Great Moor House

Ideally-situated at Sowton, next to the Honiton Road Park & Ride and handy for the M5 Motorway, the facilities at Great Moor House (GMH) include a conference/dining room capable of supporting a variety of layouts, including cinema format, and holding 100 delegates at a time.

Our rooms

  • RoomTypeCapacityPCsDigital projectorSmart boardFlip chart
    Board roomCabaretTheatre
    GMH – M8BMeeting24244011N/A1

    Room charges

    £165 per day (9:00am-5:00pm)

    £115 per half day (9:00am-1:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm)


    • number of PCs include one PC for trainer/presenter

  • RoomTypeCapacityPCsDigital projectorSmart boardFlip chart
    Board roomCabaretTheatre
    GMH – M8A and M8BMeeting/Conference/CinemaN/A7012012N/A1

    Room charges – Conference/dining room

    £450.00 per day (9:30am-5:00pm)

    £250:00 per half day (9:00am-1:00pm – 5:00pm)

    Evening and weekend training sessions, meetings and conferences by arrangement.


    • number of PCs include one PC for trainer/presenter
    • when ICT training rooms are used for ICT training, two figures are quoted. The larger figure represents two trainees sharing one PC.

  • RoomType CapacityPCsDigital projectorSmart boardFlip chart
    Board roomCabaretTheatre
    GMH – M11Meeting 6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

    Room charges

    Meeting: £10.00 per hour available in 2 hour sessions

  • To book a room please use our online booking form. Bookings will not be confirmed until this form is received with all the required fields such as the charging code and contact details. (No provisional bookings can be taken). Once these details have been received a room will then be allocated to you.

    If you have any queries please contact 01392 385335 or email GMHFM Team.

    Unless you have contacted us with updated information by 4 pm of the Tuesday prior to the week of your booking we will charge you for the booking as was stated on your original booking form.

    GMH management reserve the right to change your room allocation, for a similar room for operational purposes at no extra cost to the client.

    Cancellation charges

    4 or less working days notice: 100% chargeable

    5 to 10 working days notice: 75% chargeable

    11 to 15 working days notice: 50% chargeable

    16 to 20 working days notice: 25% chargeable

    20 working days or over notice: no charge

  • Although the South West Heritage Trust and the Met Office Archive occupy much of the building there are many other services based at Great Moor House:

  • How to get here

  • There are a number of bus services to and from Great Moor House:

    ServiceRoute to/from
    Red Park and RideHoniton Road Park and Ride (rear of GMH) to Paris Street (City Centre)
    Limited stops
    M2Same route as above – Calls at all stops in Pinhoe Road/Whipton up to 9:15am and from 4:10pm
    BExeter Business Park/Met Office to City Centre via Union Road and Pinhoe stops at Honiton Road Park and Ride
    56St Davids Station via Bus station to Honiton Road/Exeter Airport/Woodbury
    Frequency: every hour
    Get off at the Barn Owl stop and cross Honiton Road for GMH
    SR4Sowton Park and Ride to Parish Street (goes through Sowton Industrial Estate to Sowton Park and Ride after GMH). Get off at the Barn Owl pub, cross Honiton Road into Park and Ride site. Operates through Heavitree, early morning until 9:30am and late afternoon from 4:00pm
    Blue Park and RideSowton Park and Ride to Paris Street Walk from Sowton Park and Ride to Great Moor House via industrial estate (approx 20 mins)

  • The way in
    For vehicles, the official way into GMH is through the Main Gates on Bittern Road. Great Moor visitors and staff have right of way through this approach road but are not permitted to park on it as it is not Devon County Council property. Those that do park on the approach road may be wheel clamped. There is some on-road parking either side of the main gates at the top of the approach road but the Honiton Road Park & Ride is intended for those travelling into Exeter by bus and its use by GMH staff and visitors is not permitted.

    Car parking
    The South Car Park by the Main Entrance is for visitors, conference members and trainees only. A section is reserved for Devon Record Office visitors. Staff numbered parking spaces in the east and west car parks are allocated to each service on a proportional basis. It is the responsibility of each service to administer the use of its allocated spaces and report any misuse to GMHFM. Entry to GMH car parks is through the main gates off Bittern Road. First left is the west car park. In front of the main entrance is the visitors’ car park. Further on and through the road barriers is the east car park which includes a secure fenced area and 30 additional spaces accessible through the secure fenced area or the Honiton Road Park & Ride. Exit into Moor Lane is left turn only.

    Bicycle arrangements
    Cycle lockers are installed by the north east corner of the building and near the motorcycle area in the visitors car park. Two cycles are available for staff to use for short journeys during working hours. These are maintained by GMHFM and can be booked on 01392 385335 or by email:

Contact us

Great Moor House
Bittern Road

Tel: 01392 385335