Welcome back to Cotehele House
We are delighted to have the house open for visitors once again, starting with the Great Hall, breakfast room, dining room, Punch Room and White Bedroom.
We can't wait to welcome you back, but you might find things a little different to when you last visited the house.
To help keep everyone safe we are opening the house in stages. On your visit, you will be able to look around the Great Hall, breakfast room, dining room, Punch Room and White Bedroom.
We ask that you wear a face covering in these areas, unless you are medically excempt. We also ask that you check in using the NHS COVID-19 app and sanitise your hands on entry.
The house is open from 11am with last entry at 4pm.
Please enter the house through the doors in the East Range, or via Hall Court if you require step free access. Once inside the house you will be guided by a one way system and exit via the recently replaced wooden steps on the north side of the house.
Although the rest of the house remains closed for now, we look forward to opening it as soon as we have the capacity to do so. Do keep checking our website for the latest opening information.
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.