Christmas at Cotehele house and mill

Upcoming events

The building of the Cotehele Christmas Garland

Wed 13 Nov 2019
It's been an annual tradition for over 60 years so do come along to see the garden team busy in the Great Hall at Cotehele as they put together this year's beautiful cut flower garland.

The Christmas flower garland at Cotehele

Sat 16 Nov 2019
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent tradition it is today.

Festive family trail

Sat 16 Nov 2019
Wrap up warm and bring the family to Cotehele to follow this fun festive trail.

Victorian family Christmas at Cotehele Mill

Fri 29 Nov 2019
Come along to Cotehele Mill this winter to see how Victorian families like the Langsfords celebrated Christmas. There'll be festive family activities, dressing up and the Mill is decorated for a traditional Victorian yuletide.

Music under the garland in the Great Hall at Cotehele

Sat 30 Nov 2019
The log fire is burning, the candles are lit and the garland is on display. Come along to be entertained in the Tudor hall, where performers are making music most days in December.

Festive wreath making with Miranda Hackett

Thu 05 Dec 2019
Join artisan florist, Miranda Hackett, for a wreath making workshop using seasonal foliage and berries. Miranda will demonstrate making a loose and naturally styled wreath then help you create your own beautiful design, either to hang on your own...





Our work


Get involved

Volunteers are transcribing Joseph Snell's diaries as part of our Commemoration Garland project

Volunteer at Cotehele 

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cotehele and we couldn't run the place without them. There are lots of ways you can get involved. With roles as varied as bus driver, baker, gallery assistant and gardener, there really is a role to suit everyone.


Places to stay

Malt House holiday cottage exterior on Cotehele Quay, 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

Tamar sailing barge Shamrock with her sails up at Cotehele, Cornwall

Saving Shamrock 

Help us to save this 120 year old Tamar sailing barge and get her back on the river where she belongs.

Our collections

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