Prospect Tower field by Rena Gardiner

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration 

Discover the work of renowned print-artist Rena Gardiner at Cotehele, exploring the places that inspired her and seeing how they still inspire today.

The front of Cotehele house bathed in sunshine

What's new this summer at Cotehele? 

There are lots of new things happening at Cotehele this summer, from children’s holiday activities to tasty treats.

Upcoming events

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Mon 19 Aug 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

Look Sharp!

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Not just for the kids. Take a closer look at the bladed weapons in Cotehele House

Swords and shields

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Join us in the Brewery Bookshop for this fun craft activity making swords and shields inspired by those on display in Cotehele's Tudor great hall.

Soft archery at Cotehele

Wed 21 Aug 2019
Come along to the orchard on Wednesdays through the school holidays and learn soft archery, with summer of sport.

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Thu 22 Aug 2019
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river. Booking is essential.







Our work


Get involved

Volunteers are transcribing Joseph Snell's diaries as part of our Commemoration Garland project

Volunteer at Cotehele 

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cotehele and we couldn't run the place without them. There are lots of ways you can get involved. With roles as varied as bus driver, baker, gallery assistant and gardener, there really is a role to suit everyone.


Places to stay

Malt House holiday cottage exterior on Cotehele Quay, Cornwall

Holiday cottages at Cotehele 

You'll have Cotehele to yourself in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home when you stay in one of the eight holiday cottages on the estate.


Art and collections

Tamar sailing barge Shamrock with her sails up at Cotehele, Cornwall

Saving Shamrock 

Help us to save this 120 year old Tamar sailing barge and get her back on the river where she belongs.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Cotehele on the National Trust Collections website