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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18th May 2019 - 31st May 2019

1st June 2019 - 31st Aug 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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24th May 2019 - 24th May 2019

20th June 2019 - 20th June 2019

26th July 2019 - 26th July 2019

29th Aug 2019 - 29th Aug 2019

Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonCountryside walks - Coleton FishacreWould you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:30 - 14:00 The ranger team will be leading countryside walks from Coleton Fishacre to Pudcombe Cove, along the South West Coast Path to Ivy...
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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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26th May 2019 - 26th May 2019

8th June 2019 - 8th June 2019

23rd June 2019 - 23rd June 2019

28th July 2019 - 28th July 2019

25th Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 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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29th May 2019 - 29th May 2019

24th July 2019 - 24th July 2019

31st July 2019 - 31st July 2019

7th Aug 2019 - 7th Aug 2019

14th Aug 2019 - 14th Aug 2019

21st Aug 2019 - 21st Aug 2019

28th Aug 2019 - 28th Aug 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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29th June 2019 - 29th June 2019

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonJazz Party - Coleton FishacreStep 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. Cocktails are...
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29th June 2019 - 3rd Sept 2019

Nature's Colour Palette Trail - Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonNature's Colour Palette Trail - Coleton FishacreNature's Colour Palette Trail Is the sea green or blue? Do colours have sounds? What does pink smell like? Follow 'Nature's Colour Palette Trail', for a fun exploration of colour in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 16:30 Self-led outdoor family trail...
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19th July 2019 - 11th Aug 2019

The Big Butterfly Count - Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonThe Big Butterfly Count - Coleton FishacreCan you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 16:30 Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit...
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28th July 2019 - 28th July 2019

Gilbert and Sullivan summer soiree- Coleton Fishacre, Brixham, DevonGilbert and Sullivan summer soiree- Coleton FishacreYou're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s summer house party and an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan classics. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 What better way to enjoy a summers evening than a 1920s cocktail party with performances of Gilbert and Sullivan at Coleton...
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10th Aug 2019 - 10th Aug 2019

Outdoor Theatre, Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonOutdoor theatre: 'Private Lives' - Coleton FishacreJoin us for this outdoor adaptation of Noel Coward’s celebrated comedy, Private Lives. Heartbreak Production promises to deliver an evening of sparkling entertainment, nostalgic music, and delicious one-liners. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Welcome to L’Hotel Crevecoeur. May we please remind...
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11th Sept 2019 - 11th Sept 2019

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonI leave this place to you….. for ever for everyone - Coleton FishacreBe inspired, take a behind scenes tour, cocktails and canapes and discover how you could do something amazing by considering a gift in your will to help look after the places you love, for future generations. Booking essential Free event 16:30 - 19:00 Be inspired, take a specialist tour of the...
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Recent Reviews:

  • Mark I
    Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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    Gardens so lovely and staff friendly and helpful.
    5 of 5 stars
    16th May 2019
    Definitely a must see especially this time of the year. Beautiful gardens that are so well kept. Lovely walks and scenery; cafe had nice food. Read full review
  • john r
    Billericay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Wonderful House and gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    19th May 2019
    Following a local recommendation we navigated the narrow approach lanes to this delightful house and gardens. Approaching closing time, but the staff made us more than welcome and whisked us around... Read full review
  • Julie C
    Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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    Wonderful National Trust Property.
    5 of 5 stars
    20th May 2019
    Always wanted to visit Coleton Fishacre - and it didn't disappoint. The approach road to the property is a single track road, which didn't cause any problems when we visited but may be difficult in... 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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