Welcome back to Cotehele House
We are delighted to have the house open for visitors once again. Almost all of the rooms are now back open and you don't need to book ahead for your visit.
Cotehele House is open daily from 11am with last entry at 4pm.
To help keep all our staff, volunteers and visitors safe, we recommend wearing a face covering inside, though this is not mandatory.
On your visit you will be able to step into the majority of the rooms, but unfortunately due to their narrow entrances and limited capacity, we still are unable to open the chapel, King Charles and Queen Anne bedrooms.
More about Cotehele
This fortified manor house is set on a high bluff on the Cornish bank of the river Tamar, which gave natural protection from skirmishing armies approaching from the east.
Inside the rambling stone walls you'll find a fascinating collection that reflects the antiquarian taste of the Georgian Edgcumbes. The family developed the interiors between about 1750 and 1860 in a deliberate attempt to evoke a sense of nostalgia and recreate the atmosphere of the 'good old days'.
Granite and slatestone
The house is an architectural hotchpotch, mainly re-built in Tudor times. The chapel was first consecrated in 1411, and was re-modelled in the early 1500s. At a similar time the Great Hall was widened, and the south wall was moved forward, ‘squashing’ the chapel into a corner.