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Illuminated Christmas event, made the gardens even more beautiful (if that is possible), such a... read more

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scimitarss1
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Enchanting

We came here on Christmas Eve to see the gardens lit up by night. We had visited the house and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PhilTandy
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my all time favourite NT property and I’ve been many times, but never for the Christmas event. The property and grounds are stunning but I will be perfectly honest in that I expected more as NT members have to pay full price for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Illuminated Christmas event, made the gardens even more beautiful (if that is possible), such a pleasant evening and the house nicely decorated, only thing to improve it (in view of cost, even NT members have to pay full price) would have been staff dressed as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your comments, we will take them into consideration when planning our next event! We are happy you enjoyed your time at Coleton Aglow and look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb venue especially at Christmas, the lights are attractive in the gardens BUT it is a very steep slope downwards & then what is described as a steady climb up to the mulled wine station, no, it is a very steep climb: no warnings were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on Christmas Eve to see the gardens lit up by night. We had visited the house and gardens in the summer so we were familiar with the layout. Wonderful atmosphere, helpful volunteers on hand and hot cider punch also available. What more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a National Trust Life Time Member & I bought my membership just a few years ago & paid a lot of money for it. We have enjoyed visiting the Coleton Aglow every year since in started free of charge to National Trust Members....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We want to look after Coleton Fishacre and host events that are sustainable and enjoyable. After reviewing the event and its impact on the car park, gardens, property and surrounding lanes, we felt that one way to help us manage this was to ask visitors...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went along the "Coleton aglow" event, run near to Christmas at Coleton Fishacre. We had a fabulous evening, walking along the garden pathways, all beautifully lit. This was a great festive event and really started our Christmas. There was mulled cider in one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business Support Co-ordinator at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're extremely happy that you had a 'fabulous' evening at Coleton Aglow! All of our volunteers are fantastic and really set the scene as though you were in the 1920's. At our sister property 'Greenway' we have a pop-up cinema over Christmas if you wanted...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went whilst on holiday having been once before a few years ago. It is a beautiful coastal property set in stunning gardens with lovely walks and some beautiful coastal views. They also have a very good cafe. A lovely place to spend 2-3 hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is a beautiful National Trust property, dating from the 1920's, that is set in grounds of 23 acres. It is a snapshot in time, that shows how the well off were able to live. The grounds are lovely, and run down to the sea,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely way to spend an hour or so. The gardens were lit up so tastefully- great positioning of lights and glitter balls( I know but the effect was magical!). Understated but very effective. The house had also been done up ready for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We visit Coleton on a regular basis. The house is enchanting and the gardens stunning in all seasons. We came on Saturday night for the Christmas event. It was done beautifully. The gardens looked utterly magical and the house was done very elegantly. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NTEnglishRiviera, Business support co-ordinator at Coleton Fishacre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we pleased that you thought that the event was beautiful, with the gardens looking magical and the house elegant. It is very rewarding for the staff and volunteers to know that our visitors appreciate all their efforts.

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philcardevon
19 December 2018|
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Response from NTEnglishRiviera | Property representative |
Hi philcaredevon, thanks for your question. To visit during our normal opening hours then members just need to show their card to gain free entry. For any events outside of the normal opening hours, such as Coleton Aglow and... More
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keef692018
12 July 2018|
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Response from daphnerupert | Reviewed this property |
I believe dogs are allowed on a short lead, but it would be best to check with Coleton Fishacre to make certain.
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Lyn P
13 May 2018|
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Response from Fingersrpj | Reviewed this property |
Free if you’re a National Trust member not sure otherwise. Check their web site
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