A unique, breath-taking former Devon reservoir that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family, with glass-lined rooms, an incredible al fresco courtyard, and a beautiful garden with a bar and hot tub.
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

In charge of choosing the perfect setting for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration? Imbued with wonder and magic, Woolbrook Reservoir offers a little something for everyone… and much, much more besides!

Delightfully ‘hidden’ in a tranquil area of East Devon, close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the former reservoir has been transformed into a truly breath-taking retreat for up to 16 lucky guests.

Elegantly dipped below the garden, you’ll feel like you’re the only people in the world as you arrive, since you won’t be overlooked by any neighbours. Meanwhile, double-height glass-lined rooms and a soaring, ‘wow-factor’ central atrium offer a whole wealth of light and space.

The scenic rooftop level features a mesmerising garden with lounge-worthy lawns, winding paths to wander, a bar for unwinding over drinks… and a wood-fired hot tub for sublime stargazing!

Fire up the courtyard barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper – if the weather happens to take a turn for the worse, no problem. Simply move to the undercover lounge, where you’ll also find table tennis and a pool table to keep you nicely entertained.

If you need a break from all that socialising, you’ll soon find plenty of comfy, beautifully-furnished places to help you get lost in a good book, such as the fireplace-equipped snug. There’s even a dedicated gym for the fitness fanatics in your group.

Ready to hold that showpiece celebratory event? The ground-floor entertaining space boasts three sets of French doors that can be thrown open for a feeling of wide open space, and the enormous dining-room wall is perfect for slideshows… even featuring USB-equipped monitors for that very purpose!

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At a glance

  • A former East Devon reservoir, breath-takingly transformed into a ‘hidden’ retreat with glass-lined rooms and a wealth of indoor/outdoor entertaining space.
  • Six elegant bedrooms (4 kingsize and 2 twin rooms, one on the ground floor with en-suite facilities) sleep up to 16 guests in total.
  • Relax in the rooftop garden, with its own bar and hot tub, or whip up a sizzling supper on the courtyard barbecue – which also features a covered lounge and games area.
  • The open-plan entertaining space on the ground floor is perfect for parties, with its surround-sound music system and an enormous wall that’s perfect for slideshows!
  • The Regency town of Sidmouth is just a mile-and-a-half away: ideal for dining, watersports, and exploring the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups


Entrance hall leading to utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, gym with weight-training room, triple-volume foyer with seating. Open-plan living/dining area with round table and 6 chairs, reclining sofas, wall-mounted flatscreen Smart TV with sound bar and floor speakers, bioethanol fireplace, door to games room with large sofa, wall-mounted flatscreen TV with selection of games, French doors to atrium. Kitchen with induction hob-equipped island, wine fridge, Bluetooth speaker with Sonos music system, two fan-assisted ovens, combi microwave/oven, dishwasher, fridge, Nespresso machine, juicer, Soda Stream, dining equipment. Snug with armchairs and bioethanol fireplace. Dining room with extendable table and chairs, drinks cabinets, 8 wall-mounted screens with USB, surround-sound music system. 6 bedrooms: ground-floor twin with en-suite bathroom and courtyard access, 4 kingsize rooms and 1 twin upstairs. 4 luxury bathrooms, including marble suite within master kingsize room. Outside: courtyard with atrium, plants, flowers, shrubs, artwork, lounge suite and firebowl, undercover area with barbecue, games, pizza oven, patio heater. Top-level garden with far-reaching countryside views, plants, sun loungers, wood-fired hot tub, drinks bar with sink and fridge, hammock, swing seat, furnished viewing points. Private parking for 6 cars on the front drive, with more space through the double gates.

Local Activities

Stargazing, country views, coastal walks, beaches, swimming, watersports, shops, restaurants, historic sites

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Oh, and not to mention the state-of-the-art surround-sound system that means you can get the party started with ease.

Where exactly will you sleep? There are six glorious bedrooms to choose from; each one a veritable talking-point. The ground-floor twin offers sumptuous en-suite facilities and easy access to the courtyard…

…while the top floor master comes equipped with an ornate ebony kingsize bed, a marble bathroom suite, and an large dressing room with a Nespresso coffee machine!

Those in the mood to explore can easily head into the Regency town of Sidmouth, which is less than a mile-and-a-half away. A gateway to the mesmerising Jurassic coastline, here you can wander the South West Coast Path, as well as indulge in a range of watersports – and of course, the freshest local cuisine.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. A range of baby and toddler-friendly items are provided, including travel cots, stairgates, a highchair, and plates/cutlery. An EV charger is available on request, an additional fee may apply.

Where you'll be staying

Sidmouth, Devon

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