Important notice -

Please note that the A390 at Newbridge Hill (between Gunnislake and Tavistock) is currently closed in both directions. Head to 'How to get here' for details of the diversion through Milton Abbot and Treburley.

Tudor house with superb collections, garden, quay and estate

Children playing croquet on the lawn in front of Cotehele house

For families 

There's lots of fun to be had in the fresh air at Cotehele, whether you're stopping by for an hour after a long day at school or have all day to play, you'll find adventure areas, games, trails and loads of space to run around and let off steam.

Upcoming events

Spring Showcase in Cotehele Gallery

Thu 18 Apr 2019
The spring exhibition features regular and new artists, including Dominique Coiffait, who created the stunning Commemoration Garland displayed in the Great Hall last winter, and contemporary figurative sculpture by Brendon Murless.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele

Thu 18 Apr 2019
Win a Cadbury chocolate prize on this annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt around the garden.

Costume Sundays at Cotehele Mill

Sun 21 Apr 2019
Come and meet the mill team dressed in Victorian costume.

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river. Booking is essential.

VIPs trail at Cotehele

Wed 01 May 2019
Pick up a free trail from reception or the Mill and meet the Very Important Pollinators who keep Cotehele going. You'll find out why they are Very Important and what you can do to ensure their survival.

Garden flowers with Miranda Hackett

Wed 01 May 2019
Join artisan florist Miranda Hackett and discover how to make a hand-tied bouquet using beautiful early summer blooms, like those growing in Cotehele's garden.







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

Detail of a boar's head tapestry at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele's precious old boar 

Cotehele is famous for the tapestry collection which covers the walls of the house. What makes this collection and its old boars so interesting?

Our collections

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