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Address: Oldway Mansion Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TY, England
Phone Number:
01803 20796
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09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Horndean
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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. Disapointing.

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Thank FelineFriend5
England
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 vandals but it has just been cut down to a stump presumably by Torbay Council... More 

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Thank Hayley6310
Torquay, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 or just sit in lovely surroundings Shame the building cant be let open to the... More 

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Horndean
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the grounds are dog walkers, it's a shame some of them let others down... More 

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England
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to life. Make a Perfect Hotel , could be enjoyed by many many people ,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This once beautiful mansion is now falling to ruin due to lack of maintenance. never mind its' history - its an absolute scandal that it is no longer open and heads should roll at the Torbay Council for allowing the decline to continue. Long gone is the lovely little tea shop. The gardens were ok - not a patch on... More 

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