The front of Cotehele house bathed in sunshine

Whats new this summer at Cotehele? 

There are lots of new things happening at Cotehele this summer, from children’s holiday activities to tasty treats.

Upcoming events

VIPs trail at Cotehele

Tue 16 Jul 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.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Tue 16 Jul 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

The Butterfly Count

Fri 19 Jul 2019
Pick up your count sheet and head to a quiet spot either in the garden or around the mill to see how many varieties of butterfly you can see enjoying this special place with you.

Butterfly walks with Ranger Pete

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Join our butterfly expert, Ranger Pete Mills, for a walk around Cotehele gardens looking at and discovering information on the variety of butterflies we have here.

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river. Booking is essential.

Costume Sundays at Cotehele Mill

Sun 28 Jul 2019
Come and meet the mill team dressed in Victorian costume.


Bee on a blue cornflower

Buzzing at Cotehele 

Summer is a beautiful time at Cotehele full of all the colour, scents and sounds you'd expect from the season. We're celebrating the wonderful lives of pollinating insects this year.






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