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Oldway Mansion

Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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This beautiful building is falling into disrepair and is closed to the public. Torbay council did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paignton, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a stunning building this is.

Isaac Merritt had this built for himself and his French wife. He was the founder of the Singer... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The gardens are lovely, well laid out and pretty. The car park was full of litter, and the entrance smelled of wee! The inside of the building is mostly marble, and is cold and unwelcoming. Some historic artifacts there but not very well laid out....More

Thank FelineFriend5
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our family paid for a silver birch tree to be planted on the verge on the entrance drive into Oldway in 1992 in memory of our daughter who we lost that year. It had no commemorative plaque as we were advised that this would attract...More

1  Thank Hayley6310
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have friends staying with us from Bath,and they had heard that Oldway was closed down and in poor condition. We took them to see,they just couldn't understand how any authority could let this happen. SUCH A SHAME

Thank Orbslos
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place ..i walk my dog there all the time .the grounds are always kept lovely.shame a few dog walkers leave a bit of mess about but its not a huge problem . Prehaps more bins wouldnt go a miss. Great for picnics...More

2  Thank wayne205
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to see Oldway Mansion whilst on holiday in Torquay recently. The building is amazing, such a shame it can't be used in some way as either a hotel or apartments. The gardens are kept well by the local council. Predominant users...More

1  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!