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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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Saturday 28 March-Sunday 12 April, £3 child (normal admissions apply)

Follow the trail around the garden to find the clues and claim your Cadbury Egg Head, and get your face painted on Easter Sunday.

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.

What's on?

  • The terraces by the house are sunny spots © John Parker

    Pop-up museum

     Come along to our pop-up museum at Paignton Library for an insight into life at Coleton.

  • 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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