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Coleton Fishacre

Brownstone Road | Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ, England
01803 842382
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Dartmouth
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on a lovely sunny spring day so the gardens were beautiful: loads of bluebells, azaleas, etc. I am sure it would be worth visiting again later in the season when there will be other plants to see. Loved the house too, particularly being of a certain age to remember my parents having some similar style furniture and, particularly, kitchen... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Beautiful property even by today's standards. All the rooms are very nice with lovely views. A wonderful garden which flows down to the sea.

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BRISTOL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Coleton Fishacre is near Paignton and Kingswear. It was the home of the D'Oyly Carte family in the 1920's. It still retains much of the feel of this period. The garden is beautiful, and there is a good Cafe Coleton. It still has the feeling of a home, and I'd quite like to live there. Wonderful coastal views from the... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wonderful house & gardens - if weather good take a picnic and go exploring the garden. I have the highest praise for the Ladies working in the house advising and guiding, their knowledge and enthusiasm was boundless - they made it even better.

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A beautiful garden and a wonderful house. The volunteers in the house were lovely. The food in the restaurant was lovely also.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Took my mom here for mothers day. The sun was shining which made this place even more beautiful. I totally fell in love with the lounge, the outdoor eating area and the beautiful gardens. I plan to negotiate with the national trust to see how much they want for coleton fishacre! My ideal home!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Designed by the Doly Carte Family from nothing, this property has been created in a valley leading down to the sea. Hill sides are heavily planted with an extraordinary mix of trees & shrubs, including tree ferns that are thriving in the moist conditions provided in the valley. Many walks with twists & turns you're rarely aware of other people... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Very well run NT. Really good guides, exceptionally friendly and very informative. Lovely house and fantastic gardens and beautiful setting. Nice cafe, but a little pricy (£15 for 2 soups and 2 apple juice!!!) Great walks along cost path easily accessed from garden, although moderate to difficult with steep paths. One of the highlights of our break in the area.... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited here on our last day in Dartmouth. Easy to find. Sun was shining and was a fantastic day for admiring the wonderful scene. The house was so interesting, especially the library and the sitting room, really took you back to what life would have been like in the 20's. Garden was beautiful, spring is a good time to visit.... More

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GB
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Entrance fee was perhaps a little expensive but it was interesting to wander through the rooms and see how the rich and their servants lived. The house is set in expansive gardens which spread down a fairly steep incline towards the sea. 30 to 45 mins in the house was enough but it was a sunny day so we spent... More

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