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Endless restoration

Visited Poltimore House on an open day. Had seen it on a TV restoration appeal some years ago. Was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alan B
Spooky delight, beware the friendly ghosts

I came across this house by accident, seeing an advert for an exhibition. It was simply amazing... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Poltimore House is a GradeII listed 18th century country house just outside Exeter, Devon. Currently undergoing extensive renovation as seen in BBC TV's 'Restoration' programme. The house and grounds are open on selected days and various events are...more
Off the B3181, Poltimore, Exeter EX4 0AU, England
+44 1392 248938
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Poltimore House on an open day. Had seen it on a TV restoration appeal some years ago. Was shocked at how much work is required. Good luck to the volunteers and fund raisers.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I came across this house by accident, seeing an advert for an exhibition. It was simply amazing. The house is in a state of crumbling disrepair, but they are striving to do works. It is beautiful, a photographers paradise with beautiful grounds.great for a Gothic...More

Thank ALittleBirdSaid
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I visited here with some friends and the staff were great. A great building that needs some love and care and the finances to bring it back to its original beauty. Has a great history to be preserved for all to enjoy

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited Poltimore House for a second time to see how the hard working volunteers have got on. Obviously it’s still a major work in progress but it’s really interesting to compare how the building looks now to its former glories. All the volunteers are really...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Attended a caravan rally here and enjoyed the peace & quiet,good toilet facilities excellent company & very friendly,helpfull voluntary workers.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed January 10, 2018

My brother met his wife , a nurse , who was in attendance to my mother (in for an operation : nasal polyp ) approx 1960 ..Nurses dressed in traditional way ...wards as before .. Very strict matron who stripped the undesired ( trendy at...More

Thank frangipani2018
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I have known about Poltimore House for about 10 years but this was the first time I have visited. On a recent Open Event found on line. There were some helpful volunteers in attendance but it would have been nice for a few more to...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

The MAM (Mad about Motorcycles) bike and family show - the first of what aims to be an annual event - was on 19th/20th,in aid of Mind and Exeter Leukaemia Fund. It was superb, but should have been better supported. The rock bands were brilliant,especially...More

Thank Gillyjasper
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Simply the best festival I have been to for a while. On arriving I felt the smile vibe that pervades only a few events like this. It is small at the moment but I am sure word will spread about how beautiful this place is....More

Thank Ella M
Reviewed May 13, 2017

This is a really lovely old house, which is gradually being restored by a dedicated army of enthusiasts. It hosts outdoor theatre shows in the summer by the excellent local company Cygnet Theatre. Don't miss those.

Thank Jack R
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