Coleton Fishacre

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

The house surrounded by spring flowers

Year of decadent design 

Throughout the year we'll be exploring the design of Coleton Fishacre, from architectural details in the house to unique landscaping in the garden.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 27 Jan 2019
09:00-10:30
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.

Nature Designs trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:30-16:00
Is there a budding designer in the family? This February half term why not look for buds and designs in the garden as you search for signs of Spring on the Nature Designs trail.

Mini talk on interior design features of Coleton Fishacre

Tue 19 Feb 2019
15:00-15:15
Would you like to learn more about key features in the interior design of Coleton Fishacre when it was created in the 1920s?

Mini walk and talk on the design of Coleton Fishacre Garden

Wed 20 Feb 2019
14:00-14:15
Would you like to find out more about the original design of the garden? Why not join a member of the garden team for a 15 minute walk and talk?

Wild Wednesday: making homes for wild animals

Wed 20 Feb 2019
14:00-16:00
Why not join the ranger team to tick off number 36 of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾?

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:30-14:00
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Fancy lending a hand?

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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History

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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Wildlife

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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