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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
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing house, full of interest for the Art Deco enthusiast and with a sad story to tell of a family who lived a charmed and happy life until tragedy struck. The garden & grounds go right down to the sea and the views of the South Devon Coast are breathtaking.

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Chippenham, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Are rare snapshot of life between the wars. The house was well designed and felt very welcoming. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits informative of the lifestyle of the well to do 1920s and 30s. The gardens were excellent and the walks gave great views of the coast. Very good café. All round National Trust excellence!

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Rothley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful house. Just the right scale to imagine living there! Great dressing up box in one of the bedrooms. The gardens are amazing. Is this the best NT house in the country? Debatable but in my opinion it is!

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Worcestershire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely warm Sept afternoon wandering around the beautiful gardens and interesting house. In the gardens there is a surprise around every bend, the scents and textures and distant views are a delight to the senses.The house is very interesting, feels "lived in" and is lovingly cared for by the staff. There is no better way to spend a... More

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Luton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderfully preserved house. Each room was beautifully and thoughtfully put together with lots of interesting little items. The history of the house and the family was well and interestingly explained. Worth another visit.

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Stoke on Trent
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of may favourite places to visit when we are in Devon. It is really homely and I can imagine what it must have been like to live there. A tragic story of the D'Oyly Cartes though. This time we visited with our dog (she wasn't allowed in the house or the manicured gardens) and we... More

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

Hi Fiona, Thank you for this lovely review - it's fantastic that Coleton Fishacre is one of your favourite places to visit in the area. I'm glad that you enjoyed your walk with the dog, and hope you can come back and see us again. More

Commerce, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A fascinating look at life in the era of Art Deco. The architecture (by a protege of the great Lutyens) and the garden are superb; the interiors, tho' worn and dated because still original, are fascinating to see -- the Trust, as usual, has done an excellent job in preserving everything just as it was back in the day.

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

Hello Sharon, thank you for this lovely review. I'm pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time here, and thank you for your praise - I will pass it on to the conservation team. Do come back and see us again. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wonderful house and gardens. The house is beautifully decorated in Art Deco style with stunning views of the sea through the lovely gardens. The former home of the D'Oyly Carte family, founders of the Opera Company and the Savoy Theatre and hotel chain. Very interesting history. The gardens are amazing with so much colour, even at this time of year... More

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

Hi Mandy, Thank you for this great review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. It's clear to see that you had a great time! I hope that you can come back and see us again. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely gardens with great coastal views and the house was lovely. The information provided was interesting and decor really nice. Had fun trying on the outfits in the hands on room. Would recommend it for a good day out.

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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 so glad that you enjoyed the house and the gardens, and that you had fun trying on clothes in the handling room. Hope you can come back and see us again. More

Cardiff
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160 reviews 160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We joined the National Trust today given the amount of sites they have around here, and of course the excellent work they do around the UK (and I believe abroad). Our first visit under our new membership was to Coleton Fishacre. The gardens are lovely, with a wide variety of plants and water features. There are plenty of walks here,... More

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

Hello Gary, it's great to see that you have just become a National Trust member, and are already making the most of your membership. It's clear to see that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your visit to Coleton Fishacre - what a glowing review you have written! Thank you. It's great that you would love to live here -... More

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