Coleton Fishacre

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, the garden and toilets at Coleton Fishacre are open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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

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What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

Coleton Fishacre garden, car park and toilets are open for local visitors to access walks. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance.

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

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Coleton Fishacre (1 Mar - 7 Mar)

Wed 03 Mar 2021
11:00-15:00
Book your timed entry to visit Coleton Fishacre.

Planning your next visit

A family on the South West Coast Path near Coleton Fishacre

Family fun at Coleton Fishacre 

Join us when we reopen in spring and complete some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾.' New buds are appearing in the borders, what colours can you see? What can you hear?

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

We've opened the cafe and will be 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.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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History

The D'Oyly Carte family and friends enjoying 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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Places to stay

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