter Airport is just 35 minutes away, Bristol Airport is reachable in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The local activities include golf, horse-riding, fishing, walking and many Exmoor adventures are all close by. This Manor and its secluded grounds and woods represent the ultimate country estate escape: spring fed lake for dark water swimming, paddle boards, rowing boat and canoe and wildlife, including Devon's famous red deer wandering through the grounds.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport


Nearest Town/City Tiverton


Nearest Village Rackenford


Nearest Restaurant The Stagg Inn, Rackenford


Nearest Shop Rackenford Village Stores


Nearest Golf Tiverton Golf Club


Nearest Beach Saunton Sands



Devon is the kind of destination that rewards exploration. With coastlines on two separate sides of England you’ll have seaside towns and clifftop walks to enjoy, and with Dartmoor and Exmoor your adventures can expand to kayaking, hiking or just admiring the spectacular scenery. So you can make the very best of this wonderful English county, we’ve created this Devon travel guide that’s full of tips, inspiration and great things to do – and our range of beautiful cottages in Devon make the perfect place to stay.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Colleton Hall and East Wing makes a fantastic choice for those travelling with children, its excellent location with towns, attractions and beaches in easy reaching distance, means that restless kids will never have to spend too long in the car. The children are bound to love playing games on the large lawns, or hide and seek in the private woodland. In the evenings, there is a selection of fun board games and Wi-Fi to help keep them entertained!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Property host
  • Meal delivery service
  • Hot tub hire can be arranged at an additional cost.

Included in the rental price on arrival:
- Fresh flowers
- Kitchen essentials including olive oil, condiments, herbs & spices, cereals, coffee beans, ground coffee, a selection of teas, linen tablecloths & napkins
- Bathroom essentials including shower gels & disposable slippers

Fridge Stocking
- The owner is more than happy for guests to order an online shop to the house prior to travel so that the cupboards & fridge are fully stocked for their arrival. The service is complimentary and should be arranged with the owner prior to travel.

Additional Cleaning
- The owner can arrange for additional cleaning throughout your stay for an approximate additional charge of £20 per hour.

- The owner is happy to accept external caterers and has a selection he can recommend, please just enquire.
*** Please note guests are not permitted to use Dine Indulge at the property***

- The owner can assist with arranging activities such as yoga, massages, beauty treatments, wildlife guided walks, gin making classes, surf lessons, and horse riding lessons. Additional services include hot tub and mountain bike rentals. Additional hire services include a hot tub and mountain bikes. Please just enquire at the time of booking for availability & cost information.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 main house and East Wing charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental prices
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a minimum stay of 3-nights
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Pets welcome? This must be requested at time of booking. There is an additional charge of £30 per dog, they should stay in the kitchen or boot room and are not to go in the drawing room or upstairs.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Internet access? Wi-Fi access with CAT6 cabling for excellent internet connection

* Please note there is no interconnecting door between Colleton Hall and Colleton East Wing, they are separate entities and soundproofed. However, the rear terrace connects to East Wing's back door and is lit at night also in the terrace borders. The front door to the annexe is totally separate with access now through a gate to the main door. The rear terrace though provides easy and practical access when Colleton Hall and East Wing are let to one group as a whole.

- The owner is happy to accept external caterers and has a selection he can recommend, please just enquire.
*** Please note guests are not permitted to use Dine Indulge at the property***

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Apr 26th 2024 - May 7th 2024 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
May 7th 2024 - May 17th 2024 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
May 17th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Jun 7th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Aug 23rd 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - - £7,126 £8,383
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £5,818 £6,727 £7,635 £8,383
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jan 31st 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Jan 31st 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Feb 14th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 14th 2025 - - £6,629 £7,799
Apr 14th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Apr 25th 2025 - May 6th 2025 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
May 6th 2025 - May 16th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
May 16th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Aug 22nd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 £5,142 £6,257 £7,371 £7,799
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £4,313 £5,248 £6,184 £6,544

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Apr 26th 2024 - May 7th 2024 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
May 7th 2024 - May 17th 2024 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
May 17th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Jun 7th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Aug 23rd 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - - €7,711 €9,072
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €6,296 €7,279 €8,262 €9,072
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jan 31st 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Jan 31st 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Feb 14th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 14th 2025 - - €7,173 €8,439
Apr 14th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Apr 25th 2025 - May 6th 2025 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
May 6th 2025 - May 16th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
May 16th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Aug 22nd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 €5,564 €6,770 €7,976 €8,439
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €4,667 €5,679 €6,691 €7,081

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Apr 26th 2024 - May 7th 2024 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
May 7th 2024 - May 17th 2024 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
May 17th 2024 - Jun 7th 2024 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Jun 7th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Aug 23rd 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 25th 2024 - - $8,258 $9,716
Dec 25th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $6,743 $7,796 $8,848 $9,716
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jan 31st 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Jan 31st 2025 - Feb 14th 2025 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Feb 14th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 14th 2025 - - $7,682 $9,038
Apr 14th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Apr 25th 2025 - May 6th 2025 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
May 6th 2025 - May 16th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
May 16th 2025 - Jun 6th 2025 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Jun 6th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Aug 22nd 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 $5,959 $7,251 $8,542 $9,038
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $4,999 $6,082 $7,166 $7,584

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property owners

How long have you owned the property?
Purchased the property after a lengthy search two years ago and began sympathetic renovations straight away

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The landscape of the grounds and the period features of the hall itself plus the easy access to the coast and city

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
There has been a house on the site since pre-doomsday. The current house is believed to be Elizabethan in origin and Sir Colleton made this his permanent home in the Georgian era. Colleton County in South Carolina is named after him.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
A tough question to answer. The kitchen is great socialising space but the drawing room with an open fire is a great place to relax and enjoy good conversation. The master en-suite bath is great for relaxing with a drink overlooking the parkland and lake  

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Explore the North coast and surrounding villages and towns for sure but enjoy what Colleton has to offer too – it’s almost a destination in its own right
Really eat? Devonshire cheeses plus give the Mason Arms and the Stag Inn a try – excellent award winning food
Really see? Exmoor and the North Coast especially Valley of the Rocks

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Relax and enjoy what Colleton Hall has to offer and explore the beautiful scenery and villages to be easily found elsewhere in Devon



  • We really loved the grounds!

    on 12/06/2023

    Our stay at Colleton Hall and the East Annex was excellent! We were a group of 6 adults and 2 children. We really loved the grounds. We cooked dinner over the fire pit (beyond the natural pond) almost every night. We really enjoyed feeding the dogs. Sorry, I meant to say ducks (they wagged their tails and followed us around like dogs! :D) Russell and Richard were lovely hosts, and you could really tell that they took pride in their home. All of the restaurant and point of interest locations that they provided were fantastic. We would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants a bit of peace, quiet, and relaxation during their holiday!

