View of Cotehele House in the autumn

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.


What's on

Upcoming events

Autumn family art trail

Tue 26 Oct 2021
Pick up our autumn trail from visitor reception which is bursting with artist inspiration and challenges to complete all around the estate.

Cheeky piskies and Cornish tales - Halloween trail at Cotehele

Tue 26 Oct 2021
From Saturday 23 - Sunday 31 October, see if you can find our resident piskies hidden in the garden and discover stories from local folklore.

Pathway to Hibernation trail to Cotehele Mill

Tue 26 Oct 2021
Walk through the woods between the quay and Mill and look out for the six animals preparing to hibernate. As you go, collect twigs, rocks and leaves to add to our new bug hotel and habitat pile at Cotehele Mill.

Wassail! at Cotehele

Sat 18 Dec 2021
Come and join us on Saturday 18 December from 11.30am for our annual Wassail as we scare away the evil spirits from the orchard to ensure a bumper crop next year.
Volunteering hanging wreath on doorway

Christmas at Cotehele 

Celebrate Christmas with a festive day out to Cotehele. Step back in time to see a recreation of how the garland tradition begun, see Cotehele Mill decorated for a family Christmas and head out on a frosty walk around the estate


Things to see and do

Welcome back indoors



Try a slice of delicious carrot cake

Eating and drinking at Cotehele 

It wouldn't be a National Trust visit without a break for cake and Cotehele has plenty of options. Stop by the Barn Restaurant or The Edgcumbe or find a picnic spot on the quay.




Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Cotehele, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.


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Places to stay

The exterior of Danescombe Cottage, Cotehele Estate, Danescombe Valley, Calstock, 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

Our collections

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