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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice arts and crafts building with lovely furnishings and a still lived in feel, surrounded by a sub tropical garden leading down the cliffs by the sea

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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. I'm pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time here, and hope you can visit again in the future. More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I don't think I have ever walked into a National Trust Property and felt so immediately in love with it. The grounds are absolutely idyllic ranging from semi-formal gardens to more wild, free form paths and woods, winding gently down to the sea. Admittedly the walk is a steep one and people with mobility issues would have a problem in... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so thrilled to hear you had a lovely visit to Coleton Fishacre. We hope to see you again. More

United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our second visit here - the first time being about 20 years ago when it was just the gardens to look around. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning. We were given a warm welcome when we arrived at reception which included an overview of the general layout. Great idea to have free lockers... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Coleton Fishacre. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your second visit so much and that you found the volunteers to be very friendly. I'll pass your comments on to them as I know they'd love to hear that they helped to enhance your visit. More

Woking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the prettiest houses and gardens I have visited among the National Trust properties. We didn't have a great deal of time but wandered though the stunning gardens, where there was something new to see at every corner. Quite steep paths so you may have to stop and catch your breath often! The house was... More

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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation - it's lovely to hear when visitors enjoy Coleton Fishacre as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon. More

Berkshire, England
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76 helpful votes 76 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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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We're thrilled to hear that Coleton Fishacre is your favourite property. Our team of gardeners work really hard to keep the garden looking fantastic so I'll let them know how much it's appreciated. See you again soon. More

Northern Ireland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the lovely review. The garden is indeed pretty steep but we've found that it's a good excuse to enjoy a cake when you get back to the top again! The Trust are looking at ways to improve our offer for children so do bear with us. In the meantime, there are children's quizes to enjoy in... More

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

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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NTEnglishRiviera, Visitor Services Manager at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review

Hi, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit to Coleton Fishacre - we hope you'll come and see us again. More

London, United Kingdom
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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

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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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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

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