House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Ludbrook Manor is a private, luxurious and spectacularly well-appointed country retreat. Comparable to a boutique hotel, but with the advantage of being self catered, this is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with friends and family. The nine en-suite bedrooms look out over the manor's eight acres of beautiful grounds and orchards, and further on towards Dartmoor and the gorgeous South Hams countryside and coastline.
Internally, Ludbrook Manor has been finished to an exceptionally high standard from the marbled floors in the Hall to the grand solid oak doors that greet you at the entrance. The manor is steeped in history and dotted around the property are many interesting and characterful features' revealing a fascinating past. This includes stained glass windows in the hall and a mosaic crest set in the drawing room floor. The manor has been lovingly renovated and the modern conveniences blend seamlessly with the traditional aspects of the building. There is Wi-Fi internet access throughout and most rooms benefit from underfloor heating.
Externally, the extensive grounds of the estate offer numerous activities and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Including a tennis court with pavilion, lawn area with rugby posts, giant granite chess set, table tennis, nearby walking and cycling paths and a hot tub. The indoor heated swimming pool is marble tiled and has mood lighting, there is a comfortable sitting area and large French doors that open up to the adjoining garden and Japanese style lake with arched bridges to the central island.
Ludbrook Manor is ideal for special occasions and large gatherings, the charming and well maintained gardens that surround the manor offer the perfect backdrop.
The estate is situated near the pretty villages of Modbury, Ermington and Ugborough which offer a number of great pubs and restaurants. Modbury, in particular has a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Slightly further afield are many towns and villages to explore including the charming village of Noss Mayo, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and the city of Plymouth which is a 20 minute drive. The city is home to National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Life Centre and Plymouth Hoe, which offer amazing walks and stunning views.
There are excellent beaches within four miles of Ludbrook Manor including the beautiful Mothecombe and Wonwell Beach; Bantham and Bigbury beach are 7 miles away. The property is also four miles from the southern edge of the rugged and picturesque National Park of Dartmoor with beautiful wooded valleys, tumbling rivers and famous granite tors. The ideal place for walking, riding or fishing.
This property operates on a Friday changeover during the months of July and August.
Guests with limited mobility may struggle to access the first and second levels of the property.
The swimming pool is not available for use between 6:30- 8:30am.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bantham 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||9.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter International 62 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 23.3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms of which 18 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (8), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
The warm climate and award-winning beaches enjoyed by South Devon have kept it a fashionable holiday resort for many generations. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham make up Torbay, one of the most popular areas for holidays in South Devon, and the area also includes the coastal towns of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Starcross. South Devon holiday cottages position their guests in some of the country's prettiest locations for a break with a continental feel. South Devon hosts dozens of festivals and regattas throughout the whole year. One of the world's oldest shipwrecks was found off South Devon's coast. Pete Goss built his Team Phillips catamaran in Totnes.
From Totnes and Ivybridge to Dartmouth and Salcombe, The South Hams sits between the moors and the sea providing you with the best of South Devon's rolling countryside and 60 miles of dramatic and ever-changing coastline.
There are six historic towns that collectively form The South Hams each with their own individual charm and unique characteristics; Dartmouth, Salcombe, Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Modbury. Meander along the pretty narrow streets and historic harbours and you will find a welcoming selection of gift shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars.
Head towards the coast and you will be greeted with an amazing selection of golden beaches and hidden coves. For the adventurous among us, water sports are available at many of the larger beaches while the smaller coves offer a peaceful retreat and are perfect for relaxing with a good book and a picnic.