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

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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15th Feb 2020 - 23rd Feb 2020

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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24th Mar 2020 - 24th Mar 2020

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonMini talk on the architecture - Coleton FishacreMini talk on the architecture of Coleton Fishacre Would you like to learn more about the architectural features of Coleton Fishacre when it was created in the 1920s? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 15:00 - 15:10 At each session, a staff or volunteer team member will do a ten…
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19th Feb 2020 - 19th Feb 2020

Wild WednesdayWild Wednesday comes to Coleton Fishacre during the school holidays. On these days, the ranger team lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) Coleton Fishacre Devon Wed 19 Feb 2020 14:00 -…
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20th Feb 2020 - 20th Feb 2020

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22nd May 2020 - 22nd May 2020

Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonCountryside walks with a ranger - Coleton FishacreWould you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger? Booking not needed 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 Cove, and back to Coleton Fishacre…
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23rd Feb 2020 - 23rd Feb 2020

22nd Mar 2020 - 22nd Mar 2020

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24th May 2020 - 24th May 2020

Trust10 - Free 10K run at National Trust properties across the UKTrust 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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26th Mar 2020 - 12th Apr 2020

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt, Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonCadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Coleton FishacreThere's magnificent minibeasts at Coleton Fishacre this Easter. Booking not needed 10:30 - 16:00 Become a nature detective and search for the minibeasts on our garden trail. How many can you spot? A Cadbury treat will be waiting for you at the end (while stocks last). Prices Event ticket…
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28th Mar 2020 - 28th Mar 2020

Coleton Fishacre, Nr Brixham, DevonScabbacombe beach cleanOne of the reasons Scabbacombe remains so wonderful is that it is hard to access. It's a challenge to remove litter from our shores up the steep sided valleys that lead to it, and vehicles cannot reach the beach in the winter months when most waste washes onto the beach. We're asking for…
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10th Apr 2020 - 1st Nov 2020

Coleton Fishacre, nr Brixham, DevonDaily 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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29th Apr 2020 - 30th Apr 2020

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. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 11:00 - 11:30 Drop in to a pop up dance workshop to learn the Charleston in the beautiful surroundings of the Saloon at Coleton Fishacre…
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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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Recent Reviews:

  • PutneyTraveller_10
    London, United Kingdom
    Beautiful, stylish Art Deco house
    5 of 5 stars
    5th Jan 2020
    This house is well worth a visit. The house is a great example of 1920s houses, the garden is lovely, and it is just off the coastal path. Read full review
  • yestobigjetsfromlydd
    Folkestone, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    11th Feb 2020
    Been here before. I came here in August and it hasn't changed. Peaceful and plenty to see and do. People come back as the atmosphere is great. Colours of water and plants Read full review
  • christinegN7438SP
    Dartmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Chill time
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Feb 2020
    What beautiful gardens and surroundings absolutely stunning location just of the lower ferry at Dartmouth well worth going. 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

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  • 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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