Autumn colour at Cotehele

Stroll around the garden or wander beneath the trees around the estate to see Cotehele ablaze with autumn hues and seasonal sounds.

Booking ahead is advised before visiting the house, garden and orchard 

The gardens and orchard at Cotehele are open for local visitors. From the 7th June, the house (Great Hall, breakfast room, dining room, Punch Room and White Bedroom only) and mill will also open.

We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance at busier times, such as weekends and bank holidays. You can book your tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895. You do not need to book to visit the quay or wider estate. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.


By the Cotehele house

The Upper Garden is full of colour as the trees and the borders around the pond turn orange and gold. Don’t miss the Acer Grove behind the house, where the fallen leaves crunch underfoot.

It’s worth taking a stroll up to the Mother Orchard too, where the rows of trees look spectacular at this time of year after the apple harvest


Woodland walks through the Cotehele estate

You’ll see lots of autumn colour if you take a walk through the woods on the Cotehele estate. Take the path down from the house, which winds along the edge of the Valley Garden and past the Chapel-in-the-Wood and down to the Quay. There are fantastic views across the river to Calstock Viaduct from here as well.

Cotehele Quay on the river Tamar in Cornwall
View of Cotehele Quay through autumn leaves at Cotehele, Cornwall
Cotehele Quay on the river Tamar in Cornwall

You could also follow the path down from the house towards the Danescombe Valley, where hidden in the trees you can find the ruins of the paper mill which gives a reminder of the valley’s industrial past.

Cotehele Quay and Mill

From the Quay you can walk along the Morden Stream to the Mill through the woodland where you can see the leaves turn and fall with the season. For a quieter walk, take the turning from the Mill up towards the weir where you will be able to listen to the water flowing over the weir.

Take an autumn walk through the woods to the weir
The weir in autumn at Cotehele, Cornwall
Take an autumn walk through the woods to the weir
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