  • Wonderful!

    on 17/04/2023

    I just wanted to say that our recent stay at Colleton Hall over Easter was wonderful. The property is gorgeous, as is the garden and the magical setting. The host Russell could not have been more helpful, approachable or friendly. We utilised all the facilities there and spent much time in the cosy sitting room and dining room. All the bedrooms were choicely appointed, and all ensuite too. All my team rated the whole stay highly …and that is praise indeed!

  • Amazing Easter stay!

    on 15/04/2023

    The house was very beautiful both inside and out. It was such a pleasure for us to stay there. The hosts Russell and Richard were very charming and welcoming and we much appreciated them allowing our boisterous 3 year old Labrador to stay with us.

    We would highly recommend Colleton Hall to others who may be looking for a luxury break in Devon.

  • An exceptional holiday in a wonderful place

    on 12/04/2023

    We had a brilliant time at Collaton Hall. It was a family gathering with all ages. For the kids there was lots of fun playing games, exploring the grounds, paddling about in the pond, feeding the ducks and camp fires in the evening. For the grandparents there was a lovely garden to relax in and enjoy the beautiful view, and very comfortable indoors when the Easter sun went down.

    The house is beautiful. A lovely mix of old and new, very tasteful, comfortable and with a real wow factor - especially the master bathroom! It’s private, with beautiful grounds and an outlook you could never get bored of.

    Russell was the perfect host. Everything was well organised and thought through. There when you needed him, and not when you didn’t.

    An exceptional holiday in a wonderful place.

  • Perfection

    on 27/02/2023

    This vacation was extremely special to me since it was a surprise my husband arranged for my 30th birthday. We arrived at Colleton Hall as a party of 14 guests and stayed for 4 nights.
    Using the word "perfection" would probably not be strong enough. The venue is absolutely stunning in every way and equipped to one's every whim.
    Let me mention the hardwood floors, the magnificent artwork, the magical forest and lake (that are full of friendly animals), the fireplaces, several fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, and of course, the marvellous suite with the freestanding bathtub watching over the forest.
    Not only was the venue so magnificent that we would hardly want to leave it during the day in order to explore the area and near cities, but it was also fully equipped to help you enjoy the outdoors as well. One of the greatest features was the boot room with several pairs of boots to be used for forest exploration, sports equipment, dog toys and what not.
    Staying in Colleton Hall made me feel like I am living in a fairy tale I could not even believe exists in the real world.
    I would also like to mention the amazing interactions we had with everyone involved. Starting with lovely Debbie that was ready to meet and greet the guests on arrival day and wish a farewell on the last day. Debbie is a genuinely lovely woman who made us feel welcomed and cared for at every moment along the way. Russel, whom I had not had the chance to meet in person, made me feel welcomed even from afar. My husband mentioned he received a lot of help and care from Russel, which made him feel much at ease while arranging such a complicated trip.
    I have not got the words to describe the gratitude I feel for Russel, Debbie, and being able to stay at Colleton Hall. These days were unforgettable and I will be only waiting to come back.

  • We had a fabulous time!

    on 08/11/2022

    Thank you, we had a terrific stay at Colleton Hall and East Wing during half-term with our family of three generations… aged 3 to 73!
    We can’t recommend Colleton Hall enough… what a fabulous time we all had being able to be together under one roof in such palatial, warm, comfortable surroundings. It really is fabulous and despite it’s grandeur it gives a very homely vibe with fascinating artwork everywhere to enjoy. A really wonderful property.
    The owner made us feel very welcome and was always available to answer any questions we might have; helpfully receiving online orders on our behalf; nothing was too much trouble.
    We loved being there and had great fun using the boats on the lake… activities not usually available to us, quite unique.
    We plan to return one day!

  • Fabulous, family party

    on 31/10/2022

    We booked Colleton for our joint 50th birthday celebration with family and after covid related delays we were able to enjoy our party at the end of October. It’s a brilliant place with beautiful grounds, nature and lots of spaces to enjoy. The youngest made good friends with the ducks on the lake; two of the party fell off the paddle boards, we loved the fire pit and woods, our nephew played on the baby grand piano - everyone had a brilliant time. The hosts are fantastic and a local chef cooked amazing food for us. We will always treasure the memories of our time together at Colleton.

  • We're looking forward to our return!

    on 21/09/2022

    Earlier this month a group of us stayed at Colleton Hall for 6 days.
    This charming country house has been beautifully renovated over the last 5 years by Russell and Richard. When we arrived we were shown around by Russell. This took an hour as he wished us to be aware of all the facilities that we could take advantage of. This included the games room housing a pool table and numerous games, the music room with a mini grand piano and a well stocked and varied library. Moving outside the beautiful garden had its own lake which was home to the Colleton Hall mallards. Further a field were the woods with a picnic area and places to explore.
    Our experience was one of relaxation and complete luxury. The attention to this was palpable. Russell remained easily contactable for any questions and ‘ checked in’ occasionally to ensure our well being.
    We are all looking forward to returning

  • An amazing and memorable stay

    on 20/09/2022

    9 of us had a truly memorable 3 nights at Colleton Hall.
    The house was absolutely fabulous. We lacked for nothing even having glorious weather to eat outside in mid September.
    All Russell’s recommendations for private chefs and outside caterers were excellent and much appreciated.
    We were extremely comfortable and the location is both quiet and relaxing.
    Many thanks

  • An amazing house with a facinating history!

    on 11/09/2022

    What an amazing house and grounds! We were shown around by Russell and Richard who explained everything and had left welcome gifts, as well as groceries and toiletries for our use. The house was beautifully presented with top end appliances and decor and furnishings sympathetic to the style of the house. The house has a fascinating history which can be seen in the architecture which has been thoughtfully revealed around the property. There was a substantial library, eclectic artwork and a grand piano to enjoy. Every room was clean and fresh. The grounds were extensive with a vine covered outside dining area on the patio, an orchard, vegetable garden plus fields and woodland to explore. The serenity of the lake was wonderfully relaxing and taking the boat out was very popular with all the group.
    Despite the sad news of our Queen, our week at Colleton Hall has been the most enjoyable and restful holiday we’ve ever had and we had to drag ourselves away to explore the Devonshire area, otherwise could have happily spent the whole week not having left the property.

