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“Worth the walk”
Review of Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Took the ferry to Kinsgwear, the local bus and the 30 min walk, very tight for pedestrians the last 400m. Great history, entertaining hosts, and wonderful gardens then enjoyed a coffee and a well earned break in restaurant

Visited June 2012
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Visitor Experience Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you. So glad that you enjoyed your visit. We understand the walk to Coleton Fishacre can be challenging, so thank you for your patience.
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Midlands
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78 reviews
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“Beautiful arts and crafts house with wonderful gardens”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Coleton fish acre house is a beautifully maintained example of an arts and crafts property with lots of art deco influences. The grounds are spectacular, running down a deep valley to the shoreline. Rare exotic plants thrive in the protected area alongside majestic rhododrendons and many more. Our children had great fun playing "serious Devon" exploring the undergrowth. A great day out.

Visited August 2011
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Visitor Experience Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Thank you, so glad you and the family had a lovely and busy day out. Also sounds like you're a keen gardener! So glad that you enjoyed your visit.
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Perfect Location”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

To me this will always be a Perfect Location - I am slightly biased as my partner proposed to me here on 21st May 2012. We has a beautiful day exploring the House and Gardens. The gardens are a wonder to behold. The variety of plants, trees and flowers, the flowing streams and landscaped borders. I can't begin to imagine how much time and effort goes into maintaining such an estate, but they do it proud.
Spring was really alive here.
Walk down the hill to the end of the Gardens, through the gate and out along the Coastal Path for just a 2 min walk and you'll find a spot close to my heart. A beautiful viewing point over Pudcombe Cove where the children of the house used to play and where I became the future Mrs RF.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Kitkatkt51
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, Marketing and Visitor Experience Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful comments and congratulations on your engagement! We did put a congratulations out to you on our facebook page back in May, it was a beautiful sunny day and it sounds like you had a really magical time. Please do come and visit us again soon.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Just sublime”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I real find that inspired us to rejoin the National Trust after a decade of visiting private homes for a change via Historic Houses Assosiation. Relatively unusual property in that most of the interior is brought in but so atmospheric of the house's era. Not to everyone's taste I'm sure but the gardens are fantastic, the views are stunning and the food is excellent. Must mention the most cheerful bunch of staff who all give the impression that they love their work.the room stewards have that balance between being knowledgeable, keen, friendly but not overbearing ... The perfect visit. What a location.

Visited April 2012
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, Marketing and Visitor Experience Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments, such a lovely thing to hear that it actually inspired you to rejoin the National Trust. Our staff and volunteers will be delighted to hear that they helped to make it the perfect visit! Please do come and visit us again soon.
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Fairfield County
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142 reviews
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“Luxurious Gardens and Art Deco House”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

The gardens are luxurious and feature beautiful plants from many different areas including New Zealand and the Mediterranean. The walk through the gardens is lovely and you look out over the sea as you walk. When we came to the cove, there was a local man with a telescope and showed us a hawk on a cliff. There is a Tulip Tree which is quite unusual. Interesting plants and flowers and ponds around every corner. The house is in the arts and crafts style and simply furnished. Someone was playing the piano in the drawing room which added to the ambiance and fresh scones were available in the kitchen. A nice restaurant and gift shop also. There is a lot of walking involved with the gardens and the incline back up the hill is quite steep.

Visited June 2012
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Visitor Experience Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments, and glad you were able to experience the piano being played and freshly made scones in the kitchen!
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