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Oldway Mansion, Paignton

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A room near the harbor provides a view over the water. However, a historical cottage outside the town center may be the ideal getaway. A cottage offers seclusion, within walking distance of the town's main attractions.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 ren...  more »
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  • An 'ICONIC' building of ages past which has featured in 'historic films'. From the mansion lawns the building is impressive, with ornate flower gardens adding 'romance' to the once, 'SINGER' family home. (of the world famous sewing machine company). An opportunity to use the building as a public library was missed, with millions being spent on a new library at Paignton. Torbay Council vacated the mansion over three years ago, the proposed development of this heritage site unobtainable. The 'mansion' still stands empty, its 'grandly painted' interior ceilings over the marble staircases captivated by only the silence with in. With imaginative flare and professional promotional skills who knows what 'revenue' this 'elegantly romantic iconic mansion', could generate, whilst being a 'centre piece' of "RIVIERA HISTORY", all year.....
  • Beautiful but sad house....superb gardens.
  • Lovely gardens for a stroll, but sadly the mantion itself is falling to rack and ruin
  • Amazing gardens, if only the house was restored to its former glory
  • Superb place, an exquisite mansion in the heart of Paignton that should be more popular than it is A great place by the looks of it's outside. It's not open to see inside, which is a huge shame, because it seems like a real interesting place. We were appalled, when the tourist attraction bus just passed by on the near street without even slowing down to acknowledge this mansion, let alone let people out to see it. The gardens are beautiful - there are many dogs, but thankfully we didnt see any dog fouling. Both I and my two adult children enjoyed the walk around this mini-Versailles. There is plenty of sitting areas, where you can stop to read a book, have a picnic or just enjoy the tranquillity. We'd love to visit again WHEN (as we're hoping it'll be "when", not "if") they open it up, hopefully with some older and historic Singer sewing machines to view.