Autumn fun at Cotehele

Autumn colour at Cotehele

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Cotehele this autumn. Have an outdoor adventure as you explore the woods and gardens and get to know nature a little better.

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.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Autumn is by far the best time to play conkers, catch falling leaves or jump in puddles. Take a look and download our 50 things explorer trail to see just some of the self-led activities that you can complete during your visit to Cotehele.


Get creative and notice nature

Let your imagination run wild and see what you create whilst discovering Cotehele this autumn. You could:  

  • Bring some paper and pencils or crayons with you. Find somewhere to sit in the garden and draw what you see – the view, a tree, a leaf or a bee buzzing among the late flowers.
  • Pen a poem or a short story inspired by the woods and trees.
  • Take a photo from interesting angles, to capture the changing colours, the dappled woodland shade and morning mists.
  • Collect nature’s fallen bounty to create a colourful pattern or a simple take-home memento.

We would love to see your creations take a photo and share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #AutumnAtCotehele and #EveryoneNeedsNature

Taking a photo of fungi
Taking a photo of fungi
Taking a photo of fungi
Log round as part of Cotehele's Treemendous Tree Trail

Cotehele's Treemendous Tree Trail

Every tree has something special about it and we’ve selected some of our favourite and most beautiful trees in the garden for you to get to know a little bit better. There’s much to discover on a tree – so get your detective hat on and your magnifying glass if you have one and explore the garden to see which trees you can find.

Sheltered lunch and picnic spots

The Barn Restaurant near the house is open daily for takeaway only. You can pick up additional picnic supplies, hot and cold drinks, cream teas, pasties and more. If you are popping into the Barn Restaurant you are required to wear a face covering whilst inside. Please remember to bring one with you. There is limited indoor seating available within the restaurant, with the majority being based outside. 

If you have brought a picnic, we recommend enjoying this in the designated picnic area in the meadow near the house, it’s nice and sheltered there whilst underneath the autumnal leaves. Please remember to take your rubbish home with you.

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