Coleton Fishacre

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea

Coleton Fishacre

What's on 


Festive illuminations this December

Discover the opulence of Coleton Aglow and why our visitors keep coming back year after year.

Upcoming events

Coleton Aglow volunteer induction

Tue 20 Nov 2018
We are looking for volunteers to help bring Coleton Fishacre's magical Christmas event to life. Whether you want to put years of skills and experience to good use or just want to try something brand new, there's a role at Coleton Aglow to suit you.

Community weekends: free entry for TQ postcodes

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Why not make the most of autumn with a free visit to Coleton Fishacre?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 25 Nov 2018
A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Coleton Aglow

Fri 30 Nov 2018
Discover Coleton Fishacre in a new light; the house and garden are lit for an opulent 1920s Christmas party. The illuminated route leads you around the garden and inside to see the festivities of the house decorated for a 1920s Christmas party.

Coleton Aglow photography evening

Mon 03 Dec 2018
Capture the elegance of Coleton Aglow at this special photography evening just before darkness falls.

Christmas carols, cocktails and canapés

Thu 06 Dec 2018
You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Volunteer bus driver

Can you help? 

We have a new shuttle service, and need volunteers to drive the vehicle between the overflow car park and visitor reception. As a Transportation Volunteer, you'd be the first friendly face visitors would see when they arrive, and would be providing an invaluable service.

Volunteers share their stories

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The D'Oyly Carte family at their tidal pool at Pudcombe Cove

The people of Coleton Fishacre 

Rupert D'Oyly Carte and Lady Dorothy chose the location for their country home while they were sailing. Find out about the the people who built and shaped Coleton Fishacre house and garden.

The servants' dining room at Coleton Fishacre near Kingswear in Devon

Opening closed doors at Coleton Fishacre 

A two year project took place to restore the servants' areas of Coleton Fishacre. Find out all about the project which became known as Opening Closed Doors, and what was restored. Three of the restored rooms, the laundry, lavatory and brush room, are closed at the moment while some more work is carried out: the flat roof above them needs repairing.

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Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Coleton Fishacre on the National Trust Collections website