Christmas at Coleton Fishacre
- 30 July 2023
This Christmas wrap up warm and step into winter, as Coleton Fishacre presents 'Winter Tide and Time'.
Christmas opening dates
Coleton Fishacre will be open from 11am to 4pm on:
- Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November
- Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
- Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
- Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December
- Daily from Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 December
- Daily from Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 December
Winter Tide and Time
With a frosty sparkle and festive touches, the house at Coleton Fishacre invites you to spend Christmas by the coast. This year the decorations and illuminations are based on traditions old and new, inspired by sleepy harbour towns and wild coastal walks and the chill of winter.
So soak up the small magical moments and eleganty decorated trees, pose for a Christmas card photo and be swept away into a wintry wonderland.
Winter on the coast
The coastal garden at Coleton Fishacre is perfect for winter walks and breath taking sea views. A stroll along the accessible path to Scout Point, the farthest part of the garden, is rewarded as the garden falls away and the wide ocean vista unravels before you. Nearby the South West Coast path hugs the coastline with secluded beaches and viewpoints to explore. Ideal for blowing away the cobwebs on a winter's day.
Festive food and drink
We've got decadent hot chocolates, spiced lattes and warming cups of tea - why not take one with you on a stroll round the garden to keep those mittens toasty? If you're stopping for a break, warm up with seasonal bites or treat yourself to a festive mince pie.
Christmas shopping at Coleton Fishacre
Why not leave the busy high street behind and let us help with the Christmas shopping this year? Whether you're looking for stocking-fillers or something special to put under the tree, you'll find the perfect gift at the National Trust shop.
There's plenty for food lovers too, from tasty biscuits to handmade jams, indulgent chocolates and tipples a plenty. Pick up a treat or two, or choose a combination of things to go in a festive hamper.
You can also transform your home into a winter wonderland with a range of decorations available, from festive garlands to handmade ornaments.
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.
A visit to Coleton Fishacre would not be complete without browsing the National Trust Shop or picking up a tasty treat from Café Coleton.
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?
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.
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.
Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. See houses decked out with decorations from across history and be transported right back to the festivities of the time.
Many of the houses and buildings in our care that will be transformed with colour this Christmas. Find out more about our winter illuminations and lights trails and book tickets for your visit.