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“Perfect National Trust house and gardens”
Review of Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2013

An exquisite house and gardens tucked away in a valley that leads down to the sea - an easy walk down but a steep walk back up through the amazing gardens. The house is a wonderful 1920s affair with helpful and informative volunteers on hand to explain every detail - well worth a visit.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communication Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

It is fantatstic to hear that you think Coleton is the perfect National Trust property. It sounds like you had a really enjoyable day and we will hopefully see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Lovely gardens although a strenuous walk back up. We were surprised that the house was only built in the early 1900s.

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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thanks for your lovely comment. It is a tough walk back up the hill, however the gardens are definitely worth the effort.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Frankly, I can get easily bored visiting National Trust houses. In my opinion, they tend to be very similar to each other & can be dark, dusty places and display the results of excessive wealth which I am not always comfortable with.

However, this place is different being of art deco style, is light and airy, in good condition and the house contains contents which, being more modern than some NT houses, I feel that I can better relate to.

The grounds are different too with less formal gardens and some nice views down to the sea. The cafe and gift shop are also very good. We've been around this house on two separate occasions and really enjoyed the visits.

Recommended.

Thank PeteW28
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you for you great review. I'm glad that you found the light, airy and informal style of the House and garden enjoyable. Hopefully we will see you again for a third visit, and check out the events on our website, some of them may allow you to enjoy the house in a different way again.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This house was truly beautiful, you could have actually stayed here, It appeared to be so comfortable and welcoming. The furnishings complemented the age perfectly and gave the impressions of a way of life lived here during the Twenties and Thirties.the gardens were wonderful, a real wow factor in the herbaceous borders. As is the norm for National Trust all aspects r excellent.
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Thank Gillian G
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

I really believe that the house and gardens are truely beautiful and I'm so pleased that you were able to experience this too. Thank you for your fantastic comments.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We love it here, for some of our party this was a second visit. You can really get a feel for the house, the period and the people. The majority of the house is open (we hate locked doors!) and they have got a good route through the house well mapped out. The room guides are dying to tell you more but unlike a lot of NT places, they hang back and wait for you to engage them rather than forcing themselves upon you. The gardens are vast, but very steep so please be aware of this before you go exploring. The views are relaxing once you get to the bottom, but remember, what goes down, must come up. One improvement would be to suggest routes around the garden e.g. flat, medium, steep. The cafe is excellent. However you need a confident driver as much of the approach is single track!

Thank sticky11
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NTEnglishRiviera, Marketing and Communications Intern at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

It really does sounds like you had a fantastic time with us, thank you for sharing it! We do advise visitors about the steep paths in the gardens but if you can manage it the views are amazing! Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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