About Orsetone Manor

Things to do

Orestone Manor is a place to relax. We provide comfort, great service, and fine food, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Our bar and restaurant are popular with locals as well as residents, and have a warm buzz to them most evenings, without ever being boisterous.

There are lots of interesting things to see and do in the local area. Our team will be happy to make suggestions, and we have added a selection of Devon's delights on this page.

If you would like to arrange a guided tour around attractions and locations nearby, we have a fantastic local tour guide, Alex Graeme, who can offer a range of regular tours or a completely bespoke tour just for you. Just contact Alex at Unique Devon Tours to discuss your requirements . You can find his website here.


Rock Solid Coasteering

Feeling Fearless? Rock Solid Coasteering will get your adrenalin pumping as you learn how to boulder over tricky coastal terrain combining a variety of skills - swimming, jumping, climbing. Run by Maidencombe's award winning adventure specialist and knowledgeable lifetime local, Ziggy Austin, his tailor-made coasteering routes can be adapted to all abilities and are suitable for individuals or large groups. He can even personalise them for special celebrations.


Yacht Charter Devon Yacht

Charter Devon is a Torquay based company offering skippered yacht charters around some of Devon's most stunning sailing destinations. Prices start from just £495.00 for a private day charter for up to 8 Guests to explore the breath-taking Devon coastline on your own private luxury yacht and includes a sumptuous buffet lunch and refreshments. They also offer tailor made and special interest charters.


Torquay Golf Club

Within walking distance of Orestone Manor or a short drive, is the stunning Torquay Golf Club. Founded in 1909, this thriving members club presents a first class parkland layout offering a challenging yet rewarding test for players of all abilities. Visitor green fees are available throughout the week and weekend for the club's tree-lined fairways with their extensive views across Lyme Bay, as far as Portland Bill to the east and Dartmoor's rugged tors to the west.


Sandridge Barton WInes

This vineyard produces world-renowned, award-wining fine wines and cheeses, and provide tasting sessions in the winery as well special tours of the vineyard. There is also a resturant and countryside walks. Sharpham has gathered awards nationwide and are a top choice for food and drink lovers.


South Devon Railway

Just half an hour away, the South Devon Railway is one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the region. The line runs along the stunning valley of the Dart between Buckfastleigh, where there’s plenty of car parking, and Totnes. Far more than a steam train ride, it offers a wonderful all weather attraction for families and people of all ages. Take a look at the website for time tables.


Virtual Jet Centre

Take the controls of a Boeing 737 motion flight simulator with the Virtual Jet Centre - an amazing experience whether you have flown before or not! Run by professional pilots, you’ll receive a full briefing and training during your flight.

Choose your own route and admire the view on the wrap-round screen. An experience never to be forgotten, their flight training makes the perfect gift for anyone over the age of 12. Bespoke corporate events are also possible using the Boeing flight simulator, training suite and cabin fuselage to provide a series of challenges ideal for team building and corporate entertaining.


Stand Up Paddle School/Hire

Reach Outdoors offers outdoor adventure for all. They provide guided tours and lessons in Coasteering, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and also offer a hire service from a fantastic beach front location at Goodrington Sands, if you would prefer to practice on your own. Lessons start from just £35pp for 2 hours including all equipment and instruction. 


Torbay Fishing

Run by experienced fisherman Simon Day, Torbay Fishing offers full training session for new and inexperienced shore and sea anglers of all ages and ranges. Simon will teach you everything from setting up a fishing rod, tying the most common knots, how to cast, float a feather and land your catch of the day. His website is also packed with local information about where to fish, the fishing seasons, rigs and guides.


Babbacombe Model Village

Featured on the BBC, this spectacular show-stopper for all ages will make you feel 10-foot tall at this world-famous model village as you explore four acres of award-winning gardens that showcase hundreds of model scenes, vehicles & people.


Explore Kents Cavern

Step back to the Stone Age discovering Britain's oldest home exploring a cave system occupied by prehistoric man, hyenas and cave bears. Whether it's 'hunting for Ice Age beasts' or becoming a 'Victorian excavator' digging for gemstones, you'll have a fantastic day following in the footsteps of early adventurers.


Paignton Zoo

Spread over an 80 acre site, whether it's cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes, playful monkeys, the renowned Paignton Zoo just down the road, allows you to get close to over two thousand creatures. As well as giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and crocodiles, there are also indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and six unique different habitats showing the animals' natural environment. Better leave a whole day though - you'll need it!


Local Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches, some a senic walk away from the hotel, others a short drive. Maidencombe Cove is only half a mile away and Watcombe Cove is a short stroll along the coast path. The scenery is stunning and you can enjoy spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches clear water.


Teignmouth Golf Club

Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1924, some 9 years before he completed his most famous work at the Augusta National, home of the US Masters.

Teignmouth’s course is situated near to the South Devon coast and, at 800 feet above sea level, it commands spectacular views of the sea and nearby moors.

The 18 hole moorland links presents a great test of golf for players of all abilities. Features include six varied and challenging par 3s and no fewer than 11 two-tier greens, a true MacKenzie trademark.


Horse Racing at Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot racecourse is situated only 10−15 mins from the hotel, and provides an exciting day out watching National Hunt racing ("the jumps") in a relaxed and fun environment. There are 18 fixtures running from April-October. There's plenty of parking, or we can arrange a taxi to take you to/from the course. The racecourse also stages antique fairs, car boot sales and other fun events on many non-race days.


Round Robin

The Round Robin steam train and boat trip is an excellent way to see the area in the summer and runs on bus, steam train and boat through Paignton, Kingswear, Dartmouth and Paignton. Do check the website for timetables.


RSPB reserve at Labrador Bay

Based just along the coast path from Maidencombe is one of the few places in the UK that is home to the very rare Cirl Bunting. It also has some fantastic views. Guided walks are frequent during the summer months - just check the website for dates.


The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is a horse rescue charity near Totnes. A small charity so it's best to check the opening times before you go.


Pennywell Farm

This award winning is a farm is close to the hotel with daily shows, displays and rides. A great day out for all the family.


Dartmoor National Park

The fringes of Dartmoor are only a short drive away from the hotel. Dartmoor is not just about the landscape; there's a lot more to it than that. It's not just about the ponies, or the tors, the history or the heritage; but that's a good start. It's about getting out there, experiencing new things. This living, breathing, working landscape holds the secret to a past that stretches back over the centuries, and a future that is both sustainable and green. From rare birds and butterflies,

Neolithic monuments and ancient woodland, to tradition, folklore and farming on horseback, Dartmoor has it all. Leading the way for the arts, all things organic, a haven for literary greats and explorers, you will be walking in some awesome footsteps. Dartmoor was also the film location for War Horse and the Moorland Guides offer guided walks of the locations


Exe Estuary

Exe Estuary is just a half an hour car journey away and has some miles of cycle and foot paths, exceptional views, beautiful sandy beaches and is teeming with wildlife. A large area so take a look at the website for more detailed maps etc


Buckfast Otter Sanctuary

Buckfast Otter Sanctuary and Butterfly Farm is a short drive from the hotel and is a small but fascinating sanctuary where you can learn about native otters as well as their overseas cousins.


The Agatha Christie Mile

Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world's best-selling author along Torquay's seafront. Starting at either the Imperial Hotel or the Grand Hotel, the Agatha Christie Mile takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works, with seven unique plaques to find along the way


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