Coleton Fishacre (Devon) Reviews
Description:Address: Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0EQ Tel: 01803 752466 Fax: 01803 753017
Newest Review: ... see the gardens and house open out in front of you. The house was owned by the D'Oyly Carte family, who were made famous by their involvement with staging Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Apparantly the D'Oyly Carte's spotted the land for this property whilst sailing by and bought it and had the house built for their weekends and summers (nice for some!). The house is built in the Arts and ... more
Customer Coleton Fishacre (Devon) Reviews (2)
by - written on 24/03/10 (Very useful, 49 readings)
I visited this lovely house and gardens this weekend as part of the National Trust's open weekend, so free for all the family! Coleton Fishacre is set on the gorgeous South Devon coastline, nestled in a hidden valley near Dartmouth. You can't see the property or the gardens from the road, or even the car park, so it is a real treat to wander down the approach path, and see the gardens and house open out in front of you. The house was owned by the D'Oyly Carte family, who were made famous by their involvement with staging Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Apparantly the D'Oyly Carte's spotted the land for this property whilst sailing by and bought it and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/08/02, updated on 03/08/02 (Very useful, 142 readings)
Coleton Fishacre is a relatively new National Trust acquisition. The house was built in 1925 as a holiday home for Rupert and Dorothy D’Oyly Carte. Rupert was the son and heir of Richard D’Oyly Carte (or ‘oily cart’ to his rivals) of Savoy Opera fame, the Victorian theatrical impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together. It is situated on the south Devon coast, and Rupert noticed the site while sailing between Brixham and Dartmouth. A relatively small building, its compact size reflects its purpose – as a compact family home, rather than the vast baronial pile with which you may generally associate NT properties. ... Read the complete review
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