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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 17 September 2018
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 2 September 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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take the opportunity to visit and see what vandalism and neglect can do to a once beautiful building. You will also see what has been achieved over the years since the Restoration programme where it came first in this area. The gardens are worth exploring...More

1  Thank SherrylHealey
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Not open very often as currently being repaired and renovated by volunteers, but well worth the trip when it is open. Historic site with lots to tell.

1  Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 2 September 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 7 August 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 26 March 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 14 February 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 11 January 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

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Reviewed 14 September 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

1  Thank margaret k
Reviewed 21 August 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 29 May 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 ellam18
Reviewed 14 May 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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