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.

GrColeton 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

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Non Member£12.80 per person per day

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

Opening Times

2018 Openings (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
From £12.80


21st Sept 2018 - 21st Sept 2018

Last blaze of summer - Coleton FishacreWhy not to join us for a rare opportunity to see the garden out of hours? The evening light is the perfect time to see the last blaze of summer in the exotic garden at this lovely time of year to visit. What's more, entry will be completely free. Booking not needed Free event 17:00 - 19:00 The...
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23rd Sept 2018 - 23rd Sept 2018

28th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

25th Nov 2018 - 25th Nov 2018

23rd Dec 2018 - 23rd Dec 2018

Trust10 run - Coleton FishacreA free monthly 10k 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.
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19th Oct 2018 - 19th Oct 2018

Countryside Walk - Coleton FishacreCountryside walks at Coleton Fishacre Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 14:00 The ranger team will be leading spring countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pudcombe Cove,...
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23rd Oct 2018 - 23rd Oct 2018

Pirate Day - Coleton FishacreAvast me hearties, pirate day is here. 14:00 - 16:00 Raise the main sail and climb the rigging. There's pirate fun to be had at Coleton Fishacre. Please come dressed in your pirate best and join the creative pirate school, making pirate treasure crafts and pirate crowns with autumn leaves. Child...
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24th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Pirate Trail - Coleton FishacreAvast me hearties, can you follow the pirate trail ? X marks the spot. Claim your small prize once the trail is complete. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. View admission charges The basics Dogs on leads are welcome. Meeting point - Pick up your trail from...
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24th Oct 2018 - 24th Oct 2018

31st Oct 2018 - 31st Oct 2018

Wild WednesdaysWhy not join the ranger team to tick off number 36 of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾? Booking not needed Admission applies 14:00 - 16:00 Event ticket prices - Child £2.00 View admission charges Suitability Children are very welcome. Dogs on leads are welcome. Meeting point Please...
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26th Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018

Gun batteries and gardens by flaming torchlight - Coleton FishacreThis evening flaming torch lit walk takes in the South West Coast Path around Coleton Fishacre and Froward Point as part of the South West Coast Path Challenge. Booking essential 18:00 - 21:00 Carry your own flaming torch and navigate the SWCP along this beautiful piece of coast path viewing it...
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3rd Nov 2018 - 4th Nov 2018

10th Nov 2018 - 11th Nov 2018

17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018

24th Nov 2018 - 25th Nov 2018

Community weekends: free entry for TQ postcodes - Coleton FishacreWhy not make the most of autumn with a free visit to Coleton Fishacre? Booking not needed Free event 11:00 - 16:00 On November weekends you can crunch through fallen leaves, soak up the changing colours in the garden, discover the stories of the house and treat yourself to something warming in...
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6th Dec 2018 - 6th Dec 2018

12th Dec 2018 - 12th Dec 2018

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton FishacreYou're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from...
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Recent Reviews:

  • pastelman10Yorkshire
    Thirsk, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Sept 2018
    The National Trust premises are well worth a visit with a very interesting and unusual house and extensive and beautiful gardens. Plenty of photo opportunities in all areas. The cafe serves excellent... Read full review
  • markfenn
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    17th Sept 2018
    I am one for the big striking castles so was not sure when my partner suggested a visit while on holiday. How wrong i was turned out to be one of the best national trust places i have ever visited a... Read full review
  • SC59
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fab Garden and Discreet Modern House
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Sept 2018
    A delightfully situated house at the head of a combe heading down to the sea, Coleton Fishacre belonged to the D'Oyly Cart family (famous for their theatrical pursuits at The Savoy). Like them, it... 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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