Golden Lion House, Ashburton, Devon

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Spacious family holiday house sleeping 19 with a games room, near the coast and on the edge of the Dartmoor

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Golden Lion House, Ashburton, Devon, sleeps 10-19 in 7 bedrooms.

Golden Lion House offers 7 large bedrooms (5 en suites) + 2 additional bathrooms, 3 reception rooms (one a games room), a relaxing rear garden, parking for 5 cars (and on street parking), and pleasant rural views. The house is centrally located between Exeter, Dartmoor, Plymouth and Torbay, and a 2 minute walk to the town centre.

Groups can enjoy a stroll across the Dartmoor National Park or simply wander into town and enjoy the delights of the various boutique and antique style shops and cosy restaurants and pubs. The beaches in Teignmouth and Shaldon are only 30 minutes drive away, and Torbay and Totnes are similar distances. If you like your shopping then Exeter Quay and Princesshay is the place to be. Holden Forest is only 20 minutes away for a great family day out. There is so much to do.

The large living room is ideal for family gatherings with a working open fireplace and direct access to the rear garden. Whilst some of your group enjoy the games room with free pool, darts and a master organ, others can relax in the reception room or large kitchen area.

Golden Lion House was built in 1768 for local surgeon Sir Nicholas Tripe. It was then turned into a coaching inn in late 1700's. Run as a hotel and pub until late 1990's, Golden Lion House is a well known Ashburton landmark and source of lots of stories in the town. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle apparently stayed here whilst researching The Hound of Baskervilles. Much of the 1950 film "Guilt is My Shadow" was filmed in the hotel and town.

Converted to a heritage house in 1999, the house is Grade 2* listed. There is a notable priest hole and tunnel to the back of the property, still intact, which was allegedly used to evade the Press Gangs by those in the know.

Still the main family house of the current owners who are temporarily living elsewhere (the current owners spent 20 years in Asia, hence much of the style and decor), Golden Lion House is not a pristine purpose built holiday let, but a genuine comfortable family home.


Fully functional kitchen with top of the range cooker, American style fridge freezer and dishwasher.
The dining/living room includes a piano, 3 sofas, a working fireplace and access to the garden terrace.
The reception room is a cosy and quiet room to relax in, with a TV and some nice art and ornaments to admire.
A digital radio is provided within the kitchen area. A hifi system is also provided in the lounge. TV also available.
Full 64mb broadband with WiFi points across the house is provided free of charge for guests.
This consists of a pool table, a working organ, TV and seating, darts board and table top games.
An open fireplace is usable in the main living room.
There are 7 rooms available as part of the entire let and 5 ensuites.
Professional hired linen is provided for all new guests. This covers bath/shower mats, towels and full bed linen.
A cloakroom wc on the ground, floor 5 ensuites on the first and second floor and a family communal bathroom on the 2nd floor.
Please contact us to discuss.
The only children's facilities in the house is the games room.
Plenty of seating in the rear garden including a barbecue. There is also a lawned area to the back of the garden.
No swimming pool.
6 parking spaces to the side of house marked 58 & 59 East Street. Also you can park on the gravel area to the side of the house only for a small car.
Only outside please.
Dogs are fine. An extra fee is applied. No cats please.


Golden Lion house is very easy to find. Simply look for the house with the Golden Lion to the front above the front porch as you drive down East Street. On edge of Dartmoor and near Torquay.
All of the shops are simply 2 minutes walk down the hill.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the nearest pub which does very good food. Just down the street on the right hand side. On left up the street is the Brick House which is a cosy cafe with nice food.

Booking Information

5 night min stay for Summer Holidays / Autumn Term (10% discount for 1 week bookings), 2 night min stay during the rest of the year.
Stag and Hen parties require £1,000 security deposit
£150 cleaning fee per booking.
£100 linen fee for 2 night stays only
£500 security deposit.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

58 East Street
Newton Abbot
TQ13 7AX
United Kingdom
Newton Abbot which is about 20 minutes drive.
Just outside Golden Lion House.
Exeter Airport is about 30 minutes drive to Ashburton.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly PriceMidweek per night
Summer Holidays 2019
28th Jun 19 to 6th Sep 19

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Golden Lion House, Ashburton, Devon

James Gardner

Joined us: 2018
+44 (0)1392 690 936
+44 (0)7837 636 995
58 East Street
Newton Abbot
TQ13 7AX
United Kingdom