  • Perfect for the whole family!

    on 20/07/2022

    It’s hard not to fall in love with Colleton Hall. Our party of ten, aged eight to eighty, from the UK and the US was given the most fabulous setting for a longed for family break. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable and fun (wonderful art) with a baby grand in the drawing room. Colleton gives everyone privacy and space (nearly 40 acres helps). Walks here are sublime and the woods magical. There’s even a camp fire set up plus several picnic spots with benches. The super-equipped kitchen(s) make cooking pleasurable and the terrace a serene start or end to the day for summer dining. We learnt to paddleboard on the swimming lake and never made it to the beach. In fact, Colleton Hall was enough for us all. As my father said, ‘I’m in heaven.’ Russell and Richard are thoughtful and consummate hosts and clearly work hard to ensure guests want for nothing. The highlight for my young American nephew was enjoying a picnic under a 350 year old oak tree – something he’ll never do back home. We are not the repeat guest sort but Colleton is so special and such value for money, it has got us all looking in our diaries…

  • Could not have been more perfect

    on 23/06/2022

    I just wanted to write and say what a wonderful stay we had at Colleton Hall last weekend. Everything could not have been more perfect. From the setting and grounds, to the hall itself and all the beautiful touches. The design and interiors are stunning and everything was super luxe and comfortable. We really appreciated the bubbles and wine that Russell left for us. It was a joy to swim in the lake and walk in the beautiful parkland. We very much look forward to staying again.

  • A memorable holiday

    on 21/06/2022

    What a memorable holiday we had enjoying this treasure of a house in an idyllic setting. We were an family of 14 with children aged from 4-14. Everyone had something they loved. Gentle walks around the lake, roaming across the fields, exploring the woods, having fun on the various boats and swimming in the lake. The views are stunning and reminded us of a glorious painting. The house is impressive, spacious, warm and welcoming. No one wanted to leave but we all left with a feeling of peace and serenity. Thank you Russell and Richard for thinking of everything and making sure we had the time of our lives!

  • Genuinely sad to leave

    on 15/06/2022

    What a wonderful place to host a get together of any kind. Colleton Hall sits beautifully in its setting and we used every part of it - annex, main house, lake, terrace, barbecue, hillside fire pit - to make memories to treasure. Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you need for a hassle free stay. Super comfy beds, lovely toiletries, amazing views to wake up to from most rooms. We were genuinely sad to leave.

  • Relaxing getaway in a breathtaking property

    on 13/06/2022

    My family spent the weekend at Colleton Hall and it was one of the best getaways we’ve been to in a long time. The owners were incredibly kind and accommodating! They went out of their way to ensure everything was okay during our visit.

    The house itself is stunning. It’s clean and beautifully decorated. We were very impressed with the number of rooms and bathrooms. There were 16 of us and everyone had their own space! If one of us wanted some time to ourselves to read a book or have a glass of wine, there was plenty of space to do so. The kitchen had everything we needed and all the appliances were easy to use. There was also plenty to do during our stay. The lake, rowing boats, and bon fire were particular favourites.

    If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in a breathtaking property, Colleton Hall is the place to be.

  • A little piece of heaven!

    on 30/05/2022

    We had the most fabulous time at Colleton Hall! It is an incredible place with lovely owners. A group of 17 of us stayed at Colleton Hall and East Wing for two nights to celebrate a bridal party. The property was spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high quality. It had everything you could need for a wonderful weekend. Russell, the owner, was extremely good at communicating ahead of our stay, to ensure that we had everything needed. During our stay, we had a private chef and yoga instructor visit, which Russell helped facilitate. He had left flowers, chocolates and champagne which made our arrival even more exciting. We had a fabulous weekend! Russell and Richard have created something incredibly unique and special, which is difficult to put into words. We all left with special memories, longing to return! I cannot recommend Colleton Hall enough, it really is a hidden gem and a little piece of heaven!

  • A fabulous place

    on 02/05/2022

    My three generational party of 17 stayed at Colleton Hall and East Wing for 3 nights to celebrate a major birthday at the end of April, and we all had a fabulous time. The whole place was perfectly furnished with enough space to spread out. The owners had thoughtfully left flowers, chocolates, and prosecco along with many other things to help out in a top-notch property rental. The whole place was greatly admired by all including the very grand master bathroom. During our stay we made excellent use of the Hall with many of us sitting on the patio, others used the various craft on the lake, quite a few walked around the grounds and enjoyed feeding the ducks. We were disappointed not to make use of the fire pit! Our party came together in the evenings for meals and games in the library / dining room. The kitchen room was lovely for meal preparation and premeal drinks. The lounge and staircase were great for family photos. Russell and Richard have created a fantastic place and we all left with wonderful memories of our time at this idyllic location.

  • Very special place

    on 14/04/2022

    Beautiful, scenic, yet safe, Colleton Hall was an outstanding and unique venue for our family holiday. 17 of us aged from 3 to 76 years came together for a wonderful golden wedding celebration. With carefully decorated bedrooms (each having its own sumptuous en-suite), a huge dining room with its library, the comfortable, tasteful main rooms and the ultra-modern equipped kitchens, there was plenty of space for us all.

    Comfy garden furniture with shade provision, made the outside terraced areas perfect for relaxing picnic lunches overlooking breath taking views and the odd deer roaming in the distance. We totally enjoyed exploring the extensive woods, grounds and fields, perfect for walks, games and toasting marshmallows in the well set up fire-pit. The lake, with its wild life and a variety of safe boats and life jackets, kept the older children well occupied, along with the football net, cricket set, piano and pool table. The little ones enjoyed delivering food and talking to the ducks!

    The booking process (although interrupted by Covid) was smooth and well supported by the kind and friendly owners. They made us all so very welcome and were helpful throughout our stay, without being intrusive. We highly recommend a stay at Colleton Hall in its perfect setting, as all our family had an amazing time and we shall all love returning to this very special place.

  • A truly special place

    on 31/03/2022

    Colleton Hall is a truly special place and was a fantastic setting to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family. We stayed here for 10 nights and spent most of our time enjoying the magnificent grounds, lake and house. Each room in the house is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and the kitchen(s) literally have everything you could ever need when entertaining a large gathering of people! Our hosts Russell and Richard were amazing and went above and beyond to help with any request we had – they gave us a truly warm welcome and made our stay even more special. We loved Colleton Hall so much, we have already booked to go back next year! I could not recommend the house or the hosts more highly and any stay here will be very memorable.

  • Perfect for our get together!

    on 24/03/2022

    Colleton Hall was perfect for our get together of 18 people. The house is laid out really well for socialising, and with a library/lounge at one end of the house (and the annexe) there are quiet areas for those looking for it. The bedrooms are all well sized and thoughtfully laid out. The kitchens (plural), are well equipped for cooking, and the side kitchen is perfect for having outside caterers in without disturbing the main part of the house. With plenty of outdoor space, a south facing garden, and a spacious patio area, it's perfect for soaking up the sun! The hosts could not have been more welcoming. They were generous with their time when showing us around, and keen for us to make the most of everything Colleton Hall had to offer.

