Coleton Fishacre

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Coleton Fishacre is closed.

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

Snapshots from the garden

Inside the house

Coleton Fishacre


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.

Coleton Fishacre


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 

Forestry work is being undertaken in Longwood over the winter months. We had hoped this would be completed by now but has been delayed due to the recent bad weather. We're trying our best to keep footpaths open but please could we ask you to obey any closure notices or warning signs for the safety of yourselves and the contractors working on site. The long term aims for the felled area is the removal of non-native conifer species and the re-establishment of native broadleaf woodland. Why not read on to find out more?

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.