Coronovirus update for Cotehele

Magnoila in bloom with the house behind at Cotehele, Cornwall

Following government advice, Cotehele House, mill, Barn restaurant, Edgcumbe tea-room, Gallery, shop and plant centre will be closed from Thursday 18 March until further notice. The countryside and garden will remain open for you to enjoy.


The car parks, countryside and garden will remain open. Visitor toilets by the Barn restaurant and at Cotehele Quay will remain open. Parking and entry charges are waived during this time.

Although our garden is now open for free, our usual policy on dogs in the garden remains. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden. Across Cotehele there are many miles of paths through the woodlands, countryside and quay for our four legged friends and their owners to get some fresh air. 

You can download our walkies guide here which has a map showing the dog bin locations too: Dogs at Cotehele guide (PDF / 0.69140625MB) download

There will be no shuttle bus service between the car park, reception and the mill. 

All events and guided walks are cancelled until further notice.

We urge everyone to avoid making any unnecessary journeys and to follow guidelines on social distancing and social gatherings. The wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority, therefore there might be times we need to close our car parks, the garden or wider estate when we can't adhere to the goverment advice and we are too busy.

You can download the trails for the Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration outdoor trail (for grown-ups) and the Bird Bingo spotter trail (for families) from our website to follow if you visit to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distancing in line with government advice.

For uplifting images of the garden and countryside as well as intriguing features of collection items from the house, follw our social media feeds on Twitter (@CoteheleNT), Facebook (Cotehele) and Instagram (@cotehelent).

You can find the latest statement from the National Trust on this fast-moving situation below.