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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We recently visited the house and beautiful, sheltered gardens and were blown away by the lovely situation on the coast .The house is an amazing Arts and Crafts property and it is interesting to visit a N.T. property which is from a more modern period. Lovely Art Deco features and a great atmosphere.Plenty of colour still in the gardens in... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is my favourite National Trust property visited to date ! A wonderful art deco / arts & craft property set in 30 acres of fabulous sub-tropical gardens next to the sea ! It's a splendid house and has a really nice ambience ..... even the staff quarters are homely. If you're in the South Hams, this lovely place is... 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 Coleton Fishacre - how wonderful that this is your favorite National Trust property. It does look like you loved every aspect of your visit, and I hope that you can come back again. More

Alsager, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I played the piano in the lounge which was a lovely experience . The staff said it brought the house alive .

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

Hello Martin, thank you for writing this lovely review of your visit to Coleton Fishacre - I'm so pleased that you had such a great time playing the piano in the Saloon. More

Ormond Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We would never have found this but our dear friend who lives in Paignton thought we would love it - he was right. An incredible house with an amazing history and each room is packed with beautiful historical artifacts. As beautiful as the house is, the gardens are even more spectacular - well worth ample time to walk through everything.... 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. I'm so pleased that your friend told you about us, and that you loved your time here. I hope that you can come and visit again - there is always something new to discover. More

Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our first visit today and our 4 children really enjoyed visiting the house and loved the numerous walks around the gardens.

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

Hello Karen, Thank you for this lovely review of Coleton Fishacre - I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you again in the future. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The house and gardens are beautiful and very well cared for. But we did think that a charge for the house and gardens wrong. My husband had to walk round the perimeter walkway with our dog while our guests and I toured the house, so he had to pay the full price just for a walk round a muddy path.... More

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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 review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. I'm pleased that you thought the house and gardens were beautiful and well cared for, but sorry to see that you disagreed with the admission price. As a charity, the admission fee is set to cover the cost of conserving and caring... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is such a splendid house and gardens to visit at any time, but on the first Friday of each month (from May to October) the elegant Cafe holds jazz evenings, with a terrific jazz trio and a really good 2-course dinner thrown in. Last night we had the fluffiest tastiest Salmon & Dill Quiche, followed by a scrumptious Strawberry... More

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

Hello, thank you for this fantastic review of your time at Cafe Coleton's monthly jazz club. I'm so pleased to see how much you enjoyed it - thank you for sharing that experience with the Trip Advisor community. More

England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is the home of the D'oyly Carte family! The house is quirky and the gardens are just amazing. Well worth a visit. Lots of up hill and down dale!

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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 is clear to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here, and I hope that you can visit again in the future. More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was difficult negotiating oncoming traffic on the narrow road up to Coleton Fishacre when this place was busy a few months ago. There's a big car park but it gets quite full at busy times and I think there's an overflow car park but we didn't see how full that was. Beautiful house and gardens - very large gardens... More

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

Hello Sarah, thank you for taking the time to write this review of your visit to Coleton Fishacre. I'm so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time here, and hope that you can come and visit again in the future. More

Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lovely house but the gardens (and views of the sea in parts) are just amazing and varies - lots of little bridges across the stream(s) and big open areas but also some wooded areas nearer the sea and also further up the hill again. Just as nice as the gardens at Greenway although a lot different in character - the... More

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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 lovely review of your recent visit to Coleton Fishacre. I'm so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your time exploring the gardens, and that you had a great time in the house, cafe and shop too. I hope you can come and visit again. More

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