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1 Coleton Barton

Kingswear, Devon

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Nos 1 and 2 Coleton Barton are a pair of recently refurbished holiday cottages within five minutes' walk of the house and garden at Coleton Fishacre. These comfortable early twentieth-century cottages enjoy lovely rural views over rolling farmland, and share the large lawned garden surrounding them. Situated on the Kingswear peninsula with easy access to the sights and sounds of the South West Coast Path, they are surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with Scabbacombe Head and the sea to the east and south, whilst the colourful and historic Dart Estuary is to the west. This is an exceptional location from which to explore one of the very special corners of South Devon.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room with open fire, shower room.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 twin, 2 singles).
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: Parking area is adjacent to the cottages.

Utilities: The water is fed from a private water supply which is tested regularly by the local authority. If there is an interuption to the supply bottled water will be supplied.

Please Note: The stairs in this cottage are steep and winding.

Offers: Guests will enjoy unlimited access to Coleton Fishacre throughout the duration of their stay. A leaflet with the code to unlock the gate to the gardens will be left on the welcome tray within the cottage.

Additional Logs can be pre-ordered upon request for your convenience.

Guests will also benefit from a discount voucher which can be redeemed at National Trust Shops across the English Riviera.

Guests who bring a dog to this cottage will receive a “doggy bag” with treats for your four legged friend.

Hazards for children
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie between 1938 and 1976. © Andrew Butler

Torbay is known as the English Riviera - and not only because of its mild climate. Its beaches and scenery have made this one of our most popular holiday destinations. Stretching from Torquay in the north, through Paignton to Brixham in the south, the scenery is a marked contrast to the rest of Devon, with an extraordinarily vibrant land ablaze with with the colours of the red sandstone cliffs, exotic semi-tropical plants growing in the warm atmosphere and the myriad greens and blues of the river estuaries burrowing their way deep into the pastoral landscape. National Trust properties in the area include Coleton Fishacre, with its magical garden and Art Deco holiday home and Greenway, the former holiday home of Agatha Christie with its secret garden and evocative house. Other National trust properties include Compton Castle and Bradley Manor and there's an endless list of other attractions to suit all ages including sandy beaches with excellent walking, watersports and boat hire, the resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, Paignton Zoo and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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place to visit
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  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Linda Crook
    • December 2014
    • Devon
    Made special for us:

    Access to Coleton Fishacre garden and close to coast path walks. We wanted to 'escape' from Christmas and Coleton Barton was just the job! Cottage very clean and warm. Well equipped. Shower not great but this may be as not on mains water. Thought TV looked a bit out of place. Didn't watch it so wouldn't have missed it.

  • Margaret Parkinson
    • November 2014
    • West Sussex
    High housekeeping standards

    We had a very good holiday. The cottage was very clean and the housekeeping standards were high. Good quality linens and furnishings made our stay a very happy experience. We shall book another cottage without doubt.

  • James Cashmore
    • December 2013
    • UK
    Care and attention

    The obvious care and attention from the cleanliness to the welcome tray and emergency numbers made 1 Coleton Barton a lovely place to stay . The freedom to wander the gardens out of hours ( although we sadly missed the house as we didn't realise 31st was the end of the season.But the icing on the cake and the act that made us feel completely welcome and "cared for " at New Year was the gift of a bottle of champagne delivered to our door fantastic was that ! We will definitely book N.T. again! A very big thank you to the whole team and a very Happy New Year to the National Trust.

  • Ulla Walker
    • October 2013
    • Berkshire
    Beautiful location

    Lovely cottage very clean beautiful location. Milk and cakes on arrival.

  • Robert family
    Lovely peaceful cottage

    Enjoyed a fantastic half term break with lots of sunshine. Lovely peaceful cottage with stunning costal walks just a few minutes away. Definitely like to return.

  • Mark & Victoria
    Lovely cottage

    Lovely little cottage in a valley detached from the stresses of the world - gorgeous stretch of coastline, enhanced by glorious weather.

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