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Oldway Mansion

Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Beautiful old mansion

As a house it is beautiful , it's a pity the council has it locked up , they don't seem to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
old way

This beautiful mansion is a delight to see. The grounds are lovely, beautiful gardens and you are... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
01803 20796
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice views from the pub on the harbour but was cold and raining when we arrived so didn't really get to appreciate it.

Thank Alicejude
Reviewed 13 September 2016

When this was opened visited a few times as very Fasinating due to the Family History even then it was falling in to disrepair. I do believe a more Open Council would Treasure this Building , and Embrace the fact it could be brought back...More

Thank CHERYL818
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Barbara P
How do i get there by bus?
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
Was the oldway mansion a hotel about 10 years ago ?
18 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
I see the building was sold off, but are the tennis courts still in use and bookable?
5 March 2015|
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Response from luscokit | Reviewed this property |
the tennis courts are sadly abandoned like the rest of the place!