Coleton Fishacre

Historic House/Palace

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

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About Us

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

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

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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Events

16th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019

23rd Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 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? 12:00 - 12:15 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…
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16th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019

23rd Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019

Self-led Tree Trail, Coleton Fishacre, Nr Kingswear, DevonSelf-led Tree Trail - Coleton FishacreWould you like to find out more about trees in Coleton Fishacre garden? Booking not needed Take an opportunity to explore the garden at your own pace on our self-led tree trail. With information prepared by the garden team. Prices Event ticket prices This event is free, but normal admission…
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24th Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019

22nd Dec 2019 - 22nd Dec 2019

26th Jan 2020 - 26th Jan 2020

23rd Feb 2020 - 23rd Feb 2020

22nd Mar 2020 - 22nd Mar 2020

26th Apr 2020 - 26th Apr 2020

24th May 2020 - 24th May 2020

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 09:00 - 10:30 Registration is on the day at 8.30am in Coleton Fishacre car park and the run starts…
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12th Dec 2019 - 12th Dec 2019

16th Dec 2019 - 16th Dec 2019

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre, Dartmouth, DevonChristmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton FishacreYou're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential Coleton Fishacre  Devon 18:30 - 21:00 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…
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    1456
  • Very Good
    247
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • 758clarep
    Beautiful place
    5 of 5 stars
    4th Nov 2019
    Beautiful landscape and views. The gardens still had so much interest and colour in November, we will most certainly look to return at a different time of year. All volunteers and staff were very... Read full review
  • Ian C
    Exeter
    Something Completely Different
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Nov 2019
    Having visited so many National Trust properties that look very much the same inside, it was a real pleasure to find a much more modern house which has been wonderfully kept in its original Art Deco... Read full review
  • ClaireL2900
    Coleton Fishacre
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Nov 2019
    Lovely house in a beautiful setting. We have visited this garden several times at different times of year, most recently last week (November), and even at this time of year it is stunning. The... Read full review

Directions

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • 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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