Coleton Fishacre house
The house at Coleton Fishacre is open daily. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit.
Visiting the house
There is a one-way route through the house and hand sanitising gel will be made available on entry and exit. To allow for social distancing some of the rooms may be roped off (but still viewable) and some items have been temporarily taken off display.
Please note last entry to the house is at 4.30pm.
Explore the D'Oyly Carte's country home
This country home was built in 1926 for Rupert and Dorothy D'Oyly Carte, who were inspired to make the beautiful valley running down to the sea the site for an elegant home. Here they could entertain in style and indulge their passion for the outdoors. You get a real feel for their lifestyle of outdoor pursuits and entertainment as you explore the house; look out for the wind dial which indicated good sailing weather, and the bell on the side of the house which could be rung to call the family in from the cove at the bottom of the garden at meal times.
Soak up the Art Deco style
Inside, the house is dramatically Art Deco in design. The D'Oyly Cartes aspired to a minimalist design, which can be seen throughout the house in the use of pale rooms and strong accent colours, and a lack of adornment. On the room sheets as you go through the house you'll see images from Country Life published in 1930.