Coleton Fishacre - National Trust

Coleton Fishacre - National Trust
Brownstone Road
Kingswear
Devon
TQ6 0EQ
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

E-mail

coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01803 752466

Fax

01803 753017

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Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) 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. This most evocative of holiday homes, built in the Arts & Crafts style, is imbued with 1920s' elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Latest opening hours available on website

Admission charges

Latest admission prices available on website

Additional info

Note: narrow busy approach lane, reversing required – especially around busiest time (1 to 2:30).

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of daffodils

Easter Fun at Coleton Fishacre!

  • 18 — 21 April 2014 *on now

Join us for a host of exciting activities, including a trail round the garden leading to your own chocolate egg, and other fun things to do.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: £9.40 adults, £5.20 children. Tickets for trail £2.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of plant being repotted

Spring Garden Demonstrations

  • 23 April 2014 11am-4pm

Join the garden team for a series of talks and demonstrations throughout the day covering all aspects of spring gardening, including propagation and seed sowing.

Schedule of talks and demonstrations available at Visitor Reception.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: £9.40 adults, £5.20 children.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Springer Spaniel

Doggy Day

  • 5 May 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Fun dog competitions will run throughout the day; pick up a programme from visitor reception as you arrive. From waggiest tail to cutest puppy, there's sure to be something your pooch will be top-dog at. The Blue Cross will be joining us on the lawn and helping to judge the competitions.

For this one day only, well behaved dogs on leads wil be welcome throughout the gardens of Coleton Fishacre. Please note that dogs are always welcome on the perimeter dog route.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: £9.40 adults, £5.10 children. Competitions £1.00 per entry.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Making Homes for Wild Animals

  • 28 May 2014 2-4pm

Join the countryside rangers to learn how to make homes for wild animals - great fun for all the family and one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: £9.40 adults, £5.20 children. Workshop £3.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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