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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.

Stay a bit longer

Did you know that there are elegant holiday cottages at Coleton Fishacre? Where better to spend some quality time than this unique location, with exclusive access to the gardens after hours?

Gardeners' World

Don’t miss Coleton Fishacre on Gardeners’ World

Don’t miss Coleton Fishacre on Gardeners’ World

Did you see Coleton Fishacre featured on Gardeners' World on Friday 8 August? Rachel De Thame explored the gardens, at their best in the August sunshine, with the help of senior gardener Martyn. The episode is available on BBC iPlayer until 5 September.

Find out more about the gardens.