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Notice: Coleton Fishacre will not be open on 25 or 26 December for Coleton Aglow. We apologise for the misprint in our 'What's on Near you' newsletter.

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea

Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family.

You can lose yourself in the RHS accredited 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. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.

Glimpse life 'upstairs and downstairs' in this award winning place, from the glamorous Saloon to the light and airy servants' rooms. Coleton Fishacre received a bronze award for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silver awards at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

Garden walks

Every day the garden team lead a free garden walk at 2pm. What better way to discover the history of the garden and see the best plants in flower?

Library talks

Thursdays, 2-3pm

Drop in to find out about the the local area from volunteer Jean, who will be based in the Library using the wonderful map to illustrate her stories.

50 things

Discover nature in the Peak District

Making homes for wild animals

28 October, 2-4pm, £3 child (normal admissions apply)

Join the countryside rangers to learn how to make homes for wild animals - great fun for all the family and one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.