Coleton Fishacre

Important notice -

Coleton Fishacre is open from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays throughout November and December. To avoid disappointment, please book your visit to Coleton Fishacre in advance. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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 and café at Coleton Fishacre are open 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays through November and December. 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 (5 Dec - 6 Dec)

Sat 05 Dec 2020
11:00-11:30
Book your timed entry to visit Coleton Fishacre.

A Peter Rabbit™ Winter Adventure at Coleton Fishacre

Sat 05 Dec 2020
11:00-15:30
Join Peter Rabbit™ and his friends for some winter fun in the garden at Coleton Fishacre. Follow the clues, solve the puzzles and discover more about woodland creatures on the winter adventure activity trail.
Family on a winter trail in the garden

Christmas at Coleton Fishacre 

Spend time with loved ones and embrace the great outdoors this winter with frosty walks and rosy cheeks on a nature adventure round the garden. There'll be tasty treats to warm you up, perfect Christmas gifts to tempt you and the magical twinkle of festive lights in the house.

Exploring outdoors at 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. The house will reopen on weekends between 5-20 December.

Visiting with your family

Greenway in the snow, Devon

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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