Visit Paignton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Paignton, Devon, about 3 miles South West, also has some splendid features. Oldway Mansion, the entrance to which is beside the A379, is the most sumptuous house in Devon; built c. 1874, with Versailles in mind, by Isaac Merritt Singer, American founder of the sewing-machine company; altered 1904—7, when the south colonnade was added by his son, Paris, among whose long-term guests was Isadora Duncan.
Kirkham House in Kirkham Street (about 1/3 mile North West of Oldway) is a medieval house restored by the Ministry of Public Building and Works to show what life was like in the 16th century. The red-sandstone St John's Church (about 200 yds West) is mainly l5th-century and has a distinguished south transept chapel built by the Kirkham family with lavishly sculptured stone screen tombs, damaged by Puritans but still fine, and an excellent ceiling. The harbour is picturesque. Before it became a resort, Paignton was famed for its cabbages and cider.
Nearby towns: Brixham, Dartmouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Torquay, Totnes
Nearby villages: Abbotskerswell, Ashburton, Ashsprington, Berry Head, Berry Pomeroy, Bishopsteignton, Blackawton, Brixham, Broadhempston, Buckfastleigh, Churston Ferrers, Coffinswell, Cornworthy, Dartington, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Dean Prior, Denbury, Diptford, Dittisham, East Allington, Galmpton, Halwell, Harberton, Highweek, Humber, Ilsington, Ipplepen, Kingskerswell, Kingsteignton, Kingswear, Liverton, Marldon, Moreleigh, Newton Abbot, Rattery, Sandquay, Staverton, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokeinteignhead, Teigngrace, Teignmouth, Totnes, Woodleigh
Have you decided to visit Paignton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Paignton bed and breakfast (a Paignton B&B or Paignton b and b)
- a Paignton guesthouse
- a Paignton hotel (or motel)
- a Paignton self-catering establishment, or
- other Paignton accommodation