Coleton Fishacre

Historic House/Palace

Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

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Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley. This most evocative of holiday homes, built in the Arts and Crafts style, is imbued with 1920s' elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.
Dogs: Welcome in the gardens, dog walking maps available via website or at reception.

Coleton Fishacre is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December.

Guide Prices

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Non Member£12.80 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

2020 Openings (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Coleton Fishacre is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December.

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10th Apr 2020 - 1st Nov 2020

Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonCANCELLED - Daily garden walk or 15 minute talk - Coleton FishacreDaily garden walk or 15 minute talk Would you like to find out more about the garden and see the best plants in flower? Why not join a member of the garden team for a free walk or 15 minute talk? Booking not needed 14:00 - 14:45 Every day at 2pm there is either a 45 minute tour or a 15 minute…
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23rd May 2020 - 31st May 2020

Nature's builders trail, Coleton Fishacre, Nr Kingswear, DevonNature's builders trail- Coleton FishacreNature's builders trail This half term follow the trail and discover how animals in the garden build their homes. Booking not needed 10:30 - 16:00 From anthills to wasps nests, find out which animals have made their home in Coleton Fishacre garden. To finish, why not have a go at building your…
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28th May 2020 - 28th May 2020

CANCELLED - Wildlife watching at Pudcombe Cove - Coleton FishacreDown at the bottom of Coleton Fishacre garden is Pudcombe Cove on the South West Coast path. Can you spot any of the local wildlife there? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 14:00 Join one of the countryside ranger volunteers who will be leading a wildlife watching…
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28th June 2020 - 28th June 2020

26th July 2020 - 26th July 2020

23rd Aug 2020 - 23rd Aug 2020

27th Sept 2020 - 27th Sept 2020

Trust10 - Free 10K run at National Trust properties across the UKCANCELLED - Trust 5K and 10K trail run - Coleton FishacreTrust 5k and 10k trail run at Coleton Fishacre A free monthly trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Booking not needed 09:00 - 10:30 The trail run is a 5k loop which can be…
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4th July 2020 - 4th July 2020

Outdoor Theatre, Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonCANCELLED - Outdoor theatre: HMS Pinafore - Coleton FishacreA much demanded return to the wonderful silliness and wicked satire of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Booking essential 19:00 - 21:00 Set on board the warship HMS Pinafore, this wonderful comic opera gets the complete Illyria treatment, faithfully performed on a beautiful nautical set as it…
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18th July 2020 - 18th July 2020

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonJazz Party - Coleton Fishacretep back in time to the decadence of the jazz age with this celebration of the 1920s. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Sip cocktails on the bowling lawn, listen to jazz music from the Park Lane Stompers and soak up the beautiful surroundings of the D'Oyly Carte's 1920s country home. Two cocktails…
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24th July 2020 - 24th July 2020

Outdoor Theatre, Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonOutdoor theatre: The Great Gatsby - Coleton FishacreServed with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby perfectly marks 100 years since prohibition. Booking essential 18:30 - 20:30 Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway Quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style. Nick is not…
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Recent Reviews:

  • CABPhead
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    Visit to NT Coleton Fishacre
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Mar 2020
    We had an interesting visit to the former summer/weekend home of the Doyly Carte opera company family. Its not far from Torbay and if the weather is good, has an excellent garden with paths criss... Read full review
  • Karen W
    Lovely house & garden
    4 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2020
    Lovely, interesting house. Beautiful gardens leading down to the river. Gardens are steep so be aware of this. Read full review
  • E9193ABtonyb
    Cultural visit
    4 of 5 stars
    22nd Mar 2020
    Little gem in the middle of nowhere. lovely gardens. would be great if the path to the beach was open Read full review


Road Directions

3 miles from Kingswear. 6 miles from Brixham, take A3022 to Kingswear. Narrow entrance drive and busy approach lane: reversing required, especially around busiest time (13.00 - 14.30).

Public Transport Directions

Bus: Stagecoach 120 from Paignton - Toll House on Kingswear Road or Stagecoach 22/24 from Brixham - Kingswear to the Toll House stop on Kingswear Road, there is a 1.5 mile walk to the house from this bus stop.Steam Train: Paignton - Kingswear. Coleton Fishacre is 3 miles from Kingswear off the Lower Ferry Road. Steam trains operate between 16th February - 3rd November 2013.



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Additional charge
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Afternoon garden tours given daily

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