The hotel has been family owned and run for 10+ years and is a beautiful countryside manor house dating from 1830. The building’s history is a rich one, having been owned by the brother in law of Isambard Brunel, John Callcott Horsley who was himself a famous artist. He painted many beautiful portraits including one of his brother in law and also designed the first commercial Christmas Card.
Set in the glorious Maidencombe countryside almost on top of the South West Coast Path and just 2 miles away from Teignmouth and Torquay Orestone Manor has an enviable position. Original features such as stained glass windows and gabled bedrooms rub shoulders with sympathetically designed contemporary touches such as the refurbished Bay Restaurant. All 14 bedrooms are unique in style with different individual touches such as four poster beds, original bay windows, sun terraces and even private hot tubs. Most bedrooms have sea views.
The award winning Bay Restaurant has a contemporary feel, with sea and countryside views. Dishes are created from the best of Westcoutntry produce such as Brixham landed fish, River Teign shellfish, local estate wild game and Sharpham Cheeses. Two of the owning family are chefs and their passion for food shines through in the carefully designed menus. Bar drinks are also sourced locally as far as possible, with wines from Sharpham Vineyard near Totnes, soft drinks from Luscombes based in Buckfastleigh, Ales from Bays Brewery in Paignton and Cider from Sandford Orchards. We have two lounges, one with cosy woodburning stove and a sun terrace with stunning sea and garden views. All are welcome, for dinner, lunch, afternoon tea, coffee or bar drinks. Even our breakfast has won an AA award!
Orestone Manor is family owned and run, with one of the family members on site at all times. The homely and welcoming atmosphere attests to this, with guests welcomed as though the manor was their own home. We can be as formal or in-formal, attentive or hands-off as you would like. Our service is renowned and much complimented on in online reviews. Whether you are staying for a week or popping in for tea and coffee you will be welcomed and leave relaxed.
The 22 bus goes hourly between Paignton and Dawlish Warren, a request stop is 200 yards from the hotel. Teignmouth and Torquay train stations are 2 miles away.
The hotel is on the A379 between Teignmouth and Torquay. If coming from the East then the best way to approach is via Teignmouth and Shaldon. Sat Nav will take you down some narrow Devon lanes!
Rockhouse Lane, Maidencombe, Torquay, Devon. TQ1 4SX
Location type: Village
Location setting: Rural Coastal Seaside
Family friendly Bar Restaurant Free wifi Central heating Non-smoking establishment On-site parking Room service
En suite Bath Shower Bath/shower TV Central heating Garden patio Hot tub Linen Towels Hairdryer Iron Tea & coffee
Parking flat to entrance Parking ramp to entrance Designated disabled parking Drop off at entrance Level entrance to reception Level to public toilet Level to lounge Level to bar Level to restaurant Ground floor accommodation Non-allergic bedding