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National Trust - 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 June 2018 - 1st Sept 2018

Garden Walk - 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 and talk? Booking not needed A member of the garden team will be leading a free walk and talk focusing on the history of the garden and the seasonal...
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28th June 2018 - 28th June 2018

4th July 2018 - 4th July 2018

17th July 2018 - 17th July 2018

Conservation in action - Coleton FishacreCurious to discover how we look after our house and its collection? Find out what it takes to look after this special place; talk to our house team about the work they do. Booking not needed Admission applies
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19th July 2018 - 19th July 2018

23rd Aug 2018 - 23rd Aug 2018

14th Sept 2018 - 14th Sept 2018

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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21st July 2018 - 21st July 2018

Jazz 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 as Rachael Roberts and the Gatsby Gang perform Jazz classics from the 'Roaring Twenties' on the Loggia, and soak up the beautiful...
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22nd July 2018 - 22nd July 2018

26th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

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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25th July 2018 - 25th July 2018

8th Aug 2018 - 8th Aug 2018

22nd Aug 2018 - 22nd Aug 2018

24th Oct 2018 - 24th 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
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29th July 2018 - 29th July 2018

Outdoor Theatre: 'Pirates of Penzance' - Coleton FishacreImmerse yourself in a Gilbert and Sullivan classic performed by Illyria at Coleton Fishacre, the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Sharp satire and glittering wit, 'The Pirates of Penzance' is as fresh as if it had been written today. Booking essential 19:00 - 21:30 Frederick apprenticed...
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9th Sept 2018 - 9th Sept 2018

Heritage Open Day - Coleton FishacreHave you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to discover Coleton Fishacre, the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family nestled in a coastal valley? Then why not make the most of free entry of Heritage Open Day? Booking not needed Free event 10:30 - 16:30 Heritage Open Days is England's...
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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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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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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:

  • mag3554
    Reading, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    24th June 2018
    My family are National Trust members - this place is ideal for a day out to gain knowledge of how persons lived in the past. The House and Garden are lovely with plenty of National Trust Volunteers... Read full review
  • daphnerupert
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Wonderful experience
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd June 2018
    This house is a credit to the National Trust. A beautifully preserved example of the Art Deco period. The guides are very helpful and gave us lots of information to digest. Unlike some NT property’s... Read full review
  • NoahBirmingham
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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    Lovely and peaceful gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd June 2018
    Big place, gardens are looking good at this time of year, you can walk right down to the sea if you are fit, it's hard work coming back up, well worth it if you can, have been to this property a... 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.


Attraction Facilities

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Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Tea / Coffee Shop

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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