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.

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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

2019 Openings (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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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27th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019

24th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

28th Apr 2019 - 28th Apr 2019

26th May 2019 - 26th May 2019

Trust10 - Free 10K run at National Trust properties across the UKTrust10 trail 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. Booking not needed Free event 09:00 - 10:30 Registration is on the day at 8.30am in Coleton Fishacre car park and the...
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16th Feb 2019 - 24th Feb 2019

25th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019

Nature Designs trail - Coleton FishacreIs there a budding designer in the family? This February half term why not look for buds and designs in the garden as you search for signs of Spring on the Nature Designs trail. Following a trail sheet you can explore the garden by looking for some of the best natural features. At each place you...
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19th Feb 2019 - 19th Feb 2019

22nd Feb 2019 - 22nd Feb 2019

26th Feb 2019 - 26th Feb 2019

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29th Mar 2019 - 29th Mar 2019

2nd Apr 2019 - 2nd Apr 2019

5th Apr 2019 - 5th Apr 2019

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonMini talk on interior design features - Coleton FishacreWould you like to learn more about key features in the interior design of Coleton Fishacre when it was created in the 1920s? At each session, a staff or volunteer team member will do a ten minute talk on one feature of design in the house. It might be the Marion Dorn carpet in the Saloon, the...
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20th Feb 2019 - 20th Feb 2019

10th Apr 2019 - 10th Apr 2019

17th Apr 2019 - 17th Apr 2019

29th May 2019 - 29th May 2019

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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30th Mar 2019 - 30th Mar 2019

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonMan Sands beach cleanThe English Riviera countryside rangers will be leading beach clean at Man Sands Beach, getting things tidy before the Easter holidays. 10:00 - 12:00 You're welcome to join in at any point between 10am and 12 noon, and stay as long as you like to help to clear the beach of plastic and litter...
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2nd Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt, Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonCadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Coleton Fishacrean you think like a bee on Coleton Fishacre's Busy Bees Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt? Over the Easter holidays you could join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Coleton Fishacre. To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, take a map and follow it to find the wildflowers dotted around the garden....
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19th Apr 2019 - 8th May 2019

Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonDaily garden walk or 15 minute talk - Coleton FishacreWould 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? Every day at 2pm there is either a 45 minute tour or a 15 minute talk for you to join. These are the perfect way to learn some history,...
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29th Apr 2019 - 30th Apr 2019

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonAll that jazz pop up dance workshop - Coleton FishacrePut your best foot forward and celebrate International Dance and International Jazz Day with us this April. Drop in to a pop up dance workshop to learn the Charleston in the beautiful surroundings of the Saloon at Coleton Fishacre. Booking not needed 11:00 - 11:30 12:00 - 12:30 This event is...
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Recent Reviews:

  • peterandjenny282
    Swindon, United Kingdom
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    Great place BUT!
    4 of 5 stars
    1st Jan 2019
    Superb venue especially at Christmas, the lights are attractive in the gardens BUT it is a very steep slope downwards & then what is described as a steady climb up to the mulled wine station, no, it... Read full review
  • scimitarss1
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    wonderful illuminated event
    5 of 5 stars
    7th Jan 2019
    Illuminated Christmas event, made the gardens even more beautiful (if that is possible), such a pleasant evening and the house nicely decorated, only thing to improve it (in view of cost, even NT... Read full review
  • eviebuttons
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    4 of 5 stars
    8th Jan 2019
    This is my all time favourite NT property and I’ve been many times, but never for the Christmas event. The property and grounds are stunning but I will be perfectly honest in that I expected more as... 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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