Two men on roof of the North Tower look at the view of the Calstock viaduct

Take in the view from the tower 

If you’ve ever wanted to climb on the roof at Cotehele or wondered what’s hidden behind the closed doors there you’ll want to go along to ‘Cotehele Unlocked’.

Upcoming events

VIPs trail at Cotehele

Wed 19 Jun 2019
Pick up a free trail from reception or the Mill and meet the Very Important Pollinators who keep Cotehele going. You'll find out why they are Very Important and what you can do to ensure their survival.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Wed 19 Jun 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Cotehele unlocked

Thu 20 Jun 2019
Explore areas that are usually closed to visitors and meet the staff and volunteers who care for Cotehele.

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Tue 25 Jun 2019
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river. Booking is essential.

Guided walks around Cotehele estate

Mon 08 Jul 2019
Explore the Cotehele estate on these circular walks led by our wonderful volunteer Jane.

The Butterfly Count

Fri 19 Jul 2019
Pick up your count sheet and head to a quiet spot either in the garden or around the mill to see how many varieties of butterfly you can see enjoying this special place with you.







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