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Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre Gardens

National Trust Tours

Greenway former holiday home to Agatha Christie

Our National Trust Tours, provide you with a really interesting day visiting, two National Trust properties in South Devon. You can choose from Greenway, Coleton Fishacre and Overbecks at Salcombe. We will arrange bookings and parking, collecting you on the day from your accommodation for your special day out.

Greenway House and Garden: ‘the loveliest place in the World’

This former holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family, allows you to take take a glimpse into their lives.

This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

In the garden a large and romantic woodland drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to a restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. A visit to Greenway isn’t complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in ‘Dead Man’s Folly’, and the battery complete with cannon. Greenway has been accredited by the International Camellia Society as a ‘Garden of Excellence.’ It is the first National Trust garden with this accreditation, and one of just seven gardens in the UK to be recognised as a ‘Garden of Excellence’ by the International Camellia Society.

 

Booking Information

Itinerary

  1. 10:00 Arrival at first of two National Trust properties (Greenway & Coleton Fishacre) followed bu guided tour of house and gardens.
  2. 12:45 Lunch either on site or leave for lunch enroute to second property.
  3. 14:15 Arrival at second property, followed by guided tour of house and gardens.
  4. 16:30 completion of tour – departure back to your accommodation, with Devon Cream Tea optional.

What to bring: Flat walking shoes or boots and appropriate weather proof clothing.
Vehicles transfers: We can arrange vehicle transfers from your accommodation – upon request.
What is included in this tour: Entry fees to both National Trust properties and vehicle transfers. 
What is not included in this tour: Food or refreshments

Fees

These tours are available for group of up to 6 at a time – please call for latest prices and availability.

 

CHECK AVAILABILITY OF THIS TOUR: Call us FREE on 08000 886 527

 

Coleton Fishacre

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea

At the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age.

This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life ‘upstairs and downstairs’ from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants’ rooms.

In the RHS accredited garden viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.

Coleton Fishacre received a bronze award for large visitor attraction of the year at the 2014 Visit Devon Awards, as well as two silver awards at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

 

Booking Information

Itinerary

  1. 10:00 Arrival at first of two National Trust properties (Greenway & Coleton Fishacre) followed bu guided tour of house and gardens.
  2. 12:45 Lunch either on site or leave for lunch enroute to second property.
  3. 14:15 Arrival at second property, followed by guided tour of house and gardens.
  4. 16:30 completion of tour – departure back to your accommodation, with Devon Cream Tea optional.

What to bring: Flat walking shoes or boots and appropriate weather proof clothing.
Vehicles transfers: We can arrange vehicle transfers from your accommodation – upon request.
What is included in this tour: Entry fees to both National Trust properties and vehicle transfers.
What is not included in this tour: Food or refreshments

Fees

These tours are available for group of up to 6 at a time – please call for latest prices and availability.

 

CHECK AVAILABILITY OF THIS TOUR: Call us FREE on 08000 886 527