Coleton Fishacre

Important notice -

Garden, shop, café, and toilets open. To guarantee admission and avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends. Ground floor of house open from 31 Oct: please come prepared to queue in all weathers.

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

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What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

The garden, car park, toilets, shop and café at Coleton Fishacre are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

The house will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 31 October, 11am-4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm). Please note that booking is for your arrival time for Coleton Fishacre and not your entry time to the house, this is on a first come, first served basis.

Please come prepared for all weathers. We look forward to seeing you.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Coleton Fishacre (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Wed 21 Oct 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit Coleton Fishacre.
The Saloon with carpet designed by Marion Dorn at Coleton Fishacre, the house designed in 1925 for Rupert and Lady Dorothy D'Oyly Carte at Kingswear, Devon

Coleton Fishacre house 

Inside Coleton Fishacre house the Jazz Age is still swinging and you can soak up the Art Deco style. From 31 October, the ground floor of the house is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm (last entry 3pm). Whilst we hope to give everyone with a pre-booked ticket to Coleton Fishacre access, entrance into the house will be on a first come, first served basis.

Exploring outdoors at Coleton Fishacre

Visiting with your family

The exterior of Greenway house surrounded by gardens in the autumn

Visiting Greenway 

At Greenway, walled gardens, river views and romantic woodland combine to make up 'The loveliest place in the world' in the words of Agatha Christie. It's just 5 miles away; perfect to visit before or after your trip to Coleton Fishacre. Find out about this special place and book ahead before visiting here.

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

The café is open serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment.

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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.

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Wildlife

The wetland and Man Sands beach

Man Sands beach project 

The team of English Riviera countryside rangers have been working on a long-term project at nearby Man Sands beach, to return what was farmland to its original marshland state and encourage birds to use this habitat. Find out all about the evolution of the project, and the end result of the Man Sands marshland.

Downs copse woods at Greenway, Devon

Felling at Longwood Noss plantation 

Longwood is an ancient oak woodland with an industrial past on the edge of the river Dart between Kingswear and Galmpton. Over the autumn months we will be undertaking some felling works to remove larch and Douglas fir. There is likely to be disruption to access routes, read on to see the details and find out how this work will help nature.

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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