  • One to remember

    on 05/01/2022

    Just returned home from an amazing New Year’s Eve. Stayed at Colleton Hall and all I can say is wow wow. The place is amazing, clean, fully equipped with everything you need, spacious, beautifully decorated through out. There was eighteen of us and we rented the extra annex as well, which was also lovely. Richard and Russell were so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, they were just one text away and their response was super quick. The grounds were perfect for walks and relaxing, especially for the dogs one being a German Shepard who did manage to go for a swim in the beautiful lake. Thank you for making our New Year’s Eve one to remember. 10/10.

  • Fantastic!

    on 23/12/2021

    We had a fantastic time at Colleton Hall. Russell & Richard have created such a wonderful place to unwind and relax. They recommended all the best local restaurants and places to visit. The lake and grounds are immaculately maintained and such a pleasure to enjoy. The house is full of quality furniture and furnishings. The kitchen was well stocked with essential herbs and condiments. Milk, bread, and butter was left in the Fridge for us upon our arrival. We also had a large bottle of Prosecco on the kitchen table for us to enjoy! Such Wonderful hosts. We will certainly return to Colleton Hall again

  • Can't wait for a return visit!

    on 03/11/2021

    We had such a wonderful stay at Colleton Hall. Russell and Richard made us so welcome, as did the ducks!
    The house was stunning, as was the grounds, and we enjoyed woodland walks, fire pits and rowing on the lake. Can't wait for a return visit! A huge thank you from all 17 of us .

  • Nothing short of incredible

    on 25/10/2021

    Our recent stay at Colleton Hall was nothing short of incredible. Our hosts, Russell and Richard were fantastic, offering up some incredible recommendations, including our guided walk with Ed (great for adults and kids), plus Charlotte from Wild Soul Yoga - also fabulous for the whole family, plus a whole host of amazing restaurant recommendations. The grounds are to die for and come alive in the evenings, with the calls from Owls and other wildlife relaxing you to sleep each night. A truly magical week, that we cannot wait to relive. 5 stars!

  • A truly wonderful time

    on 14/10/2021

    We had a truly wonderful time. The accommodation is stunning, the grounds magnificent and the adventures to be had are endless. Russell and Richard are exceptionally hospitable, they open up their home with such warmth and kindness. A magnificent stay, surrounded by absolute beauty and in luxurious comfort. We can’t wait to return.


    on 13/10/2021

    Our stay at Colleton Hall was AMAZING! If you’re looking for pure luxury and escapism this is the house. Russell and Richard were the perfect hosts and couldn’t have been more accommodating, the small touches really made it a memorable and special experience. The grounds and lake are also spectacular, with so much to do there is no need to really leave the house. I would 100% recommend to anyone who is thinking of visiting!

  • Beautiful house with lovely grounds

    on 29/09/2021

    We have just been to a lovely place called Colleton Hall in Devon. It was a beautiful house with lovely grounds (including a lake you could swim in) and delightful, helpful and generous owners. Great for a reunion of 14 of us, with a bathroom for each couple.

  • Perfect venue for a holiday

    on 25/09/2021

    We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Colleton Hall which was an ideal location for our party of 10 plus 3 babies. The accommodation has been lovingly restored by Russell and Richard and is of a very high quality. They were perfect hosts taking great trouble to cater for all our needs and we would recommend Colleton Hall as a perfect venue for a holiday.

  • Warm and Welcoming

    on 24/09/2021

    Collenton Hall on a warm summers day is a dream.
    The house itself is beautiful, and is decorated and furnished to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere . It’s extremely well kitttet out and has everything you need.
    The host, Russel was extremely helpful and is knowledgeable about the area and was full of useful information.
    Everywhere was sparkling clean and after 5 weekends away around south England this summer , this house is our firm favourite.

  • Welcoming and Wonderful

    on 24/09/2021

    Together with 6 other couples – a group of friends that goes back to University days in the 1960s – we spent a wonderful long weekend at the beautifully situated and brilliantly furnished and equipped Colleton Hall. We go away together to different places every year or so, and this venue has topped the list so far. Russell and Richard, who were there to welcome us as we arrived (before removing themselves for the duration, leaving behind generous gifts of consumables), were extremely helpful, gracious and kind, clearly wanting us to enjoy all that was there to the full. And a lot is there – as well as the house itself, which really couldn't have been more comfortable or better-equipped and is decked with the varied and interesting art they have collected, the lake (with its warm springs) is excellent for swimming and the surrounding meadows and woods are rich in nature (the ancient herb-rich meadows are of particular note). The lake area as well as the house has outside lighting, and the effect at night is really special. Russell had organised for us a nature walk given by Ed, a local forestry expert with a fascinatingly wide experience of all kinds of arboriculture, who interpreted the local ecosystem for us from deep understanding. As a group we had a rather wide range of our knowledge of natural history, which Ed was able to deal with most impressively, and whatever the level of your knowledge we would definitely recommend a tour of the fields, woods and wildlife with Ed if it is available. All in all we had a great time at Colleton Hall – Russell and Richard's home, which they have restored and fashioned over the past few years with great dedication and skill, and now delight in opening to the enjoyment of others. Thank you Russell and Richard! Just to show that I do have critical faculties I might mention the small difficulty in opening cupboards hinged at the side with handles placed centrally…but my goodness, that was the only downside we could think of.

  • Lovely setting for a memorable weekend

    on 17/09/2021

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and were most impressed by the house and its amenities. So much so, I decided it might be good to let you, as the agent, know my thoughts about this special house.
    The setting at Colleton Hall is perfect, wonderfully secluded, with idyllic views over the the lake, rising field and trees beyond.
    The house is spacious, tastefully furnished and beautifully maintained. The many paintings, sculptures and objets d'art provided much interest and made us feel we were sharing a much loved home.
    The kitchen, or (more correctly) kitchens, were extremely well equipped with high quality appliances, kitchenware, crockery, glassware and cutlery.
    There was masses of space and furniture so that all 14 of us could gather together comfortably inside and on the terrace - or find a quiet corner if needed!
    We stayed in the annexe and were very comfortable there. As everywhere else, we felt the owners had put a lot of thought into the details that would make their guests feel at home and well cared for.
    A highlight of the weekend was the morning nature walk by Ed. It was informative, entertaining and totally absorbing. Ed is very knowledgeable with a fund of anecdotes from a long and varied career in forestry and estate management. His deep (but unsentimental) love of nature and wildlife shone through. I loved the walk and learned so much.
    Thank you to everyone involved for providing this lovely setting for a memorable weekend.

  • Brilliant!

    on 16/09/2021

    A perfect place to spend a weekend with friends. It is a beautiful and well equipped house in a lovely setting.

  • Wonderful Weekend

    on 15/09/2021

    We have just had a wonderful weekend with twelve other friends at this property. We have never stayed in such a well-provisioned house and appreciated all the art pieces and furnishings. Russell and Richard were very generous in allowing us to use the food that was in the house as well as the magnum prosecco and more. We loved the landscape and lake and a highlight was the nature tour with Ed. It is a beautiful and comfortable house.

