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Coleton Fishacre

Brownstone Road | Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ, England
01803 842382
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a beautiful hidden gem this was, lovely garden and walk around and then into the house. Just a great day. Take care if you have a dog though as you have to stay to the outside path

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Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautifully appointed delivering an insight into life in the 1920's The d'Oily Carte family were very fortunate to have been able to live in this magical part of Devon. You can see the house and immediate gardens in a little over an hour but half a day would be better in order to explore the gardens properly.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
89 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The immediate impression was that I could live here exactly as it is, a perfect reminder of a wonderful period without being over the top set in a perfect valley. The house is well worth a visit and the guides are as usual very knowledgeable.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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250 reviews 250 reviews
54 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

National Trust property at its best. Wonderful property, homely feel, art deco throughout. Top floor now open, so if you haven't been there for a couple of years it is well worth another visit. The gardens run down to the private beach, so wear comfortable shoes, a little bland in December, but the buds and young plants bode well for... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

One of the best places we visited from the National Trust. The setting, the views, the gardens, the walks, and the house were all memorable. Well worth a visit. The docents were very well trained and friendly. We would love to go back again.

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Somerset UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on an Autumn afternoon and really enjoyed looking round the house. The gardens and stream running through the garden were beautiful. It was worth the walk down to see the sea and a bit of a climb back up with a pushchair. It was a shame that some of the gardens were cordoned off as it would have... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a fabulous 1920s home, once owned by the owner of The Savoy and also the Gilbert and Sulivan opera company. They allow pianists to play the piano in the lounge and what a fantastic noise comes out of it. We were lucky that a guy was playing it as we arrived, he was brilliant. The house and gardens... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for this great review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. It's great to see how much you enjoyed the house and the gardens, and that the pianist was so fantastic. Do come back and visit again. More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a really different National Trust Property. Art Deco interior we found fascinating. The gardens are very interesting and extensive. One of the best NT properties we have visited.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm so glad to see how much you enjoyed both the house and the gardens, and hope that you will visit again in the future. We will look forward to welcoming you back. More 

wales
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

the gardens of this house are magnificent. They are quite steep so you need to be reasonably happy with that but the paths are well maintained so don't be put off. The house is quite interesting although not as outstanding as some of the period. The cafe has great scones.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for this lovely review of Coleton Fishacre. It's great to see how much you enjoyed your time here, and I hope you will come back and visit again in the future. More 

bristol
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is our second visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it again.The art deco, and the links to operas were most interesting. There also are the beautiful gardens, and a small cafe. This time we were with our friends who enjoyed it too.The warmth of the house and the interesting artifacts made it an enjoyable trip.There is a charge to get... More 

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Officer at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for this lovely review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. It's great to see how much you enjoyed your second visit, and your friends their first. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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