Paycocke's House and Garden

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Paycocke's House and Garden

Things to see and do

Paycocke's House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Plant Swap Shop

Sat 04 Jun 2016
Swap Shop is a chance for gardeners to bring & swap a plant from their own garden for those we have here. The gardens team will be on hand to share and discuss gardening tips.

Music for a Summer's Evening

Sat 02 Jul 2016
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Paycocke's gardens as we listen to the sounds of jazz on Saturday night and classical music on Sunday.

Everything Purple Lavender Weekend

Sat 09 Jul 2016
Join us at Paycockes to celebrate everything purple, inspired by our beautiful Hidcote lavender beds in the garden. Activities to participate in with

Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Fri 07 Oct 2016
Celebrating the art of weaving, spinning and dyeing with the Mid Essex Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers. The Guild makes a very welcome return to Paycocke's House to demonstrate these traditional crafts. Come and discover more from the Guild...
Paycocke's House and Garden

Eating and shopping

A cappuccino and a slice of cake in Paycocke's cafe, Colchester

Enjoy a treat 

Recline and warm up in our coffee shop with a drink and snacks before browsing the shelves in our shop for the perfect gift or a tempting memento of your visit.

Paycocke's House and Garden


Paycockes House, Essex, banner front hall wood cut image

Getting the picture at Paycocke's House 

Recent visitors to the house tell us how much they enjoyed the new ways of telling the story of the house - and the people who have lived here.

Paycocke's House and Garden

Our work

A watercolour of the back of the house restored with colourful hollyhocks in the foreground

Restoring the house 

Get the inside story on how we undertook the daunting task of combining three houses into one building, in a painstaking restoration project that took over 20 years to complete.

Paycocke's House and Garden

Get involved

Volunteers in the café at Basildon Park

Volunteering at the Coggeshall Properties: Paycocke's House and Grange Barn 

Looking for your next challenge? Why not volunteer with us at Paycocke’s House and Grange Barn?