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Poltimore House

Off the B3181, Poltimore, Exeter EX4 0AU, England
+44 1392 248938
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Restoration.

Visited Poltimore House for a second time to see how the hard working volunteers have got on... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Rachel S
via mobile
Vandalised,arsoned country house being refurbished in lovelly grounds.

Attended a caravan rally here and enjoyed the peace & quiet,good toilet facilities excellent... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Ray H
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Exeter, England, 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 held throughout the year.
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“restoration” (4 reviews)
“mansion” (2 reviews)
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Off the B3181, Poltimore, Exeter EX4 0AU, England
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+44 1392 248938
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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 Ella M
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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.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

First visit here to this historical house. It is lovely and is in need of a lot of restoration but you can see when visiting an event there how it used to be. Only the ground floor is usable right now and today when I...More

Thank Ruth O
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Poltimore House, near Exeter, is one of the most fascinating historic estates in the South West of England and is of particular interest for visitors keen to learn more about medical history. The original Tudor mansion – elements of which are still visible in Poltimore...More

Thank Travel U
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Poltimore has a long and interesting history, and it is so sad as a ruin - but the dedicated volunteers that manage it and develop it make a visit very interesting and the events are fun. The surgery room from hospital days is fascinating.

1  Thank Beatrice H
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Opening times vary. Check the website for up-to-date times.
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