Important notice -

Due to illness the choir today (Sat 4 Dec) will be unable to perform. Barrett's Privateers are due to perform as normal on Sunday.

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.


What's on

Upcoming events

A Christmas feast for the senses. Family trail at Cotehele.

Mon 06 Dec 2021
Discover the festive sights, sounds, tastes, smells and textures of Christmas at Cotehele. Complete the three part trail in the garden, Mill and between the quay and Mill to collect your stamps and get a special Christmas prize.

Christmas at Cotehele: the 1980s Garland

Mon 06 Dec 2021
Celebrate 65 years of the Christmas Garland tradition by stepping into the hall to see this year's garland.

Christmas at Cotehele: A Victorian Christmas at Cotehele Mill

Sat 11 Dec 2021
Enjoy a wintery walk down to Cotehele Mill in the Morden Valley to see the mill dressed for a Victorian Christmas.

Outdoor Festive Performances

Sat 11 Dec 2021
Throughout the festive period we're delighted to be welcoming various choirs and performers to Cotehele. This year all performances will be held outside - so we recommend wrapping up warm in a cosy scarf.

Wassail! at Cotehele

Sat 18 Dec 2021
Come and join us on Saturday 18 December from 11.30am for our annual Wassail as we scare away the evil spirits from the orchard to ensure a bumper crop next year.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Cotehele

Sat 01 Jan 2022
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Cotehele on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.
Volunteering hanging wreath on doorway

Christmas at Cotehele 

Celebrate Christmas with a festive day out to Cotehele. Step back in time to see a recreation of how the garland tradition begun, see Cotehele Mill decorated for a family Christmas and head out on a frosty walk around the estate


Things to see and do



Try a slice of delicious carrot cake

Eating and drinking at Cotehele 

It wouldn't be a National Trust visit without a break for cake and Cotehele has plenty of options. Stop by the Barn Restaurant or The Edgcumbe or find a picnic spot on the quay.




Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Cotehele, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.


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Places to stay

The exterior of Danescombe Cottage, Cotehele Estate, Danescombe Valley, Calstock, Cornwall

Holiday cottages at Cotehele 

You'll have Cotehele to yourself in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home when you stay in one of the eight holiday cottages on the estate.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Cotehele on the National Trust Collections website