  • Highly recommended!

    on 09/08/2021

    We're just returned from a week at Colleton Hall and would recommend it to anyone. From arrival our hosts were fantastic, going above and beyond to help us settle in and across the week helping us with planning day-trips and answering any question we had.
    The house has beautifully designed interiors, spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds and seemingly every little thing we could possibly require on a holiday; their attention to detail is perfect.
    Outside, the grounds are gorgeous, with boats, canoes and paddle-boards on the lake, deer roaming the field, ducks wandering freely and wonderful walks to be had across their private fields and forests surrounding the house.

  • Perfect house in the perfect setting

    on 03/08/2021

    We had a lovely stay at Collerton Hall. Richard and Russell were very hospitable and generous. Everything was cleaned very, very well and they left lots of condiments and snacks for us, which was very kind of them. Perfect house in the perfect setting. Sonos speakers and the amazing dining room were particular highlights!!

  • Wonderful venue for a big family celebration

    on 02/08/2021

    Our weekend in Colleton Hall had been much anticipated after being cooped up during lockdown and didn't disappoint. Indeed, our excitement had been heightened by Russell contacting us in advance to make sure we were able to get the best out of the property.
    We used the hall to mark a notable family event with 3 generations and had an experience that will live long in the memory. We were very impressed by the range and quality of all the facilities, both inside and out, giving both young and old plenty to do. A lot of time was spent in or on the lake and the lovely outdoor space allowed us to have an excellent BBQ in the pleasant evening sunshine while watching deer prancing across the field and bats flitting around.
    The rooms were all beautifully appointed, comfortable and scrupulously clean. The library/dining room was a perfect setting for the celebratory meal we had, made all the better by the excellent local caterers recommended by Russell.
    In the short time we were there, we couldn't take advantage of everything on offer despite our best efforts. eg we had to leave the healthy looking produce in the vegetable garden to other guests.
    We did have one minor issue (a hangover from the previous occupants), but this was dealt with promptly and efficiently as soon as we mentioned it was still causing an issue.
    In summary, if you are looking for a high quality property to deliver that special experience, Colleton Hall should be at the top of your list.

  • Wonderful venue for a big family celebration

    on 31/07/2021

    Our weekend in Colleton Hall had been much anticipated after being cooped up during lockdown and didn't disappoint. Indeed, our excitement had been heightened by the owner contacting us in advance to make sure we were able to get the best out of the property.
    We used the hall to mark a notable family event with 3 generations and had an experience that will live long in the memory. We were very impressed by the range and quality of all the facilities, both inside and out, giving both young and old plenty to do. A lot of time was spent in or on the lake and the lovely outdoor space allowed us to have an excellent BBQ in the pleasant evening sunshine.
    The rooms were all beautifully appointed, comfortable and scrupulously clean. The library/dining room was a particularly good setting for the celebratory meal we had using excellent local caterers as recommended by the owner.
    In the short time we were there, we couldn't take advantage of everything on offer despite our best efforts. eg we had to leave the healthy looking produce in the vegetable garden to other guests.
    The only minor issue we had, which was created by the previous occupants, was dealt with promptly and efficiently when we mentioned it.
    In summary, if you are looking for a high quality property to deliver that special experience, Colleton Hall should be at the top of your list.

  • First class stay

    on 18/07/2021

    We all enjoyed our stay and would give it a five-star review.
    Russell was a perfect host introducing us, on arrival, to the delights of the Hall and checking up on things while we were there to make certain everything was perfect.
    The rooms & en-suites were all great and clean for our arrival.
    Kitchen facilities were first class - we mainly catered for ourselves although a chef came in our last night.

  • Amazing Time

    on 14/07/2021

    we stayed at Colleton Hall 8th to 11th July 2021, and would like to say how amazing the house and grounds were.
    The grounds were immaculate. A beautiful place to sit and unwind. With plenty of chairs and loungers.
    The house was just as amazing. With beautiful artefacts and furniture. It was equipped with every mod con, with all the utensils and crockery needed. Russell and Richard couldn't do enough for us and answered any queries we had immediately.
    We had an amazing time, and would definitely recommend

  • We had a wonderful stay at Colleton Hall – in June 2021

    on 22/06/2021

    When we arrived, we were greeted with flowers, chocolate and champagne and we were given a lovely tour of the house and explained the extensive features.
    The property was beautiful – both inside and out. It has fantastic grounds – especially the lake with its own ducks and duck house. We enjoyed using the rowing boat on the lake one afternoon and there are benches around the lake which make an ideal spot for an early evening aperitif. Russell assured us that we could swim in the lake, but unfortunately the weather never really got hot enough, otherwise I would have definitely gone for a dip. The grounds encompass a terrace and informal English garden with roses, poppies and other flowers with a lovely lawn leading down to a stream with a bridge to a playing field and a lake and then up towards a wildflower meadow and two enormous old oaks. There is a copse to the left of the old oaks in which there are two enormous picnic tables and a fire-pit. There is a big gas barbeque on the terrace and another fire-pit. A number of nights we ate on the patio and then lit the fire-pit to stay up talking.
    Nature – the grounds are very sympathetic to the environment and the two fields were covered in beautiful wildflowers (buttercups, clover etc) – we saw a wide range of birds (from gold tits all the way up to the Devon Buzzard) and deer ran through the meadow. The dawn chorus in the morning was amazing. There is a stream and bluebell dell which is very peaceful. If you are feeling more active, you can visit the large private wood, which has a picnic area by the stream. We booked a nature walk with a local conservationist and this was excellent. It really allowed us to appreciate the land and its stories.
    Inside the house has been lovingly and meticulously renovated to a very high standard. There is wonderful art on the walls, a large library, and an in-tune baby grand piano. The main bedroom is enormous, and the en-suite has a standalone bath with views over the gardens – ideal for a soak after all the walking. The other bedrooms are similarly lovely – each is en-suite either with a shower or bath – and each has its own decorative theme. There are several TVs and a Sonos system throughout. The wifi is good and stable – some of our friends had to do a few conference calls, but had no problems.
    It’s a great place if you enjoy cooking/eating and entertaining. There are two kitchens both with large cookers – two fridges, two wine fridges, two dishwashers and a big freezer. There is everything you could need in terms of pots, pans and utensils and a great fancy bean-to-cup coffee machine with a lot of features and functions – but most importantly makes a great cup of coffee. The dining table seats 18, with a good range of quality glasses and crockery. When we arrived, there were flowers in every room.
    Our hosts, Russell and Richard couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly – they have pretty much thought of everything you could want for a holiday stay and were more than happy to help us if we ran out of anything or couldn’t understand something. All in all, we had an amazing stay and definitely hope to return.

