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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' from the glamorous Saloon to the light and airy recently opened servants' rooms.

Coleton Fishacre is a wonderful place to volunteer © David Cobley

Coleton Fishacre is a wonderful place to volunteer

Volunteer recruitment fair

Tuesday 3 February, 2-4pm at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay

Are you thinking about volunteering? Why not come along to find out more about what is on offer at Coleton Fishacre, and meet the team?

Award winning Coleton Fishacre

We are delighted to have been awarded bronze

We are delighted to have been awarded bronze

We are delighted to announce that Coleton Fishacre has received the bronze award at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards in the large visitor attraction of the year category. Coleton Fishacre has also recently won two silvers at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards, for best visitor attraction and best tea room.

What's on?

  • ’50 Things’ 

    Make your own wild art

    On 18 February bring along your aspiring artists and den builders for a creative afternoon.

  • 2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

    Easter fun

    From 28 March to 12 April follow the trail around the garden to find your Cadbury Egghead.

  • Gardener and visitor sitting in a bed of three cornered leek © Tony Cobley

    Gardener's spring workshop

    On 22 April the gardeners will cover a number of topics in this session of workshops and talks.

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