Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Magical place, funny name

Torbay is home to some beatiful gardens and homes, one of the best being that found at Coleton Fishacre. It's an odd name, but the gardens are anything but.
Coleton Fishacre also known as "a garden by the sea" is a National Trust property which was built in the 1920s for the famous D'Oyley Carte family who built the Savoy Theatre and hotel and also well known for their theatrical connections.
It was the D'Oyley Cartes who developed these stunning gardens, which also boast breath-taking views of the coastline. The gardens descend to Pudcombe Cove and the coast path. The house and gardens can be found on the road between Churston (midway between Paignton and Brixham) and Kingswear, nestled in the hills.
For more information, visit the house's National Trust page here

1 comment:

Mary said...

Wow. I wanna visit those beautiful gardens when I get to spend my Torquay holidays.