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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
Paignton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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
Burton upon Ttrent
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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...

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

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.

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.

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

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

2  Thank chriswalloc
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We visited this establishment ( sadly in 1996 to get a death certificate ) this beautiful building is stunning and was donated to the people of Torbay and not to be sold off by any political party. So many buildings have been left to go...More

3  Thank Mike T
Reviewed 30 May 2018

What you see is what you get. Yes, it's a crumbling old building in all its magnificence. Any attempt at guessing the cost of upkeep would be frightening. However, it's still well worth a visit, it's free of charge after all, with plenty of free...More

2  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I wanted to take my friends around Oldway mansion to show them what a beautiful work of art the building is inside and out and the gorgeous gardens, but, this building is closed with no knowledge of when it might open again, even for people...More

4  Thank Alan186284
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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
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