  • We will be booking again!!

    on 02/11/2020

    What a fun holiday! The older teens enjoyed the woodland walk with the dogs; the younger teenagers loved the rowboat and paddle boarding in the lake; and everyone enjoyed s’mores by the fire. The house was very warm and comfortable despite being so large. Everyone had lots of space to spread out and do their own thing, even though we often ended up hanging out in the awesome kitchen with sofas, views and a cozy fire. The views are incredible, even from the bathtub! It was great to have so much land, the house felt completely private. The weather was very changeable; but still the girls managed to get out on the lake several times and the fires kept us warm and cosy.
    The owners could not have been more helpful from providing advice about activities (surfing lessons, paddle boarding, mountain biking) to delicious restaurants close by (Masons Arms) and farm shops that delivered scrumptious food (Dart). Not to mention keeping us supplied with logs and fire starters for our constant cozy fires. It is not easy to keep everyone happy but Colleton Hall did exactly that. We will certainly be booking this holiday again. Thank you!

  • R&R!

    on 26/10/2020

    Just to say that we got back last weekend from Colleton Hall, and what a lovely experience. The house is pretty amazing, as you well know, very scenic, it was great to chill out just watching the landscape, and if one woke up early enough, the Deer prancing around. Breakfast on the patio gave such a serene feeling. Sitting in front of the fire after the evening meal was charming, but going to the picnic spot, lighting a fire, and toasting Marshmallows took it to another level.

    Last but not the least were the hosts, Richard & Russell, really a fantastic pair, nothing was too much trouble for them, and they were only too pleased to pop around and fix the timings of the heating, even late in the evening. I think it was R&R which made the experience unique, the icing on the cake so to speak. Thanks all at Olivers as well.

  • A house of great character...

    on 05/10/2020

    A house of great character in a lovely secluded setting & very well maintained, spotlessly clean, with the added bonus of two fun and considerate hosts. What a treat to arrive to a restocked drinks fridge, a full larder and flowers!. We spent some time beforehand planning our week and Russell was extremely helpful in making restaurant recommendations and helping arrange mountain biking, horse riding and the never to be missed nature walk with the wonderful Ed. We’re still not sure about what lurks at the bottom of the lake but the younger generation did swim in it!

  • Perfect

    on 23/09/2020

    Just wanted to let you know that we had a really great stay at Colleton Hall last week. It was perfect. A great location, beautifully decorated. It was a lovely place to relax and we could quite happily have stayed there all the time but there is also lots to do nearby and we did lots of walking and cycling and went to several National Trust properties. We really enjoyed the lake for swimming in the afternoons with the kayak and paddleboard. What made our stay perfect though was the wonderful hospitality from Russell and Richard who could not have been more welcoming or helpful. A really excellent choice and we will certainly look to stay there again.

  • We are already planning our return!

    on 14/09/2020

    As a family of 8, our holiday at Colleton Hall could not have been more perfect. We arrived to the warmest of welcomes from Russell and Richard who kindly introduced us to their magnificent property. The location is quite simply stunning, placed in the most beautiful of grounds which are a constant feast for the eyes. Immaculately presented, the hall itself has grandeur, elegance and oozes charm at the same time. Decorated with great style and functionality, we had everything we needed with an abundance of space. Russell provided a wealth of local information prior to our arrival and both he and Richard were available for any queries during our stay. We couldn’t have wished for better hosts! We enjoyed a truly wonderful week and were so sad to leave. We are already planning our return!

  • A wonderful week

    on 07/09/2020

    I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful week at Colleton Hall. The Hall itself is stunning and it was a privilege to stay there. The views across the garden are beautiful. We spent our time walking in the woods, playing football in the garden and swimming in the lake, as well as relaxing on the loungers. When the rain came, there was everything we needed in the Hall - two kitchens, coffee machine, games, books, Sonos speakers and smart TVs. Russell and Richard were very helpful with regard to advice about local pubs and restaurants and day trips and left the Hall fully stocked with supplies for cooking. We would definitely recommend Colleton Hall as a perfect country holiday home.

  • Wish we could have stayed longer!

    on 03/09/2020

    My family and I had a wonderful time in Colleton Hall. I only wish we could have stayed longer! It is beautifully designed, as it manages to be not only spacious and practical for a large group, but also stylish and homely. The grounds are just stunning, with woodland, fields, the lake, and the garden all for private use. We were very lucky with the weather, although even if it had rained, there is still plenty to do and enjoy. Russell and Richard were the perfect hosts and really made us all feel so welcome right from the start. They provided lots of useful information pre-arrival, answered all my questions in a timely manner, provided a lovely welcome gift and were available to contact throughout our stay to ensure everything ran smoothly (which it did!). I definitely recommend this property and can't wait to return.

  • Great

    on 20/08/2020

    We had a great holiday at Colleton Hall. The house has everything. We all swam in the beautiful lake and walked everyday in the magical woods. The children loved the boats and paddle board. The kitchen is very well equipped and owner Russell has thought of everything for a very comfortable holiday.

  • Exceeded our expectations

    on 17/08/2020

    Colleton hall exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived. We received a very warm welcome from Richard and Russell and the grand tour of the properly did not disappoint. The space is amazing, the views stunning and the lake very refreshing during a heatwave. Not only is the property beautifully decorated, Richard and Russell have worked hard to ensure their guests’ needs are met, and quick to provide for any additional requests. I would highly recommend this beautiful property. We certainly did, hardly leaving the grounds over our week’s stay. Thanks so much for helping with our booking.

  • Highly recommend

    on 10/08/2020

    We were lucky enough to stay 11 nights at Colleton Hall and it is beautiful. We were a family group of 10 aged from 17 to 81. We all loved it, whether it was due to the beautifully decorated rooms, the ensuite bathrooms, the bbq in the garden, watching the deer or canoeing on the lake, it did not disappoint.
    We also had many wonderful evenings sitting in the garden with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
    The owners Russell and Richard could not do enough to ensure that our stay went perfectly. Even down to tracking down a piece of ginger from a neighbour to ensure our evening meal was not ruined!!
    We cannot recommend this highly enough. It is a gem and we would love to visit again in the future.

  • Thank you

    on 03/08/2020

    Looking at the photos of this property online had already raised our expectations but upon arrival those expectations were beyond surpassed. Our stay at Colleton Hall couldn’t have been better. Upon arrival we were taken on a grand tour by the owners Russel and Richard who have exquisite taste and were very friendly and welcoming. From the stunning setting, the never ending grounds, the entertainment for the children, the multiple kitchens to the the attention to detail. We were a group of 17, six adults and 11 kids and we were very comfortable. And above all we were saved by Hannah, the charming housekeeper, who was very accommodating to our needs. Can’t wait to come again.

