Opening times for 4 December 2023
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Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £15.40 £14.00 Child £7.70 £7.00 Family £38.50 £35.00 Family 1 adult + 2 children £23.10 £21.00 Group Adult £13.30 Group Child £6.65
Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs only in house. Dogs on leads welcome in garden, shop and café
Dogs on leads welcome in garden, shop and café. Assistance dogs only in house
Outdoors themed second-hand bookshop in Seemly Hut, located in the garden
Café Coleton with indoor and outdoor seating. Kiosk serving ice cream in summer
Please limit your stay to three hours for the benefit of other visitors. Overflow car park is available, plus additional coastal car parks within walking distance.
Blue Badge parking and drop-off point. Poor phone signal. Accessible toilets. Some steep routes. Ground floor of house accessible.
Accessible route and/or map
Grounds are partly accessible, steep slopes, narrow paths. Map of accessible route available
Level access to shop
Shop situated in main courtyard near Visitor Reception with level access
Adapted toilets next to visitor reception
There are accessible parking spaces in our main car park. The main car park has gravel surface
Drop-off available at Reception, if required
Electric car transport available between main car park and overflow car park.
Level access to food outlet
Café situated in main courtyard near Visitor Reception with level access.
Two manual wheelchairs are available to use free of charge, if you know you will need one please call us in advance on 01803 842382 to book one as they are very popular
3 miles from Kingswear: take Lower Ferry road, turn right at toll house. 6 miles from Brixham, take A3022 to Kingswear, turn left at toll house. Narrow and busy approach lane, reversing required - especially around busiest time of 1 - 2.30pm
Parking: For visitors to house and garden only. Parking charges: £1 per hour up to three hours. Free for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker). Mobility parking adjacent to Visitor Reception, overflow parking on busy days approximately 300 yards..
South West Coast Path within ¾ mile. Access from the Coast Path to Coleton Fishacre through gate at the bottom of the garden (only accessible when Coleton Fishacre is open). Please proceed to Visitor Reception on your arrival.
Paignton 8 miles; Kingswear (Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company) 2¼ miles by footpath, 2¾ miles by road. Restricted service - please check with operator for current timetables.
Restricted services from Paignton (Stagecoach 120 bus route) or Brixham (Stagecoach 18A bus route) to Kingswear: alight ¾ mile south-west of Hillhead, 1½ miles walk to entrance along the country lane (steep and narrow in places). Please check with Stagecoach for current timetables.
Bicycle rack located at the back of Coleton Fishacre property office. Ask one of the team in visitor reception to show you the way.
from Dartmouth take the Lower Ferry to Kingswear and follow road directions (3 miles)
Coleton Fishacre is a three pawprint rated place. We love dogs and welcome you to visit with your pooch. Find out where you can walk with your four-legged friend at Coleton Fishacre and what facilities are available.
Coleton Fishacre is the perfect place to bring a group. Whether it’s for a coach party, school group or if you’re looking for somewhere to go with a large group, we can help.
1920s country retreat of the D'Oyly Carte family. Arts and Crafts exterior, Art Deco interiors, servants quarters, sea views.
RHS-accredited coastal valley garden. Exotic plants, herbaceous borders and sea views. Bordered by woodland and wildflowers.
Views over the rugged coast towards Kingswear and the Mewstone, an outcrop of rocks popular with seabirds and seals.
Access to South West Coast Path from the bottom of the garden. Routes to Froward Point, Coleton Camp and beaches.
Look down from the coast path to Pudcombe Cove, with 1920s tidal pool and changing rooms. The cove isn't accessible.
Light and airy café serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice cream and light lunches. Indoor and covered outdoor seating.
Gifts, local produce and gardening accessories. Seasonal plants in the courtyard. Pre-loved gardening books in Seemly Hut.
Gather loved ones and wrap up warm this festive season as Coleton Fishacre presents 'Winter Tide and Time'. Open on winter weekends from 25 November to 19 December, daily Weds 20 - 24 December and Weds 27 - 31 December. Inspired by wintery days on the coast, the house at Coleton Fishacre is transformed to dazzle and delight.
Step inside the 1920s country home of the D’Oyly Carte family where Art Deco features, sea views and light and airy designs create an intimate atmosphere.
With a climate as mild as South Cornwall, exotic and tender plants thrive in the garden at Coleton Fishacre. From formal terraces to woodland, the garden is varied and filled with year-round interest, and RHS accredited.
Discover a host of activities at Coleton Fishacre to keep the whole family entertained and help you create memories together. What adventures will you have next?
Enjoy views of rugged coastline via viewing points in lush woodland on this walk at Coleton Fishacre in Devon.
Coleton Fishacre Ranger Run takes in dramatic coastal scenery, some tough terrain and interesting built cultural history. This 9km trail run follows the edge of Coleton Fishacre estate along the South West Coast Path.
A tucked-away cottage encompassed by rolling farmland, just a short walk to Coleton Fishacre.
A white-washed cottage set within the grounds of Coleton Fishacre on the Kingswear Peninsula.
A recently refurbished former farmhouse, set within the grounds of Coleton Fishacre.
A cosy, quiet cottage in the woodland just behind Dartmouth Castle with glorious views of the river Dart, perfect for a peaceful, relaxing break.
A riverside cottage complete with rose climbing walls and a contemporary interior.
At the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age.
This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants' rooms.
In the RHS accredited garden viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
Coleton Fishacre received a bronze award for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silver awards at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
Find out about the D'Oyly Carte family and the history of their country home, Coleton Fishacre. Discover how the perfect spot was chosen while sailing their yacht.
There are lots of different ways to volunteer at the Coleton Fishacre in the English Riviera. Find out about the different volunteer roles and how you can get involved.