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Look out for...
The cocktail cabinet
This beautiful cocktail cabinet in the sitting room sets the scene for a party.
His 'n hers bathrooms
Look out for the tiles in the bathrooms which show sporting and leisure activities.
The bat screen
In the central window of Lady Dorothy's Room is an original bat screen.
In the handling room try on clothing and hats from the 1920s and 30s.
Ask for a spotter trail when you get to the house, and look out for lots of fun items.
Marion Dorn carpet
The carpet and rugs in the Saloon were designed for this room by Marion Dorn (1899-1964), a leading American designer at the time. ‘Dorn’ has been woven into the corner of each carpet. This is one of the only examples of Dorn's work that is on display in this country, rather than in storage. The runner is a copy of the original, now too fragile to use.
The map in the Library
The pictorial map above the fireplace was painted by Spencer Hoffman in 1927, showing a bird’s eye view of the peninsula Coleton Fishacre sits in. A fun detail to look for is Rupert D’Oyly Carte sitting painting overlooking Pudcombe Cove with one of his Dalmatian dogs. When you visit see if you can spot some of the puns on place names: Slapper’s Hill and Parson’s Mud.
A similar, but smaller, map by Spencer Hoffman was on display in ‘The Spread Eagle’ at Thame, Oxfordshire.