  • Fantastic

    on 27/07/2020

    We’ve stayed in many special properties around the world but Colleton Hall is a stand-out experience in every way. The spacious villa is absolutely stunning, designed with incredible taste and attention to detail. It was a joy to cook, lounge and sleep here, looking out onto breathtaking, endless wilderness. It’s proximity to excellent restaurants made the occasional evening out so pleasurable, and the owners were so attentive and helpful. We would come again and again; it’s one of England’s most beautiful hidden gems for a large group looking for something extraordinary in nature.

  • Big 5 stars!

    Created on 24/07/2020

    What a find Colleton Hall is. We were a party of 7 with an age range of 4 to 70 years old who had been forced to cancel a foreign holiday and needed a UK alternative. I was hoping for something that would compensate a little for the disappointment of the lost sun-seeking break. We ended up with a two week holiday that the children enjoyed more than going abroad. Swimming in the spring-fed lake, walks through the private woods, toasting marshmallows over the campfire - you don't get any of that in the Algarve. The property itself is stunning with beautiful interiors and everything you need for a large group. And the owners Russell and Richard could not have been more helpful, even going so far as to get hold of a two man tent for the kids to camp in.
    Oh and thanks for the bottle of Boli for our anniversary present too.

  • Exceptional hosts !!!!

    on 13/01/2020

    We had the pleasure of spending new year at Colleton hall in Devon. From the moment we arrived the owners Russel and Richard couldn’t have been more helpful.
    They unpacked our grocery shopping - provided us with complimentary chocolates - mince pies and also food basics just in case we had forgotten anything.
    They took time to give us a guided tour of the well appointed house so there was no possibility of us forgetting where things were.We always were given details about nearby shops - pubs etc.
    The house itself was decorated to a high standard in all rooms and the kitchen and sitting rooms had absolutely everything you would need for a week/weeks away from home, including plenty of wood for cosy log fires.
    We have stayed in many properties and we can honestly say that owners of Colleton hall made the holiday for us. We will be returning. Bravo !

  • Exceptional stay

    on 17/12/2019

    I wanted to find the perfect property to celebrate my husband’s 50th Bday, and I was not disappointed.

    I can honesty say this is the most outstanding property I have ever hired, and it is more like a boutique hotel with the added bonus of being completely private. All of the bedrooms are beautifully comfortable with en suites. The separate East Wing was very helpful for friends who attended without young children, and would be great for older members of the family too who want to avoid any late night noise. It’s child friendly too, as we had ages 1.5yrs+ in attendance. Despite its size (so much living space!) it is very cosy and we didn’t really want to leave.

    The owners are outstanding hosts, assisting with local suppliers like caterers (highly recommended to make the weekend even less stress-free) and meeting deliveries for us. Once the kids were in bed we were able to enjoy the beautiful dining room for an adults supper and take advantage of the fabulous Bose sound system!

    There is so much to say about this fabulous home, my advice would be just book it- you won’t be disappointed.

  • Exceeded expectation!

    on 21/11/2019

    The entire experience exceeded expectations. It was a stunning house, with plenty of space and facilities, perfect for large groups! The forest, lake and surrounding greenery were a pleasure to walk around as well. Owner, Russell our host was incredibly generous and helpful, always available via text and even stocked the bar full of beers. I highly recommend it and we will be back!

    Oliver's Travels were also very easy to book through and made the entire process a breeze!

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay

    on 29/10/2019

    Well Colleton Hall and East Wing was a truly perfect choice for our large family gathering! There were 16 of us (3 x generations) getting together to celebrate my sisters 40th birthday and it really was splendid! Russell & Richard were so helpful leading up to our holiday, letting us know all the things that we do not need to bring with us! Plenty of toilet rolls, condiments, hand soap, shower gels etc which really reduced what we needed to bring along. My grocery shopping was delivered before we all arrived and put away for us! On arrival, Richard and Russell were there to greet us and could not have been friendlier or more welcoming! By the end of the tour of the house we wanted them to stay with us for the weekend! To top it all off, our wonderful hosts left us a magnum of Prosecco, chocolates and some chilled beers... now that’s how to greet guests! The house is beautiful and stylish, yet cosy and comfortable. We will definitely be going back to Colleton Hall.

  • Fabulous

    on 28/10/2019

    It is a lovely property in a fantastic location, beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The amazing kitchen was such a sociable space and the separate dining room and lounge were lovely too. Each of the bedrooms were uniquely decorated to a high standard. The grounds and lake were a bonus, and the children thoroughly enjoyed canoeing on the water. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful in the build up to our stay. They recommended local places to visit and even offered to book restaurants on our behalf. We celebrated our father’s 80th birthday and the owners helped us organise the fireworks as a surprise. We would definitely recommend this fabulous property.

  • Blown away!

    on 18/10/2019

    My husband booked a trip for our family to Colleton Hall for my 30th birthday, and it was a trip I will always remember. It was nice and easy to get to, and as soon as we arrived, Russell welcomed us in to his beautiful home, and gave us the grand tour. We were blown away by how beautiful the house was, and just how big it was. Russell was so helpful and explained where the best walks were, and how everything in the house worked. It made the stay really enjoyable, because we were made to feel so welcome, and well aquatinted with the house. It is so well equipped, with everything you could need, and more.

    We have young children, and for them the trip was like Christmas and birthdays rolled into one. Being able to have all their family under one roof, with room to gallop about and things to explore, was really amazing. They loved spotting the deer in the garden, stomping about in their wellies and rain coats, and getting to sleep in bunk beds. And for the older members of our party, they all felt very comfortable and could access everything they needed easily. Like adjusting temperature and everyone having their own bathrooms.

    Another highlight of the trip was our lunch at ‘The Stag’ pub - as recommended and kindly booked by Russell and Richard. It was so close to the house, and we had a fantastic meal there. The owners were really friendly, and accommodating to our varying dietary requirements. The food was brilliant, and it was really warm and cosy in there.

    Our family always seemed to congregate in the main kitchen, and there was plenty of space for everyone. Being in there first thing in the morning, with a hot cup of tea, watching the Deer and stag wonder across, was the best way to start the day.

    We just really loved this trip - and wouldn’t hesitate to book again in the near future. Can’t recommend it enough.

  • We will be back

    on 04/09/2019

    We have just returned from a week's stay at Colleton Hall with an extended family group of 10 people ranging in ages from 7 to 87 and we had the most AMAZING time! We have taken an annual family holiday together in various different locations but always in large houses for the last 15 years and Colleton Hall is without doubt the most spectacular property we have ever stayed in. The house is beautiful - enormous and grand but also cosy and really comfortable. It has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everything - a really well stocked kitchen, pool and table football for the kids, board games for the older generations, sonos throughout the house and a baby grand piano for the musically minded, televisions in every room, beautiful en suite bathrooms - the list goes on!

