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Cotehele is a captivating Tudor house and gardens located in the heart of Cornwall. Steeped in centuries of history, this National Trust property is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in architecture, art, and the fascinating stories of the past.

From its dark interiors to its beautiful gardens, woodlands, orchard, historic quay and working flour mill, Cotehele offers a truly immersive experience for visitors of all ages. With plenty of events and activities throughout the year, it's a wonderful place to explore and discover the magic of Cornwall's heritage.

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Open hours today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • June 23, 2024 5:38 am local time

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    • Rachel
      September 5, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      A really super day out in East Cornwall, a throughly enchanting place to spend an afternoon.

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    • Monty's Guide
      October 31, 2022 at 6:04 pm
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      Awesome.... The Trust team there make you feel so welcome...Wonderful house and gardens... The woodland and riverside walks are magical...We were lucky enough tibse the Christmas garland this year... Simply stunning.. Made from flowers grown and dried by the staff at Cotehele..

      Sean LeeSean Lee

      07:09 11 Nov 22
      Lovely relaxing day to be had at Cotehele. The house is lovely, gardens are amazing and the staff are so helpful and very knowledgeable, the cafe is really inexpensive. A stunning place and the Quay is a must see too.

      Simon BolithoSimon Bolitho

      15:45 01 Nov 22
      Great place to visit as always. Really did explore the grounds this time as we have visited the house many times before and only spent a little time in the garden and grounds. Walked all over this time. Lunch was great here too.

      Paul RogersPaul Rogers

      08:28 18 Sep 22
      A deep sense of history with lovely gardens and a great tea room. You could spend a whole day across the estate. Be prepared for hills and a stiff walk if you want to explore beyond the house and formal gardens. But there is no great need as the house and garden offer a lot. The approach roads are narrow so be careful but are ok for the average driver.

      Kathryn EastwellKathryn Eastwell

      06:07 07 Aug 22
      Loved this place. spent so much more time here than we expected. We walked around the house and then down to the mill as well as the discovery center. The gardens were beautiful and we were able to take my 6 month old baby around in the carrier. Not particularly buggy friendly in areas.

      Nigel HesdonNigel Hesdon

      21:28 26 Jul 22
      So much to see, loved the house especially the arms and armour in great hall. Gardens and woods great. Easy walk to Quay and Mill loved both especially workshops at both. Would definitely visit again.

      Sandra GrahamSandra Graham

      18:30 01 Jul 22
      Amazing place. Well worth the entry cost. Lovely tudor house with many period artifacts. Gorgeous gardens. The Quay and Mill have exhibits that explain the industrial activity of Cotehele. The volunteers are absolutely brilliant! They are very knowledgeable and helpful, particularly the lovely man who drove the mini bus giving lifts from house to Quay, milk and back. It's along time since I have enjoyed NT property as much as this one!

      Ben StuartBen Stuart

      15:50 28 Jun 22
      Lovely big property with much to do and see. Lovely house and beautiful gardens. Lovely woodland walks with river views and serval other historic buildings to visit such as Chapel, Boathouses and Mill. For those that have mobility issues you may want to use the upper car park for the house and gardens and Lowe carpark for Mill and Boathouses.

      Brian VerranBrian Verran

      09:14 26 Apr 22
      Popular tourist house and gardens by the river. woodland walks, interesting garden futures, rare apple orchard developing, good restaurant, fascinating house tour. bit !! , Sit in the Rose Garden and smell the scent, heavenly..

      Gigi BruceGigi Bruce

      07:58 26 Mar 22
      Stunningly beautiful grounds. Sadly didn't have time for house as well, but will definitely visit again soon. Good restaurant, although we didn't eat this time. Nice little garden and gift shop.

      Mark DaviesMark Davies

      07:02 23 Mar 22
      It's that part of the season when the Daffodils are out, and they're ment to be blinding here. So off we went. We left Plymouth and took the train to Calstock, and from there took the 1-1/2mile trail to the house. Very easy to follow and find. On arrival its a typical well oiled National Trust machine. The grounds are kept in great order and the cafe is excellent, and a reasonable price. Took another trail to the Quay, which was closed for works and then back to the train. Only a 4 you asked, well it would have been a 5 however a return in later spring early summer the gardens and orchards will be in full swing for a much grander display of these fantastic gardens.

      Colm BoyleColm Boyle

      14:53 03 Jun 21
      This is in fact a holiday cottage. Everything you could need. Very comfy and very quiet.We had a lot of rain the week we stayed but it did not diminish our holiday. National Trust staff and volunteers were a joy to spend time with and made us feel so welcome. Can't praise them enough.Lovely walks from the doorstep. Nice walk to the pubs in Calstock.Also various walks up to Cotehele house and its beautiful gardens.There is a Potter who has a workshop behind the cottage and he is definitely worth a visit.Oh and mustn't forget Dusty, the local cat, he will appreciate any treats that comes his way.We definitely will stay here again.

      Joyce GeeJoyce Gee

      18:14 16 Apr 21
      A good experience today. Had a really tasty cheese scone. Lovely weather and scenery. Well within walking distance of home. Usually visit at least once a week.


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