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Oldway Mansion

Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Wonderful gardens to view and it's free !!

Staying at Oldway apartments Paignton Devon and lucky enough to be very close to the gardens and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janis O
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Part of Paignton

This was and still could be a stunning building, used to come here as a child. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staying at Oldway apartments Paignton Devon and lucky enough to be very close to the gardens and Mansion. Although the Mansion and other buildings are closed the gardens are free for anyone to walk round. The gardens are maintained by I believe the council and...More

Thank Janis O
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This was and still could be a stunning building, used to come here as a child. The grounds are stunning and well kept, it was the Council Offices at one time but has been standing empty for awhile, understand that it is to become a...More

Thank tiggerone
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We walked around Oldway Mansion some years ago and it was beautiful with so much to see and so much history.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful building with a lot of history - originally owned by Mr Singer of sowing machine fame. The grounds are wonderful and are well maintained by Torbay Council. It is a pity this building was sold to a developer who is doing...More

Thank Normieb41
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We are not locals but in 2009 we chose to travel 300 miles to get married at Oldway Mansion, we were therefore fortunate enough to go inside this magnificent building. We have some fantastic pictures of the interior, the staircase, the pictures on the walls...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This beautiful building is falling into disrepair and is closed to the public. Torbay council did a disservice to Paignton residents by selling it off to a developer who has failed to do the agreed development, and has left the building to the elements. The...More

Thank torbaylady
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Isaac Merritt had this built for himself and his French wife. He was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine company, no expense was spared but unfortunately it needs money spent on it to return it to its former glory. The gardens are maintained and...More

Thank AnnEandCharles
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As a house it is beautiful , it's a pity the council has it locked up , they don't seem to be looking after it ,the gardens are quite well looked after , parking is free, you wouldn't believe you were in Paignton .

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This beautiful mansion is a delight to see. The grounds are lovely, beautiful gardens and you are able to sit down and enjoy the grounds. Many weddings have organised there. Just stunnning

1  Thank N W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely grounds to wander around, the building has fallen into disrepair looking through the windows. It would be lovely if it could be renovated, apparently it belongs to the local council now, so renovation would be a costly expense the council couldn't justify.

Thank CazP100
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Barbara P
27 April 2017|
Response from CazP100 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't help. We walked there, and then walked in to Paignton where we caught a bus back to Torquay.
Jacqueline G
19 July 2016|
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Response from pame282016 | Reviewed this property |
No, in fact it has never been a hotel. It was the home of the Singer family (sewing machines), then given to the people of Paignton & used as council offices & Register Office. The reason it is closed now is that the council... More
6 March 2015|
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Response from luscokit | Reviewed this property |
the tennis courts are sadly abandoned like the rest of the place!