Coleton Fishacre

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

Coleton Fishacre

What's on 

A view of Froward Point, Devon in summer

Summer coastal walks 

On Friday 26 July and Thursday 29 August you could join the rangers for a walk along the South West Coast Path from Coleton Fishacre, to see the summer highlights and find out about the work done to care for this stretch of coast.

Upcoming events

Nature's Colour Palette Trail

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Is the sea green or blue? Do colours have sounds? What does pink smell like? Follow 'Nature's Colour Palette Trail', for a fun exploration of colour in the garden.

The Big Butterfly Count

Tue 23 Jul 2019
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

Tue 23 Jul 2019
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?

Wild Wednesdays

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Each Wednesday of the school holidays from 24 July, is a Wild Wednesday at Coleton Fishacre, where members of the ranger team lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 28 Jul 2019
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.
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Eating and shopping

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Every day heroes

Everyday heroes 

These are the people behind the places, the everyday heroes. We couldn't do it without them.

Volunteers share their stories

A coach party arriving at Coleton Fishacre

Bring a group 

Coleton Fishacre is the perfect place to bring a group; whether you're organising a coach party, school group, or are just looking for somewhere to go with a large group of friends. Our group bookings coordinator will be happy to help arrange your visit.

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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