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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.

Doggy day

Bring your dogs for a day out in Coleton Fishacre garden

Bring your dogs for a day out in Coleton Fishacre garden

On Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May, we are celebrating four-legged friends at Coleton Fishacre.

Take part in fun dog competitions (from waggiest tail to golden oldie), treat your pooch to doggy ice-cream, and watch demonstrations.

On doggy day, dogs will be welcome throughout the gardens, so it's the perfect opportunity to have a thorough explore.

Spring has sprung

Why not find out first-hand how to make your garden sing in spring? The garden team are leading a free day of spring gardening demonstrations on Wednesday 23 April, where you can pick up tips.

New for 2014

This year you are very welcome to take photographs in the house. What better way to capture special moments at Coleton Fishacre - and why not share them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages?

Join the team

Our room guides are always happy to help

Our room guides are always happy to help

An afternoon in the life of a room guide, Saturday 26 April, 2-4pm

Have you ever thought about volunteering with us? Come along for an open afternoon where you can find out more about room guiding - some of our experienced room guides will be on-hand to answer any questions, and the house team will be on the loggia to provide more information.