    And the grounds are simply stunning - a huge expansive garden which our children adored, a lake with a two man canoe which provided hours of fun and private woodlands which seemed to go on and on - this is the English countryside at its absolute best!

    The owners are delightful and so so helpful - from booking the (WONDERFUL) local pub (the Stag Inn) for us for a couple of meals during our stay, to unpacking an online supermarket shop, welcoming us with prosecco and chocolates and providing tons of really helpful information about the local area, Russell and Richard couldn't have done more to ensure that we had a great stay.

    There is tons to do in the local area - you're spoilt for choice for beaches within an hour - we had a great day out at Woolacombe beach and loved Knightshayes National Trust house and garden - a fascinating gothic property with glorious grounds with a brilliant maze trail for the children. We also did a circular walk at Tarr Steps - a spectacular nature reserve with an ancient stone bridge in Exmoor - only half an hour away.

    I cannot recommend this place enough - we will definitely be back! Thank you Russell and Richard for a wonderful holiday.

  • Wonderful

    on 19/08/2019

    I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Colleton Hall, a beautiful house which felt like a luxury hotel. In the bedrooms and bathrooms, the attention to detail and care was so clear, they were a delight.

    The kitchen, dining areas and sitting room were perfect for all our different needs and moods. The large kitchen and pantry were ideal for our group and made cooking and eating together a real joy. In the library there was the joy of a fascinating range of books that could have kept us busy for the whole visit. Around the house we all commented on the artwork, again a fascinating range of styles and artists.

    The Sonos system in every room was such a bonus, everyone downloaded the app and we had music on tap to meet every taste, which was deeply appreciated by the younger members of our group. The extensive grounds, fields and the woods were ideal for our two dogs, who had a ball as between us we spent hours throwing balls and sticks. The lake and the canoe were well used, an activity which did become a bit competitive for younger members of our group!

    We were lucky to meet our hosts Russell and Richard, they could not have made us any more welcome. Overall, a fabulous house in a wonderful setting, thank you for helping us discover it.

  • Superb!

    on 01/07/2019

    We recently spent a long weekend at Colleton Hall. There were 14 in our party ranging from ages 1 to 92 and everyone had a superb time.
    The accommodation is both elegant and functional. It has all the sophistication of a large Georgian residence with a sweeping staircase and generous room sizes ,but it has been so tastefully renovated that in terms of modern conveniences you could be renting an up market ultra modern house. Unusually for a holiday rental property, no expense has been spared in the renovations. Everything is in good taste, from the tiles throughout the ground floor, to the fittings in the bathrooms and all three kitchens. My 25 year old nephew said having a bath in the main bathroom overlooking the grounds will be a memory that will stay with him for a long time. The rooms are complemented by the carefully chosen art, many beautiful objects and vases of fresh flowers.
    And then there are the grounds. All I can say is wow. The lake is magical. The young members of the party, as well as taking the canoe out, had a swim in the lake. We took the opportunity of walking through the woods that are also owned by Colleton and just loved the peace and tranquility.
    Finally, being greeted by the owners of Colleton, Russell and Richard, in such a warm way set the weekend off to a great start. The fact they left the fridges stocked with beers (which I am sure the youngsters in the party used) as well as top class champagne (which we ensured was not touched) shows just how far they will go to try and give their guests a first class experience. We used the chef from DineIndulge for the meal on the Saturday evening and, this too, was a success.
    I would definitely recommend Colleton to anyone wanting a large, beautiful and sophisticated house in a rural setting. The consensus was that it was the best standard we have ever rented.

  • New Years Break

    on 04/01/2019

    We had a perfect time at this lovely house set in rolling countryside. We partied with our friends and family at New Year and I can honestly say that it was one of the best times, such a warm friendly house with charming rooms, plenty of bathrooms, super kitchen(s) and views of the lake and the fields beyond. There are plenty of country walks nearby, ideal for us and all our dogs, we had 5 dogs with us in total and because of the sheer size of the place it really was no problem at all to accommodate us all with our all boots, clothes and belongings. The owners of the property are very genial and welcoming and were on hand next door in case of any issues and for guidance of where to go, they recommended a marvellous little pub in the village nearby. Would definitely recommend for a family get together.

  • Unreservedly recommended

    on 16/11/2018

    From the moment we stepped through the doors at Colleton Hall, we knew we were very lucky to be staying somewhere so special.
    It was late autumn and log fires crackled in the huge fireplaces in the large, beautifully-fitted kitchen and the spacious drawing room, making the first impression one of warmth and welcome.
    The owners, who, surprisingly are not interior designers, have lovingly restored this gem of a small, 'stately home' with incredible flair and attention to authentic detail, whilst including the modern time-saving luxuries we all don't want to live without when on holiday. Each of the six tastefully-decorated bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom with high-end fittings and a hot water system that ensures no one goes without a decent shower!
    Outside, there is plenty of parking in the gravel driveway. Beyond the house, a terrace gives way to the gardens which reach down to a lake and out to woods and fields - ideal settings for barbecues, walks and picnics.
    This is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday - or long weekend - away from the fast pace of city life, but close enough to a good pub, restaurant and amenities - if you can bear to drag yourselves away from the beauty and comfort of the Hall. We loved it so much, we've already booked to go back with our family this Summer.

  • Delightful...

    on 18/10/2018

    Colleton was a delightful space for our family and friends gathering - modern kitchen with high ceilings and large windows, elegant dining room, cosy drawing room with piano and open fire. The boot room was great for the dogs - a room in itself and great for kicking off the boots after walking through the woods and over the private grounds. Enjoyed the week in style and comfort. Thank you.

  • Wow!

    on 18/09/2018

    Booked Colleton Hall for a 40th birthday weekend who are also a bunch of die hard Exeter Chiefs fans. Colleton is only half an hour from Sandy Park so we were able to celebrate in an idyllic location and see the Chiefs have a home win! Colleton is pure luxury, has stunning grounds to wander around in and the owners are fantastic hosts.

  • Magic!

    on 07/09/2018

    Colleton Hall had all the magic of an exciting and adventurous book. Surrounded by the most beautiful countryside landscape, it also felt as though I had stepped into a painting that had come alive! For the week I spent at Colleton, it felt as though I had experienced what the real world should be like.

  • Family reunion

    on 07/09/2018

    We had a huge family reunion at Colleton Hall – an absolutely stunning house and grounds to stay in. Coming from Australia, it was an absolute delight to walk around the private woods and we even got to see a herd of red deer. The hosts were a pleasure to deal with and made sure our stay was hassle free. I would recommend Colleton Hall for a long relaxing break and to take in the beautiful Devon countryside and rugged North Coast. Exeter was close by and fun to visit too.

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