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Battisborough House, a beautiful South Devon country house for rent with panoramic sea views

Available to rent for residential trips for schools, as a large holiday home or as a venue for functions, meetings, classes & retreats

Corporate Team-Building, Retreats and Events

Battisborough House is not only open to residential school trips, it’s the perfect location for corporate team building weekends, wild swimming or yoga retreats as well as being an idyllic venue for parties, events and weddings.

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The Old Pottery yoga studio with views of the sea
Beautiful grounds of Battisborough House
Dog sitting on the grass enjoying the sea view
Battisborough House on a summer day from across the field

Corporate Team-building and meetings

Whatever you need a meeting space for, Battisborough House may well suit your needs. Battisborough House provides a relaxed, spacious Victorian building with spectacular views out to sea. We also offer full catering on site including a range of catering options, so you can supply colleagues with snacks, refreshments, lunch or even a dinner after a hard day of training. If your meetings are longer than a day and you need somewhere to stay, we can also offer accommodation.

To enrich your training event or team meeting, a fun activity to break up the day and encourage team-building skills can be organised. Delegates can relax and unwind with a swim on the beach or a walk along the winding South West Coast path.

As well as the rooms within the house the Old Pottery building located close to the house provides a separate space for larger groups to meet. It is suggested that you bring your own IT equipment.

Weddings at Battisborough House

Every couple’s ideas for their big day are unique, at Battisborough House. Make your wedding an unforgettable experience, enhanced by spectacular coastal scenery and ample accommodation. Whether you have 30 or 130 guests Battisborough House provides the most picturesque location for your wedding day.

The centrepiece of this charming venue is the hallway with its wood-panelled walls and minstrels’ gallery. The hall offers an indoor location for your ceremony giving a magical feel for that special moment of ‘I do’.

Large weddings will require the additional hire of a marquee, while a smaller wedding party can be accommodated within the house using the dining room and reception room. There is even accommodation on site for up to 24 guests, some ensuite and some dormitory style giving the option to stay and enjoy the environment before or after the event.

Guests can walk around the grounds, to the beach or simply relax and enjoy the view out to sea.

This truly unique destination has provided happy couples with the perfect venue for their big day.

Celebrate a special birthday or anniversary

Over the years the house has provided many families with a location to get together with friends to celebrate their special events. Make a long weekend of it and accommodate them in ensuite rooms or dormitory-style rooms – ideal for cross-generational parties. If numbers grow for the day of the event a marquee can be erected on the driveway giving space for an all-weather option.


Retreats in Devon

Swimming Retreats

If you are a wild swimmer and want to do some superb sea swimming straight from the house – you have it on your doorstep! Swimming from Mothecombe Beach along the coast to the east or west provides endless inlets, caves and islands to explore. Circumnavigating Burgh Island is a great adventure from Bigbury Beach.

Professional Swim Guide, Angus McChesney has expert knowledge of the stunning coastal swimming around Battisborough House. He leads small groups on adventurous sea swims into coves and through rocky channels. From the picturesque tidal drift up the River Erme, famously swum by naturalist Roger Deakin in his seminal book, Waterlog, to the breathtaking swim around the back of Battisborough Island, Angus will guide you safely in places you’d be unlikely to try without expert knowledge of tide, terrain and conditions.

Former Channel swimmer, Angus McChesney is a qualified SLSGB beach lifeguard and STA Level 2 open water swim coach. Visit Iconic Swims for more information.

Yoga Retreats

Stay at Battisborough House with your yoga group and instructor and immerse yourself in relaxation and peace in a stunning retreat location! You can book your residential stay for any length of time for up to 24 people.

The Pottery building provides a large floor space for Yoga. If the sun shines the tennis court and anywhere on the grounds could also be used to give an unforgettable outdoor experience. The combination of revitalising yoga, sea swimming, breathwork on the beach with coastal walks and delicious food will refresh and recharge your body and soul.

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      Battisborough House stands as an ideal house for hire in Devon, offering an exquisite setting for corporate team-building and meetings, rejuvenating yoga and swimming retreats, as well as memorable weddings and special events.

      Guest Reviews

      Ideal location for a sea swim group

      Battisborough House is an ideal location for a sea swim group. The views from the house are breathtaking and it is only a short ten-minute walk down to the sea. Upstairs there’s ample room, for twelve people to sleep in relatively luxurious bedrooms, and for more than twenty if sharing bunkroom-style accommodation. There is a… Read more “Ideal location for a sea swim group”

      Angus, Sea swim group
      Seaview walks from Battisborough House
      The Old Pottery yoga studio with light flooding through the french windows
      The drive to Battisborough House at sunset
      The old Pottery yoga studio from the grounds