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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.

Award winning Coleton Fishacre

We are delighted to have been awarded bronze

We are proud to announce that we received bronze for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silvers at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

The big beach picnic

Help to look after the South West coast

Help to look after the South West coast

Saturday 4 July, 12-3pm, Paignton Green

Celebrate our stunning coast line by joining the rangers for our big beach picnic on Paignton Green. Come and get involved with some 50 things, including jumping through waves and making wild art, as well as sand castle competitions; all you need to do is rock up.

Coastal Festival

300 miles of coast in the South West to explore, over 200 events, £1million to raise (in order to care for the coast for just one year) and lots of ways to get involved.

Outdoor theatre

This summer enjoy two classic plays in the garden. On 17 July, Illyria perform the Gilbert and Sullivan classic 'Iolanthe' and on 1 August, Chapterhouse Theatre bring 'The Secret Garden' to life.

Jazz Age lawn party

Friday 31 July, 7.30-10pm, £20

Put on your glad rags and swing on down to a party on the lawn, complete with live jazz, cocktails and canapés.