About Us

Holbeton is an exceptional, unspoilt small rural parish within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a coastline that forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast.

Holbeton village is tucked away and boasts one of the nation’s great churches, All Saints. Grade 1 listed, and described by Pevsner as “unusually impressive”, it was restored in the 19th century by J D Sedding.

The village has a pub, The Mildmay Colours, a shop and post office, and a primary school.
Holbeton village, Ford and Mothecombe hamlets are all designated conservation areas.

The well used village hall supports an active amateur dramatics programme, a long standing twinning with Bodilis in northern Brittany, a lunch and social club, a film club and a garden society annual show.

Amenities within the parish include a play park, a community orchard and allotments, as well as a sports field and a croquet club at Battisborough Cross.

Mothecombe is a popular beach from which it is an easy walk round to the wooded Erme estuary, a site of Special Scientific Interest and a Marine Conservation Zone.

Much of the land belongs to the Flete estate, with a number of estate farms and holiday cottages.  Mothecombe House, a grade 1 listed house situated above the beach, is a Queen Anne house with additions by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Its beautiful gardens are at times open to the public.

To the north is Flete House, a large ancient grade 1 listed country house remodelled by Richard Norman Shaw, at one time a maternity unit, and now a luxury retirement village.
Nearby, Flete Park hosts point to point races.

Other large houses in the parish include Battisborough House and Alston Hall.

Mothercombe House
loverly walks

Businesses and Community Groups

Holbeton Primary SchoolwwwGlobe

Flete EstatewwwGlobe

The Mildmay ColourswwwGlobe

Holbeton Climate Change
and Eco Group


Holbeton Village Stores & Post Office



Holbeton Village Community



Holbeton Film ClubwwwGlobe

Village HallwwwGlobe