Coleton Fishacre

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

Coleton Fishacre house

Year of decadent design 

Throughout the year we'll be exploring the design of Coleton Fishacre, from architectural details in the house to unique landscaping in the garden.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Nature Designs trail

Sat 25 May 2019
10:30-16:00
Is there a budding designer in the family? This May half term why not look for buds and designs in the garden on the Nature Designs trail.

Daily garden walk or 15 minute talk

Sat 25 May 2019
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?

Trust10 trail run at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 26 May 2019
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 29 May 2019
14:00-16:00
Wild Wednesday comes to Coleton Fishacre during the school holidays. On these days, the ranger team lead 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities in the garden.

Daily garden walk or 15 minute talk

Sat 01 Jun 2019
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?

Coleton Footacher 10K off road race

Sat 08 Jun 2019
18:30-20:30
South Devon Athletics Club in partnership with the National Trust invite you to come and take on this challenging off road 10k race.
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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

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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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. Some of the service rooms 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

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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