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Oldway Mansion

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Still worth the walk...

Although this amazing place is now closed.. It is still so nice to walk around.. Especially with... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Adam H
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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UK holiday as acouple

Although the house is now unoccupied and in need of some restoration it is a very imposing building... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
alexandra160
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Burton upon Ttrent
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem, very imposing building but sadly in a state of disrepair, we were visiting and this could be made to be such a good attraction if it were open to the public. The gardens are very well maintained even in mid November....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank snorbz
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Sadly been closed for over six years. Was used for Weddings /Council Meetings and was venue for Chess Congress for 60 years during the 1st week of September. To reopen will cost a small fortune so very unlikely to be carried out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Oldway Mansion was built for Issac Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. The garden are magnificently maintained and open free to the public. There is a formal Italianate garden next to the house and also a less formal garden. The garden contains many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We haven’t been inside. It looks a lovely place and the grounds are lovely too. I’m not sure if it’s closed to the public now or not as someone told us it was closed last year

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Although this amazing place is now closed.. It is still so nice to walk around.. Especially with all this nice heat.. So any one passing.. Its a must to walk through and around...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adam H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Although the house is now unoccupied and in need of some restoration it is a very imposing building and hopefully it will be restored to its full glory one day. The formal gardens in front of it are truly magnificent and whoever keeps them so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank alexandra160
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Nice gardens to walk round, this was built by a American of singer sewing machine fame who died before it was finished so his son finished it. The mansion its self is in a state of decay and is not open to the public.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Very good place to visit. You will love the history and charm of this place. Ideal place to spend some quiet time.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank davidbamforth
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Mansion Is Closed To The Public, But The Gardens and Grounds Are Open to All and Well Worth A Visit .. The Mansion Itself Is Quite Impressive, and You Can Get A Glimpse Of The Ballroom Through Some Of The Windows, The Gardens Are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Alexanderd8265
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The grounds are kept to a very standard and give us some idea just how the house and grounds would have been in their day. The house and brick stable block certainly retain their feeling of grand design at the top level. It is certainly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank chriswalloc
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John S
21 October 2018|
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Response from lovetotravel1704 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, there were a lot of people walking their dos when I visited.
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Tanya T
11 February 2018|
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Response from tiggerone | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately it is not. The house is closed up and has been for sometime. The grounds are being looked after. But the house looks so sad. It was sold to someone who was going to turn it into a hotel but that has fallen... More
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Barbara P
27 April 2017|
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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.
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