Prospect Tower field by Rena Gardiner

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration 

Discover the work of renowned print-artist Rena Gardiner at Cotehele, exploring the places that inspired her and seeing how they still inspire today.

Coming soon

Upcoming events

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Tue 22 Oct 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

Halloween half-term fun on Cotehele Quay

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Have some spooky, creative fun on Cotehele Quay.

Haunting Halloween Week at Cotehele Mill

Tue 22 Oct 2019
Are you brave enough for all the spooky things going on at the mill this Halloween?

Fright night in Cotehele House

Sat 26 Oct 2019
Explore the house in the dark and experience the spooky side of Cotehele.

Festive family trail

Fri 01 Nov 2019
Wrap up warm and bring the family to Cotehele to follow this fun festive trail.


Dormouse being weighed and measured by licenced staff as part of the Endangered Species Programme

Caring for wildlife at Cotehele 

Cotehele covers 1,300 acres of countryside, with woodland, meadows, riverside, industrial ruins and reed beds all providing a wide range of habitats for wildlife.






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