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Oldway Mansion

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

The grounds are kept to a very standard and give us some idea just how the house and grounds would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chriswalloc
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Compton, United Kingdom
Oldway Mansion a great building donated to the people by the Singer family.

We visited this establishment ( sadly in 1996 to get a death certificate ) this beautiful building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike T
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Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
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01803 20796
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"sewing machine"
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"beautiful building"
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"council offices"
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"isadora duncan"
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"fallen into disrepair"
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"worth a visit"
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"shame"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Mike T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is an amazing building. Although the mansion is closed, it's still lovely to walk around the grounds. The mansion belonged to Singer sewing machine inventor. Such a shame it is just sitting there unloved

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This magnificent mansion which once belonged to the Singer family (of sewing machine fame) Isadora Duncan once lived there has recently been left to decline while Torbay council decide what to do with it.

1  Thank keithrevans40
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank Janis O
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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

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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
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Reviewed 25 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

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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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Jacqueline G
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
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