Coleton Fishacre

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

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What's on 

People running on grass with the sea in the background

Ready to run? 

On Sunday 25 May, a free 10k trail run takes place along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. If you're looking for a more challenging route to work towards, or even if running is brand new for you, why not try the monthly Trust10? You could run one 5k loop of the route if a full 10k doesn't sound like your cup of tea.

Upcoming events

Conservation in action in Coleton Fishacre house: ceramic and silver cleaning

Tue 22 May 2018
Curious to discover how we look after our house and its collection? Find out what it takes to look after this special place; talk to our house team about the work they do.

Countryside walks at Coleton Fishacre

Fri 25 May 2018
Would you like to explore the rugged stretch of coastline in the company of a countryside ranger?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 27 May 2018
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 30 May 2018
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.

Volunteer recruitment drop-in day

Fri 08 Jun 2018
Meet Laura, volunteer officer for the English Riviera portfolio, and talk about opportunities to get involved at Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Bradley Manor; from butterfly counting, garden blitzing, buggy driving to Christmas...

Conservation in action in Coleton Fishacre house: catch of the day

Wed 04 Jul 2018
The conservation team will be checking out the bug traps, to see what bugs and pests have been caught roaming in the house as part of the quarterly bug check.
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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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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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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