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Coleton Fishacre

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Address: Brownstone Road | Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ, England
Phone Number: 01803 842382
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A gorgeous place

We've visited Coleton Fishacre several times and it's a lovely spot. The gardens are full of floral treats and plenty of well-situated benches to admire them from. My favourites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We've visited Coleton Fishacre several times and it's a lovely spot. The gardens are full of floral treats and plenty of well-situated benches to admire them from. My favourites are the tree ferns, Chilean Firebush, and I hanker after an outside dining terrace like the one here!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Coleton Fishacre is a beautiful house and gardens set into the valley and hillside of Devon, not far from Kingswear and Brixham. The house is of Art Deco design and holds wonderful artefacts of the time. It was home to the D'Oyly Carte family, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, and they lavished the house and garden with wonderful artefacts. So,... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This house is really warm and welcoming. You can really imagine someone living here. Unlike other houses, it is virtually all open to look around, there are no shut off parts. The guides in the rooms were all really knowledgeable and all really wanted to help and let us know about the house's history. The gardens are also fantastic, with... More 

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have been doing the rounds of National Trust properties this last few weeks. They have all been great in one way or another but Coleton Fishacre is a must if you love gardens. The garden winds from a gorgeous Arts & Crafts building slowly downhill to the sea. It's a bit of a climb on the way back but... More 

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You must visit the house if you are an Art Deco or Gillbert & Sullivan fan, but the real star is the amazing gardens. Your eyes are greeted with a riot of color as you walk down the pathways leading to the cliff tops. The rhododendrons are especially impressive at this time of year. Good café with friendly service.

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Clent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This lovely house takes you back into time! Wonderful gardens and a lovely cafe. A perfect way to spend a sunny day in the glorious South Hams.

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Hampshire
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Coleton Fishacre, the setting, the house, the garden is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world. The house is tastefully presented with its links to D'Oyly Carte and art deco style - although the exterior is pure arts and crafts. It is very photogenic.However the garden is a plantswoman's delight, with a diverse range of beds and... More 

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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. House is fascinating too. However, as I've mentioned before in my reviews of National Trust properties the catering needs far more professional management. The food and drink is of a high standard, no question of that. Big but: The delivery of the service is poor - I know that... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We are quite happy to visit this property in all seasons just to see the gardens. The house is also worth visiting especially on a Wednesday pm and Sunday pm when there is a pianist in the lounge.

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

21st May 2015 The house is light and airy and Coleton Fishacre is a in lovely relaxing and pearceful location and the grounds and gardens are well maintained and lots of different areas to walk. We walked from the end of the lane to walk to the house, (the 18 stagecoach bus to Kingwear) a 30 min walk and was... More 

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