Coleton Fishacre

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

Out in the fresh air

Inside the house

Two women walking a dog in Coleton Fishacre garden in autumn

Everyone welcome at Coleton Fishacre  

Find out all you need to know about accessible routes and facilities at Coleton Fishacre.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Interested in volunteering?

Sun 09 Feb 2020
If you're looking for a new challenge, want to make some new friends or keen for some experience, we'll have a role to suit you.

Nature's builders trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
This half term follow the trail and discover how animals in the garden build their homes.

Winter warmer walk to Froward Point

Sun 16 Feb 2020
Warm yourself up on a cold winter's day with a walk near Coleton Fishacre.

Mini talk on the architecture of Coleton Fishacre

Tue 18 Feb 2020
Would you like to learn more about the architectural features of Coleton Fishacre when it was created in the 1920s?

Mini walk and talk on garden landscaping

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Would you like to find out more about the unique landscape design of the garden? Why not join a member of the garden team for a 15 minute walk and talk?

Wild Wednesday

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Wild Wednesday comes to Coleton Fishacre during the school holidays. On these days, the ranger team lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Fancy lending a hand?

Can you help? 

We have a visitor 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.

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Painted Lady butterfly (Cynthia-Vanessa cardui) butterfly feeding on a dahlia flower, a nectar-rich plant in the garden at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon, UK

A wildlife haven in Coleton Fishacre garden 

Find out about the different areas in the garden where you can get closer to nature. Wildlife thrives in this garden with its variety of habitats, from woodland to ponds and streams.

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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