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Grenville Upcott House

House with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Pilton West, England

From £688 per week

House to rent in Pilton West, England

Stunning, luxury holiday home with covered swimming pool and billiards table in Barnstaple

  • House
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire

House overview - owner's description

Enjoy uninterrupted views across the Taw estuary and Barnstaple town in this beautiful 2-bedroom holiday home in Devon, which can sleep 8. Ideal for families or large groups, this home features a swimming pool (shared) and garden to enjoy while on vacation. There is a river 2.5 km away, where you can go for picnics.The town centre, along with restaurants and supermarkets, is just 3 km away. Only 21 km away is the sea beach, where you can sunbathe or relax. Take a few laps in the heated swimming pool (shared), while your kids play on the play equipment in the manicured garden. Trampoline, high chair and children’s bed are also available in this child-friendly home. The holiday home also comes with an equipped kitchen and a living cum dining room with a TV and decorative fireplace. 2 pets are allowed for £ 30/Stay. You can travel by public transport, easily available 2.8 km away. The train station is 3.5 km away, and the nearest airport is at a distance of 89 km.

Ground floor:

  • Kitchen (cooker (ceramic), oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer)
  • Living/diningroom (TV, decorative fireplace, DVD player)

On the 1st floor:

  • Bedroom (double bed)
  • Bedroom (double bed, decorative fireplace)
  • Walk-through bedroom (single bed, single bed)
  • Bathroom (shower, washbasin, toilet)


  • 1x single folding bed
  • 1x single folding bed
  • 1x tumble dryer
  • 1x washing machine
  • 1x garden doors
  • 1x garden
  • 1x garden furniture
  • 1x trampoline
  • 1x swimming pool
  • Shared with other guests
  • 1x heated
  • 1x roofed)
  • 1x play equipment
  • 1x children's bed
  • 1x high chair
  • 1x stair gate

Idyllic location in elevated setting amidst 69 acres of pasture and woodland giving beautiful, uninterrupted views across the Taw estuary and Barnstaple town. This superb location is ideal for a wonderful relaxing holiday. Just a short drive to the market town amenities of Barnstaple including a good choice of pubs, restaurants, shops etc and the popular village of Braunton with its surf shops, cafes and independent shops. The unspoilt beauty of Exmoor and the area's finest, sandy beaches including Croyde and Woolacombe are also very easily accessible.

Upcott House is personally supervised by the resident owner, whose family home this has been since it was built in 1752. Whilst offering the chance to enjoy living in a truly splendid location, the atmosphere is totally relaxed and unpretentious with a wide range of leisure amenities to ensure that all guests can enjoy their stay whether they are seeking pure relaxation or an active, sociable holiday.

  • Heated swimming pool (45' x 15'), enclosed under glass cover, with patio area and garden furniture Licensed bar with games and a selection of DVD's Snooker room with full size table Large lawned area, ideal for ball games Large trampoline (14') with full safety net Delightful walks and views in the landscaped gardens and grounds Broadband available in the snooker room

All accommodation is well maintained and equipped, and comfortably furnished throughout in mainly modern style.

Please note this is not a pet-free property.

Property specifics:

  • Please note that most countries and/or areas have COVID-19 measures in place. We advise you to take this into account when booking your holiday home since a change in restrictions may not be a valid reason to cancel the booking free of charge.


7 other reviews

Keijer Oct 2018

Upon arrival we were surprised about the beautiful country house and the beautiful view. We were very kindly received and guided around. Practical old country house with beautiful old details and atmosphere. Great spacious apartment with upstairs, of which only the large bathroom needs renovation. The beds are fine and the bedrooms all have a TV. Downstairs you have to be careful about the thresholds and steps that are everywhere. Lovely pool, where some rules apply because of safety, but that makes sense. All in all a very nice stay

Treffers Jul 2018

Warm welcome by the owner. Large stately country house divided into apartments, somewhat dated because it is an old building. There is currently also major maintenance. Beautiful view of the Taw River. Lots to see and do in the area, from beaches to cities and nature parks. In the garden also possibilities for badminton, football etc. There is unfortunately no private outdoor space. Lovely warm swimming pool. The springs can be felt here and there in the mattresses. Kitchen fully equipped.

De Haan Apr 2017

Arrival at a property with fantastic views over the riverbed. Warm welcome by the owner. He hires parts of the country house and everyone may use swimming pool (nice hot) and pool table and games room. Lots of space and something for everyone. Furnishings are not modern but comfortable beds are provided. We need a car to explore the beautiful surroundings. Its proper distances.Barnstaple is a cozy town and there are plenty of shops. The beach is not far away. We have been for a week, but you can spend two weeks without bothering you!

Klawitter May 2016

It was a beautiful Urlaub.Schon upon arrival we were überwältigt.Unser mansion was on a hill on the outskirts of Barnstaple. In the wonderful view we immediately forget the hardships of the 1500 km long car journey and felt visiting Rosamunde Pilcher. Our host, a baron, greeted us warmly and cared for during Urlauswoche. The whole area was huge. There were horses, sheep, chickens, dogs and cats rather super fit on the property, which disturbed in no legally, then. Every day there were fresh farm eggs. The apartment was equipped huge, clean and with everything you on holiday so needs to be comfortable. For the children, a huge playground available (football, basket ball net, balls, badminton, trampoline, etc.) was the pool was large, clean and warm. We have felt ourselves very well. Surprisingly, even a washer and dryer were vorhanden.Wir met a German family that already there was on vacation for the third time. With us there will certainly be also a second holiday in this mansion.

Eeckhout Aug 2014

Positive were the kitchen, good beds and towels. And the beautiful view from the driveway! Negative home was partially basement, so dark, especially living and dining area. There was only one toilet and then in the bathroom and that for 5 people. And it's old and still pretty run down ...

Klaver Jul 2013

This is a typical example of the impoverished nobility a beautiful country but very poorly maintained. The pool was really superb and the pool / snooker room we were allowed unlimited use. R nThe double beds were small (we often suffer from abroad) and one of the beds even bad. R nof the owner / manager, we can not say goodbye, because they left "in the morning suddenly asked.

Bonne Jul 2013

The view of the surrounding area is magnificent and priceless. You imagine yourself in Upcott House in the setting of an English costume drama, it certainly should be called. Magical and authentic The lord and lady of the house are approachable for any question. The heated pool and children's play area are a big plus. Add the English charm, hospitality and openness to it and you have a delicious cocktail, which is far nasmaakt.

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This house is:

21km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest restaurant 3km from the nearest supermarket 89km from Airport 3.5km from Train station 2.8km from Public transport 21km from Sea beach 3km from Town center

Sights and attractions

Nightlife (pub) 3km River 2.5km

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Outside this house in Pilton West, England
This house has a shared pool and a garden.

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Updated 25 January 2021

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Included in price or to be paid locally

  • Final cleaning, Bed linen, Bath towels, Kitchen linen


  • WiFi

    Free of charge



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 bunk bed (sleeps 2)

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Shared pool


DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi, TV


Open fire, Washing machine


Cooker, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Oven


Private garden


Average rating from 14 reviews

Preferred Partner From Zurich, Switzerland Member since Dec 2017

This house is managed by an established travel agent that was founded over 40 years ago. We've been working with them since December 2017 and have had 54 bookings with them.

Past bookings: 54 bookings

Response rate: 83%

Response time: within 3 days

Last seen: 3 days ago

Number of properties: over 1,000

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