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About your stay

Regal serenity meets modern living

Ludbrook Manor rises over Dartmoor with one eye on the Salcombe coast. Its fires are roaring; the hot tub is bubbling; the underfloor heating is toasty. Live like a Lord with a sense of regal serenity, yet with wifi and Sky on tap. The whirlpool baths, heated indoor pool and terraced dining are worth getting used to.

Country retreat with luxuries on tap

An English castle with the flag of St George fluttering in the Devon breeze; a roaring fire; a bird’s-eye view over the rolling Dartmoor hills. Ludbrook Manor is your very own South Hams country retreat with luxuries on tap and its own unique style etched into every ornate cornice, chandelier and skylight window.

The magic begins before your key reaches the lock. You’ll sweep up the drive through eight acres of prime Devon grassland and orchard, past the outside terrace and the bridged Japanese pond. Inside, the floors are marbled, the doors solid oak.

Stained-glass windows in the hall and the clan crest in the drawing-room floor hint at history; the spectacular kitchen, elegant dining room and underfloor heating are evidence of a loving restoration. A sense of regal serenity pervades the property just as surely as the wifi and the satellite signals that carry the full Sky TV package.


There’s instant access to fun here: the indoor heated pool features underwater mood lights; en-suite bathrooms have whirlpool baths; there’s a hot tub for chilling and chatting; and, a tennis court. Throw open the Leisure Suite doors and drink and dine on the terrace as Dartmoor falls away before you. You could get used to this.

Pool, hot tub and gardens

Ludbrook Manor has eight acres of beautiful grounds and orchards for you to explore to your heart’s content.

There is an indoor heated swimming pool, with marble tiles and mood lighting. There is a comfortable sitting area pool side for you to relax and the large French doors open up to the adjoining garden and Japanese style lake with arched bridges to the central island. Additionally there is also a hot tub for you to enjoy outside under the stars.

That’s not all, you are spoilt for choice at Ludbrook Manor. Set up a match on the tennis court with its private pavilion, get your pawns ready on the giant granite chess set, or just enjoy the nearby walking and cycling paths.

Ludbrook Manor is steeped in history and dotted around the property are many interesting and characterful features revealing a fascinating past.

The sitting room has stunning views over the Dartmoor countryside, and lots of comfy seats for you to choose from for a family movie night in front of the huge flat screen TV. And during those winter months the woodburner will keep you nice and toasty.

The Drawing Room is an impressive room with a central feature mosiac of The Kelly Clan crest and with incredible views over the gardens and Japanese lake.

For a moment of calm head to the study. It is a quiet and peaceful room with stunning views over the Dartmoor National Park.

There is  an open plan kitchen with a breakfast room that has access to the garden, patio and an entertaining space through a pair of French doors. There is also a Butler’s kitchen with an additional cooker for you to make use of during your stay.

The elegant and stylish formal Dining Room can be found on the ground floor with fantastic views across Dartmoor. It provides a great backdrop for a family meal, and the feature fireplace really gives this room its character.

Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your holiday even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.

There are nine (twelve, including The Stables) lovely en suite bedrooms at Ludbrook Manor, each as luxurious as the next.

There is a double bedroom on the ground floor with zip and link beds, for increased flexibility during your stay.

There are six additional bedrooms on the first floor at Ludbrook Manor, choose from bedroom suites, oak beams or four poster beds.

There are two further bedroom suites on the second floor of this wonderful house, both with incredible country views over Dartmoor National Park.

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