Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre

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 country homes, built in the Arts & Crafts style, is imbued with 1920s' elegance and stunning Art Deco interiors. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.

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  • Dining room

    Original table made of scagliola, and view over the loggia

  • Saloon

    The Saloon, with original wall lights, Marion Dorn carpet and Blüthner piano

  • Hot Borders

    The garden contains rare and exotic plants that thrive in Coleton's micro-climate, and the hot borders in front of the house are a riot of reds and oranges

  • Art Deco elegance

    The house is full of Art Deco touches, including elegant chairs and a cocktail cabinet in the sitting room

  • Wind dial

    The wind dial above the fireplace in the library is connected to a weather vane on the roof, and shows which way the wind is blowing. The D'Oyly Cartes were keen sailors, and put this to good use. The map shows the local area, with quirky touches.

Admission & prices

16 Feb - 31 Oct. 10.30am - 5pm, Sun - Thur (closed Fri)
2 Nov - 23 Dec. 11am - 4pm, Sat, Sun and Mon
27 Dec - 31 Dec. 11 - 4pm Fri - Tues (closed Weds and Thurs)
Open Good Friday.

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets): £9.90 (£9), child £5.50 (£5), family £26 (£23.60), family (one adult and two children) £17 (£15.20). Groups (15+) £8.50
Free for National Trust members

Find us

3 miles from Kingswear: take Lower Ferry road, turn right at toll house. 6 miles from Brixham, take A3022 to Kingswear, turn left at toll house

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Groups welcome when pre-booked (call 01803 842382). Free daily garden tours at 2pm. Art Deco cafe and gift shop.

Coleton Fishacre
Brownstone Road

T: 01803 842382

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Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre
Brownstone Road

Kingswear, DEVON TQ6 0EQ