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Coleton Fishacre

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Ken and Pauline, who are regular volunteers in the house at Coleton Fishacre, provided us with an in depth, illustrated talk.

In 1920 Rupert Carte and Lady Dorothy Carte were sailing along the Devon Coast, east of the river Dart, when they saw a beautiful area of land with secluded views over the Mew Stone and Lyme Bay. It soon became Coleton Fishacre their country retreat for stylish entertaining and enjoyment of the countryside.

The building of their house, in an Arts and Craft style, commenced in 1923 with an Art Deco interior and extensive gardens extending down to Pudcombe Cove.

Ken and Pauline packed their talk with numerous photographs and detailed explanations, which meant we could all enjoy this fine house without leaving our chairs.

They answered all our questions and Eve proposed one for them, “Why are there 3 taps in the scullery sink?” They promised to research the answer.

We treated Ken and Pauline to lunch with us before they left.

We now look forward to their return talk on Greenway, the home of the late Agatha Christie.

Greenway and Coleton Fishacre are both National Trust properties that are administered together.


Born June 16, 1969. I have lived in Brixham since 1985. I used to be a fisherman until I suffered a spinal cord injury in May 1986. Since then I have been confined to a wheelchair. Hobbies include computing, amateur radio and carp fishing


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