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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.

What's on?

  • 2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

    Easter fun

    From 28 March to 12 April follow the trail around the garden to find your Cadbury Egghead.

  • 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.

Award winning Coleton Fishacre

We are delighted to have been awarded bronze

We are delighted to have been awarded bronze

We are delighted to announce that Coleton Fishacre has received the bronze award at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards in the large visitor attraction of the year category. Coleton Fishacre has also recently won two silvers at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards, for best visitor attraction and best tea room.