Coleton Fishacre

Ruth Simpson caught up with Simon Akeroyd, the new head gardener of the Riviera portfolio of National Trust properties in the potting shed at Coleton Fishacre on a particularly wet and windy day in June. Read more


South Devon is both a relaxed and beautiful place to spend some time – but it also has a plethora of fun and exciting days out for every age group and every interest. Here are some ideas to get you out and about in South Devon. Read more

Things to Do

Set against the backdrop of the River Dart and the beautiful South Devon coast, these gardens are a must-see during your visit to Dartmouth. Read more

It may seem small and quaint compared to Dartmouth - but Kingswear is well worth a visit in its own right! From the WWII gun emplacements to the ever-popular Kingswear Bears, there's something to tickle everyone's fancy. Read more

Blow away those Christmas cobwebs on a winter walk and visit the house to warm up! Read more

Dartmouth is a stunning place to be in the sunshine – but what if your luck runs out and the heavens open? Well, fear not as there are many places to pass the time and have a great time in Dartmouth. Read more

Things to Do

Rupert D’Oyly Carte and his wife, Lady Dorothy, adopted a novel approach to holiday house hunting back in the 1920s. They were sailing their yacht between Brixham and Dartmouth and passed pretty Pudcombe Cove; they liked it so much they bought it. Read more

Castles & Historic Places

South Devon boasts an abundance of castles and stately homes, open to the public to allow us to indulge our thirst for history and our love of a beautiful building. Read more

Castles & Historic Places