Coleton Fishacre

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

Coleton Fishacre

What's on 

Upcoming events

The Big Butterfly Count

Sat 21 Jul 2018
10:30-16:30
Can you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes?

Daily garden walk or 15 minute talk

Sat 21 Jul 2018
14:00-14:45
Would you like to find out more about the garden and see the best plants in flower? Why not join a member of the garden team for a free walk or 15 minute talk?

Sold out: Coleton Fishacre Jazz Party

Sat 21 Jul 2018
18:30-21:00
Step back in time to the decadence of the jazz age with this celebration of the 1920s.

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 22 Jul 2018
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.

Wild Wednesdays

Wed 25 Jul 2018
14:00-16:00
On select Wednesday during the school holidays is a Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where the team of rangers lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.

Sold out: outdoor theatre: 'Pirates of Penzance'

Sun 29 Jul 2018
19:00-21:30
Immerse yourself in a Gilbert and Sullivan classic performed by Illyria at Coleton Fishacre, the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Sharp satire and glittering wit, 'The Pirates of Penzance' is as fresh as if it had been written today.
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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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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

Visitors eating outside at a National Trust holiday cottage

Places to stay at Coleton Fishacre 

Why not spend a bit more time at Coleton Fishacre by staying on one of the holiday cottages on the estate? From a flat that sleeps two people to a farmhouse that sleeps 12, there is sure to be a holiday cottage to suit you.

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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