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Coleton Fishacre

Brownstone Road | Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ, England
01803 842382
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
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English first
Berkshire, England
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I never tire of coming here. The gardens have the most fantastic planting in them and formal gardens give way to woodland gardens wending down to the coast path with little paths and a flowing stream. Magical for children to scamper through ! The house is well preserved with furnishings from the first quarter of the twentieth century. The food... More

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Northern Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visited whist on holiday with our four children. The garden and views are stunning. We enjoyed a picnic at the summerhouse which has fabulous views over the gardens and coast. The café and shop were also good. Didn't have time to see around the house and the only negative is that the gardens are extremely steep. There wasn't too many... More

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The grounds were absolutely stunning and the tour of the house was very interesting with plenty of people to tell you the history of the family that lived there .

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

absolutely beautiful and great dog walk :) was a lovely day out. gardens were spectacular.thank you.

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

Hello Julia, I'm so glad that you and your dog enjoyed your visit to Coleton Fishacre. I hope you can come and see us again! More

Southwold
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Oh what a lovely house , such friendly staff and it was so nice to be able to walk in the rooms and actually pick things up and get a feel for them. The first room you go into to shows you how the house was built and go into great detail which normally our 11 year old would find... More

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

Hello, it's great to see that you and your family all thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Coleton Fishacre. The handling room has been a great addition to the house - it's great fun to rummage through the drawers in there, and try on clothes and accessories from the 1920s. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team, and... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

A delightful house with its simplistic arts and crafts roots. This has been restored with careful eye for detail the staff are knowledgeable and were open about replica pieces of furniture. They were baking scones in the aga when we were there and the tasting was wonderful. The gardens are amazing covering a range of settings from traditional formal to... More

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

Hi Shirley, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. It's clear to see that you had a fantastic time, and I hope that you can come back and see us again. More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful art deco house in a lovely setting. Great children's trails and activities. Lovely gardens. When we were looking round the house someone was playing the piano, really felt like you were visiting a home. Great food in the cafe

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

Hi Sarah, what a lovely review, thank you. I will pass on your lovely comments to the team :) It's great to see that you would love to live here - did you know you can actually stay in holiday cottages here at Coleton Fishacre? They are the next best thing to moving in, and enjoy exclusive access to the... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stunning and fascinating house with an incredibly unusual garden of slopes (reminded me a bit of a mini-Heligan). I love the fact that many NT places now allow guests to play a piano if there is one - it is a fabulous touch and adds so much to a visit if you can play or you get to hear others... More

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

Hi Paul, thank you for this great review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. I'm so pleased that you had such a fantastic time, and that the little touches such as the music playing had a really positive impact on you. Thanks also for sharing your thoughts about the coastal walk from Kingswear - it is quite a strenuous... More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The National Trust have performed a great re-imagining of this elegant and stylish property and its grounds. The house is a must for all Art Deco buffs (although almost all of the contents are not original) and visitors are encouraged to really engage with the experience. The gardens are of a modest size but beautifully managed and set on a... More

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

Hello Chris B, thank you for this fantastic review. It's clear to see that you had a lovely time here at Coleton Fishacre, and you have taken some wonderful photos. I hope you can come and see us again soon. More

Gloucestershire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Something for everyone - interesting but not a stuffy house, magical gardens leading down to the sea and amazing homity pie! Highly recommended

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

Hello, thank you for your lovely review of Coleton Fishacre; it's clear to see that you enjoyed everything about your visit. I will pass on your praise to the team - the homity pie is delicious isn't it! Hope to see you at Coleton Fishacre again soon. More

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